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Study reveals frying foods may impact climate by enhancing cloud formation

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
A new study published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications suggests that fats released into the atmosphere from cookers like deep fat fryers may enhance cloud formation, resulting in a major cooling effect on the earth.

Adults that survived childhood cancer are at risk of developing hypertension, study reveals

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
A new study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, indicates that adult survivors of childhood cancer were found to have a twofold increased risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) as adults, when compared with the general population.

Promising treatment for schizophrenia found in the form of avatars

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Computer simulations of the faces behind the voices heard by sufferers of schizophrenia may give patients the power to cope better with these distressing hallucinations.

Echo brings first-to-market hybrid microscope to education and science communities

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Echo, the company who created the first-ever hybrid microscope, announced today the completion of $7.5 million in Series A funding.

Distinct small differences in the human brain may contribute to our cognitive abilities

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ that gives our species its identity.

Primary tumor-associated bacteria also present in metastatic sites, study finds

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
The same bacteria present in primary tumors of patients with colorectal cancer are also present in liver metastases, a new study finds.

Researchers convert natural bacterial immune system into microscopic data recorder

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells for everything from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring.

Safe mortuary care may be improved by applying common patient safety protocols

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
New research investigating serious incidents occurring in the management of patient remains after their death concludes that safe mortuary care may be improved by applying lessons learned from existing patient safety work.

New approach can track how superbugs travel among and within health care facilities

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Killer bacteria – ones that have out-evolved our best antibiotics -- may not go away anytime soon. But a new approach to tracking their spread could eventually give us a fighting chance to keep their death toll down.

Emerging technologies, automated systems provide promising solutions for rapid bacterial ID and AST profiling

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
An SLAS Technology review article by Yiyan Li, Xing Yang and Weian Zhao of University of California, Irvine highlights and synthesizes representative emerging micro- and nanotechnologies, as well as automated systems for bacterial identification (ID) and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST), including both phenotypic and molecular methods and those at the point-of-care setting.

Babies can assess how much someone values a particular goal, study suggests

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a new study from MIT and Harvard University.

Antimalarial drugs could find another use as cancer treatments, study says

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could find another use as cancer treatments, according to a new clinical study published in ecancermedicalscience.

Researchers find no signs of early-onset OA in radiographs of Dolly's skeleton

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
Original concerns that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis (OA) in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, say experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.

Study uncovers key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy

News Medical (Australia) - 24/11/2017
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a key mechanism by which tumors develop resistance to radiation therapy and shown how such resistance might be overcome with drugs that are currently under development.

UCLA study: ACA appears to have encouraged more people to use preventive care for heart health

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

Postmenopausal hormone therapy not linked to increased risk of stroke

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a report from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

New intelligence tool provides clarity to scientists in booming immuno-oncology field

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Hanson Wade, the London-based life sciences knowledge services specialist, has launched IO Combination Trials Intelligence (www.beacon-intelligence.com), to provide clarity to scientists and strategists in the booming immuno-oncology combination field of study.

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital has found.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients harbor infectious prions in their skin

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)- the human equivalent of mad cow disease- is caused by rogue, misfolded protein aggregates termed prions, which are infectious and cause fatal damages in the patient's brain. CJD patients develop signature microscopic sponge-like holes in their brains.

High volume hospitals not necessarily better with heart valve surgeries

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.