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Preeclampsia is generally diagnosed later in pregnancy, but new research reports that the protein copeptin can predict the development of preeclampsia as early as six weeks of gestation. The findings could lead to diagnosis of the disorder in the first trimester, improving care and potentially…
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Instead of focusing on drawing out the length of life, researchers have created a tool that can be used for accurately predicting lifespan as well as assessing the current health state, and discovered the regulatory mechanism that extends "healthspan", the time in which an organism is at its…
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Scientists are opening the gates of nature's secret medicine factories, with the aim of giving us new weapons against cancers and resistant bacteria. They are developing technology that will make it easier to find – and exploit – these hidden and unutilised medicine factories in bacteria that exist…
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In epilepsy, nerve cells or neurons lose their usual rhythm, and ion channels, which have a decisive influence on their excitability, are involved. A team of researchers has now discovered a new mechanism for influencing ion channels in epilepsy. They found that spermine inside neurons dampens the…
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Most cases of small cell lung cancer are only diagnosed after the tumor has already formed metastases. Until now it has not been possible to investigate the reasons for this rapid metastasis, because of a lack of sufficient tumor material from patients. Now, the group of researchers has succeeded…
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Fires are more prevalent on a Tuesday and less likely on a Sunday, according to a new study, which highlights the dramatic effect humans, religion and culture have on the global climate.
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A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow cancer. The process also may aid patients with leukemia or lymphoma.
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Countywide reductions in psychiatric services -- both inpatient and outpatient -- led to more than triple the number of emergency psychiatric consults and 55 percent increases in lengths of stay for psychiatric patients in the emergency department, concludes a new study.
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Sperm cells mature during their transit in the epididymis and thus acquire their ability to fertilize ova. Scientists have now discovered that signaling molecules of the Wnt family coordinate this maturation process. A surprising finding is that Wnt signaling, which is extremely important in…
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Due to disease-related changes in their brain, pain patients often suffer from an impaired tactile ability in their hands. In a new study, high frequency repetitive stimulation was investigated as a therapeutic approach for these patients. The results of this study show that passive stimulation of…
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Women with multiple tattoos report higher self-esteem than anyone else in a recent study, and escalating acquisition of body art does not correlate with increased depression or suicide ideation. However, the same multi-tattooed women also report a much higher frequency of past suicide attempts.
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Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD.
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New data show that the air along the coasts is full of hazardous nanoparticles from sea traffic. Almost half of the measured particles stem from sea traffic emissions, while the rest is deemed to be mainly from cars but also industries and natural particles from the sea.
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Researchers have mapped out using MRI where happiness emerges in the brain. The study paves the way for measuring happiness objectively -- and also provides insights on a neurologically based way of being happy.
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Anthropologists study the Tsimane people of Bolivia to determine how parasitism affects female fertility.
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When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons. Now neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism that contributes to the strengthening of these connections, also called synapses. Learning more about how synapses change…
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This National Diabetes Month, there is some good news for people with eye complications from diabetes. A network of researchers has found that the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) can be highly effective for treating proliferative diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease that can occur as a complication of…
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Weight-loss surgery can boost fertility in women and reduce the risk of pregnancy complications that commonly occur in obese women. However, a new study in rats suggests that weight-loss surgery alters mothers' hormone and chemical balance, which harms offspring during gestation and later in life.
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In a recently published paper, Indiana University biologists have calculated the lifetime energy requirements of multiple types of cells, as well as the energy required to replicate and express the genes within these cells.
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A new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' has been developed and meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment of a deadly form of cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.
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One of the defining characteristics of chordates and other deuterostomes is the presence of gill slits, which first appeared in the acorn worm and persist vestigially in the human embryo. An international team of researchers sequenced the genomes of two acorn worms to understand the genes that…
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The concentration of the euphoriant THC in cannabis has tripled in the space of 20 years in Denmark. The reason may be a systematic processing of the cannabis plants, some of which are being grown in skunk farms in Denmark. Cannabis of such high quality can lead to a greater risk of harm and…
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What makes female Siberian hamsters ready to duke it out in the winter? Melatonin. The same hormone gaining popularity as a natural sleep aid plays a major role in seasonal aggression in female hamsters, according to new research. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal…
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Low levels of serotonin in the brain are known to play a role in depression and anxiety, and it is customary to treat these disorders with medications that increase the amount of this neurotransmitter. However, a new study suggests that this approach may be too simple. It appears that neighboring…
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Social media has become ingrained into almost every area of our life, but should you really be Facebook friends with your doctor? A new article uses five case studies to highlight possible ethical and legal issues that arise with the use of social media in health care. The cases address topics such…
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