Download PDF December 2, 2016 at 6:57 AM Scientists hoping to get a glimpse of molecules that control brain activity have devised a new probe that allows them to image these molecules without using any chemical or radioactive labels. Currently the gold standard approach to imaging molecules in the brain is to tag them with […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF July 16, 2011 at 1:31 AM Feel like there’s no end in sight when it comes to fall allergy misery? Blame global warming. Research suggests that with global warming, nasal allergy during the ragweed pollen season – also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis – lasts up to three weeks longer than […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 11, 2014 at 4:36 AM Many of today’s technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials – elements – that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem of dwindling critical element supplies must be addressed. That’s the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 11, 2016 at 7:50 AM A novel drug proven to reduce the risk of disease progression by 79% as well as three new European Centres of Excellence, offer new hope to patients with inoperable metastatic advanced midgut neuroendocrine cancer. Today, cancer experts at the 13th Annual Conference of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 11, 2014 at 2:32 AM New ways to differentiate between chronic and self-clearing infections may help towards effective patient management and reduce drug costs. But there are major challenges in implementation. There is a hepatitis C epidemic in Egypt. Ironically, this is in large part due to a public health campaign in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 13, 2006 at 7:04 AM It’s one of those unavoidable facts of life – kids get sick and have fevers. Usually, those elevated internal temperatures cause only temporary discomfort, but in some small children they spark convulsions called “febrile seizures.” These convulsions are “scary and very upsetting to parents,” said Robert L. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 14, 2017 at 8:34 AM University of Kansas researchers have found that certain specific parenting practices are significantly associated with the development of communication and language skills in children with Fragile X syndrome. These same parent behaviors are also associated with the growth of socialization and daily living skills of these children. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 27, 2014 at 2:23 AM A new technique developed by a Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues will improve the quality of flexible, conductive, transparent glass. (The sort that’s needed for Minority Report-style giant computer displays.) Louis Piper’s research focuses on metal oxides, a class of materials that includes some of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 27, 2015 at 8:03 AM Chiasma, Inc., a U.S. privately-held biopharma company developing octreotide capsules, its lead product for the orphan condition acromegaly, today announced the closing of a $70 million Series E financing round. Participants in the financing included new investors Rock Springs Capital and Sofinnova Ventures, and an undisclosed blue […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM Nighttime leg cramps commonly affect adults over the age of 50, but are also known to occur in younger adults and children. While their cause is unknown, a study from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is shedding new light on the painful condition. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 3, 2016 at 7:08 AM An evaluation of the European Commission’s (EC) Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has shown that more action is required to support individual member states, particularly on developing and implementing their own action plans. Despite stimulating international efforts towards tackling AMR, the evaluation, conducted by the not-for-profit […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 8, 2016 at 3:36 AM Almost every second woman suffers from a bladder infection at some point in her life. Also men are affected by cystitis, though less frequently. In eighty percent of the cases, it is caused by the intestinal bacterium E. coli. It travels along the urethra to the bladder […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF September 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate. The researchers’ observations of how Zika virus arrested fetal brain formation in a pigtail macaque could provide a model for testing therapeutic interventions. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 17, 2016 at 2:53 PM In a study that could one day help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by Zika virus, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have elucidated how the virus attacks the brains of newborns, information that could accelerate the development of treatments. Associate […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF January 19, 2017 at 12:18 PM UC biologists have turned to amphibian sources — specifically frogs and tadpoles — to help shed light on how early stressors in the womb and shortly after birth may play a part in the onset of adult diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Looking at how […]Continue Reading ...
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