New Study: Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Lowered Blood Uric Acid Levels and a Marker for Inflammation

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A new study published in the Journal of Functional Foods is the first to report consumption of Montmorency tart cherries caused changes in uric acid metabolism, which can have an impact on joint pain. The study also detected increases in specific anthocyanin compounds in the bloodstream after consuming tart cherries.

– Cherry Marketing Institute|1-Oct-2014 5:05 PM EDT

Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Plunge with Free Birth Control

Teens who received free contraception and were educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods were dramatically less likely to get pregnant, give birth or get an abortion compared with other sexually active teens, according to a new study.

– Washington University in St. Louis|1-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Hospital for Special Surgery Offers Tips to Help Teens Train and Compete Safely In Sports

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Hospital that oversees care for a number of major professional teams offers advice to parents, coaches and athletes for playing it safe.

– Hospital for Special Surgery|1-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Baylor Scott & White Health Reports First-Year Milestones

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As Baylor Scott & White Health marks the first anniversary of its merger, the organization has achieved the major goals established after becoming the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas in October 2013.

– Baylor Scott & White Health|1-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Worry, Jealousy, Moodiness Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s in Women

Women who are anxious, jealous, or moody and distressed in middle age may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a nearly 40-year-long study published in the October 1, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|1-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Climate Change, Cosmic Dust, Fish-Inspired Wind Farms and DARPA's Post-GPS Push

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The following articles are freely available online from Physics Today, the most influential and closely followed magazine in the world devoted to physics and the physical science community.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)|1-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Spiders: Survival of the Fittest Group

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Researchers have uncovered the first-ever field-based evidence for a biological mechanism called 'group selection' contributing to local adaptation in natural populations. Evolutionary theorists have been debating the existence and power of group selection for decades. Now two scientists have observed it in the wild -- as they report in the journal Nature.

– University of Vermont|1-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Grafted Stem Cells Display Vigorous Growth in Spinal Cord Injury Model

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Researchers used human iPSC stem cells to grow brand new nerves in a rat model of spinal cord injury. The neurons grew tens of thousands of axons that extended the entire length of the spinal cord. The iPSCs were made using the skin cells of an 86 year old male, demonstrating that even in an individual of advanced age, the ability of the cells to be turned into a different cell type (pluripotency) remained.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering|1-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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