New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley New research has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew. “Powdery mildew is a significant problem...

Ban asbestos! It kills! 5 more sleeps until I fly to Washington for ADAO’s 10th annual Asbestos Conference!

Ban asbestos! It kills! 5 more sleeps until I fly to Washington for ADAO’s 10th annual Asbestos Conference! The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is proud to announce that Janelle...

Oncology results and a day in the city of Melbourne

Oncology results and a day in the city of Melbourne Last Friday I had my blood tests and saw my oncologist Dr Allan Zimet on Tuesday 25 March 2014 for results and the okay to fly to Washington for the...

Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age

Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age...

Meet your match: Using algorithms to spark collaboration between scientists

Meet your match: Using algorithms to spark collaboration between scientists Speed dating, in which potential lovers size each other up in brief 10 minute encounters before moving on to the next person,...

Stroke survivors often return to driving without being evaluated for ability

Stroke survivors often return to driving without being evaluated for ability Stroke survivors often resume driving without being formally evaluated for ability — though stroke can cause deficits...

Going Deep: Surgery For Addiction?

Going Deep: Surgery For Addiction? Controversial DBS technique shows early promise for Parkinson’s, Tourette’s. Bielefeld, Germany— The third in an irregular series of posts about a recent...

Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees

Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bumblebees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size, according to a new via Agriculture...

What is This Thing Called Neuroplasticity?

What is This Thing Called Neuroplasticity? And how does it impact addiction and recovery? Bielefeld, Germany— The first in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity...

Coaching young people to be positive pays off

Coaching young people to be positive pays off Young people with a positive outlook, self-belief and skills for the workplace are happier, sleep better and are better behaved. via ScienceDaily: Living...

Researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3-D virtual birth simulator

Researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3-D virtual birth simulator Computer scientists are working to create a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or...

Antibiotic resistance an international issue; could be addressed with education

Antibiotic resistance an international issue; could be addressed with education Antibiotic resistance is an international reality whose solution includes better educating physicians about using bacteria-fighting...

Children with brain injuries nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression

Children with brain injuries nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression Researchers have found that compared to other children, 15 percent of those with brain injuries or concussions were diagnosed...

Women, The Priesthood, & The Mormon Church

Women, The Priesthood, & The Mormon Church Photo courtesy of LDS.org. I was talking once with a male friend (who was of another faith than I) about a woman we both knew mutually. This...

Stepping out in style: Toward an artificial leg with a natural gait

Stepping out in style: Toward an artificial leg with a natural gait Humans rarely walk the straight and narrow; something’s always in the way. So scientists are developing a computer-controlled...

New antibiotic shows promise for treating MRSA pneumonia

New antibiotic shows promise for treating MRSA pneumonia A drug approved just two years ago for treating bacterial infections may hold promise for treating the potentially fatal MRSA pneumonia, according...

Mindfulness training improves attention in children

Mindfulness training improves attention in children A short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. via ScienceDaily: Top Health News:...

Conspiracy theories may put children’s health at risk

Conspiracy theories may put children’s health at risk A belief in conspiracy theories may influence parents’ intentions to have their children vaccinated against diseases such as measles. via...

Equipping a construction helmet with a sensor can detect the onset of carbon monoxide poisoning

Equipping a construction helmet with a sensor can detect the onset of carbon monoxide poisoning Researchers integrated a specific type of sensor into a typical construction helmet to allow continuous...

Early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease prevents psychological and behavioural symptoms

Early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease prevents psychological and behavioural symptoms Persons with Alzheimer’s disease are able to manage their everyday activities longer and...

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