Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers studying life from a unique natural environment in Israel discover heat stress seems to influence a species' genetic makeup, a finding that may influence understanding of climate change.
– Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)|12/12/2013 7:00 AM EST
Orlando Health Heart Institute Is First in Florida to Implant New Device for Patients at Risk Sudden Cardiac Arrest
For patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, a new defibrillator is like the standby ambulance and medical team they need when their hearts abruptly stop. Treatment within minutes is the critical difference between life and death. Orlando Health Heart Institute is the first in Florida to offer the advanced technology designed for patients unable to receive a traditional defibrillator. Pavel Guguchev, MD, and Roland Filart, MD, implanted the first device in the state on December 3.
– Orlando Health|12/12/2013 7:00 AM EST
Life-threatening blood clots occur so rarely in children that the condition, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), is often not on pediatricians’ mental radar screens — an absence that can lead to woefully delayed recognition and treatment.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine|12/12/2013 12:05 AM EST
APA report on gun violence.
– American Psychological Association (APA)|12/12/2013 12:00 AM EST
Holiday travelers will be relieved to know that security threats are rarely encountered at airport checkpoints. But according to a new study published in the Journal of Vision, the low frequency at which trained airport screeners find threats reduces the chances targets will be found.
– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
Indigenous use of fire for hunting is an unlikely contributor to long-term carbon emissions, but it is an effective environmental management and recovery tool against agribusiness deforestation, a new study from Indiana University and Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has found.
– Indiana University|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
In a study of older mice, wolfberries appear to interact with the influenza vaccine to offer additional protection against the flu virus. The research from Tufts University suggests the wolfberry may increase the activity of dendritic cells, which play an important role in the ability of the immune system to defend against viral infections.
– Tufts University|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
A new test may help physicians identify patients with the most lethal forms of triple-negative breast cancer. It was able to distinguish between patients with a good or poor prognosis, even within groups of patients already stratified by existing tests.
– University of Chicago Medical Center|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
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