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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have developed a unique approach that allows experienced surgeons and physicians around the world to help less-experienced doctors in war zones, natural disasters and in rural areas perform complicated procedures.

MINNEAPOLIS - When medical marijuana is taken for chronic nerve pain, it may provide pain relief by reducing connections between the areas of the brain that process emotions and sensory signals, according to a study published in the September 5, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked specifically at radicular pain, a type of nerve pain that radiates from the spine into the legs. Sciatica is a common form of radicular pain.

San Antonio, Texas (September 5, 2018) - Small, New World monkeys called marmosets can mimic the sleep disturbances, changes in circadian rhythm, and cognitive impairment people with Parkinson's disease develop, according to a new study by scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

Rockville, Md. (September 5, 2018)--Losing a single night's sleep may affect the liver's ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) and type 2 diabetes. The findings of the mouse study are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for September.

New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a way to improve the voice query understanding capabilities of home entertainment platforms.

The research, in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Comcast Applied AI Research Lab, uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to achieve the most natural speech-based interactions with TVs to date.

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 4, 2018) -- Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may help doctors predict when this type of hormone therapy resistance will occur.

New Rochelle, NY, September 4, 2018--A new study has demonstrated the tissue regenerative potential of a chemoattractant delivery system that can draw mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to the site of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration. The study, carried out in a cow model of IVD degeneration, not only showed the recruitment of regenerative cells, but also reported increased collagen production, as described in an article published in , peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- One of the most common complications of sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking tiny blood vessels and causing severe pain and swelling in the affected body parts.

A new study from MIT sheds light on how these events, known as vaso-occlusive pain crises, arise. The findings also represent a step toward being able to predict when such a crisis might occur.

1. Nalbuphine may help manage opioid-induced urine retention

Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/L18-0387

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Nalbuphine may help to manage opioid-induced urine retention. Findings from a brief case report are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns. The prevailing theory is that that the incremental benefits of combining three or more drugs would be too small to matter, or that the interactions among the drugs would cause their benefits to cancel one another out.