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    Increasing nursing mothers’ vitamin D levels may benefit babies

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research from the University of Otago has found that giving breastfeeding mothers monthly high-dose vitamin D supplements may be a possible way to improve their babies’ vitamin D status. [...]

    Peptide mutants may help to identify vulnerability in tumor cells

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers from MIPT, the Institute of Biomedical Chemistry, the Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, and the Research Institute of Physico-Chemical Medicine have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometr… [...]

    EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes (Update)

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest. [...]

    Poland investigates massive download of personal data

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Prosecutors and other state security officials in Poland are investigating unprecedented massive night downloading by bailiffs of personal data of some 1.4 million Poles. [...]

    ‘Russian hackers’ attack two US voter databases

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Russian-based hackers may have been responsible for two recent attempts to breach US voter registration databases in two states, raising fears Moscow is trying to undermine November’s presidential election, US media said Monday. [...]

    Technique could assess historic changes to Antarctic sea ice and glaciers

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Historic changes to Antarctic sea ice could be unravelled using a new technique pioneered by scientists at Plymouth University. [...]

    System may help treat rare genetic disorder, reduce severe side effects

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare, ultimately fatal genetic disorder – and make what might become a terrible choice a little eas… [...]

    Microbubbles show whether radiotherapy is reaching its target

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories An interdisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed a new way to evaluate whether a cancer radiation treatment is effective. Their technique uses gas-filled microbubbles and ultrasonic sound waves to de… [...]

    Peripheral arterial disease: Longer duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after stent placement improves outcomes

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In a study published online by JAMA Cardiology, Marco Valgimigli, M.D., Ph.D., of Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, and colleagues assessed the efficacy and safety of prolonged (24 months) vs short (6 months or less) dual antiplatelet therap… [...]

    Reducing runoff pollution by making spray droplets less bouncy

    Original @ MIT News – Environment MIT researchers find a way to make pesticides stick to leaves instead of bouncing off. [...]