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Toxin from salmonid fish has potential to treat cancer

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Photo: Fish is swimming in the water [29/07/2015] Pathogenic bacteria develop killer machines that work very specifically and highly efficiently. Scientists from the University of Freiburg have solved the molecular mechanism of a fish toxin that could be used in the future as a medication to treat cancer. Toxin from salmonid fish has potential to treat cancer - Read more

How the lung repairs its wounds

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Photo: Physician is looking at a lungs' X-ray [15/07/2015] In collaboration with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Biochemistry, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now, for the first time, gained detailed insights into the dynamic remodeling of the tissue during lung repair.How the lung repairs its wounds - Read more

Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts

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Photo: Roboter with picture of a patient on it [25/06/2015] Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use.Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts - Read more

Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

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Photo: Woman trying to sleep [22/06/2015] New research comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting shows that access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the amount of sleep humans get each night. The Research is the first study to document this relationship in the field.Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep - Read more

Our brains prepare us to be social while resting

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Photo: Girl looking to her side [29/05/2015] A new study by University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) neuroscientists sheds light on why Facebook is such a popular diversion for people who feel like taking a break. Their research shows that even during quiet moments, our brains are preparing us to be socially connected to other people.Our brains prepare us to be social while resting - Read more

No consistent standards in children's hospital environments

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Photo: A colorfully painted hospital room for children [23/04/2015] The sound, light and temperature levels in pediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards, according to a new study.No consistent standards in children's hospital environments - Read more

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

Photo: A green maple leaf [21/04/2015] A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics? - Read more

Mountain rescue: Can resuscitation be delayed?

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Photo: An evac helicopter lands in a skiing area [01/04/2015] A team of researchers lays the foundation for new resuscitation guidelines for severely hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest.Mountain rescue: Can resuscitation be delayed? - Read more

EDCs: annual costs exceed €150 billion

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Photo: A lot of blue plastic bottles [09/03/2015] A new economic analysis found exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) likely costs the European Union €157 billion ($209 billion) a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential.EDCs: annual costs exceed €150 billion - Read more

Cone snail venom holds promise for medical treatments

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Photo: Man holding a cone snail in his hand [15/01/2015] The venom is extraordinary complex mixture of compounds with medicinal properties. They could be used to treat cancer and addictions.Cone snail venom holds promise for medical treatments - Read more

 
 

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