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A new American survey shows decreasing use of a number of substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, prescription opioid pain relievers, and synthetic cannabinoids ('synthetic marijuana'). Other drug use remains stable, including marijuana, with continued high rates of daily use reported among 12th…
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Evidence of autism may be found in the composition and malfunction of the brain's blood vessels, a team of scientists has found. Their research sheds new light on the causes of autism, which previously had pointed to neurological make-up rather than to the vascular system, and identifies a new…
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Adverse childhood experiences such as poverty, abuse and neglect have been linked to poor mental and physical health outcomes in adulthood, new research shows.
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Poisonings from recreational drug and alcohol use account for 9 percent of all poisoning-related hospital admissions, says a new Australian study revealing that males and people under 30 are at greatest risk.
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Proteins are like bricks that form our cells and they are built by the orders given by our genetic material, DNA. In human diseases, eventually DNA alterations modify proteins and they don't do their normal function, either by excess or defect. But recently scientists have started to find…
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The mechanism by which tumor cells elevate levels of MDM4, a protein that is highly expressed in cancer cells but not in normal adult tissues, has been revealed by researchers. The team has also found that the mechanism can be interfered with antisense oligonucleotides to suppress cancer growth.
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Eye contact synchronizes brain activation to establish connection between individuals; without this, shared attention cannot be attained, new research confirms.
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The mirror becomes an object that they cannot live without. They fall in love with their own reflection and believe that they deserve special treatment, becoming aggressive if they don't receive it. For the first time, a Spanish study carried out on 591 adolescents and their parents demonstrates…
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Our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants, Swedish researchers have found. So far, the knowledge about them has been practically non-existent, but this new research is about to change that.
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Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurs less frequently in nonwhites than in whites, and nonwhites tend to be diagnosed at a later age. Delaying diagnosis can result in postponed treatment and clinical deterioration. A new study has found that one reason for this ethnic disparity in CF diagnoses is that the…
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The influence of genes on intelligence varies according to people's social class in the US, but not in Western Europe or Australia, an analysis of data gathered from 14 independent studies indicates.
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A recent study shows that acupuncture may be a safe and effective adjunctive integrative medicine treatment for chronic pain in pediatric patients.
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If physics problem makes you break out in a cold sweat, you are not alone. And yet thousands of students enroll yearly in university classes to undertake the daunting task of solving questions far more complex than that. Many of them have difficulty overcoming their physics-induced anxiety. One…
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For the first time, CTE has been confirmed as a unique disease that can be definitively diagnosed by neuropathological examination of brain tissue. A consensus panel of expert neuropathologists concluded that CTE has a pathognomonic signature in the brain, an advance that represents a milestone for…
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A bile acid that can turn off a receptor in the gut has prevented and reversed fatty liver disease in mice, according to an international team of researchers. The compound may help treat certain metabolic disorders, such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well.
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Among patients undergoing major cancer operations, the preoperative use of blood-thinning drugs such as heparin does not increase rates of major bleeding or transfusions, and is associated with a decreased risk of blood clots, according to new study results.
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Recent study has focused on the motivations of adult learners who decide to transfer from a community college to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering.
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A new study narrows down where and how estrogens affect the brain may help in understanding how the hormones affect cognition and memory in women. The team found that adding the hormone to female mouse brains helps boost short-term learning.
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An American research team has not only defined the term 'food fraud,' but they have also helped the United States and other countries establish the strategies to fight it. A new article introduces the topic of food fraud, and provides a definition with translations in Russian, Korean and Chinese.…
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Scientists have tracked how a family of HIV-fighting antibodies develops over time. The research shows how a future vaccine might trigger the immune system to produce these antibodies more effectively.
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People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: distractibility.
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A landmark new study explores the fascinating, little-known natural history of the face mite species Demodex folliculorum, using genetic testing to link the microscopic animal's evolution to our own ever-evolving human story. By zooming in on mite mitochondrial DNA from around the world, scientists…
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Around this time every year, the flu virus infects up to one-fifth of the US population and kills thousands of people, many of them elderly. A new study now explains why the flu vaccine is less effective at protecting older individuals. More broadly, the findings reveal novel molecular signatures…
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Recent studies have proposed that burning fat instead of carbohydrates will improve exercise performance because the body's fat reserve is much larger than its carbohydrates reserve. A new study reports the opposite, finding that muscles rely on carbohydrates as their fuel source during prolonged…
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For the first time, scientists can observe the first two to three days of a mouse embryo's life, as it develops from a fertilized egg up to the stage when it would implant in its mother's uterus, thanks to a new light sheet microscope.
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