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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Scientists Create a Renewable Source of Cancer-Fighting T Cells

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells -- which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the ... read more

Psychological Distress Is a Risk Factor for Dementia

Jan. 17, 2019 — A new study suggests that vital exhaustion -- which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress -- is a risk factor for future risk of ... read more

Combination Therapy Treats Leishmaniasis, HIV Patients

Jan. 17, 2019 — Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been observed in at least 35 countries on four continents and requires special case management. Currently, the ... read more

New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study in rodents found that the brain's cerebellum -- known to play a role in motor coordination -- also helps control the brain's reward circuitry. Researchers found a direct neural ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Scientists have developed a gene therapy that blocks axonal degeneration, preventing axon destruction in mice and suggesting a therapeutic strategy that could help prevent the loss of peripheral ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a set of genes that help to establish brain connections governing body ... read more

Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

Jan. 17, 2019 — A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce ... read more

Brain Cells That Make Pain Unpleasant

Jan. 17, 2019 — If you step on a tack, neurons in your brain will register two things: that there's a piercing physical sensation in your foot, and that it's not pleasant. Now, a team of scientists has ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the ... read more

Researchers Race Against Extinction to Uncover Tree's Cancer-Fighting Properties

Jan. 17, 2019 — As the population of a fir tree in China dwindles, researchers are racing to replicate its cancer-fighting ... read more

Scientists Search for New Methods to Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases

Jan. 17, 2019 — Most neurons in the human brain are generated from neural stem cells during embryonic development. After birth, a small reservoir of stem cells remains in the brain that keeps on producing new ... read more

Blister Fluid Could Help Diagnose Burn Severity

Jan. 17, 2019 — Severe burns can leave physical and psychological scars, especially in children. When a burn patient enters the clinic, doctors use factors such as the depth and size of the burn, as well as the time ... read more

The Cytoskeleton of Neurons Has Been Found to Be Involved in Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 17, 2019 — A researcher has participated in a study describing what it is during the early stages of Alzheimer's that triggers the loss of dynamics and subsequent impairment of the dendritic spines, the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly ... read more

New Findings on Eye-Signal Blending

Jan. 17, 2019 — Knowing precisely where the signals meet and the brain processes them is vital to treating amblyopia, or reduced vision in one eye because the brain and eye aren't working together ... read more

New Risk Score Far More Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity babies at ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — A recent study has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against ... read more

HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Critically Low Among Younger Adolescents in the U.S.

Jan. 17, 2019 — Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations that call for vaccination at 11 to ... read more

Antibiotics Still Routinely Prescribed in the ER for Infants With Viral Lung Infections

Jan. 17, 2019 — Despite recommendations first issued more than a decade ago, antibiotics are still routinely prescribed in US emergency rooms for infants with bronchiolitis, a common viral lung infection. The ... read more

Dangerous Increases in Patients Mixing Opioids, Benzodiazepines or Z-Drugs

Jan. 17, 2019 — The number of Americans taking a dangerous combination of both opioids and benzodiazepines -- a group of drugs commonly prescribed for pain, insomnia and anxiety -- increased by 250 percent over a ... read more

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