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Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

Effects of Early Preventive Dental Care in Medicaid-Enrolled Children: Greater Costs

Feb. 27, 2017 — Children receiving early preventive dental care from a dentist had more frequent tooth decay-related treatment, a higher rate of visits and higher annual dental expenditures, a new study ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers examined whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board ... read more

Genetic Variant of P53 Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Risk in Premenopausal African American Women

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a significant association between a rare genetic variant of the p53 gene present in African American women and their risk of developing breast cancer in premenopausal ... read more

How After-Hours Trading Sheds Light on Investor Sentiment

Feb. 27, 2017 — Overnight market activity -- between the time the market closes and re-opens the next day -- provides a goldmine of information about investor sentiment at the firm level, or pertaining to specific ... read more

New Standards for Better Water Quality in Europe

Feb. 27, 2017 — The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) is due to be revised by 2019. The necessary work process is already in full swing and scientific research is providing important input. In a recent study, ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new species of parasitic wasp has been obtained from the eggs of weevils associated with bushwillows in northeastern Gabon. Given the tiny insect is the first record of its genus for West-Central ... read more

Given the Choice, Patients Will Reach for Cannabis Over Prescribed Opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 — Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — New research offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches -- or biobots -- move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore ... read more

Involuntary Urinary Incontinence Can Discourage Sufferers from Exercise

Feb. 27, 2017 — Urinary incontinence symptoms in middle-aged woman are linked to lower levels of exercise, research shows. Involuntary urinary incontinence symptoms can discourage sufferers from partaking in ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The <em>Homo antecessor</em>, a hominin species that inhabited the Iberian Peninsula around 800,000 years ago, would have a mechanically more demanding diet than other hominin species in ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The observed increase of body size in ungulates during the 20 million years before the Pleistocene is driven by the process of species selection, according to researchers. Bigger ungulate species ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A group of researchers has developed the world's first system for flexibly providing high-performance computation by cloud ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Mechanochromic luminescent (MCL) materials change their color in response to a change in their environment, like pressure and temperature. To date, most MCL materials only change between two colors, ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient’s life. As a result of a seizure, neural connections of the brain may be rewired in an incorrect ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Chemical compounds that emit light are used in a variety of different materials, from glow-in-the-dark children’s toys to LED lights to light-emitting sensors. As the demand for these compounds ... read more

Publicly Funding Essential Medicines for All Canadians Could Save Over $4 Billion a Year

Feb. 27, 2017 — Universal public coverage of 117 essential medicines could address the needs of most Canadians for pharmaceutical drugs, and possibly save more than $4 billion a year, according to a new ... read more

Planned Protection Area Would Help Basking Sharks

Feb. 27, 2017 — A proposed Marine Protected Area off Scotland's west coast would help basking sharks, researchers say. Scientists satellite tracked 36 basking sharks in summer months of 2012-2014 and found 86% ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, biomedical engineers have developed a tool to better understand this ... read more

Preventing, Treating Smoking in Children and Youth

Feb. 27, 2017 — A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in the ... read more

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