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Brain Coverings May Take Brunt of Concussion Impact

December 9, 2013 12:32 pm Videos Comments

There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings report that the brain’s protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact.            

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High Cholesterol Fuels the Growth, Spread of Breast Cancer

December 3, 2013 12:10 pm Videos Comments

A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers report.                            

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Scientists Determine Most Detailed Picture of Key Hepatitis C Protein

December 2, 2013 12:41 pm Videos Comments

Scientists have determined the most detailed picture yet of a crucial part of the hepatitis C virus, which the virus uses to infect liver cells. The new data reveal unexpected structural features of this protein and should greatly speed efforts to make an effective hepatitis C vaccine.

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X-ray Laser Can Generate Protein Structures from Scratch

November 26, 2013 11:03 am Videos Comments

A study shows for the first time that X-ray lasers can be used to generate a complete 3-D model of a protein without any prior knowledge of its structure.                            

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Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 18, 2013 1:37 pm Videos Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise.

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Scientists Study Some Fishy Behavior to Solve an Animal Locomotion Mystery

November 5, 2013 12:18 pm Videos Comments

A multi-institutional research team, led by Johns Hopkins engineers, says it has solved the puzzle of why animals push in directions that don’t point toward their goal, like the side-to-side sashaying of a running lizard or cockroach.      

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Electric Current Helps Brain Curb Pain

October 29, 2013 12:01 pm Videos Comments

Imagine significantly reducing a persistent migraine or fibromyalgia by a visit to a doctor who delivers low doses of electricity to the brain. Scientists are optimizing the next generation for such a technique, called high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation, or HD-tDCS.

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Why is There No Cure for the Common Cold?

October 29, 2013 11:48 am Videos Comments

In a pair of landmark studies that exploit the genetic sequencing of the “missing link” cold virus, rhinovirus C, scientists have constructed a 3-D model of the pathogen that shows why there is no cure yet for the common cold.       

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Hidden HIV Reservoir Larger than Previously Thought

October 24, 2013 2:27 pm Videos Comments

In the fight to cure human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers have been dealt a blow. A new study shows that the pool of inactive HIV viruses that lingers silently in a patient’s body is larger than expected.          

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Regeneration Method Induces New Human Hair Growth

October 21, 2013 12:08 pm Videos Comments

Researchers have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another.                       

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'Biowheel' Wins International Breast Cancer Challenge

October 18, 2013 12:42 pm Videos Comments

A colorful wheel developed bioengineers to visualize protein interactions has won an international competition for novel strategies to study the roots of breast cancer.                       

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Compound in Grapes, Red Wine Could Help Treat Multiple Types of Cancer

October 14, 2013 10:06 am Videos Comments

A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. This research, which studied melanoma cells, follows a previous MU study that found similar results in the treatment of prostate cancer.

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Genes Predispose Some to Negative Thoughts

October 10, 2013 11:36 am Videos Comments

A new study finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly. The study finds that a previously known gene variant can cause individuals to perceive emotional events more vividly than others.         

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‘Peanut Butter’ Test Helps Diagnose Alzheimer’s

October 9, 2013 11:56 am Videos Comments

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler to test for smell sensitivity can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found.                       

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Researchers Sharpen DNA Mapping

October 8, 2013 11:12 am Videos Comments

With high-tech optical tools and sophisticated mathematics, researchers have found a way to pinpoint the location of specific sequences along single strands of DNA, a technique that could someday help diagnose genetic diseases.       

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