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Watching how the brain works with new live imaging
For the first time, a group of scientists has been able to observe intact interactions between proteins, directly in the brain of a live animal. The new live imaging...


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Higher risks among perinatal women with bipolar disorder
Women with bipolar disorder often struggle with the illness during and after pregnancy. A new study finds that they were significantly more likely to face important...


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Toxic injection with elastic band: Discovering how bacteria get...
Bacteria have developed many different ways of smuggling their toxic cargo into cells. A new study has helped scientists discover how Tc toxins inject bacterial toxins. The...


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Fast, effective mechanism to combat an aggressive cancer
A new strategy to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer using a new nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer cells has been developed. A...


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Cancer drug may lower sudden cardiac death risk
A new class of drugs, originally developed to treat cancer, has been found to reduce sudden cardiac death risk after a heart attack. Researchers evaluated mice that had...


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Flowing water can slow down bacteria, researchers find
In a surprising new discovery, scientists show that microbes are more likely to adhere to tube walls when water is moving, enhancing the likelihood that the microbes will...


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New biological scaffold offers promising foundation for engineered...
Engineered tissues like the ones used to create artificial skin need a scaffold for cells to grow on. Now a team of researchers has coaxed cells called fibroblasts into...


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Biomedical bleeding affects horseshoe crab behavior
Collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs’ population...


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3-D model of child's heart helps surgeons save life
Experts created a 3-D model of a child's heart using images from a CT scan. The model helped doctors figure out the best approach to fix the child's multiple heart defects....


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Precursor of multiple myeloma more common in blacks than whites
Blacks may be twice as likely as whites to develop multiple myeloma because they are more likely to have a precursor condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of...


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Blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance...
In many cases the root of resistance to BRAF inhibitors may lie in a never-before-seen autophagy mechanism induced by the BRAF inhibitors vermurafenib and dabrafenib, new...


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Two-pronged approach successfully targets DNA synthesis in leukemic...
A novel two-pronged strategy targeting DNA synthesis can treat leukemia in mice while sparing damage to normal blood cells, researchers have shown. Current treatments for...


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Suppressing tumors by pulling the plug on glycolysis
Cancer cells have long been known to have higher rates of the energy-generating metabolic pathway known as glycolysis. This enhanced glycolysis is thought to allow cancer...


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New technology detects cellular memory, aids in understanding of...
In 2009, a new technology was developed that could elucidate the mystery behind cellular memory. Building on this technology, researchers have now identified 100 new...


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Specialized cognitive therapy improves blood sugar control in...
A program of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses both mood and diabetes self-care led to improved blood sugar control and produced faster relief of depression in...


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Light used to quickly, easily measure blood's clotting properties
Defective blood coagulation is one of the leading causes of preventable death in patients who have suffered trauma or undergone surgery. Now, a new optical device requires...


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Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat
New research shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food...


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Opioid abuse initiates specific protein interactions in neurons in...
Opiate use triggers changes in the protein RGS9-2 in neurons in the brain's reward center, new research confirms. Repeated use affects analgesic relief and tolerance, as...


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New technology for screening potential analgesic drugs
Researchers have developed technology that enables them to a determine drugs’ analgesic potential before being tested in animal models. The finding saves time and money on...


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Experimental treatment eradicates acute leukemia in mice
An experimental treatment has been developed that eradicates an acute lymphocytic leukemia in mice without any detectable toxic side effects. The drug works by blocking two...


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New research helps explain how social understanding is performed by...
An important question has been answered about how social understanding is performed in the brain. The findings may help us to attain a better understanding of why people...


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Computerized checklist reduces type of hospital infection, study finds
A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients' electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious...


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Age-21 drinking laws save lives, study confirms
Although some advocates want to lower the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law saves lives. Researchers found that studies done since 2006 --...


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Stimulation glove for stroke patients helps improve tactile...
A glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve fibers that connect the hands with the brain has been developed and been used to help recovery of patients...


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New tumor suppressor gene will facilitate detection of people...
The human genome contains approximately 20,000 protein coding genes which are responsible for the formation, development and functioning of the human body. A similar number...


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Secondary thyroid cancer more deadly than primary malignancy in...
A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who develop thyroid cancer as a secondary cancer have a significantly greater risk of dying than those with...


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Long-held secret of bowel movement now understood, leads to...
A research team has found a segmentation motion occurs when not one but two sets of pacemakers interact with each other to create a specific rhythm. Then they work together...


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Synthetic version of heparin created for use in kidney patients
A synthetic form of low-molecular-weight heparin has been created that can be reversed in cases of overdose and would be safer for patients with poor kidney function....


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Mysterious polio-like illness found in five California children
Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released. Polio is a...


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Nanoparticles target anti-inflammatory drugs where needed
A system for precisely delivering anti-inflammatory drugs to immune cells gone out of control, has been developed that spares the well-behaved counterpart cells in the...


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Climate change won't reduce deaths in winter, British study concludes
Climate change is unlikely to reduce the United Kingdom's excess winter death rate, which was a previous hypothesis. The study debunks the widely held view that warmer...


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Lymphoid cells discovered in human spleen, essential for production...
Researchers have discovered the presence of a novel subtype of innate lymphoid cells in human spleen essential for the production of antibodies. This discovery clears the...


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