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New research shows us just how important primary care physicians are in prolonging our...

Every 10 additional primary care physicians per 100,000 people in the United States was associated with a 51.5-day increase in life expectancy during the decade from 2005 to 2015, according to a...

Group A streptococcus causes more than 700 million cases of human infection every year...

Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease. Group A streptococcus is an organism...

Scientists have create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally “invisible” to the...

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that are functionally "invisible" to the immune system, a feat of biological engineering that, in...

Body fat distribution : Researchers discover DNA variants that significantly influence it

A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with...

Researchers are searching for new therapies to help people overcome their fears and phobias

Most of us feel afraid when faced with a threat or danger, but people with phobias and anxiety feel overwhelming levels of fear in situations that are relatively harmless.

Cancer researchers have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma

Cancer researchers at the University of Bonn have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma. About one third of all patients suffer from a particular variant of...

Prostate cancer : Researchers identify protein that contributes to racial disparities

Cancer researchers have long known that prostate cancer tends to be more common, more aggressive and more resistant to existing treatments in African-Americans than in Caucasian-Americans, but they're only beginning to understand...

Researchers have identified new pathway for cell communication

Small lipid vesicles known as extracellular vesicles are of great interest to cell scientists since it has been discovered that they mediate intercellular communication. Now, Professor Tom Carter's group...

Researchers have discovered the mechanism of brain syndrome called disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia...

Researchers have reported for the first time the mechanism behind a very rare brain syndrome called disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia (MICPCH), which causes microcephaly. Information gleaned from...

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) drug may protect baby from hazards of intraamniotic infections

Dangerous to both mom and baby, infections or inflammations of the tissue or fluids that surround the fetus often result in preterm delivery with a high risk of serious complications for the...