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Genome Studies Can Help Identify Lifestyle Risks for Diseases

Feb. 12, 2016 — A type of study commonly used to pinpoint genetic variants associated with diseases can also be used to identify the lifestyle predictors that increase the risk of a disease -- something that is ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — New discoveries are bringing scientists closer to understanding how DNA repairs itself with a chemical modification which, when absent, can lead to tumor ... read more

Gene Signature Could Lead to a New Way of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene “signature” they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through them. But researchers ... read more

Gene Previously Observed Only in Brain Is Important Driver of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Feb. 12, 2016 — One gene that was once thought only to be found in the brain is also expressed in breast cancer and helps promote the growth and spread of the disease, research shows. Additionally, the scientists ... read more

Diabetics Who Use Verapamil Have Lower Glucose Levels, Data Show

Feb. 12, 2016 — While causal relationship cannot be inferred, findings of a new study are “absolutely encouraging," says the lead author of a new report. The study shows for the first time that there is an ... read more

Important Role of Nucleocytoplasmic Transport in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia

Feb. 12, 2016 — Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders. No cure exists for these diseases. Ten percent of ALS patients ... read more

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll on Brain Function

Feb. 12, 2016 — People with sleep apnea show significant changes in the levels of two important brain chemicals, which could be a reason that many have symptoms that impact their day-to-day lives, new research ... read more

Expert Opinion on How to Address the Skyrocketing Prices of Cancer Drugs

Feb. 12, 2016 — Many patients with cancer find themselves in great financial distress, in part because the costs of cancer-fighting drugs are skyrocketing. Is it possible to create public policy that will rein in ... read more

Asthma Linked to an Increased Time to Pregnancy

Feb. 12, 2016 — Asthma has been associated with a prolonged time to pregnancy and a decreased birth rate in a new clinical observation study. The current study investigated 245 women with unexplained fertility ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — Considerably more of the fossil record of creatures such as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses and ground sloths has been lost in what is now the continental United States and South America than in ... read more

What Are My Hiccups Telling Me?

Feb. 11, 2016 — Most of us can remember the Grey's Anatomy episode where Meredith's step-mom checks into the hospital for a case of hiccups that won't go away. The diagnosis wasn't pretty and it ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — People who feel older than their peers are more likely to be hospitalized as they age, regardless of their actual age or other demographic factors, according to ... read more

Male Biology Students Consistently Underestimate Female Peers, Study Finds

Feb. 11, 2016 — New research shows consistent gender bias among male biology undergraduate students, suggesting that they could be undermining the confidence of female students as they embark on studies in STEM ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — A recent study provides new evidence that larvae swim faster, straighter and more consistently in a common direction when together in a group. The research is the first to observe group orientation ... read more

Mommy and Me: Study Shows How Affectionate Mothering Can Combat the Effects of Maternal Depression

Feb. 11, 2016 — Certain parenting strategies can combat the negative impacts of maternal depression on an infant, suggests the first study of its kind. The work sought to investigate how a depressed mother's ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — A dynamic model that focuses on site scale conservation has been developed to give conservation decision-makers the capacity to assess multiple interacting stressors at the local scale, identify the ... read more

Giving Support to Others, Not Just Receiving It, Has Beneficial Effects

Feb. 11, 2016 — Social support has well-known benefits for physical and mental health. But giving support -- rather than receiving it -- may have unique positive effects on key brain areas involved in stress and ... read more

Want to Be a Doctor, but Have a Disability? Many Medical Schools Look Unwelcoming

Feb. 11, 2016 — They may dream of becoming doctors, and helping people like themselves. But for young people with disabilities, that dream may die when they check the admissions standards of most medical schools, ... read more

First Nationwide Survey of Climate Change Education

Feb. 11, 2016 — How is climate change being taught in American schools? Is it being taught at all? And how are teachers addressing climate change denial in their classrooms, schools, and school districts? Until ... read more

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