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Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for

Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals -- from fungicides to antidepressants -- can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins they can produce unexpect.....»»

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TransEnterix Gets FDA Clearance for Senhance Surgical Robot

TransEnterix, a North Carolina firm, won FDA clearance for its Senhance Surgical Robotic System. This is only the second company that’s offering an abdominal surgical robotic system to receive FDA’s green light, following Intuitive Surgic.....»»

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How dopamine tells you it isn"t worth the wait

A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time......»»

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Blood pressure medication does not completely restore vascular function

Treatments for high blood pressure do not totally reverse its damaging effects on the vascular rhythms that help circulation of the blood say researchers......»»

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Researchers reveal biomarker for guiding prostate cancer treatment

Back-to-back discoveries demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer therapies. The studies suggest that men who inherit this variant would be.....»»

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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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Olympus Releases New SB Knives for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissections

This week and next at the American College of Gastroenterology’s World Congress of Gastroenterology conference in Orlando, Olympus is unveiling its SB Knives. The devices are designed to be used for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), a proced.....»»

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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.....»»

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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......»»

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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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EchoPixel Lets Surgeons See CT, MRI, and Ultrasound Scans in 3D

Since the invention of the X-ray machine in 1895, medical imaging technology has improved dramatically, but the visualization of those images hasn’t changed enough to keep up. Even though CTs and MRIs capture 3D data, the consumption of that data b.....»»

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Highly Stretchable and Flexible Fiber Optic Measures Tiny Changes in Body Movements

The motion of our hands, fingers, feet, and other parts of our bodies is pretty complicated. Our bodies are curvy and their shape varies significantly from one person to the next, so accurately measuring the mechano-dynamics of different body parts r.....»»

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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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