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A team of researchers has attempted to work out the amount of information an urban transportation system map can contain before it exceeds human cognitive limits.

A new treatment can quickly and completely reverse the effects of the blood thinner dabigatran (Pradaxa) in patients suffering a brain bleed. The treatment, idarucizumab (Praxbind), is the first medication on the market designed to neutralize the blood thinner dabigatran.

Stroke survivors who get medications by mail are more likely to take them as directed than patients who get medications from local pharmacies, according to new research.

Smart skin that can respond to external stimuli could have important applications in medicine and robotics.

We all know that tying a knot in our everyday life involves a defined order of crossing ends of the rope. But how do we tie a molecule into a knot? Researchers report rules to define the order of crossing ends of the DNA chain to obtain rapidly self-tying highly knotted nanostructures.

Compared to patients with non-Medicaid insurance, uninsured patients and patients with Medicaid are more likely to present with advanced stages of head and neck cancer and have higher overall and cancer-specific mortality rates, according to new research.

For patients treated with definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the majority of recurrences can be detected by post-treatment imaging at three months and physical exams during the six months following treatment, according to new research.

The use of clot-busting drugs to clear blood from the brain's ventricles may be the first effective strategy to decrease mortality for a type of catastrophic bleeding stroke, according to phase-3 clinical trial results. The treatment also significantly reduced post-stroke disability in a subset of…

The brain is divided into functional circuits, each specialized for specific tasks: perception, memory, problem solving... how do these circuits work as a team when required? Research suggests that the secret may lie in synchronization of the rhythms of electrical activity. A new study shows that…

Risk of long-term stroke equally and effectively lowered in stenting and invasive surgery procedures.

Preliminary findings from a study examining the genetic alterations in HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma were recently presented. Researchers found differences in the genetic mutations of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer based on whether patients were heavy versus light smokers.

A simple blood test that can accurately diagnose active tuberculosis could make it easier and cheaper to control a disease that kills 1.5 million people every year.

Synthetic cathinones or 'Bath salts' continue to be popular among recreational drug users and a new study highlights the challenges associated with the detection of these drugs in biological evidence.

A new group of powerful antibodies to fight Ebola virus has been discovered by a team of scientists. The antibodies, isolated from the blood of a survivor of the 2014 Ebola outbreak and the largest panel reported to date, could guide the development of a vaccine or therapeutic against Ebola.

As world leaders grapple with containing the Zika virus, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa provides valuable lessons for how to respond to infectious disease epidemics, according to a new policy report.

A decade-old technique that allows researchers to control brain function in lab animals could partially restore sight to the blind. In a trial sponsored by RetroSense Therapeutics, a startup company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, doctors will inject a harmless virus loaded with DNA from photoreceptive…

Knee injuries are among the top five reasons people visit an orthopedic surgeon for treatments. Now, new research reveals underlying biomechanics that may be involved in meniscus fibrocartilage function as well as dysfunction and could guide novel treatments for some of the most debilitating and…

The mitochondrion isn't the bacterium it was in its prime, say two billion years ago. Since getting consumed by our common single-celled ancestor the 'energy powerhouse' organelle has lost most of its 2,000+ genes, likely to the nucleus. There are still a handful left -- depending on the organism…

Excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine could be damaging the guts of young children, leading to stunting, scientists from the U.S. and Bangladesh have discovered.

In a new article, a doctor is calling on the Australian government to stop constraining doctors in the care of asylum seekers and refugees, and to adopt a humane stance to people seeking asylum.

Headlines about America's worsening drug epidemic have focused on deaths from opioids—heroin and prescription painkillers such as OxyContin. But overdose deaths have also soared among the millions of Americans using benzodiazepine drugs, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and…

Researchers are working on new approaches to deciphering genetic data that may lead to new, more targeted prostate cancer treatments. Prostate cancer affects one in seven men in the United States.

New research is analyzing the role of enzyme Topo II and how its functions may show how cancer mutations are born. Topo II is an essential protein necessary for normal cell division, but it is found to be over expressed in many types of cancers, including certain types of liver, breast, brain and…

Thirty percent of women worldwide experience some kind of physical or sexual assault during their lifetime. In a recent animal study, scientists -- who have developed a new model to determine how stress affects females -- discovered that prepubescent female rodents paired with sexually experienced…

A digital 'magic wand' has been developed to improve home healthcare and to prevent hackers from stealing your personal data.

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