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(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) A study performed by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo shows swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia, that experience chronic diffuse non-inflammatory pain in the musculoskeletal system deriving from malfunctioning of the system that transmits and modulates the transmission of nervous stimuli between the periphery of the body and the brain. The study involved 75 sedentary women who had fibromyalgia.
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Scientists conducted a large-scale analysis of the proteins and genomes of mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are common in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and found features that provide a possible explanation for their epidemiological success.
(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana. 'These findings come at a time when more people, including women, are turning to the use of medical cannabis for pain relief,' said Ziva Cooper, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical neurobiology (in psychiatry) at CUMC...
(Joslin Diabetes Center) But some studies are showing that these reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules sometimes can aid in maintaining health -- findings now boosted by a surprising discovery from Joslin Diabetes Center researchers.
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have long complained of lingering cognitive impairments after treatment. These effects are referred to as 'chemobrain,' a feeling of mental fogginess. A new study from the University of Illinois reports long-lasting cognitive impairments in mice when they are administered a chemotherapy regimen used to treat breast cancer in humans.
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's (SNIS) 13th Annual Meeting -- to be held July 25 - 28 in Boston -- will feature new research and best practices in improving stroke systems of care, addressing difficult stroke cases, understanding interventionalist approaches to oncology, and treating arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms, and more.
(Rochester Institute of Technology) A nearly $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help advance research, teaching experiences and career preparation in the biomedical and behavioral sciences fields for deaf and hard-of-hearing postdoctoral students.
(Case Western Reserve University) A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system.
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a universal influenza vaccine, according to investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and collaborators who conducted the research.
(Saint Louis University) A preliminary cell study at Saint Louis University finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased cancer cell death.
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers from Penn Medicine and other institutions found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed promising anti-tumor activity in a third of patients. The results were published in this week's Lancet Oncology.
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) The brain's reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Most people don't think of fungal infections as deadly - they are generally viewed as annoyances -- athlete's foot, for instance. But for many weakened patients in the hospital, fungal infections can be life threatening. Now, a new study has provided insights into one of these microbes, the Mucorales fungi, which can cause fatal infections.
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population overall and estimated that the annual suicide mortality rate among those with epilepsy was 22 percent higher than in the general population. This is the first study to estimate suicide rates among people with epilepsy in a large U.S. general population.
(Society for Neuroscience) San Diego becomes the epicenter of neuroscience in November as 30,000 researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the world gather November 12-16 to explore and share the latest developments in brain research. At Neuroscience 2016, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, leading experts will cover a host of hot topics including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, developmental disorders like autism, psychiatric disorders, innovative technologies, and new treatment approaches to brain disorders.
(Michigan State University) From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher.
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.
(Wiley) New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first.
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) A new study led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reports the first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells.
The Lancet: Simpler, cheaper psychological treatment as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy for treating depression
(The Lancet) A simple and inexpensive psychotherapy or talking therapy known as behavioral activation (BA) is as effective at treating depression in adults as the gold-standard cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and can be delivered by non-specialist staff with minimal training at far less cost, according to new research published in The Lancet.