Studies assess blood clot prevalence outside hospital, prevention in hospital

More cases of venous thromboembolism are diagnosed in the three months following hospitalization than during hospitalization, but less than half of inpatients receive medications to prevent blood clots from occurring, according to a report in the July 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives    
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Scientists discover possible cosmic defect, remnant from Big Bang

scientists-discover-possible-cosmic-defect-remnant-from-big-bangScientists from the University of Cambridge and the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA) may have discovered an example of a cosmic defect, a remnant from the Big Bang called a texture.

If confirmed, their discovery, reported today in Science, will provide dramatic new insight into how the universe evolved following the Big Bang.

Textures are defects in the structure of the vacuum left over from the hot early universe. Professor Neil Turok of Cambridge's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics first showed how textures form in the 1990s, highlighting    ... Read Full Article

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Researchers studying how singing bats communicate

researchers-studying-how-singing-bats-communicateBats are the most vocal mammals other than humans, and understanding how they communicate during their nocturnal outings could lead to better treatments for human speech disorders, say researchers at Texas A&M University.

Thousands of bats native to Central Texas fly overhead each night singing songs of complex syllables – but at frequencies too high for humans to hear.

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New Study Refutes Belief That Black Men Have More Aggressive Prostate Cancer

new-study-refutes-belief-that-black-men-have-more-aggressive-prostate-cancerA University of Minnesota study of prostate cancer tumors from Caucasian and African-American men has shown no evidence that the cancer is more aggressive in black men.

Lead investigator Akhouri Sinha, a professor of genetics, cell biology, and development and research scientist at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, said the belief that black men's tumors are more aggressive is based    Read Full Article

New isotope molecule may add to Venus' greenhouse effect

new-isotope-molecule-may-add-to-venus--greenhouse-effectPlanetary scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have tracked down a rare molecule in the atmospheres of both Mars and Venus. The molecule, an exotic form of carbon dioxide, could affect the way the greenhouse mechanism works on Venus.

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