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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Bioengineers have developed a new tool to identify RNA-DNA interactions. The tool can provide a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, ... read more

Study Reports Multidrug Resistant Bacteria Found in Hospital Sinks

Feb. 24, 2017 — Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the ... read more

Study Provides Clues to Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb. 24, 2017 — A bioinformatics study identifies genetic variants with differing effects on risk of rheumatoid arthritis and ... read more

Novel DNA Vaccine Design Improves Chances of Inducing Anti-Tumor Immunity

Feb. 24, 2017 — Scientists have devised a novel DNA vaccine approach through molecular design to improve the immune responses elicited against one of the most important cancer antigen ... read more

New Nano Approach Could Cut Dose of Leading HIV Treatment in Half

Feb. 24, 2017 — Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the ... read more

Interactive Health Apps May Inspire Healthy Behaviors, but Watch the Tone

Feb. 24, 2017 — Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good -- but controlled -- communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, if their tone is ... read more

Can Staying Active Help to Prevent Chronic Pain? Physical Activity Affects Pain Modulation in Older Adults

Feb. 24, 2017 — Older adults with higher levels of physical activity have pain modulation patterns that might help lower their risk of developing chronic pain, reports a ... read more

Regular Aerobic Exercise Beginning in Middle Age May Lessen Severity of Stroke in Old Age

Feb. 24, 2017 — Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in ... read more

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Feb. 24, 2017 — The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — A small study in 16 people suggests that deep brain stimulation is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and well-being, while increasing ... read more

Who Sweats More: Men or Women?

Feb. 23, 2017 — Sex differences in heat loss responses are dependent on body size and not sex, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during cycle exercise in warm and tolerable ... read more

Broad Cancer Vaccine May Be out of Reach

Feb. 23, 2017 — The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.3 percent of the population, ... read more

Using Twitter May Increase Food-Poisoning Reporting

Feb. 23, 2017 — Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. citizens gets food poisoning every year, but very few report it. Twitter communications between the public and the proper government authorities could improve foodborne illness ... read more

SARS and MERS: What’s Next?

Feb. 23, 2017 — It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people—nearly 10 percent of those infected ... read more

Desks Join the Internet of Things

Feb. 23, 2017 — The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are ... read more

Researchers Develop Model for Studying Rare Polio-Like Illness

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in ... read more

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