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Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan  

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.

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2019-06-18 20:17:29



Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension  

Using a rat model for high blood pressure (hypertension), a common chronic cardiovascular condition, researchers found that preexisting hypertension altered normal reflexes in the lungs to affect autonomic regulation of the heart when an irritant mimicking air pollution was inhaled.

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2019-06-18 19:53:41



New study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  

A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of societies was related to energy availability in the form of a benign climate and other factors.

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2019-06-18 18:45:08



Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease  

Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. However, some treatment options put these women at greater risk for a number of other health problems. A new study shows that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk for developing heart disease.

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2019-06-18 17:34:18



Egg-sucking sea slug from Florida's Cedar Key named after Muppets creator Jim Henson  

Feet from the raw bars and sherbet-colored condominiums of Florida's Cedar Key, researchers discovered a new species of egg-sucking sea slug, a rare outlier in a group famous for being ultra-vegetarians.

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2019-06-18 16:56:24



An ounce of prevention: Preoperative management of inflammation may stave off cancer recurrences  

Administering anti-inflammatory treatments that prevent inflammation as well as proresolution treatments that tamp down the body's inflammatory response to surgery or chemotherapy can promote long-term survival in experimental animal cancer models, new research shows.

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2019-06-18 16:47:36



Parental support is key when adolescents with autism want to learn to drive  

Adolescents with autism need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of specialized driving instructors who have worked specifically with young autistic drivers.

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2019-06-18 16:36:37



Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star  

An international research team has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest stars. Teegarden's Star is about 12.5 light years away and is one of the smallest known stars.

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2019-06-18 15:38:59



Scientists challenge notion of binary sexuality with naming of new plant species  

Scientists have named a new plant species from the remote Outback. The description of the plant had confounded field biologists for decades because of the unusual fluidity of its flower form. The discovery offers a powerful example of the diversity of sexual forms found among plants.

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2019-06-18 15:22:39



Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  

Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a lack of genetic diversity can increase the risk of extinction.

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2019-06-18 15:02:55



Mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid solved  

Findings show how to make confined bubbles develop uniformly, instead of in their usual scattershot way.

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2019-06-18 13:26:17



How hepatitis B and delta viruses establish infection of liver cells  

Researchers have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and delta virus (HDV).

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2019-06-18 13:18:40



One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits  

Latest research finds up to eight hours of paid work a week significantly boosts mental health and life satisfaction. However, researchers found little evidence that any more hours -- including a full five-day week - provide further increases in wellbeing. They argue the findings show some paid work for the entire adult population is important, but rise of automation may require shorter hours for all so work can be redistributed.

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2019-06-18 13:11:59



Meteors help Martian clouds form  

Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds.

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2019-06-18 13:11:02



Size matters: New data reveals cell size sparks genome awakening in embryos  

Researchers have found in an embryo that activation of its genome does not happen all at once. Instead, it follows a specific pattern controlled primarily by the various sizes of its cells.

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2019-06-18 12:58:15



Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market  

A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since retail sales began in 2014.

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2019-06-18 12:24:20



Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks  

Astronomers have discovered cool halo gas spinning in the same direction as galactic disks in typical star-forming galaxies. Their findings suggest that the whirling gas halo will eventually spiral in towards the galactic disk where it can fuel star formation.

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2019-06-18 12:22:08



Sleep history predicts late-life Alzheimer's pathology  

Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer's pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study. These findings could lead to new sleep-based early diagnosis and prevention measures in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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2019-06-18 12:06:54



Origin of life: A prebiotic route to DNA  

DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. Chemists now show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the early Earth.

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2019-06-18 11:57:18



A new force for optical tweezers awakens  

When studying biological cells using optical tweezers, one main issue is the damage caused to the cell by the tool. Scientists have discovered a new type of force that will greatly reduce the amount of light used by optical tweezers -- and improve the study of all kinds of cells and particles.

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2019-06-18 11:56:19



New drug compound could tackle major life-limiting kidney disease  

Scientists are developing a new class of drugs to treat a common genetic kidney disease which is a major cause of kidney failure.

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2019-06-18 11:38:44



Quantum music to my ears  

Researchers have applied new atomic-sensing capabilities to detect and record music.

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2019-06-18 11:21:08



A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate  

If current climate and crop-improvement trends continue into the future, Midwestern US corn growers who today rely on rainfall to water their crops will need to irrigate their fields, a new study finds. This could draw down aquifers, disrupt streams and rivers, and set up conflicts between agricultural and other human and ecological needs for water, scientists say.

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2019-06-18 11:03:34



Risky business: New data show how manatees use shipping channels  

New research tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. A new publication in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico.

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2019-06-18 10:52:03



Cell structure linked to longevity of slow-growing Ponderosa Pines  

Slow-growing ponderosa pines may have a better chance of surviving longer than fast-growing ones, especially as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of drought, according to new research from the University of Montana.

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2019-06-18 10:19:12



Fracking linked to higher radon levels in Ohio homes  

A new study connects the proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US.

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2019-06-18 10:15:56



Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life  

Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study.

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2019-06-18 10:15:11



Key protein: Lab solves HOIL-1 mystery  

The mysterious function of a key protein has been revealed.

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2019-06-18 10:04:09



New evidence supports the presence of microbes in the placenta  

Researchers report visual evidence supporting the presence of bacteria within the microarchitecture of the placental tissue.

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2019-06-18 09:58:33



Dormant neural stem cells in fruit flies activate to generate new brain cells  

Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain cells.

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2019-06-18 09:34:47



Record-low fertility rates linked to decline in stable manufacturing jobs  

New research identifies a link between the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs -- accelerated during the Great Recession -- and reduced fertility rates.

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2019-06-18 09:33:23



Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving  

A wearable noninvasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals, according to a new study.

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2019-06-18 09:15:53



Antidepressants can reduce empathy for those in pain  

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social interactions and understanding others. Novel insights show that antidepressant treatment can lead to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain, and not just the state of depression itself.

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2019-06-18 09:13:10



Monitoring biodiversity with sound: How machines can enrich our knowledge  

Ecologists have long relied on their senses when it comes to recording animal populations and species diversity. However, modern programmable sound recording devices are now the better option for logging animal vocalizations. Scientists have investigated this using studies of birds as an example.

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2019-06-18 09:08:20



Speeding up the journey towards clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  

Researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen generation.

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2019-06-18 08:54:45



Gene linked to cannabis abuse  

New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have an increased risk of cannabis abuse.

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2019-06-18 08:46:10



Collaborative research charts course to hundreds of new nitrides  

For chemists attempting to create new nitrides in the laboratory, a recently published large stability map of the ternary nitrides will be a significantly valuable tool.

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2019-06-18 08:35:42



Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men  

Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer -- at least in men -- finds new research.

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2019-06-18 08:01:54



Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases  

Your parents were right: You should always try all foods! Food neophobia, or fear of new foods, may lead to poorer dietary quality and increase the risk factors associated with chronic diseases.

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2019-06-18 06:49:42



New insight from Great Barrier Reef coral provides correction factor to climate records  

Newly developed geological techniques help uncover the most accurate and high-resolution climate records to date, according to a new study. The research finds that the standard practice of using modern and fossil coral to measure sea-surface temperatures may not be as straightforward as originally thought. By combining high-resolution microscopic techniques and geochemical modeling, researchers are using the formational history of Porites coral skeletons to fine-tune the records used to make glo

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2019-06-18 06:25:14



Molecular switch for 'exhaustion mode' of immune cells discovered  

Tumors and certain viral infections pose a challenge to the human body which the immune system typically fails to hand. In these diseases it switches to hypofunctional state that prevent adequate protection. A research team has achieved a major success: They identified the crucial molecular switch that triggers such dysfunctional immune responses. This could make it possible in the future to switch off or to prevent this state.

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2019-06-18 06:22:28



Microfluidics device captures circulating cancer cell clusters  

About 90% of cancer deaths are due to metastases, when tumors spread to other vital organs, and a research group recently realized that it's not individual cells but rather distinct clusters of cancer cells that circulate and metastasize to other organs. As the group reports, they set out to gain a better understanding of these circulating cancer cell clusters. The group's microfluidic device brings a new therapeutic strategy to the fight.

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2019-06-18 06:19:41



Biology of leptin, the hunger hormone, revealed  

New research offers insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. The findings advance knowledge about leptin and weight gain, and also suggest a potential strategy for developing future weight-loss treatments, they said.

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2019-06-18 05:49:27



Now your phone can become a robot that does the boring work  

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that allows a user to easily program any robot to perform a task, dramatically bringing down the costs of building and programming mobile robots.

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2019-06-18 05:38:25



New manufacturing process for aluminum alloys  

Using a novel Solid Phase Processing approach, a research team eliminated several steps that are required during conventional extrusion processing of aluminum alloy powders, while also achieving a significant increase in product ductility. This is good news for sectors such as the automotive industry, where the high cost of manufacturing has historically limited the use of high-strength aluminum alloys made from powders.

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2019-06-18 05:31:53



Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life  

Scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. They didn't find the protein, but they did find huge colonies of modern bacteria living inside the dinosaur bones.

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2019-06-18 05:04:35



Gold adds the shine of reversible assembly to protein cages  

An international team has shown the reversible self-assembly of protein cages using gold ions to direct the process. The team designed protein building blocks that formed 3D structures in the presence of gold ions and could be disassembled in the presence of reducing agents, exhibiting smart behavior attractive for cargo delivery applications. The cages were also found to exhibit an architecture believed to be unique in nature.

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2019-06-18 04:52:36



The fellowship of the wing: Pigeons flap faster to fly together  

Homing pigeons fit in one extra wingbeat per second when flying in pairs compared to flying solo, new research reveals.

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2019-06-18 04:36:34



Healthcare workers often care for patients while ill  

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a new study. The study found that 95% of people working in healthcare settings have worked while sick, most often because the symptoms were mild or started during their workday.

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2019-06-18 04:30:45



Experimental drug can encourage bone growth in children with dwarfism  

Researchers report that an experimental drug called vosoritide, which interferes with certain proteins that block bone growth, allowed the average annual growth rate to increase in a study of 35 children and teenagers with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.

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2019-06-18 04:15:17



Genetic cause for fatal response to Hepatitis A  

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). The study reveals that mutations in the IL18BP gene causes the body's immune system to attack and kill healthy liver cells, and suggests that targeting this pathway could prevent the deaths of patients suffering rapid liver failure in response to viral infection.

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2019-06-18 04:03:21



Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  

Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the frigid Arctic during the last ice age. A new study reports on the first hyena fossils discovered in the Arctic -- two teeth.

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2019-06-18 04:02:38



Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn  

Leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes -- the support system of the biosphere -- in the climate change equation will have major negative flow-on effects.

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2019-06-18 03:47:31



Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution  

Scientists have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy numbers in response to a diet shifting from vegetation to meat.

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2019-06-18 03:37:38



Immunity: Redundancies in T cells  

Researchers have discovered redundancies in the biochemical signalling pathways of immune cells. This finding has important implications for advances in cancer immunotherapy, among other areas.

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2019-06-18 03:23:24



Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk  

Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new research.

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2019-06-18 02:27:59



'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination  

Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into 'hot spots.'

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2019-06-18 02:22:26



The brain consumes half of a child's energy -- and that could matter for weight gain  

A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids -- in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use -- could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain.

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2019-06-18 02:22:23



New methods from material sciences in physics find their way into cancer research  

A new study on the behavior of water in cancer cells shows how methods usually limited to physics can be of great use in cancer research. The researchers have shown how a combination of neutron scattering and thermal analysis can be used to map the properties of water in breast cancer cells.

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2019-06-18 02:16:08



Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados  

Researchers are testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados.

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2019-06-18 02:12:45



New AI system manages road infrastructure via Google Street View  

A program to monitor street signs automatically via Google Street View will save time and money for municipal authorities.

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2019-06-18 02:09:29



Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs  

While stories in the media present automation as having the potential to eliminate large swaths of jobs in the near future, a new study argues otherwise.

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2019-06-18 01:55:30



Carving a new path for skier safety  

A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a researcher determining a simple modification that could improve skier safety on the snow. Researchers studied visual perception under different lighting conditions to identify a better method for grooming ski runs.

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2019-06-18 01:33:45



Afraid of food? The answer may be in the basal forebrain  

A brain circuit in the mouse basal forebrain that is involved in perceiving the outside world, connects with and overrides feeding behaviors regulated by the hypothalamus.

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2019-06-18 01:30:23



Biological evolution inspires machine learning  

Evolution allows life to explore almost limitless diversity and complexity. Scientists hope to recreate such open-endedness in the laboratory or in computer simulations, but even sophisticated computational techniques like machine learning and artificial intelligence can't provide the open-ended tinkering associated with evolution. Here, common barriers to open-endedness in computation and biology were compared, to see how the two realms might inform each other, and ultimately enable machine lea

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2019-06-18 01:14:05



Testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change  

In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state's Lower Peninsula, scientists are testing ways to make the region's forests more resilient to climate change.

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2019-06-17 20:44:43



Climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina  

Most fishing communities from North Carolina to Maine are projected to face declining fishing options unless they adapt to climate change by catching different species or fishing in different areas, according to a new study.

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2019-06-17 20:05:33



Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction  

A recent study highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to the extreme environmental costs of pollution, habitat degradation, loss of biodiversity, continued food insecurity and the threat of emerging diseases.

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2019-06-17 19:55:55



Possible targets to help tackle Crohn's disease  

There is no precise cure for digestive condition Crohn's disease, and causes are believed to vary. But one indicator of the condition -- an abnormal reaction of the immune system to certain bacteria in the intestines -- has had new light shed on it.

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2019-06-17 17:20:07



The evolution of puppy dog eyes  

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs' facial anatomy has changed over thousands of years specifically to allow them to better communicate with humans.

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2019-06-17 17:17:02



Wheat myth debunked  

Common opinion has it that modern wheat is so reliant on fertilizer and crop protection agrochemicals that the plants now lack the hardiness needed to remain productive under harsher environmental conditions. But comprehensive new research shows that modern wheat varieties out-perform older varieties even when grown under unfavorable conditions that include low agrochemical inputs and drought stress.

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2019-06-17 16:35:36



Tracking life's first step: Two molecules 'awaken' brand new genome  

Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be 'awakened' to begin the transcription of its DNA and start embryonic development. How life's first step happens has long fascinated developmental biologists.

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2019-06-17 14:19:30



Sun's history found buried in Moon's crust  

The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. Yet, this spin rate affected solar eruptions, influencing the evolution of life. Scientists think they've figured it out by using the Moon as critical evidence.

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2019-06-17 14:06:22



9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems  

Bioarchaeologists report new findings from the ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey. The results paint a picture of what it was like for humans to move from a nomadic hunting and gathering lifestyle to a more sedentary life built around agriculture.

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2019-06-17 12:44:56



Dinoflagellate plankton glow so that their predators won't eat them  

Some dinoflagellate plankton species are bioluminescent, with a remarkable ability to produce light to make themselves and the water they swim in glow. Now, researchers have found that for one dinoflagellate species (Lingulodinium polyedra), this bioluminescence is also a defense mechanism that helps them ward off the copepod grazers that would like to eat them.

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2019-06-17 12:28:30



Scientists unearth green treasure -- albeit rusty -- in the soil  

New research helps explain how iron in the soil may unlock naturally occurring phosphorus bound in organic matter, which can be used in fertilizer, so that one day farmers may be able to reduce the amount of artificial fertilizers applied to fields.

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2019-06-17 12:08:58



A new 2D magnet draws future devices closer  

Scientists have discovered a new type of 2D magnetic material that can be integrated into spintronic devices.

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2019-06-17 12:06:38



NASA's Cassini reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  

As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis shows.

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2019-06-17 11:59:26



Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop  

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators -- particularly native southeastern blueberry bees -- although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job. This is especially true for commercial rabbiteye blueberry producers in Mississippi and Louisiana. With sufficient pollinators, they have been able to increase the percentage of flowers setting fruit from 10-30% to 70% or more. A mature rabbiteye blueberry bush can produce as much as 15 pounds of berrie

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2019-06-17 11:58:17



Race, ethnicity and exclusionary discipline practices  

Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the US continues to be a hotly debated topic. A new project analyzed how ethnicity and race are associated with school exclusionary discipline practices, which refer to students being removed from school as a form of punishment. Previous studies have found ethnic and racial disparities in the rates of school discipline actions, where ethnic and racial minority students (particularly African American youth) were found to be overrepresented a

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2019-06-17 11:48:27



RNR 'switch' offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria  

New research offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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2019-06-17 11:47:21



Topical cream shows promise in treatment of skin pigmentation disease, vitiligo  

A US nationwide phase II clinical trial has found that a topical cream was extremely effective in reversing the effects of vitiligo, a relatively common autoimmune disease that causes loss of skin pigmentation. Topical application of the medicated cream, ruxolitinib, which is currently used as an oral treatment for certain blood disorders, resulted in substantial improvement of facial vitiligo symptoms in nearly half of the trial's participants.

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2019-06-17 11:33:06



Farm-like indoor microbiota may protect children from asthma also in urban homes  

A child's risk of developing asthma is the lower the more the microbiota of the child's home resembles that of a farm house. This was shown by a study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare that analysed indoor microbiota from 400 Finnish and 1,000 German homes.

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2019-06-17 11:26:30



Personal care products send a child to the emergency room every two hours  

A new study found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in US emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016 -- that is the equivalent of about one child every two hours.

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2019-06-17 11:03:33



Cutting potentially harmful chemicals like PFAS from consumer goods  

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society.

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2019-06-17 11:01:26



Managing the risk of aggressive dog behavior  

Aggressive behavior in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research has found that clinical animal behaviorists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident in the effectiveness of the behavior modification techniques that they recommend and, in their ability, to actually use them successfully.

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2019-06-17 10:49:37



Personalized medicine: Testing therapies on mini-tumors of head and neck cancer  

Head and neck cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that often recurs, despite patients undergoing harsh treatments. Researchers have succeeded in growing mini-tumors (or organoids) of head and neck cancers, that can be kept alive in the petri-dish for a long time. These mini-tumor were shown to predict patient response to therapy. Thus, this technique holds promise to identify the right therapy for the right patient.

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2019-06-17 10:46:24



'Self-healing' polymer brings perovskite solar tech closer to market  

A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells (PSCs), report scientists. Adding a 'self-healing' polymer to the top of a PSC can radically reduce how much lead it discharges into the environment. This gives a strong boost to prospects for commercializing the technology.

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2019-06-17 10:37:39



Superstrong, reversible adhesive that works like snail slime  

Snails can anchor themselves in place using a structure known as an epiphragm. The snail's slimy secretion works its way into the pores found on even seemingly smooth surfaces, then hardens, providing strong adhesion that can be reversed when the slime softens. Engineers have developed a new material that works in a similar way.

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2019-06-17 10:29:56



A new tool makes it possible to adapt treatment for patients with cardiogenic shock  

Cardiogenic shock is a possible complication of serious heart attack involving an associated mortality rate of approximately 50% of all cases. The combination of this new tool with existing methods renders precise and patient-specific decision-making possible.

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2019-06-17 10:02:46



Tanning industry uses promos, cheap prices to lure adolescents and young adults, study finds  

Everyone knows cigarette smoking causes cancer and as a result, prices and advertising are closely regulated to discourage youth from starting. But another cancer risk, indoor tanning, which has been shown to cause melanoma, lags in regulation.

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2019-06-17 09:57:34



Controlling temperatures for inexpensive plant experiments  

Inexpensive, easy-to-use temperature controllers are able to provide reliable set temperatures for the detailed observation of developmental rates in response to different temperature treatments.

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2019-06-17 09:51:08



Do video games drive obesity?  

Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? A meta study has looked into this question. The cliche is true -- but only for adults.

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2019-06-17 09:35:38



Performance improves when the enemy of an enemy is a friend  

New research finds that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision-making.

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2019-06-17 08:52:18



Gold for iron nanocubes  

Hybrid Au/Fe nanoparticles can grow in an unprecedentedly complex structure with a single-step fabrication method.

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2019-06-17 08:49:20



Scientists use machine learning to improve gut disease diagnosis  

A study says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten the time for diagnosing and treating a gut disease that often causes permanent physical and cognitive damage in children.

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2019-06-17 08:44:54



Tiny probe that senses deep in the lung set to shed light on disease  

A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists.

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2019-06-17 08:36:05



Harvard chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent  

Chemists have achieved what a new article calls a 'landmark in drug discovery' with the total synthesis of 11.5g of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent in mouse studies, and found naturally in sea sponges -- though only ever in minuscule quantities -- the halichondrin class of molecule is so fiendishly complex that it had never been synthesized on a meaningful scale in the lab.

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2019-06-17 08:34:57



Distant processes influence marine heatwaves around the world  

An international team has produced the first global assessment of the major drivers of marine heatwaves.

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2019-06-17 08:20:46



Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia  

Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, new research suggests.

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2019-06-17 08:20:43






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