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Keeping the heart's electrical system running

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of blocked electrical impulses to the heart and could be an effective treatment for certain types of heart disease known as ...

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E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to mouth, study finds

A new UCLA study suggests that e-cigarettes may not be significantly safer than tobacco cigarettes. The research, which was conducted on cultured cells, found that e-cigarettes contain toxic substances and nanoparticles that ...

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Researchers develop method to map cancer progression

A team of scientists has developed a computational method to map cancer progression, an advance that offers new insights into the factors that spur this affliction as well as new ways of selecting effective therapies.

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Epigenetics: New tool for precision medicine

Four new papers, co-published by an international consortium of biomedical researchers, mark the feasibility of epigenetic analysis for clinical diagnostics and precision medicine. Epigenetic analysis addresses key limitations ...

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Summer heats up our emotions, too

Emotions can heat up when it is hot outside, says University of Alabama at Birmingham psychologist Josh Klapow, Ph.D. Numerous studies have shown heat is related to increased aggressive/violent behavior.

Breakthrough in brain tumour research

A potentially ground-breaking scientific breakthrough with far-reaching consequences for future treatments of brain tumours is to be revealed at an international research meeting in Poland today.

Phantom fullness—feeling full on an empty stomach

Less calories in combination with a high dietary fibre content result in more satiation than high-calorie foods with less dietary fibres. However, the first combination results in an empty stomach. A study conducted by Wageningen ...

Food's transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key factor ...

Does a Fitbit make you more active?

My wife recently purchased a FitBit Alta activity tracker that she absolutely loves. She is constantly looking at the number of steps she's taken throughout the day, and rejoices like a child when she hits a milestone (i.e. ...

Have LEGO toys become more violent over time?

When I think of the Danish company LEGO, the first image that comes to mind is their classical LEGO brick, and I am sure I am not the only one. This simple but advanced toy was designed to spur children's imagination and ...

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