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Investigational drugs show promise for treating overactive bladder

In a recent study of patients with overactive bladder (OAB), a 30 mg extended release formulation of propiverine hydrochloride was at least as effective and safe as a 4 mg extended release formulation of tolterodine tartrate. Both medications...Show More Summary

Why is there no Labor Party in the United States?

The improbable rise of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign presents an interesting question: why is Sanders, a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist," running as a Democrat? McGill University sociologist Barry Eidlin examines this question through an historical comparison with Canada, a country similar to the U.S. Show More Summary

Researchers identify critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize

Researchers led by Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have identified critical information about the environmental variables and agronomicShow More Summary

Study explores why there is no Labor Party in the United States

WASHINGTON, DC, May 26, 2016 -- The improbable rise of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign presents an interesting question: why is Sanders, a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist," running as a Democrat? "In any other industrialized...Show More Summary

Exploring the rise and fall of alcohol-related mortality in Scotland

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 26, 2016 - New research has found that the rise in alcohol-related mortality during the 1990s and early 2000s in Scotland, and the subsequent decline, were likely to be explained in part by increasing then decreasing alcohol affordability. Show More Summary

Penn Law Review Special Issue on Campaign Finance

Introduction: On the forty-year anniversary of Buckley v. Valeo, and in the midst of a presidential election campaign, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online is pleased to present this Special Issue on Campaign Finance, in collaboration with Demos. ESSAYS … Continue reading ?

Abusive California Labor Law to Be Considered by State's High Court

California has a “mandatory mediation and conciliation process” whereby unions can force agricultural employers into collective bargaining and also bind the employers to the terms of a collective-bargaining agreement drawn up by a “neutral” mediator. Show More Summary

US Navy Testing 32 MJ Railguns

The US Navy is gearing to take its futuristic Railgun out of the lab where it has been tested for to past eight years. In the next biennium, these mighty weapons will be tested in open firing ranges and eventually at sea, where the futuristic...Show More Summary

When doing causal inference, define your treatment decision and then consider the consequences that flow from it

Danielle Fumia writes: I am a research at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, and I work on research estimating the effect of college attendance on earnings. Many studies that examine the effect of attending college on earnings control for college degree receipt and work experience. Show More Summary

New 3-D hydrogel biochips prove to be superior in detecting bowel cancer at early stages

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB RAS), the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCh) and a number of other Russian research centers have developed a new method of diagnosing colorectal cancer. The results of the study have been published in Cancer Medicine. read more

Finding a new formula for concrete

Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete -- the most widely used human-made material in the world -- by following nature's blueprints. read more

New technique captures the activity of an entire brain in a snapshot

When it comes to measuring brain activity, scientists have tools that can take a precise look at a small slice of the brain (less than one cubic millimeter), or a blurred look at a larger area. Now, researchers at Rockefeller University...Show More Summary

The Biggest Racial Lie

David Horowitz on 'progressive' race mendacity. The man is a national treasure. Read his books. Learn something. Related articles David Horowitz versus Slavoj Zizek The Danger of Appeasing the Intolerant Politics

UPMC researchers shine light on common heart complication after lung transplantation

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2016 - Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following lung transplantation, and one that has a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the largest study of its kind to date. Show More Summary

ACP, other medical groups urge Congress to prevent Zika public health emergency

(Washington, May 26, 2016)--The American College of Physicians (ACP) along with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)...Show More Summary

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription

Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) -- which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell's protein-making machinery. Now researchers at MIT and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute...Show More Summary

For millions on long-term opioid medications, change will be a challenge

AURORA, Colo. (May 26, 2016) - A team of researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System recently surveyed patients to understand barriers to reducing the use of opioids to manage chronic pain. The results of those interviews are published in the current issue of the journal Pain Medicine. read more

NASA releases 'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video

NASA's Human Research Program is releasing "Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat" video to highlight its Twins Study which uses omics to study Mark and Scott Kelly's metabolites. Omics is an evolving field integrating collections of measurements, biomolecules and sub-disciplines to provide a more complete picture of health. Show More Summary

NIST, partners create standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

Anyone who's ever covered a wall with sticky notes to clearly map all of the steps in a process knows how valuable that exercise can be. It can streamline workflow, increase efficiency and improve the overall quality of the end result. Show More Summary

The developmental origins of cultural learning

A new special section of the journal Child Development features studies that explore the ways children learn about their cultures, examining the strategies through which children begin to understand and adopt the practices, beliefs, and values of their societies. Show More Summary

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