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Middle-aged Americans & dementia risk: Lots of worry, not enough proven prevention

Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they’re likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them…

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Nudge Increases Cancer Screening Orders, But Patient-Facing Nudge Needed, Too

PHILADELPHIA – When the electronic health record is programmed to automatically flag and create orders for patients needing cancer screenings, doctors are significantly more likely…

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Popular electronic cigarette may deliver nicotine more effectively than others, researchers say

When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers. New research from Penn State College of…

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In Down Syndrome mouse model, scientists reverse intellectual deficits with drugs

In a surprising finding using the standard animal model of Down syndrome (DS), scientists were able to correct the learning and memory deficits associated with…

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Mapping disease outbreaks in urban settings using mobile phone data

Researchers from EPFL and MIT have shown that human mobility is a major factor in the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue…

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Cerebellum and cognition: Impact of co-use of alcohol and cigarettes

There is consistent evidence that having an alcohol use disorder is associated with abnormalities in the cerebellum, a structure attached to the bottom of the…

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UNH Researchers Find Climate Change and Turf Seaweed Causing “Patchy” Seascape

DURHAM, N.H. – The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent, from the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine, to more frequent and severe storms…

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Researchers develop cell therapy to improve memory and stop seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury

Irvine, Calif. – November 15, 2019 – Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures…

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Key Alzheimer’s gene acts differently in non-Europeans

Researchers looking to uncover the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease have revealed new insights from old variants. A gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE), long implicated in…

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New report exposes horror of working conditions for millions of sanitation workers in the developing world

14 November 2019 | Geneva. Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, and violate…

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Genetics May Determine Who Benefits from Broccoli’s Effects on Kidney Health

Highlights Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the…

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Wearable and Implantable Devices May Transform Care for Patients with Kidney Failure

Highlights Wearable and implantable devices may allow for intensive self-care for patients with kidney failure outside of the clinic. Additional research must focus on technological…

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Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair

PHILADELPHIA – When we exercise, our muscles can become fatigued, sore and even damaged with very strenuous activities, like running a marathon. Over time our…

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The Invisible US Hispanic/Latino HIV Crisis: Addressing Gaps in the National Response

“In his February 5, 2019, State of the Union Address, President Trump promised to reinforce national efforts to end the US HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030.…

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NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues

Researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate stem cell-derived “patches” of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tissue for implanting into the eyes of patients with age-related…

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Injection drug use: not the same across Canada

In Canada, 171,900 people injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 in 2011. In a study published in theAmerican Journal of Public Health, researchers at…

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Toward a more civil discourse

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in…

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Smart people may learn music faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a Michigan State University study that investigated the…

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Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA — alterations in coding regions of the…

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E-cigarettes Boost Infection Risk by Blocking Action of Immune Cells

Rockville, Md. (November 14, 2019)—A new study finds that e-cigarette vapor weakens the mobility and function of immune cells designed to fight infection. This reduced…

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Americans maintain high levels of trust in science

MADISON — A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public’s trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades.…

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It’s a fecal sequel: New research from interdisciplinary team expands the answers we can get from bat guano

Here’s the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark. Those two factors make bats, which make up 20 percent…

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Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on and off

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from Dr. Luis M. Schang and his group at the Baker Institute for Animal Health has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in…

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Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services,…

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Estudio de Mayo Clinic descubre que hombres y mujeres tienen diferente percepción de su propia salud

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Un estudio de Mayo Clinic publicado en American Journal of Health Behavior (Revista Americana sobre Conductas de Salud) investiga las diferencias entre hombres…

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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these…

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NEW STUDY FINDS THAT STUDENT ATHLETES AT MORE THAN HALF OF ALL HIGH SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA ARE AT GREATER RISK OF INJURY DUE TO LACK OF APPROPRIATE CARE OR UNQUALIFED PERSONNEL OVERSEEING THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY

DALLAS, TX – A study published today in the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) peer-reviewed scientific publication, finds that more…

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Design flaw could open Bluetooth devices to hacking

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found.  The problem…

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Stress, Plastic Additives in Late Pregnancy Raise Risk of Premature Birth

Women exposed simultaneously to stress and plastic additives late in pregnancy are at increased risk for premature birth, according to a study by Rutgers and…

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STUDY REVEALS URBAN HOTSPOTS OF HIGH-SCHOOLERS’ OPIOID ABUSE

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers…

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Researchers Find New Role for Dopamine in Gene Transcription and Cell Proliferation

WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2019) – The dopamine D2 receptor has a previously unobserved role in modulating Wnt expression and control of cell proliferation, according to…

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Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of…

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Researchers discover a new way in which insulin interacts with its receptor

Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the ability…

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How HIV Infection May Raise The Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death: New Study Sheds Light

The success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health conditions to emerge, including a…

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FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children’s self-control skills

By: Bill Wellock | Published: November 13, 2019 | 3:42 pm | SHARE: Parents who continue to hover over their children as they move through…

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Inhaled immunosuppressant may increase survival, pulmonary function after lung transplant

Baltimore, Md., November 13, 2019 – University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers found that lung transplant recipients who had early signs of organ…

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After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

BUFFALO, N.Y. — How do free trade agreements impact diet and health? A study on a trade deal between the U.S. and smaller, developing countries…

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People Who Cannot Read May Be Three Times as Likely to Develop Dementia

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 P.M. ET, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019Media Contacts:Renee Tessman, [email protected], (612) 928-6137Angharad Chester-Jones, [email protected], (612) 928-6169  People Who Cannot Read May…

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Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts Life Expectancy in Heart Failure Patients

When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught…

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Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in Teen Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019             Contact: Ashley Moore Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 267-426-6071 [email protected] Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in…

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Nearly half of accused harassers can return to work

EAST LANSING, Mich. – What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half…

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Software helps create walkable cities of the future

ITHACA, N.Y. – Walkable cities reduce traffic congestion – an issue that causes around 3.3 million deaths and $121 billion in economic losses every year.…

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Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report Shows Impacts of Federal Investments, Continued Gaps

The Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control today shows that while recent federal investments to combat antibiotic…

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Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture

Equilibrium climate sensitivity -- how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide -- may be underestimated in individual climate models, according…

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Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing

WASHINGTON--The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research.…

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Understanding transporter proteins at a single-molecule level

Like a boat helping passengers cross a river, transporters move substances across cell membranes. This process is fundamental to the healthy functioning of cells in…

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Phage Therapy Shows Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically destroy bacteria. In the early 20th century, researchers experimented with phages as a potential method for treating bacterial infections.…

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Firefighters’ Workplace ‘Brothers’ Can Ease Stress of a Dangerous Job, but Protecting Spouses from Knowing the Perils Can Ramp Up Anxiety

Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those…

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Nuclear warheads? This robot can find them

Trust, but verify.  - Ronald Reagan Picture a swarm of autonomous, three-foot rolling robots armed with smart detectors to support nuclear safeguards and verify arms-control…

Updated : Nov 12, 2019 in Research Articles

Probiotic Bacteria: A Double-Edged Sword

Scientists from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Boston Children’s Hospital have discovered that probiotic consumption may lead to blood infections. Published in Nature Medicine,…