Researcher Finds Key Signaling Pathway in Cause of Preeclampsia

A team of researchers led by a Wayne State University School of Medicine associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology has published findings that provide novel insight into the cause of preeclampsia, the leading cause of maternal and infant death worldwide, a discovery that could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments.

– Wayne State University Division of Research|23-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Changes at the Grocery Store Could Turn the Burden of Shopping with Children on Its Head

Avoiding power struggles in the grocery store with children begging for sweets, chips and other junk foods – and parents often giving in – could be helped by placing the healthier options at the eye level of children and moving the unhealthy ones out of the way. A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that this dynamic is particularly frustrating for caregivers on limited budgets who are trying to save money and make healthy meals.

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|23-Oct-2014 10:55 AM EDT

62% of Colorectal Cancer Patients Report Financial Burden From Treatment, Study Finds

Nearly two-thirds of patients treated for colorectal cancer reported some measure of financial burden due to their treatment, according to a new study. The burden was greatest among patients who received chemotherapy.

– University of Michigan Health System|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

One Lupus Patient's Extraordinary Recovery

Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center say Lauren Bank suffered one of the worst lupus attacks they had ever seen. Virtually every organ in her body was under attack. But she made an extraordinary recovery, and now is in remission.

– Loyola University Health System|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance

New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to so-called “off-task” mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks. The results advance our understanding of how externally and internally focused neural networks interact to facilitate complex thought, the authors say.

– Cornell University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Lucky Star Escapes Black Hole With Minor Damage

Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale.

– Ohio State University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Cornell Chemists Show ALS Is a Protein Aggregation Disease

Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell University have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

– Cornell University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Beetroot Beneficial for Athletes and Heart Failure Patients, Research Finds

Researchers find the nitrate in beetroot targets fast-twitch muscles, increasing the blood flow to muscles that receive less oxygen. This can increase high-intensity athletic performance and improve quality of life of heart failure patients.

– Kansas State University|23-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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