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December 11, 2019

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Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research in ... read more
Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which ... read more
A study in fruit flies has identified serotonin as a chemical that triggers the body's startle response, the automatic deer-in-the-headlights reflex that freezes the body ... read more
Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn's disease. ... read more
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Lower BMI Means Lower Diabetes Risk, Even Among Non-Overweight People

Lower body mass index (BMI) is consistently associated with reduced type II diabetes risk, among people with varied family history, genetic risk factors and weight, according to a new ... read more

Side Effects of Pediatric Medications for Anxiety, OCD

New research specifically looks at side effects that impact children and adolescents being treated for anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder ... read more

New Findings on Satiety Signaling from Intestine

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, ... read more

Water Births Are as Safe as Land Births for Mom, Baby

A new study found that water births are no more risky than land births, and that women in the water group sustain fewer first and second-degree ... read more

Regional Trends in Overdose Deaths Reveal Multiple Opioid Epidemics

The United States in the grip of several simultaneously occurring opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis. The epidemics came to light after the researchers analyzed county-level data on ... read more

Have Your Health and Eat Meat Too

Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat ... read more

'Safety Signals' May Help Slow Down Anxiety

For as many as one in three people, life events or situations that pose no real danger can spark a disabling fear, a hallmark of anxiety and stress-related disorders. Researchers at Yale University ... read more

New Bone Healing Mechanism Has Potential Therapeutic Applications

A new mechanism that contributes to adult bone maintenance and repair opens the possibility of developing therapeutic strategies for improving bone ... read more

Researcher Designs Headphones That Warn Pedestrians of Dangers

To counter a growing public safety concern, researchers are designing an intelligent headphone system that warns pedestrians of imminent ... read more

Study Reveals Increased Cannabis Use in Individuals With Depression

New findings reveal the prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common ... read more

Eating More Ketones May Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

A ketone-supplemented diet may protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research in ... read more

Aspirin's Health Benefits Under Scrutiny

Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events, new research ... read more

Identification of a Key Protein Linked to Aging

Aging is a dramatic public health issue in the face of the current demographic changes: the proportion of 60 and over in the world's population will almost double by 2050. In this context, a new ... read more

RNA Modification: Methylation and Mopping Up

Researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. The modification is apparently attached to molecules only when cells are under stress, and is rapidly removed ... read more

Reducing the Side-Effects of Prostate Hormone Therapy With Exercise

A prescription of short-term exercise for patients with advanced prostate cancer could help to reduce the side-effects of hormone therapy, according to new research. The trial aimed to reduce the ... read more

Separating Drugs With MagLev

The composition of suspicious powders that may contain illicit drugs can be analyzed using a quick and simple method called magneto-Archimedes levitation (MagLev), according to a new study. A team of ... read more

Genomic Cut and Paste Using a Class 1 CRISPR System

Repairing faulty genes to prevent and cure disease is something researchers have been working towards for many years. While Class 2 CRISPR systems show great promise as gene editing tools in human ... read more

Scientists Uncover Structure of Key Pneumonia Virus Enzyme

A team of molecular and structural biologists have found a potential new route to disabling respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) after elucidating the structure of one ... read more

Co-Addiction of Meth and Opioids Hinders Treatment

A new study found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use ... read more

Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death

Researchers have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand what end-of-life conversations look like. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where machine ... read more

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