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It was a pretty big "what if." What if you could design an implantable medical device that was durable, reliable and accurate, but also dissolved into completely harmless materials when its work was done? The two concepts are a bit incompatible, but John Rogers and his team were up to the challenge…
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New blood biomarkers reflecting vasoreactivity in lung blood vessels of patients with heart- and lung disease, can lead to simplified diagnostics and better evaluation of treatment for patients with the condition pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a new dissertation suggests.
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Lyme disease is transmitted by the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus), and the range of these ticks is spreading, according to new research.
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To reduce maternal and neo-natal deaths, India launched a cash transfer program in 2005 that provides monetary incentives for women to give birth in health facilities instead of at home. While the program successfully increased the use of health facilities for child birth, it did not reduce…
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Cranberry extract helps fighting urinary tract infections (UTIs) in breastfed babies under one year of age, new research confirms. This work has proven that this compound prevents the prescription of antibiotics in the prophylaxis for recurrent urinary tract infections in infants with…
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Results of recent NCCIH-supported research suggest that people who self-rated their health below "excellent" were more likely to develop a cold than those who self-rated their health as "excellent."
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Paid music streaming services can increase revenues for the music industry and lead consumers to spend more money on music overall. Free streaming, in contrast, is less beneficial. These are the findings of a recent empirical study that included interviews with over 2500 music fans over the course…
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Okay, so maybe not a thousand kilos, exactly, but a new study shows how a photo diary can keep dieters motivated, making them more likely to achieve their target weight.
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Modern humans (Homo sapiens) are thought to have first emerged in Africa about 150,000 years ago. 100,000 years later, a few of them left their homeland traveling first to Asia and then further east, crossing the Bering Strait, and colonizing the Americas. Experts have developed theoretical models…
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Advertisements featuring e-cigarettes with flavors such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to attract school children to buy and try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavored e-cigarettes, according to new research.
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The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the US. Medicare spending for patients with chronic kidney disease aged 65 and older exceeded $50 billion in 2013 and represented 20 percent of all Medicare spending in…
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Researchers have discovered how to reverse the abnormal axonal development characteristic of CFEOM3, a congenital disease that affects the muscles that control eye movements. The work shows how creating a specific mutation rescued abnormal axonal growth in the developing mouse brain.
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Researchers have identified a previously unrecognized small protein in cells of the human heart that plays a key role in heart muscle contraction. The protein is made from an RNA that was previously believed to be a blank or non-coding RNA, suggesting there may be many other small 'non-coding'…
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A survey of 675 students at colleges in 26 states found a growing percentage are using smartphones and other digital devices for non-class purposes. Most students indicate no intention of stopping.
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New research shows that p53 is able to suppress accumulated DNA damage at telomeres. This is the first time this particular function of p53 has ever been described and shows yet another benefit of this vital gene.
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One of the greatest challenges associated with the growing numbers of aged adults is how to maintain a healthy aging mind. Taking up a new mental challenge such as digital photography or quilting may help maintain cognitive vitality, say researchers.
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Climate change increases the danger of falling rocks in the Alps and other mountain regions, adding to existing risks for mountain climbers.
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Researchers have revealed for the first time the key role played by one of the RNA letters, hmC or hydroxymethylation. Their discovery will help us better understand such diseases as cancer.
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Scientists uncover pathway in highly suspect disease gene also tied to schizophrenia and bipolar disease.
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People on social media are often unsupportive of cyberbullying victims who have shared highly personal feelings, psychologists report. In a new study, the researchers created a fictitious Facebook profile of an 18-year-old named Kate, who received a mean comment -- 'Who cares! This is why nobody…
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Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females, and African-Americans in the US, a striking change from the historic pattern in which middle-aged white men were at highest risk for the painful condition. A worrisome aspect of this trend is that there is limited evidence on…
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Pluripotent stem cells derived from different cell types are equally susceptible to reprogramming, indicates a recent study. However, the genotype of the donor strongly influences the differentiation of the stem cell.
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Rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them, according to a new study. The results also indicate that the threat rats pose to the health of poultry and humans has been underestimated.
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the rational that researchers them to conceive, design and discover DDA, has been outlined by researchers in a new article. The work also describes its pharmacological properties.
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An association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents has been identified by researchers. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous studies in pediatric populations have yielded mixed…
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