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The hormone insulin - usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can be targeted by new and already approved drugs to treat fragile X patients. This syndrome is the most…
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Researchers have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities. In all three cases, study participants' performance on standardized tests of…
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How atopic dermatitis (AD) arises isn't yet fully understood, but a new study has uncovered important insights about the association of AD in dogs compared to humans.
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Scientists have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells. The new structure gives scientists the first view of the glycoprotein of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), present on every continent except Antarctica. The…
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About half of Medicare patients who start taking biologic therapies for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis stop within a year, according to a new study. Previous studies have found similar results among the privately insured in the United States. The new study is the first to explore this issue…
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Up to 20 percent of patients with high risk of relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are not cured. That could change with the results from a clinical trial that shows giving high doses of a commonly-used chemotherapy drug increases survival rates.
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Women who work more than 10 years of rotating night shift work had a 15 to 18 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, as compared with women who did not work rotating night shifts, new research indicates.
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A series of tests physicians routinely order to help diagnose and follow their patients with an elevated antibody level that is a marker for cancer risk, often do not benefit the patient but do increase health care costs, pathologists report.
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Researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a gene repression complex that is known to play a role in cancer. The study focuses on three protein components which make up the core of the NuRD complex: MTA1, RBBP4 and HDAC1.
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A new pilot study defines an approach that can help EPA and other government regulators decide which among the more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce and the environment, many poorly understood, should receive priority attention.
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The first small molecule targeted therapy for progressive hearing loss has been developed in a mouse model of USH3, an USH classified by progressive loss of hearing and vision starting in the first few decades of life along with variable balance disorder.
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Researchers, for the first time, collected hybrid forms of two species of the house mosquito in eastern Austria. The reproductive hybrid feeds the blood of both birds and humans. Hybrid mosquitoes could therefore serve as a vector for the transmission of avian diseases to people. Identification of…
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As the threat of the Zika virus rips through the Americas and news headlines, another more deadly tropical disease is also on the move: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that currently endangers an estimated 350 million people around the world. By combining two decades of research, ancient…
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Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams, new research concludes. Over 90 victims of dating scams took part in questionnaires relating to their personality, how they relate to other people, self-esteem and emotional intelligence.
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Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates.
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The drug hydrocortisone — a steroid commonly used to treat a variety of inflammatory and allergic conditions — can also prevent lung damage that often develops in premature babies treated with oxygen, research conducted in mice shows.
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The beautiful dark stripes on ultraviolet images of Venus's disc are in no way connected with the crystalline sulfur particles in its atmosphere -- the ultraviolet is absorbed by another substance. This has been proven by data obtained from the first ever model of the distribution of sulfur in…
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Chronic exposure to interleukin-1 causes HSCs to produce cells needed to fight infection and repair injury, but at the expense of their own ability to self-renew and maintain a healthy blood system. Elevated interleukin-1 (IL-1) accompanies the chronic inflammation associated with human conditions…
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A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by British engineers. The unique concept has been brought to life using linkage analysis which demonstrates how the head restraint and car seat react simultaneously, when the…
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You not only pick up aromas through your nose, but also through your mouth while you chew your food. Some people simply can smell better than others and those may enjoy an enhanced flavor of foods.
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The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical professionals, and the general public about the impact of repetitive head trauma. Using sophisticated…
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'Clinical inertia' is preventing tight control of blood sugar levels, a new report suggests. Research has shown the average waiting time for increased treatment for Type 2 diabetes from the start of insulin is 3.7 years.
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A team of international researchers has now validated the predictive ability of Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) using individual-level data of 17,809 men and women from 14 studies worldwide.
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A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these 'sparks' is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo. The discovery has potential to help doctors choose the best eggs to transfer during…
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Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to boost the…
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