Reducing Maternal Mortality

Women in the United States face a far greater risk of dying from childbirth complications than in many other wealthy countries. Now the federal government has taken a step toward addressing the problem with the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, signed in December, which will provide federal grants to states to investigate the deaths of women…

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Going Beyond the Alligator

Image Louise Trotter is the new creative director at Lacoste. PARIS — Last October when Louise Trotter was appointed by Lacoste as its new creative director — and first female designer, heads turned. After all, in her previous position as creative director at Joseph, Ms. Trotter, a soft-spoken designer from Sunderland in the north of…

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ScienceTake: When Plasma Becomes Another Fruit of the Vine

If you haven’t seen what happens to grapes in a microwave oven, you haven’t spent enough time in the richly nerdy corner of the internet that specializes in strange, everyday phenomena with fascinating, plausible scientific explanations. To quote a physicist, Aaron D. Slepkov, from his recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of…

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Small brains, big picture: Study unveils C. elegans’ microscopic mysteries

VIDEO: Scientists used sharp glass needles to extract a GFP-labeled cell from C. elegans and recorded the neuronal response of the cell to varying salt concentrations by patch-clamp technique. In this… view more  It’s the small pieces that make the big picture, and in this case, the pieces can’t be seen by the naked eye. New…

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Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?

A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 per cent of young adults and a higher proportion of children. Previous research has shown that mouth ulcers are partially heritable,…

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NEHI recommends action on adoption of next generation therapies in Massachusetts

IMAGE: NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) released a white paper today recommending that Massachusetts health care payers, providers, and the state’s biopharma industry come together in collaboration to… view more  Credit: NEHI March 5, 2019, BOSTON—NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) released a white paper today recommending that Massachusetts health care…

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Medical News Today: How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder. There are some side effects to consider before using this drug, however, and some may be cause for concern. Anyone who is uncertain about their…

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