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September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
..., somatic and visceral pain, sensory deficits, and restless
legs syndrome in addition to standard, recommended evaluations for uncommon serious diseases, such as tuberculosis and malignancies. Comfortably Engaging: Which Approach to Alcohol Screening Should We Use? By Daniel C. Vinson, M.D., M.S.P.H., et...
Resident birds display migratory restlessness
...migratory counterparts, late-hatching birds became restless
earlier and earlier, coinciding with the migratory season. The African birds' behavior can be attributed only to Zugunruhe, the researchers concluded, suggesting the influence of an inborn, precisely timed migratory program. The presence of this pro...
Being obese and a couch potato may have a biological basis in the brain
...ains may be wired to encourage fidgeting and other restless
behaviors that consume calories and help control weight, according to new research published by The American Physiological Society. The study found that the brains of rats bred to be lean are more sensitive to a chemical produced in the brain, orex...
Tweaking the treatment for restless legs
"The best drugs for restless
leg syndrome sometimes can only work for a time. T...uip (ropinirole), the first drug approved to treat restless
leg syndrome, a condition whose signature feature is creepy-crawly leg sensations that interfere wit...
Researchers publish first marsupial genome sequence
...e thought to be junk DNA. "Transposons have a restless
lifestyle, often shuttling themselves from one chromosome to another," said the study's first author Tarjei Mikkelsen, a Broad Institute researcher. "It is now clear that in their travels, they are disseminating crucial genetic innovations around the...
Decoding protein structures helps illuminate cause of diabetes
...py (2-D IR for short), that takes advantage of the restless
nature of molecules and atoms. Though often depicted as static blobs, proteins are more like collections of balls and springs, constantly in motion, and their endless atomic twitching conveys information about their organization, Zanni says. Inf...