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Neurogenesis in The Mammalian Adult Brain, New Highlights

A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children's Hospital have developed a powerful new approach to understanding the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain. Published in the journal Cell Reports , this work opens exciting new pathways that can be further developed to repair malfunctioning brain circuits.

Supply of Safe Drinking Water Could Aid to Beat Cholera Epidemics, Experts

In fighting cholera , the international community usually favors responsive actions which have limited and short-term effectiveness. Such actions are often mobilized in responses to sudden epidemics, such as those in Yemen and Zimbabwe. However, there is a lack of evidence for how longer-term interventions , which are usually harder to achieve, can be delivered effectively.

New Study: An App Benefits the Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors who used a smartphone app created at Houston Methodist consistently lost weight, largely due to daily, real-time interactions with their health care team via the mobile app. Few clinically-tested mobile apps exist today with clear measurable goals to support continued care of cancer survivors and patients.

First Baby Born Via Uterus Transplanted from Dead Donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday. The breakthrough operation, performed in September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems, according to a study published in The Lancet

Men with IBD Have Higher Prostate Cancer Risk

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine. This is the first report to show men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher than average PSA (prostate-specific antigen) values, and this group also has a significantly higher risk of potentially dangerous prostate cancer