Physicians are increasingly discussing and recommending electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as cessation devices for their patients, but more research needs to be done on their efficacy and safety, according to a new survey of North Carolina physicians published in PLOS ONE.
– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|30-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT
A New Report Finds Clinically Significant Sunburns Highest Among Female and Younger Service Members During a 12-year Surveillance Period
Females, white non-Hispanic, and younger service members had the highest incidence rates of sunburn diagnoses among active component service members, according to a new health surveillance report released today.
– Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)|30-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability.
– University of Illinois at Chicago|30-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers at URI and MBARI have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four-and-a-half years—longer than any other known animal. Throughout this time, the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators.
– University of Rhode Island|30-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.
– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|30-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT
New research from the Baylor Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement showed that a hospital’s commitment to implementing best practices significantly improves the quality of care it provides its patients. The study’s findings, which were e-published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, sheds new light on the life-or-death importance of following best practices.
– Baylor Scott & White Health|30-Jul-2014 1:35 PM EDT
New research from the Motion and Sports Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas may give children with cerebral palsy better treatment options in the future – and it all starts with looking at how cerebral palsy patients move compared to their peers.
– Baylor Scott & White Health|30-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. Dubbed “iPipet,” the system converts an iPad or any tablet computer into a “smart bench” that guides the execution of complex pipetting protocols.
– Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research|30-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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