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  1. UC Berkeley physicists, engineers to build next-generation MRI brain scanner

    10.06 / 20:31 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of California - Berkeley) The success of fMRI in mapping brain activity will get a big boost as scientists led by UC Berkeley redesign scanners to provide 20 times the resolution of today's fMRIs. Using steeper magnetic field gradients and more and smaller detector coils, the NexGen 7T, funded by NIH, will be able to zoom in on areas of the brain in which all neurons are performing the same function, helping connect the brain's microcircuits with single-cell…
  2. Cannabis consumption increases violent behaviour in young people in psychiatric care

    10.06 / 20:31 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Montreal) A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than that associated with alcohol or…
  3. UTHealth receives $3.3 million grant to reduce re-arrest rates among homeless adults

    10.06 / 18:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope to put a dent in the cycle of re-arrest and release among homeless adults with research on a smartphone app funded by a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health…
  4. Fatal opioid traffickers targeted by nearly $1 million federal grant

    10.06 / 18:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Case Western Reserve University) Streamlining investigations and prosecutions of opiate dealers is goal of three-year U.S. Department of Justice-funded…
  5. New studies add to understanding of treatments for Barrett's esophagus

    10.06 / 17:39 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) The October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy features several new studies evaluating various treatments for Barrett's esophagus (BE). BE is a condition in which there are unusual changes to the cells lining the esophagus. It is believed to be most commonly due to inflammation from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Sometimes these changes may be considered precancerous. Endoscopic treatments for BE focus on removing or…
  6. UTHealth awarded $3.1 million NIH grant to study how gut bacteria relates to diabetes

    10.06 / 17:39 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A team of researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how gut bacteria play a role in the development of diabetes among residents of Starr County,…
  7. American College of Physicians objects to overhaul of contraception mandate

    10.06 / 17:39 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today objected to the Trump Administration's overhaul of the nation's contraception mandate. The new rule rolls back the previous administration's direction that limited employers from seeking moral or religious exemptions from the…
  8. Economic recovery extends to 18 months for Americans with disabilities

    10.06 / 16:43 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Kessler Foundation) Americans with disabilities continue to close in on pre-recession employment levels with yet another month of strong job numbers, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This extends the record trend to 18 consecutive months for this…
  9. Cleveland Clinic researchers find link between bacterial imbalances and breast cancer

    10.06 / 16:43 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Cleveland Clinic) In a newly published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. The research team has discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium, a finding which could offer a new perspective in the battle against breast…
  10. End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities

    10.06 / 16:43 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University at Buffalo) There has been little research on end-of-life decision-making for the growing population of older Americans with intellectual disabilities.Through a series of interviews with five different emergency medical service agencies in upstate New York, UB researchers asked EMS providers specifically how pre-hospital orders shape what they do in the case of someone with an intellectual…
  11. New insights on the addictions of tumors

    10.06 / 14:33 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Stromal tissue may provide novel targets to disrupt tumor supply…
  12. Penn team shows how seemingly acute viral infections can persist

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Pennsylvania) Led by Carolina López of the University of Pennsylvania, a multi-disciplinary research team has resolved a paradox of viral infection. They've identified how a viral product can both trigger an immune response aimed at eliminating the virus or, conversely, allow the virus to survive and…
  13. Bariatric surgery lowers cancer risk for severely obese patients

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Bariatric surgery lowers the risk of cancer for severely obese patients. The risks drop most for postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon…