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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Self-adhesive dressing generates electrical current that promotes healing, reduces infection risk

From precious metals to maggots, physicians have tried just about everything to help reverse the negative spiral of chronic wounds. And for good reason…
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Abnormal brain protein may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease development

A recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously recognized, according…
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Co2 record at mauna loa, the music video: The sounds of climate change

Two scientists put the carbon dioxide record at Mauna Loa to music, and made a music video of climate change.

Giant Thai insect reveals clues to human heart disease

An electron microscope has been used to capture the first three-dimensional image of a tiny filament, or strand, of an essential muscle that the…
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From Pokemon go to birdwatching: How we express our inner hunter

Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokemon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter….
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CDC urging men at risk of Zika to postpone fatherhood

CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available…
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How cancer’s ‘invisibility cloak’ works

Researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body’s immune system, a crucial step that allows tumors to metastasize and spread throughout…
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World’s tallest wood building completed: 18 storeys

The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence — the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys…
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New weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses — difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits…
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Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems

Sea surface temperatures dipped dramatically during a period from 7 million to 5.4 million years ago, a time of massive global ecological change, scientists…
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Formaldehyde damages proteins, not just DNA

Formaldehyde, a common toxicant and carcinogen recently subjected to new federal regulations, may be more dangerous than previously thought, a new study suggests.

Details of mysterious Utah Zika-related death: Transmission by tears or sweat

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this…
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