The discovery of halotolerant and obligate marine myxobacteria has resulted in the classification and validation of four new genera, namely Enhygromyxa, Haliangium, Plesiocystis, and Pseudenhygromyxa.
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Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Wellcome—MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute developed a new approach for studying stem cells, based on methods used in ecology.
Brain electrical discharges, measured with electroencephalograms (EEGs), have been the gold standard for measuring brain activity. But current EEGs don't have the capabilities to, say, differentiate the activity of different types of brain cells, instead of averaging the signal for a whole section of the brain.
Six months after hiring former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm, Purdue Pharma settled a Florida state investigation that had threatened to expose early illegal marketing of its blockbuster drug OxyContin, company and state records show.
Liver fluke infection is a major public health problem affecting more than 10 million people in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and Laos. Infection has been strongly linked to cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer, an uncommon but aggressive form of cancer.
An Arlington, Texas physician has reached a plea deal for his role in a hospice scheme that defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of $60 million, in part by signing blank prescriptions, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Studies describing the effects of weight loss on health rarely consider age. However, weight loss during middle age likely has different effects on your health than does weight loss when you are 65-years-old or older–especially when you're older than 85.