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  1. Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks

    05.25 / 15:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A recent study from UBC's Okanagan campus identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish…
  2. CRKL in 22q11.2; a key gene that contributes to common birth defects

    05.25 / 15:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Baylor College of Medicine) The research findings imply that patients with genitourinary birth defects due to 22q11.2 changes in gene dosage should also be evaluated for other potential birth defects seen in patients with DiGeorge syndrome that would affect the patient's future…
  3. Can fat 'feel' fat?

    05.25 / 15:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Iowa Health Care) Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered that a molecule which can sense the swelling of fat cells also controls a signaling pathway that allows fat cells to take up and store excess glucose. Mice missing this protein, known as SWELL1, gain less weight (fat) than normal mice on a high-fat diet, but also develop…
  4. Aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients linked to poorer outcomes

    05.25 / 14:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions -- at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of…
  5. Study implicates 2 genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve development

    05.25 / 14:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic…
  6. Scientists to probe dolphin intelligence using an interactive touchpad

    05.25 / 14:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Rockefeller University) Using optical technology specifically developed for this project, dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, are at the center of research from an interdisciplinary team from Hunter College and Rockefeller University. The system involves an underwater computer touchscreen through which dolphins are able to interact and make choices. The system, the first of its kind, will be used to investigate dolphin intelligence and communication by…
  7. Study provides understanding of how nerve cells are damaged by accumulation of abnormal proteins

    05.25 / 14:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Boston University Medical Center) A new study has uncovered a molecular mechanism in the prion protein, a protein responsible for neurodegenerative diseases, which may explain why nerve cells degenerate in these disorders.The findings, which appear in the journal eLife, may one day lead to better therapies and treatments for these…
  8. An inflammatory inference

    05.25 / 14:58 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) The surface proteins responsible for navigating immune cells to sites of inflammation are…
  9. How to prevent lying and drinking in teens, according to research

    05.25 / 13:57 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (National Research University Higher School of Economics) Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier age, while excessive parental supervision may aggravate rather than solve the problem. Both honesty and a lower risk of developing a drinking habit are usually the result of a trusting relationship between a teenager and parents, according to a joint study by New York University and HSE researchers, published at…
  10. Safe space for illegal drug consumption in Baltimore would save $6 million a year

    05.25 / 13:57 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single 'safe consumption' space for illicit drug users were opened in…
  11. One in 3 high blood pressure patients failing to take medication

    05.25 / 13:57 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Leicester) University of Leicester researchers design novel urine test to help to diagnose adherence to blood pressure…
  12. Mechanisms of neuronal cell death in AGE-exposed retinas -- research and literature review

    05.25 / 13:57 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Bentham Science Publishers) Gradual accumulation of glycated proteins, lipids and nucleic acid is a common process in normal aging, however rise in blood glucose levels, an increase of oxidative stress over time triggering further protein modification and resulting in impairment of defense mechanisms. AGEs accumulation in various tissues under diabetic conditions plays an important role in the development of neuronal and vascular complications such as diabetic…
  13. Designer worm spit supercharges healing

    05.25 / 04:55 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (James Cook University) Every day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it's one every 30 seconds. A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds -- and scientists from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine are now able to produce a version of the molecule on a large enough scale to make it available for laboratory tests and eventually clinical…
  14. Resetting balance in reward centers may help treat alcohol addiction

    05.25 / 04:55 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Elsevier) The human brain functions on a delicate balance of reinforcing positive behaviors and suppressing negative ones, which takes place in the dorsal striatum, a brain region critical for goal-directed behavior and implicated in drug and alcohol…
  15. No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive training

    05.25 / 04:55 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Association for Psychological Science) Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) -- a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain -- may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it probably does not add any meaningful benefit to cognitive training. The study is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological…
  16. Insurance vs. out-of-pocket payment not a big factor in weight-loss outcomes

    05.25 / 04:55 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical…
  17. Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACA

    05.24 / 20:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Harvard Medical School) As the White House moves forward with its efforts to repeal Obamacare, it should strive to preserve -- and further boost -- these important advances, according to an introduction penned by Harvard Medical School professor health care policy expert Nancy Keating, who served as guest editor for the…
  18. Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket'

    05.24 / 20:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of Delaware) A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system…
  19. Helping plants pump iron

    05.24 / 20:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (Salk Institute) Salk researchers identify genetic variants that help plants grow in low-iron environments, which could improve crop…
  20. Brain anatomy differs in people with 22q genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

    05.24 / 20:54 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Health
    (University of California - Los Angeles) Study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric…