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Infections May Temporarily Increase Children’s Risk of Stroke

October 2, 2015 | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Although stroke is very rare in children new research published Sept. 30 in Neurology found that the flu and colds may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, and that vaccines may decrease the risk of stroke.

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Bioscience Bulletin: Good News for Fidgeters, Coffee Love, and Water on Mars

October 2, 2015 3:46 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Here are our top stories this week!


Enzyme Malfunction May Be Why Binge Drinking Can Lead to Alcoholism

October 2, 2015 10:48 am | by Stanford University | Comments

A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.


Team Characterizes Genetic Mutations Linked to a Form of Blindness

October 2, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye’s cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception. It often strikes people early in life, and currently there is no cure for the condition. In a new study, scientists has identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia.  


Genes That Protect African Children From Developing Malaria Identified

October 1, 2015 10:39 am | by University of Oxford | Comments

Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child’s chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date.


Researchers Show How Brain’s Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control

October 1, 2015 10:25 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.


"Zelda" Protein Plays Flap-Open Role in Early Embryo Development

October 1, 2015 10:11 am | by NYU | Comments

Biologists have identified a mechanism that promotes activation of genes critical for the initiation of embryonic development.


Rare Q Fever Outbreak Reported in American Medical Tourists

October 1, 2015 9:38 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday.


Using Zebrafish to Observe How Meningitis Infects the Brain

October 1, 2015 8:27 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Researchers from Duke University watch in real time as Cyptoccoccal meningitis moves through tissue, blood vessels and into the brain of transparent zebrafish larvae. 


Particular Brain Connections Linked to Positive Human Traits

September 30, 2015 9:58 am | by University of Oxford | Comments

There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study.


Inroads Against Leukemia

September 30, 2015 9:45 am | by Harvard University | Comments

A molecule isolated from sea sponges and later synthesized in the lab can halt the growth of cancerous cells and could open the door to a new treatment for leukemia, according to a team of researchers.


Seasonal Body Clock Discovered in Animals

September 30, 2015 9:37 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Scientists have discovered the cells driving the annual body clock in animals which adapts their body to the changing seasons.


New Test Detects All Viruses That Infect People, Animals

September 30, 2015 9:21 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.


Pseudo-platelet Drug Delivery System Targets Cancer

September 30, 2015 8:32 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Comments

Researchers are using patients own platelet membranes to coat drugs and use as nanovehicles for anticancer treatments.


How Coffee Loves Us Back

September 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Harvard University | Comments

Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing.


Greater Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

September 29, 2015 10:01 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A new genetic study of over 200,000 women reveals the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as potential interventions.



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