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May 30, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a hydrogen-producing enzyme in the test tube that works as efficiently as the original. The protein – a so-called hydrogenase from green algae – is made up of a ... read more

Smell Tests, Biomarkers and Colon Biopsies: New Approaches to Early Identification of Parkinson’s Disease

May 30, 2016 — Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are decisive factors in achieving improved quality of life for Parkinson’s ... read more

Do Female Birds Mate With Multiple Males to Protect Their Young?

May 30, 2016 — Blue tit females mate with more than one male. Several possible blue tit fathers may then work together to stop predators from attacking their young, according to new ... read more

May 30, 2016 — Wood-colored pulp from which white paper is to be produced, objectionable tooth discolorations or disinfecting work areas in hospitals and food production facilities: Due to its highly oxidizing and ... read more

May 30, 2016 — May 8, 1945: German forces in Norway have surrendered, and after five long years of occupation, the country is finally free. Suddenly, 30,000 Allied troops had to disarm 350,000 German soldiers, and ... read more

Intensive Aquatic Resistance Training Promotes Cartilage Health, Quality in Knee Osteoarthritis

May 30, 2016 — Postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis, who may avoid strenuous exercise due to pain, can safely promote cartilage health and improve aerobic fitness with intensive aquatic resistance ... read more

May 30, 2016 — The ends of heart muscle cell chromosomes rapidly erode after birth, limiting the cells' ability to proliferate and replace damaged heart tissue, research has found. The study suggests potential ... read more

A Combined Approach to Treating Metastatic Melanoma

May 30, 2016 — Oncologists have successfully treated a patient with metastatic melanoma by combining two different types of ... read more

Weed Stems Ripe for Biofuel

May 30, 2016 — A weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production. Scientists have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the ... read more

Identifying How Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Infection Can Cause a Lethal Carcinoma

May 30, 2016 — A benign virus normally found in the skin can lead to a type of rare, lethal skin cancer. Specifically, infection by the Merkel cell polyomavirus can lead to Merkel cell carcinoma in ... read more

Premature Babies May Grow Up to Have Weaker Bones

May 30, 2016 — Low birth weight babies are at higher risk of osteoporosis later in life, especially if they are born prematurely, say researchers. Targeting these children with the appropriate diet and ... read more

Quiet Please in the Intensive Care Unit

May 30, 2016 — A new study shows that noise levels in the Intensive Care Unit can go well above recommended levels, disturbing both patients and the medical teams that care for ... read more

Study Shows Patients Require Less Painkilling Medication After Breast-Cancer Surgery If They Have Opiate-Free Anesthesia

May 30, 2016 — New research shows that patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less painkilling medication post-surgery if they have anesthesia that is free of opioid ... read more

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 — Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A team of engineers has created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless ... read more

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