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Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:02:56 -0400

Chapman University has published research on substance abuse among transgender students in California. The research looked at students in middle and high schools in nearly every school district in California.



New synthetic antifreeze could make aeroplane wing design, organ transplants more effective

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:57:43 -0400

The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.



New multicolor MRI approach could aid disease diagnosis

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:41:18 -0400

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging--MRI--multicolor.



Study finds link between elemental sulfur use and respiratory problems in farmworkers' children

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:32:00 -0400

Elemental sulfur, the most heavily-used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.



Frequent e-cigarette use may play vital role in smoking cessation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:26:00 -0400

Among U.S. adults who were established smokers in the past five years, those who use e-cigarettes daily were significantly more likely to have quit cigarettes compared to those who have never tried e-cigarettes.



Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:19:20 -0400

Research conducted by a team of Norton Thoracic Institute scientists on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer was published in the August 15, 2017 issue of Cancer Research.



Researchers discover synthetic compound effective at relieving neuropathic pain

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:11:55 -0400

A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway.



Research highlights need for expert treatment to manage subarachnoid hemorrhages

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:51:25 -0400

Research led by the head of the Barrow Neurological Institute and published in the July 20, 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that subarachnoid hemorrhages, which are caused by ruptured brain aneurysms, account for 5-10 percent of all strokes and are best managed by experienced and dedicated experts at high-volume centers with neurosurgeons, endovascular surgeons and stroke neurologists.



New analysis finds link between cloudy drinking water and gastrointestinal illness

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:42:27 -0400

Cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, was linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness, according to new Drexel University analysis.



Patient empowerment may be effective strategy to improve physicians’ hand hygiene adherence

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:23:49 -0400

Armed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half of physicians felt that patients should be reminding providers, according to a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.