Health News

Thu, 02/16/2017
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 A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new...
Thu, 02/16/2017
A new study co-authored by MIT scholars shows regions of the U.S. where medical providers are most likely to offer tests and treatments, given populations with equivalent levels of underlying health. Areas with greater “diagnostic intensity,” as the researchers call it, are in red.  Courtesy of the researchers
In some areas of the U.S., medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers do elsewhere — a fact that has generated considerable public debate. Now a...
Mon, 01/30/2017
A rat in which researchers were able to grow a mouse pancreas. Islets from the pancreases were transplanted into mice with diabetes. The transplants helped control the mice's blood sugar levels. Courtesy of the Nakauchi lab
Growing organs from one species in the body of another may one day relieve transplant shortages. Now researchers show that islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can reverse disease when transplanted...
Thu, 01/26/2017
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Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer, according to research published in PLOS ONE by Samuel Preston, a professor of sociology in the School...
Wed, 01/25/2017
A dermatologist uses a dermatoscope, a type of handheld microscope, to look at skin. Computer scientists at Stanford have created an artificially intelligent diagnosis algorithm for skin cancer that matched the performance of board-certified dermatologists. (Image credit: Matt Young)
In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer. It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a...
Tue, 01/24/2017
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Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with...
Tue, 01/24/2017
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Yale researchers have discovered a genetic variant that may assist in personalizing treatment of opioid addiction. The variant helped identify African Americans who might need higher doses of...
Mon, 01/23/2017
The hormone kisspeptin can enhance activity in brain regions associated with sexual arousal and romantic love, according to new research. The scientists behind the early-stage study, from Imperial...

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