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Midazolam, Seizures, Status Epilepticus, ambulance services, Benzodiazepines

After a Clinical Trial on Midazolam for Seizures, Emergency Use of the Drug Rises

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A new study investigated if previous research on midazolam’s efficacy as a seizure treatment affected whether ambulances nationwide were choosing the drug over other benzodiazepines for seizure patients.

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Tree Of Life, Cornell University, Taxonomy, Ecology & Evolution, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity

Cornell Evolutionary Biologist Explains How to 'Walk the Tree of Life'

Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, and Cissy Ballen of the University of Minnesota have just published a paper in PLOS Biology, “Walking and Talking the Tree of Life: Why and How to Teach About Biodiversity,” discussing why the evolutionary TOL approach to biodiversity is best, to what extent the traditional taxonomy is still used and how to teach TOL using an active learning approach.

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Alzheimber's Disease, Genetics, Neurology, Epidemiology, genetic assessment, polygenic hazard score

Genetic Assessment Developed to Determine Risk for Age-Associated Alzheimer’s Disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), based upon genetic information.

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Pregnancy, Body Mass Index, Weight Gain, Adolescence, Mother and child

New Study: Pre-Pregnancy BMI Directly Linked to Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain

It’s well known that excessive weight gain during pregnancy can have a lasting negative impact on the health of a mother and her baby. A new University of Michigan-led study finds that for young mothers (women who gave birth between the ages of 15 and 24), pre-pregnancy body mass index, or BMI, and ethnicity might signal a likelihood for obesity later in life.

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Anthropology, Research, Hadza, foragers, Diet

New Study on a Modern Day African Tribe Transitioning From a Wild Diet to One of Agriculture Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Tie Between Diet and Oral Health

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New study on the oral health of a modern day African tribe transitioning from a wild, foraging diet to an agriculture based diet found the relationship between diet and oral health to be more nuanced than previously thought, challenging long-held presumptions about ancient human ancestors.

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Justin Bailey, Hepatitis C, HCV, Immune, Mutations, Antibodies, infections, hc33, ar4a

Hepatitis C Mutations 'OUTRUN' Immune Systems, Lab Study Shows

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Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a novel laboratory tool that lets them find virus mutations faster and more efficiently than ever before has identified a biological mechanism that appears to play a big role in helping HCV evade both the natural immune system and vaccines.

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fNIRS, ALS, Neurosicences

Locked-In ALS Patients Answer Yes or No Questions with Wearable fNIRS Device Created at SUNY Downstate

fNIRS imaging has led to a breakthrough in communication with ALS patients that are “Locked-In” and unable to move or speak.

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Wayne State University, brain networks, Motor Control, National Institutes of Health

Wayne State Researchers Suggest That Brain Networks at ‘Rest’ Are in Readiness for ‘Action’

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Just as a sprinter’s body and muscles are ready for action as they wait for the starting gun to fire, brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simplest of behaviors. This evidence comes from a new paper published this week in the journal PLoS One, reporting on a study led by professors Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and Steven L. Bressler, Ph.D., interim director of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences.

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Flood, Flood Control, Flood Defence, Hurricane, Storm, Weather, weather alert, Weather and Forecasting, Extreme Weather, extreme weather events, Prediction, social media, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Sensors, Sensors & detectors, Monitor, Warning Labels, warning system, Semantics, Computer Science, Warwick, University of Warwick

Floods and Hurricanes Predicted with Social Media

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Social media can warn us about extreme weather events before they happen – such as hurricanes, storms and floods – according to new research by the University of Warwick.

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Wearable Sensors, Diabetes

Wearable Biosensors Can Tell You When to See the Doctor

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Your watch might be able to tell you it’s time to call in sick. Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have revealed the ability of wearable biosensors, similar to the Apple Watch or Fitbit, to detect physiological changes that may indicate illness, even before symptoms appear.







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