Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears.

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This stick-on patch could keep tabs on stroke patients at home

New wearable electronics that monitor swallowing and speech could aid rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients.

Sat 17 Feb 18 from ScienceNews

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To sleep, perchance to forget

The debate in sleep science has gone on for a generation. People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential?

Sat 17 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Just a few states have gun laws targeting threatening people

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, ...

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Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain

It's not rare that a baby experiences a stroke around the time it is born. Birth is hard on the brain, as is the change in blood circulation from the mother to the neonate. At least 1 in 4,000 ...

Sat 17 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Americans would welcome alien life rather than fear it

Americans would probably take the discovery of extraterrestrial microbes pretty well.

Fri 16 Feb 18 from ScienceNews

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Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline

Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, ...

Fri 16 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

Thu 15 Feb 18 from Medical Xpress

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Giant nerves key to cuttlefish's incredible camouflage capability

The cuttlefish is often called the chameleon of the sea, but where the land-based version can only change its color, the sepia-squirting, tentacled one can change its skin texture as ...

Sat 17 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Tiny Pacemakers Could Be Game Changers for Heart Patients

Tiny, new pacemakers are making headway around the world. One type, the Micra, is keeping 15,000 people’s hearts beating in 40 countries, according to manufacturer Medtronic. One of those people ...

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