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Research provides new insight into psychology behind humans' willingness to kill animals

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:48:43 -0400

When reminded of death, humans become more likely to support killing animals, regardless of their existing attitudes about animal rights, according to new research from the University of Arizona.



Researchers awarded $1.8 million grant to develop Transdisciplinary Care Model for type 1 diabetes

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:43:31 -0400

Only 21 percent of adolescents with type 1 diabetes maintain the recommended A1C levels, According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, often related to psychological and behavioral impediments.



Working memory training combined with brain stimulation can improve performance, research shows

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:25:53 -0400

Your Saturday Salsa club or Introductory Italian class might be even better for you than you thought. According to Sandia National Laboratories cognitive scientist Mike Trumbo, learning a language or an instrument or going dancing is the best way to keep your brain keen despite the ravages of time. Not only do you enhance your cognition but you also learn a skill and have fun.



New findings support use of integrative therapies for treating breast cancer patients

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:00:59 -0400

In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other institutions in the U.S. and Canada, analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer.



Artificial intelligence image detection technique offers low-cost, improved screening for cervical cancer

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:55:47 -0400

Artificial intelligence--commonly known as A.I.--is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I. to tailor product ads to customers' tastes quicker and with more precision than any breathing marketing analyst.



Penn State researchers receive NIH funding to explore malaria transmission in Southeast Asia

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:44:20 -0400

Researchers at Penn State have received more than $1 million in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate malaria transmission in Southeast Asia with a goal of working toward the disease's elimination in the region.



Whole-exome sequencing may routinely miss detecting some disease-causing genes, say researchers

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:26:43 -0400

Whole-exome DNA sequencing -- a technology that saves time and money by sequencing only protein-coding regions and not the entire genome -- may routinely miss detecting some genetic variations associated with disease, according to Penn State researchers who have developed new ways to identify such omissions.



Spousal cancer diagnosis can lead to decline in household income

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:53:38 -0400

Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.



UTSW researchers develop new nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets multiple tumor types

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:35:22 -0400

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types.



Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:28:15 -0400

Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.