Coronavirus: Human strain causes fear, but domestic livestock strains are routineMany people are hearing about coronavirus for the first time as the China strain, COVID-19, affecting humans causes concern all across the world. But coronaviruses are not new to livestock and poultry producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife veterinary epidemiologist.
Arthritis-Causing Virus Hides in Body for Months After InfectionResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to fluorescently tag cells infected with chikungunya virus. The technique opens up new avenues to study how the virus persists in the body and potentially could lead to a treatment.
Free, Plow To Plate Meals Nourish Cancer Patient and CaregiverDiane and Phil Hannah of New Milford, Connecticut faced a series of health problems — including Phil’s skin cancer diagnosis — that made it difficult for them to keep up with everyday tasks, like shopping for groceries and preparing meals. The Eating Well program supported Diane and Phil during this challenging time by providing vouchers for free, nutritious meals from the New Milford Hospital café after each of Phil’s radiation therapy sessions. The Eating Well program aims to improve the overall well-being of patients and caregivers, and is fully supported by generous donors. Eating Well is a component of New Milford Hospital’s Plow to Plate program. Plow to Plate meals are freshly prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients.
New technique helps create more personalized therapies for people with hard-to-treat cancers | Newswise: News for JournalistsUsing an ultra-sensitive and high-throughput isolation technology, UCLA researchers were able to characterize and identify the neoantigens driving the antitumor responses in a patient treated with anti-PD-1 blockade and isolate the T cell receptors responsible for such effect.
Regulation of Cancer Promoting Molecule EphB4 Offers Potential Treatment Target for Mesothelioma, Other Cancers | Newswise: News for JournalistsNewswise - A novel cancer-promoting molecular mechanism has been discovered by Pierluigi Scalia, M.D., Ph.D., with his co-workers at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Division of Biology, Temple University, the Department of Medical Biotechnologies at University of Siena, Italy and the Italian non-profit research organization ISOPROG, in collaboration with the Center of Biocomputational Sciences, part of the College of Science and Technology in Philadelphia.
First Complete Wiring Diagram of an Animal’s Nervous System | Newswise: News for JournalistsIn a study published online today in Nature, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine describe the first complete wiring diagram of the nervous system of an animal, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, used by scientists worldwide as a model organism. The study includes adults of both sexes and reveals substantial differences between them.
Study Urges Gene Testing Before Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal TissueFor women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®
Cardiac Genetic Mutation May Not Always Predict Heart DiseaseOne in 10 people with dilated cardiomyopathy were born with a mutation in the TTN gene, but – until now – it has been unclear whether everyone with these mutations will inevitably develop the condition. Researchers found that 95 percent of patients who had the genetic mutations did not have heart disease.
How to Safely Get Rid of Unused Medications | Newswise: News for JournalistsEvery year, millions of Americans misuse or abuse prescription medications, sometimes leading to emergency room visits, addiction or even death. The problem has worsened amid the ongoing opioid crisis. To prevent drugs from falling into the wrong hands, it's more important than ever to dispose of unused pills in a safe and smart way -- and simply throwing them away or even flushing them down the toilet are actually very dangerous options.
Scientists Developing Way to Help Premature Babies Breathe Easier | Newswise: News for JournalistsResearchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), which in the most severe cases can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death. Scientists publish their preclinical findings report the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Newly defined cancer driver is Fast, Furious and Loud | Newswise: News for JournalistsA new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center finds that the gene FOXA1 overrides normal biology in three different ways to drive prostate cancer. They refer to the three classes as FAST, FURIOUS, and LOUD to reflect their unique features.
Baking Soda Boosts Immunity, Impairs Insulin Response in Type 2 Diabetes | Newswise: News for JournalistsEarly research suggests that the common pantry staple baking soda affects inflammation and insulin handling in type 2 diabetes. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS)/American Society of Nephrology (ASN) conference, Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease in Charlottesville, Va.
Love and alcohol: Romantic relationships can influence genetic predispositions for alcohol problems | Newswise: News for JournalistsHow do the people we love shape our drinking? Researchers know that both genetic and environmental factors – the latter including relationships with other people – influence alcohol outcomes such as abuse or dependence. Interdisciplinary research indicates that romantic relationships can even alter the impact of genetic influences on alcohol outcomes. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.
Low Rates of Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Patients Hospitalized with Substance Use Disorders | Newswise: News for JournalistsTobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don't receive recommended treatment for tobacco dependence while in the hospital, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Marijuana and alcohol: recreational users drink more, medicinal users drink less | Newswise: News for JournalistsThere is a lack of agreement about the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use. Does marijuana use increase or decrease alcohol consumption? Research based on interviews with users of both marijuana and alcohol reveals that recreational users tend to drink more alcohol, and medicinal users drink less alcohol, on marijuana-use days. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.
Solitary drinking among youth is influenced by social discomfort, especially for girls | Newswise: News for JournalistsAlthough drinking alone does not necessarily mean that someone has a drinking problem, solitary drinking by youth is alarming for several reasons: it may lead to heavier drinking, numerous psychosocial problems, and long-term alcohol problems. Findings from two large samples of underage drinkers show that solitary drinking can be influenced by social discomfort, especially among underage female drinkers. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis, June 22-26, 2019.
U.S. Youth Suicides on the Rise | Newswise: News for JournalistsNewswise - Suicide rates among teens and young adults in the United States are on the rise among both males and females, reaching their highest point in 2017, according to newly published research analyzing suicide trends among U.S. youth between 2000 and 2017, the last year for which the researchers had data.
Study: Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market | Newswise: News for JournalistsA new article published by researchers from University of Puget Sound and University of Washington reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center.
Exploiting RB1 Predictive Value for Cancer Therapy in the Clinical Setting: Lost in Translation | Newswise: News for JournalistsRB1 status has emerged not only as a key factor in cancer development and progression, but also as a crucial determinant of cell fate in response to various anticancer treatments
Heartburn drugs linked to fatal heart and kidney disease, stomach cancer | Newswise: News for JournalistsA study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System has linked long-term use of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. The researchers found that such risks increase with the duration of PPI use, even when taken at low doses.