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Colorectal Cancer Genetically Different in Older and Younger Patients

May 29, 2015 — While the overall rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) is declining, CRC specifically among young patients is increasing. Previous studies have shown that CRC in patients younger than 50 years old tends ... read more

Migraine Surgery for Teens: Good Results in Initial Experience

May 29, 2015 — As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new ... read more

Wild Chimps Teach Scientists About Gene That Encodes HIV-Fighting Protein

May 28, 2015 — Different people can vary substantially in their genetic susceptibility to viruses, including HIV. Although the biology that underlies this variation in humans is still being uncovered, it seems that ... read more

Regenerating Lost Taste Buds: Key Steps Discovered

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of taste during ... read more

Genetically Elevated Triglyceride Level Associated With Protection Against Type 2 Diabetes

May 28, 2015 — Elevated plasma triglyceride level is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new findings suggest that a genetically-elevated triglyceride level is associated with protection against type ... read more

Vision: Deciphering Dark and Bright

May 28, 2015 — The human sensory systems contend with enormous diversity in the natural world. But it has been known for a long time the brain is adapted to exploit statistical regularities that nonetheless arise ... read more

A New Mechanism Protecting Liver from Dangerous Inflammation

May 28, 2015 — Life-threatening liver inflammation can be caused by excess alcohol, fatty foods, toxins, as well as viral, bacterial, and parasite infections. A study reports that a specific immune cell type in the ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A new study shows potential for eye tests to be conducted easily and affordably using a smartphone ... read more

Thirteen Corporations Control Up to 40 Per Cent of World’s Most Valuable Fisheries

May 28, 2015 — Just thirteen corporations control 19-40% of the largest and most valuable stocks and 11-16 % of the global marine catch, according to new research. These “keystone” corporations of the global ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Collaboration between ecologists and climate researchers has generated fascinating new insight into how seabirds are affected by climate ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Researchers in Hong Kong have developed new technology that enables safer and more frequent screenings for ... read more

Life-Prolonging Protein Could Inhibit Aging Diseases

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have found a molecule that plays a key link between dietary restriction and longevity in mammals. This discovery may lead to the development of new therapies to inhibit age-related ... read more

People With Multiple Sclerosis May Have Double the Risk of Dying Early

May 27, 2015 — New research suggests people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have double the risk of dying early compared to people without MS, with those younger than 59 at a three times higher ... read more

Microbes Collected by Citizen Scientists and Grown on the International Space Station

May 27, 2015 — Do microbes grow differently on the International Space Station than they do on Earth? Results from the growth of microbes collected by citizen scientists in Project MERCCURI indicate that most ... read more

One in Ten Malaria Drugs in Nigeria Are Poor Quality

May 27, 2015 — A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Nigeria found 9.3 percent to be of poor quality, according to new ... read more

Summer Tropical Storms Don't Fix Drought Conditions

May 27, 2015 — Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States. But that simply isn’t true, according to an ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A medical researcher is developing a robot that can conduct prenatal ultrasound exams on pregnant women in remote ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A biosensor capable of sensitively detecting influenza viruses has potential for improving clinical diagnosis of Influenza ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Experiments show that the careful choice of witnesses makes it easier to detect entangled quantum ... read more

May 27, 2015 — When a single kidney is removed because of injury or for transplantation, the remaining kidney can rapidly get 50 to 60 percent bigger, an apparent physiological attempt to expand its capacity. Now, ... read more

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