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IL28B gene predicts treatment outcome for liver transplantation patients

German researchers have found a significant association of IL28B genotypes to interferon-based antiviral treatment outcome, and to graft inflammation caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). The study determined that the presence of G-allele serves as a m...

Gender gap: Selection bias snubs scholarly achievements of female scientists

Women scientists must confront sexism when competing for awards that recognize their research, according to a new analysis. Research funded by the National Science Foundation and sponsored by the Association for Women in Science found that female ...

Payoffs of long-term investment in education research

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Leading scholars and private foundation presidents shared the Capitol Hill stage to highlight the payoffs of long-term investment in education research at a Capitol Hill briefing on Monday, February 14, 2011. Speakers emphasized ...

Bad things seem even worse if people have to live through...

WASHINGTON -- When people think unpleasant events are over, they remember them as being less painful or annoying than when they expect them to happen again, pointing to the power of expectation to help people brace for the worst, according to stud...

More research needed on diet and environmental influences on childhood asthma

St. Louis, MO, January 24, 2011 -- Asthma is one of the world's most common chronic diseases, affecting as many as 300 million people. It is estimated that by 2025 there could be an additional 100 million people with the disease. This rapid increas...

Biracial and passing — as black

WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2010 -- In a country with Jim Crow segregation laws and the "one-drop rule" determining who was black and therefore where and what a person was permitted to be, it's easy to see why those who plausibly could, might pass...

Study finds prayer can help handle harmful emotions

WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2010 -- Those who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist. The 75 percent of Americans who pray on a weekly basis do so to manage a range...

Parents’ influence on children’s eating habits is limited

As primary caregivers, parents are often believed to have a strong influence on children's eating behaviors. However, previous findings on parent-child resemblance in dietary intakes are mixed. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ...

Cutting-edge salivary diagnostics research presented at AADR 3rd Fall Focused Symposium

Alexandria, Va. -- The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) held its 3rd Fall Focused Symposium on November 12-13, in the Washington, DC, area. This year, the theme was the fast-moving field of Salivary Diagnostics, with a focus on Scien...

New needle-free HPV vaccine increases effectiveness, availability in developing world

Arlington, Va. -- New research being presented at the 2010 FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in association with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition will highlight a targeted inhalable dry p...

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