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Medical Xpress / Certain social, environmental factors found to increase a community's COVID-19 risk

The combination of threats from COVID-19 and extreme heat in many socially vulnerable communities across the United States is a real concern for public health officials, highlighting the need to better understand how compounding ...

Medical Xpress / Researchers discover new factor in preventing phenylketonuria, offering new treatment strategy

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a critical new factor in regulating phenylalanine metabolism and, therefore, in preventing the inherited metabolic disorder phenylketonuria ...

6 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Fasting may help ward off infections, study in mice suggests

Fasting before and during exposure to Salmonella enterica bacteria protects mice from developing a full-blown infection, in part due to changes in the animals' gut microbiomes, according to new research published in PLOS ...

6 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Cytokine increases production of 'beige fat' to burn more cellular energy

An immune signal promotes the production of energy-burning "beige fat," according to a new study publishing August 5th in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Zhonghan Yang of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, ...

6 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / New drug combo shows early potential for treating pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer, which affects about 60,000 Americans every year, is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. After diagnosis, fewer than 10 percent of patients survive for five years.

7 hours ago in Medications
Medical Xpress / Imagination exercise helps people get a grip on real pandemic risks

Combining local and very real risk statistics for SARS-CoV-2 infection with an exercise in imagination helped participants in a Duke University psychology study make more realistic decisions about their own risky behaviors, ...

Medical Xpress / Ovarian cancer: Potential therapeutic target identified

A gene called DOT1L appears to play a role in progression and severity of ovarian cancer, and inhibitors of the DOT1L enzyme may offer a new therapeutic approach for the disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers ...

4 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Old vaccine for tuberculosis may help protect older people against COVID-19

A team of researchers from the CMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis and the ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology, both in India, has found evidence suggesting that an old vaccine used to reduce the threat ...

Medical Xpress / A more complete molecular picture of lung squamous cell carcinoma comes into view

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-associated death in the United States and worldwide. Patients with a subtype called lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) have benefited from the development of new targeted medicines, ...

9 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Effective new personalized approach for radiation therapy

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center have found that the genomic adjusted radiation dose (GARD) may be used to personalize radiotherapy (RT) to maximize ...

10 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Novel Alzheimer's disease amyloid β polymorph revealed

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurological condition leading to dementia that worsens with age as patients exhibit cognitive, memory, and psychological deficits. While current therapies focus on relieving these symptoms to ...

Medical Xpress / Neural network model shows why people with autism read facial expressions differently

People with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty interpreting facial expressions.

11 hours ago in Autism spectrum disorders