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Blood Pressure Better Controlled with ‘MAP’ for Doctors | News Brief

A quality improvement program designed to better control hypertension in primary care practices notably improved hypertension control in six months, according to research presented today at the

Common Molecule Can Be Genetically Engineered to Allow Scientists to Program the Actions of a Cell | News Brief

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly

Processed Meats Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer While Whole Grains Decrease Risk | News Brief

Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new

Scientists Point to One Powerful Cell That Makes or Breaks Your Habits | News Brief

Some habits are helpful, such as automatically washing your hands before a meal or driving the same route to work every day. They accomplish an important task

Intermittent Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Memory | News Brief

Intermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer’s appears to improve working memory, scientists report. Conversely, continuous deep brain stimulation, like

New Guideline for Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms | News Brief

A new screening guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which cause approximately 1244 deaths every year in

Discovery of Chromosome Motor Supports DNA Loop Extrusion | News Brief

It is one of the great mysteries in biology: how does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells? For more than a century,

A Tiny Device Offers Insights to How Cancer Spreads | News Brief

As cancer grows, it evolves. Individual cells become more aggressive and break away to flow through the body and spread to distant areas. What if there were

Researchers Closer to Uncovering a New Feature in Heart Failure | News Brief

A team of researchers from Penn Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, published their findings today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, building on

Exercising During Pregnancy is Good for Mother, Baby | News Brief

Spanish researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy. Their work highlights how exercise should be taken not only by healthy, previously active women,

Study Reveals Diabetes and Heart Disease Linked By Genes | News Brief

Examining genome sequence information for more than 250,000 people, the researchers first uncovered 16 new diabetes genetic risk factors, and one new CHD genetic risk factor; hence

Scientists Discover Brain Area Which Can Be Targeted for Patients with Schizophrenia | News Brief

For the first time, scientists have precisely identified and targeted an area of the brain which is involved in “hearing voices,” experienced by many patients with schizophrenia.

Drug May Curb Female Infertility from Cancer Treatments | News Brief

An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for

Study in Early Stage Breast Cancer Shows That Even Small Tumors Can Be Aggressive | News Brief

Even small tumours can be aggressive, according to a study in patients with early stage breast cancer that will be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in

Mysterious Protein-Folding Molecule Could Trigger Metabolic Disorders | News Brief

The cell’s response to unfolded or misfolded proteins could be a cause, rather than a consequence, of metabolic disorders, report researchers at the Medical University of South

Estrogen May Stop Infection-Induced Brain Inflammation | News Brief

The chemical best-known as a female reproductive hormone — estrogen — could help fight off neurodegenerative conditions and diseases in the future. Now, new research by American

Blood Test Can Predict Early Lung Cancer Prognosis | News Brief

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has

Bone Marrow Protein May be Target for Improving Stem Cell Transplants | News Brief

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania and Technical University of Dresden scientists has identified an important regulator of this process, a protein called Del-1. Targeting

New Mobile App Can Easily Screen for Pancreatic Cancer By Taking a Selfie | News Brief

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent — in part because there are no telltale symptoms or

High Levels of ‘Good’ Cholesterol Linked to Excessive Mortality | News Brief

It has been accepted wisdom for many years that the more good cholesterol people have in their blood, the better. But the good cholesterol, also known as

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