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Mar. 24, 2017 — Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — A team of scientists has described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date, in a newly published article. The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, exhibited unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors and ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers. A new article offers insight into how parents can react when their teen gets ... read more

Which Drugs Effectively Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Mar. 24, 2017 — Certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, a federal health agency has ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell ... read more

An Increasing Proportion of Women Who Are 60 Years of Age and Older Are Drinking

Mar. 24, 2017 — Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by 2050, reaching 112 million, in the future, there will likely be many more older drinkers ... read more

'Bench to Bedside to Bench'

Mar. 24, 2017 — It's time to update the old 'bench-to-bedside' shorthand, researchers across the US ... read more

New Gene Discovered Associated With Tau, a Common Form of Brain Pathology

Mar. 24, 2017 — Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates in several different conditions, ... read more

Biodiversity Loss Shifts Flowering Phenology at Same Magnitude as Global Warming

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have revealed that declining plant diversity -- from habitat loss, human use, and other environmental pressures -- causes plants to flower earlier, and that the effects of diversity loss ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large study of UK adults. The finding that moderate drinking is not universally associated ... read more

Neurosurgical Practices Must Evolve and Transform to Adapt to Rapidly Changing Healthcare Industry

Mar. 24, 2017 — Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking in order to continue to thrive in an evolving ... read more

Could My Excessive Sweating Be Hyperhidrosis?

Mar. 24, 2017 — Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is more than what is needed to regulate body temperature. About 7 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, a disorder that often goes undiagnosed. ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Astronomers have identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, research has ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Nothing works without proteins in the body; they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods ... read more

Shared Genetic Origin for ALS/MND and Schizophrenia

Mar. 24, 2017 — A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and that they ... read more

Evolutionary Advantage of the Common Periwinkle

Mar. 24, 2017 — A special kind of small sulfur-rich proteins, the metallothioneins, have an extraordinarily large capability for binding heavy metals. An international team of scientists has now discovered that the ... read more

Lighting Up Antibiotic Resistance

Mar. 24, 2017 — Carbapenems are among the 'antibiotics of last resort' and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant pathogenic ... read more

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