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Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found. (2020-07-09)
Towards improved wound healing -- Chemical synthesis of a trefoil factor peptide
The family of trefoil factor peptides brings hope to both research and industry to improve the treatment of chronic disorders. (2020-07-07)
Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy
Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like condition, according to a team of researchers who said flavonoid-rich corn should be studied to determine its potential to provide a protective effect on human health. (2020-07-07)
New link between calcium and cardiolipin in heart defects
To function properly, the heart needs energy from cells' powerhouses, the mitochondria. (2020-07-07)
Discovery of new disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
An international research collaboration, including Professor IIJIMA Kazumoto et al. (2020-07-05)
New study finds that menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome
Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. (2020-07-01)
Power outage: Research offers hint about heart weakness in Barth syndrome
Researchers at UT Health San Antonio and collaborating institutions have found a clue about the processes that underlie Barth syndrome, a rare but devastating condition that features heart weakness. (2020-06-29)
New study looks at post-COVID-19 emerging disease in children
In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with prior exposure or infection to SARS-CoV-2. (2020-06-25)
Unexpected mental illnesses found in a spectrum of a rare genetic disorder
UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. (2020-06-24)
Pioneering research reveals certain human genes relate to gut bacteria
The role genetics and gut bacteria play in human health has long been a fruitful source of scientific enquiry, but new research marks a significant step forward in unraveling this complex relationship. (2020-06-22)
Researchers identify key steps in development of kidneys
The discovery of how certain key structures in the kidneys are formed could have important implications for treating renal fibrosis (or scarring), a feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD). (2020-06-18)
An excessive amount of propionic acid (PPA) in food preservatives may hinder brain development
This research proves the mechanism of autism induced by an imbalance of human gut microorganisms. (2020-06-17)
Vitamin D could help mitigate chemotherapy side effects
New findings by University of South Australia researchers reveal that Vitamin D could potentially mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and provide relief to cancer patients. (2020-06-17)
Yale scientists propose explanation for baffling form of childhood OCD
Yale scientists may have found a cause for the sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in some children, they report. (2020-06-16)
Persistent DNA damage in the placenta affects pregnancy outcomes
Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have shown that a dysfunctional placenta can play a previously unrecognized role during the earliest stages of development in mouse models of Cornelia de Lange syndrome. (2020-06-16)
Study identifies mechanism affecting X chromosome that could lead to new disease therapies
Learning how to inactivate and reactivate an X chromosome would have important implications for medicine. (2020-06-12)
Overactive enzyme causes hereditary hypertension
After more than 40 years, several teams at the MDC and ECRC have now made a breakthrough discovery with the help of two animal models: they have proven that an altered gene encoding the enzyme PDE3A causes an inherited form of high blood pressure. (2020-06-11)
An aspirin a day keeps the bowel doctor away
A regular dose of aspirin to reduce the risk of inherited bowel cancer lasts at least 10 years after stopping treatment, research has revealed. (2020-06-11)
Aspirin reduces long-term colorectal cancer risk in genetically predisposed individuals
Aspirin reduces colorectal cancer risk by half in individuals at high genetic risk. (2020-06-11)
Yale researchers find potential treatment for Rett Syndrome
An experimental cancer drug can extend the life of mice with Rett Syndrome, a devastating genetic disorder that afflicts about one of every 10,000 to 15,000 girls within 6 to 18 months after birth, Yale researchers report June 10 in the journal Molecular Cell. (2020-06-10)
AGA does not recommend the use of probiotics for most digestive conditions
After a detailed review of available literature, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released new clinical guidelines finding that for most digestive conditions there is not enough evidence to support the use of probiotics. (2020-06-09)
Does sarcoponic obesity link to metabolic syndrome? An issue that needs clarification
A systematic review and meta-analysis with the main scope to provide benchmark data on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (Mets) among individuals with Sarcopenic Obesity (SO), as well as to detect the potential association between the presence of SO and the higher risk of Mets. (2020-06-09)
Serious complication of Crohn's disease may be preventable in young people
For children and young adults with Crohn's disease, steroid-sparing therapies may help reduce the risk of developing a severe and common complication of the inflammatory bowel condition, a new study suggests. (2020-06-09)
New treatment target verification for myelodysplastic syndrome
A Japanese research group analyzed the pathophysiology of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a blood cancer that presents often in the elderly, and found the presence of transcription factor RUNX3, thereby revealing a cancer growth function for what had been considered be a tumor suppressor. (2020-06-08)
Specific kidney proximal tubular injury caused by SARS-CoV-2
A French study [1] investigated acute Fanconi syndrome as a kidney injury associated with COVID-19. (2020-06-08)
Kawasaki-like syndrome linked to COVID-19 in children is a new condition
A study on children suffering from severe inflammatory symptoms shows the condition is new and distinct from Kawasaki disease. (2020-06-08)
Protecting the kidneys from failing
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba identified the protein MafB as a key molecular actor in the development of FSGS. (2020-06-05)
Syndrome linked to COVID-19 seems more common among children of African ancestry
An inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents, believed to be linked to covid-19, seems to be more common among children of African ancestry, finds a small study from a hospital in Paris, published by The BMJ today. (2020-06-03)
Immunotherapy for bowel cancer could change clinical practice
A large international trial involving UCL and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when compared with chemotherapy. (2020-05-29)
Four of ten adults worldwide have functional gastrointestinal disorders
For every ten adults in the world, four suffer from functional gastrointestinal disorders of varying severity. (2020-05-27)
Female Gulf War combat veterans have persistent symptoms more than 25 years later
More than a quarter century after the Gulf War, female veterans who saw combat have nearly a twofold risk of reporting more than 20 total medical symptoms, like cognition and respiratory troubles, than their fellow female veterans who were not deployed, investigators report. (2020-05-26)
Schizophrenia: When the thalamus misleads the ear
Scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Synapsy National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) have succeeded in linking the onset of auditory hallucinations - one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia - with the abnormal development of certain substructures of a region deep in the brain called the thalamus. (2020-05-26)
BCN MedTech presents an automatic method to detect and segment the intrauterine cavity
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) occurs in around 10-15% of pregnancies with twins that share the same placenta. (2020-05-22)
Examining melanoma risk in patients treated with biologics for common inflammatory diseases
This study combined the results of seven studies and compared the risk of melanoma among 34,000 patients treated with biologics and 135,000 patients treated with conventional systemic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease. (2020-05-20)
New rare disease with own facial features, cardiac defects and developmental delay
An international multicentre study describes a rare disease characterized by a series of recognizable facial features, cardiac defects and intellectual disability, which they propose to name as TRAF7 syndrome -according to the name of the gen that causes this pathology. (2020-05-19)
Immunotherapy, steroids had positive outcomes in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome
Treatment with antibodies purified from donated blood -- immune globulin therapy -- and steroids restored heart function in the majority of children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome, according to new research published yesterday in Circulation, the flagship journal of the American Heart Association. (2020-05-19)
New study sheds light on IBD patients with COVID
The researchers conclude that increasing age, comorbidities, and corticosteroids are associated with severe COVID-19 among IBD patients. (2020-05-18)
Complement genes add to sex-based vulnerability in lupus and schizophrenia
Variants in a gene of the human immune system cause men and women to have different vulnerabilities to the autoimmune diseases lupus and Sjögren's syndrome, according to findings published in the journal Nature. (2020-05-18)
Signs of fetal alcohol syndrome detected in womb
New images reveal the earliest impairments to nonhuman primate fetal brain development due to alcohol ingested by the mother, in a study led by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University involving rhesus macaques. (2020-05-13)
Study finds newborn opioid withdrawal rates show evidence of stabilizing
Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have plateaued after 20 years of increasing frequency across the country, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. (2020-05-12)
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