Health News

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 09:35

Caution is urged in pursuing use of CDK4 inhibitors as a broad spectrum cancer therapy following a new study showing that CDK4 can promote some B cell lymphomas. The study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

 

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 09:27

An international study, including researchers from Karolinska Institutet, reveals potential new pathogenetic mechanism for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which involves functional defects in the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.5 in the gastrointestinal smooth muscle and pacemaker cells.

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 18:53

Incidence of multidrug resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections is increasing in children both in healthcare settings and in the community. Children with neurologic conditions are at increased risk. These are the findings of two studies from researchers in the USA and India published in advance online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:00

New research in mice suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain, but balance can be restored with low doses of a well-known class of drugs currently used in much higher doses to treat anxiety and epileptic seizures. The findings, which are reported in the March 19th issue of the Cell Press journal Neuron, point to a new therapeutic approach to managing autism.

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:24

Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice — a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. A new analysis of the underlying mechanisms, conducted by researchers at MIT, has provided insights that could ultimately lead to better machine hearing, and perhaps to better hearing aids as well.

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:05

Oxytocin, also known as the ‘love hormone’, could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa, according to new research by a team of British and Korean scientists. The study, published today, found that oxytocin alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape. The findings follow an earlier study by the same group showing that oxytocin changed patients’ responses to angry and disgusted faces.