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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

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

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

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

Genetic Risk for Hyperinflammatory Disorder from Viral Infection Identified

Nov. 24, 2015 — A group of people with fatal H1N1 flu died after their viral infections triggered a deadly hyperinflammatory disorder in susceptible individuals with gene mutations linked to the overactive immune ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — An exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia. A team of researchers uses a ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat, suggests new research. The findings may have implications for the treatment of obesity and ... read more

Mental Health Risk for New Dads

Nov. 24, 2015 — Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed ... 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

Nov. 23, 2015 — A compound that accelerates diabetic wound healing has been identified by investigators, which may open the door to new treatment ... read more

Tick That Feeds on Birds May Increase the Range of Lyme Disease

Nov. 23, 2015 — A tick that is not known to bite people may play a role in the transmission of Lyme disease, according to a new article. This study adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates that in order to ... read more

Military Data Supporting Damage Control Resuscitation Has Altered Civilian Practice

Nov. 23, 2015 — Damage control resuscitation practices that originated in military settings have been widely adapted in civilian practices across the United States, a new study that surveyed Trauma Medical Directors ... read more

New Supercomputer Simulations Enhance Understanding of Protein Motion, Function

Nov. 23, 2015 — Supercomputing simulations could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms, say scientists in a ... 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

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