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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Boosting Productivity at Work May Be Simple: Stand Up

May 25, 2016 — Most people have heard the argument that standing desks are good for the body. They can help burn more calories and fight obesity. Standing can even help improve students' attention and ... read more

Multiple Personality Disorder May Be Rooted in Traumatic Experiences

May 25, 2016 — A new study supports the notion that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to suggestibility or proneness ... read more

Genome Sequencing Provides Diagnosis for Some Types of Intellectual Disability

May 25, 2016 — A study is one of the first to show the life-changing benefits of genome-wide sequencing for children with certain kinds of intellectual disability, report ... read more

May 25, 2016 — The benefits of eating fruit can begin as early as in the womb. A new study, using data from nearly 700 Edmonton children, demonstrates that infants do significantly better on developmental tests ... read more

May 25, 2016 — New research has identified a new regulator of immune responses. The study sheds new light on why T cells fail to clear chronic infections and eliminate ... read more

Scientists Capture the Elusive Structure of Essential Digestive Enzyme

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have revealed new structural data that has eluded scientists for years on a liver enzyme that is critical for human ... read more

Dialing Up Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer With Ultrasound

May 25, 2016 — By enhancing the ability of cells to absorb chemotherapeutics, researchers have nearly doubled the median patient survival time from diagnosis in a phase I clinical trial. Researchers have combined a ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Facelift patients who wish to avoid the dreaded 'turkey wattle' neckline years later should undergo a full-incision surgical technique instead of a short-scar method, according to novel new ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Neuroscientists have found that loss of the autism-linked Shank gene prevents brain synapses from maturing, in a study of fruit flies. Many genetic variants have been linked to autism, but only a ... read more

Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 25, 2016 — Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia's effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, ... read more

Investigating How 'Chemo Brain' Develops in Cancer Patients

May 25, 2016 — During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed 'chemo brain.' Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have found a ... read more

What Can Pavlov's Dogs Tell Us About Drinking?

May 25, 2016 — Pavlovian cues that predict alcohol can lead us toward addiction. And sometimes those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new ... read more

No Dessert for You! When It Comes to Diabetes, 'Nagging Is Caring'

May 25, 2016 — For men, an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, finds an American ... read more

Monitoring Sun Exposure With a Portable Paper Sensor

May 25, 2016 — Summer is around the corner -- time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer. Because the time it takes to get burned depends on ... read more

May 25, 2016 — After losing a leg to injury or disease, women adjusting to life with a prosthetic limb face the same challenges as men, with perhaps one added complication: how to wear high-heels? Students have ... read more

Fixing Cystic Fibrosis: In Vitro Studies Show Therapeutically Robust Correction of the Most Common CF Gene Mutation

May 25, 2016 — In experiments with isolated cystic fibrosis lung cells, researchers have partially restored the lost function of those cells to therapeutic ... read more

Study Examines Suicide Attempt Risk Factors, Methods and Timing, Related to Deployment Among Active Duty Soldiers

May 25, 2016 — Suicide attempts, like suicides, have increased in the U.S. Army over the last decade. To better understand and prevent suicidal behavior, researchers examined timing and risk factors for suicide ... read more

Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Be Enough to Reduce HIV-Associated Arterial Inflammation

May 25, 2016 — Initiating antiretroviral therapy soon after diagnosis of an HIV infection did not prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation in a small group of previously untreated ... read more

Study Finds Elevated Cancer Risk Among Women With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

May 25, 2016 — Among nearly 35,000 initially healthy women who were followed-up for about 20 years, those with new-onset atrial fibrillation had an increased risk of cancer, according to a new ... read more

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