UTHealth physician-scientist receives AHA’s $1 million Merit Award for stroke research

Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is a recipient of the American Heart Association's (AHA) prestigious $1 million Merit Award to investigate whether the maternal microbiome influences stroke…

An enriched environment helps heal young, injured brains

An enriched environment–with increased opportunities for physical activity, socialization and exploring novel stimuli–helped lessen functional, anatomical and cellular deficits in an experimental model of brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation at birth. What's more, recovery of the brain's white matter…

Both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive cancer growth and aggressiveness, research shows

Researchers long thought that only one strand of a double-stranded microRNA can silence genes. Though recent evidence has challenged that dogma, it's unclear what the other strand does, and how the two may be involved in cancer. New research from…

Pairing recommendations with policy changes may be effective in reducing low-value care

The old story of a farmer trying to get a stubborn mule to pull a wagon by dangling a carrot in front of its nose, or hitting its rump with a stick, may not seem to have much to do…

New C. elegans model will accelerate study of a rare disease

The model will permit to accelerate and reduce the price of the research, which is studying the mechanisms and the possible pharmacological targets for the neuronal alterations of this disease. The earliest results of studies with this organism point to…

Air fresheners may help prevent negative impacts of indoor malodors

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement today about the importance of air fresheners after a newly published review article revealed several negative psychological, physical, social, and economic effects associated with indoor malodors, such as stale…

Single gene cluster loss promotes initiation and progression of multiple myeloma in mice

Bottom Line: The loss of one copy of the miR15a/miR16-1 gene cluster promoted initiation and progression of multiple myeloma in mice. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Published online in Blood Cancer Discovery, the latest journal of the American…

New project aims to gain insights into bone metastasis in breast cancer patients

A new project just launched at Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (KL Krems) aims at gaining insights into the development of bone metastases in breast cancer patients and identifying biomarkers as well as new treatment strategies. A…

Patients with type 2 diabetes who decline insulin therapy had worse blood sugar control

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness. While lifestyle changes and medications can help some patients better control their…

Brisbane’s grass pollen season the worst on record, says QUT professor

Brisbane’s grass pollen levels over the past two months have been up to four times higher than levels recorded anywhere in Australia since comparative records have been kept, QUT’s Professor Janet Davies told a federal parliamentary inquiry this week. Professor…