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Nicotine Withdrawal

Animal Study Suggests Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help with Nicotine...

In a mouse study, a drug that has helped millions of people around the world manage their diabetes might also help people ready to...
antibiotics

Beewolves Have Been Successfully Using the Same Antibiotics for 68 Million...

The discovery of penicillin about 90 years ago and the widespread introduction of antibiotics to combat infectious diseases have revolutionized human medicine. However, in...
potato beetles

Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Gives Insight into Major Agricultural Pest

The Colorado potato beetle is notorious for its role in starting the pesticide industry — and for its ability to resist the insecticides developed...
HIV-Positive Kidney Transplants

Johns Hopkins is the First Center in the United States Approved...

Johns Hopkins hopes to become the first hospital in the U.S. to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants from living donors. Potential kidney donors are...
earthquakes

Pressure Points for Human-Induced Earthquakes

Observations of induced earthquakes inspired KAUST researchers to develop a physics-based rupture model to determine the conditions most likely to cause large earthquakes. Potentially...
corneal transplants

New Study Offers Added Hope for Patients Awaiting Corneal Transplants

New national research led by Jonathan Lass of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has found that corneal donor tissue can be safely...
depression

Women Survive Crises Better Than Men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical...
Maternal Deaths

As U.S. Maternal Deaths Rise, UMD Research Underscores Impact of Flawed...

New research from the University of Maryland Population Research Center(MPRC), published in Birth, investigates the rapidly increasing rate of maternal mortality—the death of a...
Winter road salt

Winter Road Salt, Fertilizers Turning North American Waterways Increasingly Saltier

Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways....
scleroderma

Stem Cell Transplant for Severe Scleroderma Improves Survival, Quality of Life

New clinical trial findings show that a therapeutic regimen involving transplantation of a person’s own blood-forming stem cells can improve survival and quality of...
asthma

Uncovering Asthma’s Genetic Origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this...
hepatitis C

Emory Researchers and Colleagues Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Hepatitis C...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant over four years to a team of researchers to study the elimination of hepatitis...
atmospheric organic aerosol

Cleaner Air, Longer Lives

The air we breathe contains particulate matter from a range of natural and human-related sources. Particulate matter is responsible for thousands of premature deaths...
asthma

Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma...

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and...
fetal therapy

Bioethicists Call For Caution in Use of Rare Experimental Fetal Therapy

Citing uncertainties about the risks and benefits of an experimental therapy for fetuses whose kidneys do not develop, bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and a...
Sleep apnea, Prostate cancer, pulmonary hypertension, chronic disease, heart failure

Genes on Y Chromosome Protect Against Pulmonary Hypertension, Study Suggests

Findings A new UCLA study suggests that the Y chromosome provides protection against the development of pulmonary hypertension and may be the reason the disease...
SensorSat

Monitoring Activity in the Geosynchronous Belt

In the darkness of 2 a.m. on Aug. 26, the sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida, lit up with the bright plume of a Minotaur rocket...
Dense Breasts

Abbreviated Breast MRI May Be Additional Screening Option for Dense Breasts

Among women with dense breast tissue, for whom traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting cancer, who request additional screening after a negative mammogram,...
health disparities

Price Changes for Seven Foods Could Save Thousands of Lives per...

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address...
kidney transplant

Small Changes to Organ Procurement System Could Lead to More Life-Saving...

Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across...