People who feel financially vulnerable may be prone to believing incorrectly their success in negotiations must come at the expense of the other party, leading them to ignore the potential for more cooperative and mutually beneficial options, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Our research suggested that those who feel financially disadvantaged
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Stomach bugs come in different sizes. Norovirus, best known for sweeping through daycares and cruise ships, can form small, medium, and large structures depending on the viral strain. The discovery, reported June 10, 2019, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, overturns nearly two decades of conventional wisdom about norovirus. Until now,
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Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for addiction and overdose. While conventional local anesthetics block pain very effectively, they wear off quickly and can affect the heart and brain. Now, a study in rats offers up a possible alternative, involving an otherwise lethal pufferfish
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An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine details a new therapeutic strategy for obesity and type 2 diabetes. The study, led by Dr. Bing Wang, Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China, reports that transplantation of adipose tissue-derived
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Research published today in Nature Microbiology paints a startling new picture of where dengue, the world’s fastest-growing mosquito-borne virus, will spread to put more than 6 billion people at risk toward the end of the century. The study predicts risk to increase in the southeastern United States, coastal areas of China and Japan, and inland
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Immune disorders associated with type 2 diabetes could be better managed thanks to new research that shows that “forgotten organs” such as the spleen hold clues about the disease’s effect on the body. The new findings, published in Metabolomics today (Monday 10 June) found that important organs such as the spleen, kidneys and eyes revealed
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Being a new parent of a newborn admitted to a neonatal unit is stressful and challenging. A mobile health app designed to inform and support parents with babies in neonatal care is the focus of a Massey University clinical psychology student’s study. Charlotte Gibson is undertaking doctoral research to find out more about the Babble
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Cell division is not perfect. As we get older, mutations often appear in genes in normal cells. Most of these mutated cells and their progeny—called “somatic clones”—have no effect on our health, but a tiny fraction can help trigger cancer growth or contribute to other conditions such as cardiovascular disease. A team led by scientists
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A new study by a chemistry researcher at the University of Arkansas has revealed the critical molecular mechanisms of Ipomoeassin F, a highly toxic natural product that inhibits the growth of many tumor cell lines. The finding could lead to the design of more effective anti-cancer drugs. Ipomoeassin F is a member of the family
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Preliminary results from a $5.2 million clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati researchers show that the immunosuppressive drug belatacept can help safely and effectively treat kidney transplant patients without the negative long-term side effects of traditional immunosuppressive regimens, the study’s leaders announced this week. The UC-led Belatacept Early Steroid Withdrawal Trial (BEST) represents a
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