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Antipsychotics initiated frequently and used for long term in Alzheimer's patients
Antipsychotic drugs are initiated in patients with Alzheimer's disease more frequently than in the general population -- already two to three years before the Alzheimer's diagnosis, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
Invasive species as junk food for predators
The one upshot to the appearance of an invasive species --that it might provide native predators with additional food --comes with some caveats.
Comparing total body examination vs. lesion-directed skin cancer screenings
Total-body examination found a higher absolute number of skin cancers but lesion-directed screening performed by a dermatologist appeared to be an acceptable alternative screening method in a Belgian study, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology.
Tracking agricultural water use on a smartphone
This fall scientists at the University of Nebraska, with partners at Google, Inc. and the University of Idaho, introduced the latest evolution of METRIC technology -- an application called EEFLUX, which will allow anyone in the world to produce field-scale maps of water consumption.
Bio-molecules in human breast milk stop inflammation
Human breast milk, which provides essential nutrients and antibodies to newborns, has long been known to play an important role in infant development and the immune system.
Flies can make a buzz in schools
Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a new way of teaching which could improve the way biology is taught at schools.
Latest experiment at Large Hadron Collider reports first results
Scientists precisely count particles produced in a typical proton collision.
New position paper supports use of telemedicine by sleep specialists
A new position paper published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine supports telemedicine as a means of advancing patient health by improving access to the expertise of board-certified sleep medicine specialists.
Type 2 diabetes patients find exercise more difficult, says CU Anschutz study
Women with type 2 diabetes experience a barrier to physical activity that threatens to make them more sedentary and cause their health to worsen, according to a new study by Amy Huebschmann, M.D., M.S., of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
USC researchers find gene facilitating repair of acutely injured kidney
In the kidney, injured cells can be kicked into reparative mode by a gene called Sox9, according to a new paper published in Cell Reports.
The brain's dress code
In February 2015, the photo of a striped dress stirred a worldwide Internet debate; now, neuroscientists at the university clinic Bergmannsheil in Bochum have further decoded the phenomenon, demonstrating that the optical illusion is linked to specific brain activation patterns.
To save on weight, a detour to the moon is the best route to Mars
Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new MIT study suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by refueling on the moon.
New insights into the dynamics of past climate change
A new study finds that changing climate in the polar regions can affect conditions in the rest of the world far quicker than previously thought.
A successful intervention boosts the gender diversity of STEM faculty
Using a three-step intervention derived from self-determination theory, an interdisciplinary team from Montana State University demonstrated a potential means of substantially increasing gender diversity in STEM-faculty hiring.
Stress during pregnancy related to children's later movement, coordination
A longitudinal study of 2,900 mothers found that stress experienced during pregnancy is related to their child's motor development.
Study shows new potential indirect effects of humans on water quality
A study published today shows that a newly studied class of water contaminants that is known to be toxic and hormone disrupting to marine animals is present likely due in part to indirect effects of human activity.
ALMA telescope unveils rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies
Galaxies forming stars at extreme rates nine billion years ago were more efficient than average galaxies today, researchers find.
Could contaminated land actually be good for trees?
The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists.
Penn researchers: New neuroimaging method better identifies epileptic lesions
One-third of epilepsy patients have seizures that are not controlled by medications.
Mode control for square microresonator lasers suitable for integration
Optical resonator is one of three essential factors for lasers.
This week from AGU: Impacts on Europa, ocean acidification, dam removal and research papers
This week from AGU are stories on the impacts on Europa, ocean acidification, dam removal and five new research papers.
New drug candidate is promising therapeutic option for angiogenic retinal diseases
A research team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine has identified a small molecule that treats animal models of aged macular degeneration and retinopathy of prematurity by preventing the overgrowth of blood vessels that are characteristic of these two retinal diseases.
Study shows antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer
A team of scientists at the Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer.
Flowing toward red blood cell breakthroughs
A team led by Brown's George Karniadakis is using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to simulate hundreds of millions of red blood cells in an attempt to develop better drug delivery methods and predictors to fight against tumor formation and sickle cell anemia.
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon launches
Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University have created 'Six Degrees of Francis Bacon,' a groundbreaking digital humanities project that recreates the British early modern social network to trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others.
Unique breed of investors helps universities launch start-ups
Ushering new technologies from the university lab to the marketplace has long been a challenge, with many stalling indefinitely due to a lack of funding.
Don't stop at 'Don't do that again!'
A new University of Iowa study finds conversations parents have with their children after a serious injury help young people internalize safety values, a process similar to how a child develops a conscience.
Different types of child abuse: Similar consequences
Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect.
GPM sees heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Depression Champi
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite found moderate to heavy rainfall occurring in Tropical Depression Champi before it strengthened into a tropical storm.
SAGE to publish the International Journal of Qualitative Methods
SAGE is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology to publish the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
Treatment restores some function in animal models of spinal muscular atrophy
In work involving several new generations of mouse model development, researchers have tested a therapeutic intervention for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that restores some function lost due to a mutation in one gene (SMN1) and amplifies the levels of protective genes (SMN2).
Endangered orangutans face a new threat
The loss of habitats is considered to be the greatest threat to the endangered orangutans.
Bubble plumes off Washington, Oregon suggest warmer ocean may be releasing frozen methane
The location of bubble plumes off the Pacific Northwest supports the idea that gradual ocean warming at about a third of a mile down may be releasing frozen methane in the seafloor.
Penn bioethicist calls on researchers for more evidence-based end-of-life care programs
Although the public and private sectors are currently engaged in an unprecedented array of efforts to improve end-of-life care, too many of these programs are not evidence-based.
Differences in treatment effect on out-of-balance microbiome in Crohn's disease
Different treatments for Crohn's disease in children affects their gut microbes in distinct ways, which has implications for future development of microbial-targeted therapies for these patients.
Rice U. study: Customer feedback helps spur employee creativity
Empowering customers to give feedback to service providers can have a key motivational impact on employees' creativity and customer satisfaction, two important service outcomes, according to a new study by management experts at Rice University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Maryland, the University of Minnesota and National Taiwan University.
Nanoelectronics researchers employ Titan for an electrifying simulation speedup
A team led by ETH Zurich's Mathieu Luisier used the Titan supercomputer to improve size and speed of nanoelectronics models.
Uncovering the secrets of sleep and circadian rhythms
Our circadian rhythms tell us when it's time to sleep and energize us at different times of the day; evidence suggests it also plays a role in the development of diseases such as cancer.
A novel and effective hyperthermia method for Schistosomiasis japonica prevention and treatment
The emerging resistance of schistosoma has been paid much attention and in urgent need for a novel strategy to control the prevalent parasitic zoonosis.
Study explores whether early life stress changes gene expression, increasing cardiovascular risk
Researchers are looking across the entire human genome to see if early life stress causes persistent changes in gene expression that increase the lifelong risk of cardiovascular disease.
More than one-third of perimenopausal women develop insomnia
Millions of women may likely be sleep-deprived. It's already a known fact that women are more predisposed to insomnia.
Soft robot changes color as it grips and walks (video)
Soft robots can bend, walk and grip. And, unlike their rigid counterparts, some can get flattened and bounce back into shape.
The Lancet Oncology: Study reveals high rates of preventable cancers in Indigenous peoples of high-income countries
Research published in The Lancet Oncology, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer on the scale and profile of cancer in indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has revealed high rates of often preventable cancers including lung and cervical cancer, emphasizing the need for targeted prevention strategies in these populations.
Loyola neurosurgeon Christopher Loftus, M.D., named Honorary Citizen of Changzhou, China
Neurosurgeon Christopher Loftus, M.D., of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine has been named an Honorary Citizen of the city of Changzhou, China.
Crohn's disease treatments don't fully restore healthy gut microbes in children
A gut microbe analysis of children receiving treatment for Crohn's disease reveals that diet-based and anti-inflammatory therapies alter different components of the microbial community without fully restoring the normal balance of gut bacteria and fungi.
New clinical guideline to help clinicians treat circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders
A new clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides clinicians with updated recommendations for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders.
Chapman University's second annual Survey of American Fears released
The survey asked respondents about 88 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, aging, sickness and health; natural and man-made disasters, claustrophobia, clowns and many other personal anxieties; and a host of others.
$6.7 million project aims to improve dialysis care
Helping kidney dialysis patients have healthier treatment sessions and longer lives is the goal of a new $6.7 million project at the University of Michigan.
What smacks into Ceres stays on Ceres, research suggests
A new set of high-velocity impact experiments suggests that the dwarf planet Ceres may be something of a cosmic dartboard: projectiles that slam into it tend to stick.
New concept to help set priorities in water management
The basic principle behind most strategies aimed at renaturalizing ecosystems is to increase biodiversity by restoring natural habitat structure.
High school teams awarded Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam™ grant for invention projects
The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded 14 teams of high school students up to $10,000 each in grant funding today as part of its 2015-2016 InvenTeam initiative to inspire young people to solve real-world problems through invention.
Suicide prevention program associated with reduction in suicide attempts
Counties that implemented Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention Program activities had lower rates of suicide attempts among young people ages 16 to 23 than counties that did not, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
One step closer to a new drug for alcohol dependence
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden might be one step closer to finding an effective drug for alcohol dependence.
Deadly bacteria stiff-arm the immune system
The most severe strep infections are often the work of one strain known as M1T1, named for the type of tentacle-like M protein projecting from the bacterium's surface.
Russian investor to boost VTT-originated Flexbright LED foil technology
VTT-originated Flexbright Oy and Russian company NNCRM have agreed on partnership to develop Flexbright's innovative LED foil project.
NASA's GPM sees some intense areas in Tropical Storm Koppu
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite analyzed rainfall within Tropical Storm Koppu and identified areas of some intense thunderstorms.
Welfare cuts will have negative impact on poor children's health
University of Liverpool experts have warned that proposed UK government welfare changes have serious implications for child health.
Mother's gestational diabetes diagnosis slows fetal brain response after meals
When a pregnant woman has gestational diabetes, her unborn child tends to react more slowly to sounds after the mother consumes sugary foods or drinks compared to the offspring of a woman who does not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Researchers find neural switch that turns dreams on and off
In dream or REM sleep, brain activity is more like awake than non-REM activity, and muscles are paralyzed.
Despite promise, vitamin D and calcium do not reduce colorectal cancer risk
The New England Journal of Medicine reports results of a 2,259-person study conducted at 11 academic medical centers showing that dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal of pre-cancerous colorectal adenomas (aka polyps) does not reduce risk of developing future adenomas.
Likely drug interactions in placenta could harm fetus
To date, studies in pregnant women examining transport of drugs across the placenta are rare and inadequate, said Tomo Nabekura, Ph.D.
Biodiversity stabilizes ecosystems during climate extremes
Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems from extreme conditions? A study of 46 grasslands in North America and Europe points to a promising answer: increasing plant diversity decreases the extent to which extremely wet or dry conditions disrupt grassland productivity.
Mathematicians find 'magic key' to drive Ramanujan's taxi-cab number
Taxi-cab numbers, among the most beloved integers in math, trace their origins to 1918 and what seemed like a casual insight by the Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Larger brains do not lead to high IQs
Is brain size related to cognitive ability of humans? This question has captured the attention of scientists for more than a century.
Effectively using the advice of experts
Expert advice can often be compromised by human frailties -- like their current mood or what their values are -- and should be treated accordingly, University of Melbourne Professor Mark Burgman says.
Expert passport officers better at detecting fraud using face recognition technology
Face-matching experts at the Australian Passport Office are 20 percent more accurate than average people at detecting fraud using automatic face recognition software, new research shows.
BrainShield to enhance football helmet effectiveness
Researchers at Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus have developed an impact-diverting decal that, when affixed to a helmet, can significantly reduce the sharp twisting and compression of the brain that occurs during most helmet impacts.
School absenteeism and early behavioral problems in kindergarten
At least 5 percent of children and adolescents in Germany are in need of psychiatric treatment.
High-speed search methods to better estimate climate threats to biodiversity
Researchers have found that although Arctic areas have experienced the most rapid warming to date, climate-related threats to the Amazon basin's biodiversity will eclipse those in other regions by the year 2100.
Developing Saurolophus dino found at 'Dragon's Tomb'
Scientists describe a perinatal group of Saurolophus angustirostris, a giant hadrosaur dinosaur, all likely from the same nest, found at 'Dragon's Tomb' in Mongolia, according to a study published Oct.
Scientists convert skin cells into functional placenta-generating cells
Seeking to generate placenta-generating cells, scientists screened for genes that support placenta development in mice.
CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment
A Case Western Reserve University researcher has received a five-year, $2.82 million National Institutes of Health grant to make chain-like nanoparticles that can carry drugs across the blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma multiforme.
NIH-funded researchers identify safe level to treat low blood sugar in newborns
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that treating hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, in newborns according to current recommendations is safe and appears to prevent brain damage.
Fracking chemicals tied to reduced sperm count in mice
Prenatal exposure to a mixture of chemicals used in the oil and natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at levels found in the environment lowered sperm counts in male mice when they reached adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology.
Using experts 'inexpertly' leads to policy failure, warn researchers
Evidence shows that experts are frequently fallible, say leading risk researchers, and policy makers should not act on expert advice without using rigorous methods that balance subjective distortions inherent in expert estimates.
Chesapeake Bay surface water temperature is increasing over time
A new study shows that surface water temperature in the Chesapeake Bay is increasing more rapidly than air temperature, signaling a need to look at the impact of warming waters on one of the largest and most productive estuaries in the world.
Lehigh researchers enlisted for new center to protect US power grid
Lehigh researchers are a major component of a new cybersecurity research center to develop and test new technologies to help modernize the US electrical power grid--the network of generating stations and transmission lines that produce and distribute electricity to homes, businesses and other users across the nation.
Lighting the way
A microscopy technique is poised to shine new light on biological questions: as sheets of light can scan everything from developing embryos to single cells or functioning brains, a technique called light-sheet microscopy is gaining traction.
Straw-colored fruit bats: Ecosystem service providers and record-breaking flyers
When searching for food, African straw-colored fruit bats cover greater distances than any other bat species studied to date.
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite sees strong wind shear affecting depression
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Depression Nora on Oct.
Study challenges scientific principle about Alzheimer's protein amyloid beta
Scientific Reports has recently published results that challenge the findings of studies to date on the initial aggregates formed by amyloid beta, a protein closely associated with the onset and development of Alzheimer's disease.
Parabens and their byproducts found in dolphins and other marine mammals
The common cosmetic and drug preservatives known as parabens are in thousands of products -- and, at low levels, in the vast majority of Americans.
Graft properties affect knee ligament surgery outcome more than surgical technique
In anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, graft stiffness and pre-strain play a more vital role than the choice of surgical technique, indicates a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
Chemical microdroplet computers are easier to teach than to design
Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw in cooperation with the Institute of Physics of the PAS and the University of Jena have developed the concept of a simple chemical computer made of microdroplets capable of searching databases.
Breakthrough research reveals a new target for Alzheimer's disease treatment
A research team led by Amantha Thathiah has determined that a protein -- known as GPR3 -- might play an important role in alleviating the cognitive deficits and reducing the generation of 'amyloid plaques.' These abnormal clusters of protein fragments build up between nerve cells and disrupt communication in the brain, which makes them prime suspects for causing Alzheimer's disease.
New data may help physicians better understand risk of lung cancer
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, second only to cardiovascular disease.
The dilemma of screening for prostate cancer
Primary care providers are put in a difficult position when screening their male patients for prostate cancer -- some guidelines suggest that testing the general population lacks evidence whereas others state that it is appropriate in certain patients.
A cosmic sackful of black coal
Dark smudges almost block out a rich star field in this new image captured by the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile.
Biochemists uncover structure of cellular memory mechanism
Biochemists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School uncover structure of cellular mechanism tied to thought, movement and other bodily functions.
Study charts 'genomic biography' of form of leukemia
A new study charts the 'genomic biography' of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, identifying gene mutations driving its growth, and tracing the shift in mutations as the disease progresses and develops resistance to chemotherapy, demonstrating the power of sequencing DNA in a large group of tumor tissue samples.
New guidelines for managing thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in adults
New, evidence-based recommendations from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) will help guide clinicians in managing patients with thyroid nodules, a common disorder that requires evaluation to distinguish benign nodules from malignancy, interpret biopsy results and molecular marker studies, and initiate risk assessment and cancer screening.
Extra brain cells make males remember sex
A pair of neurons have been found in the brain of male nematode worms that allow them to remember and seek sex even at the expense of food.
Researchers link organ transplant drug to rise in rare lymphoma
A study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has linked the immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil to an increased risk of central nervous system lymphoma in solid organ transplant patients.
The size of your hippocampi could indicate your risk of cognitive impairment
A larger brain volume could indicate a reduced risk of memory decline according to research published in the open-access journal Alzheimer's Research and Therapy.
Passenger Express Train to receive 2015 User-Centered Product Design Award
The overriding philosophy behind the design of the Hitachi Class 800/801 train was to develop a multidisciplinary design team with human factors playing a critical role from the outset.
Lower recidivism rates through improved education programs for female inmates
Women's prisons should be places of learning with a clear focus on the needs, problems, and relevant educational and qualificational requirements of female inmates.
Lawnmower emission reduction device wins national award
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students won a national sustainable development award last week for creating a device that drastically reduces harmful emissions from lawnmowers.
Low physical activity responsible for 17 percent of cardiovascular deaths in Argentina
Low levels of physical activity are responsible for 17 percent of cardiovascular deaths in Argentina, reveals research presented at the Argentine Society of Cardiology Congress by Dr.
Silver: The promising electrode winner for low-cost perovskite solar cells
OIST researchers have identified a contributing factor to short lifetime in perovskite solar cells with silver electrodes.
IASLC names Elsevier new publisher of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the world's largest organization dedicated solely to the study of lung cancer, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, jointly announce Elsevier's appointment as publisher of the IASLC's official journal, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, beginning January 2016.
Sticky situation
Many of the more than 46 million sound recordings archived throughout the US carry the risk of being destroyed during an attempt to digitize them, because magnetic audiotape can deteriorate over time.
Blood T cells are resistant to HIV's primary death pathway
Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that blood-derived T cells are resistant to the chief cause of cell death in HIV infection.
Redefining temperature with precision lasers
A team of Australian scientists has produced a precision laser device that creates an accurate international standard for temperature.
Free app empowers public to locate, recognize ancient fossils
A free app developed at the University of Kansas with support from the National Science Foundation will enable anyone with an iPhone or iPad to discover and classify fossils with the eye of a scientist.
Effects of traumatic injury and disease on functional brain networks examined in brain connectivity
New research clearly shows that injury, disease, and related therapeutic interventions can impact critical crosstalk and connectivity between functional networks and brain regions.
Oxytocin nose-drop brings marmoset partners closer
Scientists take a fresh look on how the 'social hormone' oxytocin affects couples, and show that marmosets are more attractive to their long-term mate after getting intranasal oxytocin.
How to fall gracefully if you're a robot
Researchers at Georgia Tech have identified a way to teach robots how to fall with grace and without serious damage.
Computers match doctors in predicting patient discharges
A computer can do as good a job of predicting how many patients will be discharged from a hospital unit on a given day as doctors and nurses can, according to new research from the University of Maryland's Robert H.
Research that is simply beyond belief
New research involving a psychologist from the University of York has revealed for the first time that both belief in God and prejudice towards immigrants can be reduced by directing magnetic energy into the brain.
A step forward in obtaining blood stem cells in laboratory
An international study led by researchers from IMIM has revealed that the intensity or efficiency of the activation of a protein called Notch, which is involved in the different phases of embryonic development, determines the fate of cells, i.e. if cells will form the aorta artery or blood (hematopoietic) stem cells.
Sleep deprivation affects stem cells, reducing transplant efficiency, study finds
Drowsy mice make poor stem cell donors, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Can work stress be linked to stroke?
Having a high stress job may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to an analysis of several studies.
What metabolism could reveal about aging and mortality
Why some people live much longer than others is an enduring mystery.
New studies look at impact of protected areas on poverty, human well-being
A substantial fraction of the Earth is now legally protected from damaging human activities.
New research could revolutionize flexible electronics, solar cells
Binghamton University researchers have demonstrated an eco-friendly process that enables unprecedented spatial control over the electrical properties of graphene oxide.
USC researcher Min Yu receives the NIH's New Innovator Award
For her research targeting rare and deadly breast cancer stem cells to develop individualized medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC scientist Min Yu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, has received the National Institute of Health's New Innovator Award.
The gaze that hinders expression
It is not enough to observe what abilities are altered in autistic subjects, we also need to understand how each function interacts with the others.
Affordable Care Act benefitted low-income HIV patients in Virginia, study finds
In an important examination of the effect of the Affordable Care Act, researchers have determined that low-income Virginians with HIV had better outcomes when enrolled in Affordable Care Act healthcare plans.
Researchers develop tool to predict need for life support
It is now possible to determine which patients have an increased chance of one day needing life support with mechanical ventilation.
Rising seas will drown mangrove forests
Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, international research published today says.
A molecular switch to stop inflammation
Our immune system is vital to us and can sometimes overreact causing chronic illnesses, such as for instance rheumatism and allergy.
Most teen mood swings decline with age
A new longitudinal study of adolescents looked at the development of teens' emotional stability.
125-million-year-old mammal fossil reveals the early evolution of hair and spines
Discovered in Spain, the fossil of the newly described, 125-million-year-old Spinolestes xenarthrosus is remarkably well-preserved, containing fur, hair follicles, hedgehog-like spines, organs and even a fungal skin infection.
Prehistoric mammal likely suffered from hair disease
An international team of researchers, together with participation from the University of Bonn, has investigated a stunning fossil finding from the Cretaceous period.

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