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May 4, 2016

Zika Virus and Health Systems in Brazil: From Unknown to a Menace

May 3, 2016 — A new article examines the Zika Virus epidemic in Brazil and the Americas. On February 1, 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee declared clusters of birth defects suspected of ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for ... read more

May 3, 2016 — This article describes a new finding about the composition of bootstrap current at the edge of fusion ... read more

Are Low Wages an Occupational Health Hazard?

May 3, 2016 — Low wages should be recognized as an occupational health threat, according to a new editorial. The authors believe that low wages should be considered among the psychosocial factors -- such as long ... read more

Autism and Cancer Share a Remarkable Number of Risk Genes in Common

May 3, 2016 — Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for ... read more

May 3, 2016 — A class of 150 7th graders from the USA has helped select a name for a newly discovered plant from Australia. A biology professor challenged the students to come up with ideas for what to call the ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Too much sunlight can harm plants; with an eye to learning from nature's success, scientists found that an orange-colored protein that protects cyanobacteria from overexposure to sunlight shifts ... read more

May 3, 2016 — In December 2015 an international group of scientists convened to discuss the imminent extinction of the northern white rhinoceros and the possibility of bringing the species back from brink of ... read more

Delayed Onset Adulthood Keeps Young Brits Away from Ballot Box

May 3, 2016 — The poor voter turnout of young Brits can be explained by the delayed transition to adulthood, says new research. Research shows that if today's young adults were as 'mature' as young ... read more

Assessment of Total Choline Intakes in the United States

May 3, 2016 — Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism. Researchers have ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this ... read more

No Evidence of an Association Between Silent Brain Infarcts and Having Migraine With Aura

May 3, 2016 — A large cross-sectional study focused on women with migraines with aura and compared their brain MRI images with those of women not suffering from migraine. No differences between these two groups of ... read more

Ebola Vaccine: Promising Phase I Trials

May 3, 2016 — The clinical phase I trial of a potential vaccine against the dreaded Ebola virus has been successfully completed at four partner sites in Africa and Europe. The safety of the tested vaccine ... read more

Scientists Reveal How Cell Corrects Errors Made in Gene Transcription

May 3, 2016 — The dynamics of the RNA polymerase II (Pol II) backtracking process is poorly understood. Scientists have now built a Markov State Model from extensive molecular dynamics simulations to identify ... read more

Giving Patients a Tool to Search for Health Care Prices Did Not Result in Lower Spending

May 3, 2016 — Offering a price transparency website and app to employees at two large companies was not associated with reduction in outpatient spending or out-of-pocket ... read more

Recurrent Viral Respiratory Tract Infections During First 6 Months and Risk of T1 Diabetes

May 3, 2016 — The associations between infection types during the first 2 years of life and between respiratory tract infections in the first 6 months and type l diabetes (T1D) have been the focus of recent ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Chemists have developed a new tool that allows scientists for the first time to see, at the scale of five billionths of a meter, 'nanoscale' mixing processes occurring in ... read more

May 3, 2016 — The southeastern United States should, by all means, be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity. It's located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries ... read more

One in Four Patients With COPD Suffer from Depression

May 3, 2016 — One in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, new research show, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect on their overall health and treatment ... read more

Placenta Size, Offspring Bone Development Linked

May 3, 2016 — A larger placenta during pregnancy could lead to larger bones in the children, a new study has shown. The study found that the relationship between the placenta and offspring bone remained robust ... read more

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