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  1. How cells combat chromosome imbalance

    06.19 / 21:39 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT biologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically imbalanced cells from the…
  2. Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancer

    06.19 / 20:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Nationwide Children's Hospital) A recent study by researchers at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital points to a new treatment strategy for rhabdomyosarcoma that takes advantage of the body's own immune…
  3. Six selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program at NAM

    06.19 / 18:40 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2017-2018 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, six health professionals will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive…
  4. Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs due to crowding get less attention from doctors

    06.19 / 18:40 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Research has indicated that ICU boarder" patients -- for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU -- have worse outcomes as a result of alternate placement, and now, a new study suggests one reason for these worse outcomes is that ICU boarders, compared to non-boarders, appear to get markedly less attention from doctors and other…
  5. Wheat coproducts vary in protein digestibility when fed to pigs

    06.19 / 18:40 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other…
  6. Mapping how words leap from brain to tongue

    06.19 / 18:40 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (San Diego State University) How the brain narrows down a smorgasbord of related concepts to the one word you're truly seeking is a complicated and poorly understood cognitive task. Looking at epilepsy patients who had a grid of electrodes directly atop their brains, researchers delved into this question and found that wide, overlapping swaths of the brain work in parallel to retrieve the correct word from…
  7. Scientists identify single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitis

    06.19 / 16:38 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other institutions discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the resulting cell-signaling defects that contribute to…
  8. New research points to potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors

    06.19 / 16:38 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Chicago Medical Center) Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the…
  9. Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

    06.19 / 16:38 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Northwestern University) There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. The researchers studied in vivo the effect of the nanomaterial on the activity of the growth factor BMP-2. They found that 100 times less of the protein was needed for a successful spinal…
  10. BUSM's Orly Leiva selected to Minority Medical Student Award Program

    06.19 / 16:38 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Boston University Medical Center) Orly Leiva, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) as one of 22 medical students selected to take part in the 2017 Minority Medical Student Award Program…
  11. Mutant mosquitos make insecticide-resistance monitoring key to controlling Zika

    06.19 / 15:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Emory Health Sciences) One of the most common insecticides used in the battle against the Aedes aegypti mosquito has no measurable impact when applied in communities where the mosquito has built up resistance to it, a study led by Emory University…
  12. Does roasting level affect the antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties of coffee beans?

    06.19 / 15:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers compared the caffeine and chlorogenic acid components of coffee beans at different roasting levels and tested the protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the different coffee extracts in human cell…
  13. Cells that make blood vessels can also make tumors and enable their spread

    06.19 / 15:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) While it's widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their…
  14. CU Anschutz and Baylor researchers to study Zika virus impact on children

    06.19 / 15:41 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Baylor College of Medicine will join with Guatemalan investigators in a major study examining the clinical outcomes of children infected with the Zika virus after being born, focusing on long-term brain…
  15. DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteria

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new DNA delivery technology to fight drug-resistant…
  16. New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASD

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the…
  17. Hi-tech vest may help keep heart failure patients out of hospital

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (MediaSource) About 5.7 million adults in the US suffer from heart failure, and because of a dangerous buildup of fluid in their lungs, more than half of those patients end up back in the hospital within six months. But researchers say a high-tech vest can help doctors monitor a heart patient's symptoms remotely, which may prevent the need for…
  18. Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide, study finds

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Lawson Health Research Institute) In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of…
  19. Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice

    06.19 / 14:44 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Penn State) Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of…
  20. A & E departments need to do more to identify young people with alcohol problems

    06.19 / 13:46 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Surrey) Nine of out of ten Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency Medicine Journal has…