Study: Babies' random choices become their preferences

Study: Babies’ random choices become their preferences

When a baby reaches for one stuffed animal in a room filled with others just like it, that seemingly random choice is very bad news for those unpicked toys: the baby has likely just...
Study: Data tool helps users manage water resources, protect infrastructure

Study: Data tool helps users manage water resources, protect infrastructure

River systems are essential resources for everything from drinking water supply to power generation - but these systems are also hydrologically complex, and it is not always clear how water flow data from various...
Study: Significant decline in prescription opioid abuse seen among Americans at last

Study: Significant decline in prescription opioid abuse seen among Americans at last

Almost 20 years into the opioid epidemic, there finally is evidence of significant and continual decreases in the abuse of these risky pain medications, according to an analysis of national data being presented at...
Scientists zero in on genetic connection to postpartum hemorrhage

Scientists zero in on genetic connection to postpartum hemorrhage

Researchers have identified genetic mutations that appear to protect women from severe bleeding after childbirth, a leading cause of maternal death. A preliminary study of the findings is being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020...
Report: 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in study of 45,000 adults

Report: 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in study of 45,000 adults

A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking,...
Study: Color-coded biosensor illuminates in real time how viruses attack hosts

Study: Color-coded biosensor illuminates in real time how viruses attack hosts

Infectious viruses come in many shapes and sizes and use slightly different attack mechanisms to make humans and animals sick. But all viruses share something in common: They can only do damage by replicating...
Researchers reveal details about the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain

Researchers reveal details about the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain

The Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) reported the case of the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain. It was a 4-year-old cat called Negrito, who lived with a family affected by...
Study: PARPi olaparib for the targeted treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Study: PARPi olaparib for the targeted treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

Results from the PROfound phase III study, funded by AstraZeneca and Merck Sharp & Dohme, open up a much-needed new treatment avenue for the more precise and effective treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant...
Study: New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer

Study: New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer

Lugano, Switzerland, 19 September 2020 - The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. The late breaking results are presented...
Research offers real world perspective on how Black patients experience mental healthcare

Research offers real world perspective on how Black patients experience mental healthcare

In a novel study the authors hope will contribute to improved patient care, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Regenstrief Institute researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate verbal...

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