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August 4, 2015

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August 4, 2015

The Uneasy, Unbreakable Link of Money and Medicine

Aug. 3, 2015 — After centuries of concerns about the potentially compromising role of money in medicine, the debate remains irreconcilable and the link remains indivisible, a new article suggets. Even the reforms ... read more

Are Animal Models Still Essential to Biological Research?

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new article covers the use of animal models in scientific research. The use of animals in scientific research prompts regular debate and it can be difficult to garner a clear picture of the actual ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — The mechanism by which an enzyme used in industrial production of an important drug for type-2 diabetes recognizes its target has been demonstrated by a group of researchers. This finding will ... read more

Computer Games Can Pick Up Dyslexia in Minority Pupils

Aug. 3, 2015 — While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on ... read more

New Survey Enhances Precision of Distinguishing Between Expectable Vs. Worrisome Early Childhood Misbehavior

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers are using a novel dimensional method for distinguishing misbehavior that is expectable in early childhood versus that which is cause for clinical concern. Using a survey developed by the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing ... read more

Common Medications for Dementia Could Cause Harmful Weight Loss

Aug. 3, 2015 — Medications commonly used to treat dementia could result in harmful weight loss, according to researchers, and clinicians need to account for this risk when prescribing these drugs to older adults, ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers have found. The discovery could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test ... read more

If You're Using Drugs, Scientists Want to Help You Avoid Addiction

Aug. 3, 2015 — Abstinence is the best way to avoid drug addiction. But in many societies, drug use is the norm, not the exception, especially by youth. What keeps the majority of users from becoming addicted? How ... read more

Want to Boost Your Toddler's Development? Put a Toy Chicken on Your Head

Aug. 2, 2015 — Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research has revealed. The study showed that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the ... read more

'Brain Training' App May Improve Memory, Daily Functioning of People With Schizophrenia

Aug. 2, 2015 — A 'brain training' iPad game may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to new ... read more

Aug. 1, 2015 — Conventional theories used by economists for the past 150 years to explain how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services may be able to unlock mysteries about the behavior of microbial life ... read more

Key Gene Found to Drive Kidney Disease Severity

July 31, 2015 — Patients with higher levels of a key protein are at greater risk for severe kidney disease, experts ... read more

How to Encourage Healthy Dental Habits Away from Home

July 31, 2015 — School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. One expert offers tips for parents to promote healthy dental habits while away from ... read more

July 31, 2015 — Scientists used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G ... read more

Tool Helps Public Health Agencies Prioritize Health Risks

July 31, 2015 — Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher has applied the ... read more

Affordable Genetic Diagnostic Technique for Target DNA Analysis Developed

July 31, 2015 — A technique to analyze various target DNAs has been developed using an aptamer, a DNA fragment that can recognize and bind to a specific protein or ... read more

Effects of Spinach Extract on Satiety: Feel Full, Curb Cravings

July 31, 2015 — A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more

New Cancer Marker Identified; Possible Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer

July 31, 2015 — Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer and is often referred to as "triple negative," which means it is not responsive to the common medical therapeutics. ... read more

Starvation Effects Handed Down for Generations

July 31, 2015 — Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are ... read more

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