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Former NBC producer accuses network of putting a stop to Weinstein story before it went public

Former NBC producer Rich McHugh accused the network in a New York Times report of trying to put a stop to Harvey Weinstein story before it went public. McHugh, who recently left NBC, worked on the Weinstein piece with former NBC correspondent Ronan Farrow. McHugh claims NBC News told them to “stand down” on the story just days before a scheduled interview with an alleged rape victim. NBC News denies the accusations, saying Farrow’s story was not ready for air. TODAY’s Craig Melvin report

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Judge halts first grizzly bear hunts in more than 40 years in Wyoming, Idaho

A federal judge has put a 14-day hold on the hunts as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals.

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Dutch police shoot stabbing suspect at busy Amsterdam train station

Amsterdam police said two people were injured Friday in the stabbing in the city's busy central railway station and the suspect was then shot by officers.

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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia.

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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia.

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Europe ticks closer to ending daylight saving time

84 percent of respondents to an EU-wide consultation want to see an end to biannual clock changes. It will now be proposed in the European Parliament.

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Majority say kneeling during anthem 'not appropriate' in new poll

Eighty-nine percent of Trump voters say it's inappropriate for NFL players to kneel to protest racial inequality.

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Chicago activists plan for 'powder keg' trial of police officer

One activist said that if the white police officer who shot black teenager Laquan McDonald is acquitted, it could "have an unprecedented outcome."

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Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against NFL to go to trial

The former 49ers quarterback argues that owners have colluded to keep him off any NFL roster since he hit free agency in 2017.

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Futuristic 'moving grandstand' proposed for horse track in New Mexico

“This is the next best thing to being in the race as a jockey.”

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The virgin cocount oil effect

Virgin coconut oil that has traditionally been used in skincare now gets contemporary application in artisanal products. September 2 is World Coconut Day

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Sen. John McCain was honored in memorial services at the Arizona State Capitol and the North Phoenix Baptist Church, remembering the statesman and former prisoner of war before he is taken to the U.S. Capitol.

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Yankees reportedly get Andrew McCutchen from Giants

The Yankees have reportedly acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Giants in exchange for a pair of prospects.

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Super Bowl champion Eagles face tough fight to win NFC East

The Eagles and Cowboys appear to be the favorites to win the NFC East division.

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Mechanism of Marburg virus sexual transmission identified in nonhuman primates

New research elucidates the mechanism of sexual transmission of filoviruses, which have been shown to persist in the testes and other immune privileged sites. Sexual transmission of filoviruses was first reported in 1968 after an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and recently caused flare-ups of Ebola virus disease in the 2013-2016 outbreak. The team found that Marburg virus persists in seminiferous tubules and that Sertoli cells are the reservoir for the virus.

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Inhibiting nuclear factor kappa B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers have uncovered an unexpected mechanism that underlies cardiomyopathy (heart failure) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). They report that nuclear factor kappa B down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in DMD. Furthermore, data from a mouse model show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-kappaB rescues cardiac function.

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A master switch controls aggressive breast cancer

Researchers have identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat. The gene Sox10 directly controls the growth and invasion of a significant fraction of hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancers.

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Study illustrates challenges of lowering tetanus mortality

The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality rates, although they shifted causes of deaths, researchers have now reported.

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How damaging immune cells develop during tuberculosis

Insights into how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis infection point to novel targets for pharmacological interventions.

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DNA accessibility, gene expression jointly profiled in thousands of cells

A new assay can concurrently trace, in thousands of different cells, the marks that shape what each cell's genome will do -- the epigenome -- and the copies of the instructions themselves -- the transcriptome. The epigenome and transcriptome are part of the molecular biology that converts the genetic blueprint of DNA into tools and materials for living cells.

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Simple test detects disease-carrying mosquitoes, presence of biopesticide

A new tool uses a smartphone camera, a small 3D-printed box and a simple chemical test to show whether a dead mosquito belongs to the Aedes aegypti species, which carries Zika and other devastating viruses that afflict an estimated 100 million people worldwide each year.

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CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a new study that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

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How our brain and personality provide protection against emotional distress

Researchers recently examined a sample of 85 healthy college students to see how a number of personality traits can protect an individual's brain against symptoms of emotional distress, namely depression and anxiety.

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Scientists decode opium poppy genome

Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines. The discovery may pave the way for scientists to improve yields and the disease resistance of the medicinal plant, securing a reliable and cheap supply of the most effective drugs for pain relief and palliative care.

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Researchers are turning to deadly venoms in their quests for life-saving therapies

Scientists detail how technology and a growing understanding of the evolution of venoms are pointing the way toward entirely new classes of drugs capable of treating diabetes, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, and other conditions.

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Children's bone cancers could remain hidden for years before diagnosis

Scientists have discovered that some childhood bone cancers start growing years before they are diagnosed. Researchers discovered large-scale genetic rearrangements in Ewing Sarcomas and other children's cancers, and showed these can take years to form. The study will help unravel causes of childhood cancers and could help find ways to diagnose and treat these cancers earlier in the future.

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Predicting how splicing errors impact disease risk

Researchers are teasing out the rules that guide how cells process RNA messages from our genes that provide a template for protein synthesis. This will enable better predictions about the impact of specific genetic mutations that affect this process and can cause a host of serious illnesses.

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Drug-resistance of gonorrhea in the EU: Persistent but stable

Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhoea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriaxone and azithromycin have remained stable when compared to recent years.

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Pushing big data to rapidly advance patient care

The breakneck pace of biomedical discovery is outstripping clinicians' ability to incorporate this new knowledge into practice. Scientists have now written about a possible way to approach this problem, one that will accelerate the movement of newly-generated evidence about the management of health and disease into practice that improves the health of patients.

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Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem

Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies and, when they are, it is usually only married, heterosexual men who are asked for data.

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New survey reveals 57 percent of Americans have been surprised by a medical bill

Fifty-seven percent of American adults have been surprised by a medical bill that they thought would have been covered by insurance, according to a new study. Respondents indicated that 20 percent of their surprise bills were a result of a doctor not being part of the network.

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Guidance for preventing C. difficile in neonatal intensive care

Newborns require special diagnosis and treatment considerations for an infectious diarrhea known as Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection, according to a new evidence-based white paper.

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How does helping people affect your brain? Study shows neurobiological effects of giving social support

Providing 'targeted' social support to other people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care -- which may help researchers understand the positive health effects of social ties, reports a new study.

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Selling access to human specimens: Survey reveals public attitudes

Universities that aim to raise money for research by selling access to their biobanks to private companies should tell patients, a new survey shows. In fact, saying what the money will be used for will likely encourage patients to donate their samples.

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Insulin gives an extra boost to the immune system

The role of insulin as a boost to the immune system to improve its ability to fight infection has been detailed for the first time.

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When neurons turn against themselves

Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease that primarily affects children and can lead to seizures. As the disease is resistant to drug treatments, it frequently requires surgical interventions aiming to remove or disconnect the affected part of the brain. Researchers have succeeded in describing and mastering the mechanisms at work within neurons in mice, opening the way to possible treatments.

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Time-restricted feeding improves health in mice with defective circadian clocks

It turns out timing really is everything, at least when it comes to the diets of lab mice whose circadian clocks are disrupted. A study is reporting that limiting the times when the animals eat can correct obesity and other metabolic problems that are normally seen in these mice, even when they're fed an unhealthy diet. The results suggest a previously unknown link between disruption of the clock and eating behavior.

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Human genome could contain up to 20 percent fewer genes, researchers reveal

A new study reveals that up to 20 percent of genes classified as coding (those that produce the proteins that are the building blocks of all living things) may not be coding after all because they have characteristics that are typical of non-coding or pseudogenes (obsolete coding genes). The work once again highlights doubts about the number of real genes present in human cells 15 years after the sequencing the human genome.

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Discovery of long-lived macrophages in the intestine

Macrophages are specialized immune cells that destroy bacteria and other harmful organisms. Scientists have come to the surprising conclusion that some macrophages in the intestines of mice can survive for quite some time. Most importantly, these long-lived macrophages are vital for the survival of the nerve cells of the gastrointestinal tract. This sheds new light on neurodegenerative conditions of the intestine, but also of the brain.

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In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for seven days

First results appeared 24h after one single dose of the marijuana component; scientists concluded that CBD activate mechanisms which repair neuronal circuitry in patients' prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.

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Financial disclosure lacking in publication of clinical trials, study finds

A substantial proportion of pharmaceutical industry payments to authors of oncology clinical trials published in major scientific journals are not disclosed, new research shows.

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Amazonian fruit prevents obesity in overfed mice

An extract of camu camu -- a fruit native to the Amazon -- prevents obesity in mice fed a diet rich in sugar and fat, say researchers. The discovery suggests that camu camu phytochemicals could play a leading role in the fight against obesity and metabolic disease.

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Stigmatizing views and myths about psoriasis are pervasive in the United States

The stigma associated with the autoimmune disease psoriasis may lead people to avoid patients who show signs of the condition, including not wanting to date, shake hands, or have people in their homes if they suffer from the disease. New multidisciplinary research involving both psychologists and dermatologists is the first to examine how common this stigma may be among the general population of the United States as well as among medical students.

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New genetic marker could help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer

A new link has been found between certain genetic mutations, the aggressiveness of prostate cancer, risk of developing the disease and poorer survival rates of patients.

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At raucous rally, Trump threatens to 'get involved' with Justice Department, FBI

The president has made little secret of his anger at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from Russia-related matters.

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Reconstruction is in full swing in war-ravaged Aleppo

The United Nations estimates roughly 66,000 Syrian refugees returned to the country last year. But five million have left since the start of the war.

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Why NFL players protest and NBA players don’t

Ahead of the 2018 season, ESPN announced that it would not broadcast the national anthem before NFL games. It’s a move that won’t do anything to fix the NFL’s anthem problem, says Slate’s Mike Pesca. The real solution would be to re-think the NFL’s entire business model.

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OSU investigators zero in on 'sexually exploitative' training facility

More than a dozen former Ohio State wrestlers said that voyeurs regularly showed up at Larkins Hall, their training facility, to watch them shower.

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Couple ordered to turn over money they raised for homeless veteran

A lawyer for Johnny Bobbitt said she's 'very concerned' that much of the cash is gone.

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Rpt: Trump atty. Giuliani is working on a Mueller counter-report

The Daily Beast is reporting that Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is working on his own report to rebut the Mueller investigation. But how can he if he doesn't know what Mueller has found? Mimi Rocah & Barbara McQuade join to discuss.

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Man charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe employees

“You’re the enemy of the people, and we’re going to kill every f------ one of you,” said man accused of making 14 threatening calls to the newspaper.

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At least seven killed in bus-semi crash on New Mexico interstate

Police said the semi-trailer blew out a tire, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a Greyhound bus on I-40 near Gallup.

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'An infinite, giant trampoline': Apollo 17's Harrison Schmitt remembers what it is like to walk on the moon

Dr. Harrison H. Schmitt was on the last manned mission to the Moon — Apollo 17. He was the first scientist to walk on the lunar surface.

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Global warming will help insects, hurt crops

The future may bring plagues of locusts to devastate crops as global warming worsens, these experts say.

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Dozens of artists pay tribute to the 'Queen of Soul' at Detroit concert

"Aretha Franklin, y’all," proclaimed singer Patti LaBelle. "We're gonna miss her. She was the best singer in the world — trust!"

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A gold-plated casket for the Queen of Soul, 117-year-old could be world's oldest, bees swarm Times Square and more.

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Texas judge allows Alex Jones defamation suit to move forward

Jones repeatedly peddled the conspiracy theory that the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut was a “staged” hoax and that the families are paid so-called “crisis actors."

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OSU trustee resigns, citing a lenient punishment for Urban Meyer

Earlier this month, the head football coach was investigated for his handling of domestic abuse allegations, resulting in a three-game suspension.

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Majority of Russians believe gays conspiring to destroy country's values, poll finds

Sixty-three percent of Russians surveyed said they believe a secret organization is trying to "destroy" the country's "spiritual values" through gay propaganda.

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Nurse fired after anti-vaccine post on social media

The nurse was investigated for privacy violations but her anti-vaxxer stance worries other medical professionals.

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In cashless Sweden, church donations are going digital

Sweden has been rapidly moving toward a cashless economy. One church has stopped accepting bills or coins altogether in its collection plate, begging the question: does a digital donation still count as an offering?

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Trump cancels scheduled pay raises for most federal employees

In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Trump claimed "federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases."

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At least 8 hospitalized after explosion in Chicago

At least eight people were taken to area hospitals following the explosion, but their conditions were not immediately known.

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Serena Williams opens up about balancing tennis and 'mom guilt'

Williams sat down with Stephanie Ruhle to reflect on her first US Open since becoming a mom to daughter Alexis Olympia.

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Judge gives end date for Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees in FEMA temporary housing

Families will have to move out by Sept. 14, but the judge urged parties to work together to find them temporary housing.

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Trump pal Roger Stone says he expects Mueller to charge him with a crime

The Mueller team wants "to frame me for some nonexistent crime to silence me and pressure me to testify against the president," says Stone.

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London mayor who approved Trump baby blimp to get own bikini balloon

The balloon is a reference to a "beach body ready" ad that Khan banned in 2016.

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Michigan State cleared by NCAA in Nassar, basketball, football review

Michigan State said it was cleared of potential violations from an NCAA review stemming from Larry Nassar‘s sexual abuse crimes and reported allegations of sexual assault and violence against women involving Michigan State football and basketball players.

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International Space Station springs a leak

A "micro-meteorite" is believed to have caused the tiny leak.

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Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations

Researchers detail a neural-network model that can be unleashed on raw text and audio data from interviews to discover speech patterns indicative of depression. Given a new subject, it can accurately predict if the individual is depressed, without needing any other information about the questions and answers.

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Mechanism of Marburg virus sexual transmission identified in nonhuman primates

New research elucidates the mechanism of sexual transmission of filoviruses, which have been shown to persist in the testes and other immune privileged sites. Sexual transmission of filoviruses was first reported in 1968 after an outbreak of Marburg virus disease and recently caused flare-ups of Ebola virus disease in the 2013-2016 outbreak. The team found that Marburg virus persists in seminiferous tubules and that Sertoli cells are the reservoir for the virus.

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Inhibiting nuclear factor kappa B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers have uncovered an unexpected mechanism that underlies cardiomyopathy (heart failure) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). They report that nuclear factor kappa B down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in DMD. Furthermore, data from a mouse model show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-kappaB rescues cardiac function.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2LIuhPC

A master switch controls aggressive breast cancer

Researchers have identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat. The gene Sox10 directly controls the growth and invasion of a significant fraction of hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancers.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2N5ttcj

Study illustrates challenges of lowering tetanus mortality

The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality rates, although they shifted causes of deaths, researchers have now reported.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Pjtkzu

How damaging immune cells develop during tuberculosis

Insights into how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis infection point to novel targets for pharmacological interventions.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2wscjwf

DNA accessibility, gene expression jointly profiled in thousands of cells

A new assay can concurrently trace, in thousands of different cells, the marks that shape what each cell's genome will do -- the epigenome -- and the copies of the instructions themselves -- the transcriptome. The epigenome and transcriptome are part of the molecular biology that converts the genetic blueprint of DNA into tools and materials for living cells.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2NzxVgs

Simple test detects disease-carrying mosquitoes, presence of biopesticide

A new tool uses a smartphone camera, a small 3D-printed box and a simple chemical test to show whether a dead mosquito belongs to the Aedes aegypti species, which carries Zika and other devastating viruses that afflict an estimated 100 million people worldwide each year.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2PjrtuA

CRISPR halts Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression in dogs

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a new study that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2wszm9W

How our brain and personality provide protection against emotional distress

Researchers recently examined a sample of 85 healthy college students to see how a number of personality traits can protect an individual's brain against symptoms of emotional distress, namely depression and anxiety.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2NBYjGR

Scientists decode opium poppy genome

Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines. The discovery may pave the way for scientists to improve yields and the disease resistance of the medicinal plant, securing a reliable and cheap supply of the most effective drugs for pain relief and palliative care.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2N1Uu0j

Researchers are turning to deadly venoms in their quests for life-saving therapies

Scientists detail how technology and a growing understanding of the evolution of venoms are pointing the way toward entirely new classes of drugs capable of treating diabetes, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, and other conditions.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2MHJ8iI

Presynapses come in a packet

Synapses are the interfaces for information exchange between neurons. Scientists have discovered the materials, which form new presynapses for the release of transmitters. The findings may help to design better nerve-regenerating therapies in the future.

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Children's bone cancers could remain hidden for years before diagnosis

Scientists have discovered that some childhood bone cancers start growing years before they are diagnosed. Researchers discovered large-scale genetic rearrangements in Ewing Sarcomas and other children's cancers, and showed these can take years to form. The study will help unravel causes of childhood cancers and could help find ways to diagnose and treat these cancers earlier in the future.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2LHfEfI

Predicting how splicing errors impact disease risk

Researchers are teasing out the rules that guide how cells process RNA messages from our genes that provide a template for protein synthesis. This will enable better predictions about the impact of specific genetic mutations that affect this process and can cause a host of serious illnesses.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2C3JdZg

Drug-resistance of gonorrhea in the EU: Persistent but stable

Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhoea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriaxone and azithromycin have remained stable when compared to recent years.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2PSy68j

Pushing big data to rapidly advance patient care

The breakneck pace of biomedical discovery is outstripping clinicians' ability to incorporate this new knowledge into practice. Scientists have now written about a possible way to approach this problem, one that will accelerate the movement of newly-generated evidence about the management of health and disease into practice that improves the health of patients.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2onhwRt

Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem

Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies and, when they are, it is usually only married, heterosexual men who are asked for data.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2C4LRxS

New survey reveals 57 percent of Americans have been surprised by a medical bill

Fifty-seven percent of American adults have been surprised by a medical bill that they thought would have been covered by insurance, according to a new study. Respondents indicated that 20 percent of their surprise bills were a result of a doctor not being part of the network.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2PPoGdI

Guidance for preventing C. difficile in neonatal intensive care

Newborns require special diagnosis and treatment considerations for an infectious diarrhea known as Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection, according to a new evidence-based white paper.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2wxuEXH

How does helping people affect your brain? Study shows neurobiological effects of giving social support

Providing 'targeted' social support to other people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care -- which may help researchers understand the positive health effects of social ties, reports a new study.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2PiNCta

Selling access to human specimens: Survey reveals public attitudes

Universities that aim to raise money for research by selling access to their biobanks to private companies should tell patients, a new survey shows. In fact, saying what the money will be used for will likely encourage patients to donate their samples.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Pm8ks1

Information technology jobs outpace most other jobs in productivity and growth since 2004

Jobs in information technology -- like computer software, big data, and cybersecurity -- are providing American workers with long-lasting financial stability, suggests a new study.

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When God is your only friend: Religion and the socially disconnected

New research finds that religious people who lack friends and purpose in life turn to God to fill those voids. However, the findings do not suggest that people who are socially disconnected are more likely to become religious if they were not already.

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Insulin gives an extra boost to the immune system

The role of insulin as a boost to the immune system to improve its ability to fight infection has been detailed for the first time.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2PMSuaO

When neurons turn against themselves

Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune disease that primarily affects children and can lead to seizures. As the disease is resistant to drug treatments, it frequently requires surgical interventions aiming to remove or disconnect the affected part of the brain. Researchers have succeeded in describing and mastering the mechanisms at work within neurons in mice, opening the way to possible treatments.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2PliuZX

Time-restricted feeding improves health in mice with defective circadian clocks

It turns out timing really is everything, at least when it comes to the diets of lab mice whose circadian clocks are disrupted. A study is reporting that limiting the times when the animals eat can correct obesity and other metabolic problems that are normally seen in these mice, even when they're fed an unhealthy diet. The results suggest a previously unknown link between disruption of the clock and eating behavior.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2BXXiHq

Human genome could contain up to 20 percent fewer genes, researchers reveal

A new study reveals that up to 20 percent of genes classified as coding (those that produce the proteins that are the building blocks of all living things) may not be coding after all because they have characteristics that are typical of non-coding or pseudogenes (obsolete coding genes). The work once again highlights doubts about the number of real genes present in human cells 15 years after the sequencing the human genome.

from Top Health News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2wt1kmd

Discovery of long-lived macrophages in the intestine

Macrophages are specialized immune cells that destroy bacteria and other harmful organisms. Scientists have come to the surprising conclusion that some macrophages in the intestines of mice can survive for quite some time. Most importantly, these long-lived macrophages are vital for the survival of the nerve cells of the gastrointestinal tract. This sheds new light on neurodegenerative conditions of the intestine, but also of the brain.

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In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for seven days

First results appeared 24h after one single dose of the marijuana component; scientists concluded that CBD activate mechanisms which repair neuronal circuitry in patients' prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.

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Rapid heart imaging technique may cut costs, boost care in developing world

A new rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru.

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Squeeze in a workout in 10 minutes or less with these apps

All those active minutes add up! Even five to 10 minutes of intense, sweat-inducing, heart rate-raising exercise can contribute to keeping you healthy.

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Democrats' secret sauce? Multicultural voices, votes, says Julián Castro

A new generation of young candidates of color are running and pulling people together, said Castro, an early supporter of Gillum.

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Distressed woman ringing doorbells identified by police

Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the 32- year-old woman is safe with family out of state and was the victim of domestic abuse.

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Woman in deadly crash had brakes cut for crack pipe

The suspect allegedly told troopers that he didn't want to go to the store for a pipe, so he started "hacking away" underneath the vehicle.

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W.H. ethics lawyer Passantino leaving administration

Passantino is just the latest lawyer to depart the Trump White House.

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With all eyes on Florida governor's race, can Andrew Gillum win?

He claimed victory in the primary — but the question facing both parties now is whether a Florida candidate who favors legalizing marijuana and impeaching Trump can repeat the result in the general election.

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Despite evidence, skeptics try to cast doubt on CTE-football link

Despite clear research — plus an acknowledgement in 2016 from the NFL itself — skepticism over the link was renewed again this summer.

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Biden and McCain's longtime friendship to be on display at memorial service

The late Arizona Republican asked his friend and Democratic colleague to deliver a eulogy.

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Trump's campaign finance lies are an attack on the laws that protect democracy

The president is undermining the safeguards that are designed specifically to prevent candidates from rigging elections.

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Prince Harry bursts into song onstage at 'Hamilton' performance

The British royal sang the opening line from the hip-hop musical's "You'll Be Back," before quipping "that's definitely not going to happen"

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Chelsea Manning denied entry to Australia for speaking tour

Manning was an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army when she leaked military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

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China spends big to avert a crisis when the Dalai Lama dies

China is increasingly trying to enhance its image by casting itself as the largest nation of Buddhist believers.

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Browns release LB Kendricks after insider trading charges

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday night that Mychal Kendricks' contract has been terminated.

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FBI reviewing man's beating by Arizona officers

The evaluation in Mesa, Arizona, includes a possible civil rights violation by police for punching a man after he refused to sit down.

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Multiple sclerosis drug slows brain shrinkage, study finds

Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down brain shrinkage. The study also showed that the main side effects of ibudilast were gastrointestinal and headaches.

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Stem cells show promise as drug delivery tool for childhood brain cancer