» LMU neurobiologists present new theory for origin of grid cells
22/07/17 03:53 from Medical Research News Feed
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they r...
» High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds
22/07/17 03:48 from Medical Research News Feed
In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-caus...
» People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing
22/07/17 03:43 from Medical Research News Feed
People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahea...
» Common surgical techniques for ACL repair offer improved quality of life five years after injury
22/07/17 03:37 from Medical Research News Feed
The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Spor...
» Study finds improvements in sports-related functions, quality of life 10 years after ACL surgery
22/07/17 03:32 from Medical Research News Feed
In the first prospective ACL reconstruction cohort with over 80% follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network demonstrated that patients could perform sports-related functions and maintain a high k...
» NETRF announces new research grants to advance treatments for neuroendocrine tumors
22/07/17 03:26 from Medical Research News Feed
The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation has announced a new round of scientific and clinical research grants, aimed at advancing the treatment of and the search for cures to neuroendocrine tumors.
» West Virginia University research: Telenutrition can help aging adults in rural areas achieve weight loss
22/07/17 03:21 from Medical Research News Feed
In many rural areas, treating chronic diseases related to diet and weight is challenging because of limited access to food and nutrition experts.
» New study links unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders in offspring
22/07/17 03:02 from Medical Research News Feed
A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring b...
» Study provides deeper understanding into genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders
22/07/17 02:58 from Medical Research News Feed
A study by scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern is providing insight into the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disorders.
» Scientists find hints to a 'ghost' species of archaic humans in saliva
22/07/17 02:45 from Medical Research News Feed
In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today.
» Genetic variation linked to greater tuberculosis susceptibility
21/07/17 17:19 from Medical Research News Feed
Researchers have shown that a single nucleotide change in a gene that affects production of hepcidin--a peptide involved in inflammation, immunity, and control of iron levels--is associated with greater susceptibility to extrapulmonary t...
» Speech language therapy delivered online provides comparable improvements as in-person treatment
21/07/17 17:01 from Medical Research News Feed
Telerehabilitation helps healthcare professionals reach more patients in need, but some worry it doesn't offer the same quality of care as in-person treatment. This isn't the case, according to recent research by Baycrest.
» Wayne State researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to better understand rare genetic disorders
21/07/17 15:38 from Medical Research News Feed
A team of Wayne State University researchers recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to better understand leukodystrophies (LD) and genetic Leukoencephalopathies (gLE), ...
» Study explores how socioeconomic factors impact severity of coronary artery disease
21/07/17 14:48 from Medical Research News Feed
Historically, from the 1930's to the 1950's, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970's, the rate of cardiovascular disease has declined in high income countries, possibly due to socioecono...
» Testing treatments using pig model may help minimize drug failure rates for chronic conditions
21/07/17 14:33 from Medical Research News Feed
Scientists may be able to minimize the failure rate of drugs for diseases linked to high-calorie diets, such as colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, if they test treatments using a pig model, according to an international team of researchers.
» Individual’s awareness of aging fluctuates over time in response to everyday experiences
21/07/17 14:21 from Medical Research News Feed
A study of older adults finds an individual's awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one's attitude toward aging can affect an individual's awareness of age-related change (AARC) - ...
» Study seeks to understand social functioning among young adult cancer survivors
21/07/17 13:47 from Medical Research News Feed
Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis.
» WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance
21/07/17 13:47 from Medical Research News Feed
WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries.
» Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury
21/07/17 13:01 from Medical Research News Feed
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally, but medications have generally failed to benefit patients. A new study found that memantine, a drug that is used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer'...
» Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism
21/07/17 12:57 from Medical Research News Feed
Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how...