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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Autonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists have now used it to determine the development of ... read more

A Novel Principle to Mobilize Neurons for Brain Repair

Feb. 21, 2017 — Restorative neuroscience is a rapidly advancing scientific field considering our progressively aging society. Redirecting immature neurons that reside in specific brain areas towards the sites of ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date, a clinical research publication has ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Decision-Making Suffers When Cancer Patients Avoid Math

Feb. 20, 2017 — Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers -- calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for ... read more

Body and Brain Timing Can Be Trained

Feb. 20, 2017 — Good timing is vital in many situations of daily life, but is rarely something we consider. In a new dissertation, a researcher shows that our ability for timing is something that can be trained and ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According ... read more

Many Cancer Survivors Change Their Prescription Drug Use for Financial Reasons

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial ... read more

Study Shows Strong Long-Term Survival Rates for Patients With GIST

Feb. 20, 2017 — Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report ... read more

Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes With Children, Survey Finds

Feb. 20, 2017 — Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study ... read more

Mapping a Path to Better Oral Health

Feb. 19, 2017 — Dentists aren't the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; our friends and family play a big role, ... read more

Repetitive Head Injuries May Not Cause Movement Problems for Former NFL Players

Feb. 19, 2017 — Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary ... read more

Adaptable Model Recommends Response Strategies for Zika, Other Pandemics

Feb. 19, 2017 — A new biological-behavioral-operational computer model could help policy makers choose the best intervention strategies to rapidly contain an infectious disease outbreak. The model is based on the ... read more

Feb. 18, 2017 — Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its ... read more

Yeast Found in Babies' Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

Feb. 17, 2017 — Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of ... read more

Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

Feb. 17, 2017 — Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its ... read more

Low Level Vitamin D During Remission Contributes to Relapse in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 — Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Feb. 17, 2017 — A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — The community of microorganisms that resides in the gut, known as the microbiome, has been shown to work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, ... read more

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