Researchers show that the well-known mechanism of gene expression control -- dynamic changes in DNA methylation -- is also involved in changes to the excitability of neural cells. The sites of such methylation changes may offer a potential therapeutic target in neuropsychiatric disorders.
There are now 500 Zika-infected pregnant women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control, with 15 babies born with birth defects and six lost pregnancies. But that's President Obama's fault, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who continues to refuse a clean funding request from the White House to respond to the Zika threat. Show More Summary
Kidney failure costs Medicare close to $30 billion per year, and the disease is only expected to become more common. But new research suggests a path forward that could save money while also improving...
An analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a significant increase in suicides in the United States since 1999. The increase was particularly high in girls ages 10 to 14, especially in the past decade, and this...Show More Summary
In 2014, about one-third of pregnant women in the United States gave birth by C-section, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Usually a woman is granted the power to choose how she wants to deliver her baby, so why opt for a surgical procedure over a natural birth, or vice...
The Center for Disease Control has expanded an unprecedented warning for pregnant women and their sexual partners to avoid travel in parts of Florida to all of Miami-Dade County after five cases of Zika in Miami Beach were confirmed. As...Show More Summary
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Friday that five cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Miami Beach. He asked the Centers for Disease Control for more kits to fight the mosquito-borne illness.
Late Thursday afternoon health authorities were working to finalize the area that would be covered by a new travel advisory for Zika virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post Zika virus may now be spreading in Miami Beach appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already issued one Zika-related travel advisory in the United States, but that soon may expand to one of our country’s largest summer party cities. Read more...
Scientists at the University of Liverpool are using the health records of dogs to monitor the status of a potentially fatal tick-borne disease that appears to have been imported into the UK
If you hate going to the dentist, here's some good news. New research shows that melanocortin agonism may effectively control the inflammation that often occurs in gum tissue.
For the first time in the agency’s 70-year history, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in early August issued a travel advisory for part of the continental United States, warning pregnant women to stay away from a neighborhood in Miami. The culprit: the Zika virus. Zika is a mosquito-borne illness associated with a rise in […]
Officials declared a state of emergency on the island just days ago. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that a full quarter of Puerto Rico’s residents will be infected with the Zika virus by the end of 2016. That dire warning was initially made in June, as health officials noted the disease was spreading at previously unexpected speeds. Show More Summary
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported for years that more than a third of Americans are obese. Their latest report shows that while the average American isn't getting any taller, they are getting wider...Show More Summary
Researchers have identified a gene silencing mechanism that maintains neuronal specification and protects against neurodegeneration, a new report outlines.
A protein complex called Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), which plays a critical role in forming specific classes of nerve cells in the brain during development, also plays an important role in the adult brain where it may contribute...Show More Summary
Researchers identify gene silencing mechanism that maintains neuronal specification and protects against neurodegeneration
This could be a good thing. Fertility rates in the U.S. are lower than ever previously recorded according to a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—but this doesn’t herald a Children of Men scenario on the horizon. Show More Summary
The Promise and the Challenge Here's the promise: There is a cure, a complete cure in a short 12 weeks, for hepatitis C virus (HCV), which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates afflicts between 2.7 and 3.9 million Americans, and which is a leading cause of liver cancer and other devastating health complications. Show More Summary
The Trevor Project's Abbe Land on the troubling new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.