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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sleep loss boosts hunger, unhealthy food choices

Cutting back on sleep boosts levels of a chemical signal that can enhance the pleasure of eating snack foods and increase caloric intake, report…
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Scientists identify gene that regulates growth of melanoma

A gene in melanoma that can dramatically affect the growth of the disease has been identified by a team of researchers. The findings provide…
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Does daylight saving time increase risk of stroke?

Turning the clock ahead or back one hour during daylight saving time transitions may be tied to an increased risk of ischemic stroke, but…
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Using new drug screening tool, researchers identify potential treatments for Ewing Sarcoma

In a first-of-its-kind-study, researchers have discovered and applied a new screening technique capable of testing thousands of potential drug compounds to see if those…
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Less than half of pediatricians inquire about maternal mental health

Although asking about maternal depression increased among pediatricians by about 30 percent between 2004 and 2013, less than half of pediatricians usually screen for…
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Shaving time to test antidotes for nerve agents

Imagine you wanted to know how much energy it took to bike up a mountain, but couldn’t finish the ride to the peak yourself….
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Unlocking the secrets of squid sucker ring teeth

A squid has more in common with a spider than you may think. The razor-sharp ‘teeth’ that ring the suckers found on some squid…
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Study points to cannabis’ effect on emotion processing

According to researchers, cannabis significantly affects users’ ability to recognize, process and empathize with human emotions like happiness, sadness and anger.

Ozone depletion chemicals: Tracking down lingering source of carbon tetrachloride emissions

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), once commonly used as a cleaning agent, is an ozone-depleting chemical. Despite a worldwide ban, a new study reports that CCl4…
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Scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars’ moon Phobos formed: Phobos in the mid- and far-ultraviolet

In late November and early December 2015, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to the Martian…
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Sexual health communication between Asian-American adolescents and health-care providers

Health care providers play an important role in providing accurate information to adolescents about sexual health issues, including prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted…
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Female fertility is dependent on functional expression of the E3 ubiquitin ligase Itch

Protein ubiquitination is known to result in its proteasomal degradation or to serve as a signal for tissue-specific cellular functions. Here it is reported…
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