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Apr. 28, 2016 — Firefighters entering burning buildings, athletes competing in the broiling sun and workers in foundries may eventually be able to carry their own, lightweight cooling units with them, thanks to a ... read more

Mental Health Evaluations Improved

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new assessment tool has been developed to gauge the risk that someone with a mental illness will commit a crime. It could also speed up long-delayed competency evaluations for people awaiting ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly mice, researchers restored their organs' ability to regenerate and prolonged their lives. This method has potential for treating a number of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — In a major breakthrough, scientists have transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. All previous work on cellular reprogramming required adding external ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Everything you eat or drink affects your intestinal bacteria, and is likely to have an impact on your health. That is the finding of a large-scale study into the effect of food and medicine on the ... read more

BPA Determined to Have Adverse Effects on Couples Seeking in Vitro Fertilization

Apr. 28, 2016 — Exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA) may lead to reduced quality of embryos during reproduction. A new study has shown that BPA could be the cause for decreases in the frequency of implantation, pregnancy ... read more

Analyzing the Psyche of Risky Drivers

Apr. 28, 2016 — Road crashes are the world's leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate ... read more

Consumers' Trust in Online User Ratings Misplaced, Says Study

Apr. 28, 2016 — The belief that online user ratings are good indicators of product quality is largely an illusion, according to a new study. The analyses show a very low correspondence between average user ratings ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor-seeding ... read more

Scientists Predict Cell Changes That Affect Breast Cancer Growth

Apr. 28, 2016 — Using a broad spectrum of analytical tools, scientists have shown how sometimes small, often practically imperceptible, structural changes in a key breast cancer receptor are directly linked to ... read more

TJP1 Protein May Identify Multiple Myeloma Patients Most Likely to Benefit from Proteasome Inhibitors

Apr. 28, 2016 — A gene known as TJP1 (tight junction protein 1) could help determine which multiple myeloma patients would best benefit from proteasome inhibitors such as bortezomib, as well as combination ... read more

Study Links Residential Radon Exposure to Hematologic Cancers in Women

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic (blood) cancer in women. Radon is a naturally occurring ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A team of researchers report integrating fiber optic glucose sensors into a microfluidic chip to create portable, high-performance, low-cost devices for measuring glucose ... read more

Four New Genetic Diseases Defined Within Schizophrenia

Apr. 28, 2016 — Changes in key genes define four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia, according to a study. Unlike "big data" genetic studies, which have loosely linked hundreds of genetic ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Here's another reason to start saving for that beach house: new research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — The risks of commercial marine shipping accidents across Canada's regions have been outlined in a new report, including information for different cargo types. The report highlights gaps in ... read more

Costs for Orally Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

Apr. 28, 2016 — New cancer drugs, taken in pill form, have become dramatically more expensive in their first year on the market compared with drugs launched 15 years ago, calling into question the sustainability of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a key action of a watershed gene critical to bone formation and the evolution of vertebrates. The Sp7 or Osterix gene more than likely emerged from an ancestral gene ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell. The cells in question are neurons ... read more

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