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The Mindfulness Trick That Helped One Woman Lose Weight

Surveys have found that 60 percent of home meals take place in front of the television.

6 Coloring Books Adults Can Go Crazy For

Who said coloring was only for kids?  Experts say that the popular children’s pastime could also hold benefits for adults due to its stress-relieving effects. Here are six of our favorites.

What You Earn Is Tied to How You Drink

Dig a little deeper and drinking habits vary widely among some Americans.

Identifying a Key Growth Factor in Cell Proliferation

In two companion papers published in Cell, researchers from MIT's Koch Institute reveal why proliferating cells -- including those in tumors -- require mitochondrial respiration. While there are other ways to make ATP, cells can't proliferate without access to electron acceptors provided by respiration.

Researchers Resurrect Ancient Viruses in Hopes of Improving Gene Therapy

Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. This discovery, published July 30...Show More Summary

Changing Clocks & Changing Seasons: Scientists Find Role for Neuronal Plasticity

A team of scientists has linked changes in the structure of a handful of central brain neurons to understanding how animals adjust to changing seasons. Its findings enhance our understanding of the mechanisms vital to the regulation of our circadian system, or internal clock.

Newly Identified Mechanism of p53-Induced Cell Death Could Aid Cancer Therapy

Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reveals how the tumor suppressor protein p53 works in the cytoplasm to trigger death via apoptosis and identifies a potential cancer treatment strategy.

GW Cancer Institute Approved for a $250K Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The George Washington University Cancer Institute has been approved for a $250,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute to create the first-ever online Community of Practice for patient-centered care.

Pharmacists Help Patients with Hypertension

Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.

Patent Awarded for Drug Developed to Fight Baldness

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to the University of Arkansas for a drug developed through research at the university for treatment of hair loss and other disorders.

"Global Perspectives on Cancer: Incidence, Care, and Experience"

Kenneth Miller, M.D., co-authors a book exploring why and how cancer is treated differently around the world and how those differences affect outcomes.

Electric Fields Signal 'No Flies Zone'

A new piece of research led by the University of Southampton has found that the behaviour of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields.

Moffitt Cancer Center Teams Up with MD Anderson to Discover, Test Novel Agents to Prevent Cancer

Moffitt Cancer Center has joined MD Anderson's National Cancer Institute (NCI) Phase 0/I/II Cancer Prevention Clinical Chemoprevention Trials Consortia. Sponsored by the NCI's Division of Cancer Prevention, the consortia conducts early clinical development of promising new preventive agents through its Phase 0/I/II Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Program.

Evolutionary War Between Microorganisms Affecting Human Health, IU Biologist Says

Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection. Now scientists at Indiana University and elsewhere are finding evidence that an invisible war between microorganisms may also be catching humans in the crossfire.

Former Virginia Tech President Charles Steger Joins Focused Ultrasound Foundation Council

Charlottesville, VA (July 30, 2015) - Former Virginia Tech President Charles Steger has joined the Council of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.

Plastic Surgeons Urged to 'Embrace the Change' to Single-Stage Implant Breast Reconstruction

Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a "one and done" approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant (SSI) breast reconstruction in a single procedure, according to a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Warriors Research Institute Aims to Help Military Veterans and Emergency Responders

The Warriors Research Institute (WRI), part of Baylor Scott & White Health, showcased its latest research accomplishments and ongoing research projects. The aim of the WRI is to improve care for veterans and emergency responders. The...Show More Summary

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