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Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks
Cardiac hybrid imaging with CT and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events like heart attacks in patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease... full story »

Success of blood test for autism affirmed
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.... full story »

Multivitamins do not promote cardiovascular health
Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. Data pooled from multiple studies show no health benefit of multivitamins.... full story »

Widespread connections among neurons help the brain distinguish smells
Can you tell the smell of a rose from the scent of a lilac? If so, you have your brain’s piriform cortex to thank.... full story »

Good Cholesterol may not always be good for Postmenopausal Women
Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as 'good cholesterol' – according to a study.... full story »

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye while wirelessly sending data about the eye's health to the medical professionals.... full story »

Antibody identifier could speed development of therapies for cancer, other diseases
A research team led by a UCLA bioengineer has developed a model to predict the extent to which new laboratory-designed antibodies will be able to combat specific human diseases.... full story »

Sleeping sickness: Pathogens camouflage themselves with sugar
It has long been known that the pathogens causing sleeping sickness evade the immune system by exchanging their surface proteins.... full story »

Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating
The newest antiviral drugs could take advantage of a compound made not by humans, but inside them.... full story »

Children's immune system could hold the key to preventing sepsis
Children's immune systems could hold the key to preventing life-threatening infections and sepsis, a new study has revealed.... full story »

Diagnosing Diabetes from a Single Blood Sample
The standard practice of repeat blood tests may not always be necessary, a new study suggests.... full story »

Epigenetics between the generations: We inherit more than just genes
We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or our lifestyle take a major role in regulating the DNA by switching genes on and off.... full story »

Mutation in Gene That's Critical for Human Development Linked to Arrhythmia
The biologic and genetic mechanisms controlling the formation and function of the CCS are not well understood, but new research with mice shows that altered function of a gene called Tbx3 interferes with the development of the CCS and causes lethal arrhythmia.... full story »

Oxidative DNA Damage Repair
Oxidative stress damages DNA. Researchers in the Vetsuisse Faculty have now decoded the mechanism that repairs DNA damaged in this way. ... full story »

What Makes Anesthetics Work
Physicians use inhalation anesthetics in a way that is incredibly safe for patients, but very little is known about the intricacies of how these drugs actually work in children and adults. ... full story »

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One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes, can explain the features found in active galactic nuclei (AGNs).... full story »

Measuring each point of a beam of light
If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light-whether to detect a distant planet or to remedy an aberration in the human eye-you need to be able to measure it.... full story »

Success of blood test for autism affirmed
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.... full story »

Possible Subsurface Lake near Martian South Pole
A new paper published in Science this week suggests that liquid water may be sitting under a layer of ice at Mars' south pole.... full story »

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye while wirelessly sending data about the eye's health to the medical professionals.... full story »

New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
Using graphene, engineers have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts.... full story »

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