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July 31, 2014

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2:42 PM | Upper Neck Manipulation: Caveats for Patients and Providers
Chiropractors often deny that neck manipulation can be a primary cause of stroke by injuring vertebral arteries. But according to Jean-Yves Maigne, M.D., head of the Department of Physical Medicine at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in Paris, France: It is now a well established fact that cervical thrust manipulation can harm the vertebral artery. This accident […]
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2:20 PM | Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative to Rival $1,000 Air Purifiers in Smog-Choked China
During the winter of 2012-13, air pollution in Beijing was […]
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2:18 PM | Key to Aging Immune System Is Discovered
UCSF Scientist Leads Team Discovery of DNA Replication Problem There’s […]
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2:17 PM | Vision-correcting displays
Technology could lead to e-readers, smartphones, and displays that let […]
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2:14 PM | A market for emotions
With emotion-tracking software, Affectiva attracts big-name clients, aims for “mood-aware” […]
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2:13 PM | High schoolers hacking for a good cause
Learn the skills of the bad guys to fight cybercrime […]
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2:11 PM | Selective eaters less likely to be eaten
New research has found that dietary specialization among herbivores, specifically […]
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2:10 PM | Cancer Experts Support Surgeon General’s Melanoma Initiative 
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the […]
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2:09 PM | Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes
Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked […]
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2:08 PM | Scientists challenge theory on protection of threatened species
Instead of simply concentrating conservation efforts on threatened species, resource […]
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2:06 PM | Hummingbirds vs. helicopters: Stanford engineers compare flight dynamics
A quantitative analysis of hummingbird wings shows that they generate […]
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12:33 PM | The Enhanced Brain
To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake. – Arthur Schopenhauer We easily accept the idea of wearing spectacles, smoothing an ugly wrinkle with Botox, reshaping our nose or buying help with our children’s schooling to improve their intellectual ability. Whether physical or mental, we consider that an inherited or […]
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6:30 AM | Internet-based alcohol and cannabis prevention: Climate Schools and salami slicing
Matt Field summarises the findings of a recent cluster RCT that uses internet-based prevention (an Australian programme called Climate Schools) to reduce alcohol and cannabis use, truancy, psychological distress and moral disengagement. The post Internet-based alcohol and cannabis prevention: Climate Schools and salami slicing appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:25 AM | Sugar mimics guide embryonic stem cells toward neural fate
Kamil GodulaCreditEmbryonic stem cells can develop into virtually all kinds of cells. However, researchers still don't understand how to guide their development into the specific types of mature cells that make up the organs and other structures of living organisms. Now, researchers say that one key to guiding the differentiation process are long chains of sugars that dangle from proteins on surfaces of cells. Kamil Godula's group at the University of California, San Diego, has created […]
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5:00 AM | Statins May Speed Wound Healing
Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may have a role in surgical wound healing, a new analysis suggests.
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4:59 AM | Review of dental implant loading within 24hours suggests no difference in annual failure rates compare to conventional loading
While the use of dental implants has become more routine there is still discussion around the most appropriate time for loading implants. The aim of this review was to compare annual failure rates and marginal bone level changes of implants loaded within 24 hours compared with conventional loading. Searches were conducted in Medline and the [read the full story...]
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4:01 AM | Bothered by a ‘Gummy Smile’
People bothered by a smile that shows too much of the gum line have a new option: Botox.

July 30, 2014

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5:50 PM | The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake
A weak handshake may be a healthier greeting than a firm one. But a fist bump may be an even healthier choice.
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1:37 PM | Pfizer acquires Baxter Men C and encephalitis vaccines for $635m
Snaps up marketed vaccines and part of Baxter's Austrian manufacturing plant
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1:00 PM | Seven Hours of Sleep May Be Better Than Eight
New research shows that 8 hours of sleep a night may not be the optimal amount for everyone.
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12:35 PM | Mysterious molecules in space
Over the vast, empty reaches of interstellar space, countless small […]
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12:34 PM | Brainwaves can predict audience reaction for television programming
Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method […]
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12:32 PM | Huge waves measured for first time in Arctic Ocean
As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North […]
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12:31 PM | Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday
What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people […]
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12:30 PM | Short sellers not to blame for 2008 financial crisis, study finds
Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial […]
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12:28 PM | Weighing the Milky Way
International team devises precise method for calculating the mass of […]
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12:27 PM | Good outcomes with multiple limb salvage after severe combat injuries
For survivors of severe combat injuries threatening more than one […]
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12:26 PM | Beware of claims about cosmetic stem cells procedures
Authors cite ‘unsubstantiated, sometimes fraudulent claims’ for cosmetic procedures using […]
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12:25 PM | A blood test for suicide?
Alterations to a single gene could predict risk of suicide […]
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12:24 PM | New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel
Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized […]
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