Sepsis trumps CMS’s 4 medical conditions tracked for readmission rates

Credit: Nicole Davison/UPMC PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22, 2017 - Sepsis accounts for considerably more hospital readmissions and associated costs than any of the four medical conditions tracked by the fede..

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San Antonio, Texas - Service members, including both active and recently separated, have been called upon to fight overseas and to assist during natural disasters at home. They can face unique challen..

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

San Antonio, Texas - Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific mess..

Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

Credit: Peter Trusler, Monash University New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extin..

New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems

Credit: Robert Boston A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited water o..

Tracking movement of immune cells identifies key first steps in inflammatory arthritis

Credit: Yoshishige Miyabe, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals,..

Breakthrough by Exeter cell biologists

Credit: University of Exeter Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how different compartments (or organelles) of human cells interact. Organelles are the functional units of a cell...

Children with asthma are more likely to become obese, USC study finds

New USC research finds that children with asthma were 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade compared to kids who did not have asthma. The study, published on Jan. 20 in the Ame..

Children with asthma may be at higher obesity risk

Credit: ATS Jan. 20, 2017--Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Th..

Team discovers how bacteria exploit a chink in the body’s armor

Credit: Photo courtesy the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key weapons in ..