Medical News Today: How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

New research in mice, which the National Institutes of Health supported, shows how ketamine can alter brain circuits, quickly redressing ...
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Phys Ed: After a Knee Injury, Be Wary When Returning to Sports

Athletes who have torn an anterior cruciate knee ligament often rely on elaborate batteries of physical tests to tell them ...
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Doctors: Getting to Know Our Patients

His email started out in a straightforward way, as most of the communications I receive from trainees do. He identified ...
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Studying cell lineage in tumors reveals targetable vulnerabilities

IMAGE: Paul Mischel is a member at the San Diego Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research view more  Credit: ...
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Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech--an advancement that could one ...
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Despite increase in insurance coverage for depression, growth in spending remains modest

A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower ...
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New synthesis strategy speeds identification of simpler versions of a natural product

IMAGE: Baylor University professor and chemist Daniel Romo, Ph.D., discusses research with doctoral candidate Christian M. Chaheine, co-author on new synthesis ...
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Protein Science Best Paper Awards to Yu-ming Huang and Abhay Thakur

IMAGE: Warmest congratulations to Yu-ming "Mindy " Huang1 and Abhay Thakur2 (Figure 1), recipients of the Protein Society's Year 2018 "Best ...
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Preparing for a changing population — what it means to age successfully

April 24, 2019 -- A paper by Columbia Mailman School's John Rowe, MD, Julius Richmond Professor of Health Policy and ...
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Study merges big data and zebrafish biology to reveal mechanisms of human disease

In a series of studies that volleyed between large databases and research in zebrafish, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a link ...
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Hypersociability in Williams syndrome result of Myelination deficits

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that gene deletion or deficiency in neurons is responsible for the abnormal hypersocial ...
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York University chemists invent new Lewis acidity test using fluorescence

TORONTO, April 22, 2019 - York University chemists have invented a new fluorescence-based method for accurately determining the strength of ...
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Doctors turning to antibiotic alternatives to treat acne, Rutgers researchers find

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to ...
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For First Time, Pharmaceutical Distributor Faces Federal Criminal Charges Over Opioid Crisis

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Law enforcement officials have ...
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Walgreens Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21, Strengthening a Consensus

The drugstore chain Walgreens will stop selling tobacco products to customers under 21, the company announced on Tuesday. The decision ...
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Medical News Today: What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, ...
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How Gay Are You?

On a scale of one to 10, with one being “completely straight” and 10 being “completely gay,” what number are ...
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Medical News Today: Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss

A series of experiments in mice demonstrates that a well-known hormone might have a previously unidentified role in the metabolic ...
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Is Sex by Deception a Form of Rape?

Abigail Finney was in her freshman year at Purdue University in Indiana in February 2017 when she fell asleep in ...
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When designing clinical trials for huntington’s disease, first ask the experts

Amsterdam, NL, April 23, 2019 - Progress in understanding the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington's disease (HD) and at least ...
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Insilico to present at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum

IMAGE: Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, to present at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum in London, ...
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Researchers devise a progression risk-based classification for patients with AWM

IMAGE: Mark Bustoros, MD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute By analyzing data from hundreds of patients with asymptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia ...
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Advances in cryo-EM materials may aid cancer and biomedical research

IMAGE: The Kelly Lab, in collaboration with Protochips, Inc., has developed new custom-designed substrates (cryo-ChipsTM ) for use in cryo-Electron Microscopy ...
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Feces transplantation: Effective treatment with economic benefits

Healthy donor faeces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right ...
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Study: Drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance

IMAGE: University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor and her team found in a new study that targeting estrogen ...
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New approach for range prediction improves accuracy of proton therapy

IMAGE: Treatment plan (left) results in a substantial dose reduction in the healthy tissue surrounding the target compared to the previous ...
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‘Activist Editor’ Richard Horton of The Lancet receives $100,000 Roux Prize

SEATTLE - Dr. Richard Horton, the "activist editor" of the international medical journal The Lancet, will be honored June 10 ...
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New Cochrane Review investigates the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement ...
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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood ...
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A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing

XIJIAHE, China — The plague’s victims die gruesomely. First, a high fever. The skin goes flushed, purplish. There is a ...
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Skipping Breakfast May Increase Stroke and Heart Risks

Skipping breakfast may increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. The connection, found in a study of 6,550 adults aged 65 ...
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At War: The Military Wants Better Tests for PTSD. Speech Analysis Could Be the Answer.

[For more stories about the experiences and costs of war, sign up for the weekly At War newsletter.] Post-traumatic stress ...
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Personal Health: Should You Be Eating Eggs?

Once more, Humpty Dumpty took a great fall last month when a new study linked egg consumption to cardiovascular disease ...
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Medical News Today: Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition

Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions.Some ...
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Wary of Chinese Espionage, Houston Cancer Center Chose to Fire 3 Scientists

Two tenured scientists at a renowned cancer hospital in Houston have resigned, and the hospital is seeking to fire a ...
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Well : Why Does Exercise Guard Against Cancer? Inflammation May Play a Role

One of the most important benefits of exercise is in how it reduces our risk of developing a number of ...
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The New Health Care: What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s health care system is sometimes held up as an example of excellence, and as a possible model ...
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The Checkup: The Search for a Biomarker for Early Autism Diagnosis

Every pediatrician knows that it’s important to diagnose autism when a child is as young as possible, because when younger ...
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Medical News Today: Replacing red meat with plant protein reduces heart disease risk

A meta-analysis of trials comparing the health effects of red meat consumption with those of other diets found that substituting ...
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The Giants at the Heart of the Opioid Crisis

There are the Sacklers, the family that controls Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. There are the doctors who ran ...
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Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

CORVALLIS, Ore. - To assess differences and trends in personal chemical exposure, Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to ...
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Researchers find new novel circulating proteins involved in progression of DKD to ESRD

IMAGE: Andrzej Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D., head of the section on Genetics & Epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes Center, and Professor of Medicine ...
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Study highlights anti-tumor activity of curcumin on stomach cancer

Curcumin is widely used to impart color and flavor to food, but scientists have discovered that this yellow powder derived ...
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Personalizing precision medicine with combination therapies improves outcomes in cancer

Precision oncology often relies on treating patients with a single, molecularly matched therapy that targets one mutation in their tumor ...
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UCI to establish skin biology, diseases resource center with $4 million NIH award

Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2019 -- With nearly $4 million in funding from the National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal ...
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Soft bedding poses grave danger to sleeping babies, study shows

IMAGE: Fern Hauck, MD, is a University of Virginia Health System expert on sleep-related infant deaths. view more  Credit: UVA Health ...
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Nursing, dental, and medical students train together to improve kids’ oral health

Nursing, medical, and dental students can work as a team to improve their knowledge of pediatric oral health--and how to ...
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Rutgers develops new tool to help psychiatrists encourage patients to quit smoking

Psychiatrists often disregard their patients' smoking even though tobacco use accounts for 50 percent of deaths among people with mental ...
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Neonics hinder bees’ ability to fend off deadly mites, U of G study reveals

IMAGE: The self-grooming behavior of wild honey bees like these can be affected by pesticides. view more  A University of Guelph ...
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Older adults starting dialysis die at higher rates than previously thought

Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis--a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins--appear to die at ...
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Travel Tips: How to Protect Yourself from Air Pollution While Traveling

When Yondje Choi was told she would need a face mask for an upcoming trip to South Korea, Ms. Choi, ...
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Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All’

For a patient’s knee replacement, Medicare will pay a hospital $17,000. The same hospital can get more than twice as ...
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Medical News Today: Increased muscle power may prolong life

Increasing muscle strength is good, but increasing muscle power may be even better for enjoying a longer life, according to ...
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Medical News Today: MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression

Researchers used a powerful MRI scanner to monitor people with multiple sclerosis and found a link between the total volume ...
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Medical News Today: More evidence that being active extends life

Exercise is well-known to improve health, but new research finds that simply adding more movement throughout the day can actually ...
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Medical News Today: Through my eyes: My first 48 hours with hearing aids

As an editor and writer for Medical News Today, I am constantly exploring the causes and effects of a range ...
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Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

The thousands of images of Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play sleeper posted on Instagram include many of babies snuggled serenely in ...
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Strategies: ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.

UnitedHealth Group has been a stock market darling for much of the past decade, dependably churning out earnings increases and ...
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Ask Well: How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

Q. What is the lowest a blood pressure should go? A. The lower limit for blood pressure is perhaps best ...
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Commuting While Pregnant: A Long Ride Could Be a Risky One

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Medical News Today: Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

Researchers have found that 70 percent of adults who died from natural causes had not seen a healthcare provider in ...
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Medical News Today: Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in ...
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Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a ...
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Study: Opioid dose variability may be a risk factor for opioid overdose

Patients prescribed opioid pain medications whose doses varied over time were 3 times more likely to experience an overdose than ...
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Study examines privacy policies, data sharing of popular apps for depression, smoking cessation

Bottom Line: This study looked at the privacy practices of popular apps for depression and smoking cessation. Researchers assessed the content ...
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Light, physical activity reduces brain aging

(Boston)--Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. Considerable evidence suggests ...
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Commentary: Modifications to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis

ATLANTA --In a commentary published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed ...
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Vanderbilt University to develop and test ‘safe harbor’ standards of care

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University's schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year research grant from ...
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Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

EAST LANSING, Mich. - New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less ...
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Decoding cellular signals linked to hypospadias

Daniel Casella, M.D., a urologist at Children's National, was honored with an AUA Mid-Atlantic Section William D. Steers, M.D. Award, ...
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Collecting the right quantity of evidence: How the brain makes a difficult decision

IMAGE: The main conclusions of the two studies are illustrated in this cartoon, where the rat must identify the texture as ...
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Association of quitting smoking during pregnancy, risk of preterm birth

Bottom Line: This study of more than 25 million pregnant women reports on rates of smoking cessation at the start ...
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On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

IMAGE: This is the back cover image for the Lab on a Chip. view more  Credit: KAIST A KAIST research team ...
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Pharmacy closures associated with declines in cardiovascular medication adherence

Bottom Line: How pharmacy closures are associated with declines in cardiovascular medication adherence for statins, β-blockers and oral anticoagulants among ...
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Using Edge AI to listen to the ‘silent voices’ of cattle

IMAGE: This is an overview of cattle observing systems equipped with a 'Sense and Think Collar'. view more  Credit: Research Center ...
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People with heart disease at risk when pharmacies close

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart ...
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Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer but not normal cell proliferation

Augusta, Ga. (April 19, 2019) - Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a ...
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Kentucky’s Senator McConnell Supports Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, long one of the tobacco industry’s loyal allies, said on Thursday that he would sponsor ...
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Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

Let’s say you’re walking down the street and coming toward you is someone pushing a baby in a stroller. The ...
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Medical News Today: What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?

Peanuts have a strong nutritional profile. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein, fiber, and many key vitamins and ...
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Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells

After the births of my babies in the ’70s, the umbilical cord connecting them to me was cut and trashed ...
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Medical News Today: Seaweed extract may help design new drugs

Researchers have found that marine Actinobacteria, a family of bacteria that lives in seaweed, may have antimicrobial and anticancer properties.Scientists ...
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Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk

Two commonly used drugs for treating an enlarged prostate may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Benign prostate hypertrophy, ...
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Cutting-edge discovery points to potential treatment for NEC in preemies

Cutting-edge discovery in the lab of Catherine Hunter, MD, from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H ...
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Barrow researcher discovers critical RNA processing aberrations

Research by a Barrow Neurological Center scientist on mechanisms of dysfunctional RNA processing in ALS and frontaltemporal dementia (FTD) was ...
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Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. Renato Morais is ...
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Research provides important insight on the brain-body connection

A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an ...
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Ginkgo seed extracts show antibacterial activity on skin pathogens

IMAGE: The fan-shaped leaves of a ginkgo tree on the Emory University campus. view more  Credit: Emory University Extracts from the ...
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Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first ...
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Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

April 18, 2019 - For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the ...
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How do we make moral decisions?

When it comes to making moral decisions, we often think of the golden rule: do unto others as you would ...
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Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis patients especially, have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy ...
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How to break up with a dentist: New dental technology which doubles the life of seals

IMAGE: This is the process of nanoparticles fabrication. view more  Credit: © NUST MISIS Scientists from NUST MISIS have presented innovative ...
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Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center announces $200K Challenge winners

BOSTON -- Entrepreneurs developing new technologies to treat blood clots, congestive heart failure, incontinence and more were the big winners ...
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Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

IMAGE: From left, Wei Zheng, MD, PhD, Jae Jeong Yang, PhD, Danxia Yu, PhD, and colleagues are studying smoking patterns and ...
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A mother lode of protection

Between 60 and 95 percent of adults worldwide are infected with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus 2 ...
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New book on next-generation sequencing in medicine from CSHL Press

IMAGE: DNA molecules on an abstract technology-based background, illustrating the applications of biochemistry and genetic theory. view more  Credit: Artwork credited ...
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Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods ...
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Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease

IMAGE: This is an illustration of the virus which causes measles. view more  Credit: CDC/ Allison M. Maiuri, MPH, CHES WHAT: ...
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Oregon researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain

EUGENE, Ore. - April 18, 2019 - University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine ...
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