Toward Treating Disease The Way Artificial Limbs Replace The Function Of Lost Arms And Legs

The vision for a new branch of medicine, inspired by the ancient field that began with peg legs and hand hooks, commanded the spotlight in a major address by its pioneer here today at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s l...

Translating Nature's Library Yields Drug Leads For AIDS, Cancer, Alzheimer's Disease

An ingredient in a medicinal tea brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa — studied by scientists over the last 25 years — is showing significant promise as a drug lead in the long-sought goal of eliminating the AIDS virus from its sanctuaries in the ...

In-Home Intervention Improves Routines That Reduce Risk Of Childhood Obesity

Program increased children’s sleep time, decreased television watching and reduced weight gain In the battle to reduce childhood overweight and obesity, several in-home factors have been identified as reducing those risks – participation of children in regular family dinners, gett...

New Report Finds No Evidence That Safety-Net Patients Receive Substandard Primary Care

A new study by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) finds no evidence that primary care physicians provide “second-class” care to Medicaid, uninsured and other patients who rely on the nation’s safety-net s...

Graphic Anti-Tobacco Ad Campaign Helped 100K People Stop Smoking

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online An estimated 100,000 people will likely quit smoking permanently as a result of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Tips From Former Smokers” national educational and advertising campaign, the agency announc...

Back To School Jitters Can Be Genetically Inherited, Researchers Claim

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Parents – if your children appear to have back to school jitters on their first week back in the classroom, it may be your fault, according to researchers from the Université de Montréal. Richard Tremblay, a professor emeri...

Dads With Smaller Testes More Likely To Be Involved In Parenting

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Emory University, aimed at determining why some fathers invest more energy in parenting than others, has discovered that the size of a man’s testicles make a difference. The findings, published in , revea...

Erogenous Zones: Separating Myth From Fact

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Erogenous zones, or those areas of the body which arouse a person sexually, have long been puzzling to neuroscientists and other researchers. It had been widely assumed, of course, that most men have just one area of the body ...

More Research Needed To Better Understand Caffeine Addiction

[ Watch the Video: Caffeine Addiction In The Spotlight ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Have you been jonesing for a cup of joe lately? Well research published in the shows that caffeine addiction could be far from harmless. Caffeine is one of the two most w...

MERS-CoV Treatment Effective In Monkeys

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome in a recently developed monkey model of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Their study, which ...
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