Roller Coaster of Love

Last summer my stomach dropped as I watched my children make their first ascent on the classic wooden roller coaster in Arnolds Park, Iowa. I rode on it as a child and my parents and grandparents had ridden it before me. I remembered throwing my arms in the air with my sister as we screamed,…

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What to know about masturbating before sex

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Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture

IMAGE: The results of this trial have been published in the PLOS Medicine journal. view more  Credit: PLOS Medicine The results of a recent Nordic collaboration study showed that there is no difference in functional results between operative and non-operative treatment in persons aged 60 or more with displaced proximal humerus fractures. Proximal humerus fractures are…

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What do the red ‘ornaments’ of female macaques mean?

IMAGE: These are Macaca fuscata females monitored during the study. view more  Credit: Lucie Rigaill Many human cultures associate the colour red with sexuality and fertility. Among nonhuman primates too, red skin coloration is thought to contribute to sexual attractiveness. Indeed, in certain species, females are drawn more to the most colourful males. Yet the link…

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In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

IMAGE: Professor Till Bärnighausen Alexander von Humboldt University Professor Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health Heidelberg University Hospital and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg view more  Credit: Heidelberg University Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected…

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3q29 deletion survey: distinct social profile, high ASD risk

A survey of 93 people with 3q29 deletion syndrome reveals a distinct pattern of social disability and anxiety, even without a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The results were published online in Molecular Autism on July 16. Geneticists at Emory University School of Medicine teamed up with clinicians at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Marcus Autism…

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X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over the past decade, opening new prospects for the rational design of drugs targeting proteins previously inaccessible to structural analysis.…

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