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Few pregnant women treated for sexually transmitted infections

Many pregnant women with sexually transmitted infections aren’t getting the treatment they need when they visit emergency rooms, according to a new Michigan State...

Christianity sways meat eating habits of indigenous people

Religious missionaries have been transforming the belief systems of indigenous peoples deep within the Amazon since the 1700s, but the outsiders might be influencing more than just prayer. Research by Stanford biologists suggests...

‘Virtual Moderator’ helps reach consensus in troubled negotiations

A group of researchers have designed a new fuzzy ontology-based system to help people in disagreement reach consensus. This system, which acts as a virtual...

Sign of empathy: Young bonobos comfort friends in distress

Comforting a friend or relative in distress may be a more hard-wired behavior than previously thought, according to a new study of bonobos, which...

Scientists advance magic with ‘cups and balls’ study

Cognitive brain researchers have studied a magic trick filmed in magician duo Penn & Teller's theater in Las Vegas, to illuminate the neuroscience of...

Alcohol abusers’ depression often related to drinking

For problem drinkers, bouts of depressive symptoms are often the direct result of their heavy alcohol intake, according to a study in the March...

Underage youth drinking concentrated among small number of brands

A relatively small number of alcohol brands dominate underage youth alcohol consumption, according to a new report from researchers at the Boston University School...

Canker sore drug points way to new treatments for diabetes, obesity

Researchers at the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute have found that amlexanox, an off-patent drug currently prescribed for the treatment of asthma and...

New genes for short-sightedness identified

An international team of scientists led by King's College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness).Myopia is a...

Molecular ‘calcium sponge’ to tackle heart failure

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and the Lillehei Heart Institute have utilized molecular genetic engineering to optimize...

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