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Stem cell research helps to identify origins of schizophrenia

Stem cell research helps to identify origins of schizophrenia

Jan. 22, 2013 — New University at Buffalo research demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life. Continue reading

Monitoring of immune function in critically ill children with influenza reveals severe immune suppression in non-survivors

Monitoring of immune function in critically ill children with influenza reveals severe immune suppression in non-survivors

Jan. 21, 2013 — Investigators from 15 children’s medical centers, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital, observed and evaluated critically ill children with influenza to evaluate the relationships between levels of systemic inflammation, immune function and likelihood to die from the illness. The study appears in the January issue of Critical Care Medicine . Continue reading

Birth rate boom ‘stretches services’

Birth rate boom ‘stretches services’

21 January 2013 Last updated at 06:23 ET England is seeing a massive increase in its birth rate which is putting a strain on the NHS, midwives warn. In 2011 there were 688,120 babies born in England, the highest number since 1971, official figures show. Provisional numbers from the Office for National Statistics suggest 2012 will be another record-breaking year Continue reading

Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines

Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines

Jan. 15, 2013 — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a menu of 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria that may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV Continue reading

Clinical trial finds intensive treatment highly effective for children with high-functioning autism

Clinical trial finds intensive treatment highly effective for children with high-functioning autism

Jan. 11, 2013 — In a second randomized clinical trial, researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College have found a comprehensive summer treatment (summer Max) to be highly effective for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) Continue reading

Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR

Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR

Jan. 10, 2013 — Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery. Continue reading

NHS Trust ‘should be broken up’

NHS Trust ‘should be broken up’

8 January 2013 Last updated at 09:19 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play Continue reading

Totally blind mice get sight back

Totally blind mice get sight back

5 January 2013 Last updated at 19:35 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Totally blind mice have had their sight restored by injections of light-sensing cells into the eye, UK researchers report. The team in Oxford said their studies closely resemble the treatments that would be needed in people with degenerative eye disease. Similar results have already been achieved with night-blind mice 1 . Continue reading

Pioneering research on Type 2 diabetes

Pioneering research on Type 2 diabetes

Jan. 4, 2013 — While legions of medical researchers have been looking to understand the genetic basis of disease and how mutations may affect human health, a group of biomedical researchers at UC Santa Barbara is studying the metabolism of cells and their surrounding tissue, to ferret out ways in which certain diseases begin. Continue reading

Racial disparities in pediatric appendicitis treatment tied to hospital type

Racial disparities in pediatric appendicitis treatment tied to hospital type

Dec. 28, 2012 — When researchers from UCLA Medical Center investigated the link between racial disparities and appendicitis outcomes in children, they found that the type of hospital in which black, Hispanic and other minority patients receive care — community, children’s or county — affects their odds of developing a perforated appendix Continue reading