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Investigators report preclinical research showing that Krüppel-like factor 12 promotes colorectal cancer cell growth by activating early growth response protein 1. Data also reveal that levels of KLF12 and EGR1 correlate synergistically with a poor CRC prognosis. Results indicate that KLF12 plays…
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Compromise always occurs among two decision makers when a woman is involved (female pairs or mixed gender pairs) because compromise is consistent with feminine norms. It hardly ever occurs when the decision makers are both men because extremism is a more masculine trait; men tend to push away from…
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Official government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths in the region over a two-year period, casting doubt on the reliability of that country's government data on traffic fatalities, a study suggests.
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Researchers are closer to finding a better way to treat children with a rare metabolic disorder called MPS I.
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Researchers have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for the disease.
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Reducing firearm access, smart gun technology, and public education could reduce firearm suicides in the United States, finds a new report.
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A protein discovery offers a possible test for ovarian cancer, report scientists. The research team also identified an enzyme vital to ovarian cancer growth and spread, offering a target for new treatments. In ovarian cancer, early detection and treatment are vital; this research offers routes to…
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An international team of researchers has discovered the mutation responsible for a rare, newly identified genetic disorder that causes craniofacial abnormalities and developmental delays. The mutation disrupts normal protein transport within cells, shedding light on a fundamental process in cell…
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While it's a matter of conventional wisdom in popular culture that raising antioxidant levels in the body tends to keep cancer at bay, a research team demonstrates that in pancreatic cells on the road to cancer or already malignant, the last thing one wants to do is to raise antioxidant levels.…
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Researchers have identified a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene, one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one researchers have so far had difficulty targeting successfully.
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Patients carrying certain mutations that cause Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disorder, have an increased risk for developing seizures and have more severe cardiac symptoms.
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A discovery may lead to more close-fitting, comfortable and user-friendly prosthetics.
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As fewer teens overall take up smoking, those who do smoke daily are reporting more health complaints than in years past, a new study indicates.
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A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2,100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource.
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People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who do not, researchers report. While bNAbs cannot completely clear HIV infections in people who already acquired the virus,…
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The supercoiling of bacterial chromosomes around histone-like proteins can trigger the expression of genes that make the microbe invasive, new research shows. The discovery could provide a new target for the development of drugs to prevent or treat bacterial infection, say scientists.
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In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts.
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Researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair.
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A new study shows both high and low cognitive ability have distinct prejudices against particular groups.
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They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed, and trigger diseases. Scientists are researching how it can be possible to prevent the formation of biofilms from the beginning. On this…
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In psychiatric clinics with an exclusively open-door policy, the risk of patients committing suicide or absconding from treatment is no higher than in clinics with locked wards. This has been demonstrated in a large study in which around 350,000 cases were analyzed over a period of 15 years.
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The effectiveness of reprogramming cells into blood cells is thought to depend on the original cell type and reprogramming method. Researchers show this assumption is actually the result of epigenetic effects, suggesting any founder cell and reprogramming method is feasible for blood production.
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New research helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.
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Women enjoy a slight advantage over men when applying to become science teachers in France, a new study suggests.
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Not only is breast cancer more than one disease, but a single breast cancer tumor can vary within itself, giving the potential for very different patient treatment plans depending on the tumor sample and diagnostic testing used. The results demonstrate that tumor sampling techniques used with newly…
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Women enjoy a slight advantage over men when applying to become science teachers in France, a new study suggests.
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Not only is breast cancer more than one disease, but a single breast cancer tumor can vary within itself, giving the potential for very different patient treatment plans depending on the tumor sample and diagnostic testing used. The results demonstrate that tumor sampling techniques used with newly…
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The universally available 'public' mAb will allow better assessment of existing analytical methods and potentially faster adoption of new technologies.
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Ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in London four years ago, researchers reported that physical inactivity was a global pandemic that required urgent action. With the 2016 Games looming, investigators report little change in activity levels worldwide.
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A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study. Consuming fish oil instead of lard can make a significant difference, the study shows.
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Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research suggests that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. The study shows that green monkeys in The Gambia acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans.
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The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region and it appears to have worsened since the turn of the millennium, new research indicates. The biggest concentrations of unemployed workers lack fast or frequent transit service to some of the…
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Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, according to a new study.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The cases are likely the first known occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in…
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Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers, say investigators. Improving the ability to diagnose AKI, a sudden decline in kidney function, is critical, as approximately 25 percent of preterm infants develop AKI.
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Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s. That's according to the one of the first studies to look at how adolescent exposure to illegal substances affects patterns of abuse in adulthood.
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Overall incidence of type 2 diabetes has stabilized over recent years, according to a new study, while mortality has declined, suggesting that increasing prevalence of the disease within the population may be attributed not to increasing numbers but to longer survival of patients with diabetes.
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A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
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A virtual brain has been created that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better prepare for surgery, say scientists.
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A new study, which followed 180 pre-term infants from birth to age seven, found that babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life had had larger volumes of certain regions of the brain at term equivalent and had better IQs, academic achievement, working memory, and motor…
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A portable production system, designed to manufacture a range of biopharmaceuticals on demand, has been developed by researchers. In a new paper, the researchers demonstrate that the system can be used to produce a single dose of treatment from a compact device containing a small droplet of cells…
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A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body: Scientists have discovered that Staphylococcus lugdunensis which colonizes in the human nose produces a previously unknown antibiotic. As tests on mice have shown, the substance which has been named Lugdunin is able to combat multiresistant…
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Financial factors, including couples' overall resources and wives' ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is couples' division of labor -- paid and unpaid -- that is associated with the risk of divorce.
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Severely obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery are more likely to have increased fracture risks both before and after the surgical procedure compared to obese and non-obese people who don't need surgery, finds a large study.
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BCG, the only currently approved TB vaccine, is only partially effective. Given the complicated TB treatment, the rise of adult TB cases in conjunction with the HIV epidemic, and increasing multidrug-resistant TB strains, a new and better vaccine is a global health priority. A new study dissects…
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Safe driving requires clear central vision and adequate peripheral vision. Glaucoma typically leads to constriction of the visual field, sparing the central vision.
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Thinking about the future helps overcome relationship conflicts, according to a study. The research also, say the researchers, has potential implications for understanding how prospection, or future-thinking, can be a beneficial strategy for a variety of conflicts people experience in their…
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Because Caucasians have a higher skin cancer risk than the general population, people with skin of color may believe that they don't need to be concerned about this disease — but new research reveals this to be a dangerous misconception.
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A new study has shown that a new class of drug candidates increases bone mass by expanding bone formation (deposition of new bone) and bone turnover (a normal process of replacement of old bone).
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By Jamell Andrews Honey has long been used for more than just sweetening a cup of tea. For centuries, people have believed that honey has healing properties and it's been used since ancient times to treat everything from stomach issues… The post Honey: Keeping You Healthy from the Inside out…
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Inability to manage negative emotional and somatic stress is associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to new research.
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Researchers have identified a mechanism by which bioscaffolds used in regenerative medicine influence cellular behavior, a question that has remained unanswered since the technology was first developed several decades ago.
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Researchers have found a connection between lack of ovarian hormones and changes in the brain's pleasure center, a hotspot in the brain that processes and reinforces messages related to reward, pleasure, activity and motivation for physical exercise. Findings suggest that activation of brain…
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People with psoriasis have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Treating psoriasis may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which in turn leads to less inflammation elsewhere in the body, say researchers.
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Our skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of stem cells. Now a research team has identified two proteins that are fundamental to conserve skin stem cells and has shown that without these proteins these cells are lost.
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The formation of large numbers of polyps in the colon has a high probability of developing into colon cancer, if left untreated. The large-scale appearance of polyps is often due to a hereditary cause; in this case the disease can occur in multiple family members. Now a team of researchers has…
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Learning how to look inside a body without having to cut it open is still an important part of medical research. One of the great challenges in imaging remains the visualization of oxygen in tissue. Scientists have now developed a new approach to this task.
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Music can influence how much you like the taste of beer, according to a new study.
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A new study found that following basic hygienic practices and complying with protocols for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization reduces the time to clearance of the bacteria more quickly than a treatment regimen of antibiotic ointment and antiseptic body wash. The…
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Scientists have discovered a receptor-protein that is expressed on the surface of different types of ovarian tumor cells, including clear cell and mucinous ovarian tumors, two of the most aggressive subtypes of the disease. The protein is not found on non-ovarian healthy tissues in adult women,…
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An episode of major depression can be crippling, impairing the ability to sleep, work, or eat. But the drugs available to treat depression can take weeks or even months to start working. Researchers have discovered one reason the drugs take so long to work, and their finding could help scientists…
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A rare genetic mutation is associated with susceptibility to familial Barrett esophagus and esophageal cancer, according to a new study that set out to identify novel disease susceptibility variants in FBE in affected individuals from a large multigenerational family.
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New research could provide additional clues for future treatment targets to delay Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, according to the group's latest findings.
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When the body encounters an infection, a molecular signaling system ramps up the body's infection-fighting system to produce more white blood cells to attack invading bacteria. Now researchers have discovered that when facing a massive bacterial infection resulting in sepsis, that same signaling…
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A website with search and interaction history can be just as engaging as chatting with an online human agent, or robot helper, according to researchers.
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Blindness is known to have a broad-ranging adverse influence on affected individuals, their families, and the societies in which they live and is exemplified by its association with impaired quality of life, worse general and mental health, curtailed life chances, and increased all-cause mortality.…
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Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study finds.
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A new study reports that smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical implicated in reward and addiction, return to normal three months after quitting. The normalization of dopamine systems suggests smoking-related deficits are a consequence of chronic smoking, rather than a risk factor.…
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Researchers have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through in a microfluidic environment.…
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Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood.
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New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain.
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Scientist have created photosensitive mimics of a class of signaling molecules, thus enabling their actions to be regulated by light, and affording new insights into the communications networks that control cellular metabolism.
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Astronauts who explore deep space may be more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease later in their lives. That's the implication of a new study, which found that Apollo astronauts, who had flown to the moon in their 30s, were more likely to die of cardiovascular problems in their 50s and 60s…
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A successful treatment has now been conducted for the fetal lung disorder Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformattion (CPAM), also known as Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM). By performing a series of prenatal and postnatal treatments, the infant was discharged from the hospital…
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A new article warns that a new street drug combining fentanyl and a novel synthetic opioid is being marketed illicitly as Norco but is much stronger and much more dangerous.
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For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. But the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research has for the first time…
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In research that could inform prophylactic treatment approaches for pregnant women at risk of Zika virus infection, investigators conducted experiments in mice and identified six Zika virus antibodies, including four that neutralize African, Asian and American strains of the mosquito-borne virus.…
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Drugs that stop the overproduction of proteins by cancer cells may shut them down, but it also shuts down production of essential proteins in healthy cells. Researchers have found a protein with an active site that opens and initiates translation only when the protein binds to a small subset of…
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Resveratrol, given to Alzheimer's patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the…
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A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, a new study reports. The supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of…
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By monitoring stem cell differentiation on gels that mimic the stiffness of biological tissue, researchers have identified the metabolites that stem cells use when selecting bone and cartilage fates. When fed to standard stem cell cultures, these molecules were then found to guide stem cells to…
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Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis -- a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.
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Time is critical when it comes to ischemic stroke treatment: Patients need to receive certain treatments within six hours to maximize their chances of the best possible outcome. A new study assessed the real world delivery to care, specific causes of treatment delays and time lost due to…
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A number of states – including Massachusetts and New York – mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures. While such reporting was originally intended to increase transparency and improve quality of care, a new study has shown that public reporting may in fact…
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Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be administered to treat these conditions -- but this requires an injection. Now researchers report a new way…
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The human nose is a battleground for bacteria and some of them could prove to be our allies. Researchers have discovered a new antibiotic, produced by nose-dwelling bacteria, that kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs, including MRSA. The study, published in Nature, shows that the human microbiome —…
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New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term benefits.
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Genetic profiling of cancer tumors provides new avenues for treatment of the disease, according to a study. In this research, the investigators used next-generation gene sequencing technology to analyze tumor samples for more than 100 patients. More than 90 percent of those patients had gene…
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A new study of patients who survive the once-nearly fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome finds their subsequent quality of life has more to do with lifestyle factors than how sick they were in the hospital.
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Researchers have determined that certain facial features, not the expression, influence whether people think someone is trustworthy. Two studies have determined that people often make judgments of trustworthiness based solely on the face.
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The short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease following a first pregnancy is higher for women experiencing placental syndromes and poor pregnancy outcomes, a study reports. The researchers also found a five-fold increase in health care costs for women with placental syndromes who…
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For people with diabetes not treated with insulin, unsupervised self-monitoring of blood glucose levels has not been found effective at improving glycaemic control. In a randomized trial, researchers report on a strategy where patients submit their home blood glucose results to a website monitored…
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Obese women who become pregnant are at higher risk of developing diabetes during their pregnancies. New research shows this risk can be reduced with exercise.
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Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' program for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The hepatitis B virus infects around 250 million people worldwide, and is transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. It is commonly transferred from mother…
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Insight into how neurons in the cerebellum respond to rapid eye movements may provide clues for modern medical technology.
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Scientists have been studying the factors influencing the development of different blood cells. Their research shows that certain molecular mechanisms are not as relevant as previously assumed. This finding helps to improve our understanding of diseases such as leukemia and anemia.
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Novel genetic alterations contributing to development of leukemia have been discovered by a team of scientists. The findings from the international study involving about 220 newly diagnosed and relapse patient samples pave the way for development of new therapies, they say.
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Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large national trial aimed at preventing disease in postmenopausal women.
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In recent years, numerous diseases have been tied to variations in gut microbiota. The probiotics industry targets gut and intestinal health by developing products built mostly around enzyme cultures and bacteria. But a new study suggests that the underlying health and physical forces of the gut…
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Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses' ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects, according to new research.
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Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before,…
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Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, scientists found. They used a novel statistical approach to analyze data from the past three decades. While each conflict is certainly the result of a complex and specific mix…
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Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence.
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Exposure to infections in early life does not have long-lasting consequences for later-life survival and reproduction, a new biological study has found.
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As British cyclist Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows for the first time that elite endurance athletes have superior ability to resist mental fatigue. The new finding showed that while the recreational cyclists slowed down after performing a computerized…
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Among children born with the chromosome disorders trisomy 13 or 18 in Ontario, Canada, early death was the most common outcome, but 10 percent to 13 percent survived for 10 years, according to a study. Among children who underwent surgical interventions, one-year survival was high.
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Between 2006 and 2014, late preterm and early term birth rates decreased in the United States and an association was observed between early term birth rates and decreasing clinician-initiated obstetric interventions, according to a study.
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Two clinical experts question a USPSTF determination that there isn't enough evidence to recommend that clinicians visual screen for skin cancer, such as melanoma.
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Among patients with one to three brain metastases, the use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared with SRS combined with whole brain radiotherapy, resulted in less cognitive deterioration at three months, according to a study.
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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen for skin cancer in asymptomatic adults.
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People with non-celiac wheat sensitivity have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a systemic immune response after ingesting wheat and related cereals, new research confirms.
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Hepatitis C affects a disproportionate amount of older Americans, born between 1945-1965. A new strategy is helping them get tested.
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Approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep, new research suggests. In addition to being the cause of daytime fatigue, the consequences of untreated OSA include but are not limited…
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Zika virus, it is thought, can cause microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than usual. Additionally, it is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder that could lead to paralysis and even death. However, how this microbe replicates in the infected cells…
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New research shows that even a brief period of stress -- as few as three days -- can cause the hippocampus to start shrinking. This shrinking of the hippocampus -- a change in the brain's structure -- actually precedes the onset of a change in behavior, namely, the loss of memory.
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Metformin, a medication routinely used by millions of people with type 2 diabetes, may also play an unexpected role in blocking a significant cause of preterm birth, report researchers.
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Researchers have developed a metric that showed therapy-related cardiovascular disease takes a heavier toll on pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors than previously recognized.
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One in three people is overweight and one in seven is obese in Jilin Province, north east China, finds a new large study. China is the largest developing country, with the largest population, in the world. Its rapid economic growth has spawned changes in dietary habits and lifestyle that are…
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Two new studied have investigated the mechanisms underlying the treatment resistance associated with some BRCA1 mutations, and the findings provide information that may help predict which treatments will be effective in women with breast and ovarian cancer.
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A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies' chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease. The small preliminary study of 21 women found that all babies of mothers treated with statins survived compared with the standard treatment group;…
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A new study has looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy side-effects.
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Our hands are highly developed grasping organs that are in continuous use. Long before we stir our first cup of coffee in the morning, our hands have executed a multitude of grasps. Directing a pen between our thumb and index finger over a piece of paper with absolute precision appears as easy as…
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Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old. A new analysis of European and American paintings across five centuries shows that salt, bread, sausage, and shellfish were among the most commonly depicted foods in paintings of meals from 1500 to 2000 AD.
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In perhaps the first national survey of its kind, two-thirds of people sampled said it is at least sometimes appropriate for health care providers to talk to patients about firearms. The remainder said it is never appropriate.
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One in 10 adults are being given antidepressants each year, but up to 50 per cent of patients could be given an alternative treatment, a new article suggests.
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New ongoing research is showing more evidence that children may receive oral microbes from other, nonrelative children. It was previously believed that these microbes were passed primarily from mother to child, but in a recent study, researchers found that 72 percent of children harbored at least…
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A research team delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results, reports a new article.
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The accumulation of ?-Amyloid and tau proteins in the brain is hallmark pathology for Alzheimer disease. Recently developed positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, including [18F]-AV-1451, bind to tau in neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. So, could tau imaging become a diagnostic marker for…
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Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. Some procedures have a curative intent to heal the patient, while others are life-sustaining procedures. A new study has found that minority patients were more likely to undergo the four life-sustaining procedures than white…
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Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care? A new study analyzed data for a national group of Medicare beneficiaries and calculated travel time to evaluate the association of seven-day and 30-day death rates with receiving care in…
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Researchers have revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus's reproduction and its interaction with a host's immune system.
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A new study examines the influence of technology in job interviews. Overall, technology-mediated interviews resulted in lower ratings for both the company and the candidate. Within that category, video interviews received the most negative rankings, followed by telephone and computer interviews.…
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A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection…
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A strong contemporaneous correlation does exist between the mood of a day's worth of tweets about a particular stock and the performance of that stock, research shows.
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Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to an article.
http://dlvr.it/LtFyLt

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by children, suggesting effective preventive measures are needed as more states consider legalizing the drug,…
http://dlvr.it/LtFyJV

Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, a large new study demonstrates. The new finding suggests that concern about autism risk should not factor into clinical decisions about whether or not to induce labor.
http://dlvr.it/LtFyCw

A genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage partly explains why Samoans have among the world's highest levels of obesity, a new study suggests.
http://dlvr.it/LtFxxD

Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic.
http://dlvr.it/LtFcr6

An out of this world experiment to grow large-volume protein crystals aboard the International Space Station has proven successful. These sorts of crystals, which may be used in everything from basic biomedical research to drug design, can be grown bigger and better in microgravity, a finding that…
http://dlvr.it/LtDpKJ

Malaria researchers have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly disease.
http://dlvr.it/LtDdk0

A surprising result in an experiment on Salmonella bacteria has led to a discovery that may make drug resistant cancer cells more treatable by conventional chemotherapies. Scientists have found that the Salmonella protein SipA naturally reduces a well-known drug-resistant molecule found in many…
http://dlvr.it/LtDdYK

Exposure to airborne dust and high temperatures are significant risk factors for bacterial meningitis, a new study has found. The Sahel region of West Africa has the highest number of bacterial meningitis cases in the world. Previous studies have suggested that climate factors play a role in…
http://dlvr.it/LtDdRt

Preliminary results demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean.
http://dlvr.it/LtDdGR

Researchers have developed the Human SRMAtlas, a compendium of mass spectrometry assays for any human protein. ISB releases protein assay parameters freely to the scientific community for the ability to assay any human protein without restriction. Through the use of the ISB Human SRMAtlas,…
http://dlvr.it/LtDL42

Three key factors increase the risk for patient-to-patient transmission of an extremely drug-resistant bacteria known as CP-CRE, according to a new study. The research helps explain why some contacts of an infected patient acquire the dangerous bacteria while others do not.
http://dlvr.it/LtDL28

Developmental differences in babies born four to six weeks early may not show up until after they turn two, a new study suggests. At age two, late preterm babies were developmentally on track with peers, performing equally well on tasks such as recognizing faces and objects, understanding…
http://dlvr.it/LtDKyT

In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of Early Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact.
http://dlvr.it/LtDKmX

Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and catch, train and battle monsters which appear on their mobile phone screens. Leading diabetes researchers believe the craze of Pokémon Go…
http://dlvr.it/LtCk9k

FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Xcelerated Weight Loss Charged Up for weight loss.
http://dlvr.it/LtCTdt

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Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed promising anti-tumor activity in a third of patients.
http://dlvr.it/Lsd7xl

Studies of Bolivian forager-farmers shed light on costs of high birthrates, effects of pathogens on metabolism.
http://dlvr.it/Lsd7kF

A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the 'gold standard' of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a large-scale study has concluded.
http://dlvr.it/Lsd0qc

Scientists have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr body.
http://dlvr.it/Lsd0R8

Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a universal influenza vaccine.
http://dlvr.it/LsYj6T

A preliminary cell study finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased cancer cell death.
http://dlvr.it/LsYhxh

Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian tumors.
http://dlvr.it/LsYhhm

Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development disorder that affects an estimated one in 50,000 live births.
http://dlvr.it/LsYWSz

A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system.
http://dlvr.it/LsYLht

A new study will help research into regenerative medicine and potentially also help understand neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
http://dlvr.it/LsYLXR

Adaptation in reaching -- gradual improvement of motor control in response to a perturbation -- is a central issue in motor neuroscience. However, even the cortical origin of errors that drive adaptation has remained elusive. Scientists have now shown that error signals encoded by motor cortical…
http://dlvr.it/LsYLMd

In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. The study uncovered 172 new combinations that could form the basis for future…
http://dlvr.it/LsH7nD

The brain's reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cvb

Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cs6

A computer model that can "learn" similarly to the human brain could help water resource managers mitigate damage in cases of extreme flooding, according to new research.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cqb

A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other molecules.
http://dlvr.it/Ls87Jn

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized ("off") fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls874Y

Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in fighting harmful bacteria, life scientists report. This is an important advance because approximately…
http://dlvr.it/Ls7tBH

A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to fail.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bzd

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new report.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7brZ

Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bZ1

People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bPl

Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly transmits parasites into the skin of a mouse host and shows that very few parasites are needed to…
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bDP

Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7Hh7

A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HcV

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In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together kill cancer cells. The study uncovered 172 new combinations that could form the basis for future…
http://dlvr.it/LsH7nD

The brain's reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cvb

Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cs6

A computer model that can "learn" similarly to the human brain could help water resource managers mitigate damage in cases of extreme flooding, according to new research.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cqb

A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other molecules.
http://dlvr.it/Ls87Jn

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized ("off") fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls874Y

Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in fighting harmful bacteria, life scientists report. This is an important advance because approximately…
http://dlvr.it/Ls7tBH

A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to fail.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bzd

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new report.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7brZ

Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bZ1

People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bPl

Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly transmits parasites into the skin of a mouse host and shows that very few parasites are needed to…
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bDP

Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7Hh7

A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HcV

A new study upends the status quo to combatting schistosomiasis, which affects 250 million people worldwide. The team suggests that the spread of the parasitic disease is curbed more effectively with ecological intervention than drug treatment alone.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HTc

A study reports that successful Schistosomiasis control programs over the past century relied, at least in part, on reducing the freshwater snails that are an essential host in the parasite life cycle.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HFY

From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls72vd

A new "food-print" model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land.
http://dlvr.it/Ls6mJz

Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case.
http://dlvr.it/Ls67Yk

A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, putting them at increased risk of having a thyroid disorder and suffering complications such as miscarriages and preterm births, a new study suggests.
http://dlvr.it/Ls67Xh

New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. In the study, higher levels of anxiety and…
http://dlvr.it/Ls67SB

In humans and other mammals, the cerebral cortex is responsible for sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. A new study shows that the global architecture of the cortical networks in large-brained primates and small-brained rodents is organized by common principles. However, primate brains have…
http://dlvr.it/Ls67MD

Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis, a new report outlines.
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rSc

The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of scientists.
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rSZ

Researchers have designed a new protein which strongly resembles Abeta. In people with Alzheimer's, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to…
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rSK

Articles

The brain's reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cvb

Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cs6

A computer model that can "learn" similarly to the human brain could help water resource managers mitigate damage in cases of extreme flooding, according to new research.
http://dlvr.it/Ls8cqb

A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other molecules.
http://dlvr.it/Ls87Jn

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized ("off") fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls874Y

Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in fighting harmful bacteria, life scientists report. This is an important advance because approximately…
http://dlvr.it/Ls7tBH

A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to fail.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bzd

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new report.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7brZ

Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bZ1

People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bPl

Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly transmits parasites into the skin of a mouse host and shows that very few parasites are needed to…
http://dlvr.it/Ls7bDP

Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7Hh7

A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HcV

A new study upends the status quo to combatting schistosomiasis, which affects 250 million people worldwide. The team suggests that the spread of the parasitic disease is curbed more effectively with ecological intervention than drug treatment alone.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HTc

A study reports that successful Schistosomiasis control programs over the past century relied, at least in part, on reducing the freshwater snails that are an essential host in the parasite life cycle.
http://dlvr.it/Ls7HFY

From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study.
http://dlvr.it/Ls72vd

A new "food-print" model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land.
http://dlvr.it/Ls6mJz

Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case.
http://dlvr.it/Ls67Yk

A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, putting them at increased risk of having a thyroid disorder and suffering complications such as miscarriages and preterm births, a new study suggests.
http://dlvr.it/Ls67Xh

New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. In the study, higher levels of anxiety and…
http://dlvr.it/Ls67SB

In humans and other mammals, the cerebral cortex is responsible for sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. A new study shows that the global architecture of the cortical networks in large-brained primates and small-brained rodents is organized by common principles. However, primate brains have…
http://dlvr.it/Ls67MD

Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis, a new report outlines.
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rSc

The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of scientists.
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rSZ

Researchers have designed a new protein which strongly resembles Abeta. In people with Alzheimer's, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It's believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to…
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rSK

What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing…
http://dlvr.it/Ls5rQd

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Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological Science highlights the importance of broadening the traditional scope of clinical science research,…
http://dlvr.it/Lrl3p7

Children under the age of 6 are four times as likely to end up in hospital after contact with laundry pod detergent as children exposed to other types of detergent, finds new research.
http://dlvr.it/LrkppL

A potential and novel way of preventing asthma at the origin of the disease has now been discovered by researchers, a finding that could challenge the current understanding of the condition.
http://dlvr.it/Lrkpkt

A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems. Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more effective classroom instruction - particularly in the form of improving cognitive tutors by creating models…
http://dlvr.it/LrjzWb

University athletes with a history of concussion had changes in the size, blood flow and connections in their brains months and even years after the injury -- changes not seen in athletes without prior concussions, a new study has found.
http://dlvr.it/Lrhsm4

Inside the human body, the same drug can interact with multiple molecules. This phenomenon is known as 'polypharmacology' and, according to the interaction, a drug can cure a disease or cause side effects in the patient. It is therefore critical to create a drug that can hit the right molecular…
http://dlvr.it/LrhsYc

People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. But blood-thinning medications started within 72 hours of hospital arrival have a significant protective effect against these conditions in patients with severe TBI and do…
http://dlvr.it/LrhlSv

Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to an undetectable level in most chronically infected people, it cannot eliminate reservoirs of HIV that persist in latently infected immune cells. Recent findings suggest that combining ART with an immune-enhancing…
http://dlvr.it/Lrhb7W

The last decades the disease Lyme borreliosis that is spread by ticks has been increasing, but this increase cannot be explained by the increasing deer population only, say researchers.
http://dlvr.it/Lrhb4W

As online dating has become a widely accepted way to attract possible romantic partners, scholars have been taking a closer look at the practice. What makes an online dater successful? Do the same factors that make face-to-face relationships successful also apply in the online dating world?
http://dlvr.it/LrhZqK

A new study has identified one of the genetic causes underlying the higher rate of melanoma in men. The research group focused their study on the differences between men and women in terms of pigmentation (eye, hair and skin) and sun response, i.e. history of sunburn, and the presence irregular…
http://dlvr.it/LrhZcj

Researchers have discovered that the extracellular domain of taste receptor proteins undergoes a change in structure by binding together taste substances. This structure change is thought to transmit the extracellular binding of taste substances to taste cells. The findings will contribute to our…
http://dlvr.it/LrhGNR

Craving consists of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral elements related to a desire to drink alcohol, and can be experienced during intoxication, withdrawal, and/or prior to relapse. Different types of craving are hypothesized to be associated with different neurotransmitter systems. For example,…
http://dlvr.it/LrgxWn

Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear (damage to the rubbery discs that cushion the knee joint), finds a new study.
http://dlvr.it/LrgcZH

More imaging after thyroid cancer treatment identifies recurrence, but it does not always improve survival, a new study suggests. More people are being diagnosed with low-risk thyroid cancer, but the use of imaging among these patients has skyrocketed disproportionately. Thyroid cancer generally…
http://dlvr.it/LrgcWc

For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odors emitted by species such as chickens could provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases,…
http://dlvr.it/LrgcQc

Hormone therapy has a negligible effect on verbal memory and other mental skills regardless of how soon after menopause a woman begins therapy, new research shows.
http://dlvr.it/LrgcHK

Women with ADHD are much more likely to have a wide range of mental and physical health problems in comparison to women without ADHD, according to a new study.
http://dlvr.it/LrgJjP

Researchers suspect that sleep twitches in human infants are linked to sensorimotor development. They believe understanding early motor development and early sensorimotor development is key to understanding typical development and can also provide clues to understanding such neurodevelopmental…
http://dlvr.it/LrgJVk

Can Harry Potter defeat Donald Trump? A new study has found that Americans who read Harry Potter books hold a lower opinion of Donald Trump, even after controlling for many factors like party, gender, education, and age.
http://dlvr.it/LrfzYV

Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it's strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but an unexpected discovery by physicists shows that the gold standard for artificial joints can be improved with the addition of some actual gold.
http://dlvr.it/LrS75H

In research using patient medical records, investigators report that people with serious mental disorders who were hospitalized for mania were more likely to be on antibiotics to treat active infections than a group of people without a mental disorder.
http://dlvr.it/LrS723

Home-cooked meals specifically designed for infants and young children, are not always better than commercially available baby foods.
http://dlvr.it/LrS6wF

Many couples find that their sexual desire has dwindled over time. It's not unusual for partners who could not keep their hands off each to gradually lose interest. But new research indicates that there are ways that couples can sustain -- or relight -- their passion.
http://dlvr.it/LrRtF1

A new approach has been developed to scanning the brain for changes in synapses that are associated with common brain disorders. The technique may provide insights into the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders, including epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease, say authors of a new report.
http://dlvr.it/LrR2dQ

Articles

Meeting new people can be both stressful and rewarding. New research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in the brain may also help determine how willing we are to leave the safety of our social group and strike up new relationships.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720125523.htm

The newly created technology shows an effectiveness more than twice as high as any of the previously developed solid state lasers.Another important feature of this laser is that the generated light has a wavelength of 2 microns, which is the exact wavelength used in surgery. Devices based on this…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720124843.htm

New articles explore the effectiveness of several neurorehabilitation treatments for individuals with brain injury or stroke. A number of published articles have covered the issue of efficacy of neurorehabilitation, but only a few have discussed the issue of effectiveness to date.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720122852.htm

Surgeons who reported they were less likely to discuss preventability of an adverse event, or who reported difficult communication experiences, were more negatively affected by disclosure than others, according to a study.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720122850.htm

Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed -- but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and specific risk factors facing this key population, say experts. A special journal supplement presents…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720122840.htm

Health facilities in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia could extend life-sustaining antiretroviral therapy to hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV if facilities improved the efficiency of service delivery.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720125654.htm

More than half of US physicians included in a national survey have withheld certain medical interventions with small benefits from their patients because of the cost-implications these hold. Such rationing behavior is more prevalent among physicians in solo practice, and less so among doctors with…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720125525.htm

The contact points of cells in the cerebral cortex form functional groups.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720124847.htm

Few Medicare enrollees appear to be receiving buprenorphine-naloxone, the only opioid agonist therapy for opioid addiction available through Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, according to a study.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720122848.htm

Findings of a research team may pave the way for the design of new and more effective antimicrobial surfaces. These insights constitute the basis for guiding the design and development of new surfaces with higher antiviral activity that can be important for applications in public and/or sensitive…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105254.htm

Scientists have developed an oral vaccine booster for polio by manipulating plants to express a protein found in the polio virus. Tests with sera from immunized mice show that the booster confers immunity against all three serotypes of polio.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720125652.htm

Human cells show deformation under the influence of external forces. But how do they recover their original shape afterwards? This mechanism, which is important in medicine and biology, has been described for the first time.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720124837.htm

Research shows no significant decline in indoor tanning rates among children under age 17 following a ban on such use in New Jersey enacted in 2013. The authors say it's a finding that underscores a need for continued surveillance of this population and ongoing monitoring of indoor tanning…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105454.htm

Researchers are studying how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, quiet reflection and facilitator-led discussion, may serve as an adjunct to pharmacological treatments for youth with anxiety disorders.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105456.htm

Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown. Factors that are common to the family environment -- such as shared living space and common eating habits -- can make a major contribution to a person's risk of disease,…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105251.htm

Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094602.htm

Decades of scientific literature on the effectiveness of various methods of preventing bites and controlling ticks that transmit Lyme disease has been reviewed by a research team, and outlined in a new report.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720105032.htm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, in patients who do not respond to medication. The scalpel-free approach has been demonstrated to show the safety and effectiveness of the device.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720095006.htm

The international guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus (type 2) purport to observe factors such as age, social environment, the duration of the illness or associated health complaints. The factor gender is not included. However, this is becoming an ever growing issue, because men and…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094438.htm

The world around is complex and changing constantly. To put it in order, we devise categories into which we sort new concepts. To do this we apply different strategies. A team of researchers wanted to find our which areas of the brain regulate these strategies.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094600.htm

Researchers have put the 'unguarded X hypothesis' to the test and confirmed that differences in lifespan between the sexes, a widespread phenomenon in nature, may indeed be due to the protective effect of having two copies of the X chromosome.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094446.htm

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth. They were able to show that breastfeeding for more than three months brings about long-term metabolic changes.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094444.htm

Social robots can be used in the educational or health system, where they would support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to make rehabilitation exercises with stroke patients.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094641.htm

Getting fit and athletic -- while sitting? Researchers are developing an active chair. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a living room in front of the TV. But upon closer inspection, the chair is actually connected to a…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094606.htm

After a sewer line break, a strain of bacteria found in wastewater tested resistant to vancomycin, an antibiotic considered to be a 'last resort' treatment for serious infections that do not respond to other antibiotics. Researchers found that the vancomycin-resistant bacteria contains a gene…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720094246.htm

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It's assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. A psychologist-novelist delves into that issue, arguing that reading or watching narratives may encourage empathy. By exploring the inner…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719131334.htm

The ability to switch disease-causing genes on and off remains a dream for many physicians, research scientists and patients. Researchers have now programmed a virus to transport the necessary genetic material to affected tissue and nerve cells inside the body.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719110225.htm

Biologists have found that a protein that plays a key role in the lives of stem cells can bolster the growth of damaged muscle tissue, a step that could contribute to treatments for muscle degeneration caused by old age or muscular dystrophy.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719131341.htm

The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection (STI) have been accomplished.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719112535.htm

Study offers a new solution to prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), the most common chronic lung disease in premature infants.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719111116.htm

Using data collected from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China, researchers developed a reciprocal recommendation system that better matches users who are mutually interested in and likely to communicate with each other. The data revealed behavioral differences between male and female…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719112533.htm

Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis often die of life-threatening bacterial infections. In these patients the immune cells are unable to eliminate the bacterial infections. Scientist have now discovered that type I IFN released by immune cells due to increased migration of gut bacteria into the…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719110229.htm

Testosterone plays a major role in controlling behavior associated with masculinity in many mammals. In early development, testosterone is involved in the formation and organization of "male" neural pathways, on which it then acts to regulate various behaviors in adulthood.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719105420.htm

Ship emissions adversely affect the health of inhabitants of coastal regions. This was the main finding of a study on the influence of ship engine emissions on macrophages in the lungs. Since macrophages also play a key role in lung diseases such as COPD, the study is important for understanding…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719105415.htm

The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent in the past decade from 2004 to 2013, reports a new study. The report considers whether a recent trend of fewer men being screened may be contributing to the rise, or whether the disease has become more aggressive -- or both.…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719091618.htm

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively impair cartilage repair, and it could even accelerate it.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719110221.htm

Adding sulphonylureas (SUs) to metformin remains a commonly used strategy for treating type 2 diabetes, but individual SUs differ and may confer different risks of abnormally low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. SUs -- which include newer generation agents such as gliclazide, glipizide, glimepiride,…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719105800.htm

Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune system.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719094230.htm

Many tourists returning from India were found colonized with multidrug-resistant 'superbugs'. Microbiologists also isolated a strain possessing a gene which can make these life-threatening bacteria resistant to the last active antibiotic option.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719094117.htm

The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. Researchers have analyzed the evidence behind this. The result is a clear warning: do not take these supplements unless a clear…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719094130.htm

Researchers suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to both mental ill health and enhanced mental resilience.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719091634.htm

The next time you bite off more than you can handle in regard to a hot chile pepper, your best bet is to drink some milk, according to new research.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719094751.htm

Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide, contrary to what was previously thought.A new study shows that the main predictor of suicide in OCD patients is a previous suicide attempt, which offers opportunities for prevention.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719094234.htm

When we exercise, our body's oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the burning of lipids and refutes the value of "miracle" diets: it is not possible to lose more than a…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719094226.htm

Scientists have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest prediction from DNA of a behavioral measure to date.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719091622.htm

Archeologists have discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep inside the caves of a remote Caribbean island.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719091631.htm

What exactly is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?
http://discovermagazine.com/2016/jul-aug/ahead-of-the-hit

Scientists have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer. The findings could inform the development of future immunotherapies -- treatments that enhance the immune system's ability to kill tumors.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718161304.htm

Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718194125.htm

Researchers found a huge disparity between the price of soda, which is linked to the prevalence of health issues like diabetes, and milk -- a difference in price that could be narrowed by taxes like the one on sugary drinks recently approved in Philadelphia.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718133212.htm

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A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas lacunar infarct is a type of cerebral small vessel disease that can lead to a stroke.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718133338.htm

People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live farther away, new research suggests.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718111933.htm

Researchers have identified -- and shown that it may be possible to control -- the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of the disease-causing 'plaques' that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.
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A new study on infantile memory formation in rats points to the importance of critical periods in early-life learning on functional development of the brain. The research reveals the significance of learning experiences over the first two to four years of human life.
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With a major global issue of obesity, researchers are warning of the harmful legacy that parental obesity can have on future generations. It follows a vital breakthrough in obesity research, which shows a father's metabolic health can be passed from generation to generation, affecting not only his…
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A new study indicates that the majority of community-dwelling elderly adults are taking prescription medications inappropriately. The study also found a link between underuse -- not taking essential medications -- and an increased risk of dying or needing to be hospitalized.
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Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever. It turns out that the more variable a brain is, and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the higher a person's IQ and creativity are.
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Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new research.
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Researchers, for the first time, have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads -- ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics -- that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly.
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A study that a new material made of carbon nanotubes supports the growth of nerve fibers, bridging segregated neural explants and providing a functional re-connection. The study also observed biocompatibility in vivo of the material, demonstrating that implanting it into the brain of small rodents…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715171257.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time interactions.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715115023.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Would having your exercise performance compared to that of your peers motivate you do more? A new study suggests that it might. And adding a financial incentive would only sweeten the deal even more. Comparing performance to average peers (the 50th percentile), and offering financial incentives was…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715130155.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Children as young as 9 months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender, according to a new study. The research suggests the possibility that boys and girls follow different developmental trajectories with respect to selection of gender-typed toys and that there is both a biological…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715114739.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks -- most recently the Zika virus, which has swept through parts of the Americas -- have highlighted the need to better understand the development and spread of little-known diseases and for new strategies to control them, a new review…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714151423.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

A team of researchers has identified novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidates isolated from Zika-infected patients and new strategies for Zika virus diagnostics. A new article describes for the first time an in-depth analysis of the human antibody and T cell immune response to the Zika…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714150631.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

The function of sparse population of inhibitory neurons in memory encoding has been explained in a new article. The study focused on identifying the synaptic connections between inhibitory PV-INs, sensory pathways and neighboring principal neurons in the basolateral amygdala, a brain region…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135257.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Scientists have developed a robust method for characterizing human embryonic stem cells and their potential for medical applications.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135026.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

A multi-institutional study has identified a promising treatment strategy for Huntington's disease (HD). The novel compound appears to protect against neurodegeneration in cellular and animal models of HD by means of two separate mechanisms -- inhibiting the regulatory enzyme SIRT2 and activating…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135014.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Biologists are increasingly interested in the behavior of individual cells, rather than the one of an entire cell population. A new method could revolutionize single cell analysis. The technology uses the world's smallest syringe to sample the content of individual cells for molecular analyses.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135022.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

People with a rare autoimmune disorder produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study suggests these antibodies could limit immune-related diseases and may have therapeutic potential.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135011.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye that shows precisely how a small protein that can both damage or grow blood vessels in the eye causes vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The study could also lead to better treatment for…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135116.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

International stem cell scientists have discovered the switch to harness the power of cord blood and potentially increase the supply of stem cells for cancer patients needing transplantation therapy to fight their disease.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714135024.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Researchers have used a recently-developed imaging technique that makes tissue transparent to visualize brain tissue from deceased patients with Alzheimer's disease, exposing nonrandom, higher-order structures of beta amyloid plaques -- sticky clumps of a toxic protein typically found in the brains…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714134750.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, promotes strong feelings of empathy in users and is classified as a Schedule 1 drug -- a category reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. But in a new article, two researchers call for a rigorous scientific exploration of…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160714134748.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Scientists have captured new images of a calcium-shuttling molecule that has been linked to aggressive cancers. The three-dimensional structure could help researchers develop novel therapies and diagnostic tools for diseases that are caused by a malfunction in calcium adsorption.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160715171308.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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