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Researchers at Dartmouth College explore how the brain perceives location and direction by recording brain cell activity with microelectrodes.
Jeffrey Taube, a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is using microelectrodes to record the activity of cells in a rat’s brain that make possible spatial navigation—how the rat gets from one place to another—from “here” to “there.” But b... [»]
Researchers at the University of Leeds have identified a crucial stage in the lifecycle of simple viruses like polio and the common cold that could open a new front in the war on viral disease.
Researchers at the University of Leeds have identified a crucial stage in the lifecycle of simple viruses like polio and the common cold that could open a new front in the war on viral disease. The team are the first to observe at a single-molecule level how the genetic material... [»]
The Association for Molecular Pathology recently published the report of the Whole Genome Analysis, providing a detailed and compelling overview of the landscape of Next-Generation Sequencing technology and its clinical relevance and impact on improving patient care.
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) published the report of the Whole Genome Analysis (WGA) Working Group of the AMP Clinical Practice Committee in the November 2012 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD). Titled “Opportunities and Challenges Associated w... [»]
Scientists are reporting development of a new malaria drug that has so far been twice as effective as the best current medicine in laboratory tests.
Scientists are reporting development of a new malaria drug that, in laboratory tests, has been twice as effective as the best current medicine against this global scourge and may fight off the disease with one dose, instead of the multiple doses that people often fail to take. A ... [»]
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have found that moderately high indoor concentrations of carbon dioxide can significantly impair people's decision-making performance.
Overturning decades of conventional wisdom, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found that moderately high indoor concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) can significantly impair people’s decision-making performan... [»]
According to a recent study at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, 30% of kidney transplant patients require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of their operations.
Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Transplantation, s... [»]
According to a recent study by JAMA, there has been a trend of declining average levels of total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for U.S. adults in the last 22 years.
An analysis of nationally-representative data indicates that between 1988 and 2010 there has been a trend of declining average levels of total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for U.S. adults overall, according to a st... [»]
Researchers at the University of Texas have established that there is a link between obesity and cancer incidence, regardless of diet.
Researchers may have discovered a new explanation as to why obese patients with cancer often have a poorer prognosis compared with those who are lean. The potential explanation is based on data reported in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research... [»]
Researchers at the University of Leicester have discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death.
A new study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The study, which combined the results of 18 studies and included a to... [»]
It has long been known that the fungus Trichoderma Longibrachiatum is the most common cause of damp-related health problems, but only now do we understand exactly how the mould harms people's health, thanks to research done by the University of Helsinki.
For more than a decade, it has been known that the fungus Trichoderma longibrachiatum is the most common finding wherever people are suffering from health hazards related to damp building damage. However, it has not been known how this mould – which is typical of most buildings... [»]
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