The Mental Trick to Practice When Shopping

Whether the concept of «fashion math» is new to you or a simple refresher is in order, we’re ready to step up to the chalkboard. Both a way to get comfortable with higher price tags and a savvy way to look at out-of-the-box styling, it’s the idea of taking how much something costs and dividing…

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Frailty may be a new screening criterion for fitness for an operation

CHICAGO (March 1, 2019): Frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in old age, is linked to more complications after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a large new study published as an «article in press» on the Journal of the American College of…

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The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers

IMAGE: Diana Cittelly, PhD, and colleagues show that while estrogen does not directly influence triple-negative breast cancer cells, estrogen can ‘fertilize’ brain tissue in a way that supports cancer metastasis view more  Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Triple-negative breast cancers are more likely than other breast cancer types to metastasize and are especially likely to…

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New X-ray measurement approach could improve CT scanners

A new measurement approach proposed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors. The approach, detailed in a research paper in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests how the X-ray beams generated…

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NIH funds UT research on quality of life of LGBT caregivers

A new study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will examine how the intersection of being both LGBT and a caregiver may elevate a person’s risk of having overall poor health. As many as 45 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults ages 50 and older are caregivers of a loved one with a…

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Research shows link between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London. Lead author Dr Jonathan Kennedy from Queen Mary University of London said: «It seems likely that scientific populism is driven by similar feelings to political populism,…

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Researchers discover clues to brain differences between males and females

BALTIMORE, MD., March 1 — Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a mechanism for how androgens — male sex steroids — sculpt brain development. The research, conducted by Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., who Chairs the Department of Pharmacology, could ultimately help researchers understand behavioral development differences between males and females.…

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Detailed new primate brain atlas could lead to disease insights

IMAGE: The Brain/MINDS atlas can be used in conjunction with other brain mapping and imaging methods. Here, mapped neural connections of interest (atlas annotations—colored) are laid on top of MRI scans… view more  Cold Spring Harbor, NY — The ability to comprehensively map the architecture of connections between neurons in primate brains has long proven elusive…

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New chemical probes advance search for new antibiotics

VIDEO: A video clip shows cell walls light up red in real time as a bacterium integrates fluorescent probe during growth. view more  BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University researchers are advancing knowledge about how bacteria build their cell walls that could contribute to the search for new antibacterial drugs. They have created a new tool to…

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Traumatic brain injury and kids: New treatment guidelines issued

Each year in the United States, more than 600,000 children are seen in emergency rooms due to traumatic brain injury, a disruption to the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Severe TBI results in approximately 7,000 childhood deaths annually, while survivors of the condition may suffer…

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