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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what's going on in the brain of its users, finds a study. Through experiments conducted in ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Sperm use multiple navigation systems, such as heat-seeking and chemical, new research shows. Opsins – proteins involved in the visual system – contribute to the heat-seeking movement, helping ... read more

Nurse Provides Firsthand Account of Combating Ebola

Nov. 25, 2015 — International nurse volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West African encountered death on nearly every shift and worked under conditions that challenged their ingenuity in providing even ... read more

Promising Drug Combination for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new drug combination may be effective in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer. Preliminary results of this new approach are encouraging and have led to an ongoing international study being ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Genes for important skin proteins arose in a common ancestor shared by humans and turtles 310 million years ago, a genome comparison has ... read more

Proteome Analysis for Detection of Diabetic Nephropathy: Benefit Remains Unclear

Nov. 25, 2015 — As no study relevant for the research question was identified, the benefit or harm for patients, as well as the diagnostic and prognostic accuracy, remain ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Scientists are closer to understanding the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of genomic imprinting. In this intriguing event, one copy of a gene is 'turned off', or silenced, depending ... read more

Combination Therapy Can Prevent Cytostatic Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have found a new way of preventing resistance to cytostatics used in the treatment of cancers such as medulloblastoma, the most common form of malignant brain tumor in children. The ... read more

New Diet Provides Hope for Treating Patients With Drug Resistant Epilepsy

Nov. 25, 2015 — A specific diet can be used to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy, a new study indicates. The findings reveal how the ketogenic diet acts to block seizures in patients with drug-resistant ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a new study. Researchers said that in some cases MRI ... read more

Breast Cancer Clinic Attributes Increased Uptake of Double Mastectomies to Angelina Jolie Effect

Nov. 25, 2015 — An increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies has been seen since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the ... read more

When Exercise Is Unhealthy for the Heart: How Heart Problems and Sudden Cardiac Death Occur With Endurance Exercise

Nov. 24, 2015 — Endurance exercise accelerates the development of heart problems in individuals with a particular genetic mutation, a new study finds. In mice with a mutated version of desmoplakin, a protein that ... read more

Native Americans Have Decreased Access to Kidney Transplants

Nov. 24, 2015 — Native Americans have decreased access to kidney transplants and are more likely to die while waiting for a kidney than whites according to new research. Long-term survival outcomes in Native ... read more

The Myth About L-Trypophan in Turkey

Nov. 24, 2015 — Turkey itself doesn’t make you sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal. What makes you sleepy is eating very large quantities of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie. Turkey does contain tryptophan, but so ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A metal-free process has been developed for the rapid synthesis of elusive small-molecule catalysts that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including ... read more

Fat Cells Originating from Bone Marrow Found in Humans

Nov. 24, 2015 — Fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers, researchers ... read more

Safety Last?

Nov. 24, 2015 — With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. Media and industry warn consumers of major recalls and problems ... read more

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

Nov. 24, 2015 — New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 ... read more

Immune-Disorder Treatment in Mice Holds Potential for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Nov. 24, 2015 — A simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice has been identified by researchers, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further ... read more

Cataract Surgery Lessens Patients' Dizziness

Nov. 24, 2015 — Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less ... read more

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