Health Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically from one zip code to the next 2018-01-19T19:03:52.000000000-05:00 Infant mortality rates in Texas vary dramatically even across neighboring zip codes, according to a new analysis and mapping tool. The analysis and searchable map, which are the first of their kind in Texas, use data from Texas Vital Statistics Linked Birth and Death Records from 2011-2014. Cystic fibrosis bacterial burden begins during first years of life 2018-01-19T14:12:36.000000000-05:00 Cystic fibrosis shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and inflammation. Researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. This research off... Creation of synthetic horsepox virus could lead to more effective smallpox vaccine 2018-01-19T14:12:33.000000000-05:00 Researchers created a new synthetic virus that could lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox. The discovery demonstrates how techniques based on the use of synthetic DNA can be used to advance public health measures. 'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain 2018-01-19T14:12:07.000000000-05:00 Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a new report. Researchers illustrate how muscle growth inhibitor is activated, could aid in treating ALS 2018-01-19T12:58:24.000000000-05:00 Researchers have identified how the inactive or latent form of GDF8, a signaling protein also known as myostatin responsible for limiting muscle, is activated. Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans? 2018-01-19T11:35:26.000000000-05:00 Researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too. How metal scaffolds enhance the bone healing process 2018-01-19T11:35:23.000000000-05:00 Scientists have shown how mechanically optimized constructs known as titanium-mesh scaffolds help optimize bone regeneration. Hedgehog signaling proteins keep cancer stem cells alive 2018-01-19T11:35:16.000000000-05:00 Scientists have discovered that the survival of cancer stem cells is dependent on the 'Hedgehog signaling pathway'. Targeting this pathway had previously shown no effect on the growth of colorectal cancer. Now, scientists have demonstrated that using different drugs to target a specific aspect of... Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified 2018-01-19T11:34:37.000000000-05:00 Researchers have discovered that the risk of death from breast cancer is twice as high for patients with high heterogeneity of the estrogen receptor within the same tumor as compared to patients with low heterogeneity. The study shows that the higher risk of death is independent of other known tu... Increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis 2018-01-19T11:34:16.000000000-05:00 According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The number of diagnosed adolescents increased especially for girls in the younger cohort.