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Medical genetics

Causative Genes Of Osteoporosis Is More Effective Treatments

Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone weakening condition that affects millions of people. Knowing the causative genes may later open the door to more effective treatments. “Identifying a disease’s actual underlying cause often helps to steer us…

Research in mice

Intestinal Tumor Growth In Mice: Boosted By High-fructose Corn Syrup

Does sugar directly feed cancers, boosting their growth? The answer seems to be ‘Yes’ at least in mice according to a study. Their study, published in Science, showed that consuming a daily modest amount of high-fructose corn syrup—the equivalent of people drinking about 12 ounces of a sugar-sweetened beverage daily—accelerates the growth of intestinal tumors…

Long-Duration Spaceflight

Long-Duration Spaceflight Adversely Affects Post-Landing Operator

For future exploration-class missions to asteroids or other planetary bodies crewmembers; will required to perform operational tasks following extended periods of microgravity exposure. It is well documenting that astronauts returning from long-duration missions to the International Space Station (ISS); exhibit adverse sensorimotor, cardiovascular and neuromuscular effects upon return to Earth due to in-flight adaptation to…

Old people

For Older Adults Control Tied To Feeling Younger

A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health not a sense of control play a significant role in how old younger adults feel. “We recently found that there are things older adults…

cigarette

Three Factors Predict Psych Events

Pre-treatment factors that increase smokers’ risk of experiencing neuropsychiatric adverse events (NPSAEs) when quitting smoking are unknown. So, to identify baseline smoker characteristics beyond the history of mental illness that predict which participants were more likely to experience moderate to severe NPSAEs in EAGLES. However, a prospective correlational cohort study in the context of a…

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy Is An Autoimmune Disease

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better treatment of the chronic condition; the researchers behind the new discovery believe. For many years, scientists have expected the sleep…

HIV patients with opioid dependence

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients

When patients with HIV who are also battling opioid dependence go without addiction treatment, they are more likely to stop taking their HIV medications than drug-free patients. While the daily oral form of naltrexone—a drug that blunts the effects of opioids—is one option to treat opioid dependence, medication adherence among drug users is known to…

cardiovascular disease

Lack Of Health Insurance Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

Aging immigrants’ risk for cardiovascular disease may be heightened by their lack of health insurance, particularly among those who recently arrived in the United States, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are publish in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Health insurance coverage can play an essential…

Gastroenterology

Non Invasive Test Is Breath Of Fresh Air For Diagnosing Gut Diseases

Australian researchers have developed a less invasive and cheaper test to detect gastrointestinal illnesses  a breath sample. The new method developed at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, would reduce the number of invasive procedures such as endoscopies or colonoscopies. Instead, patients with gut problems would be diagnosed by simply measuring the amount of the…

Marine Natural Product

Marine Natural Product: Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulator

Chronic respiratory diseases are some of the leading causes of illness and death globally. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF); asthma can all fatal diseases that affect lung function by increasing inflammation and decreasing mucus clearance. Inflammation is a natural biological response;at a local site of damage or infection, it is an important…

Depression

Hormonal Treatment Associated With Depression

Men who receive anti-hormonal treatment after having their prostate removed are 80% more likely to suffer from depression than men who do not receive this treatment. This leads researchers to suggest that patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy should monitored for post-surgical depression. This is presented at the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. Increasingly…

Magnetic resonance imaging

Nano scale Protein Micelles Can Tracked By MRI

A team of researchers from New York University has engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The innovation falls into the category of “theranostics,” meaning that it combines diagnostic capability and drug delivery, allowing researchers to administer therapy while also non-invasively monitoring the…