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The high cost of surviving acute respiratory distress syndrome  

Nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in earnings, new research concludes.

2017-04-29 12:19:54
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Modern metabolic science yields better way to calculate indoor carbon dioxide  

The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a reliable way to calculate the concentration of carbon dioxide we produce indoors. Researchers have developed a new computation method that uses well-established concepts from the study of human metabolism and exercise physiology to significantly improve how this important data is derived.

2017-04-29 11:11:28
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Rising costs, potential savings for generic, topical steroids  

Although most topical steroids prescribed to patients were generic in a new American study, there was a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending for elderly patients taking these drugs.

2017-04-29 10:48:48
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Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans  

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees.

2017-04-29 10:33:37
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Fast, non-destructive test for two-dimensional materials  

A fast, nondestructive optical method for analyzing defects in two-dimensional materials has been developed, with applications in electronics, sensing, early cancer diagnosis and water desalination.

2017-04-29 09:40:28
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Researchers track impact of Brazil's 'Soy Moratorium' on an advancing agricultural frontier  

The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new study.

2017-04-29 09:14:09
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Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, says study  

Conventional wisdom has held that tropical forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But researchers turned that assumption on its head with an unprecedented review of data from 150 forests that concluded just the opposite.

2017-04-29 08:41:41
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England's cancer drugs fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'  

Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs.

2017-04-29 07:52:45
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Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses  

Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.

2017-04-29 06:30:09
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Mapping the edge of reality  

A genetic algorithm has been determined to confirm the rejection of classical notions of causality.

2017-04-29 06:10:35
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Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers  

By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Earth's oceans.

2017-04-29 06:02:51
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Study examines state of social, personality psychology research  

Two studies have examined the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at all.

2017-04-29 04:36:19
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Unravelling the mystery of DNA attacks in cells' powerhouse could pave way for new cancer treatments  

A five-year study has found the mechanism responsible for repairing damage to mitochondrial DNA. This discovery could pave the way for new treatments for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, say the researchers. This research may also have important implications for clinical advances in so called 'three-parent baby' mitochondrial donation.

2017-04-29 04:08:42
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The ocean detectives  

Three new groups of viruses that attack microorganisms from the archaeal marine group, Euryarchaeota have been discovered by scientists. In all, 26 viruses previously unknown to science were found.

2017-04-29 03:42:03
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Hybrid circuits can increase computational power of chaos-based systems  

Combining digital and analog components in nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits can improve their computational power by enabling processing of a larger number of inputs, new research shows.

2017-04-29 03:40:43
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Symptoms of cystitis probably caused by bacterial infection, even when tests are negative  

The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing.

2017-04-29 03:39:41
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PowerPoint, LED projector enable new technique for self-folding origami  

A new use for the ubiquitous PowerPoint slide has now been discovered: Producing self-folding three-dimensional origami structures from photocurable liquid polymers.

2017-04-29 03:24:22
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Counting the cuts in Mohs surgery: A way to improve care and reduce costs  

In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a procedure that progressively removes thin layers of cancerous skin tissue in a way that minimizes damage to healthy skin and the risks of leaving cancerous tissue behind.

2017-04-29 02:22:30
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Are yearly body exams an answer to rising skin cancer rates?  

As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist discusses the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections.

2017-04-29 02:03:51
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When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we're underestimating risk  

Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact.

2017-04-29 01:41:21
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Study revises the development, evolutionary origin of the vertebrate brain  

Researchers have made the first detailed map of the regions into which the brain of one of the most closely-related organisms to the vertebrates is divided and which could give us an idea of what our ancestor was like.

2017-04-28 21:51:20
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Further knowledge required about the differences between milk proteins  

Recent years have witnessed significant debates on proteins in milk, in particular the differences between A1 and A2 proteins. However, there is still no scientific evidence to determine whether milk with one protein type is healthier than the other.

2017-04-28 21:16:29
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Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale  

Using a specialized electron microscope outfitted with a pattern generator, scientists turned an imaging instrument into a lithography tool that could be used to create and study materials with new properties.

2017-04-28 20:21:54
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Hubble's bright shining lizard star  

The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer than the much more distant galaxy.

2017-04-28 18:47:28
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Zika virus persists in the central nervous system and lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys  

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according to a study.

2017-04-28 14:35:04
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No, complex is not complicated -- it is rather simple  

The simplest experimental system to date to identify the minimum requirements for the emergence of complexity has been developed.

2017-04-28 14:14:19
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Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future  

Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn't include the water layers. The finding raises some interesting questions about the behavior of liquids when confined at this scale and holds promise for shaping future energy-storage technologies.

2017-04-28 13:47:08
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Success in the 3-D bioprinting of cartilage  

A team of researchers has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3-D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In addition, the research team was able to influence the cells to multiply and differentiate to form chondrocytes (cartilage cells) in the printed structure.

2017-04-28 13:43:51
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New material inspired by a sea worm changes according to the environment  

The gelatinous jaw of a sea worm, which becomes hard or flexible depending on the environment around it, has inspired researchers to develop a new material that can be applied to soft robotics. Despite having the texture of a gel, this compound is endowed with great mechanical resistance and consistency, and is able to adapt to changing environments.

2017-04-28 13:29:41
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Unlikely pair of plants named after stars of movie 'twins'  

Biologists have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the 1988 movie Twins.

2017-04-28 12:50:33
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Unexpected damage found rippling through promising exotic nanomaterials  

Some of the most promising and puzzling phenomena in physics play out on the nanoscale, where a billionth-of-a-meter shift can make or break perfect electrical conductivity.

2017-04-28 12:28:43
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Weather extremes and trade policies were main drivers of wheat price peaks  

Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. These shocks get exacerbated by low storage levels as well as protective trade policies, the analysis of global data deriving from the US Department of Agriculture shows. In contrast to widespread assumptions, neither speculation across stock or commodity markets nor land-use for biofuel production were decisive for annual wheat price changes in the past fou

2017-04-28 12:25:34
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The swollen colon: Cause of chronic inflammation discovered  

Too much of the oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases, report investigators. They describe in a new report exactly how it throws the immune system off-balance.

2017-04-28 11:43:06
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Solar system: New insights into ring system  

Astronomers have modeled the two rings around Chariklo, the smallest body in the Solar System known to have rings. This is the first time an entire ring system has been simulated using realistic sizes for the ring particles. The simulation revealed that the ring particles are much smaller than predicted or that an undiscovered shepherd satellite around Chariklo is stabilizing the ring.

2017-04-28 10:53:15
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Primary school children get less active with age, study finds  

There is an age-related decline in children's physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British study.

2017-04-28 08:52:37
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Antibiotics counteract the beneficial effect of whole grain  

Antibiotics may impede the health properties of whole grain, especially for women, recent study demonstrates. The results emphasize the importance of maintaining a restrictive use of antibiotics.

2017-04-28 08:31:30
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A little support from their online friends calms test-anxious students  

Reading supportive comments, 'likes' and private messages from social media friends prior to taking a test may help college students who have high levels of test-anxiety significantly reduce their nervousness and improve their scores, a new study suggests.

2017-04-28 08:22:09
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Fast, low energy, and continuous biofuel extraction from microalgae  

Researchers have used a nanosecond pulsed electric field to extract hydrocarbons from microalgae. By using the shorter duration pulse, they were able to extract a large amount of hydrocarbons from the microalgae in a shorter amount of time, using less energy, and in a more efficient manner than current methods.

2017-04-28 08:13:16
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The world's fastest film camera: When light practically stands still  

Forget high-speed cameras capturing 100,000 images per second. A research group has developed a camera that can film at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second, or events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. This is faster than has previously been possible.

2017-04-28 08:07:50
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New appetite control mechanism found in brain  

A newly discovered molecule increases appetite during fasting, and decreases it during gorging. The neuron-exciting protein, named NPGL - apparently aims to maintain body mass at a constant, come feast or famine. An evolutionary masterstroke, but not great news for those looking to trim down, or beef up for the summer.

2017-04-28 07:35:26
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When the smoke clears: Tobacco control in post-conflict settings  

The difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored in a new report.

2017-04-28 07:01:37
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Ocean acidification could impair the nitrogen-fixing ability of marine bacteria  

While increased carbon dioxide levels theoretically boost the productivity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the world's oceans, because of its 'fertilizing' effect, a new study reveals how increasingly acidic seawater featuring higher levels of this gas can overwhelm these benefits, hampering the essential service these bacteria provide for marine life.

2017-04-28 05:58:58
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Slender face identified as novel marker for left-handedness  

Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys conducted in the United States. This association may shed new light on the origins of left-handedness, as slender jaws have also been associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis, a disease that has shaped human evolution and which today affects 2 billion people.

2017-04-28 05:45:46
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Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness  

Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes.

2017-04-28 05:34:18
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Team science critical to diagnosis, prevention, treatment of diseases  

Tackling complex biomedical research increasingly requires the development of new approaches to facilitate innovative, creative and impactful discoveries. A group of scientists shows that a team science approach is critical to solving complex biomedical problems and advancing discoveries in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

2017-04-28 05:20:01
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First endoscopic stricturotomy with needle knife study for intestinal strictures in IBD  

The first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle-knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disorder has been released by physicians. The results appear to be promising.

2017-04-28 04:58:58
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Mining: Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold processing  

Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics, as well as aid in exploration for new deposits, research has shown.

2017-04-28 04:56:56
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Helpful tool allows physicians to more accurately predict parathyroid cancer recurrence  

A newly-created prognostic tool reliably predicts the recurrence of parathyroid cancer, enabling physicians to identify patients at the highest risk. Consequently, the tool also helps to determine the optimum postoperative strategy, including aggressive surveillance and additional treatments, according to study results.

2017-04-28 04:52:51
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Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer  

Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds new research.

2017-04-28 04:42:40
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Overweight/obese people with diabetes at increased risk of brain abnormalities  

Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, research indicates.

2017-04-28 04:22:39
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Study quantifies kidney failure risk in living kidney donors  

Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. Higher BMI and a close biological relationship to the recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure.

2017-04-28 04:02:45
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Female partners can help facilitate early melanoma detection in men over 50, research shows  

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this age group, however, would attest that they're more likely than their male partners to notice suspicious spots on the skin — which means women could help save their male partners' lives by helping them spot skin cancer.

2017-04-28 03:37:33
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Expert unravels disease that took the hearing of world-famos painter  

Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. In 1793, Goya, then 46, came down with a severe, undiagnosed illness. His hearing never returned. Now, a hearing expert has developed a diagnosis. She thinks Goya likely suffered from an autoimmune disease.

2017-04-28 03:15:52
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Symbiotic bacteria: From hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard  

Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism, a new report demonstrates. The bacterium Burkholderia gladioli lives in specific organs of a plant-feeding beetle and defends the insect's eggs from detrimental fungi by producing antibiotics. However, when transferred to a plant, the bacterium can spread throughout the tissues and negatively affect the plant.

2017-04-28 03:08:59
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Plague bacteria take refuge in amoebae  

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe's digestion, report scientists.

2017-04-28 02:23:39
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Protein 'spy' gains new abilities  

A method to rapidly trigger the universal tagging of proteins being produced by a cell has now been discovered by researchers. The tagging can be turned on like a switch, which enables researchers to acquire a snapshot of proteins being produced by a cell at a given time.

2017-04-28 01:50:43
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Single gene encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, supporting 'niche' cells, and cancer  

A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a study. The finding adds to evidence for the intimate link between stem cells and cancer, and advances prospects for regenerative medicine and cancer treatments.

2017-04-28 01:31:23
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Food insecurity can affect your mental health  

Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define acceptable ways to acquire food, FI can affect people's health beyond its impact on nutrition. A new study determined that FI was associated with poorer mental health and specific psychosocial stressors across global regions (149 countries), independent of individuals' socioeconomic status.

2017-04-28 01:21:24
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Neurons' faulty wiring leads to serotonin imbalance, depression-like behavior in mice  

A gene has been identified that allows neurons that release serotonin to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain. Without this gene, these branches become entangled, leading to haphazard serotonin distribution, and signs of depression in mice. These observations shed light on how neuronal wiring is critical to overall brain health, while also revealing a promising new research focus for psychiatric disorders associated with serotonin imbalance -- such as depression, bipolar disorder, s

2017-04-27 21:36:02
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Physical activity helps to counteract weight gain from obesity-causing gene variant  

Physical activity can reduce the weight-gaining effects of the genetic variant that carries the greatest risk of obesity, report.

2017-04-27 20:08:55
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Computational research details the activation mechanism of p38?  

p38? is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions. A new study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby paving the way for the development of more effective inhibitors. These findings are the result of combining fundamental biological data using computational techniques.

2017-04-27 20:01:20
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Scientists examine impact of high-severity fires on conifer forests  

The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, scientists found in a new study.

2017-04-27 19:38:32
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How state-of-the-art camera that behaves like the human eye could benefit robots and smart devices  

Experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future -- opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones and even distant planets.

2017-04-27 17:50:50
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Underdiagnoses of age-related macular degeneration, findings suggest  

Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.

2017-04-27 17:46:35
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Can early experiences with computers, robots increase STEM interest among young girls?  

Girls start believing they aren't good at math, science and even computers at a young age -- but providing fun STEM activities at school and home may spark interest and inspire confidence, suggests a new study.

2017-04-27 17:23:33
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How shifts in excitation-inhibition balance may lead to psychiatric disorders  

Seven reviews highlight advancements in understanding the balance of excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain, and what might happen when it goes awry.

2017-04-27 17:07:14
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Wireless power can drive tiny electronic devices in the GI tract  

An ingestible electronic capsule, complete with a capsule-sized antenna capable of receiving a radio signal wirelessly, can safely power a device in the gastrointestinal tract in preclinical models, investigators report.

2017-04-27 16:48:49
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Treatment improved overall survival in elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer  

Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no treatment.

2017-04-27 16:32:26
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Urban Water Atlas for Europe: 360° view on water management in cities  

On 27 April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication - the first of its kind - shows how different water management choices, as well as other factors such as waste management, climate change and even our food preferences, affect the long-term sustainability of water use in our cities.

2017-04-27 15:49:07
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Chemoresistance in breast cancer is related to varying tumor cell populations  

Scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this resistance after a period of rest from the treatment.

2017-04-27 15:03:06
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Tibetan people have multiple adaptations for life at high altitudes  

The Tibetan people have inherited variants of five different genes that help them live at high altitudes, with one gene originating in the extinct human subspecies, the Denisovans.

2017-04-27 14:29:29
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Strong parent connections enhance children's ability to develop healthy response to stress  

Children in low-income families have an increased chance of thriving when their caregiver relationships include certain positive characteristics, according to new research. Using data from more than 2,200 low-income families surveyed as part of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, researchers found that school-age children who reported high levels of parent involvement and supervision were more likely to report behaviors associated with positive emotional development and social growth

2017-04-27 14:26:19
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Nose2Brain: Better therapy for multiple sclerosis  

Medically active substances are normally distributed via the blood -- either directly by injection into the bloodstream or indirectly, for example through the digestive tract after oral administration. In many diseases, however, it is of decisive importance to transport the active substance as efficiently as possible to the required target site. An example of this is the treatment of multiple sclerosis, where the pharmaceutical agents have to produce their effect above all in the central nervous

2017-04-27 14:21:51
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DNA from extinct humans discovered in cave sediments  

Researchers have developed a new method to retrieve hominin DNA from cave sediments -- even in the absence of skeletal remains.

2017-04-27 14:14:11
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Where scientist meets machine: A fresh approach to experimental design at SLAC X-ray laser  

Big leaps in technology require big leaps in design ­-- entirely new approaches that can take full advantage of everything the technology has to offer. That's the thinking behind a new initiative at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

2017-04-27 13:51:26
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Staking self-worth on the pursuit of money has negative psychological consequences  

Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the US often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.

2017-04-27 13:38:25
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Mushrooms get defensive  

Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as scientists have now discovered. They report the unprecedented multiple double-bond-shifting activity by the enzyme, which is representative of a yet uncharacterized phylogenetic clade of polyketide synthases.

2017-04-27 13:23:57
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Molecule identified that helps give resident T cells in the skin their anti-cancer punch  

The molecule CD103 is key to the long-term residence of T cells in the skin and to their anti-tumor function, reports a collaborative team of researchers. This finding supplements the ground-breaking discovery that T cells residing in the skin are responsible for a potent anti-tumor response against melanoma.

2017-04-27 13:18:31
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The anti-malarial efficacy of exciting new clinical candidate  

A new article describes the discovery, and biological profiling, of an exciting new anti-malarial clinical drug candidate, MMV390048, effective against resistant strains of the malaria parasite, and across the entire parasite lifecycle, with the potential to cure and protect in a single dose.

2017-04-27 13:02:21
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Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?  

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers. The species, formally described as Fukomys hanangensis and Fukomys livingstoni, were found around Mount Hanang and at Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, both in Tanzania.

2017-04-27 12:50:32
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Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life on Earth  

Many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, a team of researchers has discovered, and these findings could advance research about greenhouse gas emissions, harmful algal blooms, and early life forms.

2017-04-27 12:36:27
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Looking for the quantum frontier  

A new theoretical framework has been developed to identify computations that occupy the 'quantum frontier' - the boundary at which problems become impossible for today's computers and can only be solved by a quantum computer. The team demonstrates that these computations can be performed with near-term, intermediate, quantum computers.

2017-04-27 12:26:31
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Gender differences in depression appear at age 12  

A new analysis has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.

2017-04-27 12:21:03
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New analysis of brain network activity offers unique insight into epileptic seizures  

Little is known about which specific areas of the brain contribute to a patient's epileptic network or the roles these different areas play. As a group of researchers now reports one way to get closer to the complex wiring of the human brain is by merging concepts from a timed-based synchronization theory and space-based network theory to construct functional brain networks.

2017-04-27 12:14:37
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Cystic fibrosis: Interactions between bacteria that infect lungs uncovered  

Substances produced by a harmful bacterium in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients may enhance the growth of other bacteria that, in turn, inhibit the harmful bacterium's biofilm, according to new research.

2017-04-27 12:03:30
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Youth binge drinking, cardiovascular disease possibly linked  

A new study is underway to determine whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.

2017-04-27 11:17:57
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Virtual humans help aspiring doctors learn empathy  

Delivering bad news in a caring way -- and coping with a patient's reaction -- is a key skill for doctors. Intuitive technology is helping medical students learn the best approaches.

2017-04-27 11:10:30
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National mental-health survey finds widespread ignorance, stigma  

Less than half of Americans can recognize anxiety. Most people don't know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don't recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable problem.

2017-04-27 10:52:59
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Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery  

School bullies and their victims are more likely to want plastic surgery than other teens, according to new research. 11.5% of bullying victims have extreme desire to have cosmetic surgery, as well as 3.4% of bullies and 8.8% of teenagers who both bully and are bullied, compared with less than 1% of those who are unaffected by bullying, the study concludes.

2017-04-27 10:46:43
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Diagnosed autism linked to maternal grandmother's smoking in pregnancy  

Scientists have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 percent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviors.

2017-04-27 10:25:54
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Overcoming cancer treatment resistance  

A collaborative team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops.

2017-04-27 10:20:28
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New blood test may better predict gestational diabetes  

Researchers have found that a single measurement of GCD59, a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of gestation identified, with high sensitivity and specificity, women who failed the glucose challenge test as well as women with gestational diabetes. It was also associated with the probability of delivering a large-for-gestational-age newborn.

2017-04-27 10:03:03
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Resource availability drives person-to-person variations in microbes living in the body  

The collection of microbial species found in the human body varies from person to person, and new research suggests that a significant part of this variation can be explained by variability in shared resources available to the microbes.

2017-04-27 09:53:16
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Intergalactic gas and ripples in the cosmic web  

A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars.

2017-04-27 09:35:41
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Ocean warming to cancel increased carbon dioxide-driven productivity  

Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine biodiversity.

2017-04-27 09:29:31
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Winemakers lose billions of dollars every year due to natural disasters  

Every year, worldwide wine industry suffers losses of more than ten billion US dollars from damaged assets, production losses, and lost profits due to extreme weather events and natural disasters. A multidisciplinary team examined the extent to which regions are affected by the risks and how climate change influences wine industry.

2017-04-27 09:29:23
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For first time, researchers measure forces that align crystals and help them snap together  

For the first time, researchers have measured the force that draws tiny crystals together and visualized how they swivel and align. Called van der Waals forces, the attraction provides insights into how crystals self-assemble, an activity that occurs in a wide range of cases in nature, from rocks to shells to bones.

2017-04-27 09:14:02
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Pregnancy does not increase expectant mothers' melanoma risk  

Expectant mothers need not be concerned that they are more prone to develop melanoma, or will have a worse prognosis if they do get this serious skin cancer, than women who are not pregnant, according to a study.

2017-04-27 09:02:52
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Trauma surgeon seeing rise in burns from electronic cigarettes  

Burn surgeons are seeing a rise in burns from electronic cigarettes. The study points to lithium ion battery failure as the culprit.

2017-04-27 08:50:03
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New evidence finds standardized cigarette packaging may reduce the number of people who smoke  

Standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco, new research concludes.

2017-04-27 08:48:03
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