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Leading Stem Cell Scientist Cleared of Misconduct Charges

August 28, 2015 | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care.

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Researchers Create Promising New Treatment for Deadliest Form of Brain Cancer

September 3, 2015 10:10 am | by UCLA | Comments

Scientists have developed a potentially promising new combination therapy for glioblastoma, the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer.

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New Technology Weeds Out Patients Who Don’t Need Heart Catheterizations

September 3, 2015 9:52 am | by Duke University | Comments

Chest pain is a symptom of coronary artery disease, and patients are often sent to a cardiac catheterization lab either directly or after stress testing for an invasive procedure to detect blockages. But cardiac catheterization can be avoided in many patients, according to new findings.

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Researchers Use Nanoscopic Pores to Investigate Protein Structure

September 3, 2015 9:19 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

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New Collars Monitor Pets for Pain, Problems

September 3, 2015 9:04 am | by Sue Manning, Associated Press | Comments

You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.

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Diabetes and Buildup of Tau May Be Linked

September 3, 2015 8:52 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

People with type 2 diabetes may have a greater buildup of tangles of protein in their spinal fluid, irrespective of dementia, according to a new study published Sept. 2 in Neurology.

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Fossils Show Big Bug Ruled the Seas 460 Million Years Ago

September 3, 2015 8:43 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.

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Google, Sanofi Partner on New Diabetes R&D Project

September 3, 2015 8:42 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The hope is that this project can become a viable replacement for the current finger-stick tests for diabetes.

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Young at Heart? Not Most Americans, Government Report Says

September 2, 2015 9:38 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number - and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.

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Researchers Discover a Gene Variant that Delays Onset of Alzheimer’s

September 2, 2015 9:30 am | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

Medical research has yet to discover an Alzheimer’s treatment that effectively slows the disease’s progression, but neuroscientists may have uncovered a mechanism by which onset can be delayed by as much as 10 years.

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The Timing of Sleep Just as Important as Quantity

September 2, 2015 9:29 am | by Washington State University | Comments

Researchers have found that the timing of an animal's sleep can be just as important as how much sleeps it gets. Shifting sleep cycle affects immune response and sleep quality.

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Study in Mice Suggests How Anesthesia May Fight Lung Infections

September 2, 2015 9:03 am | by Johns Hopkins University | Comments

In use for more than a century, inhaled anesthetics like nitrous oxide and halothane have made modern surgery possible. Now, in experiments in mice, researchers have added to evidence that certain so-called "volatile" anesthetics -- commonly used during surgeries -- may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia.

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A Bold Move to Save a Man's Hand: Tucking it into His Tummy

September 2, 2015 8:48 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Frank Reyes agreed to the strange operation at Houston Methodist Hospital, and spent three weeks with his left hand surgically tucked under a pocket of tissue in his belly to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply.

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Drug for Curing Hearing Loss Being Tested at Military Base

September 2, 2015 8:29 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This test isn’t the only one working on a solution for hearing-loss related damage.

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Study: Midlife Obesity May Spur Risk for Earlier Alzheimer's

September 1, 2015 10:08 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

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Researchers Provide First Evidence of How Obstructive Sleep Apnea Damages the Brain

September 1, 2015 9:53 am | by UCLA | Comments

Researchers have reported the first evidence that obstructive sleep apnea contributes to a breakdown of the blood–brain barrier, which plays an important role in protecting brain tissue.

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