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Study identifies unique underlying molecular factors driving melanoma development

A new study reveals important molecular information that could help scientists develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies for a difficult-to-treat form of melanoma skin cancer. In this new report, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James) researchers identify and describe key features of […]

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Women’s heart attacks are often missed. This gene may help explain why.

When diagnostic tests for the heart were first created, scientists at the time did not fully consider that no two bodies are the same, especially between the sexes. According to University of Florida College of Nursing associate professor Jennifer Dungan, many of the current symptom profiles and lab tests for heart disease do not accurately […]

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New research introduces self-powered smart implants to monitor spinal fusion healing

Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae together—can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. Often, surgeons will use a cage to provide support where the disk once was between the vertebrae. But what if those cages could support the spine’s healing in more ways than one? Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are […]

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Novel sleep education learning modules developed for nurse practitioners

Sleep health is increasingly recognized as important to overall health, and sleep disturbances and disorders are clinical problems that require diagnosis and management. But when patients present with symptoms and concerns about their sleep disturbances, they often do so to healthcare providers who are not sleep specialists. Primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) make up an […]

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Mother’s blood may carry the secret to one type of autism

Autism is a neurodevelopment condition affecting 1 in 44 children in the U.S. It has a wide range of characteristics with different intensities and causes. One type of autism is maternal autoantibody-related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD). MAR ASD is marked by the presence of specific maternal immune proteins known as autoantibodies that react to […]

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Scientists develop new approach to imaging mechanisms of viral infection

With more than 35 million people worldwide living with the virus and nearly 2 million new cases each year, HIV remains a major global epidemic. While anti-retroviral therapy (ART) can control the infection, dormant HIV-infected immune cells persist in certain tissues throughout the body and can spring back into action if ART is interrupted. This […]

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Dysfunctional gene discovery leads to potentially treatable hearing loss

Researchers at the John T. Macdonald Department of Human Genetics and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that inherited mutations in the MINAR2 gene caused deafness in four families. The gene variation mostly affects the inner ear hair cells, which are critical to […]