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Public exposure leads to an increase in corrections to the scientific...

Individuals who wish to identify potential problems in the scientific literature can either choose to report their grievances privately (with the expectation that the...

Feeling in control may increase longevity

High sense of self-determination could make a difference in living healthier lives Do you believe in your own ability to succeed, or do you believe...

Finding Points to Possible New Parkinson’s Therapy

When properly manipulated, support cells called astrocytes found in the brain could provide a new approach to treating Parkinson’s disease. These findings, which were made...

Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Liver Failure-Related Seizures

A study out today in the journal Nature Medicine suggests a potential new treatment for the seizures that often plague children with genetic metabolic disorders and...

Menstrual Cycle Influences Concussion Outcomes

Researchers found that women injured during the two weeks leading up to their period (the premenstrual phase) had a slower recovery and poorer health...

30-year study finds no link between mercury exposure and autism-like behaviors

The potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain – specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy – has...

Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck’ May Hold Key to Treating Alzheimer’s and Other...

In a perspective piece appearing today in the journal Science, researchers at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) point to a newly discovered system...

Scheduled deliveries raise risks for mothers, do not benefit newborns

Inducing labor without a medical reason is associated with negative outcomes for the mother, including increased rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss and an extended length of stay in the hospital, and does not provide any benefit for the ...

Family mealtimes play a role in health of children with asthma

The amount of time families spend eating meals together has been linked to the health and well-being of children and teens, with families who eat together regularly reporting declines in substance abuse, eating disorders, and unhealthy weight in the...

Unexpected find opens up new front in effort to stop HIV

HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned. While the finding helps explain why HIV remains such a formidable foe after three decades of research -- more than 30 m...

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