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April 24, 2017

Understanding Malaria With Mathematics

Apr. 24, 2017 — Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures, report ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have developed new fluorescent probes that prove the existence of cell membrane structures called ‘lipid rafts’, allowing researchers to study how toxins and viruses invade ... read more

In-Flight, on-Demand Hydrogen Production Could Mean 'Greener' Aircraft

Apr. 24, 2017 — Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet ... read more

Implanted Scaffold With T Cells Rapidly Shrinks Tumors

Apr. 24, 2017 — A biopolymer structure enriched with nutrients shows how immunotherapy could be adapted for solid tumors, according to study in The Journal of Clinical ... read more

Young Adults With Uncomplicated Epilepsy Fare as Well as Their Siblings

Apr. 24, 2017 — A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well as their siblings without epilepsy in ... read more

Gut Bacteria May Turn Common Nutrient Into Clot-Enhancing Compound

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — One of the most dramatic medical success stories in recent years has been the introduction of new drugs that eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV). But it's a different story among HCV patients with ... read more

HEART Score to Risk Stratify Patients With Chest Pain Is Safe but Underutilized in the ED

Apr. 24, 2017 — It is safe for physicians to use the HEART (History, ECG, Age, Risk factors, and initial Troponin) score to make decisions about admission, observation, or discharge in patients presenting to the ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — New insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change has been gained by recent research. The new work suggests that climate-change driven increases in rainfall in warm, wet ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support the killing of animals, no matter how they feel about animal rights, researchers have found. Psychology's terror management theory ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Synthetic rubber and plastics -- used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products -- are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those ... read more

'Alarmingly High' Risk of Death for People With Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Care

Apr. 24, 2017 — Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study demonstrates that one ocean consequence ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. These cells, called V2a interneurons, transmit signals in the spinal cord to ... read more

Stem Cells Help Researchers Identify Neuronal Defects Causing Angelman Syndrome

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing ... read more

Facing Nightmare Scenarios Before Discharge Lifts Confidence of Parents of Babies in NICU

Apr. 24, 2017 — The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research. A new study found simulations of daily care and worst-case scenarios helped ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Dynamics between familiar dogs may influence their likelihood of learning from each other, new research shows. How dogs interact with others plays a big role in how they respond under conditions that ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person's risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and ... read more

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