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Oct. 13, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. The researchers believe ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — A new study shows, on one hand, strong activity, and on the other hand, challenging pharmacokinetics of new drug TAK-733 against colorectal ... read more

Schizophrenia Symptoms Linked to Features of Brain's Anatomy?

Oct. 13, 2015 — Using advanced brain imaging, researchers have matched certain behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia to features of the brain's anatomy. The findings could be a step toward improving diagnosis ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — A hormone-mediated 'chromatin switch' has been identified that directs a plant to form flowers. In the absence of auxin, genes that initiate flower formation are tucked away in tangled ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Researchers have been investigating the extent to which macrophages, a type of phagocytic immune cell, might be used to eliminate the abnormal protein deposits typically found in the brains of ... read more

Antiviral Favipiravir Successfully Treats Lassa Virus in Guinea Pigs

Oct. 13, 2015 — Favipiravir, an investigational antiviral drug currently being tested in West Africa as a treatment for Ebola virus disease, effectively treated Lassa virus infection in guinea pigs, according to a ... read more

Patients Using Nurse Practitioners Are Less Likely to Have Avoidable Hospital Admissions

Oct. 13, 2015 — Diabetic patients who got their primary care from nurse practitioners did not have an increase in potentially preventable hospital admissions, new research ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Many mysteries of nature are locked up in the world of the very small and the very fast. Chemical reactions and material phase transitions, for example, happen on the scale of atoms -- which are ... read more

Use of E-Cigarettes, Alternative Tobacco Products May Lead to Increased Tobacco Use

Oct. 13, 2015 — The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers write in a new ... read more

Relaxation Response-Based Program May Reduce Participants' Future Use of Health Services

Oct. 13, 2015 — A new study finds that individuals participating in a relaxation-response-focused training program used fewer health care services in the year after their participation than in the preceding ... read more

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

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