A new mode of communication between donor and host photoreceptors in retinal dystrophy
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UK eye researchers with funding from Fight for Sight have discovered a new means of communication between transplanted donor photoreceptors developed from stem cells and the degenerating photoreceptors of the host retina. ...
Helping dementia patients recall grandchildren's names
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A novel telemedicine speech therapy program for people with language problems due to dementia significantly improved their ability to recall words they had "lost," reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
New effort aims to prevent surgery-related opioid addiction
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America's opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid prescriptions for patients before and after surgery.
Research examines role of early-life stress in adult illness
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Scientists have long known that chronic exposure to psychosocial stress early in life can lead to an increased vulnerability later in life to diseases linked to immune dysfunction and chronic inflammation, including arthritis, ...
New guidelines published for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in ICU
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The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. The goal of the guidelines is to help ...
Fighting cancer with the power of immunity
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Harnessing the body's own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However, a new advance from MIT may bring this strategy, known as cancer immunotherapy, closer ...
Study uncovers brain changes in offending pedophiles
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New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children.
Tumor markers can reveal lethality of bladder cancers, guide treatment
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Tumor cells collected during the removal of a cancerous bladder and - in some cases - transplanted into mice with weakened immune systems, could help physicians rapidly identify high-risk cancers, determine prognosis and ...
Genetic hallmarks of acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype uncovered
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An international team of researchers from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) and the Children's Oncology Group (COG) has identified the genetic changes ...
How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope'
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Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.