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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Virus-Drug Combination Shows Improved Effectiveness Against Brain Tumor Cells

Oct. 6, 2015 — A rabbit virus currently being developed for cancer therapy can be paired with one of several existing drugs to deliver a more potent punch to a deadly type of brain tumor cell, researchers have ... read more

How Dominant Parents Affect Kids' Self-Worth

Oct. 6, 2015 — Children's self-esteem is linked to the behavior of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new research ... read more

Vaginal Microbes Influence Whether Mucus Can Trap HIV

Oct. 6, 2015 — HIV particles are effectively trapped by the cervicovaginal mucus from women who harbor a particular vaginal bacteria species, Lactobacillus crispatus. The findings could lead to new ways to reduce ... read more

Research Calls for Stricter Screening Recommendations for Family History of Colon Cancer

Oct. 6, 2015 — All relatives of individuals with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of the age of diagnosis of the index patient in the family, according to a new ... read more

Melatonin and Mealtime: Common Genetic Difference Could Put Some at Greater Risk of Diabetes

Oct. 6, 2015 — New light has been shed on why people who carry a common genetic mutation may be more at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. By carefully studying healthy subjects, researchers were able to chart ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Normal T-cell development requires Notch signaling but hyperactivity can lead to cancer. Drugs that inhibit Notch, such as gamma-secretase inhibitors, are currently being tested in different cancer ... read more

Study Questions Benefit of Exercise Program Following Immobilization of Ankle Fracture

Oct. 6, 2015 — A supervised exercise program and self-management advice, like those commonly given with physical therapy, did not improve activity limitation or quality of life compared with advice alone after ... read more

Male Suicide on Rise as Result of Austerity, Report Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession, a new report ... read more

Cell Growth: Protein Reactions Identified With Subatomic Resolution

Oct. 6, 2015 — Using subatomic resolution, researchers have gained insights into the dynamic modus operandi of two switch proteins which are responsible for the import of compounds into the nucleus and for cell ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have found a mycobacterium that is more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer and does not cause infections, unlike those used up to now. Mycobacteria are the only bacteria ... read more

Bankers Suppress Their Identities to Survive, Thrive at Work, Finds Study

Oct. 6, 2015 — Senior investment bankers don’t care what others think of them and don’t see their work as part of their identities, according to a ... read more

Flu Shot Reduces Risk of Stroke, Study Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has ... read more

Sugar Governs How Antibodies Work in the Immune System

Oct. 6, 2015 — Antibodies protect the body against diseases – but can also harm their own organism if the reactions are misdirected. Researchers have now discovered that a particular sugar in the antibodies ... read more

Birth Weight, Poor Childhood Growth Linked to Hearing, Vision Problems in Middle Age

Oct. 6, 2015 — A study of up to 433,390 UK adults has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle ... read more

Nutritional Needs for Skeletal Health Change as You Age, Says New Scientific Review

Oct. 6, 2015 — Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior ... read more

Rebates a Cost-Effective Way to Boost Healthy Eating Among Low-Income People, Study Finds

Oct. 6, 2015 — Nationwide expansion of USDA's Healthy Incentives Pilot would promote purchase, consumption of fruits, vegetables, and slightly increase longevity of SNAP recipients, a new report ... read more

Of Skin and Teeth: Identifying Key Differences in Asians

Oct. 6, 2015 — Key differences in a suite of genes important for skin and bone development have been identified by scientists, which may have bestowed specific advantages among ... read more

Predicting Which Soldiers Will Commit Severe, Violent Crimes

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new report shows that a machine learning model using Department of Defense and Army administrative records was able to identify in advance the 5 percent of US Army soldiers serving from 2004 to ... read more

Lack of D1 Receptor Leads to Slowness of Movements in Parkinson's Disease

Oct. 6, 2015 — Lack of dopamine transmission through D1 receptors disturbs information flow through the 'direct pathway' in the basal ganglia, and ends up in difficulty in initiating voluntary movements, ... read more

More Women May Have Option to Get IUD Minutes After Giving Birth

Oct. 6, 2015 — More women may have the option to get an intrauterine device or contraceptive implant immediately after delivering a baby, thanks to expanding Medicaid coverage around the United ... read more

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