Donor hearts at increased disease risk offer better survival rates for transplant recipients

Accepting an organ that has an increased risk of potentially transmitting disease offers a higher one-year survival rate for candidates on the heart transplant list over waiting for an organ with less risk, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Increased risk donors make up a growing number in the donor pool […]

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Sales staff recommend more round-shaped products for obese customers

Despite today’s laws and public attitude against overt discrimination, subtle forms of prejudice are still active in the marketplace — often without our awareness. Previous research has shown that overweight or obese customers can experience less eye contact, friendliness and smiling from sales personnel as well as longer wait times. Findings from a new study suggest that sales workers may […]

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How sleeping mammary stem cells are awakened in puberty

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have discovered how the growth of milk-producing mammary glands is triggered during puberty. Sleeping stem cells in the mammary gland are awoken by a protein dubbed FoxP1, according to the research that was published today in the journal Developmental Cell. The research expands our knowledge of how the mammary gland — a component of […]

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The hunt for an Ebola drug

In December 2013, a 2-year-old boy in a small village in Guinea fell ill and died. Days later his 3-year-old sister and their pregnant mother also died. That was the beginning of the largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, during which the virus spread rapidly across West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people in two years. Since then, scientists have […]

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A stroke has begun to develop even in children

The researchers said that in modern conditions the development of stroke is observed even in children, although 30 years ago this was not a problem. Stroke called an acute ischemic stroke, most often catches people associated with the death of the brain ischemic stroke – 85% of all cases. Speaking about the increased risk of development of strokes, scientists say […]

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Evidence mounts that an eye scan may detect early Alzheimer’s disease

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s. Even patients who have a family history of Alzheimer’s but have no symptoms show these […]

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The spread of cancerous cells determined with new model developed at YSPH

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have discovered a mathematical relationship that sheds new light on the rate at which cancer cells mutate and why some survive and rapidly multiply, yet others do not. The discovery by members of the laboratory of Jeffrey Townsend, Ph.D., the Elihu Professor of Biostatistics and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will allow […]

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The 10 most common chemotherapy side effects

Other common side effects include: nausea and vomiting neuropathy trouble breathing constipation diarrhea Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart from cancer cells and kills both, which is why side effects occur. Most people receiving chemotherapy will experience side effects. Common side effects The 10 most common side effects include: 1. Illness and a weakened immune system Cancer and the treatment […]

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