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New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge”

Researchers from several U.S. universities this week announced a new diabetes treatment method that uses a “smart sponge” as a drug delivery device. The injectable sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core, expanding and contracting in response to blood sugar levels …

Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study
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Though a mother’s health during pregnancy can dramatically affect the health of a child, researchers have now found evidence that the health of fathers may also contribute. A new study out of the University of Adelaide has found “molecular signals” …

Lionfish Moving into the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean

A deep-sea expedition last month found that Atlantic Ocean lionfish are moving into the Atlantic coast in large numbers. Even more disturbing for researchers was the fact that the lionfish found during the expedition were large, meaning they can more …

Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for …

Vaccinations in Children Protect the Elderly, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that vaccines given to children to prevent blood and ear infections are reducing the spread of pneumonia to older, at-risk adults. In fact, Vanderbilt University researchers …

U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The …

Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics
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Google has just unveiled a nice little data sharing tool for businesses that aims to keep up with the latest data available from studies Google chooses to include. It lets you easily get right to the data points you’re looking …

New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia this week announced that a new anti-cancer compound shows promise in treating a common type of breast cancer. The compounds, known as BH3-mimetics, have been shown to be effective …

Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study

Everyone knows that exercise is good for human health, but a new study has shown that it can actually alter DNA expression in our bodies. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, looked at fat cells in the bodies …

Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. …

Being a Night Owl Could Lead to Weight Gain, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Sleep has linked late nights and less sleep with a susceptibility for weight gain. The study, conducted by researchers at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that patients …

Antibacterial Soap Could Harm Babies, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal Endocrine Reviews has shown that exposure to certain antibacterial soaps could harm nursing babies. The study, performed by researchers at the University of Tennessee, showed that the survival rates of nursing baby rats …

New Drug Could Help Fight Type 1 Diabetes
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A clinical trial of a new vaccine may have found a new method to combat type 1 diabetes. A team of researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center conducted the trial, which found that the “DNA reverse vaccine” reduced levels …

Crohn’s Disease Linked to Common Virus

Researchers in Sweden have tentatively linked Crohn’s disease to an enterovirus that is commonly found in the intestines. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause chronic diarrhea and stomach pain. The cause of the disease …

Teen Fitness Linked to Lower Suicide Risks, Shows Study

A new study has found that being fit as a teenager could be linked to a reduced risk of suicide as an adult. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg looked at a study of over 1.1 million Swedish men born …

Weight Loss Doesn’t Lower Heart Risks For Diabetics, Shows Study

A long-term study of weight loss among Type 2 diabetics has just concluded, yielding interesting results that have been published in the most recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The 11-year trial looked at more than 5,000 …

Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study
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A new study published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found no link betweek vaccinations and Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome. The disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, leading to weak hands and …

Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Shows Study

A new study published in the journal BMC Genomics has found that famous albino gorilla Snowflake’s white hair was caused by inbreeding. Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain have sequenced …

Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that the aggression so commonly seen among siblings can negatively impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) looked at sibling …

Study: Almost Everyone Is ‘Homing From Work,’ But More Are Working Longer Hours Study: Almost Everyone Is ‘Homing From Work,’ But More Are Working Longer Hours
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According to a new study, more workers are reporting a better work/life balance than they were two years ago. Captivate’s Office Pulse surveyed over 4,000 “white-collar” workers across North America, and found an 11% increase in the number of people …

Oldest Tumor Found in Neanderthal Bones
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The oldest human tumor ever dated has now been found in the bones of a neanderthal. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have published a new study in the journal PLOS ONE stating that the tumor was a form of …