Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-Repair And Regeneration Of The Infarcted Heart

A team of scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University has taken a major step towards treatment for heart attack, by instructing the injured heart in mice to heal by expressing a factor that triggers cardiovascular regeneration driven by native heart stem cells. The study,...

Regular Mammograms Could Save The Lives Of Younger Women

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study, the majority of deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who never received regular mammograms. This, says the study’s authors, proves young women should undergo regular mammogram screening. ...

As Hookah Smoking Grows In Popularity, Health Effects Remain Unclear

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While habitual cigarette smoking appears to be headed for a long, slow demise, teens and young adults are increasingly embracing the practice of smoking tobacco through a hookah or water pipe. If you live in any urban area in the...

Team IDs 2 Pathways Through Which Chromosomes Are Rearranged

Discovery provides target to potentially halt the process, prevent cancers Biologists reported today in Nature that they have identified two pathways through which chromosomes are rearranged in mammalian cells. These types of changes are associated with some cancers and inherited disord...

Researchers Uncover Genetic Cause Of Childhood Leukemia

For the first time, a genetic link specific to risk of childhood leukemia has been identified, according to a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University of Washington, and other institutions. The discovery was...

Science Supporting Abundant, Nourishing Food For A Growing Civilization

The diets of people in North America shed almost 1.5 billion pounds of unhealthy saturated and trans fat over the last six years thanks to a new phase in an ongoing agricultural revolution, an expert said here today. In an interview before his keynote address at the 246th National Meeti...

New 'Artificial Nose' Device Can Speed Diagnosis Of Sepsis

Disease-causing bacteria stink — literally — and the odor released by some of the nastiest microbes has become the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and finger the specific microbe, scientists reported here today at the 246th National Meeting & Expo...

A New Approach To Early Diagnosis Of Influenza

A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported here today. In a presentation at the 246th National Meeting...

Road Traffic Pollution Increases Risk Of Death For Bronchiectasis Patients

Living close to a busy road is associated with a higher risk of death in people with bronchiectasis. A new study, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona today (8 September 2013), has added to the growing body of evidence demonstrating the damagi...

DC Considers Mandatory 24-Hour Wait Period For Tattoos

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Washington D.C.’s Department of Health is proposing a new regulation which would require a 24-hour waiting period before getting a tattoo or piercing. The changes would restrict citizens from walking into a tattoo parlor and r...
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