Researcher earns grant to seek longer-lasting tooth-colored fillings

IMAGE: This is Sharukh S. Khajotia, B.D.S., Ph.D., associate dean for research at the OU College of Dentistry. view more  Credit: OU College of Dentistry OKLAHOMA CITY — When dentists discover cavities in their patients, they are often filled with a tooth-colored material that looks just like a person’s own teeth. However, tooth-colored fillings usually require…

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New global rules curb unrestricted plastic waste exports

(Geneva, Switzerland): Governments at the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the Basel Convention acted to restrict rampant plastic waste exports by requiring countries to obtain prior informed consent before exporting contaminated or mixed plastic waste. A deluge of plastic waste exports from developed countries has polluted developing countries in Southeast Asia after China…

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Trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung and breast cancer

IMAGE: This is Dr. Samuel Cykert view more  Credit: UNC School of Medicine CHAPEL HILL, NC — Results from a study published in the Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can nearly eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung and…

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Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

IMAGE: A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory — a fundamental building block of a functioning mind — and three health-related factors: sleep, age, and depressed mood…. view more  Credit: W. Zhang, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory — a fundamental building…

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Study sheds new light on urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women

IMAGE: This is Dr. Kim Oth. view more  Credit: UTSW DALLAS — May 10, 2019 — A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections (UTIs) have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women — several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls. UTI treatment is the most common reason for antibiotic prescriptions in…

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HIV prevention drug can curb the epidemic for high-risk groups in India

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection, has already gained significant traction in the U.S. and Europe. The once-a-day pill, when taken consistently, can reduce the risk of HIV acquisition by over 85 percent. A new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases by an international research team suggests that making PrEP…

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New progress in developing an animal model of hepatitis C

IMAGE: A model of the «humanized » version of mouse cyclophilin A shows the mutated parts of the protein as green sticks, and the protein’s active site as purple sticks. view more  Credit: Credit: Jenna Gaska, Princeton University Small differences in a liver cell protein have significant impacts on hepatitis C virus replication in mice and…

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Making a meal of it: Mosquito spit protein controls blood feeding

IMAGE: AAPP depletion prolongs probing and prediuresis time in TG mosquitoes. Probing time (A) and prediuresis time (B) were determined in both WT and TG mosquitoes. The TG mosquitoes had significantly… view more  Kanazawa, Japan — Biting insects use a range of tools when sucking blood from hosts to maximize their chances of a good meal.…

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Tech-savvy people more likely to trust digital doctors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and providers. «There is increasing use of automated systems in the medical…

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Post-bypass survival linked to civil status and class

IMAGE: Researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and surgical nurse. view more  Credit: Photo by Laila Ostlund Civil status, education, and income are factors shown to be clearly associated with duration of survival after a bypass operation. A postoperative patient aged 60 with a spouse or cohabiting partner, high educational attainment, and high income has…

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