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Nature Imagery Calms Prisoners

University of Utah professor Nalini Nadkarni (right) interviews an inmate (left) about his experiences with viewing nature videos. Photo credit: Benj Drummond   Nature Imagery Calms Prisoners NASA Partnership to bring  space imagery into prisons too Sweeping shots of majestic …

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New blood test reveals risk of coronary artery disease

Two blood tests have been found to reveal more information about the prognosis for coronary artery disease than any other factor studied.   New blood test reveals risk of coronary artery disease A study led by researchers at Uppsala University, …

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Finding the immune clock of pregnancy

Stanford researchers have discovered how the immune system of women changes during pregnancy, which may help them predict when a preterm birth is likely. Konstantin Christian/Shutterstock   Finding the immune clock of pregnancy Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely …

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Battle of the B Cells

Immune cells called B cells battle each other to produce the best antibody. Here, green represents the B cells that are producing the “winning” antibody, which stamp out competing B cells (other colors). Image: Carroll lab   Battle of the …

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Helping people with diabetes to balance

Vital clues may be disrupted between the feet and brain for people with diabetes   Helping people with diabetes to balance Shoe insoles are being trialled to improve balance, walking and physical activity in adults with type 2 diabetes and …

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Restricting HIV-1 infection

    Restricting HIV-1 infection by Leigh MacMillan The HIV-1 capsid protein (CA) interacts with viral factors that support infection and host factors that restrict it. The host protein cyclophilin A (CypA) binds to CA and enhances the action of …

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Extreme Exposure

  Extreme Exposure Researchers unravel the negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes, such as weight, gestation and abnormalities By Julie Cohen Although common opinion holds that exposure to pesticides increases adverse birth outcomes, the existing body of scientific …

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Psychotic experiences flag raised suicide risk

The risk of suicidal thoughts was five or six times higher in children aged under 12 who had experienced psychosis   Psychotic experiences flag raised suicide risk Otherwise healthy people who experience hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have …

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Diamonds to shed light on signals in the brain

  Diamonds to shed light on signals in the brain By Anne Kirsten Frederiksen New quantum technological methods are to enable exploring what happens when a brain signal moves from A to B. This knowledge is essential to understanding the …

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RNA Test Helps Identify Bacterial Infections in Infants

  RNA Test Helps Identify Bacterial Infections in Infants RNA Biosignatures a More Accurate, Less Invasive Way to Identify Bacterial Infections This article was originally published in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine News Center. It has been edited …

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Compassion key to treating eating disorders

  Compassion key to treating eating disorders Self-compassion is an important part of recovery for people with eating disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found. The School of Psychology study reviewed the use of compassion focussed therapy (CFT) in the …

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Meal Prepping Like the Pros

  Meal Prepping Like the Pros Your ultimate guide to making delicious, healthy and ready-to-eat meals Meal prepping can be daunting for a number of reasons. You don’t have enough time, you don’t have enough energy, or maybe – you …

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