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Nobel medicine prize board member resigns over surgeon investigation

1 hour ago from Physorg

Swedish genetics professor Urban Lendahl has resigned from the body which awards the Nobel medicine prize over an investigation into controversial surgeon Paolo Macchiarini.

Gene family turns cancer cells into aggressive stem cells that keep growing

2 hours ago from Science Daily

An examination of 130 gene expression studies in 10 solid cancers has found that when any of four related genes is overexpressed, patients have much worse outcomes, including reduced survival.

Study evaluates pay-for-performance program for Medicaid children in an ACO

2 hours ago from Science Daily

The first pay-for-performance (P4P) evaluation of pediatricians under a full-risk Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) for children shows P4P incentives were partially responsible for higher performance on quality measures across...

Pioneering discovery leads to potential preventive treatment for sudden cardiac death

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Roughly 15 years ago, a team of researchers discovered the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common culprit in cases of...

A football helmet design that listens to physics

2 hours ago from Science Daily

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed could blunt some dangerous physics that today's head protection ignores.

Using the physics of your perfect pancake to help save sight

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.

Iman returns to Twitter after weeks-long hiatus following Bowie's death

4 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- David Bowie's wife Iman returned to Twitter this weekend after an absence of nearly three weeks.

Single-lesion biopsy may be insufficient to choose therapy targeting resistance mutations

4 hours ago from Science Daily

When metastatic tumors driven by drug-targetable genetic mutations become resistant to a targeted therapy drug, the usual practice is to test a single metastatic lesion for new mutations that can...

Want a well-rounded workout regimen? Add tai chi for flexibility -- and serenity

7 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Walk through the shade-dappled woods of Mar Vista Recreation Center in the morning and you'll probably spot tai chi students going through their slow and graceful routines. And if you...

Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

12 hours ago from Physorg

The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf...

NY governor moves to stop 'gay conversion' therapy for kids

1 day ago from AP Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number...

Proteomics and precision medicine

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have used personalized proteomics to devise a successful treatment strategy for a patient with uveitis, a potentially blinding eye disease that can have many causes, making it particularly difficult...

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo still weighing decision on surgery

1 day ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo confirmed from Super Bowl 50 that he will wait until early March before deciding whether to have surgery.

Yes, you should stretch before exercise - but only the proper way

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

Some experts say stretching before exercise helps performance and lessens injuries. But, believe it or not, others say stretching does the opposite. Who's right? Proponents point to people who can't...

Where infants sleep may affect how long they are breastfed

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, pregnant women who expressed a...

The fat that refuses to disappear

1 day ago from Science Blog

Obese people aren’t always big because they eat too much. Some types of fat tissue won’t go away no matter how much one diets or exercises. And you don’t necessarily...

Ernie Els one shot back in Dubai Desert Classic

1 day ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Spain's Rafeal Cabrera-Bello shot his second consecutive 5-under 67.

Global Health: Growing Support Among Experts for Zika Advice to Delay Pregnancy

1 day ago from NY Times Science

Infectious diseases experts say the approach could work, but others see it as unrealistic in areas where access to contraception and abortions is limited.

New method for rapid detection of infection in wounds

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new method for detection of infection in wounds could take physicians less than a minute to complete, rather than the current 24 hours it takes for diagnosis.

New Dust Mite Allergens Discovered

2 days ago from C&EN

Medicinal Chemistry: Study finds allergens unique to a group of Thai patients, paving the way to personalized allergy treatment

Way Before Zika, Rubella Changed Minds on Abortion

2 days ago from National Geographic

In the 1960s, an outbreak of rubella virus expanded women’s access to abortion in the United States. Could Zika do the same in Latin America?

Enjoy your sneeze: It may mean you won’t get brain cancer

2 days ago from Science Blog

If allergy season has you sneezing, wheezing or itching, is your risk of developing a deadly form of brain cancer less? No one can say for sure, but researchers found...

Food Surgeon replaces Reese's filling with Oreo cream

2 days ago from UPI

Daniel UriaWASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A YouTube user known as The Food Surgeon surgically removed the filling from a Reese's peanut butter cup and replaced it with Oreo cream.

KFC identifies man's 'vile' meal as deep fried 'kidney or lung'

2 days ago from UPI

Ben HooperLABRADOR, Australia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An Australian man who found something "vile" when he bit into a piece of KFC fried chicken likely received a "kidney or lung,"...

With $3M Award, HSU Generates Stem Cell Scholars

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Humboldt State's cutting-edge program to prepare the next generation of stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals has received a major boost.

Anti-drug efforts in sports in 1983

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

In a 1983 broadcast of “Face the Nation,” CBS News’ Lesley Stahl and a panel discussed how organized sports are combating the problem of drug addiction

Cancelar Rio-2016 por zika no es una posibilidad: gobierno Brasil

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Asegurarán el eficaz combate a los criaderos del Aedes aegypti

Países con zika deben dar acceso a anticonceptivos y aborto: ONU

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Principalmente se refería a países de Sudamérica