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‘Sticky’ stomach flu virus stands up to typical restaurant dishwashing measures

‘Sticky’ stomach flu virus stands up to typical restaurant dishwashing measures

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — Restaurant dishes and silverware may be an overlooked place where people can catch stomach viruses, according to a new study published December 6 on the PLoS ONE website. Continue reading

Clinical trial tests if rice bran can reduce incidence of cancer

Clinical trial tests if rice bran can reduce incidence of cancer

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — A recent University of Colorado Cancer Center review in the journal Advances in Nutrition shows that rice bran offers promising cancer prevention properties. Meanwhile, an ongoing clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of rice bran in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer Continue reading

Breath test could possibly diagnose colorectal cancer

Breath test could possibly diagnose colorectal cancer

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — A new study published in the British Journal of Surgery (BJS) has demonstrated for the first time that a simple breath analysis could be used for colorectal cancer screening. Continue reading

Declining air pollution levels continue to improve life expectancy in U.S.

Declining air pollution levels continue to improve life expectancy in U.S.

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Imaging study identifies relationship between stress and seizures

Imaging study identifies relationship between stress and seizures

ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2012) — A study reported here at the 66th American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting has identified a significant difference in the brain response to stress in patients who believe stress is an important factor in their seizure control compared to patients who do not hold this belief. Many epilepsy patients believe that stress is a factor in their seizure control, while many other epilepsy patients do not have this perception Continue reading

Mild vibrations may provide exercise-like benefits for obese

Mild vibrations may provide exercise-like benefits for obese

ScienceDaily (Nov. 29, 2012) — If you’re looking to get some of the benefits of exercise without doing the work, here’s some good news. A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal shows that low-intensity vibrations led to improvements in the immune function of obese mice Continue reading

Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children

Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children

ScienceDaily (Nov. 25, 2012) — Children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism that are visible using various imaging techniques, according to a new study being presented November 25 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Continue reading

Neural interaction in silence: Neurophysiologists study widespread networks of neurons responsible for memory

Neural interaction in silence: Neurophysiologists study widespread networks of neurons responsible for memory

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Reconsidering cancer’s bad guy

Reconsidering cancer’s bad guy

ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2012) — Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that a protein, known for causing cancer cells to spread around the body, is also one of the molecules that trigger repair processes in the brain. These findings are the subject of a paper, published this week in Nature Communications . Continue reading

Into the magnetic resonance scanner with a cuddly toy

Into the magnetic resonance scanner with a cuddly toy

ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2012) — For the first time, Bochum clinicians have been able to show on the basis of a large sample, that it is possible to examine children’s heads in the MRI scanner without general anaesthesia or other medical sedation. Continue reading