GENE THERAPY RESTORES IMMUNITY IN INFANTS WITH RARE IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISEASE

A small clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can safely correct the immune systems of infants newly diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening...

BACTERIAL THERAPY IN A DISH

Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing...

 
 
 

CRITICAL ERRORS IN INHALER TECHNIQUE COMMON IN CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma - the group at highest risk for complications...

MAJOR STUDY FINDS ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health...

 
 
 

HEART PATCH COULD LIMIT MUSCLE DAMAGE IN HEART ATTACK AFTERMATH

Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged...

FACTORS BEHIND EMBRYONIC STEM CELL STATE

An international collaboration has found for the first time that two new epigenetic regulators, TAF5L and TAF6L, maintain self-renewal...

 
 
 

SCHOOL BULLYING INCREASES CHANCES OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN LATER LIFE

Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life.

FRAGMENTS OF CELLULAR MACHINERY REVEAL UNEXPECTED VARIABILITY AMONG CANCERS

New research shows the mitochondrial genome may play a significant role in these fragment interactions with cancer.

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS ADVANCE A WAY TO TRACK CHANGES IN A PERSON'S CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Every heart beat sends blood flowing throughout the human body. While an electrocardiogram uses a contact approach to measure the electrical...

VITAMIN D STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON IMMUNE SYSTEM EFFECTS

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases...

 
 
 

SOME PATIENTS WITH IMMINENTLY FATAL CANCER STILL RECEIVE TREATMENT

Patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery,...

NEW DEEP-LEARNING APPROACH PREDICTS PROTEIN STRUCTURE FROM AMINO ACID SEQUENCE

A scientist has used a form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to predict the 3D structure of effectively any protein...

 
 
 

ESPRESSO YOURSELF: COFFEE THOUGHTS LEAVE A LATTE ON THE MIND

For millions of Australians, each day begins with a hot cup of coffee in order to activate our brains for the working day. The morning...

RESEARCHERS PINPOINT TUMOR-RELATED PROTEIN, SLOW PROGRESSION OF CANCERS

A new study has identified a potential strategy for treating multiple forms of cancerous tumors: targeting a protein that maliciously...

 
 
 

NEW STUDY TARGETS ACHILLES' HEEL OF PANCREATIC CANCER, WITH PROMISING RESULTS

Advanced pancreatic cancer is often symptomless, leading to late diagnosis only after metastases have spread throughout the body. Now,...

SCIENTISTS RESTORE SOME FUNCTIONS IN A PIG'S BRAIN HOURS AFTER DEATH

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig's brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions...

 
 
 

TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE WITH TBI: NEW TOOL COULD SPEED CAREGIVER RESEARCH

A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But the effects can last a lifetime -...

NEURON AND SYNAPSE-MIMETIC SPINTRONICS DEVICES DEVELOPED

A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems,...

 
 
 

TECHNOLOGY AUTOMATICALLY SENSES HOW PARKINSON'S PATIENTS RESPOND TO MEDICATION

Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication...

ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY SAFE FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WITH PEANUT ALLERGIES, STUDY SUGGESTS

New data suggests that oral immunotherapy offered as routine treatment in a hospital or clinic is safe for preschool-aged children...

 
 
 



Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus...

Cystic fibrosis sufferer who had double lung transplant contracted a virus from her donor 

Rima Manomaitis, 29, from Pepperell, Massachusetts, received a double lung transplant in May 2017 to treat her cystic fibrosis, only to learn her donor had a dormant virus that... Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are...

Organ donor? Organs are cut out of patients' bodies even while they are conscious and aware, horrifying new science study reveals

If you're an organ donor, you might have chosen that status out of a sense of goodwill, thinking that medical personnel don't harvest your organs until after you're dead and... Read more ...

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall. Read more ...