By adapting pattern recognition techniques used to assess satellite images, scientists have devised a novel way to diagnose blinding eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration
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In the research, the HER Foundation, an organization dedicated to hyperemesis gravidarum or HG education, research, and advocacy, offers information that compares the symptoms of normal morning sickness to HG
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have invented a litmus test for the effectiveness of a newly devised cancer therapy. The molecule is a radioactive tracer that latches onto immune cells when they are activated—the status that immune cells, in particular, T cells, assume when they are poised to kill tumor cells
In Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, pathological aggregates of misfolded alpha-synuclein protein develop in brain neurons. Researchers have now described changes in hippocampal neurons early after the aggregates begin to appear
The most common subtype of kidney cancer is "clear cell" renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), which exhibits multiple metabolic abnormalities, such as highly elevated stored sugar and fat deposition, according to the research
The use of intravaginal menstrual pads may be responsible for rare cases of menstrual toxic shock syndrome in women whose vaginas have been colonized by Staphylococcus aureus producing toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1)
A team of researchers at the University of Texas has found NAD+ synthesis and consumption integrate glucose metabolism and adipogenic transcription during adipocyte differentiation
The researchers behind the study, from Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sud Réunion in France, say the current guidelines for weight gain in pregnancy should be adjusted for better outcomes in underweight and very obese women and their babies
Researchers estimated the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by a hemorrhagic fever that is suspected as Ebola. Health officials declared an Ebola outbreak in the country's northwest after lab tests confirmed the deadly virus in two cases from the town of Bikoro in the Equateur province. Officials from the World Health Organization and other international health agencies are in the area to help contain the outbreak's spread.
A new BJS(British Journal of Surgery) study found that patients who are not at high risk of rectal cancer recurrence can safely undergo surgery without chemoradiotherapy. It is unclear if all patients with advanced rectal cancer need chemoradiotherapy.
In the United States, the continuing controversy over the best age to start screening mammography has put women younger than 50 years at significantly increased risk for delayed diagnosis, which leads to more extensive and costly treatment.