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Stress in cervical cancer patients associated with higher risk of cancer-specific mortality

Bottom Line: Psychological stress was associated with a higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in women diagnosed with cervical cancer.<p>Journal in …

Human trafficking victims’ unlikeliness to report crimes tied to police officers’ bias

Police are increasingly called on to combat crimes related to sex and labor trafficking. A new study sought to determine how the victims of these …

Black male educators sound alarm regarding lack of diversity in P-12 classrooms

A diverse and inclusive education workforce can play a critical role in ensuring that students receive a robust, quality educational experience. …

A scientific approach to recreate metabolic evolution in plants

Plants have evolved to produce a variety of compounds that vary from species to species. These compounds play a key role for the survival strategies …

Research cruise explores carbon cycle in deep ocean in Atlantic

ST. GEORGE’S, BERMUDA (August 1, 2019)–A University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-led research cruise leaves for the deep Atlantic …

Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that it’s possible to produce a compound with anti-cancer properties directly from feverfew – …

Physician leaders call for action to create a new generation of physician-scientists

CLEVELAND — In a perspective article appearing in the Aug. 1 issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>, a group of prominent physician-scientist …

Racism influences medical students’ decision on practicing in minority or underserved communities

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A longitudinal study of 3,756 U.S. medical students provides evidence that racism in medical schools influenced their decisions on …

Drug combo heralds major shift in chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatment

A combination of two drugs keeps patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia disease-free and alive longer than the current standard of care, …

Researchers show how side hit to the head could damage brain, lead to concussion

Play contact sports for any length of time and at one point or another you’re probably going to have your ‘bell rung’ by a powerful blow to the head …

Poor methodology reporting makes radiation oncology studies impossible to replicate

Nearly 80 percent of radiation oncology studies funded by the National Institutes of Health involve investigating the effects that radiation has on …

Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces cancer in mice

DALLAS – July 31, 2019 – UT Southwestern researchers have shown that precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut reduces …

TGen and ABL plan global rollout of advanced test for TB, one of the most deadly pathogens

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., and LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg — Aug. 31 — Advanced Biological Laboratories (ABL) is expected to soon begin manufacturing of a …

Space station cell study seeks causes of major diseases

High above the Earth, researchers are conducting a first-of-its-kind study to help patients with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis on the …

Baby spiders really are watching you

Baby jumping spiders can hunt prey just like their parents do because they have vision nearly as good.<p>A study published in the journal <i>Vision Research</i> …

Previously unknown mechanism causes increased forest water use, new study says

INDIANAPOLIS — Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism that causes increased forest water use, advances understanding of soil …

Filling in the blanks

Scientists at the U.S. Army’s corporate research laboratory are developing a new algorithm that could improve image and audio identification for …

Walkability is key: A look at greenspace use

If city planners want more people to visit community greenspaces, they should focus on “putting humans in the equation,” according to a new study …

Low muscle mass in arms and legs can heighten the mortality risk in older men and women

Evaluating body composition, especially appendicular muscle mass, can be an effective strategy for predicting longevity in people over 65 years of …

Advance in understanding of all-solid-state batteries

HARWELL, UK (July 29, 2019)–All-solid-state batteries, a battery design composed of all solid components, have gained attention as the next major …

Clearing up the ‘dark side’ of artificial leaves

While artificial leaves hold promise as a way to take carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — out of the atmosphere, there is a “dark side to …

Uncovering secrets of bone marrow cells and how they differentiate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bone marrow contains biological factories, which pump out billions of new blood cells daily. The non-blood cells that maintain …

You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a new insect-sized robot created by researchers at the University of …

Families of children with rare diseases open to advanced care plans with caregiver support

WASHINGTON–(July 2019)–A novel palliative care intervention developed at Children’s National Health System for caregivers of children and adolescents …

Cornelis Calkhoven to present at the 6th Ageing Research for Drug Discovery Forum in Basel

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – Today Insilico Medicine, a biotechnology company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next …

Transplant researchers seek to fight organ rejection in new trial for kidney patients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 31, 2019) – While waiting on the transplant list, most patients are extremely sick and fighting just to stay alive.<p>That fight …

Mapping Oregon coast harbor seal movements using wearable devices

Wearable devices fitted to harbor seals reveal their movements around the Oregon coast, for a population that has been increasing following the …

Aspirin improves liver function after embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma

Leesburg, VA, July 31, 2019–Aspirin therapy is associated with both improved liver function test results and survival after transarterial …

Plants use more water in soils leached by acid rain, West Virginia forest study shows

In one of the first long-term studies to explore how changing soils have impacted plant water uptake, researchers report that plants in soil leached …