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Solving the puzzle of Henry VIII

DALLAS (SMU) -- Blood group incompatibility between Henry VIII and his wives could have driven the Tudor king's reproductive woes, and a genetic condition related to his suspected blood group could also explain Henry's dramatic mid-life trans...

Most ‘locked-in syndrome’ patients say they are happy

Most "locked-in syndrome" patients say they are happy, and many of the factors reported by those who say they are unhappy can be improved, suggest the results of the largest survey of its kind, published in the launch issue of the new online journal...

Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans

At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. It's a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. The pilot study, carried out by The University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Scie...

Faulty ‘off-switch’ stops children with ADHD from concentrating

Brain scans of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have difficulty in concentrating. The study, by experts at The University of Nottingham, ...

Brain scans show children with ADHD have faulty off-switch for mind-wandering

Brain scans of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have such difficulty in concentrating. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, may explain why...

UT Southwestern researchers uncover culprits in life-threatening clotting disorder

DALLAS -- Dec. 3, 2010 -- Thanks to findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, individuals with a potentially life-threatening condition predisposing them to blood clots, or thrombosis, might someday receive therapy to prevent the...

Hearing colors, seeing sounds: New research explores sensory overlap in the...

SAN DIEGO -- New research indicates that the integration of senses and functions in the brain is common. About two percent of the population has a condition called synesthesia, in which two different sensations, like color and sound, are experienc...

Sharks and wolves: Predator, prey interactions similar on land and in...

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- There may be many similarities between the importance of large predators in marine and terrestrial environments, researchers concluded in a recent study, which examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States...

Researchers expand cyberspace to fight chronic condition in breast cancer survivors

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Lymphedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling of the limbs and affects physical, mental and social health. It commonly occurs in breast cancer survivors and is the second-most dreaded effect of treatment, after cancer ...

Newfoundland researchers crack the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac...

Montreal -- Researchers in Newfoundland have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer. As a result, they have developed a unique prevention program in which people with no symptoms, but with a suspect gene and a family history, ...

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