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Updated: 2 hours 41 min ago

New report reveals how science and knowledge can help manage disasters, save lives

2 hours 46 min ago
Natural and man-made disasters threaten millions of people every year and cause billions of property damage.

Study establishes link between sedentary lifestyle and kidney, bladder cancer risk

3 hours 5 min ago
A new study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute establishes a connection between a sedentary lifestyle and risk of developing kidney or bladder cancer.

Researchers develop new tool to map the brain during surgery

3 hours 14 min ago
Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.

Yearlong study creates detailed map of microbial colonization in a newly opened hospital

3 hours 22 min ago
A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital -; with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces -; should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact.

Researchers discover new anti-thrombotic drug target for developing more protective blood thinners

3 hours 35 min ago
Blood platelets shore up open wounds and help cuts heal, but they can also cause heart attacks and strokes when a congealed ball of platelets known as a thrombus breaks free from a site of injury and gets lodged in blood vessels that feed oxygen to the brain or heart.

UCLA study characterizes brain differences between people with genetic risk for schizophrenia, autism

4 hours 13 min ago
A UCLA study characterizes, for the first time, brain differences between people with a specific genetic risk for schizophrenia and those at risk for autism, and the findings could help explain the biological underpinnings of these neuropsychiatric disorders.

SUNY Downstate researchers find three stressful work characteristics increasing in the U.S.

4 hours 20 min ago
Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center's School of Public Health have determined that two stressful work characteristics, low job control and "job strain" -- that is, high-demand, low-control work -- have been increasing in the U.S. since 2002.

Frequent recreational cannabis use linked to increased risk of gum disease

4 hours 26 min ago
Columbia University dental researchers have found that frequent recreational use of cannabis--including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil--increases the risk of gum disease.

Researchers develop new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities

4 hours 36 min ago
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in physical and social activities.

Biochemists create new tool to help diagnose POLG disorders and predict outcomes

4 hours 40 min ago
Providing answers -- or at least more information -- to the most difficult medical questions is the aim of medical scientists. And how research findings are translated and made available can be as important as the discoveries themselves.

Mindfulness training during childbirth can help cope with labor pain, reduce depression symptoms

11 hours 35 min ago
Mindfulness may be good for new moms. A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women's childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others

11 hours 52 min ago
A recent study has demonstrated that intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of autism.

Researchers present promising approach to create virus- and oncogene-free IPSCs

11 hours 57 min ago
Induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) hold great promise in regenerative medicine, personalized medicine and drug discovery.

Bioadhesive nanoparticles show potential for drug delivery to specific cells in the brain

12 hours 13 min ago
A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.

Machine-learning algorithm may help identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis

12 hours 33 min ago
A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records, according to a study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

Mobile phones can reveal information on radiation exposure

14 hours 10 min ago
In accidents or terror attacks which are suspected to involve radioactive substances, it can be difficult to determine whether people nearby have been exposed to radiation.

Drug-related cues increase craving, dopamine release in the brain of recreational cocaine users

15 hours 25 min ago
Even among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers at McGill University.

New UBC study reveals public attitudes toward under-vaccinated children and their parents

15 hours 35 min ago
Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn't been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared to those who delay vaccines because of safety concerns or who aren't up to date due to time constraints.

Review: Recommended dietary allowance of protein not sufficient for older persons

17 hours 13 min ago
You can find the recommended dietary allowance on the nutrition labels of all your processed food. Food manufacturers are obliged to list the nutritional value of their products, and therefore must mention the percent daily value of the RDA their product meets for certain nutrients.

The brain discovers and avoids disease much better than previously thought

17 hours 47 min ago
The human brain is much better than previously thought at discovering and avoiding disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reports.