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Nine new X chromosome genes associated with learning disabilities

Nine new X chromosome genes associated with learning disabilities

Medicine & Health / Genetics

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(PhysOrg.com) -- A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The international ...


Fish oil protects against diseases like Parkinson's, study

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Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, Boyd Professor, and Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere Chair of Retinal Degenerative Diseases Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, will present ...


New imaging analysis predicts brain tumor survival

Medicine & Health / Cancer

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As early as one week after beginning treatment for brain tumors, a new imaging analysis method was able to predict which patients would live longer, researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center ...




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Brain metastases hijack neuron-supporting cells to resist chemotherapy

Medicine & Health / Cancer

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Cancer that spreads to other organs finds a particularly inviting hideout in the brain, where these metastases are usually far harder to treat than they are in other locations. Two researchers from The University of Texas ...


Addition of dasatinib to standard chemo cocktail may enhance effect in certain ovarian cancers

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The addition of a chemotherapeutic drug for leukemia to a standard regimen of two other chemotherapy drugs appears to enhance the response of certain ovarian cancers to treatment, according to a pre-clinical study led by ...



New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries

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Eating just one and a half servings of tart cherries could significantly boost antioxidant activity in the body, according to new University of Michigan research reported at the 2009 Experimental Biology meeting in New Orleans.1 In the stu ...


Penn's online survivorship care plans empower cancer survivors, caregivers

Medicine & Health / Cancer

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An online tool that provides cancer survivors and their family members with an easy-to-follow roadmap for managing their health as they finish treatment and transition to life as a survivor got high marks from users, according ...


Research suggests vegetable juice may help people with metabolic syndrome lose weight

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Drinking at least one glass of low sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight people with metabolic syndrome achieve better weight loss results. A study, conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine and presented at ...


Genetic variations in miRNA processing pathway and binding sites help predict ovarian cancer risk

Genetic variations in miRNA processing pathway and binding sites help predict ovarian cancer risk

Medicine & Health / Cancer

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Genetic variations in the micro-RNA (miRNA) processing pathway genes and miRNA binding sites predict a woman's risk for developing ovarian cancer and her prospects for survival, researchers from The University ...


An herbal extract inhibits the development of pancreatic cancer

Medicine & Health / Cancer

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An herb recently found to kill pancreatic cancer cells also appears to inhibit development of pancreatic cancer as a result of its anti-inflammatory properties, according to researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. ...


New fund promises low-cost malaria treatment

Medicine & Health / Diseases

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(AP) -- A $225 million fund to provide low-price anti-malaria medicine around the world was launched in the Norwegian capital Friday to fight a disease that kills 2,000 children a day.


THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

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In earlier studies, researchers at Louisiana State University had found that estrogen - or more precisely, having ovaries - made adult rats exposed for the first time to THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana and hashish, ...


Chewing gum reduces snack cravings and decreases consumption of sweet snacks

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Men and women who chewed ExtraŽ sugar-free gum three times hourly in the afternoon chose and consumed less snacks and specifically, less sweet snacks than they did when they did not chew gum. They still reached for a variety ...


Low socioeconomic Mississippi Delta children willing to try fruits and veggies, but few available

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The good nutrition news is that children in poor, rural parts of the Lower Mississippi Delta are a lot more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables than generally believed, even by their parents or the kids themselves. ...


Test of Lincoln DNA sought to prove cancer theory (AP)

Test of Lincoln DNA sought to prove cancer theory

Medicine & Health / Research

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(AP) -- John Sotos has a theory about why Abraham Lincoln was so tall, why he appeared to have lumps on his lips and even why he had gastrointestinal problems. The 16th president, he contends, had a rare ...


Maternal immune response to fetal brain during pregnancy a key factor in some autism

Medicine & Health / Neuroscience

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New studies in pregnant mice using antibodies against fetal brains made by the mothers of autistic children show that immune cells can cross the placenta and trigger neurobehavioral changes similar to autism in the mouse ...


Enforcing bans on cigarette sales to kids reduces youth smoking

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A new study finds that enforcing federal and state laws against tobacco sales to minors dramatically decreases underage smoking rates. The results show that laws prohibiting sales of cigarettes to minors and stepped up enforcement ...


Adults with HIV in Rural Areas Experience Discrimination, Stigma

Medicine & Health / HIV & AIDS

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(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by Oregon State University researchers shows that rural residents in Oregon who have HIV/AIDS experience stigma and discrimination in day-to-day living and when accessing health care services.