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Into the mind of the common fruit fly

Into the mind of the common fruit fly

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2012) — Although they’re a common nuisance in the home, fruit flies have made great contributions to research in genetics and developmental biology. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is again turning to this everyday pest to answer crucial questions about how neurons function at a cellular level — which may uncover the secrets of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease Continue reading

Libraries to offer cancer support

Libraries to offer cancer support

17 September 2012 Last updated at 21:29 ET Cancer support and information services will be offered in libraries across Glasgow in what is thought to be the first project of its kind in the UK. Continue reading

‘All-Ireland’ heart surgery call

‘All-Ireland’ heart surgery call

30 August 2012 Last updated at 01:05 ET By Marie Louise Connolly BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent Campaigners have called for an All-Ireland network to secure the future of paediatric heart surgery in Belfast. Earlier this year a UK-wide review said that although the service at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is safe, it is not sustainable. It could mean that children would have to travel to England for treatment Continue reading

Evaluate children’s stress after natural disasters

Evaluate children’s stress after natural disasters

ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2012) — As Hurricane Isaac nears the Gulf Coast, one may wonder what the impact of natural disasters are on children Continue reading

Social behavior of cancer cells leads experts to suggest launching ‘social networking war’ against cancer

Social behavior of cancer cells leads experts to suggest launching ‘social networking war’ against cancer

ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2012) — xperts agree that, more than ever before, modern wars will be fought in the cyber zone, targeting an enemy’s communications technology to cause untold damage. Continue reading

Elderly care confusion ‘must end’

Elderly care confusion ‘must end’

14 August 2012 Last updated at 06:55 ET Older people are missing out on help needed after a hospital stay because of confusion about what services councils should provide, a charity says. The WRVS wants local authorities to provide services that allow people to live independent lives when they get home after treatment Continue reading

Growing up grateful gives teens multiple mental health benefits

Growing up grateful gives teens multiple mental health benefits

ScienceDaily (Aug. 5, 2012) — Grateful teens are more likely than their less grateful peers to be happy, less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and less likely to have behavior problems at school, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention. “Gratitude played an important role in many areas of positive mental health of the teens in our study,” said lead author Giacomo Bono, PhD, psychology professor at California State University Continue reading

Healthy seafood comes from sustainable fish

Healthy seafood comes from sustainable fish

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Continue reading

What sets allergies in motion?

What sets allergies in motion?

ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — Allergies, or hypersensitivities of the immune system, are more common than ever before. Continue reading

Naked mole rat may hold the secret to long life

Naked mole rat may hold the secret to long life

ScienceDaily (July 2, 2012) — Compared to the average three year life span of a common rat, the 10 to 30 year life of the naked mole rat, a subterranean rodent native to East Africa, is impressive. And compared to the human body, the body of this rodent shows little decline due to aging, maintaining high activity, bone health, reproductive capacity, and cognitive ability throughout its lifetime. Now a collaborative of researchers in Israel and the United States is working to uncover the secret to the small mammal’s long — and active — lifespan Continue reading