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Bed bug histamines are substantial, persistent in infested homes

February 12, 2018, 11:42 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

Nuisance pest to medically important threat? New research findings show that bed bugs emit substantial amounts of histamine that persist even after bed bugs are eliminated.


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Metalens combineed with an artificial muscle
ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : February 23, 2018, 12:19 pm
Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. The adaptive metalens simultaneously controls for three of the major contributors to blurry images: focus, astigmatism, and image shift.

Molecular Trojan horse delivers chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cells
ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : February 23, 2018, 12:18 pm
Researchers have discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. Until now, paclitaxel has only been used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. The team was successful in getting the drug to piggyback on 123B9, an agent they devised to target an oncogene called EphA2.

Ice chips only? Study questions restrictions on oral intake for women in labor
ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : February 23, 2018, 12:18 pm
At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status -- they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor.

Prevention is better than cure: Targeted vaccination to halt epidemics
ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : February 23, 2018, 10:20 am
Scientists simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics.

China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine : February 23, 2018, 10:19 am
Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.