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July 29, 2018
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Statins are safe for children with abnormal cholesterol levels

Statins are safe for children living with genetically high cholesterol, according to new research from UCL, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

February 14, 2018
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Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer

The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds research by UCL and The University … Continue reading

August 21, 2016
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Immune system, brain and behavior

Researchers find prenatal infection may create risk for later disorders The Zika virus now active in numerous countries, and the severe birth defects associated with it, makes it clear that infection in pregnant women can have immediate and devastating effects … Continue reading

January 6, 2016
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Is Your Digital Information More at Risk Today than it was Ten Years Ago?

UNM/Lawrence Berkley National Lab researchers say maybe not It’s easy to form the mental image of a hacker hunched over a computer, probing a way to get your personal information, whether to sell it, acquire credit cards in your name … Continue reading

April 10, 2015
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UA Engineering Turns Smartphones Into Eye-Screening Tools

Professor Wolfgang Fink, whose innovations have helped restore partial sight to the blind, takes on a new challenge: creating telemedical devices that can prevent blindness. University of Arizona researchers are developing technology that converts smartphones into powerful eye-examining instruments that … Continue reading

March 19, 2015
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Viruses: Tiny Teachers of Biology

Imagine that an invisible, microscopic invader has found its way into your body and hijacked the cellular machinery that keeps you healthy. Inhabiting the gray area between living and nonliving, the invader can only reproduce once it makes its new … Continue reading

March 17, 2015
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Web app prompts important sexual health testing

ANN ARBOR — A personalized web app designed to encourage young men at risk for sexually transmitted diseases to go for testing has proven successful in a small trial conducted in Southeast Michigan. Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Center … Continue reading

December 2, 2014
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Groundwater dating

Sturchio co-authors Nature Geoscience paper on technique to date groundwater Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Delaware, is co-author of a Nature Geoscience paper detailing a pioneering new technique to date groundwater.  Knowing the … Continue reading