Researchers have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests a tie between two of the most common diseases of old age.
– Rockefeller University|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
There's some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term.
– University of Adelaide|29-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT
Primary school literacy rates in Kenya can be improved through the Primary Mathematics and Reading initiative, according to a journal article by researchers at RTI International and Florida State University.
– RTI International|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT
A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT
People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.
– Virginia Tech|29-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Lots of people are eating gluten-free diets, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, a UF/IFAS researcher says. Such diets, while necessary for those with celiac disease, may lack nutrients essential to good health.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|29-Jul-2014 8:55 AM EDT
Food—not toys—is the most common culprit of choking accidents in kids under 5 years of age. A UCLA expert offers tips to prevent food choking accidents.
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|29-Jul-2014 8:55 AM EDT
With nothing more than a smartphone and less than $10 of trinkets and hardware supplies, students at Missouri University of Science and Technology can build their own microscopes this fall as part of a biology lab.
– Missouri University of Science and Technology|29-Jul-2014 8:10 AM EDT
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