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Researchers at SLAC Study Promising Alternative to Morphine

KQED Science | March 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Researchers at SLAC Study Promising Alternative to Morphine

Researchers are now studying a new kind of pain reliever with less side effects than morphine, using the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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New Stem Cell Therapy Helping Hard-to-Heal Bone Fractures

KQED Science | February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Stem Cell Therapy Helping Hard-to-Heal Bone Fractures

About 6 million people in North America suffer bone fractures each year. While most recover well, 5 to 10 percent of these patients -- half a million Americans annually -- are resistant to healing. UC Davis researchers are developing an improved surgical therapy for such fractures, that uses stem cells to speed recovery.

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Stanford Identifies Drug That May Improve Cardiac Stents

KQED Science | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stanford Identifies Drug That May Improve Cardiac Stents

Stanford researchers believe they’ve found a drug for cardiac stents that can more effectively prevent complications, because the drug targets the actual cause of stent disease.

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Berkeley Lab Tackles Global Vaccine Delivery Problem with Portable Solar-Powered Fridge

KQED Science | October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Berkeley Lab Tackles Global Vaccine Delivery Problem with Portable Solar-Powered Fridge

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a portable vaccine solar-power fridge designed to run without power for five days, so vaccines are still viable when they are delivered in remote countries.

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MRI Research at UCSF Could Help Diagnose Dyslexia Even Earlier in Children

KQED Science | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

MRI Research at UCSF Could Help Diagnose Dyslexia Even Earlier in Children

UCSF researchers aim to predict whether children will develop dyslexia before they show signs of reading and speech problems, using a variety of methods including MRI brain scans.

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New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles

KQED Science | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles

UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that administering oxytocin may help maintain healthy muscles during aging.

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Two Common Pathogens Can Survive for Days on Surfaces in Airplanes

KQED Science | June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Common Pathogens Can Survive for Days on Surfaces in Airplanes

Disease-causing pathogens, like MRSA and E. coli bacteria, can linger for days on surfaces in airplane cabins, according to new research results from Auburn University.

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How Damaged is Your DNA? A New Startup Wants to Know

KQED Science | March 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

How Damaged is Your DNA? A New Startup Wants to Know

If your annual checkup included a simple blood test to determine how much DNA damage you have in your body, you may be able to optimize your long-term health by taking action to minimize DNA damage due to your diet, exercise and environment. A startup company called Exogen Biotechnology wants to provide the public with a way to monitor their DNA health.

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New Research Shows Diet Drinks May Backfire for Weight Loss

KQED Science | February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Research Shows Diet Drinks May Backfire for Weight Loss

Many overweight people switch to diet drinks to reduce their calorie intake. Unfortunately, they make up the calories by eating significantly more food during meals and snacks.

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New Imaging Method May Help Detect Heart Attack Risk in the Future

KQED Science | January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Imaging Method May Help Detect Heart Attack Risk in the Future

A non-invasive imaging method could help identify and localize artery-clogging plaques that are likely to cause a heart attack. If future studies confirm the initial results, this technique has the potential to fundamentally alter the way we treat heart disease.

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Garcinia Cambogia: The Fastest Fat-Buster or Another Fad Diet?

KQED Science | December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Garcinia Cambogia: The Fastest Fat-Buster or Another Fad Diet?

Garcinia cambogia has been called the ”newest, fastest fat-buster” and a “magic ingredient that lets you lose weight without diet or exercise,” but scientific research questions its effectiveness.

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Great American Smokeout: Time to Quit

KQED Science | November 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Great American Smokeout: Time to Quit

There are many good reasons to quit smoking, including better health and saving money. There is also a good time to quit: this Thursday during the Great American Smokeout.

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