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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:10:59 EDT
Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria
Researchers have modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. In three of the remaining four monkeys, the vaccine delayed when parasites first appeared in the blood by more than 25 days.
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:11:09 EDT
Sleep loss affects your waistline
Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise.
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:08:30 EDT
Air pollution may disrupt sleep
High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research.
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:08:15 EDT
Standardized assessment for students graduating from UK medical schools
A new study describes a standardized assessment that ensures that students who graduate from UK medical schools have achieved a minimum standard of knowledge and skill related to prescribing medications.
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:08:05 EDT
Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease
Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:07:59 EDT
Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard
Achieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. Researchers now show that magnetic order can be created in a two-dimensional chessboard lattice consisting of organometallic molecules that are only one atomic layer thick.
Sat, 20 May 2017 08:53:46 EDT
Practical clinical trials can help find alternatives to opioids
Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based information on how to employ multidisciplinary pain care successfully in everyday clinical practice. A senior investigator believes wider use of practical clinical trials and more emphasis on patient self-management are key solutions for achieving wider use of multidisciplinary pain care to improve patient function and help lower use and misuse of opioids.
Sat, 20 May 2017 08:53:44 EDT
Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity Information
What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent engineer.
Fri, 19 May 2017 15:35:51 EDT
Patients' own fat tissue can help treat joint problems
A new device gently suctions, processes and uses a patient’s own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing.
Fri, 19 May 2017 15:35:49 EDT
Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass
A new process triples the fraction of biomass converted to high-value products to nearly 80 percent, also tripling the expected rate of return for an investment in the technology from roughly 10 percent (for one end product) to 30 percent.
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