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Pre-clinical model reveals pathology behind mitochondrial disease
A lack of a particular mitochondrial protein in genetically manipulated mice has shown to trigger events in the body that causes mild heart hypertrophy (enlargement) and severe fatty liver disease.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:15:47 GMT

Cytometry by time-of-flight to explore mysteries of the immune system
Why do some individuals infected with the West Nile virus develop life-threatening infections while others never know they had more than a mosquito bite? That medical mystery is just one of the questions that Ruth Montgomery, associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, seeks to explore with the use of a transformational tool for translational research.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:15:47 GMT

Genetic variance explains poor response to common asthma medications
Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment - currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attack.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:15:47 GMT

Babies feel pain 'like adults'
The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse
The results come from the first ever large study to compare mindfulness-based therapy – structured training for the mind and body which aims to change the way people think and feel about their experiences – with maintenance antidepressant medication for reducing the risk of relapse in depression, researchers say.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Listen to your heart: Why your brain may give away how well you know yourself
"Listen to your heart," sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late Eighties. But not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, according to an international team of researchers -- and half of us under- or over-estimate our ability.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
Title: 1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer
Title: Gene Variation Could Spur Longer Smoking, Earlier Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
Title: Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Zip me up!
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Scientists from the Goethe University Frankfurt, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg, and the University of Zurich explain skin fusion at a molecular level and pinpoint the specific molecules that do the job in their latest publication in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Initiatives in tackling the world's leading cause of death at preventive cardiology congress
(European Society of Cardiology) While death rates from heart disease in Europe have more than halved in many countries and in most population groups since the early 1980s, heart disease remains by far the leading cause of death. The implications of these figures lie behind the themes of this year's EuroPRevent congress, the world's leading forum for the presentation of new research in preventive cardiology. EuroPRevent 2015 will take place at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, from May 14-16, 2015.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

Online discussion forums good for well-being, study shows
(University of Exeter) A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline, contrary to a common perception of them being outdated and prone to trolling.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:27:56 GMT

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