By AlphaVN Research: Yum Brand (YUM) has been recently cleared by Shanghai Municipal Food Safety Committee after being accused of getting dubious quality mutton from a wholesale food supplier. While it has been cleared in the muttonShow More Summary
Have you been accused of playing the race card or the victim card or any other such card? Research shows that people are very harsh in what they say about people who claim discrimination – even if it is clear that the people in question really did experience discrimination. Maybe making the race-card accusation says more about the accuser than it does about the target. read more
A novel approach to obstructing the runaway inflammatory response implicated in some types of asthma has shown promise in a Phase IIa clinical trial, according to U. S. researchers. Their research was presented at the American Thoracic Society 2013 International Conference and published simultaneously online in the New England Journal of Medicine...
A drug commonly used to treat depression and anxiety may improve a stress-related heart condition in people with stable coronary heart disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. Compared with those receiving placebo, peopleShow More Summary
Smart City Technologies Will Generate More Than $117 Billion in Revenue between 2013 and 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the pace of urbanization accelerating around the world, smart city initiatives...Show More Summary
The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) has released its June issue, which includes a consensus statement of the global Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. It establishes standardized definitions, measurements, and other key attributes that will affect research. Show More Summary
Researchers from King's College London have for the first time used a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. This new study, published in theShow More Summary
University of Louisville researchers have uncovered how to create nanoparticles using natural lipids derived from grapefruit, and have discovered how to use them as drug delivery vehicles. UofL scientists Huang-Ge Zhang, D.V.M., Ph.D., Qilong Wang, Ph.D., and their team have published their findings in Nature Communications. Show More Summary
Nearly 20 percent of kidneys that are recovered from deceased donors in the U.S. are refused for transplant due to factors ranging from scarring in small blood vessels of the kidney's filtering units to the organ going too long without blood or oxygen...
By KM Research: When I learned about BlackBerry's (BBRY) acquisition of QNX in 2011, I was admittedly curious about who these folks were and how the BlackBerry 10 OS was "built on a QNX OS." What was it that Research in Motion, and at...Show More Summary
Delayed transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) in hospitalized patients significantly increases the risk of dying in the hospital, according to a new study from researchers in Chicago. "Early intervention improves outcomes for many of the conditions that are indications for inpatient transfer to the ICU. Show More Summary
The decision to limit life support in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) appears to be significantly influenced by physician practices and/or the culture of the hospital, suggests new findings from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference...
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for delivering molecules into single, targeted cells through temporary holes in the cell surface. The technique could find applications in drug delivery, cell therapy, and related biological fields. Show More Summary
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have a negative effect on babies' mental development, according to new research published in The Lancet. Iodine is ingested mainly through dairy products and seafood and is crucial for obtaining hormones secreted by the thyroid gland - which have a direct effect on fetal brain development. Show More Summary
Beauty can come at a cost, but toxic lead in lipstick may be taking it too far. According to a study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers and published in a recent issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, high levels of toxic heavy metals, including lead, were found in some of the leading brands of [...]
Co-sleeping hasn’t always been a hot topic. There once was a time when, among most cultures, bed sharing wasn’t just acceptable – it was the societal norm. Even today, there are countries in which co-sleeping is still considered the cultural norm. Show More Summary
Boston, Mass, May 23, 2013— Existing research shows that bicyclists who wear helmets have an 88 percent lower risk of brain injury, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital found that simply having bicycle helmet laws in place showed a 20 percent decrease in deaths and injuries for children younger than 16 who were in bicycle-motor vehicle collisions. read more
New research shows that households with dogs are home to more types of bacteria -- including bacteria that are rarely found in households that do not have dogs. The finding is part of a larger study to improve our understanding of the microscopic life forms that live in our homes.
An international team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology have identified the strain of Phytophthora infestans that caused the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1852. In the thick of blight, botanists classified it as a mildew-causing fungus of the Botryotinia genus. In the 20th century it was reclassified as Phytophthora but was [...]
If you’re a teenager and you are in the market for a new social network to join there is a good chance you’ll choose Twitter. A new study by the team at the Pew Research Center suggests that teens are abandoning Facebook in favor of micro-blogging. According to the survey more than half of teens...