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Measuring Kidney Health Could Better Predict Heart Disease Risk

May 29, 2015 — Simple measures of kidney function and damage may be just as good at predicting who is at risk for heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke as traditional tests of cholesterol levels and ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A snapshot of gene activity can now determine what organ or tissue type that a cluster of fetal stem cells will ultimately become. An algorithm makes it possible to match what's happening inside ... read more

May 29, 2015 — A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has resulted in record flooding for parts of the Lone Star ... read more

Restricting Firearms Access for People Who Misuse Alcohol May Prevent Violence

May 29, 2015 — Restricting access to firearms for people who misuse alcohol could prevent firearm violence, but policies that more clearly define alcohol misuse should be developed to facilitate enforcement, ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Earth researchers have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of ... read more

Finding Loopholes in the Genome

May 29, 2015 — R-loops, thought to initiate cellular mutations, genome breaks and diseases, may be identified with an accuracy of between 80-90 percent at lower costs and ... read more

'Green Chemistry' to Quantify the Components of Cosmetics

May 29, 2015 — There are 10,000 components that can be used to make cosmetics. These components have to be monitored to guarantee consumer safety. Scientists have now developed three 'green' analytical ... read more

May 29, 2015 — The roots of a plant are constantly growing, so that they can provide the plant with water and minerals while also giving it a firm anchor in the ground. Responsible for these functions are ... read more

First Successful Study of Virus Attack on Cancer

May 28, 2015 — It's a new weapon in the arsenal of cancer fighting treatments: utilizing genetically modified viruses to invade cancer cells and destroy them from the inside. Now scientists have found that ... read more

HIV's Sweet Tooth Is Its Downfall

May 28, 2015 — HIV has a powerful sweet tooth. After the virus invades an immune cell, it craves sugar and nutrients from the cell to replicate and grow. Scientists discovered the switch that flips on the ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in ... read more

Inmates Denied Methadone Treatment Less Likely to Seek It Once Free

May 29, 2015 — When people on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) are incarcerated in the United States, they are almost always forced off of the addiction-controlling medicine. In a randomized trial, inmates ... read more

Smoking Legislation Prevents More Than 11,000 Child Hospital Admissions in England Each Year

May 29, 2015 — The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was associated with over 11,000 fewer admissions to hospital a year from respiratory infections in children, according to a new ... read more

All Forms of Smoking Are Bad for the Heart

May 29, 2015 — All forms of smoking are bad for the heart, the European Society of Cardiology has ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Hybrid cars have been a success. The shipping industry is now moving in the same green ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Scientists are using an unmanned aerial vehicle to take very precise overhead images of migrating gray whale mothers and calves. This research will help scientists understand how environmental ... read more

Brain Training Induces Lasting Brain, Mental Health Gains for Veterans, Civilians With Brain Injury

May 28, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive ... read more

Understanding How Cells Follow Electric Fields

May 28, 2015 — Weak electric fields may be important in guiding cells into wounds to heal them. Researchers have developed a screen to search for genes linked to electrotaxis, the ability to move in response to ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per ... read more

May 28, 2015 — New work from a multidisciplinary team of scientists used massive DNA sequencing of bacterial populations that grow in the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park to determine their genetic ... read more

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