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December 1, 2015

Clinical Workstations: An Overlooked Reservoir for Deadly Bacteria?

Dec. 1, 2015 — Clinical workstations within hospital intensive care units (ICUs) may get overlooked during routine cleanings and could therefore harbor more dangerous bacteria than regularly cleaned objects in ... read more

Decline in Cognitive Ability Leads to Fear of Upfront Costs

Dec. 1, 2015 — Older individuals with lower cognitive abilities are susceptible to behavioral biases, such as being adverse to upfront costs, report investigators in a new ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A new era of electronics and even quantum devices could be ushered in with the fabrication of a virtually perfect single layer of “white ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Who came first – sponges or comb jellies? A new study reaffirms that sponges are the oldest animal phylum – and restores the classical view of early animal evolution, which recent molecular ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original to the animal, and not biofilm or other ... read more

Radical Signal to the Progeny

Dec. 1, 2015 — A globin protein has been discovered in the roundworm model Caenorhabditis elegans that is able to generate free radical signals. It is very likely that more unexpected globin discoveries will be ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a new global theory of land-biome evolution, researchers suggest that plants are not passive features of their environments, but may instead actively behave in ways that determine the productivity ... read more

HIV/AIDS Drugs Interfere With Brain's 'Insulation'

Dec. 1, 2015 — Commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, research shows, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A powerful laser scanner has been used by experts to capture a detailed, virtual record of the interior of Lincoln Cathedral and reveal clues to its architectural past. Existing floor plans for the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide, report ... read more

Christmas Period May Reduce Quality of Life for Many Europeans

Dec. 1, 2015 — Many Europeans do not experience the run-up to Christmas as a particularly jolly time, and often feel despondent and stressed, reports a new study. However, the study suggests Christians, ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Scientists capitalize on technological advances to lay the groundwork for drug development against 'disordered' proteins that play key roles in human health and disease. A small, drug-like ... read more

Why Europe Will Eventually Turn Cold

Dec. 1, 2015 — While the politicians are taking part in global climate talks in Paris, a group of scientists traced solar activity over the past thousand years and made the forecast to the year ... read more

Enhanced Treatment for Hepatitis C Could Cut Prevalence by 80 Percent

Dec. 1, 2015 — Novel antiviral therapies for hepatitis C could reduce the prevalence of the blood-borne infection by more than 80 percent, according to a new analysis. The finding raises the possibility of greatly ... read more

Adults With Cerebral Palsy More Likely to Have Chronic Conditions, Researchers Find

Dec. 1, 2015 — Adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to have secondary chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, than adults without cerebral palsy, suggests a new ... read more

Optimal Global C-Section Rate May Be as High as 19 Percent to Save Lives of Mothers, Infants

Dec. 1, 2015 — New research examining the relationship between C-section rates and maternal and neonatal mortality in 194 countries concludes that as the country-level C-section rate increases up to 19 percent, ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A newly discovered collection of rare dinosaur tracks is helping scientists shed light on some of the biggest animals ever to live on ... read more

Risk Management Plan for Functional Imaging in Cancer Clinical Trials

Dec. 1, 2015 — In cancer clinical trials, scientists are always trying to strike the right balance between maximizing data quality and minimizing cost. Here, risk management can be an extremely helpful tool, ... read more

Plant Hormone May Play a Vital Role in Blood Sugar Control, Diabetes Management

Dec. 1, 2015 — A treatment for managing blood sugar levels might be as close as the local health food store, suggests a new research report. Specifically scientists have found that when the plant and mammal ... read more

Magnesium Ions Show Promise in Slowing Progression of Alzheimer's Disease in Mice

Dec. 1, 2015 — In mouse models Alzheimer's disease, oral administration of magnesium-L-threonate (MgT) alleviated cognitive decline, scientists report in a new ... read more

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