New research has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infection.

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New research suggests that during decision-making, neurons in the brain are capable of much more complex processing than previously thought.

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Researchers are developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby's blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs' effectiveness and whether the baby's tissue is receiving adequate oxygen supply. Unlike current systems used in hospitals, this miniaturized wearable device will be flexible and stretchable, wireless, inexpensive, and mobile -- possibly allowing the child to leave the hospital and be monitored remotely.

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A two-step task commonly used to study people's decision-making behaviors does not appear to be effective for training people to rely more on goal-oriented behaviors and less on habitual behaviors.

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Every year, more than 59,000 people around the world die of rabies and there remains no cheap and easy vaccine regimen to prevent the disease in humans. Now, researchers report that adding a specific immune molecule to a rabies vaccine can boost its efficacy.

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Feelings of neighborhood pride, interactions with tourists and a community's laws can all influence how neighbors feel about short-term vacation rentals.

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Linguistic research suggests that accents are strongly shaped by the speaker's first language they learned growing up. New research sheds light on just how strong these effects can be. This work is the first to evaluate these effects on a large scale and may lead to novel methods of instruction for adults learning to speak foreign languages.

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Researchers have discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.

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New research in rats shows that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and for maintaining healthy sleep.

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Older adults with blood cancers can benefit from a team-based, holistic evaluation before undergoing transplantation, according to a new study. The study found that patients treated with this approach experienced better transplantation outcomes and survival rates.

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A new study has found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average.

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Many biologically active molecules, including synthetic drugs, contain a central, nitrogen-containing chemical structure with a three-dimensional shape. However, there are hardly any suitable methods to produce them, which also makes it difficult to discover new medicinal compounds. A team of researchers have now developed a new method, a special photocatalyst, enabling this reaction.

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Everyone knows that gaining excess weight during one pregnancy is bad, but clinicians rarely consider weight gains and losses from one pregnancy to the next -- especially in normal-weight women. But researchers have now found that among normal-weight women, fluctuating weight gain and loss in the first pregnancy is often repeated in subsequent pregnancies -- and is associated with higher risk of several pregnancy-related complications.

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Researchers discovered a biological signature that could help identify which triple negative breast cancers might respond to immunotherapy and other treatments.

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Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles.

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