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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Mammography Trends Show Improved Cancer Detection, More Biopsies

Feb. 28, 2017 — The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more ... read more

Ski Helmets Lessens Severity of Injuries, Research Finds

Feb. 28, 2017 — New research focused on helmet safety and injury prevention among young skiers and snowboarders. The research found that children who wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding sustain less severe ... read more

Statins Do Not Benefit Patients With Lung Cancer, New Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new ... read more

Pacemaker Function May Be Impacted by Electric Appliances; Tools

Feb. 27, 2017 — Electric and magnetic fields generated from everyday household appliances, electrical tools and more, used in very close proximity to the body, can interfere with the ability of pacemakers to ... read more

Stem Cells Fiercely Abide by Innate Developmental Timing, Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — A regenerative biology team is studying whether stem cell differentiation rates can be accelerated in the lab and made available to patients ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — An estimated 25 percent of the 700,000 troops who engaged in the fierce battles of Operation Desert Storm and related Gulf War combat during 1990-91 are fighting a different, but relentless foe: Gulf ... read more

Woodstoves Are Good for the Soul, Bad for the Heart

Feb. 27, 2017 — The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from ... read more

Sponge Bacterium Found to Encapsulate Arsenic Drawn from Environment

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new study sheds light on a unique biological model of arsenic detoxification. According to the new research, the Entotheonella bacterium that inhabits the Theonella swinhoei sponge is one of the ... read more

Care by Physicians, Non-Physician Clinicians Does Not Differ in Community Health Centers

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care delivered by ... read more

Lack of Oxygen, Not Excessive Stimulation, Cause for Half of Seizure-Related Brain Damage in Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — Neuronal degeneration is the most severe long-term consequence of repetitive seizures in patients with epilepsy, which until now was thought to be primarily caused by excitotoxicity, or ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

Molecule Stops Fatal Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. The tumor is always fatal and primarily strikes children under 10 years ... read more

Effects of Early Preventive Dental Care in Medicaid-Enrolled Children: Greater Costs

Feb. 27, 2017 — Children receiving early preventive dental care from a dentist had more frequent tooth decay-related treatment, a higher rate of visits and higher annual dental expenditures, a new study ... read more

Common Bacterium May Help Control Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Feb. 27, 2017 — Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers ... read more

World-First Genetic Clues Point to Risk of Blindness

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable and ... read more

Genetic Variant of P53 Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Risk in Premenopausal African American Women

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a significant association between a rare genetic variant of the p53 gene present in African American women and their risk of developing breast cancer in premenopausal ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The skin cells of four adults with schizophrenia have provided an unprecedented 'window' into how the disease began while they were still in the womb, according to a recent ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have designed a machine that can rapidly produce large quantities of customized peptides. This technology could help researchers rapidly generate new peptide drugs to test on diseases ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed an insulin release system with sustained and controllable delivery. The system combines two original technologies, SPRA and PPRX, which provide complimentary benefits for ... read more

New Standards for Better Water Quality in Europe

Feb. 27, 2017 — The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) is due to be revised by 2019. The necessary work process is already in full swing and scientific research is providing important input. In a recent study, ... read more

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