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Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions, which can include prior treatment for a psychiatric condition or substance abuse, according to a new…
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Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to unexpected sounds. Now, new studies clarify how these two crucial features of audition are managed…
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The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the possibility of bidirectional communication with the brain. The new technology enables stimulation of neural…
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Scientists have analyzed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch's beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that already after two weeks usage the patch together with cosmetic serum adds collagen, which helps skin…
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Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and user-friendliness.
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One sign of successful acclimatization to altitude is that the blood vessels are able to deliver enough oxygen throughout the body. But normal blood vessel function depends on the body's ability to naturally produce a compound called nitric oxide. Drinking nitrate-rich beet juice helps improve…
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New research from infection control specialists found that ultraviolet robots helped reduce the rates transmission of the common bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile among cancer inpatients -- mostly blood cancer patients, a group more vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections -- by…
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Chagas disease is the main cause of infectious heart disease in Latin America. Researchers have explored the effect of glycan binding protein interactions between the human host and Typanosoma cruzi parasite. They found that a glycan binding protein expressed in humans modified the infection in…
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A compound that halts cancer in animals with Ewing sarcoma and prostate cancer appears to work against some forms of leukemia, too, scientists report.
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Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialized countries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. Researchers have recently been successful in finding a protein that plays a critical role in the…
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With 51% of Britain's population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by only-ones, having no significant other seems to be today's latest trend. Yet the world isn't quite the singles' oyster; when…
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Women who were born in the summer are more likely to be healthy adults, suggests new research. The authors of the study, which involved almost half a million people in the UK, say more sunlight -- and therefore higher vitamin D exposure -- in the second trimester of pregnancy could explain the…
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Plant scientists engineered the cassava plant to produce higher levels of vitamin B6 in its storage roots and leaves. This could help to protect millions of people in Africa from serious deficiencies, they say.
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World leaders have agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but arguably Goal six -- the water and sanitation goal -- will have the hardest job building on the work undertaken by the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). New work explores persistent gaps in urban sanitation…
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A multicenter study of young patients with bipolar disorder provides what may be the most scientifically rigorous demonstration to date that lithium -- a drug used successfully for decades to treat adults with the condition -- can also be safe and effective for children suffering from it.
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The State of Connecticut's Department of Social Services, with its state evaluator UConn's Center on Aging, successfully transitioned more than 2,200 older and disabled Connecticut residents from nursing homes and other institutions to their own home or a community setting between 2008 and 2014, as…
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To transport goods within the body, scientists turn to a familiar design.
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A new study might finally provide a new direction for research seeking to help patients suffering from neuropathic pain.
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Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus's ability to replicate. These encouraging preclinical results suggest the compound, known as GS-5734, should be further developed as a potential…
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Researchers have developed a novel mathematical method inspired by Darwinian evolution to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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People who end up in the emergency room because of a fall often are tripped up by an infection, rather than a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, suggests a new study.
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Hospitalized children were three times less likely to become sick with Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a serious bacterial infection that can occur after prolonged antibiotic use, following implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program, a new study found. These programs reduce the misuse of…
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While Americans should be fully vaccinated before travelling internationally to avoid infection with highly contagious diseases such as measles and hepatitis A, many are not, suggest two new studies. The findings suggest the lack of pretravel vaccination was a factor in illness outbreaks.
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A unique study of newborns treated with hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) – a condition that occurs when the brain is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply – confirms its neuroprotective effects on the brain.
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The traditional pressure in academia for faculty to 'publish or perish' advances knowledge in established areas. But it also might discourage scientists from asking the innovative questions that are most likely to lead to the biggest breakthroughs, according to a new study spearheaded by a UCLA…
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