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Bread for the World: 10 hungriest states in the U.S. revealed

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New analysis by Bread for the World of the latest hunger data has revealed the 10 hungriest states in the United States. To accompany the analysis, Bread for the World has created a new infographic mapping out those 10 hungriest states.

MDI Biological Laboratory investigator awarded NIH grant for research on peripheral neuropathy

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 23:13
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, to study the molecular mechanisms underlying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of cancer chemotherapy causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, temperature sensitivity and numbness in the extremities.

New citizen science project aims to teach the public how to conduct climate research

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 22:42
A new citizen science project in Abisko in northern Sweden aims to teach the public how we do climate change science while collecting valuable data.

Study finds increased interest for cosmetic surgery among teens involved in bullying

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 22:32
Adolescents who are involved in bullying--victims and perpetrators alike--are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Scientists launch new virtual platform to aid global search for treatment of leukemia

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 18:03
Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy access to data from patient samples generated by laboratories around the world.

Couple-based interventions can help women cope with premenstrual distress

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:58
A Western Sydney University study has found that couples counselling can be critical for women in the treatment of severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS).

German scientists unravel defense strategy of mushrooms against insect larvae

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:54
Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as German scientists have now discovered.

Different doses of resistance exercises could aid recovery from infection, injury

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:50
Having your healthcare professional prescribe you a dose of bench presses to ward off an infection or help heal an injury may sound like shonky healthcare but could actually be the advice of the near future, according to Griffith University scientists.

Study shows microthreaded dental implants can minimize crestal bone loss

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:45
Journal of Oral Implantology – Tooth loss is not simply an aesthetic problem for adults. It can have severe consequences to overall dental health, including complications with speech, eating, and overcompensation of mouth due to the deficiency.

Low-cost drug for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers after childbirth

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 17:40
An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study published in The Lancet. The global trial of 20,000 women found that death due to bleeding was reduced by 31% if the treatment was given within three hours.

Study describes new targets for precision treatment of meningiomas

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 16:47
Winner of the Integra Foundation Award, Mark W. Youngblood, presented his research, Clinical and Molecular Features of Genomic Subgroups in Meningioma, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting.

Study shows new way for research findings to reach more people

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 16:27
When it comes to sharing new research findings with the world, Twitter has emerged as a key tool for scientists – and for the journals where they publish their findings.

ARDS survivors who return to work end up losing their jobs, study finds

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 15:32
Forty-four percent of people who held jobs before contracting a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after they were discharged from the hospital, costing them an average of about $27,000 in earnings.

Study examines economic impact of surviving acute respiratory distress syndrome

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 07:30
According to a new multicenter study, nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings.

Testosterone reduces cognitive reflection, increases impulsive behavior in men

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 07:10
Hotheaded, impulsive men who shoot first and ask questions later are a staple of Westerns and 1970s cop films, but new research shows there might be truth to the trope.

UM SOM expert diagnoses severe illness that destroyed hearing of Spanish artist

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 07:02
Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. He was famed for his sensitive portraits, and many historians argue that he was the first truly modern painter.

Experts highlight need for further research on differences between milk proteins

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 06:25
New knowledge on milk composition and quality is of essential importance to consumers as well as the industry. There are therefore considerable research efforts in milk worldwide.

Study sheds new light on evolutionary origin of the vertebrate brain

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 06:18
A study recently published in PLOS Biology provides information that substantially changes the prevailing idea about the brain formation process in vertebrates and sheds some light on how it might have evolved.

Researchers explore link between gut microbiome and nutrition in autism spectrum disorder

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 06:11
Over the last decade, research has revealed more about the human gut microbiome—the environment within the gastrointestinal tract—where microbes, especially bacteria, reside. Recently, more has become known about the function of those microbes and the microbiome's connection with health and disease.

Study highlights importance of educating family members on opioid overdoses and naloxone use

Rss Feed - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:57
Family members are often the ones who administer naloxone during an opioid overdose and should be considered as part of the larger response to help curb fatal overdoses.

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