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Patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis now have a new weapon against this debilitating foot ailment. Researchers utilized ultrasound imaging and energy to penetrate, emulsify and remove diseased fasciitis tissue....
From: Science Daily | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The JRC has validated and recommended a new method which is not based on animal testing, to identify chemicals that can trigger skin allergies, estimated to affect already 20% of the population in Europe....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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You might resemble or act more like your mother, but a novel research study reveals that mammals are genetically more like their dads. Specifically, the research shows that although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from our parents -- the...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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One of the world's most powerful radiation sources provides scientists clues about Earth's formation and how iron vaporizes.
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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On Feb. 26, a picture of a cocktail dress originally uploaded to the blog Tumblr swept the Internet and managed to divide the population over a simple question: What color is the dress? Some viewers saw gold and white while others insisted the dress...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A new simple tool developed by nanoengineers is opening the door to an era when anyone will be able to build sensors, anywhere, including physicians in the clinic, patients in their home and soldiers in the field. Scientists have developed high-tech...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible. Physicists have demonstrated "ponderomotive spectroscopy," which allows researchers to peer more...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on Friday, March 6....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Researchers have examined the association of nut and peanut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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An excise tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would be an effective way to improve the health of heavy consumers, new research shows. Australian researchers compared the impact that a 20 per cent sales tax and a 20 cents per litre excise tax on beverages such...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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No one wants to have child who is born underweight, but for numerous reasons, this may be unavoidable. An intriguing research report involving rats suggests that helping fetuses achieve optimal weight before birth is of even greater importance than currently...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Walk down the aisles of any food supplement store and you'll see that the use of nitrate supplements by athletes and fitness buffs has been popular for years. The hope is that these supplements will increase endurance, and possibly other performance/health...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are made from carbon-containing materials, have the potential to revolutionize future display technologies, making low-power displays so thin they'll wrap or fold around other structures, for instance....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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In order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect, a new paper suggests, arguing that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe -- both in the formation of planets and new stars. But the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an international team of astronomers has discovered a dust-filled galaxy from the very early...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects is associated with a significantly higher risk for developing pneumonia in a study of more than 3,000 olde patients living in the community -- not in nursing homes....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Researchers have characterized the gut microbiome of honey bee queens. This is the first thorough census of the gut microbiome -- which consists of all the microorganisms that live in the gut of the organism -- in queen bees....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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More than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position achieve normal head shape with conservative treatment -- without the need for helmet therapy, reports a new study....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Months of lab work has led to this chilly day -- by Florida standards -- with four small, wheeled robots moving around the parking lot outside the Launch Control Center while their leader, Kurt Leucht, keeps electronic tabs on them using a laptop. He...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Problems in a gene responsible for producing the protein TAF4b leave mice -- and maybe men -- unable to sustain sperm production. As embryos, mice lacking the protein failed to develop an adequate number of key cells in the sperm production process and...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The use of adjuvant systemic therapy for localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors has significantly increased over time, a new study has found, and patients treated with the therapy have better survival than those treated with surgery alone, researchers...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Scientists have moved closer to understanding why cancer cells can be so resilient, even when faced with the onslaught of nearly toxic drug cocktails, radiation, and even our own immune systems. A new research report shows that intermediate filaments...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Psychology has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in cancer prevention, treatment and control, according to newly published research.
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Drawing inspiration from veterinary medicine, researchers have helped developed a new prospective approach to diagnosing tuberculosis -- easy-to-obtain oral swab samples, greatly improving on standard diagnostics....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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For the first time, researchers have revealed clear and detailed evidence of the inequitable delivery of mental health care services for disadvantaged Australians....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A new paper-based platform has been created for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics. The key development was the invention of fluid actuated valves embedded in the paper that allow for sequential manipulation of sample fluids and multiple...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Researchers have taken a step closer to producing solar fuel using artificial photosynthesis. In a new study, they have successfully tracked the electrons’ rapid transit through a light-converting molecule....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Research finds that strong, reliable anti-retaliation policies can encourage employees to notify internal authorities of possible wrongdoing, but that offering monetary incentives does not necessarily influence whistleblowing behavior – or at least...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a new study....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A new study reports a significant decline in the rate of cesarean section (C-section) births in Portugal. Findings indicate a 10 percent reduction in overall C-section rates between 2009 and 2014, with a 14 percent reduction in state-hospitals during...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A recent case study details the account of a 10-year-old boy who suffered seizures after over-indulging in licorice sweets. The boy was admitted to hospital in Bologna, Italy after suffering a 2 minute tonic-clonic seizure. A cluster of another three...
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Analyzing data from 58,000 heart stress tests, Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one's risk of dying over a decade based on a person's ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline....
From: Science Daily | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that only three populations may have survived during the last ice age, and that the Ross Sea in Antarctica was likely the refuge for one of these populations....
From: Science Daily | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating. Researchers tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help...
From: Science Daily | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Researchers have delved into the effects of experiential purchases, potential negative impacts on abundance, the psychology of lending to friends, and how the wealthy think differently about well-being....
From: Science Daily | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Researchers are developing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences....
From: Science Daily | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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About 10 percent of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia discontinued therapy with the Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor drug ibrutinib because of disease progression during clinical trials, according to a new study....
From: Science Daily | Friday, February 27, 2015
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In a series of three studies, researchers tested whether there is a link between personality and an aspect of physical ecology: flat terrain versus mountainous terrain. The study found that only one of the Big Five personality traits predicted terrain...
From: Science Daily | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The existence of ultra-small bacteria has been debated for two decades, but there hasn't been a comprehensive...
From: Science Daily | Friday, February 27, 2015
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Known for their beautiful singing duets, plain wrens of Costa Rica perform precise phrase-by-phrase modifications to the duration between two consecutive phrases, achieving careful coordination as their songs unfold. A new study shows that these songbirds...
From: Science Daily | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A mechanical engineer and his team have developed a computer-controlled camera that enables their robotic ankle to see where it is going.
From: Science Daily | Friday, February 27, 2015
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A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled. It is theorized to have a cell membrane, composed of small organic nitrogen compounds and capable of functioning in liquid...
From: Science Daily | Friday, February 27, 2015
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