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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

How Can I Tell If They're Lying?

Nov. 27, 2015 — Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders. For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or neurodevelopmental ... read more

Nov. 27, 2015 — Even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury, suggests new research. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with ... read more

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Help Overcome Fear of the Dentist

Nov. 27, 2015 — Cognitive behavioral therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, ... read more

White Matter Damage Caused by 'Skunk-Like' Cannabis, Study Shows

Nov. 27, 2015 — Smoking high potency 'skunk-like' cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new ... read more

Personally Tailored Diabetes Care Reduces Mortality in Women, but Not Men, Study Suggests

Nov. 27, 2015 — A follow-up study to assess the effects of personally tailored diabetes care in general practice has revealed that such care reduces mortality (both all-cause and diabetes-related), in women, but not ... read more

Molecular Trigger for Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Identified

Nov. 26, 2015 — Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of cerebral cavernous malformation -- a severe and incurable disease mainly ... read more

Oxytocin Increases Social Altruism

Nov. 26, 2015 — Nowadays, much emphasis is placed on sustainability. The degree to which people are willing to donate their own money for this depends on their level of oxytocin. Scientists have discovered that the ... read more

Recommended Levels of Activity Rarely Achieved by Obese Children and Those With Liver Disease

Nov. 26, 2015 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in western countries, and yet new research indicates that obese children rarely achieve ... read more

Stem Cell Study Paves the Way for Patient Therapies

Nov. 26, 2015 — Stem cells that have been specifically developed for use as clinical therapies are fit for use in patients, an independent study of their genetic makeup suggests. The research -- which focused on ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells -- a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control ... read more

New Gene Map Reveals Cancer's Achilles Heel

Nov. 25, 2015 — Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, creating a long-awaited foothold for understanding how our genome works and which genes are crucial in disease like ... read more

Closing the Loop on an HIV Escape Mechanism

Nov. 25, 2015 — The motion of a specific protein in a human cell regulates whether HIV will infect other cells, a collaborative six-university research team has found. The finding may lead to promising new ways to ... read more

Researchers Assess Use of Drug-Susceptible Parasites to Fight Drug Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases has been developed by experts. The strategy would take advantage of parasite refugia--host populations ... read more

Heart Disease Patients Who Sit a Lot Have Worse Health Even If They Exercise

Nov. 25, 2015 — Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research. Patients in the study wore an activity monitor during their waking hours for nine days. The ... read more

No Benefit Found for Use of Probiotic Bifidobacterium Breve in Preemies

Nov. 25, 2015 — Despite being safe to administer, there is no benefit in using the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve (BBG-001) to prevent late-onset sepsis or necrotising enterocolitis in very preterm children, the ... read more

Progesterone Supplements Do Not Improve Outcomes for Recurrent Miscarriages, Study Shows

Nov. 25, 2015 — Progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy do not improve outcomes in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages, new research shows. The findings mark the end of a ... read more

Antibody-Drug Compounds and Immunotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. ... read more

Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes Deemed Safe in First US Trial

Nov. 25, 2015 — Patients experienced no serious adverse reactions after receiving infusions of as many as 2.6 billion cells that had been specially selected to protect the body's ability to produce insulin, ... read more

New Technology Promises Fast, Accurate Stroke Diagnosis

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new approach to identifying biomarkers in blood has proven successful in helping diagnose stroke, and the technology could be expanded to diagnose such conditions as concussion, some forms of ... read more

Discovery Could Open Door to Frozen Preservation of Tissues, Whole Organs

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new approach to 'vitrification,' or ice-free cryopreservation, has been discovered, which could ultimately allow a much wider use of extreme cold to preserve tissues and even organs for ... read more

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