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Changes in key genes define four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia, according to a study. Unlike "big data" genetic studies, which have loosely linked hundreds of genetic changes to schizophrenia but cannot explain varying symptoms, the new study revealed distinct disease versions…
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New cancer drugs, taken in pill form, have become dramatically more expensive in their first year on the market compared with drugs launched 15 years ago, calling into question the sustainability of a system that sets high prices at market entry in addition to rapidly increasing those prices over…
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Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their understanding of how the fungus Aspergillus terreus -- the cause of serious illness in humans -- can move around the body, rather than remaining in the lungs as with similar fungal infections.
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Giving a car a more personal voice led to more car accidents, a new report suggests. The findings showed that participants who felt a strong social connection with the virtual driving instructor (i.e., "social presence") crashed more during the simulation, especially when they perceived the…
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A new study led by Universitat Autchr('242')noma de Barcelona researcher Vchr('237')ctor Sarto describes a striking example of evolutionary convergence in the order of Lepidoptera. A diurnal moth species has adopted sexual communication rules that are specific to butterflies and has even lost…
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Like many would-be parents, Katie Brenner was advised to select the optimum time for conception based on blood and/or urine tests. She has now developed a quick, saliva-based method for measuring progesterone and estrogen and sending the results to a smart device.
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Infections continue to threaten human health. With remarkable genetic flexibility, pathogenic organisms outsmart available therapies. Fortunately, microbial versatility is matched by the host immune system, which evolves in dialogue with the microbes. Therapies that enhance the beneficial effects…
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A significant breakthrough has been made in the treatment of an inherited genetic disorder which damages muscle and nerve cells in the body. Pompe disease is caused by a defective gene that results in a deficiency of an enzyme called acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) which causes progressive muscle…
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People who empathize easily with others do not necessarily understand them well. To the contrary: Excessive empathy can even impair understanding as a new study conducted by psychologists has established.
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Imaging technologies offer a new window into spinal cord to understand touch and pain sensations. The innovative technology revealed that astrocytes--cells in the nervous system that do not conduct electrical signals and were traditionally viewed as merely supportive--unexpectedly react to intense…
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Multiple sclerosis patients must not only address their unpleasant symptoms, they are also subject to unpredictable relapses, a condition that causes stress, say researchers. This condition has consequences for the 'moral cognition' of patients, who become particularly intransigent in moral…
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A belief in the paranormal can mean an individual experiences more déjà vu moments in their life.
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Companies promoting beauty products should reconsider current methods when targeting older women as few claim to use cosmetic products to look younger. The majority say they use them to look good and feel confident.
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Two-thirds of parents fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively themselves.
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An increased curiosity about others and the wider world could be the 'silver lining' of undergoing a quarter life crisis or midlife crisis.
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In a review of 19 studies, researchers say they can confirm a 'strong association' between certain scalp-pulling hairstyles -- many common among African-Americans -- and the development of traction alopecia, gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged or repeated tension…
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Augmented climbing wall increases social interaction, helps to attract wider target audiences and empowers users to become content creators.
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The use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can result in offspring depression by early adolescence. Using national register data from Finland, researchers found that children exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during gestation had more chance of being diagnosed with…
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A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts previously associated with it. The research shows that the new version of the drug can still work without reaching the brain…
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Researchers are studying changes in Parkinson's-affected cells at various stages of the disease, long before any symptoms are evident. Parkinson's is marked by the degeneration and death of cells called dopamine neurons. These neurons are found in a brain structure called the substantia nigra. The…
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People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, researchers have found, in a study looking at social networks and endorphin levels.
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A protein called Musashi-2 regulates the function and development of important blood stem cells. This knowledge provides new strategies that can be used to control the growth of these cells -- cells that can be used as therapeutics for a range of life-threatening diseases but are, in general, in…
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People recently released from correctional facilities in Ontario had a risk of dying from a drug overdose 56 times greater than the general population, a new study has found.
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Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease in people suffering from burns. Researchers studied the effect of exudates on the survival and the virulence of these bacteria. The results demonstrate that Pseudomonas aeruginosa has the capacity to multiply within these human fluids and that some of…
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A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and society.
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