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October 13, 2015

Sitting for Long Periods Not Bad for Health, Suggest Researchers

Oct. 13, 2015 — New research has challenged claims that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active. The study followed more than 5000 participants for ... read more

New Study Has Important Implications for the Design of a Protective HIV Vaccine

Oct. 13, 2015 — A study describes how the changing viral swarm in an HIV infected person can drive the generation of antibodies able to neutralize HIV strains from across the world. This work has important ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated a noninvasive light-based imaging technology enabling study of the living brain and providing a new tool to study how diseases like dementia, Alzheimer's, and brain ... read more

Malaria Vaccine Provides Hope for a General Cure for Cancer

Oct. 13, 2015 — The hunt for a vaccine against malaria in pregnant women has provided an unexpected side benefit for researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer. The scientists behind ... read more

Sweden Is on Track to Becoming the First Cashless Nation

Oct. 13, 2015 — Sweden is on its way to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of IT, as well as a crackdown on organized crime and terror, according to a new ... read more

Data Storage of the Future: Scientists Crack Secret of Making Stable, Dynamic Skyrmions

Oct. 13, 2015 — Scientists have unlocked the secret to creating stable dynamic skyrmions – the nanoscale magnetic whirls that promise to meet our insatiable appetite for data ... read more

Study Finds Glyphosate, Acetamiprid to Have Relatively Low Toxicity for Honey Bees

Oct. 13, 2015 — The herbicide glyphosate and the neonicotinoid acetamiprid to have low toxicity levels for honey bees under actual field conditions, researchers have discovered. They also found sulfoxaflor to be ... read more

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oct. 13, 2015 — The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, according to a ... read more

Listeria Can Grow on Unrefrigerated Caramel Apples

Oct. 13, 2015 — Caramel apples punctured with dipping sticks and left unrefrigerated over the course of a couple of weeks may harbor a bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes, according to a ... read more

Social Media Content May Hold Keys to Important Health Information

Oct. 13, 2015 — Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual’s health. In the first study of its kind, the new results suggest that not only are many adult Facebook ... read more

Novel Imaging Study Demonstrates How the 'Social Brain' Is Functionally Impaired in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 13, 2015 — Brain areas linked to social behaviors are both underdeveloped and insufficiently networked in youths with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to study participants without ASD, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have revealed how obesity surgery recovers opioid neurotransmission in the brain. Obesity surgery provides an effective means for rapid weight loss, and the research also shows that ... read more

Type 2 Diabetes Screening Needs 'Reviewing'

Oct. 13, 2015 — 'Multi-step' programs in diabetes screening lead to more people responding to screening invitations and the number of those needing a final test for a definite diagnosis being reduced, ... read more

Re-Thinking Plant and Insect Diversity

Oct. 13, 2015 — Biologists have shown that plant and insect diversity is more loosely linked than scientists previously ... read more

New Field of Application for Versatile Helper

Oct. 13, 2015 — In Alzheimer's disease proteins clump together to long fibrils causing the death of nerve cells. Small heat shock proteins can counteract this effect. Scientists, therefore, hope to deploy them ... read more

Obesity Doesn't Protect Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Oct. 13, 2015 — Why is it that study after study shows obese or overweight people with cardiovascular disease outliving their normal weight counterparts? Would this phenomenon, referred to as the obesity paradox, ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — The Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping) study is examining changes in both brain structure and function and determining how long it ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in laboratory experiments. Tamoxifen ... read more

Just a Touch of Skyrmions

Oct. 13, 2015 — Scientists have found a way to manipulate skyrmions -- tiny nanometer-sized magnetic vortices found at the surface of magnetic materials -- using mechanical ... read more

Disparities in Breast Cancer Persist Across All Subtypes, Stages

Oct. 13, 2015 — Minority women were more likely to have aggressive subtypes of breast cancer and were more likely to receive non-guideline concordant treatment when compared with non-Hispanic white women, says a new ... read more

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