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November 24, 2015

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

Nov. 24, 2015 — Nerve cells cover their high energy demand with glucose and lactate, scientists confirm. They show for the first time in the intact mouse brain evidence for an exchange of lactate between different ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Several new molecules have been discovered by researchers, who suggest ways to avoid their formation. They have found that cooking with chloraminated water could put potentially harmful toxins in ... read more

Infants Under 12 Months Most at Risk of Physical Abuse

Nov. 24, 2015 — Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children. Compared with children whose injuries had been accidental, the ... read more

Increase in Infant Deaths Attributed to Crib Bumpers, Study Suggests

Nov. 24, 2015 — The number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has spiked significantly in recent years, prompting researchers to call for a nationwide ban on the bedding accessory. The findings ... read more

Ancient Viral Molecules Essential for Human Development

Nov. 23, 2015 — Genetic material from ancient viral infections is critical to human development, according to ... read more

Vitamin D Does Not Reduce Colds in Asthma Patients

Nov. 23, 2015 — Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study. The findings surprised the researchers who had previously published research showing ... read more

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids' Injuries

Nov. 23, 2015 — Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests. Somersault and backward facing dives, for instance, may be safe, because divers generally self-regulate based on their ... read more

Landmark Report Exposes Myths About Surrogacy in the United Kingdom

Nov. 23, 2015 — It is a myth that a high proportion of potential parents from the UK go overseas if they need to use surrogacy, a new report concludes. The landmark report is the first of its kind, and provides an ... read more

Early Childhood Bronchiolitis Increases Asthma Risk in Adulthood

Nov. 23, 2015 — People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new method to detect cancer cells in the blood before they settle in the tissue and form a new tumor has been developed by a team of researchers. To date, it has been difficult to detect cancer ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Renewable fuels, such as wood chips, pellets, and firewood are popular. For wood-fired heating systems and furnaces to comply with the new stricter fine dust limits in Germany, particle separators ... read more

Platelets Promote the Liver's Regeneration Process Following Surgery

Nov. 23, 2015 — Certain platelet-derived growth factors are of major significance for the liver's regeneration processes. It has been shown that platelets can encourage the regrowth of liver tissue in patients ... read more

The Complex Sneeze, Caught on Tape

Nov. 23, 2015 — From the daintiest sleeve-stifled 'shoo to the mightiest head-whipping howl, a sneeze is as unique to an individual as a laugh -- we all do it, but everyone seems to do it differently. We know ... read more

Evolution of Severely Immunosuppressed HIV Patients Depends on the Immunologic and Virologic Response

Nov. 23, 2015 — Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression and viral load. Even in the worst scenario, if ... read more

Pembrolizumab in Advanced Melanoma: Added Benefit for Certain Patients

Nov. 23, 2015 — Certain adults with pretreatment have fewer side effects under pembrolizumab. Treatment-naive patients without tumor mutation survive longer and have better social participation, report ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Adding seaweed to processed foods such as frozen pizzas, hot dogs and dried pasta will reduce cardiovascular diseases, concludes a new scientific article. One suggestion is to replace 5 percent of ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists have proposed the use of ion beams for their fabrication. An ... read more

Combination of Bevacizumab and Lomustine With First Recurrence of Glioblastoma Prolongs Progression-Free Survival, but Not Overall Survival

Nov. 23, 2015 — Bevacizumab treatment in patients with progressive glioblastoma, despite prolonged progression-free survival, does not confer a survival advantage, report ... read more

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