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March 19, 2019

Inflammation Links Heart Disease and Depression

Mar. 18, 2019 — People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists believe they have identified a link between these two conditions: inflammation -- ... read more

People Who Don't Drink May Still Suffer Harms from Alcohol

Mar. 18, 2019 — Harms to people resulting from alcohol consumption by others in Germany in 2014 are assessed in a new ... read more

Bartonella and Sudden-Onset Adolescent Schizophrenia

Mar. 18, 2019 — In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection (associated with cat ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — To identify genes involved in photosynthesis, researchers built a library containing thousands of single-celled algae, each with a different gene mutation. The library, which took nine years to ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Increases in chronic inflammation -- not the passage of time -- is the main reason why injured bones do not heal as well with ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have developed a technique to grow custom-fit bone implants to repair jawbone injuries from a patient's own ... read more

Social Environment Helps Determine Attitudes Toward Risk

Mar. 18, 2019 — Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. New research suggests those gender differences are ... read more

New Research Identifies Potential PTSD Treatment Improvement

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers may have found a way to improve a common treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by changing how the brain learns to respond less severely to fearful conditions, according to ... read more

Brain Research Reveals a Circuit for Cocaine Relapse

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified which neurons are responsible for cocaine-seeking behaviors in rodents and where these neurons exert their effects within the brain. Their work opens a new line of ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have measured high conductivity in very thin layers of niobium arsenide, a type of material called a Weyl semimetal. The material has about three times the conductivity of copper at room ... read more

Google Research Shows How AI Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

Mar. 18, 2019 — As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — For molecular motors to be exploited effectively, they need to be able to operate in unison. However, integrating billions of these nanometre-sized motors into a single system, and getting them to ... read more

Excessive Phosphate Fertilizer Use Can Reduce Microbial Functions Critical to Crop Health

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists set out to determine if nutrient history changed the function of soil microorganisms. The answer seems to be yes, and that soil treated with high amounts of phosphate can result in poorer ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have described several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, or PSLs, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials. PSLs can delay ice and frost ... read more

Breastfeeding Can Erase Effects of Prenatal Violence for Newborns

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers found that breastfeeding through the first six weeks of life acts as a protective factor, effectively negating the risk of IPV the mother experienced during pregnancy on early infant ... read more

Healthy Fats Improve Nerve Function in Obese Mice

Mar. 18, 2019 — Swapping dietary saturated fats for monounsaturated fats reverses nerve damage and restores nerve function in male mice, finds new preclinical research. These data support further investigation of ... read more

Evidence for Ancient Magnetic Sense in Humans

Mar. 18, 2019 — The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists. This interdisciplinary study revives a research area in ... read more

Protective Antibodies Also Found in Premature Babies

Mar. 18, 2019 — Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns. The results should change our approach to infection ... read more

Fast-Acting Psychedelic Associated With Improvements in Depression/anxiety

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and ... read more

Surgery Using Ultrasound Energy Found to Treat High Blood Pressure

Mar. 18, 2019 — A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a ... read more

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