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Study Reveals Link Between Protein, Sleep Cycle

May 7, 2015 9:06 am | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Articles | Comments

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, discovered what could become a way for humans to re-set their ‘biological clock’ without light.  This could lead to breakthroughs in treating a wide range of issues, from sleeping disorders to jetlag.

Growing New Bones without a Human Body

May 6, 2015 8:39 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This start-up found a unique way to help the 900,000 patients who have to go through bone-related surgeries each year.

How to Short-Circuit Hunger

May 4, 2015 10:20 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Artificially activating a neural link in mice can reduce eating without chronic hunger.

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Space madness: Long-term Space Trips Could Impair Astronaut Brains

May 1, 2015 2:59 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

When NASA first began sending astronauts out into space, they worried about “space madness” – a malady they thought weightlessness and claustrophobia would trigger out beyond the atmosphere of the earth. It never materialized. But they may have been on to something.

A New Way to Think About Migraines

May 1, 2015 9:28 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This is the second of three research findings highlighted by Dr. Rost, vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology Science Committee, at the AAN 67th annual meeting.

Walking Two Minutes an Hour Lengthens Life

May 1, 2015 8:55 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Want to live longer? Get up from that desk, at least once an hour. Walking two minutes every hour means a longer life. Sitting for a long time strongly increases the risk of death

Chipotle Tosses GMOs, but Will Other Restaurants Follow?

April 30, 2015 11:37 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The national fast-food chain rid its menu of genetically-modified ingredients this week, but other restaurants might not find it as easy to go cold-turkey from the genetically engineering crops currently dominating the market.

Is the World Failing in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance?

April 30, 2015 9:06 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Only 34 out of 133 countries participating in the recent survey of countries in the six WHO regions have a comprehensive national plan to fight resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines.

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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Contributes to Successful Brain Aging

April 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Boston University | News | Comments

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

Sleep Apnea? There May Be an App for That

April 29, 2015 8:52 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Millions of Americans are short of breath while they sleep. Approximately one in 13 in the U.S. have sleep apnea. But to diagnose the disease involves an overnight hospital stay and a sleep study that costs thousands of dollars. A group of researchers at the University of Washington now say they have an app for that – a cheap alternative on a smartphone that could be available widely in a year or two to diagnose the disorder.

Genetic Testing Moves into World of Employee Health

April 28, 2015 4:32 pm | by Tom Murphy, Associated Press Business Writer | News | Comments

Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.

Genocea's GEN-003 in Prime Position to Lead GH Vaccine Space

April 28, 2015 1:08 pm | by Daian Cheng, Ph.D., GlobalData Infectious Disease Analyst | Articles | Comments

An analysis of Genocea Biosciences’ investigational genital herpes (GH) vaccine, GEN-003. 

Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could be Global Game Changer

April 28, 2015 10:08 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Researchers ID Brain Mechanisms Underlying Alertness and Attentiveness

April 28, 2015 9:18 am | by MIT | News | Comments

First demonstration that a common neurotransmitter acts via a single neuron type to enable effective information-processing.

Diabetes Drug Found in Freshwater, Potential Cause of Intersex Fish

April 27, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | News | Comments

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.

Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer, according to a magazine investigation published this week.

Game Shows Mosquito's-eye View of Malaria

April 24, 2015 10:05 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A new game about the life cycle of malaria that can be played on Android smartphones. Officially launched on World Malaria Day (April 25) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its kind which tries to visualize the life cycle of the disease in 3-D.

Pollution Shrinks Brains, Causes Silent Strokes

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes, according to new research published by Stroke a journal of the American Heart Association.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

April 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick | News | Comments

The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

April 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Articles | Comments

The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week.

Q&A: What is Listeria? Bacteria Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream

April 22, 2015 10:27 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.

Nanoscientists are First to Model Atomic Structures of Three Bacterial Nanomachines

April 22, 2015 9:55 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics.

Regulatory and Clinical Factors Limiting US Non-Vascular Stent Market Growth

April 21, 2015 2:36 pm | by Priya Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Devices, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The future growth of the non-vascular stent market by 2021 will be slower in the US than almost every other major market.

Researchers Test Blood-Based Biopsy for Finding Cancer

April 21, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.

Announcing the Winners of The Inaugural Interphex Exhibitor Awards

April 21, 2015 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Here are the winners of the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2015.

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