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October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. The researchers believe ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — A new study shows, on one hand, strong activity, and on the other hand, challenging pharmacokinetics of new drug TAK-733 against colorectal ... read more

Schizophrenia Symptoms Linked to Features of Brain's Anatomy?

Oct. 13, 2015 — Using advanced brain imaging, researchers have matched certain behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia to features of the brain's anatomy. The findings could be a step toward improving diagnosis ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — A hormone-mediated 'chromatin switch' has been identified that directs a plant to form flowers. In the absence of auxin, genes that initiate flower formation are tucked away in tangled ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have been investigating the extent to which macrophages, a type of phagocytic immune cell, might be used to eliminate the abnormal protein deposits typically found in the brains of ... read more

Antiviral Favipiravir Successfully Treats Lassa Virus in Guinea Pigs

Oct. 13, 2015 — Favipiravir, an investigational antiviral drug currently being tested in West Africa as a treatment for Ebola virus disease, effectively treated Lassa virus infection in guinea pigs, according to a ... read more

Patients Using Nurse Practitioners Are Less Likely to Have Avoidable Hospital Admissions

Oct. 13, 2015 — Diabetic patients who got their primary care from nurse practitioners did not have an increase in potentially preventable hospital admissions, new research ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Many mysteries of nature are locked up in the world of the very small and the very fast. Chemical reactions and material phase transitions, for example, happen on the scale of atoms -- which are ... read more

Anticancer Effects of Drugs Overestimated by as Much as 45 Percent in Animal Models

Oct. 13, 2015 — Failure to eliminate bias can skew what we think we know about a drug, waste time and money on trials that prove 'futile' and drive up the price of medications. Only 5 percent of agents ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Using computational modeling, researchers have come up with a design for a sturdier liposome. Their findings, while theoretical, could provide the basis for efficiently constructing new vehicles for ... read more

Use of E-Cigarettes, Alternative Tobacco Products May Lead to Increased Tobacco Use

Oct. 13, 2015 — The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers write in a new ... read more

Study Underscores Need to Assess Behavioral Sequelae of TBI

Oct. 13, 2015 — Rsearchers assessed moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) for frontal behavioral syndromes and cognitive function. Their finding suggest that adding the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale to ... read more

Research Shows Diversity Can Improve Stores' Sales Performance

Oct. 13, 2015 — Matching levels of racial diversity between store employees and the surrounding community impacts the store unit's sales performance, according to a new ... read more

Relaxation Response-Based Program May Reduce Participants' Future Use of Health Services

Oct. 13, 2015 — A new study finds that individuals participating in a relaxation-response-focused training program used fewer health care services in the year after their participation than in the preceding ... read more

Possible New Treatment for Neurodegenerative Diseases Found

Oct. 13, 2015 — A well-established anti-epileptic drug could also be used as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, report scientists investigating the ... read more

Sweden Is on Track to Becoming the First Cashless Nation

Oct. 13, 2015 — Sweden is on its way to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of IT, as well as a crackdown on organized crime and terror, according to a new ... read more

Local Government Supervisor Training Can Be More Efficient

Oct. 13, 2015 — City department supervisors would benefit from training roughly every eight to nine months on conceptual leadership skills, like strategic planning and conflict resolution, according to a study. ... read more

Study Finds Glyphosate, Acetamiprid to Have Relatively Low Toxicity for Honey Bees

Oct. 13, 2015 — The herbicide glyphosate and the neonicotinoid acetamiprid to have low toxicity levels for honey bees under actual field conditions, researchers have discovered. They also found sulfoxaflor to be ... read more

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oct. 13, 2015 — The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, according to a ... read more

Listeria Can Grow on Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples

Oct. 13, 2015 — Caramel apples punctured with dipping sticks and left unrefrigerated over the course of a couple of weeks may harbor a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, according to a ... read more

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