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May 4, 2016 — The benefits of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has been reinforced by new research. The findings add to the increasingly overwhelming evidence in favor of newborn screening as a ... read more

Biological 'Good Guy' Has a Dark Side, Researchers Find

May 4, 2016 — A pair of scientists has discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos. The new research could have implications not ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Fashion seems to embrace two opposite goals -- fitting in with the crowd and standing out from it. Now new research reveals that the choice to fit in or stand out depends on who exactly the crowd is ... read more

In-Patient Rehab Recommended Over Nursing Homes for Stroke Rehab

May 4, 2016 — New guidelines have been released on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal ... read more

Ozanimod as Effective in Treating Ulcerative Colitis, Study Shows

May 4, 2016 — Ozanimod, a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, researchers have demonstrated. Ulcerative colits is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes ... read more

Dengue Fever's Economic 'Bite' Estimated by Investigators

May 4, 2016 — The global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas, say ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have used a 'kidney on a chip' device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells. The new technique could lead to more precise ... read more

New Mobile Phone App for Grassroots Mapping

May 4, 2016 — Academics have created an app that could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map ... read more

Newborn Screening Test Developed for Rare, Deadly Neurological Disorder

May 4, 2016 — Soon after birth, a baby's blood is sampled and tested for a number of rare inherited conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. A new study describes a novel newborn screening ... read more

May 4, 2016 — The brain produces feelings of confidence that inform decisions the same way statistics pulls patterns out of noisy data. This feeling of confidence is central to decision making, and, despite ample ... read more

May 4, 2016 — A newly discovered tumor gene may help to predict survival outcomes in patients with cancer of the mouth and tongue. If the gene is expressed (turned on), patients are 4.6 times more likely to die at ... read more

How Tree Crickets Tune Into Each Other's Songs

May 4, 2016 — As temperature changes, tree crickets can adjust their ears at a cellular and therefore mechanical level to match the changing frequency of each others ... read more

Phoney Protection for Passwords: Honeywords Provide Additional Password Security

May 4, 2016 — Corporate data breaches seem to be on the rise, rarely a week passes without a company revealing that its database has been hacked and regrettably usernames, passwords, credit card details and its ... read more

May 4, 2016 — A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down ketamine likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action. This metabolite singularly reversed depression-like behaviors ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Scientists have grown and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine. Imbalances in our gut microbiome can contribute to complex conditions and diseases such as obesity, inflammatory ... read more

May 4, 2016 — A star like the sun has an internal driving in the form of a magnetic field that can be seen on the surface as sunspots. Now astrophysicists have observed a distant star in the constellation ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have designed an equilibrium model to demonstrate the elastic stresses and suction pressure distribution between a soft hydrogel contact lens and an eye. The model allows arbitrary ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The findings may point toward strategies for combating ... read more

Inheritable Bacterium Controls Aedes Mosquitoes' Ability to Transmit Zika

May 4, 2016 — Aedes mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia -- found inside the cells of 60 percent of all insect species -- are drastically less able to transmit Zika virus, say ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Venus flytraps have fascinated biologists for centuries, however, the molecular underpinnings of their carnivorous lifestyle remain largely unknown. Researchers have now characterized gene ... read more

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