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Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children  

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new study.

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2019-10-14 18:16:54



Investing in love and affection pays off for species that mate for life  

A new study by biologists explains how sexual cooperation and bonding evolves in bird species that form pair bonds.

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2019-10-14 18:16:52



Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  

A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with physical agitation, massage and touch therapy were more efficacious than usual care or caregiver support.

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2019-10-14 18:16:50



Unlocking the biochemical treasure chest within microbes  

An international team of scientists has developed a genetic engineering tool that makes producing and analyzing microbial secondary metabolites -- the basis for many important agricultural, industrial, and medical products -- easier than ever before, and could even lead to breakthroughs in biomanufacturing.

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2019-10-14 12:26:20



Scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells  

Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss.

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2019-10-14 11:17:47



Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms  

The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes. Researchers used 30 years of data from the Landsat 5 near-Earth satellite and created a partnership with Google Earth Engine to reveal long-term trends in summer algal blooms in 71 large lakes in 33 countries on six continents.

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2019-10-14 11:17:46



Women have substantially less influence on Twitter than men in academic medicine  

Women who are health policy or health services researchers face a significant disparity in social media influence compared to their male peers, according to a new study. Although the average number of tweets among all researchers tend to be consistent, women trail behind men in follower counts, regardless of how active they are on Twitter.

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2019-10-14 11:17:42



Microbleeds may worsen outcome after head injury  

Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on MRI scans after head injury but are typically too small to be detected on CT scans. The findings published in Brain suggest that traumatic microbleeds are a form of injury to brain blood vessels and may predict worse outcomes. The study was conducted in part by scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the Nati

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2019-10-14 11:17:38



How mucus tames microbes  

A study from MIT reveals glycans, branched sugar molecules found in mucus, can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless.

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2019-10-14 11:17:37



How to control friction in topological insulators  

Topological insulators are innovative materials that conduct electricity on the surface, but act as insulators on the inside. Physicists have begun investigating how they react to friction. Their experiment shows that the heat generated through friction is significantly lower than in conventional materials. This is due to a new quantum mechanism, the researchers report.

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2019-10-14 11:17:35



Researchers explore spinal discs' early response to injury and ways to improve it  

Researchers showed in animal models that the default injury response of spinal discs can be temporarily stopped to allow for better treatment.

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2019-10-14 11:17:33



The nano-guitar string that plays itself  

Scientists have created a nano-electronic circuit which vibrates without any external force. Just as a guitar string vibrates when plucked, the wire -- 100,000 times thinner than a guitar string -- vibrates when forced into motion by an oscillating voltage. The surprise came when they repeated the experiment without the forcing voltage. Under the right conditions, the wire oscillated of its own accord. The nano-guitar string was playing itself.

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2019-10-14 11:17:31



Dementia spreads via connected brain networks  

Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks.

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2019-10-14 11:17:30



Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  

Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks -- including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in the fat metabolism, such as obesity or cancer. Researchers are now demonstrating how the fat metabolism can be monitored down to the individual liver cell of a mouse with the greatest sensitivity.

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2019-10-14 11:17:28



Evolutionary history of oaks  

Oaks have a complex evolutionary history that has long eluded scientists. New research, however, provides the most detailed account to date of the evolution of oaks, recovering the 56-million-year history that has made the oaks one of the most diverse, abundant and important woody plant groups to the ecology and economy of the northern hemisphere.

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2019-10-14 11:17:26



Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos  

New research shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet - the ability to stick to just about any surface -- can be created by harnessing liquid-driven chaos to produce soft polymer microparticles with hierarchical branching on the micro- and nanoscale.

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2019-10-14 11:17:24



Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries  

Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures -- known as dendrites and whiskers -- that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. Such defects are a major factor holding back the batteries from even more widespread use and further improvement.

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2019-10-14 11:17:23



Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  

Astronomers have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the process, they spotted a tiny dwarf galaxy in its very first, high-energy stages of star formation.

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2019-10-14 11:17:18



Cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  

Researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer -- a step toward clean, large-scale hydrogen production for fuel, fertilizer and industry.

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2019-10-14 11:17:16



Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules  

Through a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method, researchers are able to observe electron distribution between atoms and molecules and uncover clues to the origins of ferroelectricity, the capacity of certain crystals to possess spontaneous electric polarization that can be switched by the application of an electric field. The research also revealed the mechanism of charge transfer between two materials.

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2019-10-14 11:17:14



Reading the past like an open book: Researchers use text to measure 200 years of happiness  

Using innovative new methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and newspaper to track levels of national happiness from 1820. Their research could help governments to make better decisions about policy priorities.

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2019-10-14 11:17:13



New genetic-based epilepsy risk scores  

An international team of researchers has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. This analysis is the largest study of epilepsy genetics to date, as well as the largest study of epilepsy using human samples.

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2019-10-14 09:06:06



Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV  

Researchers report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV.

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2019-10-12 14:12:28



New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials  

Scientists have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct sublayers; by introducing more elements, they were able to achieve unparalleled customizability and a higher ''critical temperature'' below which superconductivity is observed, a key objective of superconductor research. Their design strategy may be applied to engineer new and improved superconducting materials.

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2019-10-12 14:12:26



Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road  

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes decreased by 48% after surgery.

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2019-10-12 14:12:21



More evidence linking common bladder medication to a vision-threatening eye condition  

A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades, now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see.

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2019-10-12 14:12:18



Creating 2D heterostructures for future electronics  

New research integrates nanomaterials into heterostructures, an important step toward creating nanoelectronics.

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2019-10-11 16:53:32



Hydrologic simulation models that inform policy decisions are difficult to interpret  

Hydrologic models that simulate and predict water flow are used to estimate how natural systems respond to different scenarios such as changes in climate, land use, and soil management. The output from these models can inform policy and regulatory decisions regarding water and land management practices. Numerical models have become increasingly easy to employ with advances in computer technology and software with graphical user interface (GUI). While these technologies make the models more acces

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2019-10-11 16:53:30



Brain protein promotes maintenance of chronic pain  

Study results illuminate the potential of novel approach for the treatment of chronic pain.

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2019-10-11 16:53:27



Contextual engineering improves success of projects in non-industrial societies  

Humanitarian engineering projects often focus on bringing western technologies to non-industrialized societies. But environmental and cultural factors in these locations may be very different from conditions in the West, and the projects may not meet client needs if engineers do not fully understand the context in which they are operating.

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2019-10-11 16:53:24



Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  

Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation.

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2019-10-11 16:53:22



How preprocessing methods affect the conversion efficiency of biomass energy production  

Research on energy production from biomass usually focuses on the amount of energy generated. But it is also important to consider how much energy goes into the process, a component that is often neglected. A study from the University of Illinois takes a look at the bioconversion efficiency of two products often used as biomass for energy production, miscanthus giganteus and sugarcane bagasse.

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2019-10-11 16:53:20



New tool enables Nova Scotia lobster fishery to address impacts of climate change  

Researchers use long-term survey data sets and climate models to help fishing communities plan for a warmer ocean. Researchers have developed a tool that incorporates projected changes in ocean climate onto a geographic fishery management area. Now fishermen, resource managers, and policy-makers can use it to plan for the future sustainability of the lobster fishery in Nova Scotia and Canadian waters of the Gulf of Maine.

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2019-10-11 15:53:19



Nanoscale manipulation of light leads to exciting new advancement  

Controlling the interactions between light and matter has been a long-standing ambition for scientists seeking to develop and advance numerous technologies that are fundamental to society. With the boom of nanotechnology in recent years, the nanoscale manipulation of light has become both, a promising pathway to continue this advancement, as well as a unique challenge due to new behaviors that appear when the dimensions of structures become comparable to the wavelength of light.

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2019-10-11 15:53:10



'Electroadhesive' stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures  

New technique could enable assembly of circuit boards and displays with more minute components.

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2019-10-11 14:46:19



Coffee bean extracts alleviate inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells  

Food science and human nutrition researchers are interested in the potential of inflammation-fighting compounds found in the silverskin and husk of coffee beans, not only for their benefits in alleviating chronic disease, but also in adding value to would-be 'waste' products from the coffee processing industry.

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2019-10-11 14:46:16



Opioid Rx dosages drop with state law changes  

The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22% in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day supply for new opioid prescriptions. Penn Medicine implemented an electronic health record (EMR) alert, or 'nudge,' to notify clinicians if that limit had been reached.

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2019-10-11 14:46:02



New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky  

Engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are electrically controlled, making them easy to integrate with small electronic components. As a proof of concept, engineers used the new actuators to build an untethered, battery-powered, walking soft robot and a soft gripper.

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2019-10-11 14:20:00



Fast-acting German insecticide lost in the aftermath of WWII  

A new study explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide.

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2019-10-11 13:19:07



The impact of human-caused noise pollution on birds  

Anthropogenic noise pollution (ANP) is a globally invasive phenomenon impacting natural systems, but most research has occurred at local scales with few species. Researchers in this study investigated continental-scale breeding season associations with ANP for 322 bird species to test whether local-scale predictions are consistent at broad spatial extents for an extensive group of North American bird species in the continental United States.

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2019-10-11 13:19:05



Sox9 reshapes the biliary tree in Alagille syndrome  

Mose model shows that SOX9 gene influences the severity Alagille syndrome.

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2019-10-11 13:19:03



Six degrees of nuclear separation  

For the first time, scientists have printed 3D parts that pave the way to recycling up to 97 percent of the waste produced by nuclear reactors.

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2019-10-11 13:19:01



Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution  

The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution is one of the most thoroughly-studied episodes in prehistory. But a new article shows that most explanations for it don't agree with the evidence, and offers a new interpretation.

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2019-10-11 13:18:58



CO2 emissions cause lost labor productivity  

Extreme high temperatures caused by CO2 emissions could lead to losses in labor productivity. The authors found that every trillion tons of CO2 emitted could cause global GDP losses of about half a percent. They add that we may already be seeing economic losses of as much as 2% of global GDP as a result of what we have already emitted.

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2019-10-11 13:18:56



Slower walkers have older brains and bodies at 45  

The walking speed of 45-year-olds can be used as a marker of their aging brains and bodies. The evidence was there in neurocognitive testing these individuals took at age 3 to indicate who would become the slower walkers. At 45, slower walkers have 'accelerated aging' on a 19-measure scale devised by researchers, and their lungs, teeth and immune systems tended to be in worse shape than the people who walked faster.

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2019-10-11 11:22:50



New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes  

Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western blot) to detect antibodies against the bacterium, and requires experienced personnel in a lab, and a few hours to carry out and interpret. Biomedical engineers have developed a rapid microfluidic test that can detect Lyme disease with similar performance as the STT in a much shorter time -- 15 minutes.

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2019-10-11 11:22:46



Under time pressure, people tell us what we want to hear  

When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows.

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2019-10-11 11:22:42



Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses  

A new study has found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of diagnosing melanoma.

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2019-10-11 11:22:40



Family of crop viruses at the molecular level  

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers.

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2019-10-11 11:22:38



Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk  

The risk of cancer increases considerably if you gain weight before the age of 40.

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2019-10-11 11:22:36



Habitual tea drinking modulates brain efficiency: Evidence from brain connectivity evaluation  

The researchers recruited healthy older participants to two groups according to their history of tea drinking frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization.

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2019-10-11 11:22:35



'Cross-transfer' benefits of special exercise technique questioned  

Researchers question the effectiveness of a patented exercise system for relieving lower back pain.

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2019-10-11 11:22:33



New material captures carbon dioxide and converts it into useful chemicals  

The captured CO2 can be converted into useful organic materials.

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2019-10-11 11:22:31



Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US  

Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change.

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2019-10-11 11:22:29



Overcoming the blood-brain-barrier: Delivering therapeutics to the brain  

For the first time, scientists have identified a simple way that can effectively transport medication into the brain - which could lead to improved treatments for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

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2019-10-11 09:59:33



Physics: DNA-PAINT super-resolution microscopy at speed  

Recent advances in fluorescence microscopy allow researchers to study biological processes below the classical diffraction limit of light. Researchers have now developed DNA-PAINT, a variant of these so-called super-resolution approaches.

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2019-10-11 09:59:31



Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment  

The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time. Researchers also succeeded in compensating for the impaired motor learning process by pairing appropriate actions with brain photo-simulation to promote synchronization of neuronal activities. This could contribute to future treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases in which white matter function is impaired.

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2019-10-11 09:59:29



Liquid metals the secret ingredients to clean up environment  

Liquid metal catalysts show great promise for capturing carbon and cleaning up pollutants, requiring so little energy they can even be created in the kitchen.

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2019-10-11 09:59:27



Physics: An ultrafast glimpse of the photochemistry of the atmosphere  

Researchers have explored the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols.

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2019-10-11 09:59:25



Cold temperatures linked to high status  

Researchers have discovered that people associate cold temperatures with luxury items, which is important for companies that are trying to promote products that convey high status.

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2019-10-11 09:59:23



Powerful new genomics method can be used to reveal the causes of rare genetic diseases  

The technique makes use of the fact that people inherit two copies or ''alleles'' of virtually every gene, one from the mother and one from the father. The new method compares activity levels of maternal and paternal alleles across the genome and detects when the activity of an allele lies far enough outside the normal range to be a plausible cause of disease.

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2019-10-11 09:59:21



Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD  

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study. Researchers next want to probe whether the sleep disorder might provide an early signal of the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

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2019-10-11 09:59:19



Fairy-wrens change breeding habits to cope with climate change  

Warmer temperatures linked to climate change are having a big impact on the breeding habits of one of Australia's most recognisable bird species.

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2019-10-11 09:59:17



Chronobiology: Sleep and synaptic rhythms  

Chronobiologists show how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its activity.

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2019-10-11 09:59:15



Type 2 diabetes and obesity could be treated by new, less invasive procedure  

New research has found that a newly tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control.

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2019-10-11 09:59:13



Bacteria contradict Darwin: Survival of the friendliest  

New microbial research suggests that 'survival of the friendliest' outweighs 'survival of the fittest' for groups of bacteria. Bacteria make space for one another and sacrifice properties if it benefits the bacterial community as a whole.

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2019-10-11 09:59:10



In-office gene therapy for wet age-related macular degeneration is coming  

Gene therapy is showing promise for one of the most common causes of blindness.

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2019-10-11 07:47:25



New genetic link found for some forms of SIDS  

Some forms of sudden infant death syndrome stem from a genetic mutation that keeps infants from processing lipids in milk, a new study has discovered. The build-up of unprocessed fatty material disrupts heart functions. While no treatments are yet available, the finding could help in genetic screening. Drugs are also being tested to see if they can help.

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2019-10-11 07:47:23



Physicists look to navigational 'rhumb lines' to study polymer's unique spindle structure  

A new study describes how spheres can be transformed into twisted spindles thanks to insights from 16th century navigational tools. Researchers show how polymers can contract into spiral structures, known as loxodromes, that have complex patterning ten times smaller than the width of a human hair.

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2019-10-11 07:47:21



A reliable clock for your microbiome  

The microbiome is a treasure trove of information about human health and disease, but getting it to reveal its secrets is challenging. A new genetic 'repressilator' circuit acts like a clock that tracks how bacterial growth changes over time with single-cell precision. This tool allows scientists to noninvasively study the dynamics of the microbiome, and also unlocks the potential for complex, synthetic-biology-based diagnostics and therapeutics for the human gut.

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2019-10-11 07:47:19



Controlling superconducting regions within an exotic metal  

Researchers have created a metallic microdevice in which they can define and tune patterns of superconductivity. Their discovery holds great promise for quantum technologies of the future.

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2019-10-11 07:47:17



Targeting immune cells may be potential therapy for Alzheimer's  

A study has found that microglia drive neurodegeneration in diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, that are linked to tau protein. Targeting microglia may help treat such diseases.

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2019-10-11 07:47:15



Jumping genes can cause rare developmental disorders in children  

The largest study of its kind into childhood developmental disorders has discovered that jumping genes cause genetic changes in some patients with undiagnosed neurodevelopmental diseases. The research enabled genetic diagnoses for three children with previously undiagnosed rare developmental diseases, enrolled in the Deciphering Developmental Disorders project. Reported in Nature Communications, these diagnoses will help the families access support and understand the disease risks for any future

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2019-10-11 07:47:13



Deciphering the early stages of Parkinson's disease is a matter of time  

Researchers haveidentified for the first time the initial steps of alpha-synuclein protein aggregates related to early onsets of hereditary Parkinson cases. The results may help the understanding of the early stages of the disease and how it develops over time.

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2019-10-11 07:47:11



Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work  

The nanoscale radiation detector is a hundred times faster than its predecessors, and can function without interruption.

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2019-10-11 07:47:08



Combination of techniques could improve security for IoT devices  

A multi-pronged data analysis approach that can strengthen the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices -- such as smart TVs, home video cameras and baby monitors -- against current risks and threats has been created.

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2019-10-10 16:48:38



Sweat monitors predict behavioral issues in teens severely affected with autism  

When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in order to better understand when behavioral issues, such as aggression, are likely to occur.

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2019-10-10 16:28:58



That new yarn? Wearable, washable textile devices are possible with MXene-coated yarns  

Researchers have figured out how to add more conductivity into functional fabric devices, by coating yarns with a 2-dimensional carbon-based material called MXene, to make conductive threads. The group has developed a dip-coating method, similar to the dyeing process, that can produce a conductive yarn strong enough for use in industrial knitting machines and durable enough to make it through wash cycles without degrading.

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2019-10-10 16:15:48



'Sticky' gene may help Valium calm nerves  

For years, scientists thought that these powerful sedatives, which are used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and sleeping disorders, worked alone to calm nerves. Now, researchers show that this view of the drugs and the neural circuits they affect may have to change. In a study of mice, scientists discovered that both may need the assistance of a 'sticky' gene, named after a mythological figure, called Shisa7.

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2019-10-10 16:15:46



Rotavirus infection may turn on type 1 diabetes  

Rotavirus infection may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, according to a new article.

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2019-10-10 16:15:45



Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing  

Engineers have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. They've formulated the 'inverse chirp z-transform,' an algorithm related to one that's running on your cell phone right now. It took some computing power and some math expertise to do it.

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2019-10-10 16:15:43



Beyond the 'replication crisis,' does research face an 'inference crisis'?  

For the past decade, social scientists have been unpacking a 'replication crisis' that has revealed how findings of an alarming number of scientific studies are difficult or impossible to repeat. Efforts are underway to improve the reliability of findings, but cognitive psychology researchers say that not enough attention has been paid to the validity of theoretical inferences made from research findings.

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2019-10-10 16:15:40



Scientists ask: How can liquid organelles in cells coexist without merging?  

New research may help to explain an intriguing phenomenon inside human cells: how wall-less liquid organelles are able to coexist as separate entities instead of just merging together.

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2019-10-10 15:16:17



When studying immune cells, environment matters  

For years, scientists have used cells grown in petri dishes to study the metabolic processes that fuel the immune system. But a new report suggests looking outside the dish and into living organisms gives a drastically different view of the way immune cells process and use energy.

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2019-10-10 15:16:15



Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide  

A reactor produces pure hydrogen peroxide solutions from water, air and energy.

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2019-10-10 14:21:56



AI and big data predict which research will influence future medical treatments  

An artificial intelligence/machine learning model to predict which scientific advances are likely to eventually translate to the clinic has been developed.

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2019-10-10 14:21:54



Twist-based refrigeration: Twisting and coiling 'twistocaloric' yarns to keep cool  

Researchers have discovered a new technology for refrigeration that is based on twisting and untwisting fibers. They demonstrated twist-based refrigeration using materials as diverse as natural rubber, ordinary fishing line and nickel titanium wire.

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2019-10-10 14:21:52



People pay more attention to stimuli they associate with danger  

A new analysis of how people prioritize their attention when determining safety and danger in busy settings, such as crossing a road, suggests that a person will pay more attention to something if they learn it is associated with danger.

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2019-10-10 14:21:44



New material could someday power quantum computer  

Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks to a new discovery.

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2019-10-10 14:21:30



CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells  

Researchers have now turned a CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.

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2019-10-10 14:21:28



Scientists 'must be allowed to cry' about destruction of nature  

Scientists witnessing the destruction of the natural world must be supported and 'allowed to cry,' researchers say.

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2019-10-10 14:21:24



Enhancing memory network via brain stimulation  

Magnetic stimulation of the posterior parietal cortex increases functional connectivity of a neural network implicated in memory, shows human research. This finding confirms a previous study, validating further exploration of this technique for experimental and clinical applications.

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2019-10-10 14:21:17



'Tricked' bacteria open new pathways to antimicrobial treatments  

Scientists have developed a new technique to trick bacteria into revealing hundreds of holes in their cell walls, opening the door for drugs that destroy bacteria's cells.

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2019-10-10 14:21:13



Carnivorous plant study captures universal rules of leaf making  

Leaves display a remarkable range of forms from flat sheets with simple outlines to the cup-shaped traps found in carnivorous plants.

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2019-10-10 14:21:11



New tool visualizes nature's benefits worldwide  

The researchers set out to understand where nature contributes the most to people and how many people may be affected by future changes. By 2050, up to 5 billion people could be at higher risk of water pollution, coastal storms and under-pollinated crops.

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2019-10-10 14:21:09



Archaeology: Social inequality in Bronze Age households  

Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4,000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and individuals from lower social classes in the same household.

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2019-10-10 14:21:07



Suicide in low- and middle-income countries  

Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new study.

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2019-10-10 14:21:03



Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging  

Scientists describes the mechanisms by which longevity is regulated post-transcriptionally, or after a genetic blueprint has been transcribed from an organism's DNA. The identification of these mechanisms will serve as a road map for screening new, more specific drugs to prolong healthy lifespan. The laboratory focuses on research on regeneration and aging.

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2019-10-10 14:20:59



Key uncertainties identified for models of mosquito distribution in the US  

A computational analysis has identified key regions in the United States where model-based predictions of mosquito species distribution could be improved.

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2019-10-10 14:20:57



Impacts of low-dose exposure to antibiotics unveiled in zebrafish gut  

An antibiotic commonly found at low concentrations in the environment can have major impacts on gut bacteria, report researchers.

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2019-10-10 13:57:12






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