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myopia

161 Genetic Factors for Myopia Identified

The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia in Nature Genetics. Researchers from the...
lung cancer

On the Search for New Approaches to Cure Lung Cancer

Protein kinases regulate nearly all processes in cells. If the function of these enzymes is disrupted, often cancer will develop. In particular certain types...
Bladder Cancer

Simple Post-Surgery Step Reduces Bladder Cancer Recurrence

Flushing the bladder with a common chemotherapy drug immediately after surgery significantly reduces the chances of bladder cancer returning, according to a major study...
Alzheimer’s genevideo

Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to...
immune system

Fracking the Immune System

Amid predictions of a second fracking boom in the U.S., the first evidence that chemicals found in ground water near fracking sites can impair the immune...
Equine influenza

Horses Get the Flu, Too

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, but University of Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza...
noise pollution

Noise Brings the Heart out of the Rhythm

As the level of noise increases, the incidence of atrial fibrillation increases dramatically. Scientists from the Center for Cardiology of the Mainz University Medical Center...
Heart Disease, Hybrid Donor-Acceptor Polymer Particles, skin damage, aging, Post-Traumatic Stress, Diabetes, body on a chip, smoking, lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Heart Disease May Only be a Matter of Time for Those...

People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don’t have high blood pressure or...
gut microbiome

The Bugs in Your Gut Could Make You Weak in the...

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese,...
Lewy Body Dementia

National Initiative Focuses on New Treatments for Lewy Body Dementia

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been selected to participate in a national network created to develop new ways to diagnose and...
testicular cancer

After Testicular Cancer Is Cured, Remain Alert in the Future

Because testicular cancer has a 95 percent cure rate, it is easier for men to move on and forget about it. But new research in...
circadian clock

Study Finds Broken Circadian Clock in Human Tumors

Human tumors appear to have a broken circadian clock, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report in the journal PeerJ. While the link between circadian clock...
Suicide

Suicide Risk for Youth Sharply Higher in the Months after Self-Harm

A study led by Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) revealed that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months...
LVAD Heart Pump

UR Medicine Leads U.S. in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Newest LVAD...

UR Medicine cardiac surgeons recently introduced a minimally invasive approach to implanting the newest heart pump available for people with congestive heart failure. This...
Heart Disease, Hybrid Donor-Acceptor Polymer Particles, skin damage, aging, Post-Traumatic Stress, Diabetes, body on a chip, smoking, lupus, dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Polymer Nanoparticle Shows Ability to Locate and Treat Breast Tumors

One major problem in treating cancer is identifying the location of small tumors and treating them before they metastasize. In an effort to overcome that...
Osteoarthritis, human liver, Head Impacts, stress, injuries, kidney function, cancer, living tissue structures, Mobility Assessment, heart attack, blood pressure, Severe Asthma

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis

For the first time, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to measure a specific molecule indicative of osteoarthritis and a number of...
autism spectrum disorder

Vanderbilt Study Affirms Effectiveness, Promise of Telemedicine for Autism Evaluations

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine...
nerve cells

Biological Sex Tweaks Nervous System Networks, Plays Role in Shaping Behavior

New research published today in the journal Current Biologydemonstrates how biological sex can modify communication between nerve cells and generate different responses in males and...
immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs Linked with More Serious Heart Effects

Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified a growing number of serious and sometimes fatal cases of heart problems among cancer patients treated with...
Parkinson's Drug

URMC Investigating New Parkinson’s Drug

The University of Rochester Medical Center Clinical Trials Coordination Center (CTCC) has been tapped to help lead a clinical trial for a potential new treatment for...