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Patterns of underlying health issues linked to poorer outcomes after fractures in older adults

Having specific combinations of underlying health issues is a significant risk for poorer health outcomes in older adults who’ve had a fracture, a new study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research shows. The study was conducted on more than 300,000 Danish people aged 50 or older who had sustained a fracture. In patients with […]

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New star rating system helps people make informed decisions about diet and healthy habits

A new set of meta-analyses clarifies the often complex and contradictory health guidance linking certain diets, behaviors, and conditions to illness. The analyses, conducted by researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, were published today in Nature Medicine. IHME analyzed the strength of the […]

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Self-teaching AI uses pathology images to find similar cases, diagnose rare diseases

Rare diseases are often difficult to diagnose and predicting the best course of treatment can be challenging for clinicians. Investigators from the Mahmood Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system, have developed a deep learning algorithm that can teach itself to learn features which can […]

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Researchers find tumor microbiome interactions may identify new approaches for pancreatic cancer treatment

Investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s leading cancer center and only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, together with RWJBarnabas Health, examined the microbiome of pancreatic tumors and identified particular microorganisms at single cell resolution that are associated with inflammation and with poor survival. According to the researchers, these microorganisms may […]

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Researchers improve vehicle for delivering gene therapies to the central nervous system

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an imposing foe for gene therapy. Formed of cells wedged tightly together, the BBB keeps toxins and pathogens that may be present in the blood from entering brain tissue, but it also keeps out potential treatment for diseases that affect the central nervous system (CNS). Researchers have discovered some delivery […]

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Taking a hike? Remember, it’s deer tick season

If you’re a hiker or just love the outdoors, fall is probably your favorite season. Temperatures are cooler but still warm enough, days are still long, and for the most part, bugs are less of a pest. But as you get ready to head out, University of Rhode Island entomologist Tom Mather wants you to […]

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New insights on the genetic underpinnings of the vocal tract

Despite its importance for speaking, breathing, and eating, we know relatively little about the genetic underpinnings of the human vocal tract, a system made up of cavities and organs such as the tongue, the larynx, and the lips. A new consortium of geneticists, neuroscientists and linguists, initiated by Dan Dediu, ICREA professor at the Faculty […]