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Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder

A new study shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers.....»»

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A rapid alternative to standard safety tests for lentiviral vectors

A new, publicly available test to assess the safety of cell therapy products altered by lentivirus generates results within a few hours, potentially hastening the pace at which viral immunotherapies move into clinical trial. Current assays required b.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedSep 22nd, 2017Related News

Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to "flesh-eating" bacterial infections

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread.....»»

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Mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss

A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When.....»»

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Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation

Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body......»»

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Improving techniques for joint defect treatment

Different surface topographies and materials provide interesting ways to study cell behavior and potentially provide novel solutions for treating joint defects. Tissue engineering methods that simulate native cartilage could prove useful to create ca.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedSep 22nd, 2017Related News

Effective help is available for migraine sufferers

Although it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine is widely misunderstood and frequently undiagnosed. Until quite recently a common “remedy” for migraine was to lie in a dark room and wait for the pain to pass. But today the.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedSep 22nd, 2017Related News

Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance

Scientists have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound congenital deafness and vestibular disorders caused by severe dysmorphogenesis of the mechanoelectrical transduction apparatus.....»»

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Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?

Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance......»»

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Our weight tells how we assess food

A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedSep 22nd, 2017Related News

Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floor

Any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate, new research indicates......»»

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Strong alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-involved homicides

Stronger alcohol policies, including taxes and sales restrictions, have been shown to reduce the likelihood of alcohol involvement among homicide victims, according to a new study......»»

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Quick test may speed antibiotic treatment, combat drug resistance

Researchers have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their method can quickly.....»»

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Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries

A new study sheds light on how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics......»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedSep 22nd, 2017Related News

Locking down the big bang of immune cells

Ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells (T cells), scientists have found. These areas activate a change in the structure of DNA that brings together crucial elements necessary for T cell formation. This “big ba.....»»

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Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patterns

Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. In a major step forward, scientists have described a discovery about the molecular-genetic basis of neuronal cell types. The study, which inv.....»»

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Party discipline for jumping genes

Jumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Resea.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedSep 22nd, 2017Related News

New genetic syndrome predisposes the body to cancer

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to.....»»

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"Labyrinth" chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells

Inspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis. It is already in use in a b.....»»

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Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer

Scientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients......»»

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