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Alarming error common in survey analyses

Survey data is essential: It tells us who we are and, in the hands of policymakers, what to do. It had long been apparent...

Scientists re-define what’s healthy in newest analysis for Human Microbiome Project...

As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of...

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of...

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...

Stressful environments genetically affect African American boys

Stressful upbringings can leave imprints on the genes of children as young as age 9, according to a study led by Princeton University and...

Antimicrobial from soaps promotes bacteria buildup in human noses

An antimicrobial agent found in common household soaps, shampoos and toothpastes may be finding its way inside human noses where it promotes the colonization...

Newer diabetes drugs cost more, but may not work better

Two newer classes of drugs to treat adult-onset diabetes may be no more effective than the old standby, yet they cost significantly more over...

Engineering a more efficient way to diagnose prostate cancer

Computational models enable doctors to assess biomarkers more quickly and cheaply To diagnose prostate cancer, urologists, such as John Wei, and pathologists, such as Scott...

Whites more likely to use age-appropriate car seats than non-whites

White parents reported higher use of age-appropriate car seats for one- to seven-year-old children than non-white parents, according to a new University of Michigan...

8 million lives saved since surgeon general’s tobacco warning 50 years...

A Yale study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of anti-smoking measures that began 50...

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