How hair dye works (video)

IMAGE: Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just trying to emulate *NSYNC-era frosted tips, you may need some chemical assistance to put the hue in… view more  Credit: The American Chemical Society WASHINGTON, March 1, 2019 — Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just…

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Tracking firefighters in burning buildings

IMAGE: McMaster University researchers, working with colleagues from other institutions led the development of a self-powered, fireproof sensor to track the movements of firefighters and others who work beyond the line… view more  Credit: McMaster University HAMILTON, March 1, 2019 — McMaster researchers, working with partners at other universities, have created a motion-powered, fireproof sensor that…

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High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure

IMAGE: This is Ganesh Halade. view more  Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these two factors regulate the immune response is not well-understood. Ganesh Halade, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of…

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The Mental Trick to Practice When Shopping

Whether the concept of «fashion math» is new to you or a simple refresher is in order, we’re ready to step up to the chalkboard. Both a way to get comfortable with higher price tags and a savvy way to look at out-of-the-box styling, it’s the idea of taking how much something costs and dividing…

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Frailty may be a new screening criterion for fitness for an operation

CHICAGO (March 1, 2019): Frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in old age, is linked to more complications after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a large new study published as an «article in press» on the Journal of the American College of…

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The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers

IMAGE: Diana Cittelly, PhD, and colleagues show that while estrogen does not directly influence triple-negative breast cancer cells, estrogen can ‘fertilize’ brain tissue in a way that supports cancer metastasis view more  Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Triple-negative breast cancers are more likely than other breast cancer types to metastasize and are especially likely to…

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New X-ray measurement approach could improve CT scanners

A new measurement approach proposed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors. The approach, detailed in a research paper in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests how the X-ray beams generated…

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NIH funds UT research on quality of life of LGBT caregivers

A new study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will examine how the intersection of being both LGBT and a caregiver may elevate a person’s risk of having overall poor health. As many as 45 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults ages 50 and older are caregivers of a loved one with a…

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Research shows link between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London. Lead author Dr Jonathan Kennedy from Queen Mary University of London said: «It seems likely that scientific populism is driven by similar feelings to political populism,…

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Researchers discover clues to brain differences between males and females

BALTIMORE, MD., March 1 — Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a mechanism for how androgens — male sex steroids — sculpt brain development. The research, conducted by Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., who Chairs the Department of Pharmacology, could ultimately help researchers understand behavioral development differences between males and females.…

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