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  1. Brain activity, response to food cues differ in severely obese women, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study. ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  2. Drug targeting BRAF mutation slows thyroid cancer, too

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  3. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 million ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  4. Trees' surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    This is the first study to show that deciduous tree water uptake of snowmelt water represents a large but overlooked aspect of the water balance in boreal watersheds. For the boreal forest of Alaska and ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  5. Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- show ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  6. Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research suggests. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  7. Stroke largely preventable, global study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide. This should influence ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  8. Newborn ducklings can acquire notions of 'same' and 'different'

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' -- an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  9. Nearly a third of Hispanics in Texas don't have health insurance

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... shows a new report. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:48 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  10. Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... stress disorder (PTSD), other mental disorders, or combat experience. Results also show that the prevalence of PTSD tripled during the study period. Posted: 2016-07-15 15:29:39 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  11. Key to regulating cell's powerhouse discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... with far-reaching implications, scientists now show how cells control DNA synthesis in mitochondria and couple it to mitochondrial division. Posted: 2016-07-15 15:35:51 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  12. Neuronal activity shows link between wakefulness, fight-or-flight response in mice

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have revealed a role for orexin neurons of the hypothalamus in regulating the response to harmful stimuli in mice. Painful stimuli activated orexin neurons, except in mice that were anesthetized. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  13. Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the United Kingdom are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard. A new study has taken a new look at life on ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  14. Happy cows make more nutritious milk

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  15. Spiderweb galaxy: Watery dew drops surrounding dusty spider’s web

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Astronomers have spotted glowing droplets of condensed water in the distant Spiderweb Galaxy -- but not where they expected to find them. Detections show that the water is located far out in the galaxy ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  16. Are we giving up on cardiac arrest patients too soon?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study suggests physicians need to give comatose cardiac arrest survivors adequate time before predicting outcomes. The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  17. Key difference in immune cells may explain children's increased susceptibility to illness

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene. New research in mice shows that because their immune systems do not operate at ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  18. New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may contribute ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  19. Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A major international review of the state of the oceans five years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbor area close to the nuclear plant itself ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  20. Female blue tits sing in the face of danger

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Birdsong has long been associated with courtship or competitive behavior. And males were considered to be more active. Now a research team shows that female singing is much more common. They demonstrated ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
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