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March 28, 2017

Elevating Women's Status Lowers Dependence on Solid Fuels

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new research paper finds that in countries where gender inequalities are most pronounced, women are much more likely to be exposed to solid fuel -- including burning from wood, crop wastes, ... read more

Elevated Blood Pressure Not a High Mortality Risk for Elderly With Weak Grip

Mar. 28, 2017 — A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip ... read more

Alcohol Use in Veterans With Schizophrenia Less Common Than Thought; No Level Safe

Mar. 28, 2017 — US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV's protective outer glycoprotein has been developed as a potential HIV vaccine candidate, report ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science Foundation ... read more

Potential Drugs and Targets for Brain Repair

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells in the mouse brain, according to a new study. The results may open new ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have identified proteins that enable deadly malaria parasites to 'walk through cell walls' -- a superpower that was revealed using the Institute's first insectary to grow ... read more

Less Invasive Hysterectomy for Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer Finds Clinical Support

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers found similar rates of disease-free survival and no difference in overall survival among women who received a laparoscopic or abdominal total hysterectomy for stage I endometrial cancer, ... read more

Therapies That Target Dementia in Early Stages Critical to Success

Mar. 28, 2017 — Targeting dementia in the earlier stages of the condition could be critical for the success of future therapies, say researchers who have found that the very earliest symptoms of dementia might be ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have had the closest look yet at the inner workings of a plant's circulatory system. Their findings show how nutrients get from the leaves, where they are produced through ... read more

Can Intergenerational Cooperation Defeat Climate Change?

Mar. 28, 2017 — Older adults are powerful allies in addressing climate change, say researchers. Research shows that older adults are at risk for the effects of extreme weather events and climate change; but they are ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world's fastest supercomputers, a team of scientists is creating a detailed 3-D picture of ... read more

New Method Heats Up Ultrasonic Approach to Treating Tumors

Mar. 28, 2017 — High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a breakthrough therapeutic technique used to treat tumors. The principle of this noninvasive, targeted treatment is much like that of focusing sunlight ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — The rescue of 11 Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) from a mud hole inside the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, on 24th March 2017 avoided a tragedy for wildlife ... read more

Discovery of a New Regulatory Protein Provides New Tool for Stem Cell Engineering

Mar. 28, 2017 — Bioengineers have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the least developed 'naïve' state to the more developed 'primed' state. This ... read more

Brain Stimulation Improves Schizophrenia-Like Cognitive Problems

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new study finds that stimulating the cerebellum in rats with schizophrenia-like thinking problems normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects the rats' ability to estimate the ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — How can long DNA filaments, which have convoluted and highly knotted structure, manage to pass through the tiny pores of biological systems? Scientists used computer simulations to investigate the ... read more

Desktop Scanners Can Be Hijacked to Perpetrate Cyberattacks

Mar. 28, 2017 — The researchers conducted several demonstrations to transmit a message into computers connected to a flatbed scanner. Using direct laser light sources up to a half-mile (900 meters) away, as well as ... read more

Prostate Screening Often Occurs Without Discussion of Benefits, Risks

Mar. 28, 2017 — Less than a third of men in a large national survey reported talking with their doctor about both the pros and cons of the PSA blood test for prostate cancer, and the likelihood has decreased further ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A fluorescent probe lights up the enzyme beta-galactosidase in a cell culture. The glowing probe-enzyme combination could make tumors fluoresce, allowing surgeons to cut away cancer while leaving ... read more

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