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Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly

Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly

Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. Continue reading

Mutation associated with cleft palate in humans, dogs identified

Mutation associated with cleft palate in humans, dogs identified

Scientists studying birth defects in humans and purebred dogs have identified an association between cleft lip and cleft palate — conditions that occur when the lip and mouth fail to form properly during pregnancy — and a mutation in the ADAMTS20 gene. Continue reading

Using feminist theory to understand male rape

Using feminist theory to understand male rape

Decades of feminist research have framed rape and sexual assault as a ‘women’s issue’, leaving little room for the experiences of male victims. Continue reading

Scientific breakthrough will help design antibiotics of the future

Scientific breakthrough will help design antibiotics of the future

Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the role of enzymes in the bacteria, which split the structure of the antibiotic and stop it working, making the bacteria resistant. The new findings, published in Chemical Communications , show that it’s possible to test how enzymes react to certain antibiotics. It’s hoped this insight will help scientists to develop new antibiotics with a much lower risk of resistance, and to choose the best medicines for specific outbreaks. Continue reading

Blood Test Helps Predict Relapse in Patients with Autoimmune Disease Affecting the Kidneys

Blood Test Helps Predict Relapse in Patients with Autoimmune Disease Affecting the Kidneys

In patients with an autoimmune disease that often involves the kidneys, monitoring the blood for autoantibodies may help doctors predict the chance of relapse. The findings are from a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ( JASN ). Such measures may help protect patients’ kidney health. Continue reading

Researchers look to exploit females’ natural resistance to infection

Researchers look to exploit females’ natural resistance to infection

Researchers have linked increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice to an enzyme activated by the female sex hormone estrogen. Females are naturally more resistant to respiratory infections than males. Now, an international team of scientists has shown that increased resistance to bacterial pneumonia in female mice is linked to the enzyme nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3) Continue reading

Defective gene renders diarrhea vaccine ineffective

Defective gene renders diarrhea vaccine ineffective

Acute diarrheal illnesses cause nearly one-fifth of all child deaths in developing countries. The most common cause is rotavirus. Continue reading

Discovery of cellular snooze button advances cancer, biofuel research

Discovery of cellular snooze button advances cancer, biofuel research

The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer. Continue reading

An end to needle phobia: Device could make painless injections possible

An end to needle phobia: Device could make painless injections possible

Imagine no tears during infant vaccines and no fear of the needle for those old enough to know what’s coming. Such painless injections could be possible with a device that applies pressure and vibration while the needle is inserted in the skin, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting Continue reading

Efficacy of ‘natural’ bed bug pesticides compared

Efficacy of ‘natural’ bed bug pesticides compared

Concerns over human-insecticide exposure has stimulated the development of alternative bed bug control materials, and many essential oil-based pesticides and detergent insecticides have been developed in recent years. But how well do they work Continue reading