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2011-12-14 10:12:27

Neuroscience researchers from Tufts identify potential target for drug therapy for wide range of disorders associated with stress Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able to block that response in mice. This breakthrough suggests that these critical receptors may be drug therapy targets for control of the stress-response...

2011-12-08 21:35:25

New gene editing technique would heal patients with their own cells Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a way to use patients' own cells to potentially cure sickle cell disease and many other disorders caused by mutations in a gene that helps produce blood hemoglobin. The technique uses cells from a patient's skin to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are capable of developing into various types of mature tissues -- including...

2011-12-07 20:04:02

A four-year $16 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will enable Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to search for the cause of often rare, single-gene diseases usually called Mendelian disorders. The Baylor-Johns Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genetics will be led by principal investigator Dr. David Valle, director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetics at Johns Hopkins...

2011-11-14 11:00:00

As consumers seek answers tailored to their personal health needs, MedHelp provides a unique ability to improve doctor-patient communication and connect patients to the #1 respiratory hospital in the U.S. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 MedHelp, the worldâs largest health social network, and National Jewish Health, the #1 respiratory hospital in the United States located in Denver, CO, recently celebrated their tenth anniversary of partnering to provide consumers...

Scientists Halt Signs Of Aging In Lab Mice
2011-11-03 05:25:36

According to a new Nature study, scientists have discovered that eliminating cells that have stopped dividing, called senescent cells, improved the overall health of laboratory mice genetically altered to age quickly and die. The mouse study shows evidence that these “deadbeat” cells may contribute to aging and aging disorders. Co-author James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D of the Mayo Clinic says, “By attacking these cells and what they produce, one day we may be able to break the...

2011-10-26 13:02:12

Amount of men seeking treatment lower than estimated number of sufferers Binge eating is a disorder which affects both men and women, yet men remain underrepresented in research. A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has found that the medical impact of the disorder is just as damaging to men as it is to women, yet research has shown that the number of men seeking treatment is far lower than the estimated number of sufferers. "Binge eating is closely...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.