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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Does obesity lead to more nursing home admission, lower quality of care?

In a study, researchers examined the care that obese older adults receive when they are admitted to nursing homes. The researchers examined 164,256 records…
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‘On-the-fly’ 3-D print system prints what you design, as you design it

An interactive prototyping system has been developed that prints what you are designing as you design it; the designer can pause anywhere in the…
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Ancient anti-inflammatory drug salicylic acid has cancer-fighting properties

Scientists have identified a new pathway by which salicylic acid — a key compound in the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs aspirin and diflunisal — stops…
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The unintended consequences of a hospital’s attempt to improve

As hospitals try to maintain effective and efficient operations, physician call systems can be a critical element in maintaining quality medical care and financial…
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Female heart patients less likely to get blood thinning therapy

Female atrial fibrillation patients are less likely than their male counterparts to receive blood thinning therapies to prevent stroke, say researchers.

Like to get more bang for your sustainability-boosting buck? Here’s how

A new method for assessing and comparing the various costs and benefits of green products has been developed, making it possible for purchasers to…
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Physicist conducts experiments indicating efficiency of fusion start-up technique

A physicist has, for the first time, performed computer simulations indicating the efficiency of a start-up technique for doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks….
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Measuring the Milky Way: One massive problem, one new solution

It is a galactic challenge, to be sure, but Gwendolyn Eadie is getting closer to an accurate answer to a question that has defined…
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Nature conserves its most vital DNA by multitasking, researchers show

Authors of a new report describe and define ‘ultraconserved’ as 50 base pairs long DNA elements found in all 12 Drosophila species they studied…
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High blood pressure linked to short-, long-term exposure to some air pollutants

High blood pressure was associated with short-term and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with the burning/combustion of fossil fuels, dust and…
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‘Baby talk’ can help songbirds learn their tunes

Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting…
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Large global range of prices for hepatitis C medicines raises concerns about affordability

The prices and affordability of recently developed and highly effective direct-acting antivirals for treating hepatitis C vary greatly among countries worldwide, according to a…
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