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Medical News Today: Mutant protein brings gene therapy for hemophilia a step closer

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:00
A mutant protein called FIX-Padua brings gene therapy for hemophilia - an inherited blood disorder - a step closer after it was found to ease symptoms in dogs with the disease.

Medical News Today: East/west divide on US cold-related death statistics

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:00
Why do states in the US West show much higher death rates because of exposure to the cold than the rest of the country? The researchers are not quite sure, but the stats stand out.

Medical News Today: 'Preventable acute kidney injury deaths could end by 2025'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 23:00
Experts call for an end to preventable acute kidney injury deaths within the next 10 years, while another study suggests that kidney failure is being undertreated worldwide.

Medical News Today: Raising legal smoking age to 21 will save 'millions of lost life years' for today's children

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 07:00
The Institute of Medicine have produced a report on what the public health implications of raising the minimum age of legal access for tobacco products would be.

Medical News Today: Vaping in e-cigarette ads 'may encourage tobacco smoking'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 07:00
Daily and former smokers who watched e-cigarette commercials showing people vaping experienced a greater urge to reach for a conventional cigarette, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Brain abnormalities and poor long-term memory among young cannabis users

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 06:00
A new study has found that young adults who smoked marijuana daily as teens perform worse on memory tests and have hippocampal abnormalities, compared with non-users.

Medical News Today: 'Cell-tweaking' technique offers treatment hope for 'bubble boy disease' SCID

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:00
For the first time, researchers have generated missing immune cells from gene-edited stem cells made from cells of a patient with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease.

Medical News Today: Not all our genes are from our ancestors - some are 'foreign' says new study

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 02:00
A new study challenges the traditional view that our genes come only from our ancestors - it seems we may have acquired some from micro-organisms via horizontal gene transfer.

Medical News Today: Experts call for UN to lead efforts toward tobacco-free world

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 00:00
Experts believe a tobacco-free world could be achievable in less than 30 years time with the help of governments, international agencies and civil society.

Medical News Today: Could measles knock-on effect be as devastating as Ebola?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:00
Researchers forecast that the toll of measles could be as bad as that of Ebola after the disruptive effect of the crisis on vaccination programs in west Africa.

Medical News Today: Cochlear implants 'may improve cognitive decline' in older adults

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 23:00
The cognitive function of older adults with profound hearing loss significantly improved after undergoing cochlear implantation, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's 'breakthrough:' noninvasive ultrasound technique restores memory in mice

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:00
A noninvasive ultrasound technology cleared beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's mouse models, restoring their memory to healthy levels, a new study reveals.

Medical News Today: Satisfying thirst and the kidneys: the importance of drinking water

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:00
Although drinking water is overlooked as a way of keeping healthy, many people forgo its benefits every day. We take a look at how drinking enough water helps the kidneys function.

Medical News Today: Mental and physical exercises may protect against cognitive decline in the elderly

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 06:00
A comprehensive intervention targeting the most important risk factors for age-related dementia has proved successful at reducing cognitive decline in seniors.

Medical News Today: Brain's 'compass' keeps working during sleep

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study of mice shows that head-direction cells in the brain - which act like a compass - are as electrically active during sleep as they are when the animals are awake.

Medical News Today: Rett Syndrome treatment may lie in targeting 'long genes'

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study finds that the absence of MeCP2 protein - a hallmark of Rett Syndrome - disrupts the expression of long genes, suggesting these could be a treatment target.