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Antimicrobial sutures can prevent surgical site infections and save money

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:33pm
New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.
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Dietary supplement may carry both benefits and risks associated with statins

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:33pm
Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as an alternative therapy in those who experience side effects from statins. A new study found that it is not a good choice for statin-intolerant patients: RYR was linked with muscle and liver injury, which can also occur with statin use.
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Cell biology: Take the mRNA train

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:30pm
Messenger RNAs bearing the genetic information for the synthesis of proteins are delivered to defined sites in the cell cytoplasm by molecular motors. Researchers have elucidated how the motors recognize their mRNA freight.
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Nanotechnology: Lighting up ultrathin films

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:30pm
Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials.
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European soccer increasingly popular in the USA

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:30pm
European professional soccer has a growing fan base also in the USA. Among the most popular clubs in the USA are the two English clubs Manchester United and Chelsea FC as well as the two Spanish clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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Cellular podiatry: Understanding how cells form feet

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:30pm
A protein known as Arf1 plays a role in podosome formation by regulating the assembly of myosin-II within the cytoskeleton, a new study has revealed.
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Climate policies alone will not save Earth's most diverse tropical forests

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 1:30pm
A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests, says new research.
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Maternal micronutrients, nurturing environment boost child development

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:04am
A new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated parents.
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HIV treatment might boost susceptibility to syphilis, say researchers

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:04am
The antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection might inadvertently be boosting gay/bisexual men's susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis, Treponema pallidum, conclude researchers.
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Smoking related imagery absent from only one James Bond movie to date

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:04am
Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds a new analysis.
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Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic), study suggests

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:03am
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week, new research suggests.
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Student, professor use sports analytics to discover NCAA ranking patterns

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:14pm
Does conference size impact conference rankings in NCAA men's basketball? According to research and analysis, it does.
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Study reveals why cancer cells spread within the body

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 10:13pm
New findings uncover an ancient mechanism that makes cancer cells invasive, explains melanoma’s resistance to therapy and opens the door to development of novel cancer therapies
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Flexible ferroelectrics bring two material worlds together

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:11pm
Thanks to a new discovery, scientists have pioneered a new class of materials with advanced functionalities that moves the idea of flexible ferroelectrics from the realm of oxymoron into reality.
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Astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:11pm
A team astrophysicists has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.
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Access to health care strengthens communities

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:11pm
New research has focused on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. The author of a new report was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust, support and other issues in communities where members are uninsured.
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For first time ever, x-ray imaging captures material defect process

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:10pm
A new approach has been uncovered to detail the formation of material defects at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new materials.
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Galaxy murder mystery

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:06pm
It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them?
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Study finds high survival rate for elderly patients with implantable defibrillator

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:06pm
Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years—a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study.
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Steroid discovered in dogfish sharks attacks Parkinson's-related toxin in animal model

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 9:05pm
A synthesized steroid mirroring one naturally made by the dogfish shark prevents the buildup of a lethal protein implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases, reports an international research team studying an animal model of Parkinson's disease. The clustering of this protein, alpha-synuclein, is the hallmark of Parkinson's and dementia with Lewy bodies, suggesting a new potential compound for therapeutic research.
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