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Mood Instability Common to Mental Health Disorders, Associated With Poor Outcomes

May 21, 2015 — Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The ... read more

May 21, 2015 — In a new study in mice, researchers have shown that mental 'map' and 'compass' systems work independently. A cue that unambiguously provided both types of information allowed the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated genome, a new paper has ... read more

Smoking, Drug Abuse Could More Than Triple Annual ER Visits

May 21, 2015 — Smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms, according to findings uncovered by a preliminary study by an emergency room utilization researcher. ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists for the first time have precisely measured a protein's natural "knee-jerk" reaction to the breaking of a chemical bond -- a quaking motion that propagated through the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the mouth, suggesting they mentally ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A new chemical technology uses cancer cells' own protein-degrading machinery to destroy, rather than merely inhibit, cancer proteins. Researchers developed the strategy as a way to develop ... read more

Epstein-Barr Virus Co-Infection May Boost Malaria Mortality in Childhood

May 21, 2015 — Malaria researchers are calling attention to a trouble-maker whose effects may be underappreciated: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Their experiments with mice show that co-infection with a virus closely ... read more

May 21, 2015 — It is known that infections with certain viruses can weaken the immune response to another pathogen. A new study reports provocative findings in mice that infection with the mouse equivalent of ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. The researchers found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A gene responsible for sex determination in mosquitoes that can transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses has been identified by researchers. Only female mosquitoes bite because they ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Extremely small batteries built inside nanopores show that properly scaled structures can use the full theoretical capacity of the charge storage material. The batteries are part of assessing the ... read more

Experts Map Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation

May 21, 2015 — A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A highly sensitive imaging technique for non-invasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer has been developed by researchers. The new imaging technique -- so far tested in mice -- offers a ... read more

Bacterial Communities of Female Genital Tract Have Impact on Inflammation, HIV Risk

May 19, 2015 — The most common bacterial community in the genital tract among healthy South African women not only is significantly different from that of women in developed countries but also leads to elevated ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Body builders have it right: Vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it. Vitamin E has long known as a powerful antioxidant, and ... read more

Cholesterol Drugs Associated With 30 Percent Lower Stroke Risk in Healthy Older Adults

May 19, 2015 — Use of cholesterol lowering drugs is associated with a one third lower risk of stroke in older adults without previous disease, finds a study. If replicated, the study results suggest that lipid ... read more

Researchers Pin Down Enzyme Role in Muscle 'Aging'

May 19, 2015 — The role of an enzyme in muscle wasting, and associated age-related problems, has been identified by scientists. They believe that inhibiting it could hold the key to developing ways of preventing, ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Succession Revealed During Recovery from Cholera in Bangladesh

May 19, 2015 — A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Researchers have made a new protein detection platform using low-cost plastic and paper substrates. Their work could help reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of infectious disease diagnosis, ... read more

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