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Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Different Area of Brain
Radiology researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have found evidence that multiple sclerosis affects an area of the brain that controls cognitive, sensory and motor functioning.... full story »

Balancing the Womb: New Research May Explain Premature Births
New research may explain premature births and failed inductions of labor. The study by academics at the University of Bristol suggests a new mechanism by which the level of myosin phosphorylation is regulated in the pregnant uterus.... full story »

How Bacteria Fight Fluoride in Toothpaste and in Nature
Yale researchers have uncovered the molecular tricks used by bacteria to fight the effects of fluoride, which is commonly used in toothpaste and mouthwash to combat tooth decay.... full story »

How Bacteria Build Homes Inside Healthy Cells
Bacteria are able to build camouflaged homes for themselves inside healthy cells -- and cause disease -- by manipulating a natural cellular process.... full story »

Using Math and Light to Detect Misshapen Red Blood Cells
Misshapen red blood cells (RBCs) are a sign of serious illnesses, such as malaria and sickle cell anemia. ... full story »

Measuring Living Cells' Mechanical Properties: Technology Could Diagnose Human Disease, Shed Light On Biological Processes
Researchers are making progress in developing a system that measures the mechanical properties of living cells, a technology that could be used to diagnose human disease and better understand biological processes.... full story »

Being overweight not such a stigma for African American women
While all obese women are less satisfied with the weight-related quality of their lives than women of 'normal' weight, black women report a higher quality of life than white women of the same weight.... full story »

Study probes genetic link to sickle cell pain management
A study that may help personalize pain medication management for sickle cell disease patients is underway at Georgia Health Sciences University.... full story »

Blood pressure medicines reduce stroke risk in people with prehypertension
Blood pressure medicines reduced the risk of stroke by 22 percent in people with prehypertension.... full story »

Research could help people with declining sense of smell
Neuroscientists have discovered a genetic trigger that makes the nose renew its smell sensors, providing hope for new therapies for people who have lost their sense of smell due to trauma or old age.... full story »

Salk researchers develop safe way to repair sickle cell disease genes
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a way to use patients' own cells to potentially cure sickle cell disease... full story »

Older may not mean better when it comes to human embryonic stem cell lines
Older, established human embryonic stem cell lines differ from newly derived human embryonic stem cell lines, according to a study by UCLA stem cell researchers.... full story »

UCLA researchers suggest unconventional approach to control HIV epidemics
A new weapon has emerged to prevent HIV infection. Called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, it is a strategy of providing medications to at-risk people before they are exposed to the virus. ... full story »

German Cancer Research Center on Oxidative Stress
Oxidative stress is considered to be involved in a multitude of pathogenic processes and is also implicated in the proces of aging.... full story »

Methuselah's Descendants - What Keeps Us Healthy in Old Age?
Our life expectancy has increased considerably in recent centuries. However, which factors play a role in giving us longer mental and physical health?... 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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