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Drug a dud for diastolic heart failure

A drug that blocks the action of a key hormone did not significantly improve a set of cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diastolic heart...

Spinal stimulation helps 4 paralyzed patients regain voluntary movement

Four people with paraplegia are able to voluntarily move previously paralyzed muscles as a result of a novel therapy that involves electrical stimulation of...

HIV-infected men at increased risk for heart disease

The buildup of soft plaque in arteries that nourish the heart is more common and extensive in HIV-infected men than HIV-uninfected men, independent of...

Weaker Gut Instinct Makes Teens Open to Risky Behavior

Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the...

Researchers find anti-suicidal properties of ketamine

In patients with treatment resistant depression who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, experts at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs...

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis...

Canal between ears helps alligators pinpoint sound

By reptile standards, alligators are positively chatty. They are the most vocal of the non-avian reptiles and are known to be able to pinpoint...

High plasticizer levels in males linked to delayed pregnancy for female...

Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common forms of phthalates, chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products, take longer...

Low doses of anti-anxiety drugs rebalance the autistic brain

New research in mice suggests that autism is characterized by reduced activity of inhibitory neurons and increased activity of excitatory neurons in the brain,...

Social ties influence who wins certain Hollywood movie awards

When it comes to Oscars and some other Hollywood movie awards, who your friends are affects whether you win, according to a new study. "Sociological...

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