Research led by Suresh Alahari, Ph.D., Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at LSU Health New Orleans, suggests a novel protein may be a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders.
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In biomedical research, plant breeding, and countless other endeavors, geneticists are on the hunt for the specific genes responsible for disease susceptibility yield, and other traits of interest. Mostly, they're looking for needles in the enormous haystack that is the genome of an organism.
A federal court ordered to Michigan-based food manufacturer to discontinue selling food products until the company complies with federal regulations and other requirements. This action follows several inspections conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which found Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) in the company's food preparation area.
An international team of cancer researchers from Denmark and Germany has used cancer patient data to develop a computer model that can predict the progression of prostate cancer. The model is currently being implemented at a prostate cancer clinic in Germany. The researchers have also found an enzyme that appears to trigger some of the first mutations in prostate cancer.
Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health.
Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement. Undiagnosed and untreated depression among pregnant women and new mothers can put a baby's health at risk, and is one of the most common and costly pregnancy-related complications in the United States, according to the AAP.
Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain speed of approximately 3 centimeters per second could provide effective pain relief before clinically necessary medical procedures.
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in individual patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skillful peers, a new study from Finland shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness or overweight and obesity with cognitive function in boys.
In recent months, news headlines have included numerous investigations into cases of nursing home staff shortages and resident maltreatment—many of which were reported by the families of vulnerable residents.
A study led by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee, in collaboration with colleagues at Miami University of Ohio, compared factors that impact family member satisfaction with nursing home care across Minnesota and Ohio.