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March 22, 2019

New Mechanism to Reduce Inflammation

Mar. 22, 2019 — Researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic ... read more

Sleep Problems, Alzheimer's Disease Are Linked, but Which Comes First?

Mar. 22, 2019 — A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and ... read more

Researchers Get Humans to Think Like Computers

Mar. 22, 2019 — Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school buses. People aren't supposed to be able to see how those ... read more

Unequal Pain Relief at Home for Dying Patients

Mar. 22, 2019 — Pain relief and end of life care is not being provided equally to people with advanced progressive diseases who were at home during their last three months of life, according to a study of 43,000 ... read more

Stricter US State Gun Laws Linked to Safer High Schools

Mar. 21, 2019 — Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with teens being less likely to ... read more

First of Its Kind Statistics on Pregnant Women in US Prisons

Mar. 21, 2019 — In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned US women, researchers say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 US state ... read more

When More Women Make Decisions, the Environment Wins

Mar. 21, 2019 — When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more - particularly when offered financial incentives to do so, according to a new ... read more

Gift Card Incentives Connected to Healthier Outcomes in Employee Wellness Programs

Mar. 21, 2019 — Previous research shows that when choosing between different incentive options, employees prefer cash rewards. But cash might not be the most effective incentive. Its replacement? Gift ... read more

Common Cause in Sudden Death Syndromes

Mar. 21, 2019 — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. An opinion ... read more

Sleep and Ageing: Two Sides of One Coin?

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for ... read more

New Evidence Links Lifespan Extension to Metabolic Regulation of Immune System

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism of lifespan extension that links caloric restriction with immune system ... read more

Study Shows Alarming Increases of Firearm Deaths in US School-Age Children

Mar. 21, 2019 — From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 US children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017 alone, 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms ... read more

Antibodies Stabilize Plaque in Arteries

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which ... read more

The Evolution of Brain Tumors

Mar. 21, 2019 — Scientists have found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in ... read more

Mar. 21, 2019 — In a first, researchers have reported in a non-human primate model that immature testicular tissue can be cryopreserved, and later be used to restore fertility to the same ... read more

No Evidence That Calcium Increases Risk of AMD

Mar. 21, 2019 — Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at the ... read more

Hidden Differences Between Pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study challenges the belief that Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical ... read more

Discovery May Lead to Precision-Based Strategy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Mar. 21, 2019 — A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, ... read more

Western Bias in Human Genetic Studies Is 'Both Scientifically Damaging and Unfair'

Mar. 21, 2019 — Despite efforts to include diversity in research, people of European ancestry continue to be vastly overrepresented and ethnically diverse populations largely excluded from human genomics research, ... read more

Examining Ball Pits as a Playground for Pathogenic Germs

Mar. 21, 2019 — Ball pits used in children's physical therapy -- similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families -- may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new ... read more

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