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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Cell Authentication Survey Shows Little Progress in a Decade

Oct. 12, 2015 — A new survey of almost 450 biomedical researchers from every major stakeholder group (e.g., academia, industry) shows little has changed in cell line authentication and culture practices in the past ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' ... read more

Turncoat Protein Regulates Sensitivity of Breast Cancer Cells to Drug

Oct. 12, 2015 — A surprising, paradoxical relationship between a tumor suppressor molecule and an oncogene may be the key to explaining and working around how breast cancer tumor cells become desensitized to a ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to ... read more

New Optoelectronic Probe Enables Communication With Neural Microcircuits

Oct. 12, 2015 — The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the ... read more

Study Examines Concussion-Like Symptom Reporting in Uninjured Athletes

Oct. 12, 2015 — Uninjured athletes reported concussion-like symptoms in a new study that suggests symptom reporting in the absence of recent concussion is related to male or female sex and preexisting conditions, ... read more

Women: A Longer Break from Work Leads to Less Interest in a Career

Oct. 12, 2015 — Family policy influences not only families’ economic behavior, but also sends out clear normative signals on which people base their individual life plans: The longer a mother takes a break from ... read more

Allergic Asthma: Key Molecule Identified

Oct. 12, 2015 — Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialized countries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. ... read more

Why Being Single Is Much More Than Handling Just Loneliness

Oct. 12, 2015 — With 51% of Britain’s population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by only-ones, having no ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch's beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and ... read more

RNA's Part in Determining the Health of Stem Cells

Oct. 12, 2015 — What makes stem cells so interesting is that they are pluripotent: they have the potential to become any cell in an organism. Their ability to differentiate into any cell and be used to replace those ... read more

'Beeting' High Altitude Symptoms With Beet Juice

Oct. 12, 2015 — One sign of successful acclimatization to altitude is that the blood vessels are able to deliver enough oxygen throughout the body. But normal blood vessel function depends on the body's ability ... read more

Lithium Safe, Effective for Children With Bipolar Disorder, Study Suggests

Oct. 12, 2015 — A multicenter study of young patients with bipolar disorder provides what may be the most scientifically rigorous demonstration to date that lithium -- a drug used successfully for decades to treat ... read more

Study Finds Significant Decrease in Hospitalization of Older Nursing Home Residents With High Dose Influenza Vaccine

Oct. 10, 2015 — Researchers found that flu immunizations with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduced the risk of being hospitalized during the influenza season. The group that received ... read more

Genetic Variant Shown to Influence Women's Body Shape and Diabetes Risk

Oct. 10, 2015 — A genetic variant near the KLF14 gene regulates hundreds of genes that govern how and where women's bodies store fat, which affects their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new ... read more

Hard-to-Detect Chromosomal Anomalies Explain Neurodevelopmental Birth Defects

Oct. 10, 2015 — Balanced chromosomal abnormalities (BCAs), a category of structural changes to the human genome, may account for a large portion of birth defects related to brain development and function, according ... read more

Researchers Develop First Animal-Free Screening Platforms to Predict Toxic Kidney Injury

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first animal-free screening platforms capable of predicting the toxic effects of compounds on the human kidney ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers, for the first time, have recreated two key processes essential for fetal formation in vitro. The team has not only controlled the differentiation of stem cells into other cell types, but ... read more

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

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