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Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migrationSound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study in Heliyon, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns into sound, helping people hear when they move towards the ocean from one river to another. The approach - called sonification - enables even untrained listeners to interpret large amounts of complex data, providing an easier way to interpre
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Genetic study paves way for new neuropathic pain treatmentsThe project may pave the way for the development of more effective painkillers for the treatment of this debilitating chronic condition, which afflicts approximately 500 million people throughout the world.
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Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patientsProphylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium. This was revealed following a three-year, large-scale study among 1,800 patients in 20 Dutch ICUs, headed by Radboud university medical cente
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Fertility study finds hormone could support early pregnancyScientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, research shows.
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Treating sleep-disordered breathing may have cardiovascular benefits for heart failure patientsSevere sleep-disordered breathing is linked with stiffening of the arteries' walls and may be related to the development of heart failure, according to a recent study in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology.
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Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from cluesIn an Aalto University film study combining art and neuroscience, viewers were shown Christopher Nolan's early classic Memento (2000). The protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for no longer than a few minutes. The events unfold in reversed chronological order.The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film,
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Matching DNA to a Diet Does Not WorkThe results come from a rigorous, $8 million study -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Air Pollutants in Your Medicine CabinetOn the final day of April 2010, unbeknownst to most locals, a small fleet of specialists and equipment from the U.S. government descended on the seas and skies around Los Angeles. A “Hurricane Hunter” Lockheed P-3 flew in from Denver. The U.S. Navy vessel Atlantis loitered off the coast of Santa Monica. Orbiting satellites took special measurements. And dozens of scientists set up temporary labs
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3D scans explore baby Tasmanian tigers too rare to dissectUsing 3D scanning, researchers are peeking under the preserved skin of Tasmanian tiger specimens to reconstruct their growth and development. Given that only a few specimens remain of the extinct species, dissecting them—even in the name of science—isn’t really an option. The researchers instead used a technique called non-invasive X-ray micro-CT scanning, which has also been useful for examining
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How to resolve racially stressful situations | Howard C. StevensonIf we hope to heal the racial tensions that threaten to tear the fabric of society apart, we're going to need the skills to openly express ourselves in racially stressful situations. Through racial literacy -- the ability to read, recast and resolve these situations -- psychologist Howard C. Stevenson helps children and parents reduce and manage stress and trauma. In this inspiring, quietly awesom
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Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million yearsModern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.
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Atomic structure of ultrasound material not what anyone expectedLead magnesium niobate (PMN) is a prototypical "relaxor" material, used in a wide variety of applications, from ultrasound to sonar. Researchers have now used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to see exactly how atoms are arranged in PMN -- and it's not what anyone expected.
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Extreme-altitude birds evolved same trait via different mutationsAll extreme-altitude birds have evolved especially efficient systems for delivering scarce oxygen to their tissues. But a new study has found that these birds often evolved different blueprints for assembling the proteins -- hemoglobins -- that actually capture oxygen in the Himalayas and Andes.
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Physicists contribute to dark matter detector successIn researchers' quest for evidence of dark matter, physicist Andrea Pocar of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his students have played an important role in designing and building a key part of the argon-based DarkSide-50 detector located underground in Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory.
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'Division of labor' between hemispheres of multicellular spheroidal alga controls light-sensitive movementScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) developed a motility-reactivation method to help determine how light-responsive changes in flagellar waveform in Volvox rousseletii, a multicellular spheroidal alga, are regulated. These results advance current understanding of how flagellar motility increased in complexity as single-celled organisms evolved into multicellular forms.
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Unexpected discovery about essential enzymeThe enzyme that produces DNA building blocks plays an important role when cells divide. In a new study, researchers have discovered for the first time that the so-called master switch of the enzyme can change locations -- while still performing the same task.
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UMass Amherst physicists contribute to dark matter detector successThis week, scientists from around the world who gathered at UCLA at its Dark Matter 2018 Symposium learned of new results in the search for evidence of the elusive material in Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) by the DarkSide-50 detector. WIMPs have been candidate dark matter particles for decades, but none have been found to date. Andrea Pocar of UMass Amherst says the DarkSide detecto
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How the brain tells our limbs apartSalk researchers use cutting-edge technologies to uncover differences in neural control for arms and legs.
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Breakthrough for peptide medicationPeptides, short amino acid chains that control many functions in the human body, represent a billion-dollar market, also in the pharmaceutical industry. But, normally these medications must be injected. A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how peptides can be designed so that they can be easily administered as a liquid or tablet.
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Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humansResearchers of the University of Turku, Finland, have studied a timber elephant population in Myanmar and discovered that Asian elephant personality manifests through three different factors. The personality factors identified by the researchers are Attentiveness, Sociability and Aggressiveness.
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Five novel genetic changes linked to pancreatic cancer riskIn what is believed to be the largest pancreatic cancer genome-wide association study to date, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute, and collaborators from over 80 other institutions worldwide discovered changes to five new regions in the human genome that may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
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What is the Windsor hum and is it really US Steel’s fault?An intermittent rumbling similar to a case investigated on The X-Files has been driving some residents berserk for years – with similar noises heard around the world. The truth is out there ... Name: The Windsor Hum. Age: About seven years old. Continue reading...
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Dutch defer plan to expand second Amsterdam airportThe Dutch government Wednesday postponed plans to expand Amsterdam's second airport to ease pressure on the near-capacity Schiphol, after hitting turbulence over noise pollution fears.
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The Rise of Virtual Citizenship“If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means,” the British prime minister, Theresa May, declared in October 2016. Not long after, at his first postelection rally, Donald Trump asserted , “There is no global anthem. No global currency. No certificate of global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is
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Frygt i Sverige for it-angreb på Riksdagsvalg: »Nødvendigt at afskærme it-infrastruktur«Risikoen for cyberangreb vokser, og det har sat gang i debatten om et eventuelt it-angreb på det svenske valg i år.
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OL-atlet: Sådan mikser man karrieren med topidrætKompromiser er nødvendige, så udskyd eksempelvis drømmejobbet, hvis din nuværende stilling levner bedre tid til sport. Det anbefaler Lina Almind Knudsen, som kombinerer molekylærdiagnostik med medaljejagt.
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Scientists set off to explore new Antarctic ecosystemA team of international scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey set off on Wednesday to explore a mysterious marine ecosystem that has lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.
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SpaceX postpones California satellite launch due to windsSpaceX Elon MuskSpaceX has postponed a satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
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The conflict between males and females could replace the evolution of new speciesNew research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species from evolving or colonising habitats, challenging long-held theories on the way natural selection drives the evolution of biodiversity.
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Dupont: God drøftelse om tillid i sundhedsministerietEfter møde i sundhedsministeriet har næstformand i Lægeforeningen, Michael Dupont, en god fornemmelse af, at politikerne er klar og vil arbejde for at genskabe tillid mellem Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed og lægerne.
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Buffersenge skal lette akut patientpres på psykiatrisk hospitalPsykiatrisk Hospital Risskov får fire buffersenge og tre ekstra midlertidige senge for at lette akut pres på sengekapacitet.
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So Is It Spring Yet?Many things are happening all around the world, but on the East Coast of the United States, it’s currently very warm. Very warm . Half-the-country-is-asking-whether-you-can-wear-shorts-to-work-in-February warm. Here’s some context. On Tuesday, temperatures sat at or well above 70 degrees Fahrenheit from Massachusetts to Miami. Boston broke its record for the warmest night ever recorded in the mon
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Turn off the telly and get movingSpending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots known as venous thrombosis. Even trying to counterbalance hours of TV watching through adequate exercise is not effective warns Yasuhiko Kubota of the University of Minnesota in the US. Kubota is the lead author of a study in Springer's Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.
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Tomatoes of the same quality as normal, but using only half the waterWhen reducing the water used to water cherry tomato crops by more than 50%, the product not only maintains its quality, both commercially and nutritionally, but it also even increases the level of carotenoids, compounds of great interest in the food-processing industry. In addition to being natural colourings, some are Vitamin-A precursors, which are beneficial for the health and have cosmetic use
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Evolution plays many tricks against large-scale bioproductionUltra-deep DNA sequencing of thousands of cells uncovers many competing mechanisms of evolution as a threat to efficient scale-up of biobased chemicals production. Evolution plays an underestimated role in bioprocesses and limits yields much more than previously anticipated.
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Bacteria produce more substances than hitherto assumedThe bacterium Streptomyces chartreusis is an antibiotic-producing bacterium that releases more metabolites into the surrounding medium than scientists assumed based on the analysis of the genome. Many of the substances are likely released to mediate interactions with its environment. They might also include molecules that are of interest as potential pharmaceutical agents. A research team analysed
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How bacteria manipulate plantsAttack at the protein front: Xanthomonas bacteria cause diseases in tomato and pepper plants and inject harmful proteins into plant cells. Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Bonn, the University of Freiburg and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Halle have now discovered how one of these proteins manipulates the nutrient supply and
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The conflict between males and females could replace the evolution of new speciesNew research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species from evolving or colonising habitats, challenging long-held theories on the way natural selection drives the evolution of biodiversity.
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Depression linked to reduced arginine levelsPeople suffering from major depressive disorder, MDD, have reduced arginine levels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.
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Seas Will Rise for 300 YearsAnd the longer it takes to reduce carbon emissions, the higher they will go -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Speed reading' isn't real, but you can still train yourself to read fasterDIY Speedier reading is good enough for me. Speed reading seems to have been an unscientific fad. But you can still pick up the pace with these tips.
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New atmosphere wind/temperature sensor to improve space weather predictionGlobal wind and temperature measurements in the lower thermosphere (100-150 km above Earth) are the two most important variables needed to accurately predict space weather and climate change. An innovative technique is being developed jointly by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, GSFC, and JPL to make these measurements using the atomic oxygen emission at 2.06 THz (145 μm).
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Costco or Amazon Prime? More shoppers choosing bothThe number of people who both pay to shop at Costco and pay for free shipping from Amazon has grown rapidly in the last five years.
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Fur real: Scientists improve computer rendering of animal furThe next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists at the University of California.The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate fur, and more specifically, the way light bounces within an animal's pelt.
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New insight into plants' self-defenseChloroplasts are the ultimate green machines—the parts of plant cells that turn sunlight into food in a fairly famous process known as photosynthesis.
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Spore formation model could advance medicineMichigan State University scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health and disease research.
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Træning og sund kost skal erstatte astmamedicinEt studie fra Bispebjerg Hospitals Lungemedicinske Forskningsenhed viser, at det er muligt at halvere astmapatienters symptomer med motion og sund kost.
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Are flamingos returning to Florida?Flamingos are a Florida cultural icon, and sightings of American Flamingos in the state have been on the rise in recent decades. However, whether they're truly native to the U.S. or only arrive via escape from captivity has long been subject to debate, making developing a plan for managing Florida's flamingo population challenging. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications reviews t
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Long incubation times may defend birds against parasitesSome tropical birds have longer egg incubation times than their temperate cousins, even though their habitat is teeming with egg-eating predators. The reason why has long been a mystery, but a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances applies new methods to confirm the evidence for an old hypothesis—that a longer development period leads to a stronger, more efficient immune system.
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Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicateFor couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they've used before simply don't work anymore. By getting creative, an in-home intervention to support couples affected by dementia is showing that 'practice does make perfect,' both for the caregiver and the care receiver or pe
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The Estée Lauder companies R&D showcases skin aging, active ingredients research at AADThe Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE: EL) Research & Development (R&D) will present research focused on new findings in anti-aging skin research at the 2018 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Diego from February 16th- 20th.
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Laws banning hand-held cellphone calls more effective than texting bans for teen driversThis study looked at state-level cellphone laws and differences in both texting and hand-held cellphone conversations among teen drivers across four years. Teen drivers reported 55% fewer hand-held phone conversations when universal hand-held calling bans were in place compared to state with no bans. Universal texting bans did not fully discourage teens from texting while driving.
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Long incubation times may defend birds against parasitesSome tropical birds have longer egg incubation times than their temperate cousins, even though their habitat is teeming with egg-eating predators. The reason why has long been a mystery, but a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances applies new methods to confirm the evidence for an old hypothesis -- that a longer development period leads to a stronger, more efficient immune system.
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Are flamingos returning to Florida?Flamingos are a Florida cultural icon, and sightings in the state have been on the rise in recent decades. However, whether they're truly native to the US or only arrive via escape from captivity has long been subject to debate, making developing a plan for managing Florida's flamingo population challenging. A new study reviews the evidence and provides a fresh argument that the birds should be co
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Some black holes erase your pastPhysicists insist on determinism: your past and present determine your future uniquely, per Einstein's equations of general relativity. They call this strong cosmic censorship. A UC Berkeley mathematician found some types of black holes -- charged, non-rotating objects in an expanding universe -- that allow an observer inside the black hole to travel across a horizon into a place where the past is
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Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendarAbout 1,000 Dead Sea Scrolls discovered just over 70 years ago near Khirbet Qumran on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea have been officially published since the turn of the millennium. But in the case of some, all that was left were poorly preserved remains of texts written in a cryptic script – and all that had been released to the world were photos of small pieces of manuscript, in a prelim
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How detecting light in the water affects how much food cyanobacteria getThe Montgomery lab has found a link between how water-dwelling bacteria, called cyanobacteria, monitor light quality in their surroundings and their capacity to do expand iconphotosynthesis well.
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Can We Change The Past?Putting humans and consciousness aside, at the level of quantum particles, Wheeler's delayed-choice experiments show that actions in the present can influence the past, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Getty Images/Tetra images RF)
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Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensionalAn international research consortium has developed, with significant involvement of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) scientists, the first computer model to include 3-D in the representation of human metabolic processes.
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Broadcom lowers offer for Qualcomm as takeover saga continuesSingapore-based Broadcom said Wednesday it was cutting its offer price for mobile chip maker Qualcomm in the wake of the US firm's increased bid for Dutch rival NXP.
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Weather should remain predictable despite climate changeAccording to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, temperatures are expected to rise between 2.5 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century. This warming is expected to contribute to rising sea levels and the melting of glaciers and permafrost, as well as other climate-related effects. Now, research from the University of Missouri suggests that even as rising carbon dioxide levels in
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Huge underwater landslides and tsunamis may be caused by oozeLayers of ooze in the seabed may be responsible for submarine “megaslides” that dwarf ordinary landslides and can cause tsunamis
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Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flamingos Calling Florida Their HomeA new study could help make the case for treating flamingos as Florida natives, which could entitle them to certain protections in the state.
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Low-power, flexible memristor circuit for mobile and wearable devicesA KAIST research team succeeded in developing an energy efficient, nonvolatile logic-in-memory circuit by using a memristor. This novel technology can be used as an energy efficient computing architecture for battery-powered flexible electronic systems, such as mobile and wearable devices.
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Medicinrådet anbefaler biologisk behandling af eksemNyt middel af patienter med moderat til svær atopisk eksem kan anvendes som standardbehandling.
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Research challenges use of off-label drug to treat osteoarthritisAn off-label drug prescribed to treat osteoarthritis of the hand when conventional medication has failed is ineffective, according to new research. The study shows there was no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to control debilitating pain when compared to a placebo (dummy substance).
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Patients with advanced cancer may be less competent to make decisions than doctors thinkForty-four percent of patients with advanced cancer but only eight percent of healthy adults showed impaired understanding; Forty-nine percent of patients and eight percent of healthy adults showed impaired appreciation; and 85.4 percent of patients versus 10 percent of healthy adults showed impaired reasoning.
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Giving seagrass its dueSeagrass meadows play a crucial role in reducing coastal erosion, making their conservation key for combating rising sea levels due to climate change.
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Portrayals of doctors in comics have become more realistic, nuancedThe images of doctors found in comics can be comforting, such as the authoritative and compassionate "Rex Morgan, M.D.," or bizarre, as in the case of Marvel Comics character Dr. Strange, a neurosurgeon turned sorcerer.
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'All Our Asias' Is a Vital Reminder That Creators MatterThe beautiful, surreal indie game about Asian heritage is made all the stronger by the self-conscious inclusion of its own maker.
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Microscale thermophoresis to characterize hits from high-throughput screeningA new perspective article in the March 2018 issue of SLAS Discovery from the biology group at the European Screening Centre Newhouse details how the European Lead Factory (ELF), a large publicly accessible drug discovery platform, uses microscale thermophoresis (MST) to aid in the prioritization of small molecule hits from high-throughput screening.
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Genetic study suggests humans may be evolving in a way that prevents alcoholismA pair of researchers with the University of Pennsylvania has found evidence suggesting humans may be evolving in a way that will prevent alcoholism in the future. In their paper published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, Kelsey Elizabeth Johnson and Benjamin Voight describe their study which involved analyzing data from the 1000 Genomes Project looking for emerging gene variants and wha
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New study brings Antarctic ice loss into sharper focusA NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm accelerating ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and reveal surprisingly steady rates of flow from its much larger neighbor to the east.
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Glem privat ISS: Nu kommer de private, oppustelige rumstationerAmerikanske Bigelow Aerospace har etableret et nyt firma, der kan drive private rumstationer.
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Triplefin fish found to have controlled iris radianceA team of researchers with the University of Tübingen in Germany has found an example of a fish that is able to control light reflected from organs next to its pupils—a form of photolocation. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their study of the fish and their findings and also offers some theories on the purpose of the skill.
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'Local environment' plays key role in breast cancer progressionMany of the drugs and therapies available today for treating breast cancer target the cancer cells but tend to neglect the surrounding 'local environment,' which includes surrounding tissues. But cancer cells and their local environment are connected, so both undergo chemical and physical changes during tumor development. During the 62nd Biophysical Society Meeting, researchers will present work e
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Wine polyphenols could fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum diseaseSipping wine is good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health.
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Microscale thermophoresis to characterize hits from high-throughput screeningA perspective article in the March 2018 issue of SLAS Discovery from the biology group at the European Screening Centre Newhouse details how the European Lead Factory (ELF), a large publicly accessible drug discovery platform, uses microscale thermophoresis (MST) to aid in the prioritization of small molecule hits from high-throughput screening.
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Why you should—and shouldn't—buy an electric carCalifornia was on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's initial goal for putting 1.5 million environmentally friendly vehicles on the road by 2025, a new report says, but then Brown upped the target.
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New paper links ancient drawings and the origins of languageWhen and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor.
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Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in EuropeHealth Our grip on infectious diseases is slipping as people turn away from vaccination. Before the measles vaccine existed, 9 out of every 10 kids got the disease before age 15. Two million people died from it every year. And now we're backsliding.
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Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus HatchlingThe baby cephalopod looks and behaves like an adult from the moment it emerges from the egg.
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Insulin Resistance Pioneer Gerald Reaven DiesThe longtime professor at Stanford University School of Medicine researched the role of insulin in diabetes, hypertension, and a plethora of other diseases.
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Image: Antarctic research base ConcordiaThe Franco-Italian Antarctic research base of Concordia sits 1670 km from the South Pole. On the plateau some 3200 m high, the air is so thin that inhabitants live in a permanent state of hypoxia – lack of oxygen. The closest humans are 600 km away at Russia's Vostok base. Average temperatures range from –30°C in the summer months to –60°C in the winter.
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Singapore invites cyberattacks to strengthen defencesHundreds of hackers have targeted Singapore's defence ministry –- but the attacks were at the government's invitation in an unusual attempt to strengthen cybersecurity.
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Spatial structure of bound hole states in black phosphorousNUS chemists have discovered that the bound states of "holes" (the absence of an electron which leads to a net positive charge) in black phosphorus changes from an extended ellipse into a dumbbell shape when it is electrically excited, providing new insights for its use in next generation electronic devices.
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Gun Violence as a Public Health IssueGun violence is a serious public health issue in America but is not getting the research that it deserves. This needs to change.
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Ny forskning: Hård træning gør dig mindre sultenHvis du træner intensivt i cirka en time, øger du koncentrationen af et appetitsænkende hormon, viser en ny undersøgelse.
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Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor PeopleFCC Rules Ajit PaiOpinion: Gutting the FCC’s Lifeline program undermines the most vulnerable Americans.
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Wine polyphenols could fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum diseaseSipping wine is good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health.
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Rapid detection of toxic compoundsNUS chemists have developed highly selective and sensitive sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the rapid onsite detection of toxic agents.
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Researchers achieve random access in large-scale DNA data storageUniversity of Washington and Microsoft researchers revealed today that they have taken a significant step forward in their quest to develop a DNA-based storage system for digital data. In a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, the members of the Molecular Information Systems Laboratory (MISL) describe the science behind their world record-setting achievement of 200 megabytes stored in syntheti
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Tasmanian tiger 'joeys' revealed in 3DScientists scan Tasmanian tiger specimens to better understand the marsupial's development in the pouch.
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Co-evolution black hole mystery deepened by a new ALMA observationUsing the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe an active galaxy with a strong ionized gas outflow from the galactic center, a team led by Dr. Yoshiki Toba of the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, Taiwan) has obtained a result making astronomers even more puzzled—the team clearly detected carbon monoxide (CO) gas that is associated with the ga
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Tech review: Two gadgets that are good for your heart and don't tax your brainEvery once in a while, I review products in what I call the "guilt" category. You know, those products that aren't really fun—they're good for you. Such is the case this week as I'm reviewing a pair of health-related gadgets from Mocacare, the MOCAcuff and MOCAheart. Both of these gadgets are designed to help you keep track of vital health information by syncing the data collected to your smartpho
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Chinese space lab to fall back to Earth in MarchChinese space laboratory Tiangong-1 is predicted to re-enter Earth's atmosphere in late April, but where or when it will reach the surface is hard to say.
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Amazon wristbands could track workers' hand movements: 'Employers are increasingly treating their employees like robots'As Amazon continues its quest to shrink delivery times and add warehouses in Illinois, the e-commerce behemoth is eyeing technology that could track the movements of its workers' hands as they fulfill orders.
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Kommentar: Energimærkning af enfamilieshuse er uigennemskuelig
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Facebook says Kremlin-linked ads ready for public view, but House hasn't released themA Facebook official said Tuesday that the social network had finished "scrubbing" personal information from Kremlin-linked ads placed on their platform to influence the 2016 election, clearing the way for Congress to release them to the public.
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1000 timers træning om året giver OL-guldDen norske langrendsløber Marit Bjørgen vandt i dag sin 14. OL-medalje. Opskriften har været at gå fra 500 til 1000 timers træning om året, viser forskning.
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Dagens Medicin

Europæere meget tilfredse med deres egen lægeNyt studie viser generelt høj patienttilfredshed med praktiserende læger i Europa. Danske patienters tilfredshed ligger i midterfejlet, mens Sverige får bundplacering.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Environmentally safe 'super-fertilizer' will significantly increase the yield of grain cropsThe biological potential of agricultural plants can only be realized with a balanced mix of trace elements that take part in key metabolic events. An imbalance of microelemental nutrition disrupts the development of plants, which results in their diseases and even death. Ultimately, plants do not realize their biological capabilities and yield a poor harvest. Therefore, the use of microelement fer
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Open data help scientists to unravel Earth systemsUnderstanding nature and its processes has greatly benefited from open data. Open remotely sensed data make hard-to-reach wilderness areas more accessible—at least from above. These advances provide new opportunities for Earth system research, such as in a recent soil moisture study by BioGeoClimate Modelling Lab from the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the University of Helsinki.
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Science | The Guardian

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from EuropeA recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge , an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things has once again revived public discussion of a controversial idea about how the Americas were peopled known as the “Solutrean hypothesis” . This idea suggests
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Green toads with multiple genomes have ancestors that are only distantly relatedDiploid vertebrates have two sets of chromosomes, one from each parent. In contrast, polyploidy, meaning to possess three or more sets of chromosomes, is very rare in animals. To find out how new vertebrate species have evolved, and, more generally, how the current biodiversity emerged, evolutionary biologists are studying green toads (Bufo viridis), an excellent model system for studying evolutio
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Study shows, for the first time, that porpoises flee from and stop feeding when disturbed by heavy ship noisePorpoises communicate with each other using sounds. Therefore, they are highly sensitive to noise, such as ship noise. And the Danish belts and sounds are some of the most heavily trafficked waters in the world.
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Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning? Phages elim­in­ate Yersinia from foodBacteria-killing viruses could be employed not just in health care, but also in the food industry, a study conducted at the University of Helsinki indicates.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Government loses clean air court caseCampaigners win a third High Court victory over the UK government's plans to tackle air pollution.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Hård fysisk aktivitet øger koncentrationen af det appetithæmmende hormon GDF15Ny forskning viser, at koncentrationen af det appetitsænkende hormon GDF15 stiger markant i blodet...
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Dagens Medicin

Sygebesøg til akutpladser vækker bekymring hos regionale PLO-formændDe praktiserende læger skal med den seneste overenskomst opprioritere sygebesøg, også til de kommunale akutpladser. Men overenskomsten rummer ingen klar ansvarsdeling mellem praksislæger, kommuner og regionale tilbud. Det bekymrer flere læger.
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Dagens Medicin

Fortsat ingen afklaring om lægevagter og gebyrerDialogen om vagtlægeordningen og hvem der skal betale et gebyr til Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed, er stadig i gang, og derfor er der endnu ingen løsningsmodel.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

A new study eases fears of a link between autism and prenatal ultrasoundsOn almost every measure, prenatal ultrasounds doesn’t appear to be related to a risk of developing autism, a recent study finds.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Tales of power and responsibilityMany of the breakthroughs on our annual list embody the good-versus-evil dichotomy that faces all technologists.
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The GANfather: The man who’s given machines the gift of imaginationBy pitting neural networks against one another, Ian Goodfellow has created a powerful AI tool. Now he, and the rest of us, must face the consequences.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Forecasts of genetic fate just got a lot more accurateDNA-based scores are getting better at predicting intelligence, risks for common diseases, and more.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Quantum computers are finally here. What are we going to do with them?Hello, quantum world.
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New on MIT Technology Review

A smarter smart cityAn ambitious project by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs could reshape how we live, work, and play in urban neighborhoods.
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New on MIT Technology Review

The race to invent the artificial leafIn this excerpt from his new book Taming the Sun , Varun Sivaram follows the research paths of two rival scientists determined to find a way to wring fuel out of thin air.
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The Atlantic

The Tragedy of Erik KillmongerThe following article contains major spoilers. Black Panther is a love letter to people of African descent all over the world. Its actors, its costume design, its music, and countless other facets of the film are drawn from all over the continent and its diaspora, in a science-fiction celebration of the imaginary country of Wakanda, a high-tech utopia that is a fictive manifestation of African po
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xView Detection Challenge: Help the Pentagon Analyze Satellite ImagesThe Defense Department is offering $100,000 for artificial-intelligence algorithms that can identify items such buildings and trucks in satellite images.
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Solve Genomics with the Blockchain? Why the Hell NotStart-ups are clamoring to use cryptocurrency software to get and trade genome sequences for research and profit.
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Live Science

Man Charged with Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior's ThumbThe thumb thief reportedly took a selfie before snagging the valuable souvenir.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Are bots a danger for political election campaigns?Normally, autonomous computer programmes known as bots trawl the internet, for example, to help search engines. However, there are also programmes known as social bots which interfere in social media, automatically generating replies or sharing content. They are currently suspected of spreading political propaganda. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have investi
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Boston Dynamics is teaching its robot dog to fight back against humans‘Testing robustness’ apparently crucial to SpotMini’s development, with machine showing it won’t be perturbed by human interference It appears that, just like their flesh and blood counterparts, you just can’t put a good robot dog down, even if you’re a human fighting it for control of a door. Boston Dynamics’ well-mannered four-legged machine SpotMini has already proved that it can easily open a
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Ingeniøren

Forskning: AI vil i fremtiden være en stor sikkerhedsrisikoKunstig intelligens kommer til at være en central spiller for it-sikkerheden i fremtiden, viser forskning, der samtidigt slår fast, at machine learning vil kunne bruges til både forsvar og angreb.
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Ingeniøren

Fejlramt sporskifte afsporede tog i OdenseEn mekanisk fejl på et sporskifte sendte hjulene på et passagertog i to forskellige retninger under rangering. Arbejdet med at fjerne toget og reparere 30 meter ødelagt jernbanespor kommer sandsynligvis til at forsinke togene indtil i morgen.
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Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest management methodsIn order to fight against pests with resistance to both insecticides and transgenic plants with insecticidal action, a group of Brazilian scientists has developed computational tools that can give clues on the pests' habits, thus enabling decision-makers to choose from a wider range of pest control strategies. The study is published in Scientific Reports.
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Germany's Bosch snaps up US commuter appThe world's largest car parts supplier Bosch leapt into ride-sharing services Wednesday, announcing the takeover of US commuter carpooling startup Splitting Fares.
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Volkswagen workers secure big pay bumpWorkers at the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said Wednesday they had secured a big pay bump, in line with the rest of Germany's powerful metalworking sector.
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Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivitySheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2-D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for faster and novel electronic devices. Researchers have been exploring 2-D electron gas, which was only discovered in 2004, to see how it can be used in superconductors, actuators and electronic memory devices, among others.
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A delivery platform for gene-editing technologyA new delivery system for introducing gene-editing technology into cells could help safely and efficiently correct disease-causing mutations in patients. The system, developed by KAUST scientists, is the first to use sponge-like ensembles of metal ions and organic molecules to coat the molecular components of the precision DNA-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9, allowing efficient release of
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Viden

Spotify bliver et gadget-firmaFlere nye jobopslag løfter sløret for, at musiktjenesten nu vil udvikle fysiske produkter.
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Robotic crystals that walk n' rollScientists at Waseda University may have come a step closer to innovating soft robots to care for people. Its material, however, is something you may have never expected.
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A tapering silicon hole could lead to better drug testingTohoku University researchers have improved on currently available methods for screening drugs for heart-related side effects.
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Unprecedented single-digit-nanometer magnetic tunnel junction demonstratedA research group from Tohoku University has revealed ultra-small magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) down to a single-digit-nanometer scale that have sufficient retention properties and yet can be switched by a current.
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Oil-eating microbes are challenged in the ArcticNew economic developments in the Arctic, such as trans-Arctic shipping and oil exploitation, will bring along unprecedented risks of marine oil spills. The world is therefore calling for a thorough understanding of the resilience and "self-cleaning" capacity of Arctic ecosystems to recover from oil spills.
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Live Science

How We Know This Tiny Pinprick of Light Is the Tesla RoadsterScientist paparazzi turned their scopes toward Elon Musk's Roadster and its mannequin driver.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Canceling NASA's High-Priority Missions: Bad Policy, Bad Precedent, Bad for Science-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Physicists Plan Antimatter's First Outing--in a VanResearchers intend to transport the elusive material between labs and use it to study the strange behavior of rare radioactive nuclei -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy PeopleSavvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 big beliefs healthy people share -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Measuring the Magic of HealingWhile researchers wrestle to define and capture “healing,” its power continues to mend hearts and souls—if not always bodies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Programming a DNA ClockEngineers have created a DNA-based chemical oscillator, opening the door to molecular computing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreasResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that when mature cells transition to begin dividing again, they all seem to do it the same way, regardless of what organ those cells come from.
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Observing and controlling ultrafast processes with attosecond resolutionMany chemical processes run so quickly that they are only roughly understood. To clarify these processes, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a methodology with a resolution of quintillionths of a second. The new technology could enhance the understanding of processes like photosynthesis and contribute to the development of faster computer chips.
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Stable gas hydrates can trigger landslidesLike avalanches onshore,many processes cause submarine landslides. One very widespread assumption is that they are associated with dissociating gas hydrates in the seafloor. However, scientists at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now found evidence that the context could be quite different. Their study has been published in the international journal Nature Communications.
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Mobile health applications put the personal data of millions of users at risk80 percent of the most popular health applications available on Android do not comply with standards intended to prevent the misuse and dissemination of user data. This is the finding of a European study started in 2016 involving Agusti Solanas and Constantinos Patsakis. The research has brought to light evidence of serious security problems regarding the 20 most popular applications on the intern
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Uber Launches Express Pool to Conquer the CommuteUber Express PoolThe company's bid to see more of its occasional users could threaten public transit.
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Dispersal of fish eggs by water birds—just a myth?How do fish end up in isolated bodies of water? For centuries, researchers have assumed that water birds transfer fish eggs into these waters—however, a systematic literature review by researchers at the University of Basel has shown that there is no evidence of this to date.
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Study shows that father's age can affect offspring lifespanHow does the father's age at conception affect his children? Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) and fellow scientists have studied this question in mice. Their findings, which have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), show that the offspring of elderly mouse-fathers had a shorter lifespan than those of young fathers and fe
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Removing globally-used anxiety drug from wastewater at low costA low-cost, one-step method to remove the anxiety drug Diazepam from recycled water and wastewater, using titanium dioxide nanofibers has been developed by researchers headed by University of Johannesburg's Prof Vinod Kumar Gupta. Diazepam is used worldwide and is a member of the benzodiapezine drug group.
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Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest matesAnts care for their sick nestmates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superinfections, they use a different method to care for sick colony members compared to ants that are not susceptible, thus protecting themselves from infection. This is the result of a study of Professor Sylvia Cremer's research group at the Institute of S
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Computer models allow farmers to diversify pest management methodsA technology developed by Brazilian researchers can help fighting highly resistant agricultural pests by analyzing the connections between the pests' patterns of dispersal in crops and different configurations in diversified intercropping systems.
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MEMS chips get metalensesLens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the bulky layers and complex geometries of traditional curved lenses. Researchers have developed a device that integrates mid-infrared spectrum meta
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Ingeniøren

Condotte bliver skrevet (næsten) ud af kontrakten på StorstrømsbroenØkonomiske problemer betyder, at Condotte, som er med i det konsortium, der vandt byggeriet af den nye Storstrømsbro, får nedskrevet sin ejerandel til 0,01 procent.
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Ingeniøren

Danskernes hoveddør til det offentlige udvikles efter ufleksibel metodeNemLog-in skal udvikles efter traditionel metode, som ikke er velegnet til udviklingsarbejde. Det kan i værste fald gøre projektet vanskeligt at realisere.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Tracking traffic in the divided world of a nerve cellAxonal and dendritic proteins embedded in the membrane at either end -- called transmembrane proteins -- are built in the same cellular factory and travel on the same cellular highway. But for the cell to function property, they must be delivered to the correct domain. So how does the cell regulate that voyage?
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How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom, study findsHow a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time, a new study suggests.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Phishing success linked to incentives and sticking to an effective strategyA new study focusing on the attacker -- a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing -- identifies successful and less successful strategies. It also reveals that attackers are motivated by quicker and larger rewards -- with creative individuals putting more effort into constructing these malicious emails. Insights from the study can be used to develop tools and training procedures to detect p
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When proteins shake handsProtein fibres are found virtually everywhere in nature, including in spider silk, wood, the spaces between tissue cells, in tendons, or as a natural sealant for small wounds. These protein nanofibres have outstanding properties such as high stability, biodegradability, and antibacterial effects. Artificially creating these fibres is not easy, much less assigning them specific functions. These iss
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Ingeniøren

Dansk gennembrud: 3D-hjertescanner kan spotte enkelte cellerNy scanner-forskning med dansk deltagelse i spidsen kan give bedre hjerteoperationer.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Civil engineers devise a cost-saving solution for citiesWhy fix a road today if it's slated to be ripped up for new sewers next summer?
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Being female is not a protective factor against heart disease in type 1 diabetesConstrictions of the coronary blood vessels is a possible consequence of type 1 diabetes, and one that can eventually lead to myocardial infarction or heart failure. Generally speaking, women are afflicted by coronary artery disease later than men, but if a woman has type 2 diabetes, the advantage is negated. A new report now shows that this also sometimes applies to type 1 diabetes.
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Laser-ranged satellite measurement now accurately reflects Earth's tidal perturbationsTides on Earth have a far-reaching influence, including disturbing satellites' measurements by affecting their motion. The LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES), is the best ever relevant test particle to move in the Earth's gravitational field. In a new study, LARES proves its efficiency for high-precision probing of General Relativity and fundamental physics.
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Data detectives shift suspicions in Alzheimer's from usual suspect to inside villainThe pursuit of the usual suspect in Alzheimer's research may be distracting from a more direct culprit in the disease, according to a study that analyzed data from 51 published experiments. P-tau looked a good bit more culpable than amyloid-beta plaque.
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Science : NPR

Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing GenesMore than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there. (Image credit: Yuhan Xu/NPR)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Phishing success linked to incentives and sticking to an effective strategyNot all phishing campaigns work, but when an attacker perseveres with a strategy that does it is the key to their success. That's the finding of a new study focusing on the attacker, a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing. In addition to identifying successful strategies, it also reveals that attackers are motivated by quicker and larger rewards—with creative individuals putting more eff
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Sea-level legacy: 20 cm more rise by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peaking emissionsPeaking global carbon dioxide emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise, even if global warming is limited to well below 2 degrees C. A new study analyzes for the first time the sea-level legacy until 2300 within the constraints of the Paris Agreement.
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Cracking the genetic code for complex traits in cattleThe global 1000 Bull Genomes Consortium identified the genetic basis for accurately predicting the complex trait of height across cattle and dairy breeds by pooling large genomic datasets and phenotypes collected from 58,000 cattle. The team validated their findings using the DNA of a wild auroch, the ancient ancestor to all cattle and dairy breeds, and, in a world first, demonstrated the genes in
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Robotic crystals that walk n' rollScientists have developed robotic crystals that walk slowly like an inchworm and roll 20,000 times faster than its walking speed. These autonomously moving, organic crystals have great potential as material for soft robots in the future.
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Enzyme location controls enzyme activityScientists have found that the activity of proprotein covertases, the enzymes that turn-on proteins, is regulated by the location of the enzyme inside the cell. The study uses a novel biosensor, CLIP, and has significant implications for cancer treatment.
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Postnatal depression has life-long impact on mother-child relationsPostnatal depression (PND) can impact the quality of relationships between mother and child into adult life, and have a negative influence on the quality of relationships between grandmothers and grandchildren, new research has discovered.
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Oil-eating microbes are challenged in the ArcticBacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. In a new paper, researchers examine the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in Arctic environments.
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Dagens Medicin

Flertallet af utilfredse læger går efter bolden, ikke mandenKommentar til artiklerne ‘Læge- og patientforeninger til utilfredse læger: Hård retorik kan skade processen’, ‘Minister: Nogle læger har travlt med at grave grøfter’ og ‘Rørbæk: Vi råber op til truslen mod patientsikkerheden er væk’.
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'Icebreaker' protein opens genome for T-cell development, researchers findResearchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing new therapies using epigenetic drugs to alter T-cell fate in cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.
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'Click chemistry' reactions may boost cancer-fighting drug potencyResearchers have developed a quick and easy way to simultaneously modify dozens of drugs or molecules to improve their disease-fighting properties.
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How health authorities fight the spread of infectious diseasesPublic outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies. Now, a team of researchers has created an algorithm that can help policymakers reduce
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Stroke drug demonstrates safety in clinical trialA preliminary Phase 2 clinical trial has demonstrated that patients with acute ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, can safely tolerate high doses of 3K3A-APC, a promising anti-stroke drug.
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Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less painPain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow rehabilitation, or could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists have discovered that this threshold can be increased by a new fitness method called Jymmin. It combines working out on gym machines with free musical improvisation -- and makes us less sensitive towards physica
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Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes, study showsExercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to new research.
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Rash of forest fires breaks out in IndonesiaIndonesia was battling a rash of forest fires Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.
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Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphonesSamsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones—the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+—on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison.
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Nearly a decade after Mars Phoenix landed, another lookA recent view from Mars orbit of the site where NASA's Phoenix Mars mission landed on far-northern Mars nearly a decade ago shows that dust has covered some marks of the landing.
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Some black holes erase your pastIn the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all time and all space.
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Ingeniøren

Danske fregatter får nu våben til at forsvare sigMissilrørene på Danmarks tre største krigsskibe har stået tomme, siden de blev søsat i 2010. Nu skal fregatterne for første gang udstyres med langtrækkende missiler.
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Higher risk of dementia for adults with congenital heart disease, study showsA new study is believed to be the first to show a higher risk of dementia in adults who were born with heart disease. The study of more than 10,000 adult with congenital heart disease (CHD) in Denmark discovered a particularly increased risk for early dementia in middle-age adults.
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Antibodies protect nerve-muscle connections in a mouse model of Lou Gehrig's diseaseA new study identifies a novel treatment strategy that preserved neuromuscular synapses in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Brain immune system is key to recovery from motor neuron degenerationResearchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is a protein that misfolds and accumulates in the motor areas of the brains of ALS patients. They found that microglia, the first and primary immune response cells in the brain and spinal cord, are essential for dealing with TDP-43-associated neuron dea
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Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning?Bacteria-killing viruses could be employed not just in health care, but also in the food industry, a new study shows. The researchers have been investigating the possibility of utilizing phages in eradicating food-borne pathogens and preventing food poisoning.
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Using a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone safely across a roomEngineers have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly using a laser.
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Scientists find new antimalarial drug targetsResearchers have discovered crucial new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new antimalarial drugs -- a critical step in the battle against drug-resistant malaria.
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More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid painkillerGabapentin, a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant, increasingly is being misused, necessitating prescribers to understand its abuse potential and risk profile, according to a new study.
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High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxygen conditionsNew research sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen.
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Europe's cities face more extreme weather than previously thoughtA landmark study of all 571 European cities shows the impact of flooding, droughts and heatwaves by 2050-2100 will exceed previous predictions.
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Robo-picker grasps and packsA new robotic system could lend a hand with warehouse sorting and other picking or clearing tasks.
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MicroRNA could help treat cancer and asthmaA microRNA that regulates inflammation shows promise as a treatment for inflammatory diseases such as asthma and cancer, according to new research.
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Brain liquefaction after stroke is toxic to surviving brainResearchers suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke.
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Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyssMore than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby.
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French WWI soldier identified by DNA to be laid to restA century after the Battle of Verdun a French soldier who was left behind on the battlefield will get a proper burial Wednesday after being identified by DNA samples from his relatives.
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Rediscovered Andy Warhol interview explores pop art and queernessA new paper in the Oxford Art Journal examines the significance of a newly discovered recoding of Andy Warhol's famous 1963 interview with Gene Swenson, published in ARTnews under the heading "What is Pop Art?" The printed interview omitted a large part of the recording, which actually starts with the question "What do you say about homosexuals?" Warhol's early and explicit on-the-record statement
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Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AIArtificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.
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Tasmanian tiger just another marsupial in the pouchAustralia's ill-fated Tasmanian tiger looked like any other marsupial when born but assumed dog-like features by the time it left the mother's pouch, scientists said Wednesday in shedding new light on its puzzling evolution.
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Rediscovered Andy Warhol interview explores pop art and queernessA new paper in the Oxford Art Journal examines the significance of a newly discovered recoding of Andy Warhol's famous 1963 interview with Gene Swenson, published in ARTnews under the heading 'What is Pop Art?' The printed interview omitted a large part of the recording, which actually starts with the question 'What do you say about homosexuals?' Warhol's early and explicit on-the-record statement
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Extreme conditions await MH370 recovery if wreckage foundSalvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered if Malaysia Airlines MH370 is finally found, despite the pitch-black darkness, crushing pressure and ice-cold water awaiting them.
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In rural Germany, 'mobile banking' means a bank on a truckBank manager Juergen Schaller never expected to end up getting a trucker's licence and driving 20,000 kilometres (12,400 miles) per year.
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Electric car market jumpstarts cobalt pricesCobalt is hitting historically high prices fuelled by the automobile industry, which needs the rare metal to make light and durable electric batteries.
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Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease and beyondIn a race to prevent and control rust disease epidemics, scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect crops and evolve virulence. After using the latest genome sequencing technologies to understand how rust fungi adapt to overcome resistance in crop varieties, scientists from the University of Minnesota, the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, the Australian Nat
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Distant tropical storms have ripple effects on weather close to homeThe famously intense tropical rainstorms along the Earth's equator occur thousands of miles from the United States. But atmospheric scientists know that, like ripples in a pond, tropical weather creates powerful waves in the atmosphere that travel all the way to North America and have major impacts on weather in the U.S.
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Perceptions of God make Democrats more conservative, Republicans more liberal in some waysRepublicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats—more liberal—when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study.
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Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million yearsModern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.
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Climate change, evolution, and what happens when researchers are also friendsWhat happens when six graduate students in different fields, who happen to be friends, put their heads together on an emerging issue in climate change?
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Team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonizationAn international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Oxford University, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Insilico Medicine, the Biogerontology Research Center, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and m
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Enhanced education could help turn the tide on marine litterFinding a solution to the causes and impacts of marine litter is now widely recognised as one of the major environmental challenges of our time. And one of the key elements required to address the issue is encouraging people of all ages to move away from the current throwaway culture.
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Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhinoBelle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
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Scientists test world's first solar fuels reactor for nightInternational solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage.
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Enhanced education could help turn the tide on marine litterResearch led by the University of Plymouth has revealed that designing systematic and innovative education tools to teachers and students can make a significant and positive contribution to their understanding of the problem of marine litter -- and their willingness to do something about it.
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PornBots invaderer DanmarkDe seneste to uger er danske twitter-brugere blevet fulgt flittigt af falske twitter-kontoer. Bølgen af de såkaldte PornBots skyldes formodentligt, at danskere er blevet rekrutteret til at tage del i svindelnummeret.
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The new specimen forcing a radical rethink of ArchaeopteryxA new specimen has redefined who’s in and who’s out of the Archaeopteryx genus – and poses questions about other theropod dinosaurs Have you heard? There is a new Archaeopteryx in town. Number 12, to be exact. Technically, this specimen has been around since 2010, but was only formally described three weeks ago, thereby making up for the tragic loss of the Haarlem specimen (now renamed as Ostromi
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International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonizationAn international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethb
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World's first solar fuels reactor for night passes testInternational solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage.
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Perceptions of God make Democrats more conservative, Republicans more liberal in some waysRepublicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats -- more liberal -- when it comes to social and economic justice issues, according to a Baylor University study analyzing data from the Baylor Religion Survey.
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Study shows age doesn't affect survival in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after HCTResults from a retrospective study presented at the 2018 BMT Tandem Meetings dispute age as a limiting factor to transplant eligibility, showing no differences in 4-year outcomes for patients older or younger than age 65.
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There may be a better way to reduce hospital readmission ratesA recent study published in Health Education Research suggests that lay-health workers may be able to significantly reduce readmissions rates to hospitals for high risk patients following surgery.
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New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spineThe Women's Health Initiative found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman's risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Me
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Early results from clinical trials not all they're cracked up to be, shows new researchWhen people are suffering from a chronic medical condition, they may place their hope on treatments in clinical trials that show early positive results. However, these results may be grossly exaggerated in more than 1 in 3 early clinical trials, reports a new study led by Mayo Clinic and published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobsNo matter what anyone tells you, we’re not ready for the massive societal upheavals on the way.
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Undersøgelse slår fast: Ingeniører i chok når de rammer arbejdsmarkedetDer er er en kløft mellem ingeniørstudiet og arbejdslivet. Det kommer som en overraskelse for nyuddannede ingeniører, at andre kompetencer end de teknisk-faglige er vigtige. Se grafik, der illustrerer kløften.
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Lymphatic System: Facts, Functions & DiseasesThe lymphatic system helps rid the body of toxins.
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What Is Ramadan?Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. During Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures and pray to become closer to God.
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Skorstensrøg gør toppen af nyt højhus i København ubeboeligDe øverste 17 meter af planlagt højhus på Posthusgrunden i København må ikke bruges til beboelse på grund af røgen fra H.C. Ørstedsværket.
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A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian ArmsFor recent items about gun massacres, and the public response, please see (starting with most recent): “ Show Us the Carnage, Continued ” “ Only in America ” “ Show Us the Carnage ” “ The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre ” and before that: “ Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal ” “ The Nature of the AR-15 ” “ Why the AR-15 Was Never Meant to be in Civilian Hands ” “ More on the Military and Civilian H
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Cool, weird, and gross stuff we played with at Toy Fair 2018Gadgets Robots, coding toys, Marvel stuff, and an odd amount of poop-themed toys. Check out all the new playthings from this massive toy trade show.
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High blood pressure limits protection to vital organs and tissues in low-oxygen conditionsNew research published in The Journal of Physiology sheds light on the effects of high blood pressure by considering the way the body responds to a lack of oxygen.
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Helping in spite of risk: Ants perform risk-averse sanitary care of infectious nest matesAnts care for their sick nest mates in different ways, depending on their own immune status. When they themselves are susceptible to dangerous superinfections, they use a different method to care for sick colony members compared to ants that are not susceptible, thus protecting themselves from infection.
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Weight loss linked to healthy eating not genetics, study findsParticipants who ate the most vegetables and consumed the fewest processed foods, sugary drinks and unhealthy fats shed the most kilograms The amount and quality of food and not a person’s genetics will lead to weight loss, a US study has found. It has been suggested that variations in genetic makeup make it easier for some people to lose weight than others on certain diets. Continue reading...
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Tasmanian tiger joey 3D scans may unlock evolutionary mysteryCT scans of thylacine specimens are being used to investigate why they resembled dogs despite last sharing an ancestor 160m years ago Joeys of thylacines, or Tasmanian tigers, look much like the young of every other marsupial: bald, pink, and with pronounced forelimbs and jaws for crawling into their mother’s pouch and latching on to a teat. So it’s perhaps not surprising that, in the 200-year hi
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Watch a Human Try to Fight Off Boston Dynamics' Door-Opening Robot DogA human with a hockey stick does everything in his power to stop a robot from opening a door.
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Tweeting in cities lower than expected, researchers findTwitter Accounts UsersStudying data from Twitter, researchers found that less people tweet per capita from larger cities than in smaller ones, indicating an unexpected trend that has implications in understanding urban pace of life.
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Reaching new heights in laser-accelerated ion energyA laser-driven ion acceleration scheme could lead to compact ion sources for established and innovative applications in science, medicine and industry.
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Stable gas hydrates can trigger landslidesLike avalanches onshore, there are different processes that cause submarine landslides. One very widespread assumption is that they are associated with dissociating gas hydrates in the seafloor. However, scientists have now found evidence that the context could be quite different.
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Open data help scientists unravel Earth systemsUnderstanding nature and its processes has greatly benefitted from open data. Open remotely sensed data make hard-to-reach wilderness areas more accessible -- at least from above. These advances provide new opportunities for Earth system research.
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Beluga whales dive deeper, longer to find food in ArcticBeluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis.
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'Demographic compensation' may not save plants facing changing climateA large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.
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As climate changes, so could the genes of the Eastern tiger swallowtail butterflyResearchers warn climate change can not only influence the geographic distribution of a species in response to changing conditions -- it could also affect the evolutionary trajectories of interbreeding species.
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Shedding (high-power laser) light on the plasma density limitResearchers theoretically proposed the existence of density limit for hole boring by laser light on matter. They derived the maximum plasma density as a function of laser intensity, where hole boring stops and plasma blowout occurs. Theory and simulation of an ultra-high-pressure plasma state, wherein plasma's density pushes light back in the direction of the laser source, contribute to fundamenta
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Why we don’t get sick of listening to our favorite songPeople enjoy replaying a favorite song many times even after the novelty and surprise are gone, according to new research. Forty-three percent of those who listened to their favorite song daily replayed the song at least three times… In a new study, participants reported listening to their favorite song hundreds of times. The mean among the sample was more than 300 times and this number was even
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Needed: Info on Biodiversity Change over TimeUnderstanding an ecosystem means following changes in the abundances and identities of the species present as the clock ticks. The BioTIME database should help. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How ‘mental rehearsal’ preps us for actionNeuroscientists have discovered how the brain learns physical tasks, even in the absence of real-world movement. It could hinge on getting the mind to the right starting place and to be ready to perfectly execute everything that follows with a process called “mental rehearsal.” “He’s just sitting there thinking, and as he’s thinking he’s getting better and better…” Psychologists and athletes alik
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2D crystals may enable future super-thin electronicsA new process for growing wafer-scale 2D crystals could enable future super-thin electronics. Since the discovery of the remarkable properties of graphene, scientists have increasingly focused research on the many other two-dimensional materials possible, both those found in nature and those concocted in the lab. Growing high-quality, crystalline 2D materials at scale, however, has proven a signi
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Baby skull binding common among ancient Peru eliteThe idea of binding and reshaping a baby’s head may make parents today cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage, according to a new study. Like Chinese foot binding, the practice may have been a marker of group identity. Its period of popularity in Peru, before the expansion of the Inca empire, was marked by political upheaval, ecological stre
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Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million yearsModern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.
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The Atlantic Daily: 'Information Warfare'What We’re Following The Russia Probe: Alex Van Der Zwaan, a lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s former business partner. On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians on charges of attempting to influence the 2016 election—and while the campaign wasn’t big enough to change the election’s result, it did demonstr
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Protein levels in spinal fluid correlate to posture and gait difficulty in Parkinson'sLevels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study has found.
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Distant tropical storms have ripple effects on weather close to homeResearchers report a breakthrough in making accurate predictions of weather weeks ahead. They've created an empirical model fed by careful analysis of 37 years of historical weather data. Their model centers on the relationship between two well-known global weather patterns: the Madden-Julian Oscillation and the quasi-biennial oscillation.
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Climate change, evolution, and what happens when researchers are also friendsA new study that addresses how climate change is affecting the evolution of organisms underscores the need for evolutionary, ecosystem and climate scientists to work together to better understand eco-evolutionary feedback dynamics.
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Cooler, cheaper method preps nanomaterials for thin filmsEngineers are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible, thin film devices, such as touch screens and window coatings. The “intense pulsed light sintering” method uses high-energy light over an area nearly 7,000 times larger than a laser to fuse nanomaterials in seconds. The existing method of pulsed light fusion uses tempe
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Opossums don’t like snow but have invaded N. DakotaNew research documents ongoing northward range expansion of the common Virginia opossum—and one unlucky opossum in particular. This individual opossum was first spotted in a suburban Grand Forks, North Dakota neighborhood in January 2017, eating sunflower seeds at the base of a birdfeeder. Someone later killed the animal with bow and arrow, as the Grand Forks Herald reported with the headline “Gr
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Preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitisA new study finds early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and reduce hospitalization.
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Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementiaAlcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
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Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacksA heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If the inflammation lingers, it can lead heart failure. The inflammation can also claim another victim -- the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral damage in the kidneys, as tested in an an
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Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease and beyondIn a race to prevent and control rust disease epidemics, scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect crops and evolve virulence.
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Why Artificial Intelligence Researchers Should Be More ParanoidReport highlights risks of AI. A robot-turned-assassin?
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Europe's cities face more extreme weather than previously thoughtLandmark study of all 571 European cities shows the impact of flooding, droughts and heatwaves by 2050-2100 will exceed previous predictions.
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Tying target genes to autism could lead to better treatmentA new computational method has connected several target genes to autism, according to new research. The findings, along with other recent discoveries, could lead to screening tools for young children—and help doctors choose the best intervention when making a diagnosis. Autism is a spectrum of closely related symptoms involving behavioral, social, and cognitive deficits. Early detection is key to
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The “Black Mirror” scenarios that are leading some experts to call for more secrecy on AIArtificial intelligence could sway elections, help Big Brother, and make hackers way more dangerous, suggests a new report.
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Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementiaAlcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
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Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warnsQuestions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habit Heavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink enough to end up in hospital are putting themselves at serious risk of vascular dementia and Alzh
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Prehistoric lizards could sprint on two legsAnimals Fossilized footprints provide new insight on ancient lizard behavior Fossilized lizard footprints dating back to the Cretaceous indicate the little scaly beasts could get up and run on two legs.
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In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted OverScientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist’s paintings and sculptures.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Ban on Bump Stocks?Today in 5 Lines President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff sessions to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks, accessories that increase the firing rates of semi-automatic weapons. Earlier in the day, Trump denied allegations that he had forcibly kissed a young woman in Trump Tower in 2006. Attorney Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating Russi
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'Brain on a chip' reveals how the brain foldsOur brains are wrinkled like walnuts by the time we are born. Babies born without these wrinkles -- called smooth brain syndrome -- suffer from severe developmental deficiencies and their life expectancy is markedly reduced. Now researchers have developed a method for growing tiny 'brains on chips' from human cells that enabled them to track the physical and biological mechanisms underlying the wr
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European Measles Cases Quadrupled in 2017The increase is attributed to a drop in immunization rates.
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A Giant Claw Will Grab Falling SpaceX Gear 'Like a Giant Catcher's Mitt'SpaceX is planning to use a giant net - one so immense that it takes up the majority of a high-speed watercraft named Mr. Steven - to catch reusable gear that falls back to Earth after missions to outer space.
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Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your PlateIn the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.
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Preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitisThis study finds early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs & reduce hospitalization.
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Oncotarget: Cancer pioneer employs physics to approach cancer in last research articleIn the cover article of Tuesday's issue of Oncotarget, James Frost, MD, PhD, Kenneth Pienta, MD, and the late Donald Coffey, Ph.D., use a theory of physical and biophysical symmetry to derive a new conceptualization of cancer. Co-author Dr. Coffey, ex-deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Professor of Urology, died before this paper was published at 85.
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A fake organ mimics what happens in the blink of an eyeA newly crafted artificial eye could help researchers study treatments for dry eye disease and other ailments.
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Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Cloud to Mine CryptocurrencyThe recent rash of cryptojacking attacks has hit a Tesla database that contained potentially sensitive information.
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How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom, study findsHow a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time, a new study from Oregon State University suggests.
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Climate change, evolution, and what happens when researchers are also friendsA new study in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, which addresses how climate change is affecting the evolution of organisms, underscores the need for evolutionary, ecosystem and climate scientists to work together to better understand eco-evolutionary feedback dynamics.
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Distant tropical storms have ripple effects on weather close to homeIn a new paper in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University researchers describe a breakthrough in making accurate predictions of weather weeks ahead. They've created an empirical model fed by careful analysis of 37 years of historical weather data. Their model centers on the relationship between two well-known global weather patterns: the Madden-Julian Oscillation and the qua
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Protein levels in spinal fluid correlate to posture and gait difficulty in Parkinson'sLevels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein (α-syn) are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study led by movement disorders experts at Rush University Medical Center has found.
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Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease and beyondIn a race to prevent and control rust disease epidemics, scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect crops and evolve virulence.
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Unique chemistry found in the New Zealand glowwormResearchers have helped uncover how New Zealand glowworms produce their glow. The scientists have discovered that the glowworms produce their light using a chemical reaction that is different from that of all other glowing creatures like fireflies.
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Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacksA heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If the inflammation lingers, it can lead heart failure. The inflammation can also claim another victim -- the kidneys. New research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral damage in the kidneys, as tested in an an
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