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May 5, 2015 — Finding out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion has been the focus of recent research. Ribosomes are vital to the function of all living cells. Using the ... read more

Shedding Light on Rods: Novel Technique to Investigate the Activity of These Retinal Cells

May 5, 2015 — By using 'unusual' optic fibres in a novel fashion, an international team of researchers scrutinized the response to light of rods, the light-sensitive cells of the retina, and demonstrated ... read more

First Extensive Description of the Human Secreted miRNome

May 5, 2015 — In an elaborate study, biologists have found out that small molecules named microRNAs are, against many hopes, not yet suitable for early diagnosis of skin cancer, as well as supposedly for other ... read more

Racial Differences in Male Breast Cancer Outcomes

May 4, 2015 — While black and white men under age 65 diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer received similar treatment, blacks had a 76 percent higher risk of death than whites, research shows. Male breast ... read more

Primary Care Visits Available to Most Uninsured, but at a High Price

May 4, 2015 — Uninsured people in the United States don't have any more difficulty getting appointments with primary care doctors than those with insurance, but they get them at prices that are likely ... read more

Bystander CPR Helps Cardiac Arrest Survivors Return to Work

May 4, 2015 — In Denmark, more bystanders performing CPR contributed to more cardiac arrest survivors returning to work, a study concludes. Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may ... read more

May 4, 2015 — A unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease has been uncovered by researchers, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by ... read more

Real Stereotypes Continue to Exist in Virtual Worlds

May 4, 2015 — Stereotypes related to gender and appearance that burden women in the real world could follow them into virtual ones, according to researchers. In a study of how people interacted with avatars in an ... read more

Researchers 'Un-Can' the HIV Virus

May 4, 2015 — If the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a bit like a hermetically sealed tin, can no one has yet been able to break open. The good news is that researchers have now identified a way to use a ... read more

Scientists Dramatically Improve Method for Finding Common Genetic Alterations in Tumors

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play an important role in many cancers but were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. ... read more

Recurrence of Prostate Cancer Detected Earlier With Innovative PSMA-Ligand PET/CT

May 4, 2015 — A recent study compared use of the novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT with other imaging methods and found that it had substantially higher detection rates of prostate-specific membrane antigen in ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Exosomes could help with longstanding medical issues from cancer diagnosis to sophisticated research tool. Now, they could potentially help with delivering potent antioxidants into the brain of ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Computer scientists have combined sophisticated computer vision algorithms and a brain-computer interface to find mines in sonar images of the ocean floor. The study shows that the new method speeds ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Researchers are looking at how the biomechanics of clingfish could be helpful in designing devices and instruments to be used in surgery and even to tag and track whales in the ocean. Clingfish are ... read more

Detecting Knee-Cushion Problems Early Could Lead to Better Treatments

May 4, 2015 — The menisci, best known as the shock absorbers in the knee, help disperse pressure, reduce friction and nourish the knee. Now, new research shows even small changes in the menisci can hinder their ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments. Research also has shown that ... read more

Discovery Could Help Reverse Glucocorticoid Resistance in Some Young Leukemia Patients

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have identified a mechanism that helps leukemia cells resist glucocorticoids, a finding that lays the foundation for more effective treatment of cancer and possibly a host of autoimmune ... read more

How Does a Mobile DNA Sequence Find Its Target?

May 4, 2015 — To understand how transposable elements shape genomes, where they are maintained over generations, it is vital to discover the mechanisms behind their targeted integration. Researchers have ... read more

Youth Just as Likely to Try E-Cigarettes as Smoking

May 4, 2015 — Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report. The findings reveal that approximately 20 per cent of youth between the ages of 15 and 19 ... read more

Cost-Effective Expert Recommended Asthma Test Underutilized by Physicians, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that spirometry was underutilized for asthma diagnosis and management in US adults from 2001 to 2011, despite its accuracy, cost effectiveness and the ... read more

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