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February 22, 2017

New Peptide to Combat a Disorder That Causes Heart Attacks at Early Age

Feb. 21, 2017 — Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. Researchers are developing and testing a new ... read more

Drugs That Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Feb. 21, 2017 — Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through 'synapses.' Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory ... read more

New Studies Quantify the Impacts of Water Use on Diversity of Fish and Aquatic Insects in NC Streams

Feb. 21, 2017 — The health of fish and aquatic insects could be significantly affected by withdrawals of fresh water from the rivers and streams across North Carolina according to a new scientific ... read more

Chemists Reveal Novel Biocatalysts for Bioactive Alkaloid Synthesis

Feb. 21, 2017 — Alkaloids are natural nitrogen-containing compounds produced by plants and microbes. These molecules, such as morphine and quinine, are important human medicines. Alkaloids are typically polycyclic ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have now found that physical forces exerted between cancer cells and the ECM are enough to drive a shape change necessary for metastasis. Those forces converge on an optimal stiffness ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, researchers have hunted down a possible culprit -- a protein ... read more

Testosterone Treatment Improves Bone Density and Anemia, May Lead to Cardiac Risk

Feb. 21, 2017 — Testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with unequivocally low testosterone, a new study has concluded. However, testosterone treatment did not improve cognitive ... read more

Collaborative Care Provides Improvement for Older Adults With Mild Depression

Feb. 21, 2017 — Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in ... read more

Prides, Protection and Parks: Africa's Protected Areas Can Support Four Times as Many Lions

Feb. 21, 2017 — Africa's protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three to four times as many wild lions if well funded and managed, according to a new report. The study shows that populations of ... read more

Prostate Cancer Cells Grow With Malfunction of Cholesterol Control in Cells

Feb. 21, 2017 — Advanced prostate cancer and high blood cholesterol have long been known to be connected, but it has been a chicken-or-egg problem. Now a team of researchers has identified a cellular process that ... read more

Science Vs. the Sea Lamprey

Feb. 21, 2017 — A promising -- and natural -- solution to curb destructive the sea lamprey population has been developed by a team of ... read more

Microbe, Virus Co-Evolution: Model of CRISPR, Phage Co-Evolution Explains Confusing Experimental Results

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study suggests that researchers planning to use the CRISPR genome-editing system to produce designer gut bacteria may need to account for the dynamic evolution of the microbial immune ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research. Climate change ... read more

Osteopathic Technique Helps Locate Ectopic Pregnancies When Imaging Fails

Feb. 21, 2017 — The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined quickly and easily with a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians. The method can be helpful in ... read more

Engineers Overcome a Hurdle in Growing a Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

Feb. 21, 2017 — Engineers have now produced an elusive diamond crystal structure that could revolutionize photonics. This has put them on the path to achieving a material that is the 'holy grail of directed ... read more

The Way Breast Cancer Genes Act Could Predict Your Treatment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Effective treatment options for breast cancer can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves, a researcher has ... read more

New Type of Immunological Treatment of Cancer?

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have found an important piece of the puzzle leading towards an understanding of how our innate immune system reacts against viral infections and recognises foreign DNA, for example from ... read more

Anti-Epilepsy Medicine Taken by Pregnant Women Does Not Harm the Child's Overall Health

Feb. 21, 2017 — Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the ... read more

Youth Handball Players Get Injured by Sudden Increases in Training Volume

Feb. 21, 2017 — With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the program, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries, conclude ... read more

Discovery Could Help Doctors to Spot Cardiovascular Disease at an Earlier Stage

Feb. 21, 2017 — Screening methods for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes could be improved by measuring different biological signposts to those currently being tested, a new study suggests. ... read more

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