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1 hr ago | Newswise

Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges. In the United States, children usually learn to read for the first time in kindergarten and become proficient readers by third grade, according to the authors.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

5 hrs ago | BioSpace

Our Microbes Are A Rich Source Of Drugs, University of California,...

Our Microbes Are a Rich Source of Drugs, UCSF Researchers Discover Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new human therapeutics, according to UC San Francisco researchers. In a study published in the Sept.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

9 hrs ago | HON

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness should be concerned.

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13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The 'Overdiagnosis' of Cancer

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Prostate Cancer

17 hrs ago | Medical News

New study examines potential impact of breast density notification legislation in U.S. women

Mammographically-dense breasts - those that show more breast and connective tissue versus fat in a mammogram image - are recognized as a risk factor for developing breast cancer and can also hamper an accurate reading of a mammogram. National legislation currently under consideration would require the disclosure of mammographic breast density information to women with dense breasts, as well as encourage the consideration of supplemental screening for those women.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, University of Vermont

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Express India

How humans regenerate ribs decoded

Unlike salamanders, mammals can't regenerate lost limbs, but they can repair large sections of their ribs - and now scientists have discovered what gives rib cells their healing power. A team directed by University of California, San Francisco Stem Cell researcher Francesca Mariani took a closer look at rib regeneration in both humans and mice.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Real Clear Politics

Bay City Feminism: Go Ahead, Abort Girls

Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Journalism, Abortion, World News, India

Newkerala.com

Decoded how rib cells heal themselves

We know that mammals cannot regenerate lost limbs but they can repair large sections of their ribs. A team of US researchers has now discovered the healing power of the rib cells in both humans and mice.

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Fox News

7 natural ways to soothe a sore throat

A sore, scratchy throat is annoying, but probably not alarming enough to call your doc. Good thing, too, because you may be better off soothing your throat at home: A 2014 British study found that most of the time that people visit their doctors for a sore throat, antibiotics aren't even necessary.

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Related Topix: Sore Throat, Health, Common Cold, Soup, Life, Food, Supplement, Echinacea

Express India

Google Earth Engine to help predict malaria on maps

Scientists are developing an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted. Summary The goal is to enable resource poor countries to wage more targeted and effective campaigns against the mosquito-borne disease.

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Related Topix: Malaria, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Raw Story

Scientists discover antibiotic produced by vaginal bacteria while exploring 'microbiome'

A new study reveals that microorganisms inhabiting areas of almost all human bodies produce substances that could be used in a wide array of medications, from antibiotics to chemotherapy drugs. Nature.com reported on a study published in the journal Cell , in which researchers announced that one vaginal microbe's power has been tapped to yield a new antibiotic medicine, Lactocillin.

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Related Topix: Nature, Entertainment, Television, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Seattle Times

Eyes turn to superrich to fill university gap

My colleague Danny Westneat has written powerful columns on the wrongheadedness of demanding that the state's public universities reduce their budgets by 15 percent. This on top of savage cuts made during the Great Recession.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Washington State University, UC Berkeley

National Public Radio

Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

Young poets Monica Mendoza , Erica Sheppard McMath, Obasi Davis and Gabriel Cortez have written about how Type 2 diabetes affects their families and communities. Courtesy of The Bigger Picture hide caption Young poets Monica Mendoza , Erica Sheppard McMath, Obasi Davis and Gabriel Cortez have written about how Type 2 diabetes affects their families and communities.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Life, Food, Recipes

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Science

Elsewhere in Science, 12 September 2014

Each week, the Science family of publications publishes articles that are likely to be of interest to Science Careers readers. So, every Friday, we're pointing our readers toward articles that hold some relevance to careers in science and other technical fields.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, France, World News, Emory University, University of Washington, New York University

Medical Daily

Vaginas May Be The Answer To The Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Vaginas are pretty important. Other than being the main reason that the majority of the male population wakes up and gets dressed each day, they also managed to give life to literally every single human walking the face of the Earth.

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Newswise

Study Estimates Number of U.S. Women Potentially Impacted by Breast Density Notification Legislation

Mammographically-dense breasts - those that show more breast and connective tissue versus fat in a mammogram image - are recognized as a risk factor for developing breast cancer and can also hamper an accurate reading of a mammogram. National legislation currently under consideration would require the disclosure of mammographic breast density information to women with dense breasts, as well as encourage the consideration of supplemental screening for those women.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations, University of Vermont

Time

DIY Drugs: Antibiotics Could Soon Be Made Out of Your Own Bacteria

There's a universe of friendly bacteria living within us, and they may be the next source of powerful drugs, including antibiotics Scientists have known for a long time that there's no better drug-maker than nature. A third of our medicines come from plants and microbes so it's not such a surprise that the millions of bacteria that inhabit our gut, mouths, nose, skin and reproductive tracts - called our microbiome - might be an untapped resource for new drugs.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Point Reyes Light

After three months, - psychiatrist still missing

An Inverness Park psychiatrist has been missing since early June, without any clues to his disappearance except an abandoned car found in a beach parking lot. John Deri, a 63-year-old who lived on Drakes View Drive for the past year and for two decades before that in Stinson Beach, was first reported missing by his wife, Lucy Salter Deri, at 7:12 p.m. on June 3. John's brother Peter Deri flew in from New York City over Labor Day weekend to follow up on the case with the sheriff and park rangers.

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Related Topix: Stinson Beach, CA, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Mill Valley, CA, North Beach (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

News Max

U. of Calif. to Invest $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change

As part of a broad effort to establish itself as a leader in sustainability, the University of California plans to invest $1 billion over five years in companies and researchers that are pursuing solutions to climate change, the university announced this week. "Today's announcements show the very real commitment of the University of California to invest our human and financial assets in finding solutions to global climate change.

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Related Topix: UC Irvine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Switched

The Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance Lives In The Vagina

Researchers have traveled to the ends of the earth in search of exotic microorganisms that can produce the medicine we need to live and thrive. But as a new study points out, we may have overlooked an extremely rich source of drugs that was right under our noses: bacteria in and on the human body.

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