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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 ...

North American ragweed to bring autumn allergy misery to Europe

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Ragweed pollen is the bane of many lives in the US, and climate change could help the plant become much more common in Europe by 2050Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

The Bronze Age Egtved Girl was not from Denmark

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One of the best-known Danish Bronze Age finds, the Egtved Girl from 1370 BC, was not born in Egtved, Denmark, reveals new research. Strontium isotope analyses of the girl's hair, teeth and nails show that she was born and raised hundreds of miles from Egtved, most probably in Southern Germany, an...

New studies contradict earlier findings on Rett syndrome

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Independent reproduction of other scientists' results is a cornerstone of solid research, but scientists are rarely recognized for successfully reproducing published findings, much less for demonstrating that scientific findings cannot be reproduced. However, failure to reproduce a finding may su...
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Wave of medical police state refugees to flee California if SB 277 signed into law... Gov. Brown to declare war on children... no child safe

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(NaturalNews) California will be the origin of America's first wave of medical police state refugees fleeing medical tyranny if Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 277 into law.SB 277 is California's pharma-funded vaccine assault on all parents and children. It would eliminate all personal...Ads from Inore...

Is mindfulness-based therapy ready for rollout to prevent relapse and recurrence in depression?

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Doubts that much of clinical or policy significance was learned from a recent study published in Lancet Promoters of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) notoriously established a record for academics endorsing a psychotherapy as better than alternatives, in the absence … Continue reading »...
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'Healthy Brain, Happy Life' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt

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Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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Soft-tissue engineering for hard-working cartilage

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An international study published in the journal Nature Communications points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of restoring cartilage, which requires both flexibility and mechanical strength, the research...
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Are you going too far in your quest to keep well?

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Feel perpetually guilty that you're not doing enough to stay healthy? Wellness is all the rage – but we don't really know what it is. That's got to change

Learning entrepreneurship: Starting a business is a matter of adequate training

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The capacity to think and act in entrepreneurial terms is present in many people -- unbeknown to most of them. Action-oriented entrepreneurship training sessions can unlock dormant potential and awaken entrepreneurial spirit, according to new findings.

Physicists observe attosecond real-time restructuring of electron cloud in molecule

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The recombination of electron shells in molecules, taking just a few dozen attoseconds (a billionth of a billionth of a second) can now be viewed 'live,' thanks to a new method.

Where do the happiest children live?

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Children in European countries tend to report higher levels of satisfaction with their friendships while children in African countries tend to be happier with their school lives. Children in northern European countries are particularly dissatisfied with their appearance and self-confidence. Most ...

Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized

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(NaturalNews) Despite the insidious attempts of the corporate-controlled U.S. media to censor the stories about the deadly side effects of vaccines, the truth keeps surfacing. The latest vaccine tragedy to strike has killed two babies in Mexico and sent 37 more to the hospital with...

Tameness is in the genes

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Taming affects common genes in multiple species.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Using a new laser process to custom shape optical fibers

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Modern medicine relies on optical fibers to cauterize unhealthy veins in a minimally invasive way. Now, researchers have developed a laser processing method that facilitates automated series manufacture of these fibers at a much finer quality than ever before.

Enhanced Ultra-low Attachment Plate for Scaffold-free 3D Cell Culture

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GravityTRAP ULA Plate design simplifies medium exchange and improves imaging during spheroid production and culture.
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Pioneering facial recognition cane for the blind

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A revolutionary ‘smart’ cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at a British university. The ‘XploR’ mobility cane uses smartphone technology to recognize familiar faces from up to 10 metres away. The cane al...

Bill Gates' Quest to Determine Why Children Are Dying

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When it comes to child deaths, the world has made great strides in the past 25 years. "In 1990, one in ten children in the world died before age 5," Bill and Melinda Gates write on their blog. But thanks to things like vaccines and better nutrition, "today, it's one in 20." The death rate for ch...
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Customers will pay more today if there's payback later, shows equal billing study

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A study of the best ways to structure equal billing plans says that smart companies should set them up so that customers get money back at the end of the term. Not only do they think they prefer to pay a little more each month to make sure they get that refund later but after having experienced a...

'Freezing a bullet' to find clues to ribosome assembly process

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Finding out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion has been the focus of recent research. Ribosomes are vital to the function of all living cells. Using the genetic information from RNA, these large molecular complexes build proteins by linking amino acids ...
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The dark side of cannabis: Panic attacks, nausea

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Although the use of cannabis as a medical drug is currently booming, we should not forget that leisure time consumption -- for example, smoking weed -- can cause acute and chronic harms. These include panic attacks, impaired coordination of movement, and nausea, as researchers show. The symptoms ...

What happens at a slapping workshop?

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The BBC takes a look at the controversial methods touted by Xiao Hongchi, founder of the slapping and stretching "self-healing" method known as paida lajin.

Digoxin increases the risk of early death in patients with heart problems, large study shows

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There is conflicting evidence about whether digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, might contribute to an increase in deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Now, the largest review of all the evidence to date...

Hearts on Trial

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As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.

Screening for bacteriuria in pregnant women: Benefit unclear

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It remains unclear whether screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women causes more benefit or harm. The results of studies from the 1960s are not applicable to the current situation, reviewers say. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom

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Scientists have developed a portable invisibility cloak that can be taken into classrooms and used for demonstrations. It can't hide a human, but it can make small objects disappear from sight without specialized equipment. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

'Dead zones' found in Atlantic open waters: Moving west, could lead to mass fish kills

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Researchers have discovered areas with extremely low levels of oxygen in the tropical North Atlantic, several hundred kilometers off the coast of West Africa. The levels measured in these 'dead zones' are the lowest ever recorded in Atlantic open waters. The dead zones are created in eddies, swir...

Better evidence needed to guide EU efforts to increase hep B and C testing

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The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review of 136 studies presented today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015.
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When Hospitals Move, Who Gets Left Behind?

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BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Nearly as old as the railroad that slices through this southern Illinois city just east of the Mississippi River, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has been a downtown bedrock since 1875. Started by three nuns from a Franciscan order in Germany, the Catholic hospital still seeks “to...

DNA study could shed light on how genetic faults trigger disease

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A new technique that identifies how genes are controlled could help scientists spot errors in the genetic code which trigger disease, a study suggests.

Making waves with robotic ultrasound between New York and Chicago

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A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago.

Researchers find genetic link between overactive and underactive immune systems

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In the largest genetic study to date of a challenging immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a “missing link” between overactive and underactive immune activity. The gene candidate also plays a key role in autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumato...
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Seven days: 17–23 April 2015

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The week in science: Nobel laureate leads stem-cell initiative; German science gets a boost; and comet spews dust from its dark side.Nature 520 412 doi: 10.1038/520412a

California moves closer to tightening child vaccination laws

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State education committee passes a bill banning parents exempting kids from vaccination because of "personal beliefs", as lawmakers around the world discuss similar measures
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Jolt of java helps spermbots in final race to the finish

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Caffeine gives brief boost to tiny swimming robots made from bull sperm, helping them to ferry drugs around the body or help in reproductive technologiesAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Millimeter-sized stones formed our planet

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Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. Our own planet also has its origins in the same process, a cosmic ocean of millimeter-sized particles that orbited the young sun, according to new research. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Type 1 diabetes: On the way to an insulin vaccine

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Pseudoscience claims about vaccines are seemingly hitting a fever pitch. Despite that, a new vaccine may be on the horizon for children at risk for diabetes, and that is a good thing. Researchers have found that children at risk for type 1 diabetes, who were given daily doses of oral insulin, de...
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Labels on front of food packaging can enable healthier choices, new research finds

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Front of package nutrition labels can enable consumers to make healthier food choices, a team of researchers has found. "Front of package food labeling is an important tool in helping consumers to make healthier choices and to encourage the industry to provide healthier foods," said the study's l...

Scaled-up version of our solar system 130 light-years away

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Astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey. The findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a 'scaled-up' version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.

Cancer gene unintentionally ends the life of cancer cells, turns off life supporting genes

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Myc cancer gene makes cells to commit suicide by repressing life supporting "well-being" genes, a new study suggests. These findings provide new opportunities to develop drugs, which could switch Myc from a cancer driver gene to a deadly assassin of the cancer cells, and encourages a rethinking o...

Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

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Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported and debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and can significantly reduce an individual's quality of life. Unlike the tiredness that we all experience sometimes, fatigue in those with MS can have a hugely negative impact -- it can limit or stop...