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Tick-tock: How to quite literally speed up a woman’s biological clock

Tick-tock: How to quite literally speed up a woman’s biological clock

The metaphor of a ticking clock is often used to refer to a woman’s growing urge — from puberty onwards to menopause — to conceive before her childbearing years are over. New research in Springer’s journal Human Nature shows that there’s more truth to this phrase than you might think. The subtle sound of a ticking clock can quite literally speed up a woman’s reproductive timing Continue reading

How breast cancer ‘expresses itself’

How breast cancer ‘expresses itself’

About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women, clinicians, and scientists searching for a cure to the one of the most widespread yet incurable diseases on the planet. Dr Continue reading

Extensive cataloging of human proteins uncovers 193 never known to exist

Extensive cataloging of human proteins uncovers 193 never known to exist

Striving for the protein equivalent of the Human Genome Project, an international team of researchers has created an initial catalog of the human “proteome,” or all of the proteins in the human body. Continue reading

Breakthrough method for making Janus or patchy capsules

Breakthrough method for making Janus or patchy capsules

Hollow capsules that have a selectively permeable shell are promising candidates as tiny containers for molecules, particles or bubbles, and are becoming increasingly important in a wide variety of applications. But making these kinds of capsules with more than one kind of substance on their shells has been challenging — until now Continue reading

Breakthrough method for making Janus or patchy capsules

Breakthrough method for making Janus or patchy capsules

Hollow capsules that have a selectively permeable shell are promising candidates as tiny containers for molecules, particles or bubbles, and are becoming increasingly important in a wide variety of applications. But making these kinds of capsules with more than one kind of substance on their shells has been challenging — until now Continue reading

Lean patients with fatty liver disease have higher mortality rate

Lean patients with fatty liver disease have higher mortality rate

Despite being of a healthier weight, lean patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have a higher overall mortality rate than patients with NAFLD who are overweight or obese, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). In addition to finding higher mortality rates, an international team of researchers found that lean patients a body mass index (BMI) less than 25 with NAFLD were more likely to be male, non-Caucasian and to have lower rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension. Continue reading

Real-world heart procedure results consistent with scientific research

Real-world heart procedure results consistent with scientific research

The first one-year outcomes data of transcatheter heart valve replacement (TAVR) in nearly all U.S. Continue reading

Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor

Adult cancer drugs show promise against an aggressive childhood brain tumor

The quest to improve survival of children with a high-risk brain tumor has led St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators to two drugs already used to treat adults with breast, pancreatic, lung and other cancers Continue reading