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Obesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, a new study in mice suggests. With the risk for obesity-associated diseases significantly higher for men than women, researchers compared how mice from each sex reacted to high-fat diets. They...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Frailer older patients are at higher risk of readmission to hospital or death within 30 days after discharge from a general internal medicine ward, but health care professionals can assess who is at risk using the Clinical Frailty Scale, according to...
From: Science Daily | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Diabetes is the fastest growing metabolic disease in the world. A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage the disease and may also have potential use in cancer treatment....
From: Science Daily | Monday, May 25, 2015
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Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are rescued by relocating to other chromosomes, and it identifies a potentially important genetic factor in...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately lead to both their survival and that of their predators....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Scientists have developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. The new laser method causes fossil samples to fluoresce, revealing complex details unseen with traditional visual enhancers like ultraviolet...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Chemists have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Research into lethal wounds found on a human skull may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history--some 430,000 years ago--and offers evidence of the earliest funerary practices in the archaeological record....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide for the past decade, researchers have discovered. Since 2006, beekeepers in North America and Europe...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A new relative joins 'Lucy' on the human family tree. Scientists have discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor species. Upper and lower jaw fossils recovered from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia have been assigned...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Our environment can have a major impact on how we develop, and it turns out it's no different for cancer cells. A team of researchers reports that two different mouse models of breast cancer progressed differently based on characteristics of the tumor...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Breast cancer is a disease that commonly spreads to other areas of the body; the most common site for the disease to spread is the bone. Leading scientists have identified a possible key to preventing secondary cancers in breast cancer patients, after...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Ovarian cancer cells can lock into survival mode and avoid being destroyed by chemotherapy, an international study reports. The research used whole genome sequencing to analyse tumor DNA samples from 91 patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter from a supermassive black hole. This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of a plasma jet blasted from a supermassive...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged. A new article shows how to make robots automatically...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Using ever more energetic lasers, researchers have produced a record high number of electron-positron pairs, opening exciting opportunities to study extreme astrophysical processes, such as black holes and gamma-ray bursts....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. California spent $2.9 million each year, 68 percent more before...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades a new study implies. The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of the Atlantic, and is likely to bring drier summers...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Tell your child or spouse what they can eat and not what they can't, experts advise. Telling your child to eat an apple so they stay healthy will work better than telling them not to eat the cookie because it will make them fat. A new discovery shows...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Is it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Researchers can now say yes, and have published a description of how this happens....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A study assessed economic returns to three season extension methods for strawberry production in the Intermountain West; high tunnels only, high tunnels in conjunction with low tunnels and targeted in-ground supplemental heating. High tunnels provided...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Economically vulnerable families are increasingly willing to take on debt to maintain a basic standard of living -- a situation that can put them into a deep financial hole, according to a new study....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The genes and pathways that, when altered, can cause osteosarcoma have been identified by researchers using new models. The information could be used to better target treatments for the often-deadly type of cancer....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans' religious involvement, researchers have found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six decades, and possibly in the nation's history....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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An important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females has been found by scientists. Specifically, females without autism have a slightly higher level of RORA in the frontal cortex of the brain than males...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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For decades, scientists have known that ET-743, a compound extracted from a marine invertebrate called a mangrove tunicate, can kill cancer cells. The drug has been approved for use in patients in Europe and is in clinical trials in the U.S. By analyzing...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The potential technology could be used to treat hydrocephalus and other...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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According to classical physics, the universe tends to equilibrium but the same does not apply to quantum systems, which are destined to shift constantly between different configurations without ever finding peace. A theoretical study illustrates this...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Telemedicine is growing rapidly, yet there is relatively little research about the quality of such services. A new study finds that patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as 'letters,' that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of scientists are reporting for the first time that two new nucleotides...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Brisbane flood victims suffered more psychological distress during the rebuilding phase than as waters inundated their homes and businesses, a study has found. The lead researcher notes that while the flood was frightening on the day, the most difficult...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Many have recently questioned the efficacy of the most common antidepressant medications, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The conclusion that these drugs are ineffective is however partly based on a misinterpretation of the outcome of the...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study shows for the first time that the simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Container plants were used in three experiments to determine the effects of plant species, plant size, container size, container spacing, and sprinkler type on plants' ability to capture irrigation water. Capture factor (CF) values increased as plant...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Right before a cell starts to divide to give birth to a daughter cell, its biochemical machinery unwinds the chromosomes and copies the millions of protein sequences comprising the cell's DNA, which is packaged along the length of the each chromosomal...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The social web is bound up in relations of power, control, freedom, labor and exploitation, with consequences that portend real instability for the cultural sector and for social welfare overall. Only a handful of archaeologists, however, are seriously...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting. Strength-based parenting is an approach where parents deliberately identify and...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to researchers. It's estimated that one in 68 children in the United States has...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The microbiome of a toddler’s gut may influence their behavior, a new study suggests. Scientists found correlations between temperament and the presence of specific types of intestinal bacteria in both girls and boys. The researchers aren’t looking...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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New findings shed light on the poor outcomes of South Asian people with diabetes in the UK. Analysis of interviews with South Asian people shows that especially among first generation immigrants, fatalistic and treatment beliefs are often a hindrance...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Teens in the U.S. have more availability of mental health care than they did two years ago, but access is not equal in all communities, new research suggests. A five year study gauged opportunities for children and teens at the local level in communities...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The psychological strain of being told that you may have breast cancer may be severe, even if it turns out later to be a false alarm. Researchers are calling for improving screening accuracy, thus reducing the number of false-positive mammograms....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Astronomers have for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than Earth.
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Astronomers have identified a young planetary system which may aid in understanding how our own solar system formed and developed billions of years ago. ...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half (57 per cent), according to a new study.
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others. Researchers used pond snails to investigate learning and memory. They found that if an individual is good at forming memories about food they are poor at forming memories related to predator threat...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Researchers have developed a novel device to image the minute forces and actions involved in cell membrane hemifusion. To capture real time data on the behavior of cell membranes during hemifusion, the researchers pressed together two supported lipid...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. But new research reveals that changes in our DNA during drug withdrawal may offer promising ways of developing more effective treatments...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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HDL, the 'good cholesterol' helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that pushing HDL levels higher doesn't reduce the risk of heart disease. Now, an epidemiological...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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