Month: August 2017

 

NYU researchers discover unexpected source for the brain’s development

A team of biologists has found an unexpected source for the brain’s development, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system.

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Researchers show how brain-computer interface improves motor function in stroke patients

University of Adelaide researchers have shown that it is possible for stroke patients to improve motor function using special training involving connecting brain signals with a computer.

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New study reveals economic implications of shift in school start times in the U.S.

The RAND Corporation and RAND Europe have released the first-ever, state-by-state analysis (in 47 states) of the economic implications of a shift in school start times in the U.S., showing that a nationwide move to 8.30 a.m. could contribute $83 billion to the U.S. economy within a decade.

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Researchers decipher how some Listeria strains survive high food hygiene standards

Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that colonizes and reproduces on diverse food products including cheese or meat.

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‘Open gym’ format reduces cardiac rehabilitation wait times, study reports

Changing from scheduled appointments to an “open gym” format can reduce waiting times for cardiac rehabilitation, reports a study in the September/October issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.

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Experimental drug isolated from tick saliva may hold promise for reducing HIV-linked heart disease risk

Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease.

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Wayne State awarded NIH grant to improve outcomes, care for African American adolescents with asthma

A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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Biological testing greatly underestimates true prevalence of doping in athletics

Doping is remarkably widespread among elite athletes, and remains largely unchecked despite the use of sophisticated biological testing methods.

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Researchers use biochemical validation to verify claims of smoking cessation

According to a recent study led by The University of Kansas Cancer Center researchers, a high proportion of smokers enrolled in bedside tobacco cessation programs who said they had quit were misreporting their smoking status.

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FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for children with Chagas disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease. It is the first treatment approved in the United States for the treatment of Chagas disease.

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