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Why breastfed babies are so smart: Moms who breastfeed are often...
Research has shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear. Now a new study shows that...


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Finding a few foes among billions of cellular friends
Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect...


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Nanoscale freezing leads to better imaging
It's an odd twist. For scientists to determine if a cell is functioning properly, they must destroy it. This is what happens in X-ray fluorescence microscopy when...


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Predictive fitness model for influenza: Physics, computer science...
A new model to successfully predict the evolution of the influenza virus from one year to the next has been created by researchers. This advance in our understanding of...


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Photopharmacology: Optoswitches turn pain off and sight on
Photoreactive compounds developed by scientists directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain...


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Sunburns strike twice by altering pigment cells, harming...
Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant...


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Screen some patients with acute pancreatitis for pancreatic cancer,...
There is a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with acute pancreatitis than commonly believed, new research demonstrates. researchers have found a link...


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Can a simple handshake predict cancer survival rates?
New acquaintances are often judged by their handshake. Research has now recognized the simple squeeze as an important diagnostic tool in assessing strength and quality of...


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New advances in the chronic lymphocytic leukaemia genome
The Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (CLL) Genome Consortium moves closer to the functional study of the genome and its application for improving the treatment of the disease....


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Ovulation motivates women to outdo other women, research shows
For approximately one week every month, millions of women change their economic behavior and become more focused on their social standing relative to other women. According...


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New target for dengue virus vaccine found
Using an experimental technique new to the dengue field, researchers showed that a molecular hinge where two regions of a protein connect is where natural human antibodies...


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Virtual computer-based world an effective learning environment for...
Researchers have demonstrated the potential of using a virtual computer environment for distance healthcare education for an international audience that often has limited...


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Reproductive coercion, intimate partner violence prevalent
Enough women experience reproductive coercion -- male behavior to control contraception and pregnancy outcomes -- that a research team now recommends health care providers...


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Replicating motions of the heart: Artificial muscles that do the...
Researchers have developed a low-cost, programmable soft actuated material that they used to replicate the complex motion of the heart, along with a matching 3-D computer...


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Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis and autism...
Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that serotonin, oxytocin, and...


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3-D microgels 'on-demand' offer new potential for cell research,...
Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics...


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Obesity rates in 2- to 5-year-olds improve, although overall...
The latest U.S. obesity data show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from nearly 14 percent in...


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Hormone therapy linked to better survival after lung cancer...
Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may be a factor in this...


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Different eggs in adolescent girls, adult women
Are the eggs produced by adolescent girls the same as the ones produced by adult women? A recent study shows compelling evidence that there are two completely distinct...


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Self-administration of flu vaccine with a patch may be feasible,...
The annual ritual of visiting a doctor’s office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study. The research, which...


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New autism definition may decrease diagnosis by one third
New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research. The guidelines,...


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Brain cell activity regulates Alzheimer's protein
Increased brain cell activity boosts brain fluid levels of a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. Tau protein is the main component of...


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Risk of HIV infection high during pregnancy, the postpartum period
Women living in world regions where HIV infection is common are at high risk of acquiring HIV infection during pregnancy and the postpartum period, according to a study....


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Skin cancer risk may have driven evolution of black skin
Early humans may have evolved black skin to protect against a very high risk of dying from ultraviolet light-induced skin cancer, a new analysis concludes. Skin cancer has...


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More intensive radiotherapy better than less for localized prostate...
A radiotherapy regime involving higher doses of radiation is a better option than having lower doses for men with localized prostate cancer, the 10-year results of the...


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Increasing brain acidity may reduce anxiety
Increasing acidity in the brain's emotional control center reduces anxiety, according to an animal study. Anxiety disorders, which are characterized by an inability to...


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Brainstem discovered as important relay site after stroke
After a stroke, sufferers are often faced with the problem of severe movement impairment. Researchers have now discovered that the brainstem could play a major role in the...


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Continuous handling of receipts linked to higher urine BPA levels
Study participants who handled receipts printed on thermal paper continuously for two hours without gloves had an increase in urine bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations...


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MMR vaccine linked to lower rate of infection-related hospital...
In a nationwide group of Danish children, receipt of the live measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine on schedule after vaccination for other common infections was...


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Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work
A new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain after an amputation has been developed. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has...


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Simple waiting room test can help diagnose depression, anxiety
Patients visiting the hospital for a variety of ailments can be easily screened for depression and anxiety as they wait for care, a new study shows. piloted an electronic...


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New clues found to preventing lung transplant rejection
Broadly suppressing the immune system after lung transplantation may inadvertently encourage organ rejection, according to a new study in mice. Organ transplant patients...


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