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Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient.
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A researcher is working to make everyday objects easier to maintain so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill. His first such creation is an easy-to-clean hairbrush.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Engineers have developed a new approach, opposite to climate models, to correct inaccuracies using a high-resolution atmospheric model that more precisely resolves clouds and convection and parameterizes the feedback between convection and atmospheric...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, researchers say. What people can benefit from is knowing the varying levels of risk associated with different tobacco products,...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don't buy sex and are more likely to report having committed rape and other acts of sexual aggression, according to a new study. The study of 101 men in the Boston area who buy...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they are penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with each added child in their family. Men also make more for...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Multiple System Atrophy, a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson's disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, according to two new research papers.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Research into 430,000-year-old fossils collected in northern Spain found that the evolution of the human body's size and shape has gone through four main stages.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors and whose disease is carefully monitored by urologists are unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die of their cancers, according to results of a study that analyzed survival statistics up to...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Working with mice, researchers have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Researchers have used computer models to show that severe tropical cyclones could hit a number of coastal cities worldwide that are widely seen as unthreatened by such powerful storms.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes. Yet we can still make out a bee buzzing by or a hawk flying overhead, thanks to unique cells in the eye called object motion sensors. A new study on mice helps explain how these cells...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The 5-colour nutrition label (5-CNL) is the most effective nutritional information system for allowing consumers to recognize and compare the nutritional quality of foods, a group of researchers concludes.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A slowdown effect triggered by wind turbines is substantial for large wind farms and results in proportionally less renewable energy generated for each turbine versus the energy that would be generated from an isolated wind turbine, scientists report....
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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When physicians prepare for patient visits, one of their first steps is to review clinic notes or health records that recap their patients’ medical history. Since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009,...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A wide range of critical topics related to firearm violence, from the interaction of alcohol abuse with gun violence, effects of changes to gun laws in various states, how criminals obtain guns in a large US city, to how the public perceives gun violence...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The ERAD Prepaid Card Reader is a small, handheld device that uses wireless connectivity to allow law enforcement officers in the field to check the balance of cards.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other 'nearwork.'
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The human eye includes an unavoidable blind spot. That's because the optic nerve that sends visual signals to the brain must pass through the retina, which creates a hole in that light-sensitive layer of tissue. When images project to that precise location,...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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At 12 months old, your infant's ability to group objects according to the names associated with them -- as opposed to their appearance alone -- offers a glimpse into how his or her vocabulary will develop by the time they are 18 months, researchers found....
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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In the world of computer gaming, bragging rights are accorded to those who can boast of blazing-fast graphics cards, the most powerful processors, the highest-resolution monitors, and the coolest decorative lighting. They are not bestowed upon those...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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About 20 percent of colorectal cancer patients have cancers that have spread beyond the colon at the time of their diagnosis. In a new study, researchers provide a detailed comparison of patient outcomes associated with synchronous and sequential colorectal...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Experimental and theoretical physicists and a polymer scientist have teamed up to use much thinner sheets than before to achieve seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another. Thinner, highly-bendable sheets lift these constraints and allow...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' -- an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Researchers have developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These mini-tissues in a dish can be used to study how particular structural features of tissue...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Women with multiple sclerosis who intended to breastfeed their infants exclusively for two months had a lower risk of relapse during the first six months after giving birth compared with women who did not breastfeed exclusively, according to an article....
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The therapeutic effect of CD47 blockade as a cancer treatment relies more on dendritic cells than macrophages, scientists report. Anti-CD47-mediated tumor rejection will require both innate and adaptive responses.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Religious or spiritual considerations were discussed in 16 percent of family meetings in intensive care units and health care professionals only rarely explored the patient's or family's religious or spiritual ideas, according to an article.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Outpatient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) health care facilities funded by the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were more likely to provide case management, mental health, substance abuse and other support services than those facilities not funded...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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In animals, numerous behaviors are governed by the olfactory perception of their surrounding world. Whether originating in the nose of a mammal or the antennas of an insect, perception results from the combined activation of multiple receptors located...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Epigenomic changes induced by pathogen infections, mediated by a transcription factor called ATF7, are the underlying mechanism of the memory of innate immunity, new research shows.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, an analysis has...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year analysis revealed.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Scientists have developed a novel approach to control the activity of enzymes through the use of synthetic, antibody-like proteins known as monobodies. The findings have widespread implications for a broad range of industrial, scientific and medical...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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For more than a hundred years, people have known that dendritic arbors—the projections that neurons use to receive information from other neurons—differ in size and shape depending on neuron type. Now, researchers have discovered a factor helps shape...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Researchers have found that molecular machines can be easily manipulated using very small mechanical energy, taking advantage of the property that they aggregate on the surface of water.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A group in Japan has developed tissue adhesive porous films that promote angiogenesis without using growth factors. This new technology may contribute to medical cost reduction making expensive growth factors-free.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? According to research that traces the evolution of the ankylosaur's distinctive tail, the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of the tail followed.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Researchers have developed a new, protein-based system that can mine certain types of uranium from sea water with exceedingly high affinity and selectivity.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A suppression of strange quark production relative to up and down quark production had previously been noted; for the first time, the result has been verified when a single pair is produced.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Extremely water-repellant surfaces were fabricated that can withstand pressures that are 10 times greater than the average pressure a surface would experience resting in a room. The surfaces resist the infiltration of liquid into the nanoscale pockets,...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The combination of two commonly used diuretics, each at half dose, can significantly reduce blood pressure without the side-effects caused by full doses of either alone, researchers have found.
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A new study shows that the "runner’s high" phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Surprisingly, smaller particles colliding with large nuclei appear to produce tiny droplets of quark-gluon plasma. Recent results show that the tiny droplets behave like a liquid not the expected gas. The results support the case that these small particles...
From: Science Daily | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A major multi-national study of suicides has identified the behavior patterns which precede many suicide attempts. This may lead to changes in clinical practice in the care of patients affected with depression, as it shows the clinical factors which...
From: Science Daily | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Recruitment of leukocytes is a hallmark of stent thrombosis, according to new results. The findings suggest that immune cell mediated thrombotic processes may be a realistic target for novel therapies to prevent stent thrombosis.
From: Science Daily | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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A leadless cardiac pacemaker showed “good safety and reliable function” during the initial six months of follow-up in the LEADLESS II study, investigators reported.
From: Science Daily | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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A group of scientists have found a way of understanding how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can give relief to severely depressed patients. TMS is used as an alternative to electro-convulsive therapy, but it is not known how it achieves its therapeutic...
From: Science Daily | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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A single dose of cocaine can interfere with the ability to recognize negative emotions such as anger and sadness, according to new research.
From: Science Daily | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards heart failure, according to unexpected findings.
From: Science Daily | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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