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Cancer expert says public health and prevention measures are key to defeating ...
Is investment in research to develop new treatments the best approach to controlling cancer Would emphasizing prevention bring about more return on investment Should we channel what we are learning about precision medicine and the genome into cancer prevention, not treatment alone Many people believe that the time is right for another big push to defeat cancer, including President Obama, who called for a major cancer-fighting campaign in his final State of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Key brain receptor sheds light on neurological conditions, CU Anschutz researc...
AURORA, Colo. March 3, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that a key receptor in the brain, once thought to only strengthen synapses, can also weaken them, offering new insights into the mechanisms driving depression, drug addiction and even Alzheimer s disease. Weakening or strengthening a synapse can have major implications both good and bad. Strengthening can sometimes be beneficial in treating Alzheimer ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Most teens who misuse prescription stimulants say they use other people's medi...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Using someone else s medication is the most common form of prescription stimulant misuse among adolescents, according to a University of Florida Health study, which found that 88 percent of teens who used the drugs non-medically in the past 30 days said they had obtained the medications from someone else. In the last 10 years a number of new stimulant medications have been approved for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
Beetles assert dominance by being a lover not a fighter, new research shows
Beetles that demonstrate same-sex sexual behaviour may be asserting dominance over rival males without having to resort to fighting, a new study has shown. The pioneering new research, produced by scientists at the University of Exeter, has shown that same-sex sexual behaviour SSB may help assert an accepted pecking order amongst males for the right to court and mate with females. The research team observed the behavioural patterns of male broad-horned flo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 3
What's So Fascinating About the Letter "X"?
What s so mystifying about the letter X For starters, the swastika X or cross has come to symbolize the very essence of evil . And the letter, as signified by the skull and crossbones, portrays death by poison. Yet it also represents virtue and eternal life in being employed as an abbreviation for Christ in Xmas, and for Christianity generally. Such a curious dichotomy only hints at the many convoluted complexities of a letter seemingly designed to beguile ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 3
Expectations, Dopamine and Louis CK
One of my favorite comedians, Louis CK, has a joke about how, everything is amazing right now and nobody s happy. He told this story about a new piece of technology I was on an airplane and there was high-speed internet on the airplane that s the newest thing that I know exists. And I m sitting on the plane and they go open up your laptop, you can go on the internet. And it s fast and I m watching YouTube clips it s amaz[ing] I m in an airplane And then it ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Mar 3
Brief educational program can help curb dating violence among teens
A study by researchers at Bradley Hasbro Children s Research Center confirmed that teens who attend classes about relationships have lower tolerance for aggression and dating violence. Healthier dating attitudes can be acquired after even brief involvement in an anti-violence curriculum. Co-authored by Meredith C. Joppa, Ph.D., and Christie J. Rizzo, Ph.D., researchers and colleagues on behalf of the BHCRC, the study was published in the Journal of School ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Reduce, reuse, recycle: Safe for water?
What would you do without water Farmers in drought areas are especially concerned by this question. As fresh water resources become scarce, one option for water-conscious farmers is to water crops with treated wastewater. This effluent is becoming a more popular option for applications that don t require drinking-quality water. However, there are still questions about how the effluent interacts with and affects the rest of the ecosystem. This is where Alis ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer for Latinas, USC study f...
Latinas who eat processed meats such as bacon and sausage may have an increased risk for breast cancer, according to a new study that did not find the same association among white women. The study, published Feb. 22 in the journal Cancer Causes Control , suggests that race, ethnicity, genetics, culture and lifestyle choices could all affect cancer risk, said Mariana Stern, senior author and director of graduate programs in molecular epidemiology at the Kec ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
How diet influences colon cancer
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Over the past decade, studies have found that obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of cancer. Now, a new study from MIT reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. The study of mice suggests that a high-fat diet drives a population boom of intestinal stem cells and also generates a pool of other cells that behave like stem cell ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Activating brown fat tissue
In recent decades, obesity has become a global problem. The disease goes hand in hand with a dramatic increase in the proportion of body fat. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and the Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases CECAD at the University of Cologne have now succeeded in inhibiting a protein in mice that hampers activation of the useful brown fat in obese mice. When tr ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
Can't sleep? Street lights may be keeping you awake
MINNEAPOLIS - If your neighborhood is well-lit at night, you may not be sleeping well, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. Our world has become a 24 7 society. We use outdoor lighting, such a street lights, to be more active at night and to increase our safety and security, said study author Maurice Ohayon, MD, DSC, PhD, of Stanford ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 2
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