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  • Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique
    A new study has found that an Inuit population in Canada's Arctic are genetically distinct from any known group, and certain genetic variants are correlated with brain aneurysm. ... Read more »
  • Widespread aspirin use despite few benefits, high risks
    Nearly 30 million Americans older than 40 take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease. More than 6 million Americans take aspirin daily without physician's recommendation. Nearly half of Americans more than 70 years of age without cardiovascular disease, an estimate of nearly 10 million people, take aspirin daily -- despite... Read more »
  • Using antibiotics without a prescription is a prevalent public health problem
    People using antibiotics without a prescription seems to be a prevalent public health problem. Antibiotics were obtained through various means, including saving leftover prescriptions for later use, getting them from friends and family, or obtaining them from local markets 'under the counter.' ... Read more »
  • How fat prawns can save lives
    New research provides a roadmap for how entrepreneurs can harness freshwater prawns' voracious appetite for snails to reduce the transmission of schistosomiasis-causing parasites while still making a profit selling the tasty animals as food. The study shows how small-scale farming of freshwater prawns could be a win-win for communities in... Read more »
  • Maintaining shelf-stable drugs
    A new mathematical model describes how highly concentrated antibody solutions separate into different phases, similar to an oil and water mixture, which can reduce the stability and shelf-life of some drugs. ... Read more »
  • Technologies for the directed evolution of cell therapies
    New research highlights how the next generation of therapies are moving beyond the use of small molecules and proteins to using whole cells. ... Read more »
  • College spending habits may predict when 'adulting' starts
    How well you manage your money in college may determine when you'll ultimately achieve 'adult identity,' according to a new study. ... Read more »
  • New study explains the molecular mechanism for the therapeutic effects of cilantro
    Herbs, including cilantro, have a long history of use as folk medicine anticonvulsants. Until now, many of the underlying mechanisms of how the herbs worked remained unknown. In a new study, researchers uncovered the molecular action that enables cilantro to effectively delay certain seizures common in epilepsy and other diseases. ... Read more »
  • Social isolation stresses rodents
    The traditional method of housing mice and rats alone increases stress and worsens epilepsy, according to a new study. The added stress could complicate results of pre-clinical drug trials. ... Read more »
  • Big data clarifies emotional circuit development
    Several brain circuits that identify emotions are solidified early in development and include diverse regions beyond the amygdala, according to new research in children, adolescents, and young adults. ... Read more »

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