Autoimmune Disease Strategy Emerges From Immune Cell Discovery

UCSF experiments halt pancreas destruction in mouse model of diabetes Scientists from UC San Francisco have identified a new way to manipulate the immune system that may keep it from attacking the body’s own molecules in autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis ...

MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk In People With Diabetes

Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by an increased concentration of glucose in t...

Experts Take On Challenge Of Breast Density Notification Laws

A team of California-based breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists have developed a website to help navigate the new challenges posed by breast density notification laws, according to a special report published online in the journal Radiology. While mammography is considered t...

Closing In On Risk Factors For Cerebral Palsy And Infant Death

Scientists from NIH and Australia investigate risk factors that contribute to cerebral palsy and early infant death Karin B. Nelson, M.D., scientist emeritus at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, and her collea...

Commercial Baby Foods Don't Meet Infants' Weaning Needs

And they are promoted for infants starting at an age when all they need is breast milk UK commercial baby foods don’t meet infants’ dietary weaning needs, because they are predominantly sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional goodness over breast milk, indicates re...

Spirit Of NHS Is Willing, But Flesh Is Often Weak, Finds Largest Ever Study Of Culture And Behavior

High quality care in England often mired in unclear goals, excessive box ticking and regulation, and variable staff support A lack of clearly defined goals, a surfeit of box ticking and regulation, and highly variable staff support are stifling the almost universal desire to provide hig...

The New Face Of Medicaid: Incoming Enrollees May Be Younger; More White Men, Smokers, Drinkers

Who will benefit from the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act? Law potentially brings in new, overall healthier group with different demographic makeup States that choose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to millions of uninsured adults may see an increase in...

Hypertensive Smoking Women Have An Exceptionally High Risk Of A Fatal Brain Bleeding

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is one of the most devastating cerebrovascular catastrophes causing death in 40 to 50% of the cases. The most common cause of SAH is a rupture of an intracranial aneurysm. If the aneurysm is found, it can be treated before the possible rupture. However, so...

Chemists Find New Way To Put The Brakes On Cancer

While great strides have been achieved in cancer treatment, scientists are looking for the new targets and next generation of therapeutics to stop this second leading cause of death nationwide. A new platform for drug discovery has been developed through a collaborative effort linking c...

Scientists Discover How To Map Cell-Signaling Molecules To Their Targets

University of Montreal, McGill researchers develop new method to link signaling molecules to target regulators of cell division A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps i...
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