In a large UK study of teenage twins, researchers found that differences in exam grades owed more to genes than family environment, schools and teachers. In math, English and science, genes accounted for nearly 60% of the differences, they found.
Updated 3-year results for two brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris™) pivotal phase II trials in patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma both showed extended survival for these heavily pre-treated patients. The studies were presented at the 55th American Society of Hematology meeting, held in New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2013.
Repeated blows to the head are never a good idea, so it is not surprising that new research suggests that even when they do not cause concussion, blows may affect the brain's white matter and impact cognition, memory and thinking abilities.
New research suggests that breast cancer survivors of an older age should follow ongoing exercise programs involving resistance and impact training to build and maintain muscle strength and bone density. This is according to a follow-up study published in The Journal of Cancer Survivorship.According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.
Scientists say they have made a "nanomedicine breakthrough" by creating "antifungal nanofibers" from recycled plastic materials that are able to target and attack specific fungal infections. This is according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications.
Scientists have discovered a genetic deficiency in males that could prompt the development of the most common type of liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma - and type 2 diabetes. This is according to a study published in the journal Cancer Cell.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new optical sensor that can track zinc in the body's cells, enabling researchers to learn more about its functions.Zinc is an essential mineral and is found in every tissue in the body. While the majority of zinc is tightly bound to proteins, tiny amounts are only loosely bound, or "mobile.
Antacids are commonly used to neutralize the acid in the stomach, helping many individuals who have acid reflux. But a new study suggests that using this medication consistently for 2 years or more is linked to a deficiency of vitamin B12, which can have adverse effects for the nervous system.
In a rigorous review of both animal and human studies on aspartame and its breakdown products, the European Food Safety Authority concludes that the artificial sweetener is safe for human consumption at current acceptable daily intake levels.Dr.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, why did study participants who photographed artifacts remember less about them than people who just studied them more closely at the time?Psychological scientist Linda Henkel of Fairfield University, Connecticut, observed that people take photos of just about everything, all the time.
New research suggests that outcomes for patients who have undergone stem cell transplants from unrelated or mismatched donors could be improved with the use of a drug called bortezomib, also known as velcade. This is according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a new computational model that they claim explains how the brain can learn very similar tasks without mixing them up, while maintaining the balance between plasticity and stability.The brain is made up of billions of neurons, all of which connect to others.
Previous research has shown that what mothers eat during pregnancy affects the health of their offspring. But now, a new study suggests that a father's diet prior to conception could also play an important role in their child's health, particularly when it comes to consumption of folate.
Exercise video games are used by many people worldwide to adopt a regular exercise routine, help with weight loss or to simply play with friends. But new research suggests the popular games could help people with type 2 diabetes to improve control of their glucose levels.
A 35-year study from the UK cites five lifestyle behaviors that have been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline, and researchers say these healthy habits are more beneficial than medical treatments or preventative procedures.The study, published in the journal PLOS One, was led by Prof. Peter Elwood of Cardiff University's School of Medicine.
Researchers at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, have used a targeted nanomedicine approach to deliver small molecule drugs and successfully treat mice with deadly advanced-stage ovarian cancer.
The holidays are packed with celebrations, but for many of us, the colder weather discourages outdoor workout routines, our stress levels are high and we may be getting less sleep than usual. Combined, all of this can lead to weight gain over the holiday season.In a 2000 study of 195 adults, 14% gained over 5 pounds in the 6-week period from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.
A new study has found that a subgroup of children who suffer from convulsive status epilepticus - an epileptic seizure that lasts 30 minutes or longer, or clusters of prolonged seizures - may experience long-term brain damage years after. This is according to research presented at the American Epilepsy Society's 67th Annual Meeting.
Practitioners have been attesting to it for years, and now medical science is waking up to the idea that meditation really does have health benefits. A new study, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, has discovered specific molecular changes in the body after a period of mindful meditation.
Scientists from Massachusetts have created a contact lens that will deliver controlled amounts of medicine directly into the eyes of glaucoma patients continuously for up to a month.