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Reuniting Long-Lost Loved Ones
( - Imagine your family members are caught up in an international disaster or armed conflict and you have no idea where they are or even if they are still alive.

Feb 17, 2018 - 10:06:06 AM

Researcher Studies Blast-Induced Brain Injuries

( - ROLLA, Mo. – The Experimental Mine at Missouri University of Science and Technology is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:35:51 AM

Gender Pay Gaps Widen for Newly Trained Physicians

( - Researchers at the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) analyzed starting salary trends for physicians who completed graduate medical education (GME) training in New York over the past 15 years.

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:05:12 PM

Surprise Stimulus Helps People Stop an Action

( - Imagine reaching to pet your cat, and it hisses at you. How does your brain take stock of the sound and communicate with your body to pull back your hand?

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:55:57 PM

Putting the Brain to Work

( - Atlanta – A new study found that a person with a spinal cord injury could improve their ability to grip and move household objects by using an electrical stimulation device controlled by their own thoughts.

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:01:49 PM

Atlas of Brain Blood Vessels Provides Fresh Clues to Brain Diseases

( - The vasculature of the brain is, like elsewhere on the body, made up of arteries, veins and thin, intervening vessels called capillaries through which the main exchange of oxygen, nutrients and waste products takes place.

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:22:22 PM

Everyday Activities Associated with More Gray Matter in Brains of Older Adults

( - Higher levels of lifestyle physical activity — such as housecleaning, walking a dog and gardening, as well as exercise — are associated with more gray matter in the brains of older adults

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:44:40 AM

Smart Bomb Virus Shows Promise as Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

( - A common cold virus engineered to attack the most common and deadly of brain tumors allowed 20 percent of patients with recurrent glioblastoma to live for three years or longer

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:48:16 PM

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

( - New research findings could turn perceptions of the already despised bed bug from nuisance pest into medically important threat.

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:44:13 AM

Way to Attack Deadly, Untreatable Nerve Tumors

( - CINCINNATI – Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:41:42 AM

Clock Protein Controls Daily Cycle of Gene Expression by Regulating Chromosome Loops

( - PHILADELPHIA - It’s well known that the human body functions on a 24-hour, or circadian, schedule.

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:26:05 PM

Safety Recommendations for Energy Drinks

( - Helpful guidance and warnings regarding the potential dangers that energy drinks present to at-risk populations, primarily children....

Feb 9, 2018 - 12:19:19 PM

Link Fruit Juice Consumption With Weight Gain

( - SEATTLE  – A new study that analyzed data from more than 49,000 women concludes that drinking 100 percent fruit juice leads to weight gain, while consumption of fresh whole fruit results in weight loss.

Feb 9, 2018 - 11:47:13 AM

Blood Test Cuts Time to Diagnosis for Common, Deadly Yeast Infection

( - PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2018 – A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast infection that commonly strikes hospital patients

Feb 8, 2018 - 9:56:25 AM

IU Advances Fight Against Hepatitis B with 'Virus-Cracking' Molecules

( - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University researchers have made an important step forward in the design of drugs that fight the hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver failure and liver cancer.

Feb 7, 2018 - 12:28:47 PM

A Blueprint for Future Blood-Nerve Barrier and Peripheral Nerve Disease Research

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Human peripheral nerves — all the nerves outside of the central nervous system — are protected by the blood-nerve barrier.

Feb 7, 2018 - 11:58:31 AM

New Compound May Stop Bacteria From Causing Sickness

( - A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry is the first to describe a signaling pathway that affects communication — a process called quorum sensing — between Streptococcus bacteria cells.

Feb 7, 2018 - 11:21:12 AM

New Drug Target Emerges for a Dangerous Fungal Pathogen

( - STONY BROOK, N.Y.,  – Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen usually affecting immunocompromised patients, particularly AIDS and organ transplant patients, and is one that can be lethal.

Feb 7, 2018 - 10:22:16 AM

New Light on How Salmonella 'Die' at Low Temperatures

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The most economical way to kill the bacteria that cause common food-borne illnesses – mostly caused by Salmonella enterica – is heat

Feb 7, 2018 - 10:14:35 AM

Altering Huntington’s Disease Patients’ Skin Cells Into Brain Cells Sheds Light on Disorder

( - Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder.

Feb 6, 2018 - 11:50:18 AM

Researchers One Step Closer to Treating Organ Fibrosis

( - PHILADELPHIA—Fibrosis can be triggered by many events—surgery, injury, disease—but regardless of the cause....

Feb 6, 2018 - 10:44:53 AM

Landmark Firefighter Health Study Leads to Improved Support

( - The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and the University of Adelaide have conducted a landmark study into the mental and physical health of MFS firefighters

Feb 2, 2018 - 11:23:56 AM

Zeroing in on Dopamine

( - Studied for decades for its critical role in movement control and reward-seeking behaviors, the neurotransmitter dopamine has been the focus of numerous efforts to understand its activity....

Feb 2, 2018 - 9:59:37 AM

Standing Several Hours a Day Could Help You Lose Weight

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. – Standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could help people lose weight over the long term, according to a Mayo Clinic study

Feb 1, 2018 - 11:06:02 AM

Boosting a Key Protein to Help Bones That Won’t Heal

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When a patient breaks a bone, there’s a possibility the fracture won’t heal properly or quickly — even with the aid of pins, plates or a cast.

Feb 1, 2018 - 10:37:57 AM

Women Beat Expectations When Playing Chess Against Men

( - Data from 160,000 ranked chess players and more than 5 million chess matches suggest that women playing against men perform better than expected

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:54:56 AM

Discovery of An ALS Accomplice

( - Researchers studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, have long been suspicious about the protein known as TDP-43.

Jan 29, 2018 - 11:08:34 AM

Bacterial Immune Systems Take the Stage

( - Until a decade ago, scientists were not aware that bacteria had complex immune systems – ones that could keep up with the pace of evolution in viruses called phages that infect bacteria.

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:12:00 AM

Researchers Use Synthetic Protein to Disrupt Work of Bacteria

( - SYRACUSE, N.Y.— A synthetic protein that disrupts the ability of bacteria to perform basic life functions—moving, eating, attaching to hosts....

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:04:28 AM

Decoding the DNA Repair Process

( - Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are working to fill the knowledge gap between DNA damage and cancer, including developing approaches to manipulate the DNA damage response to treat and prevent disease.

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:43:51 AM

Sourcing Contamination in Waterways

( - Understanding the source of contaminants in our waterways is crucial for public health and safety, and a University of Connecticut professor is developing an easy way to do just that.

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:57:16 AM

An Achilles Heel Discovered in Viruses Could Fuel New Antiviral Approaches

( - Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of viruses responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, dengue, SARS and hepatitis C.

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:18:46 AM

Discovery Offers New Genetic Pathway for Injured Nerve Regeneration
( - On the hunt for genes involved in regenerating critical nerve fibers called axons, biologists at the University of California San Diego came away with a surprise:
Jan 26, 2018 - 10:21:02 AM

New Device Brings us Closer to Coin-sized Medical Tabs

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. —
It sounds like a science fiction movie: Using a handheld device, a doctor draws blood from a patient and, seconds later, the device provides in-depth medical information about the patient.

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:04:57 AM

Blast, Impact Simulations Could Lead to Better Understanding of Injuries and Body Armor

( - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling and simulation methods to better understand how blasts on a battlefield could lead to traumatic brain injury and injuries to vital organs, like the heart and lungs.

Jan 24, 2018 - 11:49:54 AM

Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue That Affects Millions

( - A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has revealed an unknown clockwork mechanism within the body that controls the creation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:54:57 AM

Discovery May Advance Neural Stem Cell Treatments for Brain Disorders

( - La Jolla, Calif., January 24, 2017 – New research  is among the first to describe how an mRNA modification impacts the life of neural stem cells (NSCs).

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:33:45 AM

New Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat

( - Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool.

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:32:40 AM

Artificial Sweetener Could Someday Provide Cancer Treatments with Fewer Side Effects
( - Artificial sweeteners are used in diet drinks and foods but also could someday be used as treatments targeting carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX), a protein associated with aggressive cancers.
Jan 24, 2018 - 8:17:10 AM

Speech Analysis Software Predicted Psychosis in at-Risk Patients with Up to 83 Percent Accuracy

( - Computer-based analyses of speech transcripts obtained from interviews with at-risk youths were able to predict which youths would later develop psychosis within two years

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:19:17 AM

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