Can Plastic Program Your Baby to Be Obese?
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat stores in the body even before we're...
Surprising Mechanism of Acid Reflux Damage Identified by UT Southwestern/Dallas VA Researchers
The "acid" in "acid reflux" may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers at UT...
Hormone Shown To Be Important In Liver Disease
High levels of a digestive hormone called secretin may play an important role in the management of certain chronic liver diseases, according to...
First Clinical Use of Bioabsorbable Vascular Grafts in Children Shows Promise
Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body's innate healing process, enabling the natural restoration of complex...
Asthma Overdiagnosed in Canadian Adults
Asthma is overdiagnosed in an estimated 30 percent of Canadian adult , according to a study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.
Simple, Rapid TB Diagnosis Feasible in Low-Resource, High-Burden Settings
A streamlined approach to tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis requiring a single sputum sample and providing rapid, accurate results to patients proved...
High-Power Prismatic Devices May Further Expand Visual Fields for Patients with Hemianopia
Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have designed three new eyeglasses...
Blocking Known Cancer Driver Unexpectedly Reveals a New Tumor-Promoting Pathway
While investigating a potential therapeutic target for the ERK1 and 2 pathway, a widely expressed signaling molecule known to drive cancer growth...
Peering Into Tissue Stiffness with VIPA-Based Brillouin Spectroscopy
To bring Brillouin spectroscopy to biological samples -- such as a chicken breast, or a patient's potentially cancerous tumor -- researchers at...
Critical Shortage of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Anticipated by 2035
Looking ahead to 2035, a growing disparity is projected between the number of cardiothoracic surgeons needed and the number available. In a...
30% of Female Physicians Report Sexual Harassment
In a survey of high-achieving physician-scientists, nearly a third of women reported experiencing sexual harassment.
Surgery Surprise: Rural Hospitals May Be Safer and Less Expensive for Common Operations
They may be small. They may be in rural towns. They may only have a couple of surgeons. But for common operations, critical access hospitals may...