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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Patients' Own Cells Could Be the Key to Treating Crohn's Disease

Feb. 15, 2019 — A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected ... read more

New Live-Imaging Technique Reveals Cellular Repair Crew Plugging Leaky Biological Barrier

Feb. 15, 2019 — Suppose you live in a brick house and notice cracks in the mortar that let in cold air, rain and insect pests. You might call a brick mason to repair those leaks and to restore the barrier that keeps ... read more

Interval Training May Shed More Pounds Than Continuous Moderate Intensity Workout

Feb. 14, 2019 — Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available ... read more

Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

Feb. 14, 2019 — A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable ... read more

Cell Study Sheds Light on Damage Caused by Aging

Feb. 14, 2019 — Some of the damaging cell effects linked to aging could be prevented by manipulating tiny parts of cells, a study ... read more

Immunological Scarring from Celiac Disease

Feb. 14, 2019 — Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with celiac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new ... read more

The More the Merrier? Children With Multiple Siblings More Susceptible to Bullying

Feb. 14, 2019 — A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the ... read more

Genetic Variations in a Fourth Gene Linked to Elevated Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children

Feb. 14, 2019 — Progress reported on understanding why Hispanic children are more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia and to die of the ... read more

Controlling and Visualizing Receptor Signals in Neural Cells With Light

Feb. 14, 2019 — Using a novel optogenetic tool, researchers have successfully controlled, reproduced and visualized serotonin receptor signals in neural cells. To this end, they modified a photosensitive membrane ... read more

What's Age Got to Do With It?

Feb. 14, 2019 — It's often said: it's not how old you are, it's how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological ... read more

The Ways of Wisdom in Schizophrenia

Feb. 14, 2019 — Researchers report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, ... read more

Engineers Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor With Children's Toy

Feb. 14, 2019 — Using Shrinky Dinks, a popular children's toy, engineers have created wearable, disposable respiration sensors that track the rate and volume of a wearer's breath. The new device will help ... read more

Should We Screen People for Irregular Heartbeat?

Feb. 13, 2019 — Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat (known as atrial fibrillation, or AF for short) in an effort to prevent ... read more

Only 'Modest' Improvement in Heart Failure Survival Rates Since 2000

Feb. 13, 2019 — Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large ... read more

Common Virus in Early Childhood Linked to Celiac Disease in Susceptible Children

Feb. 13, 2019 — A common intestinal virus, enterovirus, in early childhood may be a trigger for later celiac disease in children at increased genetic risk of the condition, finds a small ... read more

Cannabis Use in Teens Linked to Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Feb. 13, 2019 — Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis use is 20.6 percent, while in England, 4 ... read more

MRI and Computer Modeling Reveals How Wrist Bones Move

Feb. 13, 2019 — We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? Researchers have now demonstrated a longtime assumption about individuals' right and left wrists, while also finding differences between ... read more

Platelet 'Decoys' Outsmart Both Clots and Cancer

Feb. 13, 2019 — What do heart disease, stroke, sepsis, and cancer have in common, aside from being deadly diseases? They're all linked to platelets, the cells in our blood that normally help our blood clot. New ... read more

More Scrutiny Needed for Less-Deadly Foodborne Bacteria

Feb. 13, 2019 — Employing advanced genetic-tracing techniques and sharing the data produced in real time could limit the spread of bacteria -- Bacillus cereus -- which cause foodborne illness, according to ... read more

Feb. 13, 2019 — In a randomized, controlled pilot trial, researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated ... read more

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