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UA psychologist creates tool for measuring memory
When University of Arizona psychologist Jamie Edgin grew frustrated with the lack of an effective test for measuring memory in children with intellectual disabilities, she created her own test. (2016-10-06)
Study implicates glial cells in fragile X syndrome
Research on fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation, has focused mostly on how the genetic defect alters the functioning of neurons in the brain. (2016-10-04)
Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders
A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies -- including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products -- for the treatment of bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and ulcerative colitis. (2016-10-03)
Intensity modulated pelvic radiation therapy reduces patient reported toxicities
NRG Oncology investigators report better patient-reported quality of life measures for women who received intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for their pelvic radiation therapy (RT) than those who received standard RT. (2016-10-03)
Shortened radiation therapy schedule effective in patients with low-risk prostate cancer
NRG Oncology investigators found delivering higher doses of radiation therapy over 13 fewer days than conventional therapy was safe, more convenient for patients, and was associated with lower costs and similar quality of life outcomes for patients with favorable-risk prostate cancer. (2016-10-03)
Measuring new hormone may reduce teenagers wrongly diagnosed with PCOS
Measuring blood levels of the recently discovered hormone irisin may improve diagnosis rates of teenagers with polycystic ovary syndrome. (2016-09-11)
Study estimates numbers of people with Down syndrome in the US since 1950
A new study has estimated, for the first time, the numbers of people with Down syndrome in the US, from 1950 until 2010. (2016-09-08)
Global DS Foundation funds research showing impact of trisomy 21 on interferon signaling
Renowned Crnic Institute scientist, Dr. Espinosa, has found the interferon response is constantly activated in people with Down syndrome causing the body to fight a viral infection when such infection doesn't exist. (2016-09-08)
Risk factors for congenital heart defects may lie both inside and outside the heart
University of California, Irvine biologists Anne Calof and Arthur Lander and colleagues report that the role of genes in CHD is more complex than previously realized and that overall risk is determined by a combination of gene effects both inside and outside of the heart itself. (2016-09-08)
Nijmegen breakage syndrome: Molecular pathways that lead to microcephaly
Scientists from Jerusalem and Duesseldorf have succeeded in generating induced pluripotent stem cells from a rare disorder called Nijmegen breakage syndrome and to push these cells to become early neurons, revealing the mechanisms leading to the neurological phenotype observed in these patients. (2016-09-08)
Three in 4 don't know obesity causes cancer
Three out of four (75 percent) people in the UK are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new Cancer Research UK report published today. (2016-09-08)
Gaming for gut research
Jerôme Waldispühl, who teaches computer science at McGill University, led the group that created a new game called Colony B that is designed to help scientists better understand how particular microbes may be linked to our habits and ultimately our health. (2016-08-31)
Kumamoto University's Dr. Hirofumi Kai wins research grant from Alport Syndrome Foundation
The Alport Syndrome Foundation's Research Program has awarded one of two awards this year to Dr. (2016-08-30)
Smokers more prone to bowel condition relapses, study suggests
Smoking is strongly linked to relapse of a serious bowel condition, research led by the University of Edinburgh has confirmed. (2016-08-30)
New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more susceptible to developing the disease. (2016-08-25)
Scientists uncover the way a common cell enzyme alerts the body to invading bacteria
Biomedical investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified an enzyme found in all human cells that alerts the body to invading bacteria and jump-starts the immune system. (2016-08-24)
New research shows impact of Crohn's disease on brain function
New research published in the UEG Journal has found that Crohn's disease sufferers experience slower response times than matched individuals that do not have the disease. (2016-08-24)
New care plan improves outcomes for Crohn's disease complication
The first published combined medical and surgical care plan for managing septic perianal Crohn's disease, a serious complication that occurs in around 40 percent of Crohn's disease patients, has been developed by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. (2016-08-23)
Most physicians recognize shaken baby syndrome as a medical diagnosis
University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Daniel Lindberg and his colleagues have conducted a survey that represents the first national, multi-disciplinary physician opinion on the validity of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma and the likelihood of types of harm, such as subdural hematoma, severe retinal hemorrhages, coma and death, to result from various causes. (2016-08-16)
Marshall SOM receives nearly $2.4 million grant to study nutrition and disease
Uma Sundaram, M.D., vice dean for research and graduate education at the Marshall University Joan C. (2016-08-15)
Researchers at NIH have developed simple, sensitive, and cost-effective assays for analyzing Fragile X-related disorders
Fragile X syndrome, the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability and a frequent cause of autism, is characterized by abnormalities of the FMR1 gene that are difficult to analyze. (2016-08-12)
Higher weekly activity levels linked to lower risk of 5 chronic diseases
Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases -- breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2016-08-09)
Study provides details of possible link between Zika and severe joint condition at birth
A study published by The BMJ today provides more details of an association between Zika virus infection in the womb and a condition known as arthrogryposis, which causes joint deformities at birth, particularly in the arms and legs. (2016-08-09)
Georgia State researcher gets $1.8 million to study gut bacteria and obesity-related diseases
Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.8-million federal grant to study how changes in intestinal bacteria could lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. (2016-08-08)
Soy may help protect women with PCOS from diabetes, heart disease
Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome -- a common cause of female infertility -- may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2016-08-04)
AGA establishes NIH-funded registry to track fecal microbiota transplants
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) announces that it has received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to launch the first national registry assessing short- and long-term patient outcomes associated with fecal microbiota transplantation. (2016-08-04)
Heart disease, stroke risk factors may increase in severity before menopause
The severity of metabolic syndrome and its five risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes may increase more rapidly in the years before, rather than after, menopause. (2016-08-03)
Hatching the reward deficiency egg: Neurogenetic and nutrigenomic translational research links
A recent publication in Current Pharmaceutical Design, by Kenneth Blum, Ph.D., and associates entitled: 'Neuronutrient Amino-Acid Therapy Protects Against Reward Deficiency Syndrome: Dopaminergic Key to Homeostasis and Neuroplasticity' may have clinical relevance in providing evidence for the 'hatching of the addiction egg' with possible solutions. (2016-08-03)
UTSW study finds innate immunity connection to rare, fatal childhood disease
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found an important innate immunity role for a gene linked to a rare, fatal syndrome in children. (2016-08-02)
'Generic' biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts
Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analysis suggests. (2016-08-01)
New genetic syndrome tied to defects in protein transport
An international team of researchers has discovered the mutation responsible for a rare, newly identified genetic disorder that causes craniofacial abnormalities and developmental delays. (2016-07-28)
Patients with low risk prostate cancer on active surveillance experience good quality of life
Active surveillance (AS) has become an increasingly important alternative to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer. (2016-07-25)
Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder
A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies' chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease. (2016-07-25)
Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways
New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. (2016-07-22)
Shaken baby syndrome accepted as diagnoses by majority of physicians
Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma or death, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. (2016-07-22)
New intellectual disability syndrome caused by genetic damage to single gene
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics have found a gene responsible for an intellectual disability disorder and proven how it works. (2016-07-21)
Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. (2016-07-21)
Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis
A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. (2016-07-19)
Rare mutations in bowel cancer may identify patients with a better prognosis
A study focused on colorectal cancers and examined the presence of mutations in a gene that is essential for the accurate copying of DNA when cells divide, known as DNA polymerase epsilon (POLE). (2016-07-19)
Mitochondrial dynamics impair nervous system development in Wolfram syndrome
Although mitochondria, the tiny capsules that produce energy for the cell, are known to play some role in neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, the contribution of mitochondrial dynamics has been less clear. (2016-07-19)
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