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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Fitness Instructors' Comments Shape Women's Body Satisfaction

Dec. 13, 2018 — A new study found that while exercise -- in this case, a 16-minute conditioning class -- generally improved women's mood and body satisfaction, women felt even better if the instructor made ... read more

Mass Spectrometry Sheds New Light on Thallium Poisoning Cold Case

Dec. 13, 2018 — In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months later, she ... read more

Cannabis-Based Drug in Combination With Other Anti-Spasticity

Dec. 13, 2018 — Oral spray containing two compounds derived from the cannabis plant reduced spasticity compared with placebo in patients already taking anti-spasticity ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — A new study shows that fecal bacteria from sewage are living in far greater quantities in near-shore sediments of the Hudson River than in the water itself. The river's pollution levels are ... read more

Exercise-Induced Hormone Irisin Triggers Bone Remodeling in Mice

Dec. 13, 2018 — Exercise has been touted to build bone mass, but exactly how it actually accomplishes this is a matter of debate. Now, researchers show that an exercise-induced hormone activates cells that are ... read more

Whether a Urinary Tract Infection Recurs May Depend on the Bacterial Strain

Dec. 13, 2018 — Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these infections ... read more

New Interactions Between Ebola Virus and Human Proteins Discovered

Dec. 13, 2018 — Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reproducing ... read more

Novel Mechanisms of Dengue and Zika Virus Infections and Link to Microcephaly

Dec. 13, 2018 — New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal strategies the viruses use to successfully infect their host and a link to ... read more

CRISPR Joins Battle of the Bulge, Fights Obesity Without Edits to Genome

Dec. 13, 2018 — A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA. Researchers describe how a modified version of CRISPR was used to ramp up the activity of certain genes and prevent ... read more

How Teens Deal With Stress May Affect Their Blood Pressure, Immune System

Dec. 13, 2018 — Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Using a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), researchers have uncovered the molecular causes of the condition and its associated brain ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another -- which ultimately stunts critical brain ... read more

Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

Dec. 13, 2018 — No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. Scientists may ... read more

Amyloid Pathology Transmission in Lab Mice and Historic Medical Treatments

Dec. 13, 2018 — A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology ... read more

Regular Trips out Guard Against Depression in Old Age

Dec. 13, 2018 — Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age a new study has found. Researchers found a clear link between the ... read more

New Techniques Better Determine How Ancient Viral DNA Influences Human Genes

Dec. 13, 2018 — New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by ... read more

Septin Proteins Act as Cellular Police to Identify, Imprison and Kill 'Superbug' Shigella

Dec. 13, 2018 — A protein family found naturally in our cells could help stop the spread of dangerous drug resistant infections by using 'detective' like powers to collect evidence of bacterial infection ... read more

Scientists Create Most Accurate Tool Yet Developed to Predict Asthma in Young Children

Dec. 13, 2018 — Scientists have created and tested a decision tool that appears to be the most accurate, non-invasive method yet developed to predict asthma in young ... read more

Researchers Shine New Light on Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes

Dec. 13, 2018 — Physicists are now exploring laser-based technology traditionally used for studying conditions in the atmosphere -- such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) -- to shine a light on the subtlest of ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — A multi-country study finds that large portion sizes in fast food and full service restaurants is not a problem unique to the US. The researchers found that 94 percent of full service meals and 72 ... read more

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