(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) When it comes to diagnosing a condition in which the plasma cells that normally make antibodies to protect us instead become cancerous, it may be better to look at the urine as well as the serum of our blood for answers, pathologists say.
(University of Pennsylvania) In a new report in the journal Nature Communications, Erol Akçay, a biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, addresses the question of how an evolving social network influences the likelihood of cooperation in a theoretical social group. He finds that, although networks where connected individuals are closely related are more likely to cooperate, such groups can trigger a feedback loop that alters the structure of the network and leads to cooperation's collapse.
The experimental approach showed promise across three types of malignancies in mice-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Lawson Health Research Institute) In a new study, researchers in London, Ontario, partnered with youth receiving care at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program at London Health Sciences Centre to better understand personal perspectives on care and treatment outcomes. The study found that patients experienced lasting improvements in managing their symptoms and improvements in academics, work performance and relationships, and they reported that these benefits involved being empowered by feelings of self-acceptance.
Justice Kennedy had been a swing vote on the issue-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(San Francisco State University) Anti-HIV drugs are highly effective, yet new infections continue because not everyone has equal access to treatment. A new study co-authored by San Francisco State University identifies obstacles that keep people from being treated and suggests interventions.
Medical responders will be on the lookout for signs of infection-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Kessler Foundation) A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment -- Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).