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Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Combat COPD?

The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.6 million to Rochester researchers to study a group of compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids and their ability to combat inflammation caused by […]

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Study: Porches an Overlooked Lead Hazard

A new study in the journal Environmental Health indicates that porches in older homes can be a significant source of lead dust and that housing regulations – which have been […]

Climate puzzle over origins of life on Earth

Early Mesoamericans affected by climate change

Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for the region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and found the population drastically declined in the past, at least in […]

Using stem cells to grow new hair

Using stem cells to grow new hair

In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development […]

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Is the medical match fair?

Study finds the demand for positions strongly influences medical residents’ salaries. When medical-school graduates apply for their residencies, they use a centralized clearinghouse that matches applicants with jobs. This system […]

Engineering self-assembling amyloid fibers

Engineering self-assembling amyloid fibers

Nature has many examples of self-assembly, and bioengineers are interested in copying or manipulating these systems to create useful new materials or devices. Amyloid proteins, for example, can self-assemble into […]