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Nanorobots: Tiny Doctors Operating Inside Your Body

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:40

New research provides some of the groundwork necessary to one day develop mini-robots that could perform delicate tasks inside your body, including assembling medical devices within your bloodstream.

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Why ‘Poopy’ Loses Its Edge As Kids Grow Older

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:15

A team of researchers explored taboo words and discovered that learning to swear is a natural aspect of linguistic development, though children swear differently than adults and attach more negative meaning to it as well.

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What Neurotic People Lose When They Try Too Hard

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:03

Neurotics, who tend to avoid acting when confronted with both major and minor stressors, were found to simply dislike action more than non-neurotic people while also favoring social harmony more than others.

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What Effect Do False-Postive Mammograms Have On Women's Well-Being?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:57

A team of researchers discovered that a false-positive mammogram may cause women a little temporary anxiety, but it does not negatively impact their willingness to undergo future breast cancer screening.

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How Do Your Nerves Regenerate After An Injury?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:52

Canadian scientists discovered a crucial molecule, a protein called Retinoblastoma (Rb), that directly regulates nerve cell growth and may be helpful someday in healing peripheral neuropathy.

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Sleep Disorders Could Be Eating Away At Your Brain

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50

Researchers have discovered that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder, which causes people to act out their dreams, is a predictor of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Penis Size Does Matter To Women… But Not How You Think

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:15

A team of researchers from the U.S. and Kenya found that every one inch longer in penis length increased the likelihood of a wife’s infidelity by almost one-and-half times.

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Check Your Freezer: 24,000 Chicken Nuggets And Tenders Recalled

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:33

On Saturday, Prime Pak Foods of Gainesville, Ga., issued a recall of approximately 24,000 lbs. of chicken products under the label "Sugar Lake Farms" due to misbranding of undeclared allergens.

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Could A Drug That Targets Fat Stop Colon Cancer In Its Tracks?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:40

Scientists have verified a connection between colorectal cancers and dietary fats by deleting a cellular structure in mice with colon cancer.

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New Ebola Virus Cure May Be On The Horizon

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:20

A team of researchers discovered a small molecule that inhibits infection of filoviruses in human cells and has been effective when used as a drug in rodents and monkeys.

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Researchers Find Possible Alzheimer’s Drug Target: A Protein

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:43

Researchers discovered a new potential drug target for eliminating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, the retromer protein complex, which is deficient in patients with the disease.

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Are Beards More Than Fashionable? Science Explains

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:45

A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has discovered that when beards are rare, women consider them more attractive, yet when beards become common, women consider a shaven look more attractive.

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Ranking Birth Control Based On Effectiveness, But What About Other Issues?

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:38

Ten methods of contraception provide a 95 percent or greater effectiveness rate, according to Find the Best, which highlights Implanon as among the most effective and spermicides as least effective.

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New Brazilian Superbug Spread By Skin Contact, Infects Blood

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:53

A newly identified superbug found in Brazil falls within the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus class and is thought to spread by skin contact. It has the ability to invade the bloodstream and might affect healthy people as well as sick.

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Flavored Liquid Nicotine Appeals To (And Harms) Small Children

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:11

The number of calls to poison centers reporting exposure to liquid nicotine from e-cigarettes rose over the past few years with more than half involving children under the age of 5.

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