Health New second line therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer is effective and safe 2017-11-18T16:14:38.000000000-05:00 A randomized trial in 650 patients has confirmed the safety and efficacy of a new second line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes traumatic brain injury recovery in mice 2017-11-17T19:53:41.000000000-05:00 Researchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 – the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor – and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after traumatic brain injury. Cardiorespiratory fitness is essential to reduce risk of coronary heart disease 2017-11-17T19:51:29.000000000-05:00 New findings emphasize the importance of measuring and maintaining aerobic fitness. Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transplants 2017-11-17T19:07:19.000000000-05:00 Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research. Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments 2017-11-17T19:07:12.000000000-05:00 In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals' brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain type of stroke, the squ... A mom's support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed? 2017-11-17T19:07:08.000000000-05:00 When children become upset, showing negative emotions or behaviors, some parents become distressed, while others are able to talk their child through the difficult situation. Studies have shown that a mothers' reaction -- positive or negative -- to her child's negative emotions can predict whethe... A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is best 2017-11-17T19:07:05.000000000-05:00 A family studies researchers believed that if the attention restoration theory, which describes how interaction with natural environments can reduce mental fatigue and restore attention, worked for individuals it might also work for families to help facilitate more positive family interactions an... Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring 2017-11-17T15:22:29.000000000-05:00 Scientists looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children fol... How a poorly explored immune cell may impact cancer immunity and immunotherapy 2017-11-17T14:18:01.000000000-05:00 The immune cells that are trained to fight off the body's invaders can become defective. It's what allows cancer to develop. So most research has targeted these co-called effector T-cells. But a new study takes a step back and considers: What if the problem isn't with the effector T-cells but sta... Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children, study shows 2017-11-17T14:17:59.000000000-05:00 Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research has found.