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May 30, 2016

Connections Between Gut Microbiota and the Brain

May 29, 2016 — Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the “gut-brain axis” for neurology and indicates that ... read more

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

Portuguese Study Did Not Find an Increased Stroke Risk for Football Fans

May 29, 2016 — Being excited for your team, rooting them on and suffering vicariously with them are the grand emotions that wash over spectators of football matches. If this increases the risk of stroke remains to ... read more

May 29, 2016 — Habitat conversion and fragmentation, logging, illegal hunting, fires: The rainforests and wildlife on Borneo, the third largest island in the world, are highly threatened. Now scientists have ... read more

Additional Hormone Measurement Reveals Pregnant Women at High Risk of Preeclampsia

May 29, 2016 — An additional blood test for pregnant women accurately predicts which women with high thyroid function are at risk of developing preeclampsia, according to a new study. The findings may help identify ... read more

May 27, 2016 — Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world's oceans by waves invisible to the naked eye according to a new 3-D model. The model has been developed by ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first time that imaging data ... read more

Trouble With Parasites? Just Migrate

May 27, 2016 — A new model has been designed to explore whether combating infection could, in theory, be a potential benefit of ... read more

Why Robin Eggs Are Blue

May 27, 2016 — Scientists are testing the hypothesis that blue eggshells (unlike dark colors) both shield the interior from UV radiation and prevent the egg from heating ... read more

At the Top of Their Game

May 27, 2016 — Ecologists and conservation biologists have repeatedly sounded the alarm about the global decline of apex predators -- a group that includes gray wolves, spotted owls, bald eagles, cheetahs, killer ... read more

Gaps in Pregnancy Testing Before Surgery in Women of Reproductive Age

May 27, 2016 — New research addresses the importance of discussing potential pregnancy and providing pregnancy testing for women of reproductive age before they undergo surgery, so that harm to mother and baby can ... read more

Music for the Eyes: Music Helps Before Surgery

May 27, 2016 — Having relaxing music played just before eye surgery leads to patients feeling less anxiety and requiring less sedation, concludes a new ... read more

Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

May 27, 2016 — An assessment of genomic diversity in the United States of America clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic ... read more

May 27, 2016 — In most cases, a catalyst that’s good at driving chemical reactions in one direction is bad at driving reactions in the opposite direction. However, a team of scientists has created the first ... read more

Zika Virus Infects Human Placental Macrophages

May 27, 2016 — One of Zika's mysteries is how the virus passes from an infected mother, through the placenta, to a developing fetus. The route may not be direct either -- transmission via multiple cell types ... read more

Rethinking Hospital Alarms

May 27, 2016 — On average, there are about 480,000 patients in hospitals in the United States -- each generating about 135 clinical alarms per day. But studies show that more than 90 percent of these alarms result ... read more

May 27, 2016 — The first comprehensive study of the content of rare earth elements in coal ashes from the United States shows that coal originating from the Appalachian Mountains has the highest concentrations of ... read more

May 27, 2016 — Over three years, a research team has collected increasingly complex samples of edible fat for research. They are using new data to characterize the nanoscale structure of different kinds of edible ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Procedure Combines Scalp, Skull, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

May 27, 2016 — Simultaneous transplantation of a "composite" skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas -- all from the same donor -- provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A professor calls for action to tackle the effect of a rapidly growing world population on greenhouse gas ... read more

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