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Mon, 29 May 2017 14:24:11 EDT
Sensing insole for footstrike pattern detection in runners
A mobile biofeedback device has been developed for footstrike pattern modification for injury prevention and rehabilitation in runners.
Mon, 29 May 2017 14:21:05 EDT
Some heart attack patients may not benefit from beta blockers
New research challenges established medical practice that all heart attack patients should be on beta blockers.
Mon, 29 May 2017 13:37:27 EDT
Toward an hiv cure: Team develops test to detect hidden virus
The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: how do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels undetectable. Now scientists have created a test sensitive enough to detect 'hidden' HIV, and yet is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current 'gold standard' test.
Mon, 29 May 2017 13:37:23 EDT
Connecting the dots between dreams and brain disease
Scientists have unveiled a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's Disease. The work reveals REM-active neurons are responsible for turning on and off dreaming. Dysfunction in these cells, called REM sleep behavior disorder is associated in up to 80 percent of the cases with neurodegenerative disorders later in life.
Mon, 29 May 2017 13:37:11 EDT
Remembrance of things past: Bacterial memory of gut inflammation
A team of scientists has designed a powerful bacterial sensor with a stable gene circuit in a colonizing bacterial strain that can record gut inflammation for six months in mice. This study offers a solution to previous challenges associated with living diagnostics and may bring them closer to use in human patients.
Mon, 29 May 2017 13:37:01 EDT
Vision keeps maturing until mid-life
The visual cortex, the human brain's vision-processing center that was previously thought to mature and stabilize in the first few years of life, actually continues to develop until sometime in the late 30s or early 40s, a neuroscientist has found.
Mon, 29 May 2017 11:12:13 EDT
Separating DNA: From hours to minutes
Researchers have developed a glass microchip for ultrafast separation and purification of DNA fragments. The chip, moreover, is easy to produce and cheap.
Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:34 EDT
Body- and sex related problems are separate from other forms of psychological problems
Body- and sex related problems constitute a distinct group of psychological ailments that is most common in middle aged women, according to scientific research.
Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:32 EDT
New 'GPS' neuron discovered
A new type of neuron that might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments, report investigators. The discovery is an important step towards understanding how the brain codes navigation behavior at larger scales and could potentially open up new treatment strategies for people with impaired topographical orientation like Alzheimer’s patients.
Mon, 29 May 2017 09:05:30 EDT
Too much stress for the mother affects the baby through amniotic fluid
If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Short-term stress situations, however, do not seem to have an unfavorable effect on the development of the fetus.
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