(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) At 2 to 4 weeks of age, the mean strength of a pulsatile air-jet stimulus that was required to induce arousal during quiet sleep was significantly lower in male infants than female infants. At 2 to 3 months of age when the SIDS risk peaks, this...
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The risk of any cardiovascular disease for adults who reported sleeping five hours per day or less was more than two times higher than that of people who reported a daily sleep duration of seven hours (adjusted odds ratio = 2.20). Participants who...
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have made a discovery that has upended scientists' understanding of programmed cell death and its role in tumor formation.
Entry into fast growing sapphire market creates new revenue opportunities
How do scientists deal with sloppy or shoddy science? A survey found that researchers were often able to deal with minor misconduct informally. Gerald Koocher, one of the scientists behind the survey and co-author of a handbook for dealing with research misconduct, explains.
Spiders and silkworms make silk by the yard. Why can’t we copy them? Silk is strong, light and flexible and is being examined for use in everything from medical sutures to advanced electronics. Silk researcher David Kaplan explains the challenges in bioengineering silk.
Reporting in the journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers write opossums have bits of the Ebola virus mixed into their genetic code and human genomes contain snippets of the Borna virus. Study author Anna Skalka says some of the virus genetic code was inserted 40 million years ago.
The Gulf of Mexico has a few ways of cleansing oil from its waters: it hosts legions of microbes adapted to dine on natural oil seepages, and its warm water temperatures favor the evaporation of oil. But scientists say it's still too early to know how long it will take the Gulf to recover.
The Open Notes project connects some 25,000 patients with their doctors' medical notes through secure online portals. Participating doctors Tom Delbanco and Sara Fazio of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discuss the program, and why it has some doctors worried.
The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test is used to detect a patient?s exposure to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Antibodies are proteins produced by the body to fight against foreign substances, such as viruses and bacteria. The presence of the antibodies...
Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test (P080027).
The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has given a provisional nod to B. Braun Medical's SeQuent Please balloon catheter for use in patients with in-stent restenosis in bare metal coronary artery stents, following the recommendation of the...
The FDA is giving devicemakers more time to comment on a proposed rule that would reclassify some devices as Class II and amend the regulations to establish special controls for others.
Product sold online as a dietary supplement. When consumed as instructed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.
Increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure among young children reported in Australia, mainly among those less than 5 years of age.