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Oct. 24, 2016 — The superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research. The findings suggest potential new ways of tackling the bacteria, such as interfering with the ... read more

Calcium Induces Chronic Lung Infections

Oct. 24, 2016 — The bacterium <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Directed motion seems simple to us, but the coordinated interplay of complex processes is needed, even for seemingly simple crawling motions of worms or snails. By using a gel that periodically ... read more

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Computer simulations by astrophysicists of the formation of planets orbiting in the habitable zone of low mass stars such as Proxima Centauri show that these planets are most likely to be roughly the ... read more

'Middle England' Faces Lowest Psychosis Risk

Oct. 24, 2016 — The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions has now been identified by researchers. The study suggests that targeting this motor ... read more

New Effort Aims to Prevent Surgery-Related Opioid Addiction Across Michigan

Oct. 24, 2016 — With 40 percent of opioid medications in Michigan prescribed by surgeons, a team has launched an effort to encourage safer prescribing across the state, and a map of drug takeback ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Environmental contaminants such as PFASs can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother's milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. PFASs are a family ... read more

Precision Medicine Test Helps Guide Breast Cancer Patients' Chemotherapy Decision

Oct. 24, 2016 — One of the earliest widespread applications of precision medicine in cancer care is helping patients and physicians decide whether chemotherapy is needed, a new study ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the tree of life. The ... read more

Expanding the Role of Hospitalist Physician Assistants Achieves Similar Clinical Outcomes, Costs Less

Oct. 24, 2016 — More and more medical centers are relying on hospitalists -- hospital-based internal medicine specialists who coordinate the complex care of inpatients. Now, an 18-month study comparing two ... read more

Old Blood Is as Good as New, International Study Shows

Oct. 24, 2016 — It’s been long thought that when blood transfusions are needed, it may be best to use the freshest blood, but researchers have led a large international study proving that it is not ... read more

Is Energy Storage Via Pumped Hydro Systems Is Possible on a Very Small Scale?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Pumped-storage hydroelectricity systems are to be found throughout the world, but always on a large scale. Researchers investigated whether energy storage via pumped hydro systems is possible on a ... read more

First Steps Towards the Touch Robot

Oct. 24, 2016 — A squeeze in the arm, a pat on the shoulder, or a slap in the face – touch is an important part of the social interaction between people. Social touch, however, is a relatively unknown field when ... read more

Stem Cells Also Rust

Oct. 24, 2016 — Oxygen in the air is well known to cause damaging rust on cars through a process known as oxidation. Similarly, a research group has now identified that certain cells during embryonic development ... read more

How Sweet It Is: Artificial Sweeteners in Blood

Oct. 24, 2016 — A recent study measured how much artificial sweetener is absorbed into the blood stream by children and adults after drinking a can of diet ... read more

High Profile Facebook Post Provides Insights Into Pro And Anti-Vaccination Beliefs

Oct. 24, 2016 — One of the challenges to understanding the concerns behind vaccine hesitancy is that very seldom are people with worries about vaccines and vaccine advocates brought together in the same space, ... read more

Active Agent from the Caribbean Sea Cucumber Could Improve Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Oct. 24, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. For the first time in the world, they were able to show in a preclinical study, both in the cell culture and in ... read more

Climate Change Driving Toad Disease from Fungus in Pyrenees

Oct. 23, 2016 — The effect of global warming on fungal disease in frogs and toads has been quantified by researchers for the first time, a new report ... read more

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