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Is estrogen going to your head? Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, say researchers

Is estrogen going to your head? Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, say researchers

ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — Girls are growing up faster than ever — and not only when it comes to their taste in fashion and music. Continue reading

Pharmacists need to provide better information to teenagers on risks and benefits of medicines, review suggests

Pharmacists need to provide better information to teenagers on risks and benefits of medicines, review suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2011) — A large proportion of teenagers regularly and frequently take some form of medication without receiving targeted information about the risks and benefits, according to a review of current research, to be presented at the annual congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) on September 5. Continue reading

Revolutionary three-dimensional model shows how breast tissue grows

Revolutionary three-dimensional model shows how breast tissue grows

ScienceDaily (Sep. 3, 2011) — University of Virginia researchers have developed a revolutionary three-dimensional model that allows them to visualize how breast tissue grows in its earliest stages, giving them the closest look ever at the very beginnings of breast cancer. This work was described in the August 1, 2011 issue of the journal Genes & Development Continue reading

Program helps high school students overcome depression and thoughts of suicide

Program helps high school students overcome depression and thoughts of suicide

ScienceDaily (Aug. 12, 2011) — A suicide prevention program developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a new study Continue reading

Lasers stimulate stem cells and reduce heart scarring after heart attack, study suggests

Lasers stimulate stem cells and reduce heart scarring after heart attack, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2011) — After a heart attack or stroke, heart scarring can lead to dangerously paper-thin heart walls and a decreased ability to pump blood through the body. Although the heart is unable to completely heal itself, a new treatment developed at Tel Aviv University uses laser-treated bone marrow stem cells to help restore heart function and health. Continue reading

A new line of defense against sexual assault

A new line of defense against sexual assault

ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2011) — Smart women know it’s wise to beware when out at a bar or club — there could be more than just alcohol in that cocktail. Continue reading

Can eggs be a healthy breakfast choice?

Can eggs be a healthy breakfast choice?

ScienceDaily (Aug. Continue reading

Catching the West Nile virus in action

Catching the West Nile virus in action

ScienceDaily (July 25, 2011) — Since 1999, several outbreaks of West Nile Virus, which causes fever or severe neurological symptoms and is transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes, have been seen in the U.S., usually during the summer months. But researchers aren’t certain how the virus migrated here — and they don’t know how, or where, it will appear next. Now Prof Continue reading

Catching the West Nile virus in action

Catching the West Nile virus in action

ScienceDaily (July 25, 2011) — Since 1999, several outbreaks of West Nile Virus, which causes fever or severe neurological symptoms and is transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes, have been seen in the U.S., usually during the summer months. But researchers aren’t certain how the virus migrated here — and they don’t know how, or where, it will appear next. Now Prof Continue reading

Stem cell ‘memory’ can boost insulin levels

Stem cell ‘memory’ can boost insulin levels

ScienceDaily (July 13, 2011) — Stem cells from early embryos can be coaxed into becoming a diverse array of specialized cells to revive and repair different areas of the body. Therapies based on these stem cells have long been contemplated for the treatment of diabetes, but have been held back by medical and ethical drawbacks Continue reading