Health Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands 2017-05-26T16:59:07.000000000-04:00 Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed ... Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment 2017-05-26T14:37:18.000000000-04:00 Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. Researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant cells within a melanoma tumor that hold the potential to spread. Once found, the stemlike metastatic cells can be cul... Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection 2017-05-26T08:45:55.000000000-04:00 Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher survival rates when infected with E. coli ... New cellular target may put the brakes on cancer's ability to spread 2017-05-26T08:45:49.000000000-04:00 Researchers have discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere in the body. Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar 2017-05-26T08:45:46.000000000-04:00 Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others. Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism 2017-05-26T08:45:43.000000000-04:00 In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, impr... Diesel pollution linked to heart damage 2017-05-26T08:45:41.000000000-04:00 Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017. Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease 2017-05-26T08:45:27.000000000-04:00 A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known to live long and healthy lives despite having a diet rich in animal fat. Fruit flies journey to International Space Station to study effects of zero gravity on the heart 2017-05-25T19:55:36.000000000-04:00 Researchers have announced that six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) to study the impact of weightlessness on the heart. The fruit flies are scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and will travel to ... 'Authentic' teachers are better at engaging with their students 2017-05-25T19:55:00.000000000-04:00 Teachers who have an authentic teaching style are more positively received by their students, according to new research.