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Couples more likely to get healthy together

Couples more likely to get healthy together

People are more successful in taking up healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes too, according to research* published in JAMA Internal Medicine today (Monday).


Incidence of colorectal cancer increasing in young adults Incidence of colorectal cancer increasing in…

The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) among young adults ages 20-39 years has increased during the past 20-30 years, despite…

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A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that neonatal mouse hearts have varying regenerative capacities…

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Noisy data facilitates Dartmouth investigation of…

Researchers from Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, led by Casey S. Greene, PhD, reported in Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing on the use of denoising autoencoders (DAs) to effectively extract key biological principles from gene expression data and summarize them into constructed features with convenient properties.

“Cancers are very complex,” explained Greene. “Our goal is to measure which genes are being… Noisy data facilitates Dartmouth investigation of breast cancer gene expression

Islet cell transplantation restores type 1…

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online in Diabetes. Severe… Islet cell transplantation restores type 1 diabetics’ blood sugar defense mechanisms



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New review looks at the effect…

Thyroid disease can have significant effects on a woman’s reproductive health and screening for women presenting with fertility problems and recurrent early pregnancy loss should be considered, suggests a new review published today (23 January) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist… New review looks at the effect of thyroid disorders on reproductive health

Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine…

A new study of dolphins and seals shows that despite their remarkable adaptations to aquatic life, exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals. The study, published January 15 in Nature Communications, found a surprisingly high… Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals

Autistic brains go their own way

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals on the autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization between different… Autistic brains go their own way




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Sleep tight and stay bright? Better…

Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades, they don’t sleep as much or as well - and sleep is no longer linked so much to memory,… Sleep tight and stay bright? Better sleep in younger years may aid memory in old age

Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is…

Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman’s risk of developing a rare tumour, glioma of the brain. This project focussed on women aged 15 -49 years and the… Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors

Worse lower, higher, frequency hearing in…

Adults with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) had poorer lower- and higher-frequency hearing than adults without HIV infection, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

The relationship between HIV and hearing loss in the era… Worse lower, higher, frequency hearing in HIV+ adults




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Gene therapy method targets tumor blood…

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into… Gene therapy method targets tumor blood vessels

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A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports.

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