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Reducing variations in feeding practices and fortifying breast milk helps micro-preemies grow

Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the...

Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes

Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don't grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Cut your finger, and...

‘Dropout’ rate for academic scientists has risen sharply in past 50 years, study finds

Half of the people pursuing careers as scientists at higher education institutions will drop out of the field after five years, according to a...

Dopamine’s yin-yang personality: It’s an upper and a downer

For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to seek...

Early career choices appear to influence personality

In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, 16-year-old students in middle-track schools decide whether to stay in school to pursue an academic career or enroll...

Genetic study of epilepsy points to potential new therapies

The largest study of its kind, led by international researchers including scientists at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), has discovered 11 new...

New light on blocking Shiga and ricin toxins — And on an iconic biological...

Min Dong, PhD, and his lab are world experts in toxins and how to combat them. They've figured out how Clostridium difficile's most potent...

Undiplomatic immunity: Mutation causing arterial autoimmune disease revealed

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers reveal how a single mutation in a regulatory gene leads to immune system dysfunction and the autoimmune...

How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre...

When scientists push people to their tipping point

You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. No, we're not talking about your...

Diabetes remission predictors in bariatric surgery

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have improved a standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system (DiaRem) to extend the prediction time for diabetic...

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin...

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer,...

Potential seen for tailoring treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research...

New generation of therapeutics based on understanding of aging biology show promise for Alzheimer’s...

A comprehensive review of the clinical trial landscape, including current agents being studied for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (and other dementias),...

A code for reprogramming immune sentinels

For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called...

Study upends timeline for Iroquoian history

New research from Cornell University raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America. Until now,...

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes’ appeal to kids

New research from Cornell University suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette packs. The...

Inflammatory bowel disease linked to prostate cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern...

Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces

Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

What’s behind Mediterranean diet and lower cardiovascular risk?

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers insights...

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