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Medical News

New blood test capable of detecting multiple types of cancer

A new blood test in development has shown ability to screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy, a trial of the test shows.

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

ESMO Congress 2019

Embargo expired on 28-Sep-2019 at 02:30 ET

Secret-Shopper-Style Study Shows Online Birth Control Prescription Overall Safe, Efficient

Secret-shopper-style study of nine Web-based and digital-app vendors of contraception scripts shows their services are overall safe and efficient Analysis also reveals reliable screening by vendors for contraindicated health conditions and medicatio...

– Harvard Medical School

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2019 at 17:00 ET

Fish micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people

Millions of people are suffering from malnutrition despite some of the most nutritious fish species in the world being caught near their homes, according to new research published Sept. 25 in Nature.

– University of Washington

Nature, Sept-2019

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2019 at 13:00 ET

Teens Sleep 43 More Minutes Per Night After Combo of Two Treatments

Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks and helped them go to bed earlier, a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has shown.

– Stanford University

JAMA Network Open; Grant R21 HD073095-01

Studies Link Air Pollution to Mental Health Issues in Children

Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Environmental Health Perspectives; Environmental Research; Environmental Research

Pesticide exposure may increase heart disease and stroke risk

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the risk of heart disease and stroke in a generally healthy group of Japanese American men in Hawaii, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the op...

– American Heart Association (AHA)

Journal of the American Heart Association

AI helps scientists predict depression outcomes

Two studies led by UT Southwestern provide evidence for the impact of biology by using artificial intelligence to identify patterns of brain activity that make people less responsive to certain antidepressants. Put simply, scientists showed they can ...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

American Journal of Psychiatry

Researchers Find Lead in Turmeric

It's billed as a health booster and healing agent, but it may be the source of cognitive defects and other severe ailments.

– Stanford University

Environmental Research

Diabetes Drug Study Explores Cardiovascular Risks for Patients with Kidney Disease

Among the 30 million U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes, 20% have impaired kidney function. In patients like this, metformin, the recommended first-line drug therapy for Type 2 diabetes, is associated in the new study with 20 percent decreased risk of ...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

JAMA; Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institutes of Health DK092986

Rising ocean temps increase risk of infectious disease for humans, marine life

– Cornell University

Science News

Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds

An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life -- nucleobases -- could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars.

– Hokkaido University

Nature Communications

Cracking How ‘Water Bears’ Survive the Extremes

Scientists have gained a new understanding of how tiny, ultra-resilient tardigrades, or “water bears,” are protected in extreme conditions. The researchers discovered that a protein named Dsup binds to chromatin—DNA inside cells—and forms a ...

– University of California San Diego

eLife, Oct-2019

A planet that should not exist

The red dwarf GJ 3512 is located 30 light-years from us. Although the star is only about a tenth of the mass of the Sun, it possesses a giant planet - an unexpected observation.

– University of Bern


Scientists Watch a Black Hole Shredding a Star

A NASA satellite searching space for new planets gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole ripping a star to shreds. The milestone was reached with the help of a worldwide network of robotic telescopes headquartered at The Ohio State Uni...

– Ohio State University

Mosquitoes More Likely to Lay Eggs in Closely Spaced Habitats

Patches of standing water that are close together are more likely to be used by mosquitoes to lay eggs in than patches that are farther apart, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

– University of Georgia


Earliest Signs of Life: Scientists Find Microbial Remains in Ancient Rocks

Scientists have found exceptionally preserved microbial remains in some of Earth's oldest rocks in Western Australia

– University of New South Wales


First Fully Rechargeable Carbon Dioxide Battery with Carbon Neutrality

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to show that lithium-carbon dioxide batteries can be designed to operate in a fully rechargeable manner, and they have successfully tested a lithium-carbon dioxide battery prototype r...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Advanced Materials

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Positive Relationships Boost Self-Esteem, and Vice Versa

Does having close friends boost your self-esteem, or does having high self-esteem influence the quality of your friendships? Both, according to a meta-analysis of more than two decades of research, published by the American Psychological Association....

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2019 at 09:00 ET

School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Sizable Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published today in AERA Ope...

– American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2019 at 09:00 ET

Business News

Workplace theft is contagious (and strategic)

Three researchers from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and one from Said Business School at Oxford University have completed a study of workplace theft among restaurant workers that details, for the first time, how such ste...

– Washington University in St. Louis





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