Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Contraception influences sexual desire in committed relationships

Sex is quite wonderful when the goal is to have children. But sex can also serve as a "glue" in a committed relationship. Most animals have periods when they come into heat, and outside these period..

Scientists develop exciting new option for targeted cancer therapy

Credit: Eoin Scanlan, Trinity College Dublin Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a new class of compounds - glyconaphthalimides - that can be used to target cancer cells with great..

Patients receiving CD for atraumatic headache in ER less likely to return within 30...

Leesburg, VA, Dec. 7, 2016 -- A retrospective observational study illustrates that patients who underwent CT examination for atraumatic headache in an initial emergency department (ED) visit were less..

Mayo Clinic research helps refine role of gene variants in breast cancer risk

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Inherited pathogenic variants in protein coding genes BARD1 and RAD51D increase a woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer, according to research conducted at Mayo Clini..

JNeurosci: Highlights from the Dec. 7 issue

Impaired Sound Processing May Explain Persistent Hearing Deficits in People With Cochlear Implants Cochlear implants have restored hearing in hundreds of thousands of people around the world, but ma..

Sleep apnea can contribute to recurring pulmonary embolism

GLENVIEW, IL, Dec. 7, 2016 - Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major risk for patients suffering from venous thromboembolism (VTE) and can often be fatal. While advanced age, lack of exercise, and obesity ..

Study proposes new protocol for treatment of thalassemia

Iron accumulation in myocardial cells, potentially resulting in heart failure or fatal arrhythmia, is one of the complications most feared by patients with thalassemia major, a hereditary disease also..

New book on Cilia from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Credit: Image provided by Jeffrey R. Martens, Thomas H. Maren Professor and Chairman of the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Nearly every cell ..

ASHG supports Genetic Privacy Provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

BETHESDA, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) commends Congress for strengthening privacy protections for genetics research participants as part of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R.34) p..

Research aims to improve In vitro fertilization success rates

Over the past three years, Canadian women desperate to conceive a child endured more than 82,000 attempts to become impregnated using in vitro fertilization (IVF), a reproductive technique that fertil..

Two UTHealth researchers elected to prestigious scientific association

Credit: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) In recognition of their efforts to develop new treatments for fungal infections and stress-related chronic illnesses, res..

High-resolution brain scans could improve concussion detection

Simon Fraser University researchers have found that high-resolution brain scans, coupled with computational analysis, could play a critical role in helping to detect concussions that conventional scan..

PIoneering medical geneticist, John M. Opitz, M.D., honored by Republic of Germany

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- As a teenager just moved to Iowa from war-ravaged Germany in 1950, John M. Opitz, M.D., wanted to study developmental biology, but his "very Prussian" mother insisted he go to medi..

Tumor cells are dependent on fat to start metastasis

Credit: M. Minocri (IRB Barcelona A study headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and published today in Nature identifies me..