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TGen-NAU study generates Soviet anthrax pathogen genome from autopsy specimens
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Sept. 7, 2016 -- A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute TGen and Northern Arizona University NAU used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR. The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the existence of their biological weapons program. This study, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Mango and the microbiota: Potential role of this superfruit in maintaining gut...
Orlando, Florida September 7, 2016 - Research published in the Journal of Nutrition has for the first time documented the potential effects of mango consumption on gut microbiota of mice. 1 When samples were compared from the beginning to the end of the study period, mango supplementation was found to prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria often induced by a high-fat diet. This is an important finding as specific bacteria in the intestinal tract may p ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Simulation study highlights potential driving risk posed by patients with obst...
The potential driving risk posed by patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome OSAS is highlighted in a simulation study presented today 7 September, 2016 at this year s European Respiratory Society ERS International Congress in London. The study is by Dr Akshay Dwarakanath and Dr Mark Elliott, St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK and colleagues. Some OSAS patients are at higher risk of being involved in traffic accidents. There is significant var ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Is sufficient sleep the key to successful antidepressant response?
Medication is an important part of treatment for many patients with major depressive disorder, but the transition to antidepressants isn t always smooth. It can take six weeks for a person to respond to pharmacotherapy. And with remission rates at about only one-third, the majority of patients with depression could also benefit from better overall response to medication. Researchers at the University of Michigan who specialize in both psychiatry and sleep ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
More evidence that TV ads may influence kids' drinking
PISCATAWAY, NJ - The more advertising kids see for particular brands of alcohol, the more they consume of those brands, according to a new study. The research, published in the September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , adds to evidence linking alcohol advertising to underage drinking. And it suggests that TV ads really do influence the amount of alcohol kids drink. Past studies have found that underage drinkers often have a preferenc ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
New research supports hep C treatment for people who use drugs
Global health experts are today are calling for the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures. So long as these restrictions exist, the goal of disease elimination will remain out of reach, they say. They are gathered in Oslo for the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users , where new research continues to highlight not just the pivotal role treatment for people who use drugs plays ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Mount Sinai researchers pinpoint when cocaine-addicted individuals are most vu...
New research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai using electroencephalography, or EEG, indicates that adults addicted to cocaine may be increasingly vulnerable to relapse from day two to one month of abstinence and most vulnerable between one and six months. The findings, published online today in JAMA Psychiatry , suggest that the most intense periods of craving for illicit substances often coincide with patients release from addiction treatm ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 7
Replacing old memories with new for people who fear spiders
A hairy, eight-legged friend creeps out from under the bed just as you are tucking in for the night. Who does not feel just a slight apprehension
Medical News Today - Tue. Sep 6
Conquer Distractions With This Simple Chart
Is the world more distracting Sometimes it seems that way. With our digital devices buzzing, world events demanding our attention, and more things to entertain us than ever before, it certainly seems harder to focus on what s really important. And yet, focus is exactly what it takes to get things done and get ahead. Distraction might appear more available than ever, but it is nothing new. Over 2,000 years ago, Socrates and Aristotle debated the nature of a ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 6
Seven Steps Toward Better Critical Thinking
It s been said that the problems you encounter in life aren t so much from what you don t know, but from what you know for sure that isn t so. Who said it We don t know, although many people are certain that Mark Twain said it. More on that later. For now, why would it be less hazardous to your health , to productivity , to happiness to not know a whole bunch of things than to believe things that aren t true Pause . If you re sure that you know something, ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 6
The Therapeutic Benefits of Beautiful Sights and Things
Here is a comment from a client, Cammy, regarding the relationship between stress , beauty and internet surfing. Details have been changed for privacy purposes. Lately, I cannot work. I move from writing a brief to looking at beautiful things. Velvet pillows, furry rugs, mohair throws. I wonder, are they soft or itchy what is that color, peach, pink I look at beaches, the blue and green water, and want to be in it, taste the salt. I think I should get back ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 6
Selfish Donald Trump versus Selfless Mother Teresa
We live in momentous times. Everyday a new surprise, a new shock, something new to get our heads around.
Huffington Post - Tue. Sep 6
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