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Vitamin Protects Mice from Diabetes Complications

May 27, 2016 1:11 pm | Comments

A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside (NR), can lower blood sugar levels, reduce fatty liver and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

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Fasting-like Diet Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

May 27, 2016 1:02 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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Brain Needs Cleaning to Stay Healthy

May 27, 2016 12:49 pm | by Public Library of Science | Comments

New research has revealed the mechanisms that keep the brain clean during neurodegenerative diseases.

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NASA Hits Snag While Inflating New Room at Space Station

May 27, 2016 12:46 pm | by Associated Press, Marcia Dunn | Comments

NASA hit a snag while trying to inflate an experimental room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on indefinite hold.

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X-rays Help Scientists Understand Why Fat is Yummy

May 27, 2016 12:44 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

Fat-free ice cream, for all its healthy merits, melts the wrong way. Two seconds on the tongue and it's a slush of milk, flavoring and water instead of the rich glob of slowly melting cream we grew to love as kids. When it comes to taste memories, fats are forever.

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First-of-its-kind Procedure Combines Scalp, Skull, Kidney, Pancreas Transplant

May 27, 2016 12:36 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Simultaneous transplantation of a "composite" skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas--all from the same donor--provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing scalp defect and declining organ kidney and pancreas function.

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Silver Boa Discovered in Bahamas Islands

May 27, 2016 11:07 am | by Harvard University | Comments

The team encountered the first individual, a beautiful meter-long silvery female, climbing in a Silver Palm tree near the water's edge on a remote island in the southern Bahamas.

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First ‘Superbug’ with Complete Antibiotic Resistance Appears in Pennsylvania Woman

May 27, 2016 9:58 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Comments

For more than a decade, doctors and scientists have warned that evolving bacteria could soon lead to “superbug” germs resistant to all current antibiotics, ushering in a new era of medicine in the United States – and beyond.

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Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting MicroRNA Levels

May 27, 2016 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

By increasing the level of a specific microRNA molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance to a common treatment drug.

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Protein That Puts the Brakes on Melanin Found

May 27, 2016 9:33 am | by Brown University | Comments

A year and a half ago, researchers at Brown University found a molecular gas pedal for melanin production. Now they've found a brake.

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How a Huge Landslide Shaped Zion National Park

May 27, 2016 9:25 am | by University of Utah | Comments

A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a "rock avalanche," creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years.

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Defect in Enzyme Keeps Cardinals From Turning Red

May 27, 2016 9:17 am | by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis | Comments

For many birds, just like for many people, red is the color of love. And, as with so many things, there is science behind the color.

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Brain Scans Reveal Hidden Consciousness in Patients

May 27, 2016 9:08 am | by Associated Press, Malcom Ritter | Comments

A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness.

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Immune Defects May Cause Chronic Itching

May 27, 2016 8:58 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

People who suffer itching with no clear cause may have previously unrecognized immune system defects. In a small study of such patients, researchers identified immune system irregularities that may prompt the urge to scratch.

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Paper Sensor Monitors Sun Exposure

May 26, 2016 3:18 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Summer is around the corner — time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer.

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