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Lyme disease

Cascading Inflammation Associated with Lyme Arthritis Linked to Overactive Immune Response

Every year, more than 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease, an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium transferred during a tick bite. In a small percentage...
air pollution

Arctic Clouds Highly Sensitive to Air Pollution

In 1870, explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, trekking across the barren and remote ice cap of Greenland, saw something most people wouldn’t expect in such...
protein

Meet the Tiny Machines in Cells That Massacre Viruses

When viruses infect the body’s cells, those cells face a difficult problem. How can they destroy viruses without harming themselves? Scientists at University of...
communications

Lightning-Fast Communications

A mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830s known as a perovskite holds a key to the next step in ultra-high-speed communications and computing. Researchers...
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With Midlife Comes Sexual Wisdom: Pitt Research Shows Women’s Sexuality Adapts...

While women experience changes with the menopausal transition that can negatively affect their sex lives, they often adapt behaviorally and psychologically to these changes,...
blindness

Researchers Identify Protein That Plays Key Role in Diabetic Blindness

For millions of Americans, their world is dissolving into an unrecognizable blur. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease affecting one-third of the estimated 30...
tyrannosaur

Newly Discovered Tyrannosaur Fossil Represents the Most Complete Found in the...

A remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah was...
lakes

Waves in Lakes Make Waves in the Earth

Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves...
old faithful

Old Faithful’s Geological Heart Revealed

Old Faithful is Yellowstone National Park’s most famous landmark. Millions of visitors come to the park every year to see the geyser erupt every...
blood thinner

Genetic Testing Helps Set Safe Dose of Common Blood Thinner

Warfarin is a blood thinner that is commonly prescribed to patients to prevent life-threatening blood clots. Despite its longtime use, warfarin remains tricky to...
hypothermia

Boosting a Lipid Fuel Makes Mice Less Sensitive to the Cold

When grandpa nudges the settings on the thermostat, there’s likely a good reason. Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age....
blood pressure

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality...

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of...
liver cancer

Putting It to the Test

It’s estimated that about 788,000 people worldwide died of liver cancer in 2015, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, according to the latest statistics...
plasticity

Scientists Restore Youthful Plasticity to the Brains of Adult Mice

Like much of the rest of the body, the brain loses flexibility with age, impacting the ability to learn, remember and adapt. Now, scientists...
Carey-Fineman-Ziter syndrome

NIH and Collaborators Identify the Genomic Cause for Carey-fineman-ziter Syndrome

An international team of researchers has identified genomic mutations for Carey-Fineman-Ziter (CFZS) syndrome, a very rare congenital myopathy (inherited muscle disorder) characterized by facial...
prostate cancer

Researchers Propose New Approach to Identify Genetic Mutations in Men with...

Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer, despite the fact that it is one of the most...
sclerosis

Study Highlights Role of Rare Genetic Mutations in ALS

Ninety to 95 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases are “sporadic,” meaning these patients had no clear family history of the condition and...
lithium

Piling on Pressure Solves Enduring Mystery about Metal’s Makeup

Scientists have solved decades long puzzle about lithium, an essential metal in cellphone and computer batteries. Using extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing, the...
Antibioticsvideo

Finding the Perfect Match: A New Approach to Battle Drug-resistant Bacteria

Antibiotics were the wonder drug of the 20th century, but persistent use and over-prescription have opened the door that has allowed bacteria to evolve...
spintronics

A New Spin on Electronics

A University of Utah-led team has discovered that a class of “miracle materials” called organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites could be a game changer for future...