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(University of Exeter) A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the 'gold standard' of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a large-scale study has concluded.
(University of Sussex) Researchers design new protein which strongly resembles Abeta.
(Columbia University Medical Center) What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders than those without, independent of other demographic and clinical factors.
(Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma or death, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team led by Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans' Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the development of epilepsy.
(Hokkaido University) Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma.
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health) Participants can earn continuing education contact hour credits in Nursing (CNE), and Medicine (CME for physicians and non-physicians) during the SDMPH Annual Meeting 2016. One continuing education credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content. The maximum is 16.75 credits.
(University of California - Los Angeles) Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in fighting harmful bacteria, UCLA life scientists report in the journal Royal Society Interface -- an important advance because approximately 700,000 people each year die from drug-resistant infections.
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Scripps Clinic have received a grant of nearly $2.4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support safety and quality tests of a potential stem cell therapy for Parkinson's disease.
(University of Houston) Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s National Institute of Mental Health, University of Houston psychology professor Candice Alfano says children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life. The study seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years.
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.
(Thomas Jefferson University) A new tool helps remove the emotion around choosing the right approach for prostate cancer.
(University of Hawaii Cancer Center) A biopharmaceutical company collaborating with Hawai'i scientists on an Ebola vaccine announced encouraging news about its vaccine today.Tests on the vaccine, still in development, have shown it is able to retain its effectiveness without refrigeration. That is a real plus when you are talking about many rural areas in Africa that are most at-risk for another Ebola outbreak.
(Columbia University Medical Center) Intranasal flu vaccines may be able to provide long-lasting protection against pandemic flu strains, according to a new study from immunologists at Columbia University Medical Center.
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Up to 15 percent of colorectal cancers show a genetic mutation known as DNA mismatch repair deficiency, or dMMR. Until now, little has been known about how the mutation behaves in rectal cancer patients, what causes dMMR, and which treatments may be most effective.
(Saint Louis University) As Angola grapples with an outbreak of yellow fever, Saint Louis University scientists are studying an investigational vaccine to protect against Zika's deadly cousin, which also is spread by Aedes mosquitoes.
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology's The Lupus Initiative announced today the award of a one-year, $335,000 grant from the Office of Minority Health to continue the expansion of its established, national education program by developing an expert-informed program model intended to improve health outcomes for people with lupus.
(Columbia University Medical Center) A toxic Alzheimer's protein can spread through the brain via the extracellular space that surrounds the brain's neurons, finds a study from Columbia University Medical Center.
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) The NIH recently awarded UAB $11.5 million to support studies that will assess treatment of babies born with congenital cytomegalovirus but no symptoms, and frequency of neonatal herpes infections in the United States and Peru.
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer. The findings, published in Cancer Immunology Research, could inform the development of future immunotherapies -- treatments that enhance the immune system's ability to kill tumors.