Newly discovered neural pathway processes acute light to affect sleep

EVANSTON, Ill. — Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the middle of the night. While this acute burst of light does make it more difficult to fall back to sleep, a new Northwestern University study reports that it won’t interfere with the body’s overall…

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Study reveals genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children

PHOENIX, Ariz., and BOSTON, Mass. — July 19, 2019 — A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a study published today by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope. The findings could help break the…

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Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age

IMAGE: Aberrantly formed autophagosomes accumulate in neuron of an aged mouse. view more  Credit: Andrea Stavoe, Penn Medicine; eLife PHILADELPHIA — Cells dispose of harmful «trash» through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them.…

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2016 election linked to increase in preterm births among US Latinas

A significant jump in preterm births to Latina mothers living in the U.S. occurred in the nine months following the November 8, 2016 election of President Donald Trump, according to a study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published July 19 in JAMA Network Open, was…

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Routine blood tests could predict diabetes

IMAGE: Dr. Mary Rhee, a physician-researcher with the Atlanta VA and Emory University, discusses the use of a glucometer with VA patient Joseph Fields. view more  Random plasma glucose tests could be used to predict which patients will develop diabetes, according to a study of Veterans Affairs treatment data. Researchers from several VA systems showed that…

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KIST uesed eco-friendly composite catalyst and ultrasound to remove pollutants from water

Developed eco-friendly, low-cost, and high-efficiency wastewater processing catalyst made from agricultural byproduct, and High efficiency and removal rate achieved through application of ultrasound stimulation, leading to high expectation for the development of an environmental hormone removal system The research team of Dr. Jae-woo Choi and Dr. Kyung-won Jung of the Korea Institute of Science and…

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New research finds private practice physicians less likely to maintain electronic records

IMAGE: Jordan Everson, assistant professor in Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. view more  Credit: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Modernizing health records by making them electronic has gained momentum as technology evolves and policies push health care toward digital solutions. But the same trend has not been evident for physicians who remain in private practice, new…

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Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep

IMAGE: Bathing 1-2 hours before bedtime can significantly increase your chances of getting a good night’s rest. view more  Credit: Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may have found a way for people to get better shuteye. Systematic review protocols — a method…

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