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catatonia

Study Seeks to Aid Diagnosis, Management of Catatonia

Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with...
Childhood Myopia, autism spectrum disorder, health efforts, Clostridium difficile, movement disorders, autism spectrum disorder, hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, Kidney Fibrosis, sarcoma, Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, Kidney Disease, stress, Lung Disease, cancer, blood type, Viral interference, male infants, premature infants, antibodies, breast cancer, DNA repair protein, COX-2 blocker, Alzheimer’s, isoketal-modified proteins, opioids, ebola, nerve degeneration, neurotransmitter, pulmonary fibrosis, schizophrenia

New Tools to Combat Kidney Fibrosis

Interstitial fibrosis – excessive tissue scarring – contributes to chronic kidney disease, which is increasing in prevalence in the United States. Raymond Harris, M.D., and...
frailty

Fight Frailty with Intense Bursts of Exercise, Research Shows

Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely...
Medical Devices

Safety of Medical Devices Not Often Evaluated by Sex, Age, or...

Researchers at Yale and the University of California-San Francisco have found that few medical devices are analyzed to consider the influence of their users’...
sepsis

VU Scientists Report a Way to Calm the Sepsis “Storm”

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found a way to calm the “genomic storm” that triggers the often-lethal consequences of sepsis. Sepsis, an...
Pediatric Leukemia, Knee Surgery, Acute Kidney Injury, reproductive disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, ear tumor, tumor, asthma, lung cancer, anti-viral, norovirus, antibiotic

Therapeutic Targets for Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes results in impaired function and reduced numbers of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Proteins with roles in beta-cell proliferation and...
cancer

Discovery of a New Metabolic Pathway of a Known Lipid has...

Research that could help explain the development of cancer or obesity has been published by a collaborative Stony Brook University team led by Lina...
PTSD

New Survey Shows PTSD Is Big Problem, Even for Noncombatants

A recent national survey of 1,484 U.S. military veterans shows that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains a major health problem, even for service members...
cell migration, biomedical, antibiotic resistance, PTSD, mobility disability

Not quite PTSD: Still quite a mental health problem

At least one in five U.S. military veterans who have experienced trauma are at greatly elevated risk for depression, suicide, or substance abuse even...
Antibiotic resistant

Fooling the test: Antibiotic resistant bacteria look susceptible

A diagnostic test used by hospitals says a recently isolated strain of bacteria is susceptible to the "last resort" antibiotic colistin. But the strain...
COPD

Study links COPD with increased bacterial invasion

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists have...
Childhood Myopia, autism spectrum disorder, health efforts, Clostridium difficile, movement disorders, autism spectrum disorder, hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, Kidney Fibrosis, sarcoma, Seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, Kidney Disease, stress, Lung Disease, cancer, blood type, Viral interference, male infants, premature infants, antibodies, breast cancer, DNA repair protein, COX-2 blocker, Alzheimer’s, isoketal-modified proteins, opioids, ebola, nerve degeneration, neurotransmitter, pulmonary fibrosis, schizophrenia

Switching breast cancer off

Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) – key regulators of cell signaling pathways – are commonly implicated in the proliferation of malignant tumors. The EPHA2 RTK...
bacterium, antibiotic resistance, lung cancer, EGFR mutations, cancer

Study suggests cancer’s ‘clock’ can be rewound

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have “turned back the clock” in a mouse model of metaplasia — precancerous stomach lesions — raising hopes...
chronic pain, HIV, cancer

New predictor of cancer 

When your biological age is older than your chronological age, the risk of getting and dying of cancer rises