Some ICU admissions may be preventable, saving money and improving care

Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in…

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Scientists find way to quantify how well cutting-edge microscopy technique works

In 2017, Salk scientists reported that tilting a frozen protein sample as it sat under an electron microscope was an effective approach to acquiring better…

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Microbiome provides new clues to determining development of colon cancer

A mutant protein found in humans with colon cancer blocks a pathway that regulates proliferation and expansion of cells, increasing amounts of bacterial species associated…

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An ‘unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty. Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last…

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Optical imager poised to improve diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive optical imaging system that promises to improve diagnosis and treatments for dry eye disease. Dry eye, which often causes…

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Aggressive breast cancers store large amounts of energy, which enables it to spread

Cancer cells — especially the more aggressive ones — seem to have an ability to change. It’s how they evade treatment and spread throughout the…

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Rare view into the formation of viruses

For the first time, researchers have captured images of the formation of individual viruses, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly. The…

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Prototype smartphone app can help parents detect early signs of eye disorders in children

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma,…

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