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Mildly obese fare better after major heart attack  

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they're mildly obese, a study by cardiologists shows.

2017-06-28 21:36:01
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Nanostructures taste the rainbow  

Combining nanophotonics and thermoelectrics, engineers generate materials capable of distinguishing between tiny differences in wavelengths of light.

2017-06-28 21:29:28
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Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes clean pollutants in wastewater  

Researchers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

2017-06-28 20:17:39
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Biodegradable cleaning products and eco-friendly plastics from mushroom waste  

More than 50,000 tonnes of mushroom waste are generated in Europe each week, posing an environmental challenge for the main industries that market this product worldwide. The new European project Funguschain aims to obtain high antimicrobial and antioxidant substances from these residues applicable to sectors as varied as food, cleaning or plastics.

2017-06-28 19:32:59
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Facial models suggest less may be more for a successful smile  

Research using computer-animated 3-D faces suggests that less is more for a successful smile, according to a new study.

2017-06-28 19:23:15
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Consensus recommendations on isotretinoin and timing of skin procedures  

A new article reports on a panel of national experts that was convened and a review of the medical literature that was done to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding the safety of skin procedures performed either concurrently with, or immediately after, treatment with the acne medication isotretinoin.

2017-06-28 19:21:04
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Super-strong metal made for next tech frontier  

Engineers have developed a strong, durable new material to help shape advanced MEMS sensors needed for the internet of things.

2017-06-28 19:17:48
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Can antipoverty programs work globally?  

Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own formal framework for thinking about this vexing question, over the last several years. Now, in a new article, two J-PAL directors have unveiled the lab's approach.

2017-06-28 18:52:51
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What's on your skin? Archaea, that's what  

It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms -- and they're not just bacteria. A study has found that the skin microbiome also contains archaea, a type of extreme-loving microbe, and that the amount of it varies with age.

2017-06-28 18:50:41
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Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death  

A new study of 60 million Americans -- about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States -- shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases the risk of premature death, even when that exposure is at levels below the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

2017-06-28 18:38:40
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It's kind of a drag: Engineer shows how minimizing fluid friction can make oceangoing vessels more fuel-efficient and reduce harmful emissions  

Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort -- that's what makes water aerobics such effective physical exercise.

2017-06-28 17:57:27
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The value of nature  

Money may not grow on trees, but trees themselves and all that they provide have a dollar value nonetheless, say authors of a new report.

2017-06-28 17:37:47
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Biofuel from waste: Zeolite catalysts pave the road to decentralized chemical processes  

Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much energy are required. Using a novel catalyst concept, researchers have now managed to significantly reduce the temperature and energy requirements of a key step in the chemical process. The trick: the reaction takes place in very confined spaces inside zeolite crystals.

2017-06-28 16:52:08
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Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat  

Ice-free areas of Antarctica -- home to more than 99 percent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals -- could expand by more than 17,000 km2 by the end of this century, a study reveals. The study is among the first to investigate how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change.

2017-06-28 16:45:30
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Sleep disturbances predict increased risk for suicidal symptoms, study finds  

Sleep disturbances can warn of worsening suicidal thoughts in young adults, independent of the severity of an individual's depression, a study has found.

2017-06-28 14:51:24
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Turning the climate tide by 2020  

The world needs high-speed climate action for an immediate bending -- down of the global greenhouse -- gas emissions curve, leading experts caution. Aggressive reduction of fossil-fuel usage is the key to averting devastating heat extremes and unmanageable sea level rise, authors argue. In the run-up to the G20 summit of the planet's leading economies, the article sets six milestones for a clean industrial revolution.

2017-06-28 14:35:02
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'Bulges' in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions  

Researchers have developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside volcanoes, and found that it can be a reliable indicator of future eruptions.

2017-06-28 14:05:28
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Antibiotic treatment for killer sepsis  

New expertise is contributing to a world-first £1.5million study aiming to tackle one of the biggest public health threats we face -- antibiotic resistance.

2017-06-28 13:50:24
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New technology aims to provide peace and positive stimulation to dementia patients  

To alleviate boredom and increase engagement, elderly patients in long-term care facilities can engage with the Ambient Activity Technology device any time to view family photos, hear their favorite music, and play games.

2017-06-28 13:44:47
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Analysis of Neanderthal teeth grooves uncovers evidence of prehistoric dentistry  

A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric dentistry, according to a new study researcher.

2017-06-28 13:33:56
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Long-term sustained effect of biological psoriasis treatment  

Biological treatment of psoriasis shows a good efficacy in clinical trials. Since most analyses have focused on short-term outcomes of single biological agents, little has been known about long-term outcomes in clinical practice, where switching between biological agents is common. A study that followed 583 individuals for up to 10 years shows a satisfactory long-term effectiveness of biologic treatments.

2017-06-28 13:20:42
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Microneedle patch developed for flu vaccination  

An influenza vaccine can produce robust immune responses and be administered safely with an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles, shows new research. The method is an alternative to needle-and-syringe immunization; with further development, it could eliminate the discomfort of an injection as well as the inconvenience and expense of visiting a flu clinic.

2017-06-28 13:18:37
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CT technology shows how blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment  

Technology can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-center clinical trial has demonstrated that CT Perfusion, which measures blood flow and blood volume to tumors associated with ovarian cancer, can provide an accurate prediction of how well a treatment is working, allowing physicians the opportunity to better plan treatment.

2017-06-28 13:11:06
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Understanding early melanoma metastasis and developing new targets for treatment  

A new study allows to visualize 'in vivo' how melanomas act before metastasis occurs, and how these invasive signals are reactivated when surgery is not efficient. The researchers have also identified new metastasis mechanisms induced by very small lesions in the skin, which represent new progression biomarkers and potential targets for melanoma treatment.

2017-06-28 12:59:21
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Sensitive faces helped dinosaurs eat, woo and take temperature  

Dinosaurs' faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought, and crucial to tasks from precision eating and testing nest temperature to combat and mating rituals, according to a study.

2017-06-28 12:02:36
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Cheap, energy-efficient and clean reaction to make chemical feedstock  

Combining experimental and computer chemistry, scientists find the conditions to break carbon-hydrogen bonds at low temperature with cheap titanium in place of rare metals.

2017-06-28 11:21:18
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New innovation feeds the world with more fish protein  

As the world faces a projected population increase from today's 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, and will play an increasingly vital role in our planet's food resources in the...

2017-06-28 11:14:45
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The multi-colored photons that might change quantum information science  

With leading corporations now investing in highly expensive and complex infrastructures to unleash the power of quantum technologies, researchers have achieved a breakthrough in a light-weight photonic system created using on-chip devices and off-the-shelf telecommunications components. The team demonstrates that photons can become an accessible and powerful quantum resource when generated in the form of color-entangled quDits.

2017-06-28 10:57:30
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Engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris  

Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the International Space Station.

2017-06-28 10:55:20
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Ozone recovery may be delayed by unregulated chemicals  

Recent increases in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, could delay recovery of Antarctic ozone levels by 5-30 years, depending on emissions scenarios. The findings suggest that a previously ignored chemical called dichloromethane may now be contributing to ozone depletion.

2017-06-28 10:50:58
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Hacking the human brain: Lab-made synapses for artificial intelligence  

One of the greatest challenges facing artificial intelligence development is understanding the human brain and figuring out how to mimic it. Now, one group reports that they have developed an artificial synapse capable of simulating a fundamental function of our nervous system -- the release of inhibitory and stimulatory signals from the same 'pre-synaptic' terminal.

2017-06-28 10:50:09
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Aspirin reduces risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women  

Taking a low-dose aspirin before bed can reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, which can cause premature birth and, in extreme cases, maternal and fetal death.

2017-06-28 10:46:46
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First 'haploid' human stem cells could change the face of medical research  

Stem cell research holds huge potential for medicine and human health. In particular, human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), with their ability to turn into any cell in the human body, are essential to the future prevention and treatment of disease.

2017-06-28 10:40:59
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Tackling iron, zinc deficiencies with 'better' bread  

The health effects of zinc and iron deficiencies can be devastating, particularly in developing countries. One strategy for addressing this problem involves fertilizing crops with the micronutrients. But no one has yet figured out whether these added nutrients end up in food products made with the fortified crops. Now researchers report that this type of biofortification can boost micronutrients in bread, but other factors are also important.

2017-06-28 10:21:39
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The trouble with being a handsome bird  

Male birds often use brightly colored plumage to be attractive to females. However, such eye-catching trimmings may also attract unwanted attention from predators. Now, a new study has found that showy males indeed perceive themselves to be at a greater risk of predation.

2017-06-28 10:19:15
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Valuable substances extracted from conifer stumps and roots  

The stumps and roots of coniferous trees contain extractives which can be processed into highly valuable products.

2017-06-28 10:19:12
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How the cortex assigns credit for causality  

New research affirms a key role for neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in the crucial learning task of determining what caused a desired result.

2017-06-28 10:14:01
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Serotonin contributions to cocaine's allure  

A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine. Scientists can now clearly see details of how the brain uses serotonin not just to regulate mood, but also to drive both rapid and long-lasting changes in the brain. They suspect these changes may contribute to the brain modifications that ultimately trap users in an addicted state.

2017-06-28 10:10:41
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New plant species discovered in new national park in Australia  

A new species of bush tomato discovered in a recently established national park in Australia provides a compelling argument for the importance of federal investment in science and conservation.

2017-06-28 10:09:30
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Male infertility could be linked to noisy bedrooms  

Long-term exposure to a noisy environment, particularly at night, is linked to infertility in men. The researchers found that exposure above the WHO night noise level (55 dB -- equivalent to the noise of a suburban street) is linked to a significant increase in infertility.

2017-06-28 09:45:47
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Proteins linked to HIV transmission could actually be beneficial for reproduction  

Protein fragments found in semen, and previously only known for their ability to enhance HIV infection, also appear to play an important role in reproductive biology. A team of researchers discovered that these fragments could help dispose of damaged or unneeded sperm.

2017-06-28 09:40:30
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'Matrix' inside tissues and tumors  

Scientists have developed a groundbreaking method to reveal the structure of tissues and tumors with unprecedented detail, by completely dissolving away cells and leaving the delicate extracellular matrix intact.

2017-06-28 09:19:31
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Scientists identify cause, possible treatment for life-threatening gut condition  

Investigators have discovered a genetic cause and potential treatment strategy for a rare immune disorder called CHAPLE disease. Children with the condition can experience severe gastrointestinal distress and deep vein blood clots. No effective treatments are available to ameliorate or prevent these life-threatening symptoms.

2017-06-28 09:10:30
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Giving birth multiple times has impact on stroke recovery, study shows  

While perimenopausal female mice that gave birth multiple times (multiparous) were at higher risk of stroke, they recovered better than mice that had not ever reproduced.

2017-06-28 09:04:24
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Remote sensing technologies key to the future of the oil palm industry  

Remote sensing technologies, using satellite and aerial data, could revolutionize the management of the oil palm industry, bringing both business and environmental benefits, say environmental experts.

2017-06-28 09:03:11
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World first: New polymer goes for a walk when illuminated  

Scientists have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To this end, they clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated it goes for a walk all on its own. This small device, the size of a paperclip, is the world's first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source.

2017-06-28 08:59:54
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How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?  

Scientists are a step closer to understanding how our DNA is squeezed into every cell in the body. They provide the first-ever detailed picture of the nucleosome, the most basic building block of chromosomes (the structures that house our DNA). This finding will inform research on all processes that involve chromosomes, such as gene expression and DNA repair, which are critical to the understanding of diseases such as cancer.

2017-06-28 08:42:26
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Distant earthquakes can cause underwater landslides  

New research finds large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away, weeks or months after the quake occurs.

2017-06-28 08:33:02
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Seeing the forest through the trees with a new LiDAR system  

Researchers use gated digital holography methods to develop foliage penetrating LiDAR that can survey obscured ground.

2017-06-28 07:45:19
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Potentially lethal parasite rat lungworm found throughout Florida  

Researchers have found rat lungworm, a parasitic nematode that can cause meningitis in humans and animals, in five Florida counties.

2017-06-28 07:36:06
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Mouse's view of the world, seen through its whiskers  

Neuroscientists have thoroughly mapped the touch, visual and auditory regions of the brain's cortex, but how does this sensory information get processed into our perception of the world? Researchers have for the first time reconstructed the spatial map a mouse creates with its whiskers, and found evidence that layers 2 and 3 of the somatosensory cortex integrate the discret inputs from each whisker to create a smooth map of the surrounding world.

2017-06-28 07:29:50
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New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease  

Scientists have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale.

2017-06-28 07:28:48
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Genomic copy number variants contribute to cognitive impairment in the UK  

Genetic alterations of rare deletions or duplications of small DNA segments, called copy number variants (CNVs), have been known to increase risk of neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability. Now, a new study reports that even in the absence of a disorder, people carrying a CNV associated with these disorders may have impaired cognition.

2017-06-28 07:22:21
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Unique stem cells as a potential asthma treatment  

A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.

2017-06-28 07:21:13
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Using mathematical methods to study complex biological networks  

Complex biological processes, such as the metabolism, often involve thousands of different compounds coupled by chemical reactions. These process chains are described by researchers as chemical reaction networks. Researchers have developed new mathematical methods to study the energetic properties of these networks.

2017-06-28 07:18:59
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Remains of early, permanent human settlement in Andes discovered  

Examining human remains and other archaeological evidence from a site at nearly 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru, the scientists show that intrepid hunter-gatherers -- men, women and children -- managed to survive at high elevation before the advent of agriculture, in spite of lack of oxygen, frigid temperatures and exposure to elements.

2017-06-28 07:17:54
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Protein associated with Parkinson's disease linked to human upper GI tract infections  

Acute and chronic infections in a person's upper gastrointestinal tract appear to be linked to Parkinson's disease, say scientists.

2017-06-28 07:17:47
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At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological tools  

Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids.

2017-06-28 07:12:27
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Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication  

By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic industry.

2017-06-28 07:10:16
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Does symmetry matter for speed? Study finds Usain Bolt may have asymmetrical running gait  

World champion sprinter Usain Bolt may have an asymmetrical running gait, say researchers, throwing into question whether symmetry matters for speed. Using a 'two-mass' model for assessing patterns of ground-force application suggests Bolt's right and left legs may perform differently, defying scientific assumptions that asymmetry hinders performance. Unexpected and potentially significant asymmetry in the fastest human runner ever would help scientists better understand the basis of maximal run

2017-06-28 06:46:07
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Concurrent hot and dry summers more common in future  

In the past, climate scientists have tended to underestimate the risk of a co-occurrence of heatwave and drought. This is the conclusion of one of the first studies to examine compound climate extremes.

2017-06-28 06:18:42
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Now or later: How taste and sound affect when you buy  

New research finds the type of sensory experience an advertisement conjures up in our mind -- taste and touch vs. sight and sound -- has a fascinating effect on when we make purchases. The study finds that advertisements highlighting more distal sensory experiences (sight/sound) lead people to delay purchasing, while highlighting more proximal sensory experiences (touch/taste) lead to earlier purchases.

2017-06-28 06:16:04
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Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors  

Ask Siri to find a math tutor to help you 'grasp' calculus and she's likely to respond that your request is beyond her abilities. That's because metaphors like 'grasp' are difficult for Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant to, well, grasp. But new research suggests digital helpers could someday learn the algorithms that humans have used for centuries to create and understand metaphorical language.

2017-06-28 06:14:51
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No detectable limit to how long people can live  

By analyzing the lifespan of the longest-living individuals from the USA, the UK, France and Japan for each year since 1968, investigators found no evidence for such a limit, and if such a maximum exists, it has yet to be reached or identified.

2017-06-28 05:59:16
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Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells  

Scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene.

2017-06-28 05:50:03
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Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water  

The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a persistent, major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by zooming around contaminated water and cleaning up disease-causing bacteria, report scientists.

2017-06-28 05:40:45
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How family and friends influence breast cancer treatment decisions  

When a woman walks into the oncologist's office, she's usually not alone. In fact, a new study finds that half of women have at least three people standing behind them, sitting next to them or waiting at home to help.

2017-06-28 05:35:18
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Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression  

Researchers discovered injecting potato virus particles into melanoma tumor sites activates an anti-tumor immune system response. And simultaneously injecting the nanoscale plant virus particles and a chemotherapy drug--doxorubicin--into tumor sites further helps halt tumor progression in mice.

2017-06-28 05:34:54
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Discovering, counting, cataloguing proteins  

Scientists describe a well-defined mitochondrial proteome in baker's yeast, in a newly published report.

2017-06-28 05:02:13
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Predicting eruptions using satellites and math  

Volcanologists are beginning to use satellite measurements and mathematical methods to forecast eruptions and to better understand how volcanoes work, shows a new article.

2017-06-28 04:40:33
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Socioeconomic status in childhood linked with cardiac structure and function in adulthood  

The multicenter trial shows that low socioeconomic status in childhood increases the risk of higher left ventricular mass and poorer diastolic function in adulthood.

2017-06-28 04:34:02
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Adaptive cyber security decision support to prevent cyber attacks  

Recognizing the complexity of cyber attacks and the multi-stakeholder nature of tackling cyber security are the key components of a new data-driven cyber security system currently being developed. The aim is to support organizations of all sizes in maintaining adequate levels of cyber security through a semi-automatic, regularly updated, organization-tailored security assessment of their digital infrastructures.

2017-06-28 04:31:48
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Brain signals deliver first targeted treatment for world's most common movement disorder  

Researchers have delivered targeted treatment for essential tremor -- the world's most common neurological movement disorder -- by decoding brain signals to sense when patients limbs are shaking.

2017-06-28 04:11:02
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What we can learn about global flu evolution from one person's infection  

A new study has found that flu evolution within some individuals can hint at the virus's eventual evolutionary course worldwide. The study of 10-year-old flu samples also found the virus's evolution in individual transplant patients partially mirrors later global trends.

2017-06-28 04:09:58
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Adolescent obesity linked to early mortality from cardiovascular diseases  

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases.

2017-06-28 03:54:07
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Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life  

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a new study.

2017-06-28 03:37:46
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Genetic tests help identify relative risk of 25 cancer-associated mutations  

Researchers assigned levels of risk to 25 mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancer in a large, Stanford-led study. The results may be helpful in guiding treatment and screening recommendations.

2017-06-28 03:28:47
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Indoor air in schools could add to children's exposure to PCBs  

The US banned PCBs nearly four decades ago, but they persist in the environment and have been found in animals and humans since then. Now researchers report that concentrations of airborne PCBs inside schools could result in some students inhaling the compounds at higher levels than they would consume through their diets. Exposure through both are lower than set limits, but cumulative amounts, researchers caution, could be concerning.

2017-06-28 03:24:28
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Image analysis and artificial intelligence will change dairy farming  

An early detection method for cow lameness (hoof disease), a major disease of dairy cattle, has now been developed from images of cow gait with an accuracy of 99 percent or higher by applying human gait analysis. This technique allows early detection of lameness from cow gait, which was previously difficult. It is hoped that a revolution in dairy farming can be achieved through detailed observation by AI-powered image analysis.

2017-06-28 03:16:36
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Artists and architects think differently compared to other people  

Architects, painters and sculptors conceive of spaces in different ways from other people and from each other, finds a new study.

2017-06-28 03:05:44
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More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt  

A marked decrease in summer cloud cover during the last 20 years has significantly accelerated melt from the Greenland ice sheet, a team of researchers has concluded.

2017-06-28 02:57:36
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Brooding dinosaurs  

A new method used to perform geochemical analysis of fossilized eggs from China has shown that oviraptorosaurs incubated their eggs with their bodies within a 35--40° C range, similar to extant birds today, scientists have discovered.

2017-06-28 02:45:33
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Heart attack shown to be 'systemic condition'  

An acute heart attack should not be viewed in isolation - myocardial infarction is a "systemic" condition with an impact upon the whole body and engenders responses in other organs, such as liver and spleen, a new study concludes.

2017-06-28 02:40:14
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In Turkey, carved skulls provide the first evidence of a neolithic 'skull cult'  

Three carved skull fragments uncovered at a Neolithic dig site in Turkey feature modifications not seen before among human remains of the time, researchers say. Thus, these modified skull fragments could point to a new 'skull cult' -- or ritual group -- from the Neolithic period. Throughout history, people have valued skulls for different reasons, from ancestor worship to the belief that.

2017-06-28 02:40:06
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Ancient antiviral defense system could revolutionize a new class of RNA-based medicine  

Medicinal payload could be delivered by engineered RNAs that can be controlled by a billion year-old 'genetic fossil' found in all cells, say investigators.

2017-06-28 02:27:03
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After lung surgery: Innovative method for filling, sealing pleural cavities  

Researchers have developed a new method for filling and sealing pleural cavities. The process consists of injecting polyurethane foams into the lungs with a self-expanding and self-modelling capacity that replaces aggressive surgical and palliative treatments used so far.

2017-06-28 02:26:54
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With health care cuts looming, low-cost magnesium a welcome option for treating depression  

The cost of depression is great -- 350 million people worldwide suffer from this disorder and costs for traditional SSRI treatments are high. New clinical research results show magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer and easier on the wallet than prescription therapies.

2017-06-28 02:19:09
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Real-time vapor analysis could improve training of explosive-detecting dogs  

With a sense of smell much greater than humans, dogs are considered the gold standard for explosive detection in many situations. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. In a new study, scientists report on a new, more rigorous approach to training dogs and their handlers based on real-time analysis of what canines actually smell when they are exposed to explosive materials.

2017-06-28 02:03:59
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Combating chronic kidney disease with exercise  

A research team is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. The team had patients engage in a specially designed exercise program and found that it improved their blood vessel health and exercise capacity.

2017-06-28 02:02:56
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Cystic fibrosis alters the structure of mucus in airways  

Cystic fibrosis (CF) alters the structure of mucus produced in airway passages. In pigs affected by CF, mucus strands (made of MUC5B protein) are more tangled than normal, and the sheets of mucus (made of MUC5AC protein) that cover the strands are denser. These structural abnormalities may help explain why people with CF have difficulty clearing mucus from their lungs.

2017-06-28 02:01:42
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NASA keeps a close eye on tiny stowaways  

Wherever you find people, you also find bacteria and other microorganisms. The International Space Station is no exception.

2017-06-28 01:46:50
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Study examines use of fat grafting for postmastectomy breast reconstruction  

The use of fat grafting as a tool for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy may improve breast satisfaction, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being in patients, according to a study.

2017-06-28 01:22:48
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Reptile skin grown in lab for first time, helps study endangered turtle disease  

Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in a laboratory, according to a study. In turn, the scientists were able to grow a tumor-associated virus to better understand certain tumor diseases.

2017-06-28 01:01:54
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Skin cell model advances study of genetic mutation linked to heart disease, stroke risk  

Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke. This research could lead to a new understanding of disease progression in aortic aneurysm -- ballooning of the large artery in the chest that carries blood from the heart to the body.

2017-06-27 19:09:01
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Biologist looks at butterflies to help solve human infertility  

A biologist helps decode the structural complexities of male butterfly ejaculate and co-evolving female reproductive tract. Findings from these biochemical relationships may help unlock certain mysteries of human infertility.

2017-06-27 17:22:32
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Directed gene-copy variation: The key to conquering new environments  

A study of yeast reveals new mechanism that allows cells to adapt to environmental changes more rapidly by accelerating genetic changes around genes that boost fitness.

2017-06-27 17:16:53
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Study sheds light on how ovarian cancer spreads  

A team of researchers is studying the molecular mechanisms by which ovarian cancer spreads -- or metastasizes -- to uncover new therapeutic opportunities.

2017-06-27 17:15:54
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Human enzyme can reduce neurotoxic amyloids in a mouse model of dementia  

A naturally occurring human enzyme -called cyclophilin 40 or CyP40- can unravel protein aggregates that contribute to both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, according to a study. The finding may point toward a new therapeutic strategy for these diseases.

2017-06-27 16:41:10
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Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson's disease  

Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy -- alone or in combination -- improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial.

2017-06-27 14:41:24
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Training changes the way the brain pays attention  

Behavioral training changes the way attention facilitates information processing in the human brain, a study has found.

2017-06-27 14:40:21
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