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Scientists Explain Mechanism for Effective Mouthwash

June 5, 2015 9:23 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Approach could also help fight other microbiome-related diseases.

Global Warming 'Hiatus' Never Happened, NOAA Says

June 5, 2015 8:11 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The hiatus was originally proposed in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, Fifth Assessment report.

Texas Doctors Do First Skull and Scalp Transplant

June 5, 2015 8:11 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.

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Los Angeles Area Shoreline is Latest to Close Over Oily Goo

June 4, 2015 10:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volunteers and crews scooped up the goo on the beach about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Officials didn't say how much of the sticky substance washed up.

More Reason for Calm than Panic in South Korea's MERS Scare

June 4, 2015 10:42 am | by Foster Klug, Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a look at what's happening in South Korea. 

Mechanism Behind Asthma and Chronic Rhinosinusitis Proposed

June 4, 2015 10:08 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new Northwestern Medicine study suggests that a protein called Oncostatin M (OSM) may compromise the airway’s epithelial barrier, a wall of cells that blocks pathogens, environmental factors and allergens from entering tissue and triggering the body’s immune system.

Years of Good Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetic Hearts, Study Finds

June 4, 2015 10:00 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Result shows importance of patients & doctors balancing risks & benefits of drugs to lower A1C levels, blood pressure and cholesterol/lipids.

Precision Health: Predicting and Preventing Disease — Not Just Treating It

June 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Precision health takes a big-data approach to disease prevention and detection, focusing on the various factors that help maintain health throughout the life span. 

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British Smartphone Eye-exam App Hoping to Reach Millions of Blind Worldwide

June 3, 2015 1:51 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Thirty-nine million people are blind across the world. An estimated 80 percent of those cases were preventable, through proper diagnosis and medical care – if it was available.

Poor Sleep Linked to Toxic Buildup of Alzheimer’s Protein, Memory Loss

June 3, 2015 9:27 am | by UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. Scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep — particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories — is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s long-term memory.

The Growth of Earth’s Supercontinent Spurred Complex Life

June 3, 2015 9:00 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

For two billion years, single-celled prokaryotes dominated life on Earth. No one has known just why/when eukaryotes—vastly more complex multi-cellular creatures, like ourselves, with cell nuclei and incredible diversity—arose out of this (comparatively) bland prokaryotic sea.

Biotech Company Focuses on Developing Needle-Free Vaccines

June 3, 2015 8:31 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A company in the Netherlands is working on a needle-free vaccine candidate for treating human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

Sleep Links Memories, Drives Immunity, Hikes Height—and More

June 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

According to sleep specialists talking on Alan Alda’s World Science Festival panel “What is Sleep?,” the last decade of research has revealed that the sleeping brain links current and past memories, re-rehearses and finesses activities tried during the day, and even secretes chemicals that make teens taller—among other things.

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Federal Cafeterias to Serve Meat with Fewer Antibiotics

June 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.

South Korea Reports its First 2 Deaths From MERS Virus

June 2, 2015 8:55 am | by Hyung-jin Kim, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.

South Korea Isolating Hundreds Amid MERS Outbreak

June 1, 2015 2:44 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

South Korea reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, on Sunday.

Portable Finger-probe Technology Could Help Success of Organ Donations

June 1, 2015 10:13 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.

Researchers Test Mind-Controlled Robotic Prosthetic

June 1, 2015 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This is part of an ongoing series focusing on the way robotics will impact our lives.

Global Advanced Wound Dressings Market Value Will Exceed $3.5 Billion by 2021

June 1, 2015 8:29 am | by Shashank Settipalli, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The fastest growing advanced wound care segments will be hydrofibers and wound contact layers. 

Bioscience Bulletin: Genes, Greens, and Abstract-thinking Infants

May 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Bioscience Technology’s new series Bioscience Bulletin, where we bring you the five most popular headlines from the week.

Getting “Inked” May Come with Long-Term Medical Risks, Physicians Warn

May 29, 2015 9:44 am | by NYU | News | Comments

In what they believe to be the first survey of its kind in the United States, researchers have found that as many as 6 percent of adult New Yorkers who get “inked”—in other words, those who get a tattoo—have experienced some form of tattoo-related rash, severe itching, or swelling that lasted longer than four months and, in some cases, for many years.

PETA and Doctors’ Group Ask for More Animal Testing Regulation

May 28, 2015 10:01 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are asking for better tracking, and a gentler approach, for animal testing in the U.S.

Diagnosing Cancer With Help from Bacteria

May 28, 2015 9:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Engineered probiotics can detect tumors in the liver.

23andMe's Plan to Harness Data for Disease Treatments

May 28, 2015 8:59 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The company's massive database of genetic information it collected over the years will play an important role in this new project.

We Gain 20,000 Species Yearly—But Lose More Than That

May 28, 2015 8:55 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

A SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) team annually publicly celebrates the discovery of 10 of the most interesting newly discovered species, to bring attention to the fact that, if humans don’t take far greater care of them all, we may have a mass extinction of 70% of all species on Earth within 300 years.

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