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Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit th...

New Genetic Stroke-Risk Factors Identified

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Analysis of DNA samples from more than 520,000 people brings the number of known stroke-risk loci to 32.

Global burden of low back pain—a consequence of negligence and misinformation

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove A series of groundbreaking papers from Australian and international researchers in T...

Drinking alcohol makes your heart race

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The more alcohol you drink, the higher your heart rate gets, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018 Congress, organized by the European Society of Cardiology.

Daily dose of violent video games has no long-term effect on adult aggression: study

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Playing violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive say researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. A new study led by Simone Kühn looked at the influence long-term violent v...
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New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany

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A palaeogenomic study investigates early medieval migration in southern Germany and the peculiar phenomenon of artificial skull deformation.

Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Four dementia scientists share this year's 1m euro prize for their pivotal work.

Some flu strains can make mice forgetful

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Mice infected with influenza had memory problems a month later, a result that hints ...

Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

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The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...
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Researchers discover the anatomic reasons for the persistence of musical memory in alzheimer patients

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In comparison to other memory functions, long-term musical memory in Alzheimer patients often remains intact and functional for a surprisingly long time. However, until now, the underlying causes of this phenomenon have remained in the dark. In a recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Insti...

Risk of major sea level rise in England, Northern Europe

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Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and ...

PLOS Science Wednesdays: Hi, we’re Manica Balasegaram and Bernard Pécoul, here to talk about prospects for a global health R&D fund to fight Ebola, Antibiotic Resistance & Neglected Diseases — AUA!

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Hi, I’m Manica Balasegaram, executive director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign, where we work to increase access to essential medicines for all. I worked for years as an MSF physician in the field in several African countries and in the Indian sub-continent, where I expe...

Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Alzheimer’s spares brain’s music regions

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Brain regions involved in recognizing familiar songs are relatively unscathed in Alzheimer’s disease.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Ozone therapy for breast cancer: It just makes common sense

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(NaturalNews) Anyone who is committed to healing their breast cancer naturally knows that cancer cells thrive in environments with very little oxygen.In 1966, Otto Warburg, a Nobel Prize-winning doctor from Germany, put the relationship between cancer and oxygen this way: "Cancer...

Sperm From Ovaries

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With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

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Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...
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New hope in the fight against tuberculosis

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According to figures of the World Health Organization, some 8.7 million people contracted tuberculosis in 2012 and this disease is fatal for approximately 1.3 million people throughout the world each year. One of the main problems is that the tuberculosis pathogens have become resistant to the an...

Business: The billion-dollar biotech

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Moderna Therapeutics has big ambitions and a bankroll to match. How a fledgling start-up became one of the most highly valued private drug firms ever.Nature 522 26 doi: 10.1038/522026aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Health plan

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Proposals to improve the international emergency response to disease outbreaks in the wake of the Ebola epidemic should be implemented — but local solutions are the best defence.Nature 522 5 doi: 10.1038/522005a

The Guardian view on vital medical research on primates: don’t give in to the animal rights advocates | Editorial

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Some medical research on primates is vital. It must be humanely conducted, but abandoning it would be craven and foolishThe extraordinary triumph of the neuroscientists in California who have wired up a paralysed man’s brain so that his impulses to move can control a robot arm deserves a toast ...