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Few kids receive dental care before first birthday, Study

Few kids receive dental care before first birthday, Study

A recent study shows that few children receive dental care before the recommended age of 1. Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto found that less than 1 percent of healthy urban children in the area received any dental care before the 12 month mark, and less than 2 percent had seen a dentist by the age of 24 months. Read More »

Element 117: Researchers confirm the existence of the heaviest element ever seen

International team of researchers observes new superheavy element 117

Several atoms of the superheavy element with atomic number 117 have been created and observed by an international collaboration working at the GSI accelerator laboratory in Germany. The measured decay properties match previous data, strengthening the case for official recognition of 117 as a new element. New findings obtained in the present work mark an important step towards the capability ... Read More »

Environment-friendly solar cell developed in lab, research

Environment-friendly solar cell developed in lab, research

University of Oxford researchers have become successful in developing new high-efficiency solar cells at lower costs than at what they are currently manufactured. The trick that helped them achieve this is by replacing the lead by tin. lead in solar cells based on lead halide perovskites can be replaced with tin. Called “Perovskite solar cells” by the research team at ... Read More »

Novartis says Signifor LAR drug helps control acromegaly disease, Report

Novartis presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor LAR in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. The company said the study findings showed that patients taking pasireotide long-acting release achieved greater disease control when compared to continued treatment with the standard somatostatin analogue therapies, octreotide LAR or lanreotide ... Read More »

Diners Find Expensive Food Tastier, Study Says

Diners Find Expensive Food Tastier, Study Says

Dinner at the Four Seasons will always taste better than those scoffed down at a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall, new research suggests. The latest findings reveal expensive food is more delicious than bargain meals that people will think that meals taste better if they’re pricey. Researchers found that people who pay more for their meals think the food tastes better than if ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s variation may often go unrecognized: Study show

Alzheimer's variation may often go unrecognized

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that approximately 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, a common form of dementia marked by memory loss. Yet diagnosing the health issue may not always be so simple. A recent study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Florida examines the discovery of an atypical type of Alzhiemer’s–one that neuroscientists claim is not ... Read More »