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Scientists Map Elusive Toxic Proteins Linked To Alzheimer’s, Providing New Molecular Clues For Prevention

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped at atomic resolution a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to better understand what is happen...
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Study: Eyes Hold Clues For Treating Severe Autism More Effectively

Vocabulary tests for individuals with the severest forms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are notoriously inaccurate. They commonly ask the test-taker to point to an illus...
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Medical Cannabis Use Uncovers New Possibilities For Patients

Medical cannabis legalization has been sweeping throughout countries worldwide as many look for alternatives to traditionally prescribed treatments and medications. Before the...
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Health Policies Key Factor In Hospitalization Of Seniors

Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study. The study examined the experie...
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Study Shows Healthcare Workers Often Care For Patients While Ill

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study publi...
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Study Shows Experimental Drug Can Encourage Bone Growth In Children With Dwarfism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia and seven other medical institutions report that an experimental drug called voso...
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Researchers Find Genetic Cause For Fatal Response To Hepatitis A

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The study, which will ...
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Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments

Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions on their behalf are more likely to receive aggressive treatments in the weeks before they die, according to ...
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A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Curative Therapies

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a series of articles of...
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BRAINBox Solutions Working With Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Carilion Clinic To Bring mTBI Test To Market

A portable test to help people suspected of having concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries has received a boost from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. BRAINBox Solu...
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Antioxidant Puts Up Fight, But Loses Battle Against Toxic Protein Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. The antioxidant, supero...
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6 "Firsts" In Advancing Regenerative Medicine Toward Patient Care

A statewide bipartisan initiative is transforming health care from a focus on treating disease to one of tapping the body's ability to heal itself. Regenerative Medicine Minne...
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New Radiation Therapy Shows Promise For Treating Essential Tremor

Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of...
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Synthetic Speech Generated From Brain Recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virt...
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Researchers’ Discovery Could Lead To Improved Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major r...
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Study: Suicide Among Older Adults In Long-Term Care Suggests More Is Needed To Promote Mental, Social Well-Being

Clinicians, administrators and policymakers should consider ways to support the mental health and well-being of older adults as they go through residential transitions, accord...
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Phantom Sensations: When The Sense of Touch Deceives

Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. A new study in the scientific journal "Current Biology" shows how healthy people can sometimes...
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Gut Microbes Eat Our Medication

The first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people who head to the kitchen to whip up a ...
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Penn Researchers Influence CDC’s Clarification On Prescribing Opioids For Cancer Pain

To reduce the number of people who may misuse, abuse, or overdose from opioids, multiple national agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have ...
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Study Identifies Promising Target For Parkinson’s Intervention

An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has identified a potential target for therapeutics that might help slow the progres...
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Education, Intelligence May Protect Cognition, But Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren’t protected from the d...
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For Dying Patients, Early Plans Can Improve Quality Of Life

Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes – and prominently noting that information in health records early – could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and...
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Do Medical-Alert Bracelets Benefit Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease?

In a pilot study of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), wearing a medical-alert bracelet or necklace was associated with a lower risk of developing kidney failure comp...
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US Soldiers Have Worse Heart Health Than Civilians

Active duty Army personnel have worse cardiovascular health compared to people of similar ages in the civilian population, according to new research in Journal of the American...
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Stopping Parkinson's Disease Before It Starts

An Osaka University-led research team has recently published findings that provide a ray of hope for the millions of Parkinson's disease (PD) sufferers worldwide. Although ...
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