MADISON – A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team reports today that the brain can produce and release estrogen — a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the...Show More Summary
Antimalarial drug resistance has hampered malaria control programs for almost 60 years. A key factor in combatting this threat is to ensure that all antimalarial drugs are deployed in a way that ensures that the maximum number of patients are completely cured.
Among internal medicine and nurse practitioner trainees, simulation-based communication skills training compared with usual education did not improve quality of communication about end-of-life care or quality of end-of-life care but was associated with a small increase in patients' symptoms of depression, according to a study.
SEATTLE – One way to predict survival of many types of cancer is by counting the number of tumor-attacking immune cells that have migrated into the tumor in an effort to eradicate it – a sign of the body's immune response to the cancer. However, quantifying these armies of immune cells has been difficult – until now. read more
Among fourth-year medical students completing an 8-week obstetrics/gynecology clinical rotation, there was a positive association between attendance at clinical and tutorial-based activities and overall examination scores, according to a study.
New Rochelle, NY, December 4, 2013–Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announced the publication of the World Stem Cell Report 2013, a special supplement to the peer-reviewed journal Stem Cells and Development. Dr. Graham Parker (Wayne...Show More Summary
Carbon dioxide pumped into the air since the Industrial Revolution appears to have changed the way the coastal ocean functions, according to a new analysis published this week in Nature. A comprehensive review of research on carbon cycling...Show More Summary
Implementation of a multifaceted program to improve patient handoffs (change in staff caring for a patient) among physicians-in-training residents at a children's hospital was associated with a reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a study.
Clamor about whether climate change will cause increasingly destructive tropical storms may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to coastal property — sea-level rise — according to a team of researchers writing in the journal Nature this week. read more
A study shows deaths from motor vehicle accidents among U.S. service members declined to lowest level in 2012. However, motorcycle-related fatalities continue to be leading cause of death.
Researchers believe that television programs for 8- to 12-year-olds may skew their concepts about gender roles. "Girls can participate in everything that boys can, but while doing so they should be attractive." This, according to American researchers, is one of the gender ideals conveyed by tween television programs to their young viewers.
Yesterday I got an e-mail from a a producer at KPCC, the NPR affiliate in Los Angeles, which said: We are doing a fun, little segment inspired by this article in this month’s Atlantic called “In Praise of Fancy Words.” … I am wondering if you might be interested in coming on our show for […]
For what is believed to be the first time, researchers have illuminated the inner workings of an important class of enzymes located inside the outer envelopes of cells. Much to their surprise, they report, these protein cutters, called...Show More Summary
Are there no limits to gormlessness? In tekkiedom it seems not. Over on John Winter's blog we now read a pretty egregious example of special pleading concerning the recent history of the unprotected findspot of the Staffordshire hoard:...Show More Summary
A new article was recently published examining ways to reduce acute care costs without sacrificing the quality of care provided.
For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly over a period of years. For others, it strikes in fits and starts. But all patients share one thing: the disease had long been present in their nervous systems, under the radar from the most sophisticated detection methods. Show More Summary
A SURVEY FOR VERY SHORT-PERIOD PLANETS IN THE KEPLER DATA Authors:Jackson et alAbstract:We conducted a search for very short-period transiting objects in the publicly available Kepler data set. Our preliminary survey has revealed four planetary candidates, all with orbital periods less than 12 hr. Show More Summary
Liberals are for the rule of law when it suits their collectivist, big government agenda, but only then. Peter Berkowitz: The left-liberal mindset endemic on the college faculties and law schools where Barack Obama’s political sensibilities were forged holds that...
I've been asking myself a question these last years. Why did we expend so much treasure to defeat the Evil Empire, the USSR? To become another, albeit lesser, evil empire, the United Socialist States of America? I now hand off...