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Researchers Repurpose Technology to Reduce Psychological and Physical Scars of Burn Injuries

It’s the season for backyard grilling, campfires, fireworks – and burn injuries. Over the next few months, U.S. burn centers will see thousands of severe burns requiring painful skin grafts and lengthy treatment. Researchers are developing new...
30-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Bioengineered Patch, Molecular “Booster” Could Improve Stem Cells Ability Treat Heart Failure

Despite the intense activity and high hopes that surround the use of stem cells to reverse heart disease, scientists still face multiple roadblocks before the treatment will be ready for clinical prime time. Researchers are now finding ways to...
17-Jun-2015 8:30 AM EDT

Toddler Temperament Could Be Influenced by Different Types of Gut Bacteria


The microbiome of a toddler’s gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria in both girls and boys. The researchers aren’t...
27-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Childhood Obesity Influenced by How Kids Are Fed, Not Just What They Eat

As the childhood obesity epidemic increases, researchers are discovering that the way caregivers feed their kids may be just as important as what they give them to eat. A new study reviews how a mother’s body mass index (BMI), ethnicity and...
13-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Genome Library, Blood Test Aim to Minimize Statin Side Effects, Maximize Benefits

In the midst of the growing and often conflicting data around the benefits of statins, researchers are developing gene-based resources to help improve statin efficacy and cost-effectiveness and to reduce the incidence of adverse effects – some of...
1-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Breast Milk Sharing Among Friends and Relatives Likely Increasing, but Still Risky


A new study offers insight into the attitudes around the growing – and unregulated – practice of breast milk sharing. Results indicate that friends and relatives are sharing breast milk with each other, but that many may not be aware of the...
28-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Genetic Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes May Impact Adherence to Oral Smoking Cessation Products


Inspired by a half century’s worth of big tobacco research around the taste of nicotine, a smoking cessation scientist is working to understand how a person’s taste perception might make them a better or worse candidate for oral nicotine...
23-Apr-2015 7:55 AM EDT

Advancements in Retinal Detachment Research Pave the Road to Better Visual Recovery

Age, disease and even playing certain sports like basketball can increase a person’s risk of developing a detached retina. While surgery is typically used to treat the condition, subsequent scarring and damage to the retina can cause permanent...
14-Apr-2015 8:00 AM EDT

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