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Women hospitalized 60 percent more than men after emergency asthma treatment

Women with acute asthma who are treated in the emergency department are 60 percent more likely than men to need hospitalization, a study shows. The authors speculate that there are a number of reasons for their findings, including altered...Show More Summary

How noise changes the way the brain gets information

In a study on mice, cells that relay information from the ear to the brain changed their behavior and structure in response to the noise level in the environment. Researchers think the adaptations could aid hearing in different conditions.

Say what? How the brain separates our ability to talk and write

Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can't write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawless...

How relaxation response may help treat two gastrointestinal disorders

Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease and on the expression of genes related to inflammation and the body's response to stress.

Connecting uninsured patients to primary care could reduce emergency department use

An intervention to connect low-income uninsured and Medicaid patients to a reliable source of primary health care shows promise for reducing avoidable use of hospital emergency departments in Maryland.

Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms, researchers find

Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers. Previous studies have found a link between gum disease and prostatitis, a disease that inflames the gland that produces semen. Inflammation can make urination difficult.

Strategy found for safely prescribing antidepressants to children and adolescents

Two new strategies to treat depression in young people have been developed for the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of medications. These strategies incorporate a new understanding of how to mitigate the risk of suicide while on SSRI treatment.

How do neural cells respond to ischemia?

The World Health Organization reports cardiovascular diseases to be the leading cause of morbility globally as the majority of deaths are caused by strokes and ischemic heart disease. Researchers have now specified mechanisms related to the development of ischemic disease.

First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

Researchers have fabricated halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature for the first time. Hybrid perovskites are a family of crystalline materials that hold great promise in the clean energy world.

Accelerated brain aging in type 1 diabetes related to cognitive complications

The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research. The findings indicate that clinicians should consider screening middle-aged patients with type 1 diabetes for cognitive difficulties. If progressive, these changes could influence their ability to manage their diabetes.

Breast cancer vaccines may work better with silicon microparticles

The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists. Model studies showed that microparticles loaded with an antigen, HER2, not only protected...Show More Summary

The media is the message: How stem cells grow depends on what they grow up in

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) possess the ability to grow into almost any kind of cell, which has made them dynamic tools for studying early human development and disease, but much depends upon what they grow up in. Researchers used a powerful statistical tool called 'design of experiments' or DOE to determine the optimal cell culture formula to grow and produce hPSCs.

Profiling approach to enable right lung cancer treatment match

A new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples has been developed by researchers, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for patients.

New formula for high-strength shotcrete: Protecting tunnels from fires and terrorist attacks

Engineers have developed a shotcrete which is much more robust than traditional concrete. It can render tunnels, bridges and other constructions more resistant against fires and explosions. The new formula includes 140 kilograms steel fibers per cubic meter concrete – a figure that was thought to be impossible for shotcrete.

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Sea Ice News Volume 6 #1: Antarctic Sea Ice Expands To New Record

Bipolar disorder continues, Arctic reaches lowest maximum extent while the Antarctic sets new records Time to take a quick look at the sea ice situation down under, as I must have missed it on BBC News. According to NSIDC, a new record high has been set for April, beating last year. Ice is above average…

One in five people will develop heart failure

One person in five is expected to develop heart failure in developed countries, a disease with no cure but which is largely preventable.

New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer

Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. Such simulations could revolutionize chemistry, biology and...Show More Summary

Chest strap heart rate monitor

Scientists have developed a novel chest strap device for the long-term monitoring of patients with heart and circulatory problems. What is special about the new system is that it records an electrocardiogram (ECG) of the wearer. It is also self-moistening, which is essential for reliable signal monitoring.

New laser-light source to shed light on fundamental physics

With the aid of extremely short and highly intense pulses of laser light, scientists have made great strides in their efforts to observe and control particle motions outside the confines of atomic nuclei. Indeed, the future of electronics lies in optical control of electron flows. Show More Summary

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