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A study in aged mice shows that excess folic acid intake causes lowered immune function because important immune cells, called natural killer cells, are less effective. These results build upon the findings of a previous study in 2005 by the same lab that found that 78 percent of healthy…

The most frequent fungal threat to humans, Candida albicans, is a common cause oral and genital infection. The fungal infections are often worsened by overwhelming inflammatory responses in the body and cause high mortality among risk groups. New research has discovered two novel anti-inflammatory…

Evaluations of Bristol-Myers-Squibb-funded diabetes education and intervention efforts in five underserved communities showed improved clinical outcomes for participants.

A blood test that monitors blood levels of DNA fragments from dead cancer cells does a better job than the current standard test at tracking the severity and potential spread of metastatic melanoma, shows a new study.

Both male and female researchers with children struggle to combine career and family. The competition is coming more and more from international researchers who don't have children or access to welfare benefits such as parental leave.

Patients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries or nerve-related conditions, such as stroke and muscular dystrophy, now have a chance of restoring their hand movements by using a new lightweight and smart rehabilitation device called EsoGlove.

A new classification of coronary congenital diseases is set to help surgeons identify secondary defects in the operating theater. Clinical cardiologists will also know what to look for on cardiovascular images.

A higher fat DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet lowered blood pressure to the same extent as the DASH diet, but also reduced triglycerides and did not significantly raise LDL cholesterol, scientists report at the conclusion of their study.

A clinical trial using cholesterol-lowering treatment Simvastatin in people living with Parkinson's is getting underway in centers across England -- with the hope that it could become one of a number of effective treatments available to treat Parkinson's.

Public-health experts have long expected that kids who eat more carrots and apples are less likely to eat a lot of candy and fries, but new research is calling that into question.

People under the age of 45 were asked what they would do in the first three hours of experiencing symptoms of a stroke. A staggering 73 percent said they would put off going to the hospital and would instead likely wait to see if they felt better.

Researchers in Japan have successfully developed a low-cost human organ model production technique for use with 3-D printers that helps reveal complicated interior organ structure.

A new statement supporting increased coverage of exercise programming by health plans for individuals with mental illnesses has been released. The brief includes an assessment of current policies and recommends policy actions to state and federal policy makers, allied health professionals and state…

Forensic science is a vital crime-fighting tool in today's criminal justice system. But it can also lead to false convictions, according to an expert, whose study proves that bite-mark analysis is "far from an exact science."

Our eyes are especially demanding when it comes to energy: along with our brain, they require a substantial amount of power to keep them functioning and healthy. Now a new study suggests that because of their high-energy demands, our eyes function at high efficiency and with little reserve…

With increasing age, the propensity to take physical, social, legal or financial risks decreases. Researchers have now been able to show how factors such as poverty and income equality play a role.

Use of copper as a fluorescent material allows for the manufacture of inexpensive and environmentally compatible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Thermally activated delayed fuorescence (TADF) ensures high light yield. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), CYNORA, and the…

In order to clean the air of pollutants such as methanol and solvents used in various industries, a biotechnology expert designed a biofilter that uses microorganisms living in the shell of the peanut.

Researchers suggest the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages. Health sciences researchers found women who give birth to more surviving children exhibited longer telomeres. Telomeres are the protective tips at the end of each DNA strand and are indicative of…

Scientists have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system.

Despite the prevalence of thyroid disease and its sometimes serious effects, researchers have struggled to answer a pretty basic question about the hormone-producing gland: What turns it on? A new study provides an answer, and that answer was found within the gland itself.

A new study has demonstrated positive results in reducing potential vulnerabilities for disordered eating and promoting body satisfaction, healthy eating and weight management among young children through a novel intervention for parents.

In Wilson disease, copper accumulates to toxic levels in tissues, causing neurological symptoms and liver disease. Diagnosis is challenging because symptoms can vary widely across patients, and the mechanisms underlying this clinical heterogeneity are unclear. Using a genome-wide approach in a new…

New research suggests that medical advice given on internet health forums may be of better quality than people tend to assume.

A factor in how malignant tumors spread may also be a key to treatment.

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