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Number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed, study finds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:56:41 -0500

The number of U.S. women taking maternity leave has not changed in 22 years despite factors that suggest it should be increasing, a new study found.



NYU Langone scientists discover mechanism behind many disease-related genetic deletions

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:45:25 -0500

Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered the mechanisms behind a genetic change known to cause a set of related diseases.



Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:38:00 -0500

Reinforcing its reputation as a world-leading provider of automated healthcare solutions and medication adherence packaging, Omnicell UK & Ireland has launched a new generation of automated medication dispensing systems, Omnicell XT, at the forefront of technological advancement.



Mental sharpness in women begins to decline earlier than previously thought

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:18:40 -0500

UCLA researchers have found that mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. The study, which followed the same group of healthy women for 10 years after menopause, found that their average decline in mental processing ability was 5 percent during the decade-long period.



Service to screen for DNA damaging compounds released by Merck

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:18:00 -0500

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has introduced CAN MultiFlow™ screening services to more accurately predict genotoxic and mode of action* properties of substances, ingredients and drug compounds. Offered through its BioReliance® testing facilities, Merck will be the first company to provide this service in the United States.



Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:04:22 -0500

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.



Tau pathology underlies deterioration of spatial cognition in Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:57:09 -0500

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have discovered that the spatial disorientation that leads to wandering in many Alzheimer's disease patients is caused by the accumulation of tau protein in navigational nerve cells in the brain.



Study compares effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:53:18 -0500

The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease.



Lipid content changes as cells age, new study reveals

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:57:27 -0500

As cells age and stop dividing, their fat content changes, along with the way they produce and break down fat and other molecules classified as lipids, according to a new University at Buffalo study.



Salk scientists show how microenvironment signals encourage growth of pancreatic tumors

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:48:43 -0500

Just as an invasive weed might need nutrient-rich soil and water to grow, many cancers rely on the right surroundings in the body to thrive.