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1 hr ago | Newswise
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.
5 hrs ago | BioSpace
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.
9 hrs ago | HON
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.
13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:20 pm
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