Studies

Breaking research from science, medicine and technology.

Changes to two previously unstudied genes are the centerpiece of a new theory regarding the cause and development of endometriosis, a chronic and painful disease affecting one in 10 women.The discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists suggests epigenetic modification, a process that enhances or disrupts how …

Infection control practices for detecting and treating patients infected with emerging multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria vary significantly between hospitals. A study from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network, a consortium of more than 200 hospitals collaborating on multi-center research projects, found this inconsistency …

Researchers published findings strongly suggesting that preterm birth — prior to 37 weeks gestation — increases the risk of asthma and wheezing disorders during childhood and that the risk of developing these conditions increases as the degree of prematurity increases. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Apps on web-enabled mobile devices can be used to spy on their users. Computer scientists at the Center for Security, Privacy and Accountability developed software that shows whether an app has accessed private data. To accomplish this, the program examines the ‘bytecode’ of the app …

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