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  • Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability
    A new study has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communication skills that enable them to engage and interact well with their peers in social settings. ... Read more »
  • PET imaging tracks Zika virus infection, disease progression in mouse model
    For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a study. Traditional methods of infectious disease research using animal models provide limited information about disease progression until the study's endpoint, when investigators can analyze tissues... Read more »
  • What motivates men to donate sperm online? World-first study
    A world-first study into online sperm donor behavior has revealed the importance men place on their family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to women they meet online. ... Read more »
  • Metabolism switch signals end for healing hearts
    Researchers have identified the process that shuts down the human heart's ability to heal itself, and are now searching for a drug to reverse it. Scientists have shown a metabolic pathway governs the loss of the heart's proliferative capacity. ... Read more »
  • Risks vary widely in drone-human impacts
    New research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. ... Read more »
  • Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers
    Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation. ... Read more »
  • Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit
    Pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking, new research indicates. ... Read more »
  • Home blood pressure monitoring for hypertension best combined with intensive support
    People who monitor their own blood pressure at home are most likely to see a benefit if they combine it with individually tailored intensive support, according to a new systematic literature review and meta-analysis. ... Read more »
  • Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study. ... Read more »
  • What web browsers and proteins have in common
    The discovery of a previously overlooked site on protein molecules may solve a mystery about how proteins are able to carry out specialized functions in living cells. ... Read more »

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