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Category Archives: Case Studies

Scientists confirm New target for Chronic Pain Relief

Summary:A research group has observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain.

A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor… Read More

Don’t ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while traveling says study

Summary:Don’t ignore heart attack symptoms while traveling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That’s the main message of a new study. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are traveling, yet, so far, the long-term outlook for those who have a heart attack while on a trip is unknown.

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Can Medical Marijuana help older people with their ailments asks new preliminary study

Summary:Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a new preliminary study.

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Genetics may play a role in Happy marriages

Happy in marriage Genetics may play a role

Summary:People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of their spouse, says a new study.

People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and… Read More

Global seahorse trade continues despite the export bans finds study

Summary:Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations, according to new study that has implications for many other animal species.

Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations,… Read More

Harvard University study | Tree rings tell climate stories that technology cannot

Tree rings tell climate

Summary:A new study shows how information revealed by a new method of analyzing tree rings matches the story told by more high-tech equipment over the short-term. Because trees are long-lived, looking back in their rings with this new approach may add decades or even centuries to our understanding of carbon storage and climate change in forests.

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Study finds that Democracy fosters economic growth

Summary:A new study shows that when it comes to growth, democracy significantly increases development. Indeed, countries switching to democratic rule experience a 20 percent increase in GDP over a 25-year period, compared to what would have happened had they remained authoritarian states, the researchers report.

As long as democracy has existed, there… Read More

On farmland, latecomers are losing out | Insects in decline

Insects in decline

Summary:Wild bees in Europe are in trouble — more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. Recent findings indicate that, in farming areas, species that emerge in late summer are most acutely threatened.

The pollination services provided by wild bees are indispensable, not only for ecological but also for eminently economic… Read More

Shifting away from coal is the key to cutting greenhouse gas emissions says research

Summary:The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy source by 2024, according to new research.

The United States could fulfill its greenhouse gas emission pledge under the Paris Climate Agreement by virtually eliminating coal as an energy source by 2024,… Read More

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide says International Study

Summary:Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study shows.

A comprehensive analysis of sewage collected in 74 cities in 60 countries has yielded the first, comparable global data, which show the levels and types of antimicrobial resistant bacteria that are present in mainly… Read More

Researchers explain why you lose hearing for a while after listening to loud sounds

Why you lose hearing for a while after listening to loud sounds

Summary:When we listen to loud sounds, our hearing may become impaired for a short time. Researchers have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain how this happens.

When we listen to loud sounds, our hearing may become impaired for a short time. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain how this happens.… Read More