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Medical Xpress / T-cell receptor diversity may be key to treatment of follicular lymphoma, study finds

Healthy white blood cells, called "T-cells," play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma. That's according to the results of a study led by Mayo Clinic hematologists Zhi Zhang Yang, M.D., and Stephen Ansell, ...

3 hours ago in Cancer
Medical Xpress / Fluorescing urine signals organ transplant rejection, could replace needle biopsies

Too often, it's only after a transplanted organ has sustained serious damage that a biopsy reveals the organ is in rejection. A new screening method using sensor particles and a urine test could catch rejection much earlier, ...

3 hours ago in Surgery
Medical Xpress / Exercise in morning or afternoon to shift your body clock forward

Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise. That's according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. ...

3 hours ago in Health
Medical Xpress / Young children may see nationality as biological, new study suggests

Young children see national identity, in part, as biological in nature, a perception that diminishes as they get older, finds a new study by psychology researchers. But despite changes in views of nationality as we age, the ...

3 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / American women have better control of high blood pressure but are more obese than men

"The good news is that, since the Millennium, there have been reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels and in rates of smoking across adults in the United States. However, these rates leave much room for improvement, ...

3 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Study shows why high-protein diets are unhealthy

Researchers in South Australia believe they have found the key to why high-protein diets are unhealthy and can lead to shortened lifespans.

23 hours ago in Health
Medical Xpress / A new CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging

Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the more urgent. Now, Salk Institute ...

20 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Research demonstrates that the brain's primitive sensory region also participates in sophisticated learning

Columbia neuroscientists have revealed that a simple brain region, known for processing basic sensory information, can also guide complex feats of mental activity. The new study involving mice demonstrated that cells in the ...

15 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Researchers develop new one-two punch against melanoma in mouse model

Researchers at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report two new forms of an older anti-cancer agent they developed appear to enhance ...

18 hours ago in Cancer
Medical Xpress / Insight into tumor-suppressive and tumor-promoting effects of cellular senescence

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have described a novel role of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) metabolism in the ability of senescent cells to release tumor-promoting molecules. This study, published online in ...

19 hours ago in Cancer
Medical Xpress / Catch me if you can: Study reveals disguises are surprisingly effective

Superficial but deliberate changes in someone's facial appearance – such as a new hairstyle or complexion—are surprisingly effective in identity deception, new research suggests.

23 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / How the 'Iron Man' of immune cells helps T cells fight infection

The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. A fraction of them, called 'memory cells', live on once infection is controlled in order to fight re-infection by the same virus. They are of great ...

21 hours ago in Immunology