Medical Research

Treatable Brain Inflammation May Be Behind Tinnitus

A treatment for tinnitus – a constant ringing in the ears – has been frustratingly elusive. Out-of-control inflammation, the brain's response to damage, may be the cause of long-term ringing in the ears. A study that examined mice with...

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The Looming Superbug Crisis: Politics, Profit, And Big Pharma

Alexander Fleming discovered a fungus that produced a chemical that could stop nearly every bacteria in its path. The 1950s are known as the Golden Era of Antibiotic Development. However, today, there is a looming superbug crisis because bacteria...
Related topics: Bacteria, Antibiotics

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Newly Discovered Immune Cells At The Frontline Of Hiv Infection

Researchers have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and can then transmit the virus to other cells.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Virology

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Donald Kohan Details Recent Advances And New Frontiers In Kidney Research In Keynote Address

New treatments, exciting research and future trends in kidney health are the focus of discussion at the American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) conference, Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease, in...
Related topics: Kidney Disease

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Study Finds Micronutrient Deficiencies Common At Time Of Celiac Disease Diagnosis

Micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamins B12 and D, as well as folate, iron, zinc and copper, are common in adults at the time of diagnosis with celiac disease. These deficiencies should be addressed at that time, according to a study by Mayo...
Related topics: Vitamins, Mayo Clinic

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Study Ties Poor Sleep To Reduced Memory Performance In Older Adults

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events. The study also found unexpected racial differences in the type of...

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Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers have a developed a double-duty...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Marijuana And Alcohol: Recreational Users Drink More, Medicinal Users Drink Less

There is a lack of agreement about the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use. Does marijuana use increase or decrease alcohol consumption? Research based on interviews with users of both marijuana and alcohol reveals that recreational users...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Seniors Who Drink Socially: Harmless Or Risky?

Nearly half of Americans older than 65 years of age self-report as current drinkers. Most do not develop alcohol use disorders; however, it remains unclear if growing older entails greater vulnerability to alcohol's effects. Research on the impact...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Physical Evidence In The Brain For Types Of Schizophrenia

In a study using brain tissue from deceased human donors, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found new evidence that schizophrenia can be marked by the buildup of abnormal proteins similar to those found in the brains of people with such...
Related topics: Schizophrenia, Proteins

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Newly Established Phyllis Mailman Professorship Will Advance The Research And Development Of...

In honor of philanthropist Phyllis Mailman, The Mailman Foundation, the Joshua Mailman Foundation, and The Tow Foundation, have together endowed the Phyllis Mailman Professorship to support groundbreaking emerging infectious disease research at the...
Related topics: Vaccines

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More Nitrogen In Mosquito Diet Reduces Its Ability To Transmit Zika

In a new study, researchers with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the University of Southern Mississippi examined how quality and quantity of food ingested by the yellow fever mosquito affect its biology, including its ability...
Related topics: Diet

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Blood Metabolite Levels May Help Identify Diabetic Kidney Disease

Metabolomics, the study of small molecules the body produces during metabolism (metabolites) may be a future key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease. The finding will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)/American...
Related topics: Diabetes, Kidney Disease

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Baking Soda Boosts Immunity, Impairs Insulin Response In Type 2 Diabetes

Early research suggests that the common pantry staple baking soda affects inflammation and insulin handling in type 2 diabetes. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN)...
Related topics: Insulin, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Endometriosis: Long-term Opioids, Concomitant Benzos Common

Women with endometriosis were more likely to use opioids for a long period and to use benzodiazepines concomitantly compared with women who did not have endometriosis, a study found. Medscape Medical News

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Remembering Dr. Eugene P. Frenkel, Who Led Division Of Hematology And Oncology For 30 Years At Ut...

Dr. Eugene P. Frenkel, an internationally recognized cancer researcher and admired clinician and educator who pioneered UT Southwestern Medical Center's Division of Hematology and Oncology, died June 21, 2019. He was 89.
Related topics: Hematology, Cancer, Oncology

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Study Ties Poor Sleep To Reduced Memory Performance In Older Adults

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events. The study also found unexpected racial differences in the type of...

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Hydrogel Offers Double Punch Against Orthopedic Bone Infections

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers have a developed a double-duty...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Marijuana And Alcohol: Recreational Users Drink More, Medicinal Users Drink Less

There is a lack of agreement about the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use. Does marijuana use increase or decrease alcohol consumption? Research based on interviews with users of both marijuana and alcohol reveals that recreational users...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Physical Evidence In The Brain For Types Of Schizophrenia

In a study using brain tissue from deceased human donors, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found new evidence that schizophrenia can be marked by the buildup of abnormal proteins similar to those found in the brains of people with such...
Related topics: Schizophrenia, Proteins

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