Handwashing with cool water as effective as hot for removing germs
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We all know that washing our hands can keep us from spreading germs and getting sick. But a new Rutgers-New Brunswick study found that cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as hot.
New genetic cause of childhood cancer found
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Scientists have identified a genetic mutation that causes a childhood kidney cancer called Wilms' tumour.
Neurologists describe a unique feature of the neurons responsible for sound localization
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To localize sounds, particularly low-frequency sounds, mammals must perceive minimal differences in the timing of signal reception between the two ears. LMU researchers now describe a unique feature of the neurons responsible ...
Better treatment for kidney cancer thanks to new mouse model
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Research in the field of kidney cancer, also called renal cancer, is vital, because many patients with this disease still cannot be cured today. Researchers from the University of Zurich have now identified some of the gene ...
Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO
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Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste.
Biologics before triple therapy not cost effective for rheumatoid arthritis
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Stepping up to biologic therapy when methotrexate monotherapy fails offers minimal incremental benefit over using a combination of drugs known as triple therapy, yet incurs large costs for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ...
Researchers discover new 'GPS' neuron
15 hours ago
An international research team led by the University of Amsterdam researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans' ability to navigate their ...
Some heart attack patients may not benefit from beta blockers
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New research challenges established medical practice that all heart attack patients should be on beta blockers.
Vision keeps maturing until mid-life: Brain research recasts timeline for visual cortex development
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The visual cortex, the human brain's vision-processing centre that was previously thought to mature and stabilize in the first few years of life, actually continues to develop until sometime in the late 30s or early 40s, ...
Toward an HIV cure: Research team develops test to detect hidden virus
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The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: How do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels undetectable to all ...