A new treatment that boosts immunity to Epstein-Barr virus may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis, according to the results of an Australian study published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exposure to air pollutants such as sulphur and nitrogen oxides can worsen the condition. But researchers from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece say that smartphones and sensors could help sufferers avoid environments with such pollution.According to the American Lung Association, more than 12.
A study testing all the DNA in the genome of cancer cells - the first of its kind - has identified individuals that may benefit from new treatments currently being tested in clinical trials.Metastatic cancer - cancer that has spread from the region of the body where it first started, to other areas - is generally regarded as being incurable.
Doctors at a clinic in Germany report that the TV show House (also known as House, M.D.) provided them with an unexpected diagnosis for a heart failure patient.Though the bedside manner of the misanthropic, Vicodin-addicted Dr.
Previously, stem cells have been cultivated using animal proteins or by growing them from other human cells. Both methods come with associated problems. But, according to a study published in the journal Applied Materials & Interfaces, researchers have now identified a new method for cultivating stem cells.
A 36-year-old man from Denmark has become the first amputee in the world to "feel" in real-time with a sensory-enhanced artificial hand. The prosthetic is surgically wired to nerves in his upper arm, allowing him to handle objects and instantly sense what they feel like.
Scientists have given us many reasons not to smoke, but now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania provide evidence that, in white women with specific genetic variations, smoking causes early signs of menopause - up to 9 years earlier than average.
Music experts often say that blind performers like Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder are good examples of how not being able to see can enhance one's ability to hear. Now, a new neuroscience study appears to support this - it found preventing sight for as little as a week may be enough to help the brain process sound more effectively.
A new study suggests the process of memory rewrites what is stored to bring it in line with new experiences. Writing in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers describe how they pinpointed the hippocampus as the place where this editing occurs.Lead author Dr.
New research published in The Lancet suggests that cognitive therapy could be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia who cannot or will not take antipsychotic medication.The research team, led by Prof. Anthony Morrison of the University of Manchester and Prof.
According to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, more than 176 million women and girls worldwide suffer from endometriosis. But the exact cause of the condition is unknown. Now, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have uncovered cellular activity that may provide a better understanding of the mechanisms behind the condition.
Researchers from the University of Colorado in Denver have conducted a study examining adult vaccination, revealing a public health concern over the "stubbornly low" vaccination rates in adults. They note that 30,000 people in the US die of vaccine-preventable diseases each year, the majority of whom are adults.Published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the study was led by Dr.
In these modern times, it can be hard to prise away teenagers from the clutches of TV or video games. Now, new research suggests that high media use, combined with low physical activity and lack of sleep, may increase the risk of mental illness for adolescents.This is according to a study published in the journal World Psychiatry.
A class of drugs already used to treat a blood disorder could be used to treat stomach and colorectal cancer, according to new research from Australia.Called JAK inhibitors, the drugs are currently used to treat a cancer-like condition called myelofibrosis.
"Our goal is absolutely to democratize knowledge," says Denny Luan. "Modern science has such a rush for fast results - publish or perish, output over process. We'd like to show the greater public that science does not have to be locked up behind monasterial walls. We'd like to change the way science is shared - in an engaging, deliberately beautiful way.
Chronic pain affects people all over the world, yet the underlying molecular mechanisms that govern it are not well understood. Now, a new UK study of twins finds that people's sensitivity to pain may be altered by changes in lifestyle and environment through life.Individuals who are more sensitive to pain are at higher risk of developing chronic pain.
Symptoms of depression may be causally linked to the risk of coronary heart disease. This is according to new research recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.The research team, including Dr.
A new report published in The Lancet details the world's first confirmed case of human infection with a new avian influenza virus that has genetically evolved from the H10N8 virus. A 73-year-old woman from Nanchang City in China died 9 days after the onset of illness from the infection.On November 30th, 2013, the woman visited a hospital with symptoms of fever and severe pneumonia.
According to a new study published in JAMA, people who have escalating levels of high blood pressure over a 25-year period beginning in early adulthood are more likely to develop atherosclerosis and associated heart problems in later life.Atherosclerosis is when plaque - made up of fat, cholesterol and calcium, among other things - builds up inside a person's arteries.
New research recently published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that individuals who consume high amounts of added sugar in their diet may be at increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the average American consumes around 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day - the equivalent to an extra 350 calories.