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February 20, 2019

How to Block New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a beta-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Glowing urine may replace the biopsy needle: In detecting organ transplant rejection, a new nanoparticle has proven much faster and more thorough in the lab than a biopsy. When T cells mount their ... read more

Keep Calm and Don't Carry on When Parenting Teens

Feb. 19, 2019 — In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in ... read more

American Women Have Better Control of High Blood Pressure but Are More Obese Than Men

Feb. 19, 2019 — A study of more than 30,000 Americans since 2001 has revealed significant differences in management of heart disease risk between women and ... read more

T-Cell Receptor Diversity May Be Key to Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma, Study Finds

Feb. 19, 2019 — Healthy T-cells play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma, according to a new study. T-cells are a key part of the immune system and protect the body by fighting infections and ... read more

Cervical Microbiome May Promote High-Grade Precancerous Lesions

Feb. 19, 2019 — Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But ... read more

Prenatal Forest Fire Exposure Stunts Children's Growth

Feb. 19, 2019 — Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage ... read more

Using Crystals to Unpick How Viruses Work

Feb. 19, 2019 — Researchers have used X-ray crystallography and computer simulation to get a closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause ... read more

New Model Mimics Persistent Interneuron Loss Seen in Prematurity

Feb. 19, 2019 — Research-clinicians created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become future therapeutic ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report. With ... read more

No Evidence Tougher Policies Deter Adolescent Cannabis Use

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher ... read more

Birch Pollen Allergen Immunotherapy Normalizes Nasal Gene-Expression and Microbial Community

Feb. 19, 2019 — According to a new study, birch pollen allergen immunotherapy modifies the gene expression and microbiome profile of the nasal epithelium to correspond to those of healthy ... read more

Children With Autism, Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of Independence

Feb. 19, 2019 — A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the ... read more

Oral Antifungal Drug Used to Treat Yeast Infections Linked to Higher Rates of Miscarriage

Feb. 19, 2019 — A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new ... read more

Adolescent Female Blood Donors at Risk for Iron Deficiency and Associated Anemia

Feb. 19, 2019 — Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable ... read more

Total Synthesis of Marine Antitumor Agents Trabectedin and Lurbinectedin

Feb. 19, 2019 — With its vast numbers of different lifeforms, the sea is a largely unexplored source of natural products that could be starting points for new pharmaceuticals, such as the antitumor drugs trabectedin ... read more

Helping Patients Breathe During Dangerous Procedure Prevents Complications

Feb. 18, 2019 — A new study is showing that using bag-mask ventilation, squeezing air from a bag into the mouth for 60 seconds to help patients' breathing, improves outcomes and could potentially save ... read more

Very Early Marker of Cardiac Damage Triggered by Cancer Treatment

Feb. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified a very early marker of cardiac damage in patients undergoing therapy with anthracyclines, a family of drugs commonly used to treat cancer. This finding will enable the ... read more

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