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March 03, 2014
Calculating cooperation
Women of different social or professional 'ranks' cooperate less well with each other than men do, according to a new Harvard study.

Exercising during pregnancy reduces excessive weight gain and associated illnesses
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of suffering illnesses such as hypertension and gestational diabetes, or of having a premature birth or a birth by cesarean; furthermore, it also has negative effects on the newly born and increases the risk of infants being overweight by 30 percent.

UC research tests range of electrical frequencies that help heal chronic wounds
Hard-to-heal wounds, like diabetic ulcers, fester because of insufficient blood supply at the wound site.

Native American city on the Mississippi was America's first 'melting pot'
New evidence establishes for the first time that Cahokia, a sprawling, pre-Columbian city situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, hosted a sizable population of immigrants.

Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.

Leading researchers discuss beauty and explanation of mathematics
Are mathematical beauty and mathematical explanation related in any way?

JCI online ahead of print table of contents for March 3, 2014
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers published online, March 3, 2014 in the JCI: 'Identification of factors that influence breast cancer metastasis to bone,' 'Assembly of the cochlear gap junction macromolecular complex requires connexin 26,' 'SPARC promotes leukemic cell growth and predicts acute myeloid leukemia outcome,' 'Endothelial mitochondrial oxidative stress determines podocyte depletion in segmental glomerulosclerosis,' 'Dysregulation of ubiquitin homeostasis and β-catenin signaling promote spinal muscular atrophy,' and more.

Separation of DNA and proteins through improved gel electrophoresis
Medical diagnoses and DNA sequencing can be made cheaper, faster and more reliable using a new miniaturized technique for gel electrophoresis based on conducting polymer materials, according to researchers at Linköping University in Sweden.

NIH team identifies new genetic syndrome
Researchers at NIH have identified a new genetic syndrome characterized by a constellation of health problems, including severe allergy, immune deficiency, autoimmunity and motor and neurocognitive impairment.

Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage saved $1.5 billion a year in first 4 years
A new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that Medicare Part D prescription coverage significantly reduced hospital admissions and program expenditures totaling $1.5 billion annually.

New Fukushima book features stark eyewitness accounts
March 11, 2014 will mark three years since Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant failed in the wake of a tsunami and earthquake -- a failure that arguably could have been prevented with better planning and management.

Unmasking the secrets of the extinct moa
Griffith researchers have used a DNA barcoding technique in an attempt to clarify the number of species which existed of the extinct New Zealand moa.

Quality of life improves with minimally invasive surgery for low back pain
Beaumont research findings published in the February online issue of Spine shows that patients who have a low back surgery called minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, end up better off in many ways than patients who have more invasive surgery to alleviate debilitating pain.

NASA's TRMM satellite sees some towering thunderstorms around Faxai's center
Towering thunderstorms and heavy rainfall were occurring around the center of Tropical Storm Faxai in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean, and were seen by the TRMM satellite.

We want to save water, but do we know how?
Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey conducted by an Indiana University researcher.

Blocking signaling chemical stalls chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that blocking the action of a key signaling molecule in the immune system known as Netrin-1 stalls chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity and often derived from fatty diets.

Two studies examine bedroom TVs, active gaming and weight issues in children
Having a bedroom television is associated with weight gain in children and adolescents, and is unrelated to the time they spend watching.

Hungry for 'likes': Anxiety over Facebook photos linked to eating disorders
There is a positive correlation between an increased use of social media and decreased body image in young women, reveals a study in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Distinctive flashing patterns might facilitate fish mating
Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than other glowing fishes that use light for camouflage.

It's a march of the CubeSats as space station deployment continues
With many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying from the space station, it may seem like low-Earth orbit is full of these compact cubes conducting research and demonstration missions.

Pitt public health analysis provides guidance on hospital community benefit programs
A new analysis offers insights for nonprofit hospitals in implementing community health improvement programs.

Study examines blood test to screen for fatal variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
A blood test accurately screened for infection with the agent responsible for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a fatal neurological disease.

Novel drug treatment protects primates from deadly Marburg virus
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated the effectiveness of a small-molecule drug in protecting nonhuman primates from the lethal Marburg virus.

Increased intake of fish can boost good cholesterol levels
Increasing the intake of fatty fish increases the number of large HDL particles, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.

Tackling the tiniest technology to make gadgets smaller, faster and more efficient
Exciting plasmons: It could impact everything from national defense, information technology, lighting, optics and imaging.

Experimental stroke drug also shows promise for people with Lou Gehrig's disease
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California neuroscientists have found that early muscle impairment related to Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in mice is proportional to the degree of damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier, which protects the central nervous system from toxins.

Childhood adversity launches lifelong relationship and health disadvantages for black men
New UT Austin study finds childhood adversity launches a lifelong process of relationship and health disadvantage for African-American men.

Increasing homogeneity of world food supplies warns of serious implications for farming and nutrition
A comprehensive new study of global food supplies confirms and thoroughly documents for the first time what experts have long suspected: over the last five decades, human diets around the world have grown ever more similar -- by a global average of 36 percent -- and the trend shows no signs of slowing, with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security.

Liver metabolism study could help patients awaiting transplants
In a new study that could help doctors extend the lives of patients awaiting liver transplants, a Rice University-led team of researchers examined the metabolic breakdown that takes place in liver cells during late-stage cirrhosis and found clues that suggest new treatments to delay liver failure.

Novel quantum dot laser paves the way for lower-cost photonics
With the explosive growth of bandwidth demand in telecommunications networks, experts are continually seeking new ways to transmit increasingly large amounts of data in the quickest and cheapest ways possible.

Blurred Lines? Sexual boundaries are not really all that blurred
Sexual aggression has become a common experience in bars. New findings show that approximately 90 percent of the incidents involve male initiators and female targets.

Humans responsible for 62 percent of cougar deaths in re-established populations
The reintroduction of mountain lions across the mid-western United States has made species management an urgent area of research for conservationists.

Pediatric surgeons develop standards for children's surgical care in the United States
The American College of Surgeons has published new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation's surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children.

Voters using smartphones made fewer errors in mock election
Voters who cast their ballots via smartphones made fewer errors than they did when voting via traditional methods in a mock election, according to new research from psychologists at Rice University.

Homing in on cancer with a comprehensive measurement method
Whether a tumor develops from individual cancer cells and whether metastases are formed depends on many factors in the affected tissue.

Combination approach reduces spread of drug-related HIV
A computer model has created the most effective formula for reducing the spread of HIV among drug users in New York City over the next 25 years.

Plant extract offers hope for infant motor neurone therapy
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have found that a plant pigment called quercetin -- found in some fruits, vegetables, herbs and grains -- could help to prevent the damage to nerves associated with the childhood form of motor neuron disease.

BPA linked to prostate cancer, study shows
Findings by Cincinnati Cancer Center researchers show that levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in men's urine could be a marker of prostate cancer and that low levels of BPA exposure can cause cellular changes in both non-malignant and malignant prostate cells.

Standard-candle supernovae are still standard, but why?
Scientists believed that Type Ia supernovae, the best cosmological standard candles, are similar in brightness because they suffer thermonuclear explosions when the white dwarf stars that are their progenitors reach 1.4 solar masses, the Chandrasekhar mass.

Journalists use social networks, but they don't trust them
The majority of Spanish journalists use social networks in their daily work although they do not trust them.

Plymouth to become Brain Tumour Research center of excellence
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry is to become the next center of research excellence for charity Brain Tumour Research.

The chemistry (and fascinating history) of pepper, the spice that changed the world
Pepper is one of the most plentiful condiments in the world today, but it used to be more valuable than gold.

APS March meeting webcast press conferences
Press conference webcasts at the 2014 APS March Meeting in Denver will feature a diverse array of topics including the origin of earthquake lightning, advances in solar cells, cutting edge quantum computing, the physics of toys, and much more.

Researchers discover how soils control atmospheric hydrogen
Researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago are helping to clear up an enduring mystery regarding the composition of the Earth's atmosphere.

Blocking immune signaling stalls inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that blocking the action of a key signaling molecule in the immune system known as Netrin-1 stalls chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity and often derived from fatty diets.

CWRU wins $1.9 million grant to lead artificial platelet study
A research team led by Case Western Reserve University has received a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop injectable artificial platelets that halt bleeding by sticking to bleeding sites and signaling natural platelets to home in on them.

Autism Speaks receives $3 million gift from the Gordon & Llura Gund foundations
Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that The Gordon & Llura Gund Foundation and The Gordon & Llura Gund 93 Foundation have donated a combined $3 million to support Autism Speaks' Autism Ten Thousand Genomes (Aut10K) program to sequence the world's largest collection of whole genomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their family members.

New discovery solves problem of anti-inflammatory substance
There have been great expectations regarding the production of a drug to block the enzyme LTA4 hydrolase, which plays a key role in the body's inflammatory response.

Special journal issue focuses on radiation dose optimization
To be published online Monday, Mar. 3, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology focuses on improving the safety of computed tomography exams through careful radiation dose optimization.

Reliable pretreatment information assists prostate cancer patients in decision-making
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer need to assimilate information rapidly in order to weigh the treatment options and make informed decisions.

People with sleep apnea may be at higher risk of pneumonia
People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in CMAJ.

Researchers report on discovery to make solar power less expensive and more efficient
Early findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society in Denver.

New constipation treatment under study for Parkinson's patients
Constipation can be another uncomfortable problem for patients with Parkinson's disease that standard treatment won't relieve, researchers say.

'Fore!' heads up, wide use of more flexible metallic glass coming your way
Tweaking the shearing characteristics of materials such as glass has important applications well beyond the sporting worldof glass-faced golf clubs, it's a matter of broader impact, aiding such fields as space science, electrical transformers, cell phone cases, and yes, golf clubs, because their mechanical and magnetic properties are highly adjustable.

Study: Greater music dynamics in shoebox-shaped concert halls
Aalto University researchers have found that music is perceived to have greater dynamic range in rectangular, shoebox shaped concert halls than in other types of halls.

Binge drinking is harmful to older drinkers, may be hidden by weekly average
Studies examining the potential health benefits of moderate drinking generally focus on average levels of drinking rather than drinking patterns.

Dartmouth researchers find promising results with local hyperthermia of tumors
A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice according to an accepted manuscript by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Center researchers in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine.

Transparent, color solar cells fuse energy, beauty
Colorful, see-through solar cells invented at the University of Michigan could one day be used to make stained-glass windows, decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity.

Electronics based on a 2-D electron gas
In strontium titanate, a stable two-dimensional electron gas was created, in a thin layer just below the surface.

Relativity shakes a magnet
The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals.

How ancient Greek plays allow us to reconstruct Europe's climate
The open air plays of the Ancient Greeks may offer us a valuable insight into the Mediterranean climate of the time, reports new research in Weather.

IU study: College athletes often sidelined from healthy lifestyle later in life
An Indiana University study found that elite college athletes often struggle to stay active in later years, facing limitations to their day-to-day activities in middle age that could be a result of injuries during their athletic career.

World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound
World-class orchestras can be accurately identified by silent video footage of performances, but not through sound recordings, a UCL study has found.

Motion-sensing cells in the eye let the brain 'know' about directional changes
In a detailed study of the neurons linking the eyes and brains of mice, biologists at UC San Diego discovered that the ability of our brains and those of other mammals to figure out and process in our brains directional movements is a result of the activation in the cortex of signals that originate from the direction-sensing cells in the retina of our eyes.

Mount Sinai study points to new biological mechanisms, treatment paradigm for kidney disease
Researchers have identified new molecular signaling pathways in chronic kidney disease, pointing to a paradigm shift in treating the disease.

Yoga regulates stress hormones and improves quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy
For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Immune system-based therapy produces lasting remissions in melanoma patients
A drug that unleashes the immune system to attack cancer can produce lasting remissions and hold the disease in check -- for more than two years, in some cases -- in many patients with advanced melanoma, according to a new study.

Every step you take
The first direct, temporally resolved observations of intermediate steps in water oxidation using cobalt oxide, an Earth-abundant solid catalyst, revealed kinetic bottlenecks whose elimination would help boost the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis systems.

Amazon's canopy chemistry is a patchwork quilt
In many ways, plants act as chemical factories, using energy from sunlight to produce carbon-based energy and taking nutrients from the soil.

The surface of the sea is a sink for nitrogen oxides at night
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown.

New research on potent HIV antibodies has opened up possibilities
The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralizing antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), was reported today by the CAPRISA consortium of AIDS researchers jointly with scientists from the United States.

Rats, frosting helping find genetic causes of binge-eating
Two strains of rats, cans of vanilla frosting and a theory have resulted in Michigan State University professor of psychology Kelly Klump taking one step closer to finding the genetic causes of binge eating and eventually a treatment.

Outbursts of anger linked to greater risk of heart attacks and strokes
Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems in the two hours immediately afterwards, according to the first study to systematically evaluate previous research into the link between the extreme emotion and all cardiovascular outcomes.

NASA sees strong thunderstorms around Tropical Cyclone Kofi
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kofi in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and captured an infrared image of the storm revealing powerful thunderstorms around center of circulation.

Manufacturing a solution to planet-clogging plastics
Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells.

Carnegie Mellon's Paul Eiss analyzes how social media shaped the 'drug war' in Mexico
Over the past decade, increased access to the Internet, cellphones and other digital media has drastically changed the landscape of the so-called 'drug war' in Mexico.

Sardis dig yields enigmatic trove: Ritual egg in a pot
The ruins of Sardis, in what is now Turkey, have been a rich source of knowledge about classical antiquity from the 7th century B.C., when the city was the capital of Lydia, through later Greek and Roman occupations.

Scientists identify protein linked to most common movement disorder
A team of researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec identified unusually high levels of a certain protein in the brains of people suffering from essential tremor, a movement disorder that affects 4 percent of the adult population.

Team models photosynthesis and finds room for improvement
Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study.

Herbal cannabis not recommended for rheumatology patients
A new article published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, explores the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy.

Tears and fears: How do emotions change our political attitudes?
Politicians know that turning on the tears can be a vote winner, but how does the political manipulation of our emotions actually work?

UMN study finds using a treadmill while working can boost employee productivity
Walking while you work may not only improve an employee's health, it may also boost productivity, according to new research from the University of Minnesota just published in PLOS ONE.

Eliminating bacteria, changing lifestyle could lower risk in people genetically susceptible to colorectal cancer
Using a transgenic mouse model, Mount Sinai researchers found that the intestinal polyps depend on gut bacteria and that antibiotic treatment eradicated the bacteria and prevented polyp formation.

Affordable Care Act brings crucial health coverage to jail population
Under the Affordable Care Act, an estimated four million people who have spent time in jail will have better access to health coverage for conditions that might -- if left untreated -- result in higher health care costs and an increased risk of recidivism.

Big stride in understanding PP1, the ubiquitous enzyme
The enzyme PP1 has a key role in many of the body's healthy functions and diseases.

Postcode lottery for race relations
People's racial prejudices are influenced by where they live, reports a new study led by Oxford University psychologists.

Myriad publishes clinical utility study for Prolaris
Data from the PROCEDE 500 study published in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion demonstrate that 65 percent of physicians changed their original treatment plans for men with prostate cancer based on results from the Prolaris test.

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 3, 2014
This release contains information about articles being published in the March 3, 2014, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Blasts may cause brain injury even without symptoms
Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to veterans with TBI, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Muscle-controlling neurons know when they mess up, according to Penn research
Whether it is playing a piano sonata or acing a tennis serve, the brain needs to orchestrate precise, coordinated control over the body's many muscles.

Israel Prize in Medicine awarded to Hebrew University developer of Alzheimer's drug
The Israel Prize for Medicine will be awarded to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Prof.

Yosemite bears and human food: Study reveals changing diets over past century
Black bears in Yosemite National Park and elsewhere are notorious for seeking out human food, even breaking into cars and cabins for it.

Researchers develop antibody-targeted treatment for recurrent small-cell lung cancer
Researchers at Norris Cotton Cancer Center have found an antibody that may be used in future treatments for recurrent small-cell lung cancer, which currently has no effective therapy.

Yeast model reveals Alzheimer's drug candidate and its mechanism of action
Whitehead Institute scientists have used a yeast cell-based drug screen to identify a class of molecules that target the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Youngest kindergarteners most likely to be held back, MU study finds
A University of Missouri researcher has found that the youngest kindergartners are about five times more likely to be retained, or held back, compared to the oldest students, resulting in higher costs for parents and school districts.

Ancient Chinese medicine put through its paces for pancreatic cancer
The bark of the Amur cork tree has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts.

Report reveals cancer drug divide
Patients suffering from cancer in England are up to seven times more likely to be prescribed expensive cancer drugs than fellow sufferers in Wales, a new study assessing the impact of the Cancer Drugs Fund has revealed.

New study reveals insights on plate tectonics, the forces behind earthquakes, volcanoes
New research contributes to learning the mechanisms that cause the Earth's plates to move and drift.

Experts call for prison health improvements
In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release.

Europe is joining forces against neglected parasitic diseases
The international consortium A-PARADDISE (Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery in Epigenetics), coordinated by Inserm, has just obtained funds of €6 million from the European Commission to conduct large-scale testing of innovative therapies against four neglected parasitic diseases: schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and malaria.

Plant extract hope for infant muscle disease
Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have been part of an international team led by the University of Edinburgh, who have identified that a chemical found in plants could reduce the symptoms of a rare muscle disease that leaves children with little or no control of their movements.

Opioid prescribing patterns examined in related research letter, study
Most people who use opioid painkillers without a physician's prescription initially get them from friends or relatives for free, but as the number of days of use increase sources for the medications expand to include prescriptions from physicians and purchases from friends, relatives, drug dealers or strangers.

Female doctors spend more time than male doctors on parenting, household tasks, study finds
A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of their career.

Patterns of interfering massive particles
Two-particle interference has been the focus of many studies, specifically in quantum optics with photons.

New approach to breast reconstruction surgery reduces opioid painkiller use
A new approach to breast reconstruction surgery aimed at helping patients' bodies get back to normal more quickly cut their postoperative opioid painkiller use in half and meant a day less in the hospital on average, a Mayo Clinic study found.

Hangovers do not seem to have much influence on the time to next drink
Many people believe that hangovers can either delay subsequent drinking due to pain and discomfort, or hasten drinking to relieve hangover symptoms.

A new renewable energy source?
Physicists at Harvard SEAS envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.

How ACA affects vulnerable Americans living with HIV/AIDS
A series of papers in the March issue of Health Affairs examines how the Affordable Care Act could affect two sectors of the most vulnerable Americans -- those living with HIV/AIDS and people who have recently cycled through jail.

Researchers propose a new way to detect the elusive graviton
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Researchers identify 'carbohydrates in a coal mine' for cancer detection
Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells.

Large mammals were the architects in prehistoric ecosystems
Elephants, rhinoceroses and aurochs once roamed around freely in the forests of Europe, while hippopotamuses lived in rivers such as the Thames and the Rhine.

Cigarette smoking may cause physical changes in brains of young smokers, UCLA study shows
A UCLA study of adolescent suggests that young adult smokers may experience changes in the structures of their brains due to cigarette smoking, even with a relatively short smoking history.

Black hawks downed: Study reveals bird threat to US military helicopters
Rotary-wing aircraft, such as Apache and Chinook helicopters, play vital combat and logistical roles across the US military services, but new research in the Wildlife Society Bulletin reveals how vulnerable these aircraft are to wildlife strikes.

In academia, men more likely to cooperate with lower-ranked colleagues
In academic circles at least, women tend to cooperate with same-sex individuals of higher or lower rank less often than men do.

UC research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells
New UC research to be presented this week tested four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells.

Food allergy nearly doubles among black children
Children's food allergies are gradually increasing, but they may be as much as doubling among black children.

International research project: The more available alcohol is, the more likely that people will drink heavily
The bulk of knowledge about alcohol consumption and problems comes from high-income countries.

Alcohol may ease the nerves that cause atrial fibrillation
Doctors in the US and Japan say adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive atrial fibrillation therapies may dull or stop the transmission of electrical impulses that cause the heart arrhythmia.

ADUC Prize for Sebastian Seiffert
The Working Group of German University Chemistry Professors has awarded its 2013 prize for instructors completing their professorial credentials to Dr.

Gut microbes spur development of bowel cancer
It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice.
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