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Is rushing your child to the ER the right response?

If a child gets a small burn, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll......»»

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New antibiotic resistance genes found

Researchers have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA......»»

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Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA

A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from colleges in Chongqing (China) from 2013 to 2015, volunteers with more than 9 hours p.....»»

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A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy

Researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedOct 14th, 2017Related News

MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scans

By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new study, researchers examined MRI brain scans to identify children at high risk of developin.....»»

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Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIV

Improving on a previous attempt, scientists have developed a new strategy that could potentially be used to reengineer a patient's own immune system cells to fight HIV. The approach shows benefit in human cell cultures and in mice......»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedOct 13th, 2017Related News

Importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem

A new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger......»»

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Cholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells, lets breast cancer spread

High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link. A new study found that the culprit is a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism that acts.....»»

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Newfoundland populated multiple times by distinct groups, DNA evidence shows

Researchers who've examined genetic evidence from mitochondrial DNA provide evidence that two groups of indigenous people in Canada, known as the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, brought different matrilines to the island, adding further support to the.....»»

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Cell biology: Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fate

The average human consists of about 37.2 trillion cells. But not all cells are created equal: while muscle cells contain the molecular machinery to contract and relax your muscles, some neurons send meter-long axons from the spinal cord to the tip of.....»»

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Leishmania: Immune reaction to sandfly saliva varies between individuals living in endemic areas

The Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly is responsible for spreading Leishmania throughout the tropics and subtropics. How individuals in areas endemic for Leishmania infection react to sandfly saliva depends on their long-term exposure to the flies......»»

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The sea cucumber genome points to genes for tissue regeneration

A new high-definition genome sequence of the sea cucumber provides molecular insights into its ability to regenerate......»»

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Cell biology: Proteins may prevent dysfunction, disease by relaxing, study shows

A team of researchers used simulations and X-rays to conclude that disordered proteins remain unfolded and expanded as they float loose in the cytoplasm of a cell. The answer affects how we envision the movement of a protein through its life--essenti.....»»

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Worms reveal secrets of aging

Investigators have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. Researchers have shown that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. In addition, mice.....»»

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Genetic clues to spinal stenosis

A new study indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk......»»

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"Roadmap" to aid osteoporosis treatment development

Scientists have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments......»»

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Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak

A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study......»»

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Making healthier decisions, step by step

For 10 days, scientists posted signs at the bottom of a set of airport stairs and escalators encouraging them to take the stairs. They found when the signs were present, people were about twice as likely to use the stairs......»»

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Surgeries performed later in the day have more complications

A new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared to patients with a surgical start time earlier in the day......»»

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Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy

Researchers have developed a system that can display the movements of our own tongues in real time. These movements are processed by a machine learning algorithm that controls an 'articulatory talking head.' This avatar shows the tongue, palate and t.....»»

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