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Optimizing dopaminergic treatment improves non-motor symptoms

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Non-motor symptoms are common in late stage Parkinson's disease (PD) as the frequency and severity of most of these symptoms increase with advancing disease. Optimizing dopaminergic treatment in the most severe stages can affect non-motor symptoms and improve quality of life, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
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Older adults with a 'fall prevention plan' less likely to end up in hospital

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Older adults at risk for falls are less likely to suffer fall-related hospitalizations when they have a 'fall plan of care,' according to new research featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University at New York.
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Ready-to-use recipe for turning plant waste into gasoline

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven, Belgium, already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from plant waste such as sawdust. Now the researchers have developed a roadmap, as it were, for industrial cellulose gasoline.
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DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Genomic 'islands' that evolved from viruses can be converted into 'drones' that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics, a new study finds.
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Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take steps

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Of four research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury, two are able to walk over ground with epidural stimulation following epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, all four participants achieved independent standing and trunk stability when using the stimulation and maintaining their mental focus. The study was conducted at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville and is published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine.
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Smaller, faster and more efficient modulator sets to revolutionize optoelectronic industry

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
A research team comprising members from City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Harvard University and renowned information technologies laboratory has successfully fabricated a tiny on-chip lithium niobate modulator, an essential component for the optoelectronic industry. The modulator is smaller, more efficient with faster data transmission and costs less than traditional ones. The technology is set to revolutionise the industry.
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Collection of JAMA articles focus on race, medicine and medical research

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
A collection of JAMA articles (an editorial and three Viewpoints) focuses on race, medicine and medical research.
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Mitochondrial diseases could be treated with gene therapy, study suggests

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people.
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Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
In a paper published Sept. 24 in the journal Nature Plants, an international team of researchers has discovered that the gene FT -- the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring -- does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants grown in natural environments, with implications for the artificial growing conditions scientists commonly used in the lab.
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Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the economic harm from carbon dioxide emissions -- will be for the globe's nearly 200 countries. Although much previous research has focused on how rich countries benefit from the fossil fuel economy, while damages accrue primarily to the developing world, the top three counties with the most to lose from climate change are the United States, India and Saudi Arabia -- three major world powers.
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Mental distress associated with nonconforming gender expression among high school students

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Mental distress was associated with gender nonconformity among female and male high school students.
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How common are traumatic brain injuries in children?

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
An estimated 2.5 percent of US children have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) during their lifetime based on reports from parents in an analysis of national survey data.
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Why it doesn't get dark when you blink

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Understanding how perception and memory interact.
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DMP 'type 1 diabetes': Institute recommends revision

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
New guidelines change the results of the final report versus the preliminary report: Stronger focus, among other things, on the avoidance of hypoglycaemia by means of modern Technologies.
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Screening for depression: benefit remains questionable

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
IQWiG still sees no basis for introducing a screening programme. There were neither comments on the preliminary report nor other new findings.
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Negative pressure wound therapy: violation of ethical and scientific standards

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
The treatment has been used in hospitals for over 20 years, and more than 100 studies have been completed worldwide. But manufacturers and researchers are concealing a large proportion of the results.
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Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infections may be a key treatment for Parkinson's disease

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
While human genetic mutations are involved in a small number of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases, the vast majority of cases are of unknown environmental causes, prompting enormous interest in identifying environmental risk factors involved.
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Take a step back from yourself to better realize the benefits of awe

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Religion and nature can both lead to awe, and turning to one or the other is a common coping strategy for the stress. But an awe-inspiring experience can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a novel UB-led study that uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays when considering the effects of encountering awe.
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Study shows invasive lung cancer surgery can lead to long-term opioid use

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
Patients treated with more-invasive surgical techniques for a type of early-stage lung cancer are more likely to become chronic opioid users than patients treated with minimally invasive surgery.
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Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests

Eurekalert - 23 hours 17 min ago
A new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of millions of years beneath the Red Planet's surface.
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