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Unpaid bills complicate EU science budget crisis

41 min ago from News @ Nature

A political impasse and a mounting pile of debts pose a threat to research in Europe.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16392

Lab-grown spinal cords

1 hour ago from The Guardian - Science

Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords in a Petri dish. Continue reading...

Rachel Bilson steps out for the first time since giving birth

1 hour ago from UPI

Veronica LinaresLOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- New mom Rachel Bilson was spotted out and about in Los Angeles Monday in her first outing since giving birth sometime earlier this...

Enabling the hearing impaired to locate human speakers

2 hours ago from Physorg

New wireless microphones systems developed at EPFL should allow the hearing impaired to aurally identify, even with closed eyes, the location of the person speaking. This new technology will be...

US to propose stricter smog standard

4 hours ago from Physorg

Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma,...

Don Lemon criticized for marijuana remark during Ferguson coverage

6 hours ago from UPI

Kate StantonNEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- CNN anchor Don Lemon noted a "smell of marijuana in the air" during his coverage of the protests in Ferguson.

Well: Why Antioxidants Don’t Belong in Your Workout

8 hours ago from NY Times Health

Antioxidant vitamins are enormously popular with people who exercise, but studies suggest they can blunt the benefits of exercise both on the jogging track and in the weight room.

National Briefing | Health: Study Finds Most With H.I.V. Don’t Take Medicine

10 hours ago from NY Times Health

Just 30 percent of Americans with H.I.V. have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, health officials said Tuesday.

Study: Being overweight or obese led to 481,000 cancers in one year

11 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Looking for ways to reduce your risk of cancer? Try losing weight.

Toddler accidentally shoots and kills mother in Tulsa, Okla.

11 hours ago from UPI

Frances BurnsTULSA, Okla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Tulsa, Okla., mother of two was accidentally shot by her toddler with a semi-automatic handgun as she changed her baby's diaper, police...

Shared Manicure Tools Linked to Rare HIV Infection

12 hours ago from Live Science

In a rare case, researchers report that a 22-year-old woman in Brazil who tested positive for HIV likely contracted the virus by sharing manicure instruments with an HIV-infected cousin.

Panel Rejects Sternest F.D.A. Warning for Steroid Shots

13 hours ago from NY Times Health

Recommending the toughest federal alert would have signaled to doctors that the risks of use outweighed any potential therapeutic benefit for patients.

Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children

13 hours ago from Physorg

The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published...

Students create microbe to weaken superbug

14 hours ago from Physorg

A team of undergraduate students from the University of Waterloo have designed a synthetic organism that may one day help doctors treat MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug.

The molecular path of best resilience

15 hours ago from

Many studies focus on susceptibility to stress and how it triggers depression. But a new study highlights a protein important in resilience, showing that resisting stress takes work, too.

Researchers Identify Genetic Markers That May Predispose Individuals for Kidney Injury

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified genetic markers that may help to identify individuals at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) in the hospital setting. The study offers new clues about the development...

Mere expectation of treatment can improve brain activity in Parkinson's patients

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study. "The findings highlight the power of...

Fuzzy Trace Theory: People Know Antibiotics Don't Cure Viruses But Still Ask For Them

17 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

People know that antibiotics won't help viruses. So why ask doctors for antibiotics? Subbotina Anna/ShuttstockBy David Broniatowski, George Washington University; Eili Klein, Johns Hopkins University, and Valerie Reyna, Cornell University read...

Strain 115 : The Killer Bacteria Inside Your Thanksgiving Turkey

17 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

While an alarming number of wealthy people think organic food contains no chemicals, the opposite is true. Not only is everything chemical, the most organic of organic Thanksgiving meals is...

Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications

17 hours ago from Science Daily

People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to...

Patients at emergency departments regarded as 'symptoms,' researcher says

17 hours ago from Science Daily

The healthcare work of providing care at Emergency departments is medicalized and result-driven. As a consequence of this, patients are regarded as “symptoms”, and are shunted around the department as...

Guts of obese dogs look similar to those of obese people

18 hours ago from Science NOW

Study hints that diversity of the body’s bacteria may play a role in obesity

Ethiopia hopes to set world record for HIV tests

19 hours ago from AP Science

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day....

Another reason to be thankful: Turkeys may be lifesavers

19 hours ago from Physorg

While the turkey you eat on Thursday will bring your stomach happiness and could probably kick-start an afternoon nap, it may also save your life one day.

Plant-Based Compound May Protect Against Weight Gain

19 hours ago from Live Science

A compound called berberine that is found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may trigger the body to burn calories, a new study in mice finds.

Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

20 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health...

No Turkey, Thanks! Stay Vegan for Healthier Holiday

20 hours ago from Live Science

People who stick to a vegan diet can face their turkey-eating family with a bit more confidence this Thanksgiving. Two new studies show why a plant-based diet is best for...

Thanksgiving Science: Why Gratitude Is Good for You

20 hours ago from Live Science

From lowering blood pressure to relieving depression, expressing gratitude can be a powerful boost to health, experts say.