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Mar. 24, 2017 — Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — A team of scientists has described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date, in a newly published article. The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, exhibited unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors and ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Our understanding of the world is mostly built on basic perceptions, such as that events follow each other in a well-defined order. Such definite orders are required in the macroscopic world, for ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers. A new article offers insight into how parents can react when their teen gets ... read more

Which Drugs Effectively Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Mar. 24, 2017 — Certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, a federal health agency has ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell ... read more

Sniffing out a New Strategy Against Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 24, 2017 — Neurologists are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients – in the Study of Nasal Insulin to ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Scientists have developed a self-healing membrane for hydrogen fuel cells; typical membranes, a crucial component of the cells, are prone to cracks and pinholes. This discovery showcases membranes ... read more

An Increasing Proportion of Women Who Are 60 Years of Age and Older Are Drinking

Mar. 24, 2017 — Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by 2050, reaching 112 million, in the future, there will likely be many more older drinkers ... read more

'Bench to Bedside to Bench'

Mar. 24, 2017 — It's time to update the old 'bench-to-bedside' shorthand, researchers across the US ... read more

New Gene Discovered Associated With Tau, a Common Form of Brain Pathology

Mar. 24, 2017 — Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates in several different conditions, ... read more

Biodiversity Loss Shifts Flowering Phenology at Same Magnitude as Global Warming

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have revealed that declining plant diversity -- from habitat loss, human use, and other environmental pressures -- causes plants to flower earlier, and that the effects of diversity loss ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large study of UK adults. The finding that moderate drinking is not universally associated ... read more

'Jumonji' Protein Key to Ewing's Sarcoma Rampage

Mar. 24, 2017 — A new study pinpoints a protein that may be essential to Ewing's sarcoma metastasis -- when researchers knocked down the protein KDM3A in Ewing's sarcoma tumor cells, one of a family known ... read more

Neurosurgical Practices Must Evolve and Transform to Adapt to Rapidly Changing Healthcare Industry

Mar. 24, 2017 — Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking in order to continue to thrive in an evolving ... read more

Prescription Weight-Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery, Study Confirms

Mar. 24, 2017 — A prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, new research confirms. The researchers found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid ... read more

Could My Excessive Sweating Be Hyperhidrosis?

Mar. 24, 2017 — Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is more than what is needed to regulate body temperature. About 7 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, a disorder that often goes undiagnosed. ... read more

Fingerprint Technique Spots Frog Populations at Risk from Pollution

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found a new way to detect subtle early warning signs that reveal a frog population is at risk from ... read more

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