Findings offer potential target for treating behavioral abnormalities associated with neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's Disease.
Research findings published Aug. 14, 2020 in the journal Cancer Research suggest that since some cancer treatments can be undermined by epigenetic changes (altered DNA methylation affecting gene expression) in cancer cells before the treatments are even administered, a worthwhile strategy is to administer an epigenetically-acting drug - which can pave the way for more effective subsequent use of immune-acting cancer treatments.
Researchers evaluated the association between having any prior psychiatric diagnosis and COVID-19- related mortality of hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
This single-center study of 77 patients describes the outcomes of patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The outcomes associated with deferred compared with expedited aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis during the COVID-19 pandemic are evaluated in this observational study.
Clinical trial with COVID-19 testing of participants shows health care workers in contact with coronavirus patients who took hydroxychloroquine each day did not reduce their rate of infection.
Cannabinoids, a class of prescription pills that contain synthetically-made chemicals found in marijuana, are associated with a 64 per cent increase in death among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the first published data on the impact of cannabinoids on the respiratory health of individuals with the lung disease.
Residents of counties that experience persistent poverty face a disproportionately high risk of cancer mortality.
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Japan report that a part of the mouse brain called the SuM is specialized for detecting new experiences. Within the SuM, responses to experiences related to unknown individuals--called social novelty--were segregated from those related to unfamiliar places--called context novelty. This discovery can help us understand conditions in which recognizing and reacting to new information is impaired.
Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced for women vaccinated at a young age. That is according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in New England Journal of Medicine.