Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth

IMAGE: Doctoral Thesis. view more  Credit: University of Tartu About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of the cases when a couple cannot achieve the desired pregnancy. The proportion of overweight men has tripled in parallel with the increase in fertility problems worldwide. The doctoral thesis conducted at…

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UMass Amherst cell biologist chosen for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

IMAGE: UMass Amherst assistant professor named to Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Lillian Fritz-Laylin is one of 22 early-career researchers selected for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts announced Friday, June 14. The scientists will use their awards…

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Can we still have fun if the UK goes carbon neutral?

Mainstream strategies generally address the challenge of reducing carbon by reviewing consumption, but a complementary approach looks at how people spend their time. Researchers from Surrey believe that policy-making from a time-use perspective provides facilities for people to be happy while causing less damage to the environment. A paper published by the Journal of Public…

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Nephrology and Public Policy Committee (NPPC) aims to intensify research activity

«Epidemiological and clinical research and public policy in Europe are generally considered to be comprehensive and successful, but there is potential for improvement and scope for new opportunities», explains Professor Ziad A. Massy, Paris/France, Chair of the Nephrology and Public Policy Committee. «Especially in nephrology we have to further intensify our research activities. With 850…

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USC study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase likelihood of vaping

Like the infamous «Joe Camel» advertisements for cigarettes in the 1980s and 90s, the use of cartoon characters in ads for e-cigarettes and e-liquids may be attracting young people to the nicotine-delivery products, according to a new USC study. The newly published research, which also found that recognition of the cartoon images among those who…

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Moral emotions, a diagnotic tool for frontotemporal dementia?

Paris, France —June 14, 2019- A study conducted by Marc Teichmann and Carole Azuar at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris (France) and at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital shows a particularly marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The results, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, open a new approach…

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Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery

IMAGE: Flue gas created by an electric knife is fed directly into the measurement system. view more  Credit: Antti Roine An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours. Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade…

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American football: The first quarter is crucial

Researchers from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire have found evidence that players born in the first quarter of the year are more likely to play in the National Football League. Studies show children born earlier in the year may develop more quickly than their younger peers with higher participation in, for example, sports, than those born…

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Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival

Employment is a key determinant of quality of life for all people, including haemodialysis patients1, 2. Employment offers social support and improves patients’ lifestyle, financial status, quality of life, and self-esteem, whilst unemployed people often face financial and social difficulties as well as physical and psychological problems. Unemployed people may spiral into a deep depression,…

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