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Chemists discover way nose perceives common class of odors
Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved.
Blocking one receptor could halt rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis -- and that activation of this one receptor, found on cells in the fluid of arthritic joints, is all that is required.
EPSRC's £6 million to drive new Low Carbon Vehicle Technologies research
Two new research projects, that will drive forward low carbon vehicles technologies, are to receive £6 million funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as part of the Research Councils UK Energy Programme.
German Research Foundation sponsors digital edition of Augsburg Master Builders' ledgers
The German Research Foundation has awarded professor Jörg Rogge of the Medieval History work group at the Department of History at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz a grant of EUR 400,000 for an annotated digital edition of the Augsburg Master Builders' ledgers.
MARC travel awards announced for: Society of Leukocyte Biology 2014 Joint Meeting
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Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs
Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy.
Researchers search for Venus-like planets
Identification of planets orbiting distant stars is spurring the search for an Earth-like planet.
NASA tracks Norbert moisture to Arizona's drenching thunderstorms
Post-tropical storm Norbert may have been centered a couple of hundred miles off the northwestern coast of Mexico's Baja California, but the flow of warm, moist air that spun around it generated drenching thunderstorms over Arizona.
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to launch Life Course Outcomes research initiatives
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University has received a grant of $3.6 million from an anonymous donor to launch four major initiatives of its Life Course Outcomes research program, focused on understanding and improving quality of life issues for people on the autism spectrum at all ages.
Will the real unemployment rate please stand up?
America's unemployment rate -- most recently reported as 6.1 percent -- has long been used to gauge the country's economic well-being.
Cutting health-care costs 1 appendix at a time
Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the US health-care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly 'open' operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, parents were almost twice as likely to choose the less expensive procedure -- when they were aware of the cost difference.
SF State astronomer pinpoints 'Venus Zone' around stars
San Francisco State University Astronomer Stephen Kane and a team of researchers have defined the 'Venus Zone,' the area around a star in which a planet is likely to exhibit the unlivable conditions found on the planet Venus.
Researchers discover 3 extinct squirrel-like species
Paleontologists have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree.
Study ties groundwater to human evolution
Our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a new study shows.
Angling chromium to let oxygen through
Researchers have been trying to increase the efficiency of solid oxide fuel cells by lowering the temperatures at which they run.
ARVO members honored with world's largest prize in eye research
Seven vision researchers are honored for pioneering work using anti-VEGF therapy for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, the world's leading causes of blindness.
Thyroid cancer rates in Pennsylvania rising faster than rest of country
Incidence of thyroid cancer is rising faster in Pennsylvania than in the rest of the United States, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Can your blood type affect your memory?
People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published in the Sept.
New evidence points to outcomes and cost benefits of telemedicine
The use of telemedicine to help manage chronic diseases such as these can yield clear benefits including fewer and shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits, less severe illness, and even fewer deaths, as reported in a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
Video game teaches kids how to code
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have successfully funded on Kickstarter a new and improved version of CodeSpells, a first-person player game they developed that teaches players how to code.
New study examines impact of violent media on the brain
Exposure to violence has a different effect on people with aggressive traits.
Mothers' responses to babies' crying: Benefiting from and getting over childhood experiences
A study of 259 first-time mothers, published in the journal Child Development, has found that mothers whose childhood experiences with caregivers were positive, and those who came to terms with negative experiences, respond more sensitively to their own babies' cries.
Researcher gets $1.2 million to develop system to predict solar cycles
Dr. Petrus Martens, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $1.2 million NASA Grand Challenge grant to develop a system to predict solar cycles and determine the long-term frequency of events such as solar flares, potentially more than a decade in advance.
Where to grab space debris
An algorithm was tested aboard the International Space Station analyzes the rotation of objects in space.
Penn engineers advance understanding of graphene's friction properties
On the macroscale, adding fluorine atoms to carbon-based materials makes for water-repellant, non-stick surfaces, such as Teflon.
Smartphones may aid in dietary self-monitoring
Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability.
Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes
LSU's Mark Batzer, LSU Boyd Professor and Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor, along with research assistant professor Miriam Konkel and research associate Jerilyn Walker contributed to an article featured on the cover of the scientific journal Nature.
Ancient swamp creature had lips like Mick Jagger
A swamp-dwelling, plant-munching creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa has been named after Rolling Stones lead singer Sir Mick Jagger, because of its big, sensitive lips and snout.
Ocean warming affecting Florida reefs
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey.
Even small stressors may be harmful to men's health, new OSU research shows
Older men who lead high-stress lives are likely to die earlier than the average for their peers, new research from Oregon State University shows.
HMS/Mass. Eye and Ear researchers awarded prestigious Champalimaud Vision Award
Six Harvard Medical School researchers were among the recipients of the 2014 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award, the highest distinction in ophthalmology and visual science.
Back pain killing your sex life?
Contrary to popular belief, spooning is not always the best sex position for those with a bad back, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
Scientists express concern over long-term vision for satellite-based research
The US has more than 30 civilian, Earth-observing satellites circling the planet, providing scientists with a torrent of crucial environmental and climate information.
ASU astrophysicists to probe how early universe made chemical elements
In its first billion years, the universe used massive stars to create nearly a hundred chemical elements.
Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults
Gaining a few pounds can increase blood pressure in healthy adults.
Penn research shows how brain can tell magnitude of errors
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events.
Is spooning really the best position for men with back pain?
A study using motion capture technology provides new information on the spinal strain produced by various sexual positions -- suggesting that one position commonly recommended for all men with low back pain is not actually the best choice, reports a study in the journal Spine.
Hold the mayo
You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health, but to brain power as well.
Combining antibodies, iron nanoparticles and magnets steers stem cells to injured organs
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage.
Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect child's mental health and school results
Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems (particularly hyperactivity and inattention) in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research on more than 4,000 participants in the Children of the '90s study at the University of Bristol.
Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul
After tracking seismic shifts, researchers say a major quake may occur off the coast of Istanbul.
Molecular self-assembly controls graphene-edge configuration
A research team headed by professors Patrick Han and Taro Hitosugi at the Advanced Institute of Materials Research discovered a new bottom-up fabrication method that produces defect-free graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with periodic zigzag-edge regions.
Parents' separation found to boost children's behavior problems, but only in high-income families
A study examining a national sample of nearly 4,000 children has found that parents' separation increases children's behavior problems, but only in high income families.
Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea, blood pressure in obese people
Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea and reduce blood pressure in obese adults.
Association between sunshine and suicide examined in study
Lower rates of suicide are associated with more daily sunshine in the prior 14 to 60 days.
Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution
A team led by an Oregon Health & Science University researcher has sequenced and annotated the genome of the only ape whose DNA had yet to be sequenced -- the gibbon, an endangered small ape that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.
UT Arlington research uses nanotechnology to help cool electrons with no external sources
A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy.
Genomic analysis reveals that a high-risk leukemia subtype becomes more common with age
More than one-quarter of young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and may benefit from drugs widely used to treat other types of leukemia that are more common in adults, according to multi-institutional research led by St.
Study provides more evidence that sleep apnea is hurting your brain
Employing a measure rarely used in sleep apnea studies, researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing have uncovered evidence of what may be damaging the brain in people with the sleep disorder -- weaker brain blood flow.
'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection
For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI.
MRI shows gray matter myelin loss strongly related to MS disability
People with multiple sclerosis lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging study.
Georgetown receives renewal as D.C.'s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center
The National Cancer Institute today awarded a five-year, $11.25 million P30 Cancer Center Support Grant to Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and renewed its designation as a 'comprehensive cancer center.'
MARC travel awards announced for: 2014 SACNAS National Conference
The FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science from Oct.
Gulf killifishes' biological responses to oil spills similar in field, laboratory studies
Gulf killifish biological responses to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill detected by researchers in the field are similar to those in controlled laboratory studies.
RNAcentral station
RNAcentral, the first unified resource for all types of non-coding RNA data, has been launched today by the RNAcentral Consortium.
Study: Role of emergency contact is mistaken for advance directive
More than 95 percent of patients treated in an Emergency Department mistake their emergency contact as the designated medical decision maker for end-of-life care, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
A new way to look at diabetes and heart risk
People with diabetes who appear otherwise healthy may have a six-fold higher risk of developing heart failure regardless of their cholesterol levels, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
Smokers who consume too much sodium at greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis
A new study published online in the journal Rheumatology today indicates that the interaction between high sodium intake and smoking is associated with a more than doubled risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
MARC travel awards announced for: The 2014 APS Intersociety Meeting
The FASEB MARC Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 2014 APS Intersociety Meeting: Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology from Oct.
New study shows impact of movies on dog breed popularity
The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to 10 years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University.
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: 1 in 4 people with diabetes worldwide live in China, but a new approach could help transform their care
Diabetes has become a major public health crisis in China, with an annual projected cost of 360 billion RMB (nearly 35 billion British pounds) by 2030, but a new collaborative approach to care that uses registries and community support could help improve diabetes care, according to a new three-part series about diabetes in China published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Networking can make some feel 'dirty,' says new study
If schmoozing for work leaves you with a certain 'ick' factor, that's not just awkwardness you're feeling.
'Green wave' explains migratory bird routes
A new study shows bird migrations follow areas of new plant growth -- a so-called 'green wave' of new leaves and numerous insects.
PPPL scientists take key step toward solving a major astrophysical mystery
Magnetic reconnection can trigger geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service, damage satellites and black out power grids.
Researchers watch lipid molecules in motion
Researchers from Göttingen in collaboration with colleagues from Augsburg have 'filmed' the movement of lipid molecules using an X-ray stroboscope at DESY.
Happy Camp Fire in California and 790 Fire in Oregon
The Aqua satellite captured this image of two fire areas in Oregon and California on Sept.
Endometriosis a burden on women's lives
Endometriosis often takes a long time to be diagnosed and affects all areas of a women's life, a study has found.
Ferrara receives Champalimaud Award for role in eye disease therapy
Napoleone Ferrara, M.D., distinguished professor of pathology and distinguished adjunct professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and senior deputy director for basic sciences at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, was named today as one of seven recipients of the António Champalimaud Vision Award in Lisbon, Portugal.
More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury, say Birmingham experts
Two University of Birmingham academics are calling for more research to be carried out looking at how the brains of sportspeople -- including children -- react when they receive a blow to the head.
Racing ahead of disease outbreaks: $12 million in new research grants
Ebola, Middle East Respiratory syndrome, malaria, antibiotic-resistant infections: Is our interaction with the environment somehow responsible for their increased incidence?
Cloud-computing revolution applies to evolution
A $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant to two Rice University computer science groups will allow them to build cloud-computing tools to help analyze evolutionary patterns.
US cityscapes show consistent patterns of 'urban evolution'
In a special issue of Biogeochemistry, scientists studying urban ecosystems say US urban landscapes are remarkably similar geologically and biochemically, share certain traits that can function as markers for urbanization, and evolve along similar pathways.
Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learning
Experiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds.
Healthcare workers wash hands more often when in presence of peers
Nationally, hand hygiene adherence by healthcare workers remains staggeringly low despite its critical importance in infection control.
Autism early detection program expands
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now estimated to impact one in every 68 children born in the United States.
New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing
Research published today in the journal Nature Communications uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform.
NASA catches birth of Tropical Storm Odile
The Eastern Pacific Ocean continues to turn out tropical cyclones and NASA's Aqua satellite caught the birth of the fifteenth tropical depression on Sept.
Working during depression can offer health benefits to employees
Attending work while suffering a depressive illness could help employees better manage their depression more than taking a sickness absence from work, a new study has found.
2014 Entomology Awards from the Entomological Society of America
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 awards.
NTU partners international universities to build a network of citizen oceanographers
Singapore's NTU is working with other international universities to build a global network of 'citizen scientists' on a free-to-access database for oceanographic data.
BGI Tech launches 2 major NGS service options to suit customers' specific needs
BGI Tech is launching two new ranges of next generation sequencing (NGS) services -- X bio and Intelligen -- to celebrate 15 years of successful genomic service provision.
$2 million grant funds study on the effects of malpractice risk, incentives on cardiac testing
Steven Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and health policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received a two million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of malpractice risk and financial incentives on cardiac testing, which will inform ongoing state malpractice reforms and federal payment reform.
How skin falls apart: Pathology of autoimmune skin disease is revealed at the nanoscale
University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.
ESA names winners of AFRI student travel grants
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce that ten entomology students are recipients of travel grants awarded by the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.
New research finds that smartphone apps are a useful tool for diet monitoring
The ability and consistency in monitoring one's diet, but not dietary quality, improves with the use of smartphone applications, according to new research by Arizona State University health scientists.
Study: Sports broadcasting gender roles echoed on Twitter
Twitter provides an avenue for female sports broadcasters to break down gender barriers, yet it currently serves to express their subordinate sports media roles.
Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected
According to the traditional theory of nerves, two nerve impulses sent from opposite ends of a nerve annihilate when they collide.
New 3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of biofuel plant material
A comparison of 3-D transmission electron microscopy imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.
York U neuroscientists decode brain maps to discover how we take aim
The study, 'Allocentric versus Egocentric Representation of Remembered Reach Targets in Human Cortex,' published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows how the brain encodes allocentric and egocentric space in different ways during activities that involve manual aiming.
Teens' neural response to food commercials predicts future weight gain
In the first prospective longitudinal study to investigate neural response to unhealthy food commercials, Oregon Research Institute scientist Sonja Yokum, Ph.D., and her team found that adolescents showing elevated responses in reward regions to food commercials gained more weight over one year compared to those with less activation in these brain regions.
Gibbon genome sequence deepens understanding of primates rapid chromosomal rearrangements
With the completion of the sequencing and analysis of the gibbon genome, scientists now know more about why this small ape has a rapid rate of chromosomal rearrangements, providing information that broadens understanding of chromosomal biology.
Structure of enzyme seen as target for ALS drugs
Investigators from the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have determined the first high-resolution structure of an enzyme that, if partially inhibited, could represent a new way to treat most cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease).
This star cluster is not what it seems
This new image from the VLT Survey Telescope in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54.
Using plants to produce enzyme may provide treatment for high blood pressure in lungs
Using plant leaves to produce and deliver a key enzyme may someday improve treatment for life-threatening high blood pressure in the lungs.
Cyberbullying increases as students age
As students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more, non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as students' transition from elementary to middle school.
Halving the risk of preterm birth for some twin pregnancies
International research involving the University of Adelaide has found that the risk of preterm birth could be halved for a specific group of 'super high-risk' twin pregnancies.
Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater
Hydraulic fracturing -- fracking or hydrofracturing -- raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination.
Study shows that in baboons, as well as humans, social relationships matter
Both scientific research and our own personal experiences have revealed that the strength and quality of a person's social relationships can affect their health and lifespan.
'Fat shaming' doesn't encourage weight loss
Discrimination against overweight and obese people does not help them to lose weight, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK.
TGen and Dell provide critical tools for child-cancer research to NCI
Dell, Terascala and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are installing state-of-the-art computing and programing specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute.
A Mexican plant could lend the perfume industry more green credibility
The mere whiff of a dreamy perfume can help conjure new feelings or stir a longing for the past.
Advanced light source sets microscopy record
Working at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, researchers used 'soft' X-rays to image structures only five nanometers in size.
Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb
New research from biological anthropologists at the University of Kent has shown that the use of the non-dominant hand was likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology.
Illegal land clearing for commercial agriculture responsible for half of tropical deforestation
A comprehensive new analysis released today says that nearly half of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture.
Champalimaud Award recognizes revolutionary treatment of devastating blindness diseases
The 2014 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award is given to seven researchers for the development of anti-angiogenic therapy for retinal disease.
A novel method for portable detection of potent drugs known as 'bath salts'
Despite being outlawed in 2012 in the US, the synthetic drugs known as 'bath salts' -- which really aren't meant for your daily bath -- are still readily available in some retail shops, on the Internet and on the streets.
Monitoring the response of bone metastases to treatment using MRI and PET
Imaging technologies are useful in evaluating response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using RECIST, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors.
Pain tolerance levels between men and women are similar
Resilience, a person's ability to overcome adverse circumstances, is the main quality associated with pain tolerance among patients and their adjustment to chronic pain.
Excitonic dark states shed light on TMDC atomic layers
Berkeley Lab researchers believe they have uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of TMDC materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications.
Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle
Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician's concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury.
First graphene-based flexible display produced
A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Study examines vitiligo, alopecia areata and chronic graft vs. host disease
Vitiligo (depigmentation of the skin) and alopecia areata (AA, patchy or complete hair loss) in patients with chronic graft vs. host disease (GvHD) following a stem cell transplant appear to be associated with having a female donor and the sex mismatch of a female donor and male recipient.
Mysterious quasar sequence explained
Quasars are supermassive black holes that live at the center of distant massive galaxies.
Research identifies drivers of rich bird biodiversity in Neotropics
New research challenges a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit the Neotropics, an area rich in rain forest that extends from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America.
Tory Williams combats controversy surrounding stem cell therapy with new book
Mary Ann Liebert Inc., leading publisher of over 80 science, technology, and medical publications, announced today the launch of first time hard cover title 'Inevitable Collision: The Inspiring Story that Brought Stem Cell Research to Conservative America,' in an effort to bring awareness to the growing conversation and debate surrounding stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
'Military Geoscience': Desert dust storms, environmental security, and DOD bioreserves
'Military Geosciences in the Twenty-First Century,' new to GSA's Reviews in Engineering Geology series, covers a wide swath of topics, including environmental security, location considerations for US military bases, dust storms and the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt, the hydrogeology of Afghanistan and its impact on military operations, and US military installations as bioreserves.
Living liver donors ambivalent with donation
Living donors are important to increasing the number of viable grafts for liver transplantation.
When talking about body size, African-American women and doctors may be speaking different languages
African-American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women.
ESA announces winners of 2014 Monsanto Student Grant winners
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Monsanto Research Grant Awards and the 2014 Monsanto Student Travel Awards.
Sandia cyber-testing contributes to DHS Transition to Practice
Through the Department of Homeland Security's Transition to Practice program, cybersecurity technologies developed at Sandia National Laboratories -- and at other federal labs -- now stand a better chance of finding their way into the real world.
ESA Certification Corporation names winners of 2014 awards
The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation is proud to name the winners of the 2014 Certification Awards.
NASA sees a significant flare surge off the sun
The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m.
Fish and fatty acid consumption associated with lower risk of hearing loss in women
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found that consumption of 2 or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women.
CNIO successfully completes its fisrt clinical trial on HER-2-negative breast cancer with nintedanib
The experimental drug nintedanib, combined with standard chemotherapy with paclitaxel, causes a total remission of tumors in 50 percent of patients suffering from early HER-2-negative breast cancer, the most common type of breast cancer.

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