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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:06:29 EST
New structural studies reveal workings of a molecular pump that ejects cancer drugs
Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, chemotherapy agents. This new knowledge could lead to the design of more effective drugs.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:56 EST
New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half
Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:06 EST
New risk factors for anxiety disorders
Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the individual patients.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:55 EST
Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone
Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good -- but controlled -- communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, if their tone is conversational, these tools may lull users into a false sense of comfort, they add. In a study, people who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website were more likely to follow the health behaviors suggested by the tool.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:17:31 EST
Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age
Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in life.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:10:30 EST
What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust effects were found for maternal depression occurring during children's preschool years.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:20:34 EST
Who sweats more: Men or women?
Sex differences in heat loss responses are dependent on body size and not sex, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during cycle exercise in warm and tolerable conditions.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:47:29 EST
SARS and MERS: What’s Next?
It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people—nearly 10 percent of those infected with what came to be recognized as the SARS-associated coronavirus. Before the end of the year, cases were reported in 29 countries.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:47:27 EST
Desks join the internet of things
The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are enormous, and one benefit may be improving our health.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:21:33 EST
Researchers develop model for studying rare polio-like illness
Scientists have developed the first animal model for studying paralysis caused by virus linked to a polio-like illness that paralyzed 120 children in 2014.
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