Medical research

Novel insight into chromosome 21 and its effect on Down syndrome

A UCL-led research team has, for the first time, identified specific regions of chromosome 21, which cause memory and decision-making problems in mice with Down syndrome, a finding that provides valuable new insight into ...

Cardiology

Blood transfusion practices should be revisited

Restricting blood transfusion guidelines may save both lives and money, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held from Oct. 19 to 23 in New Orleans.

Medications

More U.K. pharmacies giving patients pill organizers

Pharmacies in the United Kingdom are giving out twice as many pill organizers as they were 10 years ago, according to a study published online July 27 in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Oncology & Cancer

Out-of-pocket medical expenditure up for cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Cancer survivors have significantly higher annual out-of-pocket medical expenditures than individuals without a cancer history, according to research published in the June 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Neuroscience

Scholars investigate how mirror activity works

A team of researchers from Germany and Russia, including Vadim Nikulin from the Higher School of Economics, have demonstrated that long contraction of muscles in one hand increases involuntary reaction of the other one. Meanwhile, ...

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