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Fear of being laughed at crosses cultural boundaries
Laughter is an emotional expression that is innate in human beings. This means laughing at others is also believed to be a universal phenomenon. However, the fear of being laughed at causes some people enormous problems in their social lives. View News Article (2009-10-15)


Victory stance may be a universal gesture of triumph -- not pride -- study suggests
When Olympic athletes throw up their arms, clench their fists and grimace after a win, they are displaying triumph through a gesture that is the same across cultures, a new study suggests.  View News Article (2012-07-17)


Bacterial infections in premature babies more common than previously realized
Premature babies are subject to a host of threats that can result in fetal/neonatal disease. In a study published in the January 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School and the Drexel University College of Medicine found that genital mycoplasmas are a frequent cause of congenital fetal infection. 23%... View News Article (2008-01-08)


Antibiotic use to treat catheter-associated bacteriuria futile in decreasing risk of mortality
With 30 million indwelling bladder catheters placed annually nationwide, patients face an increased risk of developing catheter-associated bacteriuria (bacteria in the urine).  View News Article (2013-10-16)


Forensic science used to determine who's who in pre-Columbian Peru
Analysis of ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been used to establish migration and population patterns for American indigenous cultures during the time before Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas.  View News Article (2012-04-23)


Facebook Photos May Reflect Unconscious Cultural Differences
For millions of Facebook users, choosing which photo to use for an online profile is an important decision. Should it be lighthearted or professional, personal or more abstract? View News Article (2012-06-05)


New test for safer biomedical research results
In cancer research, as in most other biomedical sciences, they are playing a key role: living cells, kept in sterile plastic containers with red culture media populating incubators in laboratories around the world. View News Article (2009-07-31)


No evidence for Clovis comet catastrophe, archaeologists say
New research challenges the controversial theory that an ancient comet impact devastated the Clovis people, one of the earliest known cultures to inhabit North America. View News Article (2010-09-30)


Joint replacement: Does this look infected to you?
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently approved and released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections of the hip and knee. View News Article (2010-09-09)


Hyperspectral imaging speeds detection of Campylobacter
A type of high-tech imaging can be used to distinguish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter from other microorganisms as quickly as 24 hours after a sample is placed on solid media in a Petri dish, according to a study published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. View News Article (2010-08-26)

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