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  • New atom-smasher generates hope, fear

    Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the...
  • Gene therapy could make more lungs available for transplants

     
    A new gene therapy procedure to restore function in lungs damaged during harvesting from donors could make more lungs available for transplanting, Canadian researchers said today. Currently, only about 15% of potential donor lungs are actually used...
  • Parent training boosts medication effect for autism

     
    Life with a child who has a pervasive developmental disorder such as autism or Asperger's syndrome is often a storm of tantrums, irritability, impulsive behavior and obstinacy — a challenge that has child psychiatrists casting about for ways to help.......
  • Blood tests may reveal psychosis

     
    Scientists are moving closer to developing blood tests that can diagnose serious mental disorders, according to a study published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. A consortium of researchers showed they could identify blood biomarkers for...
  • STD screening should start early

     
    Young women should be screened for sexually transmitted diseases within a year of first intercourse and should be retested every three to four months if an infection is found, according to a study published today in the Archives of Pediatrics......
  • More from the week: Chlamydia, breast cancer, Hispanics in nursing homes

     
    They may not have made headlines this past week, but these research developments are worth noting. So consider them noted (if not thoroughly developed in this space). -- One might think that frequently screening and treating teenage girls for chlamydia......
  • Does your diet require a Ph.D.?

     
    Dieting is hard. But should it be mind-boggling? No, say the authors of a new study on dieting. The more complex the diet, they found, the more likely people are to give up on it. Researchers at Indiana University and......
  • Left-, right- or mixed-handed? Watching your kids' hands for clues to their brain

     
    A right-handed friend in high school was so worried about breaking her right hand -- thus leaving her incapable of taking high-quality notes -- that she would practice writing with her left hand just so she could be prepared. But......
  • Elevators and the elderly don't always go together, researchers say

     
    An elevator can be a dangerous place for the elderly, according to researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine. An estimated 120 billion riders enter about 750,000 elevators in the United States every year, and by and large the......
  • Californian denied out-of-state liver transplant by Anthem Blue Cross to save money, lawyer says

     
    Anthem Blue Cross refused to pay for one of its California members to get a liver transplant at an Indiana University hospital to save money, a lawyer for the patient told jurors Monday in a high-profile trial expected to shed......
  • You say 'reckless drinking' like it's a bad thing

     
    Let this be a lesson to creators of well-intentioned, if not well-thought-out, public service ads: Messages meant to induce shame and guilt about alcohol abuse might not do what they're supposed to do. Researchers at Northwestern University and Indiana...