Physical Activity May Reduce Age-Related Movement ProblemsPhysical activity may help improve movement problems linked to brain lesions in older people. The results highlight the importance of an active lifestyle for older adults.
Novel Approach Gives Insights Into Tumor DevelopmentScientists used a powerful new technique to systematically turn off all the genes in mouse lung cancer cells and test how they affect tumor growth and metastasis.
Genetics Help Predict Heart Disease Risk, Statin BenefitsResearchers found that a set of genetic variants could identify people at risk for coronary heart disease and who would benefit most from statin therapy.
Today, President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse tal […]
Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land, a similar "greening" event--a massive bloom of microscopic plants, or phytoplankton--unfolds each spring in the North Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Arctic. Fertilized by nutrients that have built up during the winter, the cool waters of the North Atlantic come al […]
Ultra-high-speed and programmable networks have the potential not only to make the Internet faster, more secure and more accessible, but also to enable completely new kinds of applications that can transform how we live, work, learn and communicate. Cities across the country with gigabit network connectivity, from Chattanooga, ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/ […]
Alzheimer's disease, a severe and progressive degenerative condition that leads to dementia, affects millions of people in the U.S. At present, there is no cure. Unless new treatments emerge, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 13.8 million people in the U.S. will live with Alzheimer's-related dementia by 2050.
A team of investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block. The team has done preclinical testing and optimization as reported in a recent issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.
Personalized medicine is getting closer to reality for women with late-stage ovarian cancer. An experimental immunotherapy is in the works that can target an individual woman's tumor and extend the time period between initial treatment and the cancer's return.
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