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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have now found that physical forces exerted between cancer cells and the ECM are enough to drive a shape change necessary for metastasis. Those forces converge on an optimal stiffness ... read more

Youth Handball Players Get Injured by Sudden Increases in Training Volume

Feb. 21, 2017 — With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the program, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries, conclude ... read more

3,000 Steps in 30 Minutes Improves the Prognosis for Heart Failure, Study Suggests

Feb. 21, 2017 — Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers have new evidence against this earlier hypothesis and have issued ... read more

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

Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue in Babies Carried to Term

Feb. 21, 2017 — In early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing fetus -- and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers studying how pathogens affect fetal ... read more

Teens With PTSD, Conduct Disorder Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

Feb. 21, 2017 — Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces ... read more

Mindfulness Shows Promise as We Age, but Study Results Are Mixed

Feb. 21, 2017 — Mindfulness is all the rage, but studies on the elderly have so far been mixed. More investigation is needed to determine how best to apply mindfulness in that population, a new review has ... read more

Novel Plasma Jet Offshoot Phenomenon Explains Blue Atmospheric Jets

Feb. 21, 2017 — Physicists working with plasma jets, made of a stream of ionised matter, have discovered a new phenomenon. They found a new type of discharge phenomenon in an atmospheric pressure plasma. Their ... 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

Radial Access, Same-Day Cardiac Procedure Could Save $300 Million Annually

Feb. 20, 2017 — If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but ... read more

Long-Term Heavy Drinking May Age Arteries Over Time

Feb. 20, 2017 — Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, which control proteins 'at a ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... 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

Cytotoxic Immune Cell in Sick and Healthy Skin a Key to Understanding Vitiligo

Feb. 20, 2017 — With the aid of thousands of skin biopsies and over a hundred kilograms of skin, researchers have observed how two subgroups of immune cell behave in healthy skin. This functional dichotomy is ... 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

Feb. 20, 2017 — Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects. A novel substance ... read more

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