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Cystic fibrosis disrupts pancreas two ways in CF-related diabetes

Cystic fibrosis disrupts pancreas two ways in CF-related diabetes

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — A new University of Iowa study suggests there are two root causes of a type of diabetes associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). Continue reading

Hope on the horizon for asthma sufferers

Hope on the horizon for asthma sufferers

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Researchers find our inner reptile hearts

Researchers find our inner reptile hearts

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2012) — The genetic building blocks behind the human heart’s subtle control system have finally been identified. An elaborate system of leads spreads across our hearts Continue reading

Long-held theory on human gestation refuted: Mother’s metabolism, not birth canal size, limits gestation

Long-held theory on human gestation refuted: Mother’s metabolism, not birth canal size, limits gestation

ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) — New research by a University of Rhode Island professor suggests that the length of human pregnancy is limited primarily by a mother’s metabolism, not the size of the birth canal. Continue reading

Stroke disrupts how brain controls muscle synergies

Stroke disrupts how brain controls muscle synergies

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High-definition fiber tractography is major advance in brain imaging

High-definition fiber tractography is major advance in brain imaging

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) — A technique called high-definition fiber tractography (HDFT) provides a powerful new tool for tracing the course of nerve fiber connections within the brain — with the potential to improve the accuracy of neurosurgical planning and to advance scientific understanding of the brain’s structural and functional networks, reports a paper in the August issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. In the new report, Dr. Continue reading

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — National guidelines recommend the use of therapeutic hypothermia to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a heart attack outside of a hospital Continue reading

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

Implementing a therapeutic hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest in acute care hospitals

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — National guidelines recommend the use of therapeutic hypothermia to improve outcomes in patients who suffer a heart attack outside of a hospital Continue reading

New clue on how brain processes visual information

New clue on how brain processes visual information

ScienceDaily (July 22, 2012) — Ever wonder how the human brain, which is constantly bombarded with millions of pieces of visual information, can filter out what’s unimportant and focus on what’s most useful? The process is known as selective attention and scientists have long debated how it works. But now, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have discovered an important clue Continue reading

How aging impairs immune response

How aging impairs immune response

ScienceDaily (July 17, 2012) — Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have uncovered one of the mechanisms by which aging may compromise the ability of the immune system to fight infections and respond to vaccines. The study, conducted in aging mice, shows that administering antioxidants may help reverse this loss of immune function. The findings were published online this month in the journal Cell Reports . Continue reading