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Good Long-Term Quality of Life After 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction

Apr. 29, 2016 — For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal 'DIEP flap' provides good long-term quality of life (QOL) -- similar to that of women ... read more

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches: Simplified Approach Shows Good Results

Apr. 29, 2016 — A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to new ... read more

In Older Adults, Frailty and Depression Symptoms Are Linked and Can Affect Spouses

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined the effects of frailty and depression on married couples. People married to a frail spouse were likely to become frail themselves, and people married to a depressed spouse were ... read more

HPV Infection Can Be Identified in Self-Collected Vaginal Swabs

Apr. 29, 2016 — High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately ... read more

Benefits of Stem Cells for Treating Spinal Cord Injuries Assessed

Apr. 29, 2016 — Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and promising treatment for spinal-cord injuries. According to a new literature review, different types of stem cells vary in their ability to help restore ... read more

Salt-Inducible Kinases May Have Therapeutic Potential for Autoimmune Diseases

Apr. 29, 2016 — A new research report suggests that specific enzymes, called 'salt-inducible kinases,' may be able to help curb runaway inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases like Crohn's ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — How birds' beaks evolved characteristic shapes to eat different food is a classic example of evolution by natural selection. However, new research found this does not apply to all species, and ... read more

Detecting Minute Nano Amounts in Environmental Samples

Apr. 29, 2016 — It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It’s very difficult to detect these nanomaterials ... read more

A Spoonful of Sugar? Swapping Sugary Drinks for Water and Dairy Seems the Best Medicine

Apr. 29, 2016 — New research may have an impact on the sugar tax debate. The research team observed overall changes in dietary patterns in overweight children, including a decrease in consumption of sugary drinks, ... read more

Researchers Develop Secure Audio Captchas

Apr. 29, 2016 — In order to avoid spam, on many websites users are prompted to prove that they are human by entering symbols that are difficult to read. For partially sighted users, acoustic solutions have been ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers are working on the creation of a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Twisted-winged parasites of the species Stylops ovinae reproduce using so-called traumatic insemination. To inseminate the eggs, the males injure the endoparasitic females with their hook-shaped ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists have shown how spin-polarized currents can be initiated in a controlled manner within samples of topological insulator material. In addition, they were able to manipulate the orientation ... read more

Chances Are You Don’t Remember What You Just Retweeted

Apr. 29, 2016 — Research finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a 'cognitive overload' that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse yet, that overload ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Heat dissipation in electronics and optoelectronics is a severe bottleneck in the further development of systems in these fields. To come to grips with this serious issue, researchers have developed ... read more

More Than Just Eyes and Skin: Vitamin A Affects the Heart

Apr. 28, 2016 — Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new method to quickly and accurately determine the orientation of phosphorene, a promising material with potential application as a material for semiconducting ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Septin proteins in human and fungal cells can sense micron-scaled curves in the cell membrane, scientists ... read more

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