Scientists outline a new framework for studying gene function -- not in isolation, gene by gene, but as a network, to understand how multiple genes and genetic background influence trait inheritance.
A new study reveals that preventive medications -- such as those to lower blood pressure or cholesterol, or to protect bone health, among others -- are commonly prescribed during the last year of life of older adults with cancer, even though they are unlikely to provide meaningful benefits.
The gut microbiome is one of the fastest moving areas of science today. Twenty-three new abstracts highlighting the most cutting-edge advances in gut microbiome research will be presented at the eighth annual Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, March 23-24, 2019, in Miami, Fla.
Ryerson University Physicist Dr. Michael Kolios, his former graduate student Dr. Michael Moore, and collaborator zebrafish model expert Dr. Xiao-Yan Wen developed a new mode of photoacoustic imaging called F-mode. This new mode selectively enhances photoacoustic image features based on the size of the object and the sounds it produces.
In a surprising finding, researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center showed the protein NLRP6 aggravated the difficult symptoms of gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host disease. Knocking out this protein in mice led to significantly better survival and less severe GVHD.
Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
A recent study from King's College London and Cambridge University highlighted that people may experience multiple subtle changes before being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Financial incentives didn't increase completion rates of colorectal cancer screening tests mailed to patients. In a randomized clinical trial of almost 900 patients, none of the incentives (an unconditional $10, a promised $10 upon completion of the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kit to test for blood in a stool sample or chance at a lottery with a 1-in-10 chance of winning $100) was statistically better than no financial incentive to entice patients to complete the FIT.
Roughly a quarter of patients overdue for colorectal cancer screening mailed completed kits back within two months, even if they weren't given any kind of financial incentive.
New study in mice by University of Illinois researchers finds that the compounds in thermally abused cooking oils may trigger genetic, biochemical changes that hasten the progression of late-stage breast cancer, promoting tumor cells' growth and proliferation.