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November 3, 2015

New studies question the treatment of female infertility with stem cells

It has been claimed that a treatment for female infertility will be available by stem cell therapy. But a new study questions whether new egg cells can be produced using…
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November 3, 2015

Rural-to-urban migration associated with negative environmental effects in Chinese cities

A strong correlation has been found between the influx of labor migrants from rural to urban areas and negative environmental effects on those destination cities.
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November 3, 2015

Some chemicals less damaging to ozone can degrade to long-lived greenhouse gas

Some substitutes for ozone-damaging chemicals being phased out worldwide under international agreements are themselves potent greenhouse gases and contribute to warming. Now, a new study shows for the first time…
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November 3, 2015

The surprising trick jellyfish use to swim

Through clever experiments and insightful math, an interdisciplinary research team has revealed a startling truth about how jellyfish and lampreys, another ancient species that undulate like eels, move through the…
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November 3, 2015

Effectiveness of efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children

Researchers evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one treatment could transition to efavirenz-based therapy without risk of viral failure.
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November 3, 2015

Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Although the absolute risk was low, researchers found an increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy among children in Denmark who had a hospital-diagnosed pertussis infection, compared with the general population, according…
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November 3, 2015

Study examines bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea

Although gonorrhea susceptibility to the antibiotic cefixime has been improving in recent years, suggesting a halt of a drift towards antibiotic resistance, data for 2014 indicates a worsening of susceptibility,…
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November 3, 2015

Endovascular intervention compared to standard treatment for stroke

In a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, an endovascular intervention (such as use of a very small catheter to remove a blood clot)…
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November 3, 2015

Increase seen in prescription drug use in United States

Between 1999-2012, overall prescription drug use increased among US adults, with this increase seen for the majority of but not all drug classes, according to a study.
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November 3, 2015

Being moody may help us adapt to change

It's long been known that mood biases our judgments and perceptions, but this effect has usually been regarded as irrational or disadvantageous. A new theory argues that mood draws on…
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