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Researchers examined the effects of frailty and depression on married couples. People married to a frail spouse were likely to become frail themselves, and people married to a depressed spouse were more likely to become depressed, too.
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High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately as the more labor-intensive approach using cervical samples obtained by clinicians. This finding is…
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Ebola and other dangerous microbes often produce these inflammatory responses. Researchers say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that leads to sepsis and kills up to 500,000 people a year in the US. The new drug treatment may also…
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Research finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a 'cognitive overload' that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse yet, that overload can spill over and diminish performance in the real world.
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Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the amount of vitamin A present has an effect. However, whether the effects are beneficial or harmful is…
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Elizabeth (Liz) Parrish is the CEO of BioViva, a biotechnology company that focuses on developing gene therapies, and other regenerative therapies, to intervene with human aging. Last September, Parrish added an interesting line to her job description: patient zero for two anti-aging therapies that…
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Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of mechanical strength (doubled pick load), higher water uptake and thermal properties in…
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MagZuma Nutrition recalls affected lots of Life's Qik Fix™ and Zuma Supreme™ products because of undeclared soy and milk allergens.
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FDA advises people not too purchase/use 3rd Degree for weight loss due to undeclared drug ingredient.
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Exceptional Health Products recalls Angel Wings™ - Daily Multi 120 Capsules due to undeclared soy and milk allergens.
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FDA advises people not to purchase/use Black Label X for weight loss because of undeclared drug ingredient sildenafil.
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FDA advises people not to purchase/use Black Gold X Advanced due to hidden drug ingredient.
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In this blog post, Dr. Wen Chen discusses the need for mechanistic research in clinical studies.
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Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.
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NCCIH presents "Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind" Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., will present "Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind" at the seventh annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies.
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In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber talks about an upcoming session at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) that deals with what NCCIH is looking for in clinical research applications.
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In this blog post, Dr. John Williamson of NCCIH's Division of Extramural Research talks about two projects that have received NCCIH funding via SBIR grants.
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MagZuma Nutrition recalls affected lots of Life's Qik Fix™ and Zuma Supreme™ products because of undeclared soy and milk allergens.
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FDA advises people not too purchase/use 3rd Degree for weight loss due to undeclared drug ingredient.
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Exceptional Health Products recalls Angel Wings™ - Daily Multi 120 Capsules due to undeclared soy and milk allergens.
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FDA advises people not to purchase/use Black Label X for weight loss because of undeclared drug ingredient sildenafil.
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FDA advises people not to purchase/use Black Gold X Advanced due to hidden drug ingredient.
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The discovery of shared biological properties among independent variants of DNA sequences offers the opportunity to broaden understanding of the biological basis of disease and identify new therapeutic targets, report scientists.
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Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart failure.
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Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers occur more frequently among Hispanics, blacks, American-Indians, and Alaska Natives than among whites. A new study finds that HPV vaccination is expected to reduce the cancer burden across all racial/ethnic groups. However, some disparities in cancer…
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Changes in key genes define four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia, according to a study. Unlike "big data" genetic studies, which have loosely linked hundreds of genetic changes to schizophrenia but cannot explain varying symptoms, the new study revealed distinct disease versions…
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New cancer drugs, taken in pill form, have become dramatically more expensive in their first year on the market compared with drugs launched 15 years ago, calling into question the sustainability of a system that sets high prices at market entry in addition to rapidly increasing those prices over…
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Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their understanding of how the fungus Aspergillus terreus -- the cause of serious illness in humans -- can move around the body, rather than remaining in the lungs as with similar fungal infections.
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Giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents, a new report suggests. The findings showed that participants who felt a strong social connection with the virtual driving instructor (i.e., "social presence") crashed more during the simulation, especially when they perceived the…
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A new study led by Universitat Autchr('242')noma de Barcelona researcher Vchr('237')ctor Sarto describes a striking example of evolutionary convergence in the order of Lepidoptera. A diurnal moth species has adopted sexual communication rules that are specific to butterflies and has even lost…
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Like many would-be parents, Katie Brenner was advised to select the optimum time for conception based on blood and/or urine tests. She has now developed a quick, saliva-based method for measuring progesterone and estrogen and sending the results to a smart device.
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Infections continue to threaten human health. With remarkable genetic flexibility, pathogenic organisms outsmart available therapies. Fortunately, microbial versatility is matched by the host immune system, which evolves in dialogue with the microbes. Therapies that enhance the beneficial effects…
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A significant breakthrough has been made in the treatment of an inherited genetic disorder which damages muscle and nerve cells in the body. Pompe disease is caused by a defective gene that results in a deficiency of an enzyme called acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) which causes progressive muscle…
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People who empathize easily with others do not necessarily understand them well. To the contrary: Excessive empathy can even impair understanding as a new study conducted by psychologists has established.
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Imaging technologies offer a new window into spinal cord to understand touch and pain sensations. The innovative technology revealed that astrocytes--cells in the nervous system that do not conduct electrical signals and were traditionally viewed as merely supportive--unexpectedly react to intense…
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Multiple sclerosis patients must not only address their unpleasant symptoms, they are also subject to unpredictable relapses, a condition that causes stress, say researchers. This condition has consequences for the 'moral cognition' of patients, who become particularly intransigent in moral…
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A belief in the paranormal can mean an individual experiences more déjà vu moments in their life.
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Companies promoting beauty products should reconsider current methods when targeting older women as few claim to use cosmetic products to look younger. The majority say they use them to look good and feel confident.
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Two-thirds of parents fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively themselves.
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An increased curiosity about others and the wider world could be the 'silver lining' of undergoing a quarter life crisis or midlife crisis.
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In a review of 19 studies, researchers say they can confirm a 'strong association' between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles -- many common among African-Americans -- and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension…
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Augmented climbing wall increases social interaction, helps to attract wider target audiences and empowers users to become content creators.
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The use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can result in offspring depression by early adolescence. Using national register data from Finland, researchers found that children exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during gestation had more chance of being diagnosed with…
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A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts previously associated with it. The research shows that the new version of the drug can still work without reaching the brain…
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Researchers are studying changes in Parkinson's-affected cells at various stages of the disease, long before any symptoms are evident. Parkinson's is marked by the degeneration and death of cells called dopamine neurons. These neurons are found in a brain structure called the substantia nigra. The…
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People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, researchers have found, in a study looking at social networks and endorphin levels.
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A protein called Musashi-2 regulates the function and development of important blood stem cells. This knowledge provides new strategies that can be used to control the growth of these cells -- cells that can be used as therapeutics for a range of life-threatening diseases but are, in general, in…
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People recently released from correctional facilities in Ontario had a risk of dying from a drug overdose 56 times greater than the general population, a new study has found.
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Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease in people suffering from burns. Researchers studied the effect of exudates on the survival and the virulence of these bacteria. The results demonstrate that Pseudomonas aeruginosa has the capacity to multiply within these human fluids and that some of…
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A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and society.
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A new study shows the death of newborn brain cells may be linked to a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases, and at the same time shows a compound currently being developed for use in humans may have therapeutic value for these diseases by preventing the cells from dying.
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New research has uncovered cellular pathways in skin pigment cells that are activated by estrogen and progesterone, and also identified synthetic hormone derivatives that specifically influence the pigment producing pathway. Together, the findings provide critical information that could lead to the…
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When human cells are exposed to titanium dioxide without the presence of UV light from the sun, the risk for bacterial infection more than doubles, scientists have discovered.
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A drug that slows protein production may help neurons affected by a genetic disease, report scientists. Rapamycin has been shown to extend lifespan and reduce symptoms in a broad range of diseases and, at the cellular level, is known to slow down the rate at which proteins are made. But the new…
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The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, how they use them and what they think their benefits may be.
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Less than one percent of children were obese in 1985 compared to 17 percent of boys and 9 percent of girls in 2014, a study from China concludes. Boys may be more overweight than girls because of societal preference for sons, say the authors.
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Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new research suggests.
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A single minute of very intense exercise produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training, new research indicates. The findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there is not enough time.
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Leading oncologists from the UK and EU express their support for the UK remaining in Europe. In doing so, they join many other scientists and clinicians who have publically declared their support for remaining in the EU when Britain votes in the referendum on June 23, 2016.
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For many years, scientists believed patients developed retinopathy and, as a result of the damage to the blood vessels, later developed neuropathy. In a new study, however, researchers discovered that the sequence of events occurring in the retina due to diabetes is just the opposite of these…
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People can become allergically sensitized straight from birth. The importance of early screening is therefore important to detect allergies early for the purposes of preventing serious illness. Therefore, true to the slogan for this 2016 action week, "Close the Immunization Gap" the aim is…
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Researchers describe how breast cancer cells challenged with a small-molecule inhibitor targeting specific invasive properties switch to an alternative mode-of-action, rendering them even more aggressive. The results may impair future therapeutic approaches in the TGF-beta pathway.
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A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is almost 99 percent accurate.
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Brown fat cells can burn fat to generate heat. Researchers have discovered a new method to measure the activity of brown fat cells in humans and mice. The researchers showed that microRNA-92a can be used as an indirect measure for the activity of energy consuming brown fat cells. They showed that a…
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A new review of allergen analysis aims to improve the situation for those living with food allergies -- preventing food fraud and protecting consumers. Food allergies are a rapidly growing problem in the developed world, affecting up to 10% of children and 2-3% of adults, yet allergens remain…
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A simple technique that makes it possible to quickly and easily develop a new type of vaccines has been developed by researchers. The simple and effective technique will pave the way for effective vaccines against not only infectious diseases but also cancer and other chronic diseases.
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Patients do not need to check their cholesterol levels on an empty stomach, new research from Denmark, Canada and the US involving more than 300,000 individuals suggests. So far fasting has been required before cholesterol and triglyceride measurement in all countries except Denmark, where…
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Though not approved for use in newborns, doctors prescribe the drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to help with other conditions diagnosed in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). However, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications…
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A new study evaluated the expected outcomes of both synthetic and natural marijuana.
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Peppermint tea can help improve long-term and working memory and in healthy adults.
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People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored.
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Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be bad for your driving – you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road.
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Online troublemakers tend to be socially well connected. Some Facebook users therefore, remain friends online with troublemakers because they are worried about the repercussions if they 'unfriend' them.
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It's a perennial challenge for institutions of any size, the balance between nimbleness and scale. Start-ups can adapt quickly, changing course to keep up with users' shifting behavior or to take advantage of the latest technology. Larger organizations have broader reach, but are notoriously slow…
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A new study is the first study to demonstrate that promoting explicit whistleblower protections can have the unintended consequence of actually inhibiting reporting of misconduct by intensifying the perceived risk of retaliation.
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The hormone insulin - usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can be targeted by new and already approved drugs to treat fragile X patients. This syndrome is the most…
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Researchers have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities. In all three cases, study participants' performance on standardized tests of…
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How atopic dermatitis (AD) arises isn't yet fully understood, but a new study has uncovered important insights about the association of AD in dogs compared to humans.
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Scientists have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells. The new structure gives scientists the first view of the glycoprotein of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), present on every continent except Antarctica. The…
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About half of Medicare patients who start taking biologic therapies for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis stop within a year, according to a new study. Previous studies have found similar results among the privately insured in the United States. The new study is the first to explore this issue…
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Up to 20 percent of patients with high risk of relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are not cured. That could change with the results from a clinical trial that shows giving high doses of a commonly-used chemotherapy drug increases survival rates.
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Women who work more than 10 years of rotating night shift work had a 15 to 18 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease, as compared with women who did not work rotating night shifts, new research indicates.
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A series of tests physicians routinely order to help diagnose and follow their patients with an elevated antibody level that is a marker for cancer risk, often do not benefit the patient but do increase health care costs, pathologists report.
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Researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a gene repression complex that is known to play a role in cancer. The study focuses on three protein components which make up the core of the NuRD complex: MTA1, RBBP4 and HDAC1.
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A new pilot study defines an approach that can help EPA and other government regulators decide which among the more than 80,000 chemicals in commerce and the environment, many poorly understood, should receive priority attention.
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The first small molecule targeted therapy for progressive hearing loss has been developed in a mouse model of USH3, an USH classified by progressive loss of hearing and vision starting in the first few decades of life along with variable balance disorder.
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Researchers, for the first time, collected hybrid forms of two species of the house mosquito in eastern Austria. The reproductive hybrid feeds the blood of both birds and humans. Hybrid mosquitoes could therefore serve as a vector for the transmission of avian diseases to people. Identification of…
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As the threat of the Zika virus rips through the Americas and news headlines, another more deadly tropical disease is also on the move: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that currently endangers an estimated 350 million people around the world. By combining two decades of research, ancient…
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Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams, new research concludes. Over 90 victims of dating scams took part in questionnaires relating to their personality, how they relate to other people, self-esteem and emotional intelligence.
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Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates.
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The drug hydrocortisone — a steroid commonly used to treat a variety of inflammatory and allergic conditions — can also prevent lung damage that often develops in premature babies treated with oxygen, research conducted in mice shows.
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The beautiful dark stripes on ultraviolet images of Venus's disc are in no way connected with the crystalline sulfur particles in its atmosphere -- the ultraviolet is absorbed by another substance. This has been proven by data obtained from the first ever model of the distribution of sulfur in…
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Chronic exposure to interleukin-1 causes HSCs to produce cells needed to fight infection and repair injury, but at the expense of their own ability to self-renew and maintain a healthy blood system. Elevated interleukin-1 (IL-1) accompanies the chronic inflammation associated with human conditions…
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A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by British engineers. The unique concept has been brought to life using linkage analysis which demonstrates how the head restraint and car seat react simultaneously, when the…
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You not only pick up aromas through your nose, but also through your mouth while you chew your food. Some people simply can smell better than others and those may enjoy an enhanced flavor of foods.
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The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical professionals, and the general public about the impact of repetitive head trauma. Using sophisticated…
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'Clinical inertia' is preventing tight control of blood sugar levels, a new report suggests. Research has shown the average waiting time for increased treatment for Type 2 diabetes from the start of insulin is 3.7 years.
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A team of international researchers has now validated the predictive ability of Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) using individual-level data of 17,809 men and women from 14 studies worldwide.
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A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these 'sparks' is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo. The discovery has potential to help doctors choose the best eggs to transfer during…
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Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), methylfolate (bioactive form of folate) and Vitamin D, were all found to boost the…
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The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking.
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A new infection alert system in catheters could prevent serious infections in millions of hospital patients worldwide. The system changes the color of the urine so patients and carers can see easily if bacteria are starting to block the catheter.
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Researchers studied the NFL to determine if the so-called "acolyte effect" that makes protégés of successful head coaches successful in turn is real.
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An association between financials stress and severe domestic abuse has been discovered by researchers, however, the discovery doesn't prove that one leads to the other.
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Hearing socially meaningful sounds can change the ear and enable it to better detect those sounds, according to researchers who studied the phenomenon in green treefrogs.
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Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.
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Restrictions on alcohol availability may be an important crime-control policy, given that alcohol availability appears to influence crime by increasing consumption and alcohol-induced impulsivity. In 2003, Pennsylvania repealed its Sunday alcohol-sales ban for a portion of its state-run liquor…
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Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2012, 184,000 young drivers were injured in MVCs, and 23 percent of young drivers (15 - 20 years old) involved in fatal MVCs had consumed alcohol. One policy that may reduce alcohol-use behaviors and impaired driving…
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One of the challenges in evaluating the effectiveness of alcohol treatment is determining what constitutes a "good" outcome or meaningful improvement. While abstinence at the end of treatment is clearly a good outcome, a focus on abstinence ignores the benefits of patients reducing their drinking…
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The beliefs and expectations of people with diabetic foot ulcers about their illness have a significant independent effect on their survival, new research by health psychologists has shown.
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In their search for the optimal path to greatness, some athletes believe that the path should be clear of all obstacles, while others say that such challenges are instrumental to talent development. Now, a recent study suggests that what really distinguishes champions is how they face and overcome…
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Alcohol-induced blackouts, defined as memory loss of all or a portion of events that occurred during a drinking episode, are reported by approximately 50 percent of drinkers, and are associated with a wide range of negative consequences, including injury and death. Identifying the factors that…
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For the first time in history, researchers have isolated the parts of the human genome that could explain the differences in how humans experience happiness. These are the findings of a large-scale international study in over 298,000 people.
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Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age two, research shows. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being overweight at age two.
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Older adults who used a hearing aid performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who did not use a hearing aid, despite having poorer hearing, new research indicates.
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Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 diabetes.
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Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa may all have a common origin, according to researchers. They speculate that all three disorders may be caused by antibodies to the body's own nerve cells because of a mistake by the immune system following infection.
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A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows players to learn, but also to participate in the research of new tools for collaborative diagnosis online.
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An international research team describes the methods of winding up molecules into screw-shaped structures. With the aid of artificial molecules, the researchers imitated the principles underlying the assigning a specific function to biomolecules in nature. Giving artificial molecules a specific…
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Fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols could offer new hope in fight against heart disease, suggest scientists. Current therapies against atherosclerosis are not fully effective and there have been numerous recent disappointments on promising agents that have been identified through various drug…
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Researchers working in the field of synthetic biology use components that occur in nature and combine them in a new way. This is how bacteria acquire functions that they hadn't previously possessed, they report, adding that their method offers great potential for biotechnology.
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Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder, suggests a new study.
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A 'Mediterranean' diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a study of over 15,000 people in 39 countries around the world. The research also showed that eating greater…
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A new anti-biofilm nano coating has been developed by a team of researchers. Their solution addresses a pervasive need to design environmentally friendly materials to impede dangerous surface bacteria growth, they say, holding potential for averting biofilm formed by surface-anchored bacteria.
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A group of researchers has revealed their finding that the molecular mechanism that Vibrio cholerae, the etiological agent of cholera, is attracted by bile. This group has also successfully detected the ligand binding to the bacteria chemoreceptor in vivo for the first time. These results may…
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A recent survey finds that 74 percent of Americans think manners and behavior have deteriorated in the United States over the past several decades. A large majority believe that politicians should be held to a higher standard than the general public. The Republican campaign is viewed as rude and…
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Medical researchers have developed a novel cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) technology capable of carrying other molecular "cargos" directly into living cells, coupling with them and then successfully uncoupling after delivering its payload. Cargos can be therapeutic molecules like antibodies that…
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A quick, reliable and cost-effective mobility assessment tool may help to identify elderly patients at risk for adverse post-surgery outcomes.
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Researchers report that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals. Theirs is believed to be the first investigation to explore the association between serum zinc levels and inflammation among people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, while…
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Researchers have discovered how a gene in the brain's dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise.
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Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly and other damage in fetal brains: by infecting specialized stem cells that build its outer layer, the…
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One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has just been uncovered. New studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn.This change begins to occur in late pregnancy with the generation of vast numbers of cells with…
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Cells in the body exchange a number of signals with their surroundings. Deficient signal pathways may adversely affect the function of cells and cause diseases. However, we hardly know more than the vocabulary of cellular language. It is unknown how the "words" are combined in "sentences". If cell…
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Prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly patients presents a therapeutic challenge because this age group is generally underrepresented in clinical trials, and doctors often assume that it is too late to initiate preventive therapy in the elderly. A review by clinical experts of the best…
http://dlvr.it/L7RvRT

Human patrols serve as the most direct form of protection of endangered animals, especially in large national parks. However, protection agencies have limited resources for patrolling.With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Army Research Office, researchers are using…
http://dlvr.it/L7RvPm

Researchers report that a fatty chemical naturally found in damaged tissues can induce an unexpected kind of immune response, causing immune cells to go into a 'hyperactive' state that is highly effective at rallying infection-fighting T-cells. The findings could enhance vaccines and make them much…
http://dlvr.it/L7RvBV

The smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion do not appear to increase the incidence of serious neuropsychiatric side effects compared to placebo, according to a new study.
http://dlvr.it/L7Dd3j

In July 2014, I blogged about NCCIH's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Today, I'd like to tell you about two examples of mind and body projects that NCCIH has funded under these mechanisms. As a quick refresher, Federal funding…
http://dlvr.it/L79d01

by Egle Marija Ramanauskaite Earlier this year, we introduced you to WeCureALZ – a groundbreaking new project that for the first time is set to use the power of citizen science to conduct Alzheimer's research. Enabled by the support of the BrightFocus Foundation, the team is already preparing for…
http://dlvr.it/L78jCW

An easy-to-use online tool to help build people's trust in the cloud has been developed by computer scientists. Cloud computing is widely recognized as a highly useful technology, with multiple benefits such as huge data storage capabilities, computational power, lower costs for companies and…
http://dlvr.it/L76y8V

A new molecular pathway has been identified that is critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive system.
http://dlvr.it/L76lVl

The most aggressive form of pancreatic cancer -- often described as one of the hardest malignancies to diagnose and treat -- thrives in the presence of neighboring tumor cells undergoing a particular form of 'orchestrated cell death,' according to a major study.
http://dlvr.it/L76Vb8

A smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass has been developed, which allows users to navigate using head movements to view a corresponding portion of the magnified screen. They have shown that the technology can potentially benefit low-vision users, many of…
http://dlvr.it/L76VP0

While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and liver, their function has remained unknown. A recent study examined these cells, and discovered they play an integral role in fast tissue repair.
http://dlvr.it/L75kNN

Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up? New research finds young adult survivors of childhood cancer, age 18-29, report health-related quality of life that resembles that of adults, 40-49, in the general population, according to a study.
http://dlvr.it/L75hsC

Timing is everything when it comes to the development of the vertebrate face. In a new study, researchers have identified the roles of key molecular signals that control this critical timing.
http://dlvr.it/L75RN0

To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in a new article. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing worlds, and the sum of individual consumer's actions can have major impacts on a global scale,…
http://dlvr.it/L75RFC

The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors as well as new treatment modalities.
http://dlvr.it/L75R8J

Scientists have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mfsd2a. This is the first molecular model of this critical transporter, and could prove important for the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain --- across the blood-brain…
http://dlvr.it/L75R3n

Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. New research describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that they rest up between intensive developmental events.
http://dlvr.it/L75Qyq

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Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly and other damage in fetal brains: by infecting specialized stem cells that build its outer layer, the…
http://dlvr.it/L7Sj6t

One of the secrets to rich milk production in lactation has just been uncovered. New studies have revealed that breast cells develop two nuclei as the breast switches on lactation to nurture the newborn.This change begins to occur in late pregnancy with the generation of vast numbers of cells with…
http://dlvr.it/L7STk2

Cells in the body exchange a number of signals with their surroundings. Deficient signal pathways may adversely affect the function of cells and cause diseases. However, we hardly know more than the vocabulary of cellular language. It is unknown how the "words" are combined in "sentences". If cell…
http://dlvr.it/L7SBt1

Prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly patients presents a therapeutic challenge because this age group is generally underrepresented in clinical trials, and doctors often assume that it is too late to initiate preventive therapy in the elderly. A review by clinical experts of the best…
http://dlvr.it/L7RvRT

Human patrols serve as the most direct form of protection of endangered animals, especially in large national parks. However, protection agencies have limited resources for patrolling.With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Army Research Office, researchers are using…
http://dlvr.it/L7RvPm

Researchers report that a fatty chemical naturally found in damaged tissues can induce an unexpected kind of immune response, causing immune cells to go into a 'hyperactive' state that is highly effective at rallying infection-fighting T-cells. The findings could enhance vaccines and make them much…
http://dlvr.it/L7RvBV

The smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion do not appear to increase the incidence of serious neuropsychiatric side effects compared to placebo, according to a new study.
http://dlvr.it/L7Dd3j

In July 2014, I blogged about NCCIH's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Today, I'd like to tell you about two examples of mind and body projects that NCCIH has funded under these mechanisms. As a quick refresher, Federal funding…
http://dlvr.it/L79d01

by Egle Marija Ramanauskaite Earlier this year, we introduced you to WeCureALZ – a groundbreaking new project that for the first time is set to use the power of citizen science to conduct Alzheimer's research. Enabled by the support of the BrightFocus Foundation, the team is already preparing for…
http://dlvr.it/L78jCW

An easy-to-use online tool to help build people's trust in the cloud has been developed by computer scientists. Cloud computing is widely recognized as a highly useful technology, with multiple benefits such as huge data storage capabilities, computational power, lower costs for companies and…
http://dlvr.it/L76y8V

A new molecular pathway has been identified that is critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive system.
http://dlvr.it/L76lVl

The most aggressive form of pancreatic cancer -- often described as one of the hardest malignancies to diagnose and treat -- thrives in the presence of neighboring tumor cells undergoing a particular form of 'orchestrated cell death,' according to a major study.
http://dlvr.it/L76Vb8

A smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass has been developed, which allows users to navigate using head movements to view a corresponding portion of the magnified screen. They have shown that the technology can potentially benefit low-vision users, many of…
http://dlvr.it/L76VP0

While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and liver, their function has remained unknown. A recent study examined these cells, and discovered they play an integral role in fast tissue repair.
http://dlvr.it/L75kNN

Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up? New research finds young adult survivors of childhood cancer, age 18-29, report health-related quality of life that resembles that of adults, 40-49, in the general population, according to a study.
http://dlvr.it/L75hsC

Timing is everything when it comes to the development of the vertebrate face. In a new study, researchers have identified the roles of key molecular signals that control this critical timing.
http://dlvr.it/L75RN0

To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in a new article. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing worlds, and the sum of individual consumer's actions can have major impacts on a global scale,…
http://dlvr.it/L75RFC

The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors as well as new treatment modalities.
http://dlvr.it/L75R8J

Scientists have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mfsd2a. This is the first molecular model of this critical transporter, and could prove important for the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain --- across the blood-brain…
http://dlvr.it/L75R3n

Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. New research describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that they rest up between intensive developmental events.
http://dlvr.it/L75Qyq

A study reveals a molecule that triggers cancer recognition in natural killer (NK) cells. The study defines an important role for CD2 in stimulating NK cell responses to therapeutic antibodies. The findings pave the way for improving antibody-based cancer immunotherapy and to develop new cell…
http://dlvr.it/L75Qky

Research scientists has demonstrated how it is possible to suppress the resistance of fungi to antifungal drugs. The experiments were conducted on the cells of baker's yeast, a common fungal model object.
http://dlvr.it/L75QXz

Scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals in neurons and is involved in various disorders, meaning that the discovery opens the way for new treatments.
http://dlvr.it/L752sw

By turning skin cells into brain neurons, researchers have identified that certain tiny molecules aiding in gene expression, known as microRNAs (miRNAs), are under-expressed in the brains of the 14 schizophrenia patients they studied.
http://dlvr.it/L74vMQ

Scientists delineate molecular details of a new bacterial CRISPR-Cpf1 system and open possible avenue for alternative gene editing uses like targeting several genes in parallel.
http://dlvr.it/L74dqP

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While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and liver, their function has remained unknown. A recent study examined these cells, and discovered they play an integral role in fast tissue repair.
http://dlvr.it/L75kNN

Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up? New research finds young adult survivors of childhood cancer, age 18-29, report health-related quality of life that resembles that of adults, 40-49, in the general population, according to a study.
http://dlvr.it/L75hsC

Timing is everything when it comes to the development of the vertebrate face. In a new study, researchers have identified the roles of key molecular signals that control this critical timing.
http://dlvr.it/L75RN0

To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge -- this is one of the messages contained in a new article. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing worlds, and the sum of individual consumer's actions can have major impacts on a global scale,…
http://dlvr.it/L75RFC

The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors as well as new treatment modalities.
http://dlvr.it/L75R8J

Scientists have derived a structural model of a transporter at the blood-brain barrier called Mfsd2a. This is the first molecular model of this critical transporter, and could prove important for the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain --- across the blood-brain…
http://dlvr.it/L75R3n

Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. New research describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that they rest up between intensive developmental events.
http://dlvr.it/L75Qyq

A study reveals a molecule that triggers cancer recognition in natural killer (NK) cells. The study defines an important role for CD2 in stimulating NK cell responses to therapeutic antibodies. The findings pave the way for improving antibody-based cancer immunotherapy and to develop new cell…
http://dlvr.it/L75Qky

Research scientists has demonstrated how it is possible to suppress the resistance of fungi to antifungal drugs. The experiments were conducted on the cells of baker's yeast, a common fungal model object.
http://dlvr.it/L75QXz

Scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals in neurons and is involved in various disorders, meaning that the discovery opens the way for new treatments.
http://dlvr.it/L752sw

By turning skin cells into brain neurons, researchers have identified that certain tiny molecules aiding in gene expression, known as microRNAs (miRNAs), are under-expressed in the brains of the 14 schizophrenia patients they studied.
http://dlvr.it/L74vMQ

Scientists delineate molecular details of a new bacterial CRISPR-Cpf1 system and open possible avenue for alternative gene editing uses like targeting several genes in parallel.
http://dlvr.it/L74dqP

A team reports achieving real-time single molecule electronic DNA sequencing at single-base resolution using a protein nanopore array. The work sets the stage for revolutionary, cost-effective genetic diagnostic platforms with unprecedented potential for precision medicine.
http://dlvr.it/L74dnk

Chimpanzees use manipulative dexterity to evaluate and select figs, a vital resource when preferred foods are scarce, according to a new study. The action resembles that of humans shopping for fruits, and the study demonstrates the foraging advantages of opposable fingers and careful manual…
http://dlvr.it/L74dkl

A relatively low prevalence of vascular risk has been reported among participants of the Southwest Heart Mind Study, especially among those treated for hypertension and hyperlipidemia despite overweight and obesity.
http://dlvr.it/L74dWY

The genes Hobit and Blimp1 have been identified, and researchers have found that these genes control a universal molecular program responsible for placing immune cells at the 'front lines' of the body to fight infection and cancer.
http://dlvr.it/L73qGW

A new technology has been developed that can stitch together DNA barcodes inside a cell to simultaneously search amongst millions of protein pairs for protein interactions, report scientists.
http://dlvr.it/L73qG8

When asked to sort American whiskeys, consumers were more influenced by alcohol content, age at bottling and product brand, a food scientist has found.
http://dlvr.it/L73qFv

Areas in the US with the highest drug-overdose death rates are not always places with high drug trafficking, according to a new analysis. Drug-overdose mortality rates have increased an average of 6.7 percent per year since 1979 but held relatively steady in most US border counties, indicating that…
http://dlvr.it/L73qCV

Systolic blood pressure levels above 140 mmHg were linked with higher risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and death in patients with chronic kidney disease of all ages, but the magnitude of these associations diminished with more advanced age, report researchers at the end of…
http://dlvr.it/L73q3H

Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report. However, they discovered good news as well: an important omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.
http://dlvr.it/L7399c

The rapid escalation of border enforcement over the past three decades has backfired as a strategy to control undocumented immigration between Mexico and the United States, according to new research that suggests further militarization of the border is a waste of money.
http://dlvr.it/L72QWz

Women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields, global studies have shown. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex differences in math and technical scores persist. Now, using international data, a team of psychologists has…
http://dlvr.it/L72QNg

This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar disorder.
http://dlvr.it/L72Frt

Higher levels of greenness (trees, park space and other vegetation) in neighborhoods is linked with significantly lower chronic illnesses, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, public health researchers has shown. The findings were based on 250,000 Medicare recipients age 65 and vegetation…
http://dlvr.it/L71yJh

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Truth in advertising indeed. A billboard created by two ad agencies in Brazil doubles as a deadly trap for the Aedes aegypti mosquitos that spread the Zika virus. A result of a partnership between NBS and Posterscope, the installment reads "This billboard kills hundreds of Zika mosquitos every…
http://dlvr.it/L6dfHB

A unique mouse model has been developed that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and frontotemporal…
http://dlvr.it/L6dbH9

Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting. Researchers have found that existing algorithms and open source machine learning tools were as good as, or better than, human reviewers in detecting cancer cases using data from free-text pathology reports. The computerized approach was…
http://dlvr.it/L6dbBH

Scientists have identified and characterized a biological factor critical to the transformation of adult somatic cells (cells that are not sperm or egg cells) into stem cells.
http://dlvr.it/L6db20

Neuroscientists discover brain processes which lead to the concept of "zero" on the number line.
http://dlvr.it/L6dJn3

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is the most common disorder affecting the eyesight and it is on the increase. The causes are both genetic and environmental. Experts have now made important progress towards understanding the mechanisms behind the development of the…
http://dlvr.it/L6dJlT

Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study. The findings reveal that the percentage of emergency department visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period.
http://dlvr.it/L6dJjL

Researchers used genetically modified bacteria as a model to help explain how a developing animal keeps all of its parts and organs in the same general proportions as every other member of its species. By combining two chemical signals with a few variables, timing cues emerge that can not only…
http://dlvr.it/L6dJbY

An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or 'Wellderly,' has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering protection from cognitive decline, researchers report.
http://dlvr.it/L6dJRf

Any organism with a brain needs to make decisions about how it's going to navigate through three-dimensional spaces. That's why animals evolved sensory organs in the ears to detect if they're rotating or moving in a straight line. But how does an animal perceive curved motion, as in turning a…
http://dlvr.it/L6dJRV

Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature aging. Now a study has applied a highly accurate biomarker to measure just how much HIV infection ages…
http://dlvr.it/L6dJQb

A large study of hand and shoulder surgeries performed at a freestanding, outpatient center found few complications -- 0.2 percent in nearly 29,000 patients over an 11-year period.
http://dlvr.it/L6dJN6

The structure of a bacterial RNA-binding protein has been determined in the act of modifying a molecule of RNA, an achievement that provides researchers with a unique view of the protein's function in action and could lead to clues that would help in the fight against the development of…
http://dlvr.it/L6dJLR

A new study shows that when it comes to promoting healthy hearts, it's not a matter of getting more sleep. It's a matter of getting adequate sleep at optimal times, say researchers.
http://dlvr.it/L6dJ20

Have trouble sleeping on your first night in a new place? A new study explains what's going on in the brain during that 'first-night effect.'
http://dlvr.it/L6cx6f

By Eirian Hallinan Most people believe that the key to avoiding iron deficiency is to eat red meat. If you're vegan or vegetarian, then this is simply not an option. Though the heme iron that's found in meat is better… The post Iron Deficiency and the Vegan or Vegetarian – 5 Things You Should…
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It has been disorienting to the scientific and medical community as to why different subtle changes in a protein-coding gene causes many different genetic disorders in different patients, including premature aging, nerve problems, heart problems and muscle problems. No other gene works like this.…
http://dlvr.it/L6Zl0S

Profits for store brands can increase if companies couple ethical marketing with higher prices, new research indicates. However, the researchers also found that consumers' evaluations of store brands with a lower price point do not benefit from the presence of ethical attributes aimed at enhancing…
http://dlvr.it/L6ZV8Y

Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to improved treatment for asthma sufferers. They have found that blocking a certain signalling molecule can alleviate symptoms such as mucus production, swelling (edema), and constriction of the airways in the lungs.
http://dlvr.it/L6XsxW

A new study addresses a long standing question in the wider field of developmental biology and tissue patterning in general, and in the vascular biology field in particular: 'What are the fundamental mechanisms controlling size and shape of tubular organ systems'. Whereas the most obvious way to…
http://dlvr.it/L6XhNS

A plant-based polyphenol promotes the migration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) in blood circulation and accumulates them in damaged tissues to improve wound healing, scientists have found. It is anticipated that the results will be used for stem cell treatments for cutaneous disorders associated…
http://dlvr.it/L6XhLv

A new study discusses fluid intake adequacy in detail and a simple tool is reviewed that may help healthy, active, low-risk populations answer the question, "Am I drinking enough?" It turns out, the answer is actually quite complex.
http://dlvr.it/L6XhB9

Researchers have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight. Children whose parents perceived their weight as being 'overweight', as opposed to 'about the right weight', gained more weight (increase in BMI-Z score) from…
http://dlvr.it/L6XWlf

A recent social psychology study shines a light on how cultural differences affect what voters judge and value most in the facial appearance of potential leaders.
http://dlvr.it/L6XWcv

Researchers have found that use of multivitamins prior to diagnosis may reduce the risk of neuropathy in breast cancer patients treated with the class of drugs known as taxanes.
http://dlvr.it/L6XWSy

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The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers. The study found that when pregnant mice only drink water sweetened with fructose, a common sweetener in foods and beverages, their offspring have several more risk factors…
http://dlvr.it/L6926L

A traveling spike generator appears to move across the hippocampus and change direction while generating brain waves. The generator itself, however, produces no electrical signal. The speed of the waves most closely match those found in epilepsy and in healthy sleep and theta waves.
http://dlvr.it/L68nmr

Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish--they give plastic its bendy stretch.
http://dlvr.it/L68nmY

For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease. Which one is the driving force behind dementia? The answer: both of them, according to a new study.
http://dlvr.it/L68njr

CRISPRainbow, a new technology using CRISPR/Cas9 allows researchers to tag and track up to seven different genomic locations in live cells. This labeling system will be an invaluable tool for studying the structure of the genome in real time.
http://dlvr.it/L68nfK

Researchers examined whether the DiaRem score, a validated score generated from data readily available could be used to predict patients for whom bariatric surgery will result in cure of type 2 diabetes. This score can be used to predict whether bariatric surgery will lead to short-term remission…
http://dlvr.it/L68nZw

Assessing certain weight control practices and eating behaviors after bariatric surgery can significantly influence the amount of weight loss after surgery, according to a study.
http://dlvr.it/L68nQ8

To what degree does the excess rate of death in individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) happen because of a predisposition in the person who develops AUD compared with the direct effect of the AUD itself?
http://dlvr.it/L68n6G

The efficacy and safety of well-managed warfarin therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation has been the focus of recent study. Atrial fibrillation is a strong independent risk factor for ischemic stroke.
http://dlvr.it/L68TmQ

Researchers have developed a new method to map and track the function of brain circuits affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in boys using brain imaging. The technique will provide clinicians and therapists with a physical measure of the progress patients are making with behavioral and/or…
http://dlvr.it/L68TVr

There is no evidence to suggest that lasers pointed at airplane cockpits damage pilots' eyesight. But obviously if directed at critical moments, the dazzle from the beam and ensuing distraction could prove disastrous for crew and passengers, say leading eye specialists.
http://dlvr.it/L680nw

Even as Congress grapples with the White House on how to fund an emergency response to fight Zika virus, a new report warns that overall underfunding for development of lifesaving tools against neglected global diseases is putting the United States and the world at risk, and that emergency funding…
http://dlvr.it/L680lC

A child's risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother's misperception of her child's weight, new research shows. A key to understanding this may lie in how she regards her own weight status. Researchers say the situation calls for healthcare providers to broaden their health care…
http://dlvr.it/L67htY

Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 percent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease -- the two leading causes of illness and death in high income countries -- finds an analysis of the available evidence, new research shows.
http://dlvr.it/L67hfv

Cancer cells communicate with their environment through cell molecules that pass on signals to the inside of the cell. SI-2 is a potent small-molecule inhibitor to drug the undruggable steroid receptor coactivator-3.
http://dlvr.it/L65qmv

Specific combinations of gut bacteria produce substances that affect myelin content and cause social avoidance behaviors in mice, report scientists.
http://dlvr.it/L65qY8

Super Herbs is voluntarily recalling all bottles of SUPER HERBS, light green and dark green capsules to the consumer level after FDA laboratory testing found SUPER HERBS to contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/or phenolphthalein.
http://dlvr.it/L656Vn

Researchers present data and a simple statistical network model that describe an unanticipated property of newly formed, immature neurons in the dentate gyrus. The model resolves a seeming paradox in one of the most intriguing areas of the brain, how immature granule cells in the dentate gyrus…
http://dlvr.it/L63SJH

How a glimpse of the other side changes those who make it back.
http://dlvr.it/L5tLfP

Researchers are developing a new drug to treat life-threatening lung damage and breathing problems in people with severe infections like pneumonia, those undergoing certain cancer treatments and premature infants with underdeveloped, injury prone lungs. Scientists report that a transcription factor…
http://dlvr.it/L5q8fL

Researchers examined tumor response and overall survival following administration of the antibody pembrolizumab among patients with advanced melanoma.
http://dlvr.it/L5q8Yr

A new study by a marketing professor looks at the best ways to use analogies in marketing.
http://dlvr.it/L5pwNb

The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent research.
http://dlvr.it/L5pw4b

Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a study.
http://dlvr.it/L5pvt2

Experts have debuted their latest progress in precision prevention -- an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors.
http://dlvr.it/L5pvpb

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Delaying radiation therapy too long after surgery significantly increases the risk of recurrent tumors in women treated for very early, or what is referred to as 'stage 0,' breast cancer, according to new research.
http://dlvr.it/L5jB4v

Indoor pollution from smoke, building materials and spores kills millions each year, say researchers. New work offers insight into 'Sick Building Syndrome' and how new smart cities could help combat air quality issues. Lack of real-time air pollution data hinders simple safety precautions that…
http://dlvr.it/L5j9sf

States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act saw a significant increase in rates of health insurance among low-income adults compared with states that did not expand the program, researcher have found. They also found improved quality of coverage, more frequent use of health…
http://dlvr.it/L5hxgM

Parents outperform even sophisticated measurement systems in emergency departments when it comes to estimating their children's body weight, according to the results of a systematic review of the literature on pediatric weight estimation.
http://dlvr.it/L5hhnR

Harsh parenting may increase a child's risk for poor physical health and obesity as they get older, new research indicates. And attempts by one parent to counterbalance the harsh behavior are not always effective in lessening that risk.
http://dlvr.it/L5hhn2

'Monovision' -- a simple technique borrowed from ophthalmology that dates to the monocle of the Victorian Age -- can improve user performance in virtual reality environments, scientists report.
http://dlvr.it/L5hhk8

Two novel biological measuring systems have been developed that facilitate better analysis of disease-relevant changes in the oxidation state of cells. One of the methods can be used, for the first time, to observe variations and changes in cellular oxidation states in tissue sections. The other is…
http://dlvr.it/L5hbCC

Almost half of long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an ED over course of a year regardless of cognitive status. Only about a third of these individuals were subsequently admitted to the hospital, new research shows.
http://dlvr.it/L5hb7N

The paired limbs of humans, and before that the paired fins of fish, evolved from the transformation of gill arches in early fish, scientists say, presenting genetic evidence for this theory.
http://dlvr.it/L5hb6n

The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states' varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new study finds.
http://dlvr.it/L5hb5c

Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed to induce high levels of protective antibodies against hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the surface of the influenza virus that enables the virus to enter a human cell and initiate infection. New research found that higher levels of antibody…
http://dlvr.it/L5h8VP

An increase in women with breast cancer choosing double mastectomy may be influenced by media coverage of celebrities, a new study finds.
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The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune response alters brain activity. Upon infection, brain cells lining blood vessels produce a protein called…
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Adult circulating monocytes that get access to the macrophage niche in the liver or the lung can acquire identical tissue-specific macrophage functions and self-maintenance capacities as macrophages of embryonic origin, scientists have discovered. This paves the way towards monocyte-based cellular…
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In an effort to qualify the process of investing in corporate sustainability, researchers examined two major international apparel brands, Nike and Adidas, to determine the paths taken to reach corporate sustainability. They found that while both companies are currently models of corporate…
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A phase 1 trial has been conducted to evaluate the tolerability and immunogenicity of two candidate Ebola vaccines, an adenovirus type 26 vector vaccine (Ad26.ZEBOV), and a modified Ankara vector vaccine (MVA-BN-Filo).
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Glance out the window and then close your eyes. Maybe you noticed it's raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. Did you catch the shape of its handle? Probably not. Some neuroscientists would say that your eyes still capture everything in front of you. But there are flaws to this logic,…
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A link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer has been identified by a research team.
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A recent study has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory animals and also reduced weight gain.
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A new method for detecting DNA mutations in a single cancer cell has been announced. This is in comparison to current technology that analyzes millions of cells which they believe could have important applications for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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Specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences, new research suggests. Results show that quantitative job demands, decision control, role conflict and support from a superior in the…
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After a kidney transplant, women may experience decreased kidney damage from ischemia reperfusion injury compared to men due to the impact of gender-specific hormones, suggests a new preclinical study and an analysis of patient data .
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Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a new study has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.
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By analyzing accounts of awe that result from seeing Earth from space, psychologists delve deep into the psychology of astronauts.
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Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial.
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Using animal tissue samples, researchers have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical devices.
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Bacteria that cause tuberculosis trick immune cells meant to destroy them into hiding and feeding them instead, report scientists. The study results revolve around the ancient battle between the human immune system and bacterial invaders, where immune cells strive to recognize bacteria as the…
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Scientists may have discovered a significant new diagnostic marker for liver cancer, according to a new study.
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New research suggests that humans became the large-brained, large-bodied animals we are today because of natural selection to increase brain size. The work contradicts previous models that treat brain size and body size as independent traits. Instead, the study shows that brain size and body size…
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An underlying cause of dangerous immune suppression in people with high level spinal cord injuries has been identified by researchers who now propose a possible treatment. They report that spinal cord injuries higher than thoracic level 5 (T5) cause nervous system circuitry to become highly…
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Living cells must alter their external form actively, otherwise functions like cell division would not be possible. Now researchers have developed a synthetic cell model to investigate the fundamental principles of the underlying cellular mechanics.
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When operating on cancer, surgeons want to remove tumors and not healthy tissue. This is especially important and challenging when dealing with brain tumors, which are often spread out and mixed in with the healthy tissue. Researchers have shown that a well-established optics technique can reveal…
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Dr. Lanay Mudd previews a session that will be held at the ICIMH conference in May. The topic is selecting appropriate comparators in studies of meditative movement interventions such as tai chi, qi gong, and yoga.
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You may not win friends, but a new study finds that you can influence people simply by lowering the pitch of your voice in the first moments of a conversation.
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A new article outlines the essential role of YEATS domain proteins in reading epigenetic marks that regulate gene expression, DNA damage response, and other vital DNA-dependent cellular processes.
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A collaborative study has found proof-of-concept evidence for a potential cancer treatment that leverages microparticles and mesenchymal stem cells.
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Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions could be helped by new insights into how the immune response is switched off. Scientists have discovered how compounds produced by the body's immune system help to dampen inflammation and prevent damage to healthy tissues.
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Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many cancers, but it causes serious heart damage in some patients. Heart muscle cells made from the skin cells of breast cancer patients can be used to study this phenomenon.
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Pancreatic cancer is on track to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2020. These statistics are due, in part, to pancreatic cancer's resistance to most targeted cancer therapies. Working with pancreatic cancer cells, researchers have now found a mechanism that could be…
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A new study shows that eating vegetables and fruits grown in soils irrigated with reclaimed wastewater exposes consumers to minute quantities of carbamazepine, an anti-epileptic drug commonly detected in wastewater effluents.
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An explanation for how pancreatic cancer spreads to the liver has been revealed by researchers. These findings potentially hold the key to stopping this disease from spreading.
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Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a new study in rats.The finding suggests that replay of previous experiences during rest is important for memory consolidation, a process whereby the brain stabilizes and…
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Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to cognitive impairment, a research team has recommended.
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Some patients triaged as nonurgent in emergency departments still received diagnostic services, had procedures performed and were admitted, including to critical care units, all of which could signal overuse, a lack of primary care physicians or a degree of uncertainty by patients and physicians,…
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A team of researchers has recorded the brain activity of 50 people wearing an electroencephalogram headset while they looked at a series of 500 images designed specifically to elicit unique responses from person to person, for instance, a slice of pizza, a boat, Anne Hathaway, the word 'conundrum.'…
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Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study.
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Particle numbers across the whole of Europe and especially in five European cities have been estimated with help of modelling. On the basis of the comprehensive overall picture produced by the results, it is possible to assess the harmful effects of particles on health considerably better than…
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More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called CATDAT, which looks at examining socioeconomic indicators as well as collecting and evaluating…
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The effect ecstasy has on different parts of the brain has been the focus of recent study. Researchers found that ecstasy users showed significant reductions in the way serotonin is transported in the brain. This can have a particular impact on regulating appropriate emotional reactions to…
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The neutrophils of systemic lupus erythematosus patients release oxidized DNA from their mitochondria that can stimulate an unwanted immune response, researchers have discovered. The study suggests that targeting the pathways that lead to the accumulation of this DNA and/or facilitate its removal…
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Scientists have completed a two-year Phase I clinical trial which showed that children showed the greatest benefit from gene therapy for treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis or severe early childhood onset retinal degeneration. Importantly, 9 of the 12 participants experienced improvement in…
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This study shows that show that the risk of further fracture after a first major osteoporotic fracture is greatest immediately following the first event, with a declining, but still increased, risk in subsequent years. These results suggest that pharmacological treatment for secondary fracture…
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A unique laser, which is a compact light source with wavelengths harmless to the human eye, has been created by a research team.
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New findings provide deeper understanding of the disease which affects mainly aging Asians, and open up new possibilities for the delivery of precision medicine.
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Healthcare facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and leases can be a tall order. A state-wide survey showed that hospital, clinics and cancer treatment were…
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When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? One expert is determined to find out. She has been using data from new surveillance technology to research the disparity between the number of recorded gunshot sounds and the number of reported incidents…
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Standardizing hospital care policies across institutions for infants diagnosed with drug withdrawal symptoms at birth reduces their length of treatment and hospitalization, according to new collaborative research.
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Investigators have found no evidence of infections related to the common practice of injecting allergens beneath the skin to reduce the allergic response. Although the sterility of these 'allergy shots' has not been a concern, the organization that sets standards for the quality and safety of…
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Medical researchers have developed groundbreaking treatments for pancreas cancer using engineered T-cells.
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Stem cells have been used successfully, for the first time, to promote regeneration after injury to a specialized band of nerve fibers that are important for motor function.
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In a new study, environmental pollutants found in fish were shown to obstruct the human body's natural defense system to expel harmful toxins. The research team suggests that this information should be used to better assess the human health risks from eating contaminated seafood.
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Heart attack patients are more depressed but are less often prescribed antidepressants than people who have not had a heart attack, according to new research.
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As medical professionals search for new ways to personalize diagnosis and treatment of disease, researchers have already put into practice what may be the next big step in precision medicine: personalized proteomics.
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Women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers and improved their survival rates.
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New data demonstrate that choosing a different combination of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C can eradicate the virus at four weeks in patients who had already failed on previous medication regimens.
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Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the ageing process. Hallmark signs of the disorder are loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living. This study assessed the prevalence of sarcopenia in Europe, finding that, when…
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A hepatitis C (HCV) drug currently under investigation, ABT-493 and ABT-530, which is an all-oral once-daily antiviral treatment, helped HCV genotype 3 patients with heavily scarred livers and no previous treatment history to achieve a 100 percent sustained virologic response after receiving the…
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Adolescents with Hepatitis C (HCV) could benefit from a combination of direct-acting antivirals, according to new data. The study demonstrated that adolescent patients with HCV genotype 1 aged 12 to 18 years who were treated for 12 weeks with a fixed dose combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir…
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New data demonstrates that generic direct-acting antivirals are as effective and safe as branded treatments to cure hepatitis C.
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A new study demonstrates that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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A pilot study found that all patients with acute HCV who were treated with a direct-acting antiviral treatment over a 'short-duration' of six weeks had undetectable HCV after a 12 week follow-up. The investigator-initiated study demonstrated that the combination of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir for…
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A new study provides hope for a new treatment in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare condition characterized by inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts of the liver and for which there are currently no medicines.
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New data confirms that a novel first-in-class treatment for hepatitis B, called NVR 3-778, is well-tolerated and can reduce levels of the virus' genetic material in the body when combined with pegylated interferon after four weeks of treatment.
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This study found that in Sweden, for male farmers, the risk of a hip fracture was 14 percent lower compared to other occupations, adjusted for age. When also adjusted for rural status of residence, the risk reduction was still 15 percent lower. When also adjusted for income, education and latitude…
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Rsearchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of calcium and vitamin D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the UK Biobank, a very large study comprising 502,664 men and women aged 40-69 years.
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