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Care-experienced children have poorer health outcomes

Care-experienced children in Scotland have poorer health and higher average rates of mortality when compared to children in the general population, according to a new study. The study—led by the University of Glasgow and published in BMJ Open—also showed substantial differences in health outcomes and health service use between care-experienced children and children in the […]

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How protein clogs in cellular entrances cause Parkinson’s disease

Mutations in a protein known to cause Parkinson’s Disease derange transportation in and out of brain cells, reports a team of UConn Health researchers in the 27 July issue of Science Signaling. The toxic traffic jams that result eventually lead to certain brain cell death and the characteristic symptoms of Parkinson’s. “We figured out how […]

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Treating infertility with drug-delivering microspheres

For an embryo to survive, it must attach to the lining of the uterus within days of conception. However, if this lining, called the endometrium, is too thin, the embryo can’t latch on. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering have developed a new system intended to treat infertility in women with thin […]

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A new strategy to fight cancer: Silencing the silencer

A breakthrough in cancer treatment just nine years ago has brought new hope to millions of people whose cancers are resistant to all other therapies. The new treatment, cancer immunotherapy, frees the body’s potent immune system to attack tumors. Cancers are our body’s own cells, mutated to fuel aggressive growth and camouflaged with surface proteins […]

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Machine learning algorithm to diagnose deep vein thrombosis

A team of researchers are developing the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm with the aim of diagnosing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) more quickly and as effectively as traditional radiologist-interpreted diagnostic scans, potentially cutting down long patient waiting lists and avoiding patients unnecessarily receiving drugs to treat DVT when they don’t have it. DVT […]

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Differences in cellular signaling offer clues to insulin resistance

In what could be a starting point for new therapeutics to tackle insulin resistance, a major driver of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome present in 20–30 percent of the general U.S. population, researchers recently found that insulin resistance in the general population seems likely to be caused by a series of cell-specific signaling defects, […]

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Tuberculosis programs should focus more on young people, researchers say

Young people are at risk of falling seriously unwell with tuberculosis and spreading the disease. Therefore, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, among others, have mapped key factors that affect the treatment outcomes in 10- to 24-year-olds with tuberculosis in Brazil, where the disease is increasing. To deal with the global tuberculosis epidemic, researchers say […]