Animal production responsible for vast majority of air quality-related health impacts from US food
Poor air quality caused by food production in the U.S. is estimated to result in 16,000 deaths annually, 80% of which are related to animal production, according to a new study. The study also shows how improving animal and crop management practices, as well as how eating more plant-rich diets, can substantially reduce mortality from food-related air pollution.
PARP inhibitor shrinks tumors in pancreatic cancer patients with mutations
More than two-thirds of pancreatic cancer patients harboring genetic mutations saw their tumor stop growing or shrink substantially after being switched from intensive chemotherapy to the PARP inhibitor rucaparib as a maintenance therapy.
Engineers develop a new version of their wireless implant that allows for multiple stimulators to be programmed and magnetically powered from a single transmitter outside the body. The implants could be used to treat spinal cord injuries or as pacemakers.
For twins gesture and speech go hand-in-hand in language development
Twins produce fewer gestures and gesture to fewer objects than other children. Language use also lags for twins, and language -- but not gesture -- is also affected by sex, with girls performing better than boys.
Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections
By engineering a short chunk of protein, or peptide, that can prevent the attachment of human parainfluenza viruses to cells, researchers have improved a method in rodent models intended to help keep children healthy.