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Association of complementary medicine, cancer treatment, survival

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
The use of complementary medicine by patients with four common cancers (breast, prostate, lung or colorectal) was associated with refusal of conventional cancer treatment and with a greater risk of death, although the difference in survival may be alleviated by adherence to all recommended conventional cancer therapies.
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Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital now provide insight into why these nerve pathways remain quiet. They also show that a small-molecule compound, given systemically, can revive these circuits in paralyzed mice, restoring their ability to walk.
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New insights into plants' conquest of land

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
The Earth is filled with diverse and remarkable plant forms from the tallest redwoods that pierce forest canopies, to the smallest mosses that blanket the ground underfoot.
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Neural inflammation plays critical role in stress-induced depression

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
A group of Japanese researchers has discovered that neural inflammation caused by our innate immune system plays an unexpectedly important role in stress-induced depression. This insight could potentially lead to the development of new antidepressants targeting innate immune molecules. The findings were published on July 20 (Japan Standard Time) in the online edition of Neuron.
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Australia led global push to tackle PCOS -- the principal cause of infertility in women

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Australian led global guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of the primary cause of infertility in women will be published simultaneously in three international journals, supported by a suite of health professional and patient resources to improve health outcomes for women with PCOS.
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Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy.
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In a warming climate, Arctic geese are rushing north

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, migratory barnacle geese have responded by speeding up their 3,000-kilometer migration in order to reach their destination more quickly with fewer stops along the way, according to new evidence reported in Current Biology on July 19. Unfortunately, the birds' earlier arrival isn't making as much of a difference as one might expect.
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How plant breeding technologies could make fruits and vegetables more exciting to eat

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Forget vegetables with dull colors and fuzzy skin or fruits that lack of flavor -- the produce aisle of the future could offer plant products that are designed for creative cooks and fussy eaters. In a review article published July 19 in Trends in Plant Science, two food researchers describe how new breeding technologies have the potential to enhance the shape, size, color, and health benefits of produce, as well as to inform conventional breeding programs.
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Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
CRISPR are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign DNA. In bacteria, CRISPR acts just like it does in human cells as a pair of scissors, in their case with the goal of cutting strands of infecting DNA. While researchers have known that CRISPR is found in roughly half of all bacteria in the wild, they did not know much about the molecular battle between CRISPRs and invading viruses or phages.
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Cold fronts may increase stroke mortality

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Study conducted in Southern Hemisphere's subtropical zone detects correlation between drop in temperature and rise in deaths from stroke, especially among women and older people.
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Wait, just a second, is your doctor listening?

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
On average, patients get about 11 seconds to explain the reasons for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors. Also, only one in three doctors provides their patients with adequate opportunity to describe their situation. The pressure to rush consultations affects specialists more than primary care doctors says Naykky Singh Ospina of the University of Florida, Gainesville and the Mayo Clinic in the US.
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Origami-inspired device enables easy capture, release of delicate underwater organisms

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
A new device developed by a University of Rhode Island engineer and researchers at Harvard University safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design.
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Lying in a foreign language is easier

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists of the University of Würzburg investigated why that is so.
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NASA's Aqua Satellite finds a more organized, large Tropical Storm Ampil

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on July 19, the large Tropical Storm Ampil appeared much more organized than it did the previous day.
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BU researcher receives NIH award to examine repetitive head injuries in former NFL players

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Michael Alosco, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a five-year, $793,000 K23 Award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
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Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh makes landfall and NASA examines its trail of rainfall

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh made landfall in Vietnam and left a trail of heavy rainfall in its wake. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided an estimate of that soggy trail through the Gulf of Tonkin.
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Study: ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University.
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Computer model predicts how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Metallic glasses are an exciting research target, but the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these materials release when they fracture is slowing down development of metallic glass-based products. Recently, researchers developed a way of simulating to the atomic level how metallic glasses behave as they fracture. This modeling technique could improve computer-aided materials design and help researchers determine the properties of metallic glasses. They report their findings in the Journal of Applied Physics.
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Mayo Clinic researchers uncover methods to quantify the yips and golfer's cramp

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
Almost every golfer knows the feeling. Minutes after a picture-perfect drive down the fairway, a cascade of inexplicable missed putts leads to a disappointing triple bogey.
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Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

Eurekalert - Jul 19 2018 - 00:07
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.
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