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Oxygen shapes arms and legs: Origins of a new developmental mechanism called 'interdigital cell death'
Scientists at Tokyo Tech, Yamagata University and Harvard University have discovered that environmental oxygen plays an important role shaping the hands and feet during development. (2019-06-13)
Scientists propose a fresh look at the role of ferroptosis in the development of cancer
Despite significant advances in medicine, cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. (2019-06-06)
Deaths from falls increase among older US adults
Death rates from falls for US adults 75 or older increased from 2000 to 2016 in this study that analyzed nationally representative vital statistics data. (2019-06-04)
Heart disease deaths nearly halved in a decade -- but condition remains UK's biggest killer
A new analysis of global heart disease deaths has revealed the number of UK people dying from the condition halved between 2005 and 2015, with the death rate falling from 80 deaths per 100,000 to 46 per 100,000. (2019-06-04)
The death of a close friend hits harder than we think
The trauma caused by the death of a close friend endures four times longer than previously believed, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). (2019-05-13)
Preventing cell death as novel therapeutic strategy for rheumatoid arthritis
A collaborative study by research groups from the University of Cologne, VIB, Ghent University, the Î’iomedical Sciences Research Center 'Alexander Fleming' in Athens and the University of Tokyo identified a new molecular mechanism causing rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-05-13)
Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (2019-05-09)
Inflammatory bowel disease during childhood linked to higher cancer rates and early death
A new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- during childhood. (2019-05-09)
Identifying therapeutic targets in sepsis' cellular videogame
Exciting new research has defined the chain of molecular events that goes awry in sepsis, opening up opportunities for new treatments to fight the condition that affects more than a million Americans each year and kills up to a third of them. (2019-05-08)
High rates of Indigenous people in jail is a health crisis
The overincarceration of Indigenous people in Canada is a health crisis, causing more years of life to be lost than premature death from heart disease, injuries and cancer, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-05-06)
Heart failure deaths rising in younger adults
Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, considered premature death, reports a new study. (2019-05-06)
Musculoskeletal conditions now second global cause of years lived with disability
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, which affect the body's joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, now rank as the second leading global cause of years lived with a disability, reveals an analysis of international data, published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2019-04-30)
Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking. (2019-04-27)
Asia's diabetes epidemic preferentially kills women, the middle-aged: Study
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged people, a multinational study led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found. (2019-04-22)
Study: Infamous 'death roll' almost universal among crocodile species
The iconic 'death roll' of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study published in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution and coauthored by a researcher at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2019-04-18)
Cell death may be triggered by 'hit-and-run' interaction
A 'hit-and-run' interaction between two proteins could be an important trigger for cell death, according to new research from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers. (2019-04-09)
Repeat heart attack and death linked to hospitals with low care scores
Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to cardiovascular causes, Rutgers researchers found. (2019-03-26)
Study shows first evidence bacterial-induced apoptosis in algae
A new study by UAlberta biologists shows the first evidence of apoptosis, or programmed cell death in algae. (2019-03-21)
Even low levels of leisure time physical activity lowers risk of death
Even low-level physical activities, such as walking or gardening, are associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer or any cause finds a large observational study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2019-03-19)
New tool better at predicting death after cardiac admission than current indexes
A new tool designed for patients with heart disease is better at predicting death after hospital admission than current tools, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-18)
Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality
The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death--particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large long-term study of US men and women. (2019-03-18)
AI study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes
In combination with conventional statistical methods, artificial intelligence (AI) has now been used in a study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes. (2019-03-06)
Is the drug overdose epidemic unique to the United States?
Is the current American drug overdose epidemic an isolated phenomenon? (2019-02-21)
New role for death molecule
To unravel programmed cell death pathways, investigators examine a molecule deemed unimportant, and find new function. (2019-02-11)
Is coronary artery calcification in highly active people like marathon runners associated with increased risk of death?
Some studies have suggested that people with high levels of physical activity way beyond current physical activity guidelines, such as marathon runners, can have significant build-up of calcium in the arteries of their heart called coronary artery calcification (CAC). (2019-01-30)
Fried food linked to heightened risk of death among older US women
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)
New Zealand academic offers new explanation for Alexander the Great's death
It may have happened more than 2300 years ago, but the mystery of Alexander the Great's death could finally be solved, thanks to a University of Otago, New Zealand, academic. (2019-01-21)
Research finds serious problems with forensic software
New research finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software designed to assess the age of individuals based on their skeletal remains. (2019-01-14)
How missing appointments increases the risk of death
Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. (2019-01-10)
Lab safety, 10 years later
On Dec. 29, 2008, staff scientist Sheri Sangji was working on a chemical synthesis in a lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, when one of the reagents ignited. (2019-01-09)
Cell death mechanisms in stroke and novel molecular and cellular treatment options
As a result of ischemia or hemorrhage, blood supply to neurons is disrupted which subsequently promotes a cascade of pathophysiological responses resulting in cell loss. (2018-12-28)
Study details opioid poisoning deaths among children, teens over two decades
Nearly 9,000 children and adolescents died from opioid poisonings with prescription and illicit drugs between 1999 and 2016 based on an analysis of national data. (2018-12-28)
Losing neurons can sometimes not be that bad
Current thinking about Alzheimer's disease is that neuronal cell death in the brain is to blame for the cognitive havoc caused by the disease. (2018-12-26)
Parkinson's disease protein buys time for cell repair
Loss of the protein Parkin causes certain forms of Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative condition involving death of neurons. (2018-12-20)
The role of calcium handling mechanisms in reperfusion injury
Cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) remain the major cause of death and disability worldwide.The overall goal of this review is to describe the different pathways that lead to I/R injury via Ca2+ overload, focus on recent discoveries and highlight prospects for therapeutic strategies for clinical benefit. (2018-12-19)
High survival rate among children who have suffered from growth restriction
Almost all children live to see their eighteenth birthday despite a severe growth restriction, as long as they have survived their first month during infancy. (2018-12-18)
Correlation of stroke and dementia with death: A study from the Swedish dementia registry
Patients who died of IS the most common type of dementia was vascular dementia while those died from other causes were most often diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia (AD). (2018-12-14)
MSMU scientists discovered the role of iron in programmed cell death
Health care professionals from I.M. Sechenov Moscow State Medical University published a review of scientific articles to illustrate how the atoms of iron initiate ferroptosis - programmed cell death. (2018-12-11)
Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters
Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from malignant cancers was the leading cause of death for Indiana firefighters between 1985 and 2013. (2018-12-03)
Fine-tuning cell death: New component of death machinery revealed
An important component of the microscopic machinery that drives cell death has been identified by Australian scientists. (2018-11-26)
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