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Tuberculosis vulnerability : Study identifies genetic mutation

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If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that causes tuberculosis. Your odds of encountering the microbe are so low, in fact, that risk factors...

Scientists have mapped the effects of aberrant biological machinery that drives a deadly brain...

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have mapped the effects of aberrant biological machinery that drives a deadly brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The research included development of a genetically engineered...

Acne treatments : new solution using microbiome

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Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming. But new research from Washington University School of...

Anxiety disorders : Synaptic protein regulates anxiety behaviour

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Anxiety disorders are severe mental disorders in which patients suffer from intense fears and anxiety or from sudden, inexplicable panic attacks. In extreme cases, the affected individuals barely leave their homes, which can have...

Treat muscle tremor : Optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement

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For the first time, MIT researchers have shown that nerves made to express proteins that can be activated by light can produce limb movements that can be adjusted in real-time, using cues generated by...

A comprehensive care program for people with dementia decrease the likelihood to enter a...

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New research shows that a comprehensive, coordinated care program for people with dementia and their caregivers significantly decreased the likelihood that the individuals would enter a nursing home. The study also shows that the...

The consumption of sweetened fruit drinks linked to higher kidney disease risk

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Higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda, and water was associated with a higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a community-based study of African-American adults in Mississippi. The findings, which...

Faces draw us in and help us navigate relationships and the world around us

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Every time we look at a face, we take in a flood of information effortlessly: age, gender, race, expression, the direction of our subject's gaze, perhaps even their mood. Faces draw us in and...

Kidney disease : Researchers discovert hat affects more populations than previously thought

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In the largest population genomics investigation to date, a team of researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stanford University, and the University of Colorado have discovered that kidney disease risk...

Researchers have discovered a key mechanism in the brain that may underlie our ability...

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University of Queensland researchers have discovered a key mechanism in the brain that may underlie our ability to rapidly focus attention. Our brains are continuously bombarded with information from the senses, yet our level of...

Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity

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Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart's electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, a new study from UC Davis Health...

How the physical activity can reduces belly fat in humans

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Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling...

Dopamine release in the brain occurs at two different times: When you eat and...

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We know a good meal can stimulate the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine, and now a study in humans from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Germany suggests that dopamine release...

Israeli medical devices startup E-Motion Medical Ltd. has developed a way to restore digestive...

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Israeli medical devices startup E-Motion Medical Ltd. has developed a way to restore digestive movement in patients who, due to trauma, neurological dysfunction or old age, have lost the ability to swallow. The company’s patented technology —...