New diagnostic technique reveals a protein biomarker that accurately differentiates bladder cancer from benign inflammation

IMAGE: Label-free Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) imaging (left) classifies the unaltered tissue thin section (red: tumor, cyan: connective tissue, blue: muscle). This information is then used to cut out tissue samples… view more  Credit: American Journal of Pathology Philadelphia, PA, February 12, 2019 — Label-free digital pathology using infrared (IR) imaging with subsequent proteomic analysis for…

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What can early adulthood tell us about midlife identity?

Identity formation is a major developmental task in adolescence but continues throughout adulthood. Significant individual differences, however, emerge. The long-term role of personal styles for predicting identity stability and change during midlife at ages 36, 42 and 50 was assessed in a longitudinal study of Finnish women and men. Personality styles identified at age 27…

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Investigating cell stress for better health — and better beer

IMAGE: The two light paths are in phase, until one passes through the yeast cell sample. As the cell is subjected to stress, it is possible to read the changes in… view more  Human beings are not the only ones who suffer from stress — even microorganisms can be affected. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of…

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More is better when coordinating with others, according to new study

IMAGE: Physical coordination is more beneficial in larger groups. view more  Credit: Pexels Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Imperial College London and the University of Tokyo have demonstrated that physical coordination is more beneficial in larger groups. The researchers used robotic interfaces to test coordination in groups of two, three and four partners, and found…

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Basics: Everywhere in the Animal Kingdom, Followers of the Milky Way

Most female flies take a low-rent approach to parenthood, depositing scores of seed-sized eggs in the trash or on pet scat to hatch, leaving the larvae to fend for themselves. Not so the female tsetse fly. She gestates her young internally, one at a time, and gives birth to them live. When each extravagantly pampered…

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Carry On: What Tituss Burgess Can’t Travel Without

The actor and singer Tituss Burgess has appeared in many Broadway productions over his 14-year career, but he may be most famous as the scene-stealing Titus Andromedon in the television show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” The final episodes of the show, for which Mr. Burgess has received four Emmy nominations, began streaming last month on Netflix.…

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A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant

Each year, millions of Americans walk out of a doctor’s office with a misdiagnosis. Physicians try to be systematic when identifying illness and disease, but bias creeps in. Alternatives are overlooked. Now a group of researchers in the United States and China has tested a potential remedy for all-too-human frailties: artificial intelligence. In a paper…

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Dapper Dan Takes a Stand Against Gucci After Blackface Sweater Controversy

The list of luxury design houses that have come under fire for releasing designs that evoke racist imagery is growing at a rapid rate. Allow me to jog your memory. H&M used a black child to model a «monkey» sweater, Prada released blackface keychains, Moncler had blackface imagery all over a black puffer coat, and…

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Medical News Today: What are examples of immunodeficiency disorders?

Immunodeficiency disorders interfere with the functioning of the immune system. As a result, the body is less able to fight off attacks, such as those from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A person with this type of disorder is more likely to experience frequent infections affecting the gastrointestinal tract, sinuses, ears, and lungs, as well as…

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Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases Get F.D.A. Warning

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned 12 sellers of dietary supplements to stop claiming their products can cure diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer to diabetes. At the same time, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, suggested that Congress strengthen the F.D.A.’s authority over an estimated $40 billion industry, which sells as many…

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