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Risk Of Diabetes Is Double For Black Patients

A new study investigated by researchers, they found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients. Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults. Risk of diabetes rose steadily with increasing body weight, and among those with the highest weight and body mass index (BMI) the risk of diabetes was even greater among whites than blacks. The study was published in PLOS ONE.

Moving Eyes Generate The Eardrums To Move Too

A new study shows that Researchers have found that moving the eyes triggers the eardrums to move too. They found that keeping the head still but shifting the eyes to one side or the other sparks vibrations in the eardrums, even in the absence of any sounds. Unexpectedly, these eardrum vibrations start slightly before the eyes move, indicating that motion in the ears and the eyes are controlled by the same motor commands deep within the brain. The study was published in  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

DNA Science Tapped to Help Locate Missing

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. 

New York City's medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It's a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace.

Baclofen Found Ineffective For Alcohol Use Disorders

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have recently highlighted the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.  Although treating alcohol use disorders with baclofen was linked to higher rates of abstinence than placebo, it was not associated with an increase in the number of abstinent days, nor did it decrease heavy drinking, craving, anxiety or depression, according to a study published in Addiction.

MicroRNA as a Biomarker in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Premature Infants

Researchers report discovery of a strong predictive biomarker for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and they show a role for the biomarker in the pathogenesis of this neonatal lung disease. These results open the path to possible future therapies to prevent or lessen BPD, which is marked by inflammation and impaired lung development, and mortality or morbidity.