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August 31, 2016

New Research Shows No Link to Lower IQs in Children of Mothers Who Have Taken Newer Forms of Epilepsy Drugs While Pregnant, Say Researchers

Aug. 31, 2016 — Two newer epilepsy drugs may not harm the thinking skills or IQs of school-aged children whose mothers took them while pregnant – but an older drug is linked to cognitive problems in children, ... read more

Military Should Address Gender Stereotypes When Integrating Combat Roles, Study Finds

Aug. 31, 2016 — Even though the U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this year formally opened all combat jobs to women, based on focus groups with soldiers researchers say the U.S. military needs to work on ... read more

Out of Sync: How Genetic Variation Can Disrupt the Heart's Rhythm

Aug. 31, 2016 — New research shows how deficits in a specific pathway of genes can lead to the development of atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heartbeat, which poses a significant health ... read more

Want to Hit Your Target? Good Luck, Short Stuff

Aug. 31, 2016 — Tall quarterbacks might have more going for them than a clear view over the offensive line. New research shows that tall people are better than shorter people at correctly identifying the location of ... read more

Stem Cell Agency Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial Passes Safety Hurdles

Aug. 31, 2016 — A clinical trial using stem cells to treat people with recent spinal cord injuries has cleared two key safety hurdles, and been given approval to expand the therapy to a larger group of patients with ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Aducanumab, a new antibody has been shown to trigger a meaningful reduction of harmful beta-amyloid plaques in patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. These protein deposits in the brain ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Scientists have discovered three giant planets in a binary star system composed of stellar 'twins' that are also effectively siblings of our Sun. One star hosts two planets and the other ... read more

New Key in Fighting Kennedy's Disease

Aug. 31, 2016 — If a disease affects motoneurons, cells that control voluntary muscle activity, researchers should focus their efforts on motoneurons to find potential treatments, right? Not always, say ... read more

Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery Sustained Long-Term

Aug. 31, 2016 — Obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) lost much more weight than those who did not and were able to sustain most of this weight loss 10 years after surgery, according to a ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — An ultrafast 'electron camera' has made the first direct snapshots of atomic nuclei in molecules that are vibrating within millionths of a billionth of a second after being hit by a laser ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — The results of the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods, has now been announced. The report confirms substantial declines in ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new ... read more

First Test of Oral Rabies Vaccine Brings Hope to the World's Rarest Canid

Aug. 31, 2016 — A new study reports on field trials of the oral vaccine SAG2 in Ethiopian wolves, Africa's most threatened carnivore and the world's rarest canid. The trials are the first ever conducted in ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Scientists have developed microrobots with high propulsion efficiency in highly-viscous fluid environments, applying propulsion techniques that mimic the ciliary stroke motion of ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Almost as elusive as unicorns, finding practical materials for invisibility cloaking is challenging. Researchers have new ideas how to solve that. They're using crystal "atoms" made of ... read more

High Rates of Suicide and Self-Harm Among Transgender Youth

Aug. 31, 2016 — In a new study, 30 percent of transgender youth report a history of at least one suicide attempt, and nearly 42 percent report a history of self-injury, such as cutting. The study also discovered a ... read more

Selenium Status Influence Cancer Risk

Aug. 31, 2016 — As a nutritional trace element, selenium forms an essential part of our diet. Researchers have been able to show that high blood selenium levels are associated with a decreased risk of developing ... read more

Algorithms Offer Insight Into Cellular Development

Aug. 31, 2016 — Through RNA sequencing, researchers can measure which genes are expressed in each individual cell of a sample. A new statistical method allows researchers to infer different developmental processes ... read more

Insecure Childhood Can Make Dealing With Stress Harder

Aug. 31, 2016 — Emotional bonds with our primary caregiver or parent in early childhood are thought to be the basis of our ability to regulate our emotions as adults, report ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Scientists can now directly probe a previously hard-to-see layer of chemistry thanks to a unique X-ray toolkit. A key breakthrough enabling the latest experiment was in tailoring “tender” ... read more

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