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Learning More About Lymph Nodes Could Help Develop New Cancer Drugs

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:49

When recognizing a threat, dendritic cells make a molecule called CLEC-2, and this instructs the cells lining the lymph nodes to expand, thus allowing for an influx of disease-fighting cells.


Tracking Infectious Disease With Pattern-Seeking Drones

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:59

Scientists demonstrate how drones may be used to understand the environmental factors influencing the spread of infectious diseases.


Self-Harm As A Teenager Sets A Trajectory For Life

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:00

Self-harming teens are more likely than others to encounter difficulties, including at school and at work, later in life.


New Implant Could Replace Your Reading Glasses [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:02

Soon enough middle-aged people will have the option of replacing their reading glasses with a thin corneal implant.


Can Your Face Decide Your Fate?

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:45

A new review of recent studies finds people rely on arbitrary facial traits, a systemic bias referred to as "face-ism," to make important decisions.

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Prison Inmates May Benefit From Pricey Hep C Drug Sovaldi

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:55

Treating hepatitis C-infected prison inmates with Sovaldi, which costs more than $84,000 for 12 weeks of treatment, is cost-effective compared with other FDA-approved treatments.


It’s Not Your Family History That Will Cause A Heart Attack

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:00

While coronary artery disease runs in families, heart attacks do not.


Your Parkinson's Is Gone, But Now You Can't Stop Gambling

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:00

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs are linked to impulse control disorders, including gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping.


Kids Who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk May Get Weak Bones

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:43

Kids who drink non-cow's milk have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood when compared with those drinking fortified cow's milk.


Roman Gladiators Were Vegetarians Who Drank Ashes

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:46

The Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes as a healing tonic following training sessions.


Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Need Vitamin D, Suffer Without It

By | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:00

Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function following cardiac arrest while also increasing the risk of death.


US Enterovirus Outbreak Continues, Another Infant Dies

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:23

Lancen Kendall, just 5 months old, is the latest victim of an outbreak of enterovirus D68 sweeping across the United States.

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Can Social Media Prevent Drug Use From Becoming Abuse?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:22

The NIH has granted $11 million in awards to researchers exploring the use of social media to advance the prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.


Does It Make A Difference What Gender Your Boss Is?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:09

While more American workers would rather their new boss be either a man (33 percent) or a woman (20 percent), a full 46 percent of workers say it makes no difference.

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Are US Soldiers In Liberia Properly Trained And Isolated?

By | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:50

As they prepare to combat Ebola in Liberia, U.S. military soldiers are receiving just four hours of on-the-fly instructions for protecting themselves against the deadly virus.