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Expecting To Learn: Language Acquisition In Toddlers Improved By Predictable Situations

Aug 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The first few years of a child's life are crucial for learning language, and though scientists know the "when," the "how" is still up for debate. The sheer number of words a child hears is important; that number predicts school performance. In an upcoming study in Current Biology, published online A......
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Scientists Propose A New Lead For Alzheimer's Research

Aug 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer’s disease, which could provide new avenues for future research. In a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, the team proposes ......
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Toward Slowing The Clock For People With Abnormally Fast Heart Beats

Aug 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. The results were published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, a journal from the American Heart Association. Atrial fibrillation, or......
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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines

Aug 15, 2018 , WebMD
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine...
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Vaping May Shut Off Lungs' Protective Cells

Aug 15, 2018 , WebMD
The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells -- and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new...
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New Algorithm Lets Scientists Better Calculate Person’s Chances Of Getting Five Serious Health Conditions

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The researchers are now building a website that will allow anyone to upload genetic data. Users will receive risk scores for heart disease, breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammatory bowel disease and atrial fibrillation. But scientists emphasize that DNA is not destiny, and that the results don't account for a healthy diet and exercise....
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Neuroscientists Team With Engineers To Explore How Brain Controls Movement

Aug 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Scientists have made remarkable advances into recording the electrical activity that the nervous system uses to control complex skills, leading to insights into how the nervous system directs an animal’s behavior. “We can record the electrical activity of a single neuron, and large groups of neuron......
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Ebola Virus Experts Discover Powerful, New Approach For Future Therapeutics

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A one-two punch of powerful antibodies may be the best way to stop Ebola virus, reports an international team of scientists in the journal Cell. Their findings suggest new therapies should disable Ebola virus's infection machinery and spark the patient's immune system to call in reinforcements. "Th......
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Placenta Barrier-On-A-Chip Could Help Understand Premature Births

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
More than one in 10 babies worldwide are born prematurely, according to the World Health Organization. Now scientists report in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering that they have developed an organ-on-a-chip that could help explain why. The device, which replicates the functions of a key membrane......
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Researchers Uncover Potential New Drug Targets In The Fight Against HIV

Aug 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a small, preliminary study of 19 people infected with both HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—and the hepatitis C virus. The study revealed that two genes—CMPK2 an......
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Breathing ‘A Chore’: California Wildfires Threaten The Health Of Young And Old

Aug 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state battles at least 17 large blazes, with no clear end in sight. Climate change is among the factors that fuel the fires, scientists...
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Earth at risk of becoming 'hothouse' if tipping point reached, report warns

Aug 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Scientists are warning that a domino effect will kick if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to "hothouse" conditions and higher sea levels, making some areas on Earth uninhabitable....
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Gamble Pays Off For Patients Who Accepted Organs Infected With Hep C

Aug 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Powerful new drugs can cure the virus, so scientists wanted to test out if the transplants would be successful despite the donor being infected. “When there’s such a bad organ shortage, we can’t just do business as usual,” said Dr. Peter Reese, a kidney specialist who led the study. “We need to shake off that these organs aren’t valuable and that people will not want them.” In other public health news: ticks, microbiome testing, gene-muting drugs, cancer, postpartum struggles, and...
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Scientists Trace Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson's

Aug 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Scientists Trace Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Stem Cell Research For Cystic Fibrosis Leaps Forward

Aug 03, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The fight against cystic fibrosis (CF) has taken a major step forward, with pioneering research by University of Adelaide scientists showing that cells causing the debilitating genetic disorder could be successfully replaced with healthy ones. The research published in the journal Stem Cell Researc......
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Research Flourishes on Promise of Fecal Transplants

Aug 03, 2018 , WebMD
Fecal transplants are one of the hottest areas of new medical research, as scientists have come to understand the role the microbiome -- the billions of bacteria that live in and on the body -- plays in...
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pH Imbalance In Brain Cells May Contribute To Alzheimer's Disease

Aug 03, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer’s disease may be a simple imbalance in acid-alkaline—or pH—chemistry inside endosomes, the nutrient and chemical cargo shuttles in cells. Astrocytes work......
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Obesity Warps the Shape, Function of Young Hearts

Aug 01, 2018 , WebMD
British scientists found that young adults who had a higher body mass index (BMI) -- an estimate of body fat based on height and weight -- had higher blood pressure and thickened heart...
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Killer Nanorobots Are Coming For Your Cancer

Aug 01, 2018 , Forbes
Scientists, engineers and software specialists are coming together to solve problems that most laypeople think are...
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Japan scientists to use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to fight Parkinson's

Jul 31, 2018 , Reuters
Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson's disease, transplanting "reprogrammed" stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative disorder....
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