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May 30, 2016

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 — Garbage, nutrients and tiny animals are pushed around, suspended in the world's oceans by waves invisible to the naked eye according to a new 3-D model. The model has been developed by ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first time that imaging data ... read more

Trouble With Parasites? Just Migrate

May 27, 2016 — A new model has been designed to explore whether combating infection could, in theory, be a potential benefit of ... read more

May 27, 2016 — How state-of-art quantum simulations with trapped ions can be used to tackle complex computational ... read more

Why Robin Eggs Are Blue

May 27, 2016 — Scientists are testing the hypothesis that blue eggshells (unlike dark colors) both shield the interior from UV radiation and prevent the egg from heating ... read more

At the Top of Their Game

May 27, 2016 — Ecologists and conservation biologists have repeatedly sounded the alarm about the global decline of apex predators -- a group that includes gray wolves, spotted owls, bald eagles, cheetahs, killer ... read more

Gaps in Pregnancy Testing Before Surgery in Women of Reproductive Age

May 27, 2016 — New research addresses the importance of discussing potential pregnancy and providing pregnancy testing for women of reproductive age before they undergo surgery, so that harm to mother and baby can ... read more

Music for the Eyes: Music Helps Before Surgery

May 27, 2016 — Having relaxing music played just before eye surgery leads to patients feeling less anxiety and requiring less sedation, concludes a new ... read more

Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

May 27, 2016 — An assessment of genomic diversity in the United States of America clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic ... read more

Social Media Use May Help Identify Students at Risk of Alcohol Problems

May 27, 2016 — Having an 'alcohol identity' puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems, say researchers, adding that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a ... read more

Automating DNA Origami Opens Door to Many New Uses

May 27, 2016 — An algorithm for building DNA nanoparticles automatically has now been developed by researchers, paving the way to many more applications for 'DNA ... read more

Skin Cancer: Team Synthesizes New Drugs With Surprising Powers

May 27, 2016 — Finding new, more effective and personalized treatments for cancer is the challenge of many researchers. The challenge has been successfully met by a team that has just synthesized and developed new ... read more

In Wake of Flint Crisis, New Proposal Seeks to 'Focus on the Fix' for Lead Poisoning

May 27, 2016 — The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan continues to make headlines, but it's just the most prominent example of an 'ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead ... read more

Zika Virus Infects Human Placental Macrophages

May 27, 2016 — One of Zika's mysteries is how the virus passes from an infected mother, through the placenta, to a developing fetus. The route may not be direct either -- transmission via multiple cell types ... read more

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