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Medical Xpress / Warning signs over effectiveness of HIV 'wonder drug' in sub-Saharan Africa

Dolutegravir, the current first-line treatment for HIV, may not be as effective as hoped in sub-Saharan Africa, suggests new research published on World AIDS Day. The study finds that this so-called 'wonder drug' may be less ...

2 hours ago in HIV & AIDS
Medical Xpress / Lab results don't explain 'obesity paradox,' but bias may

Results of standard laboratory tests performed on adult outpatients to provide an overall picture of their health are fairly consistent between those with obesity and their leaner counterparts, investigators report.

3 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a global threat—oak surfaces might thwart their growth

Drug resistant superbugs are expected to overwhelm the healthcare system, reverse a century's worth of medical progress and claim more lives than cancer by 2050 unless efforts are accelerated to stop antibiotic resistant ...

16 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Study reveals connection between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels

Our gut microbiomes—the many bacteria, viruses and other microbes living in our digestive tracts—play important roles in our health and risk for disease in ways that are only beginning to be recognized.

16 hours ago in Health
Medical Xpress / Older adults with dementia exhibit financial 'symptoms' up to six years before diagnosis

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors found that Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to ...

Medical Xpress / Stable connections between nerve cells are the basis of memory

Memories are part of our lives, the good and the bad. Through our senses, experiences reach our brain where networks of nerve cells encode them into a memory. It was previously unclear why only certain nerve cells join together ...

14 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / A large-scale tool to investigate the function of autism spectrum disorder genes

Scientists at Harvard University, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and MIT have developed a technology to investigate the function of many different genes in many different cell types at once, in a living organism. ...

15 hours ago in Genetics
Medical Xpress / Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain

The uniquely human ability to read is the cornerstone of modern civilization, yet very little is understood about the effortless ability to derive meaning from written words. Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science ...

15 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Blood test may accurately predict Alzheimer's: study

Scientists said Monday they had developed a way of predicting if patients will develop Alzheimer's disease by analysing their blood, in what experts hailed as a potential "gamechanger" in the fight against the debilitating ...

Medical Xpress / Researchers show risk-averse teens sway peers to make safer choices

Your high school friends may have had a bigger influence on your behavior than you once thought.

16 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / New cancer-fighting method leverages the mechanical force of T cells

EPFL scientists have developed a cancer treatment method that destroys tumor cells using the mechanical force of our bodies' own T cells. They have just completed a proof of concept for their novel immunotherapy approach.

17 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / HIV-like virus edited out of primate genome

Taking a major step forward in HIV research, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have successfully edited SIV—a virus closely related to HIV, the cause of AIDS—from the genomes of non-human ...

18 hours ago in Genetics