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Apr. 24, 2017 — The first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook -- finds that when a friend dies, ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Used in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive, explain researchers in a new ... read more

Mothers' Relationship Happiness May Influence Infant Fussiness

Apr. 24, 2017 — How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to ... read more

Cancer in the Family: One Spouse's Diagnosis Can Lower Household Income

Apr. 24, 2017 — Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in ... read more

Growing Body of Evidence Supports Use of Mind-Body Therapies in Breast Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing ... read more

Financial Strain Tied to Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Apr. 24, 2017 — A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study ... read more

Recommendation Against Inhaled Flu Vaccine Is Good -- For Now

Apr. 24, 2017 — Recent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the US if the inhaled vaccine becomes effective ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But new research demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived ... read more

Metastatic Breast Cancers: Characterizing the Profile of Metastases for Improved Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study offers a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. The conclusions could have an impact on care for patients suffering from a metastatic breast cancer. This is one of the ... read more

Self-Assembled Nanostructures Can Be Selectively Controlled

Apr. 24, 2017 — DNA self-assembly allows the unprecedented control of the optical properties of plasmonic metamolecules, report ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called “lab on a chip”. These “chips” are injected to fill specifically designed microscopic channels. These channels ... read more

Women in a Tenure Committee May Even Make It More Difficult for a Woman to Get a Job

Apr. 24, 2017 — Having women in scientific committees may decrease women’s opportunities to get a nomination for a professor. According to a study from Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Cells in the brain’s master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is ... read more

Ambulances Respond More Slowly in Summer and Winter

Apr. 24, 2017 — Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new ... read more

Tiny 'Cages' Could Keep Vaccines Safe at High Temperatures

Apr. 24, 2017 — Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to patients much ... read more

Unravelling a Mystery Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 24, 2017 — Ahead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark ... read more

Little Kids' Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

Apr. 24, 2017 — Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new ... read more

Smart Pills Could Revolutionize Prevention and Diagnosis of Gut Disorders

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionize the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and ... read more

Protein Structure: Game-Changing PanDDA Method Unveils Previously Hidden 3-D Structure Data

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that are measured when resolving the three-dimensional (3-D) atomic structures of ... read more

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