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20 min ago | Medical News Today

Children with sensory processing disorders and autism have measureable brain differences

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism , further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Health

4 hrs ago | McClatchy

Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine - a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small labs.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Kidney International

Propofol as a panacea for acute kidney injury?

Correspondence: Kathleen D. Liu, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Box 0532, San Francisco, California 94143-0532, USA.


Related Topix: Circulation, Medicine, Health, Nephrology, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


BioNano Genomics Announces the Purchase of the Irys System by BGI

BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of an Irys System by BGI , the world's largest genomics organization.



Study reveals brain mechanism behind chronic pain's sapping of motivation

Mice suffering chronic pain undergo a change in brain circuitry that makes them less willing to work for a reward, even though they still want it Robert Malenka and his colleagues found that chronic pain changed the brain circuitry in mice, making them less willing to work for rewards.


Related Topix: Stanford University

Science Blog

Key to Aging Immune System Is Discovered

There's a good reason people over 60 are not donor candidates for bone marrow transplantation.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Medical News Today

The efficiency of tissue regeneration may be increased by stem cell advance

A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells , which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to UC San Francisco scientists who reported the findings in the current edition of Cell.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Play is an important part of life

How do you use your leisure time? Fewer unstructured "play" hours seem to be in our lives! This is a serious threat to our health and happiness.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

Medical Daily

Sensory Processing Disorder And Autism Linked To Decreased White Matter Connectivity In The Brain

Children with sensory processing disorders have decreased connections in specific brain regions, in some ways similar and in other ways distinct from those areas impacted by autism.


Mental Help Net

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

Although the vast majority of kids with autism have abnormal sensory behaviors, their brains are still wired very differently from children who have trouble processing sensory stimuli, researchers report.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

US News & World Report

Meat Is Murder: America's Deadly Beef Obsession

For most Americans, a meal isn't a meal unless there's a piece of meat on the plate.


Related Topix: University of Denver


Elderly Receive Excessive and Expensive Medical Treatment, Recent Poll Suggests

Nearly one out of four elderly Americans - the equivalent of 25 million people - said they received excessive or unwanted medical treatment, according to a poll released this week, bolstering the efforts of some medical associations and advocacy groups to curb what they consider costly medical procedures.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

John Muir Health, UCSF Medical Center form regional health network as competition heats up

John Muir Health Chief Strategy Cfficer George Sauter said If formed the ACO would be the largest such collaboration for the agency.


Related Topix: California


Healthy Lifestyle Retards Cells Aging

New research presents evidence that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, a healthy lifestyle may counteract many of these effects.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Nature Neuroscience

Research Technician

The Baraban laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco , is searching for a full time Research Technician for its zebrafish-related epilepsy projects.


Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Health

RFID Journal

PantryLabs' Vending Machine Dispenses Fresh Foods Via RFID

Following two pilots conducted at Bay Area hospitals, San Francisco-based startup PantryLabs has begun selling its smart sensor-based refrigerated vending machine, known as a Pantry, to enable businesses-such as health-care facilities, restaurants and other food sellers-to dispense fresh food automatically.


Related Topix: RFID News

WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Healthy habits may slow cellular signs of aging

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science

Copenhagen Post

Danish HIV research garnering international attention

Danish research in the fight against HIV, which some are calling "the first step toward a real treatment" for HIV, has generated international attention among researchers and in the media.


Science Blog

Viewing Dentistry in a New Light

New tools are coming soon that could replace traditional dental X-rays, screen for "hidden cavities" and avoid painful extractions.


Related Topix: Wisdom Teeth, Health


Healthy Lifestyle May Buffer Against Stress-Related Cell Aging

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.


Related Topix: Biology, Science