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Opioid abuse linked to mood and anxiety disorders

Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Hea...

Novel way to improve outcomes from umbilical cord blood transplants

A new method to boost the number of immune cells in umbilical cord blood prior to cord blood transplants for cancer patients appears to...

Wonky uterus in diabetic women ups caesarean births

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that the strength of uterine contractions in diabetic pregnant women is significantly weaker than in non-diabetic women, increasing the risk of emergency caesarean birth. In the past 10 years the...

New marker found for Sanfilippo disease

Sanfilippo disease is a rare disorder caused by the failure of enzymes to break down specific kinds of complex carbohydrates, resulting in their accumulation in cells and often severe physical and neurological problems -- and sometimes early de...

Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids

February 24, 2011 ─ (BRONX, NY) ─ A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online...

Nanoparticles increase survival after blood loss

February 22, 2011 -- (BRONX, NY) -- In an advance that could improve battlefield and trauma care, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have used tiny particles called nanoparticles to improve survival after lif...

Hamstring grafts prove more effective in ACL knee reconstruction, study says

SAN DIEGO, CA - Patients receiving anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction with a hamstring tendon graft rather than a knee tendon graft were less likely to suffer from pain and mobility issues15 years after surgery, say researchers pre...

New research helps explain how progesterone preventspreterm birth

SAN FRANCISCO, FEB. 10, 2011 -- Research presented today at the 31st Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) -- The Pregnancy Meeting™ has found that three proteins known as XIAP, BID, and Bcl-2 are responsible in part for ...

Researchers show how Alzheimer’s plaques lead to loss of nitric oxide...

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10 -- A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that the deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certa...

Research on obesity targets the brain’s use of fatty acids

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have created a new and exciting mouse model to study how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight...

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