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All pregnant women and those planning to become pregnant should receive a flu shot because the normal changes to a pregnant woman's immune system, heart and lungs put moms-to-be at increased risk of the harmful effects of flu infection, experts say....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A new survey is the first factual collection of data on how firms have been impacted by PPACA and how they are responding to the rising costs they report. More than 200 responded to this year's survey, providing a definitive look at how medium and large-sized...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Asian Americans have been shown to lower insulin resistance on a traditional diet, researchers report. One part of this puzzle may lie in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, which may pose extra...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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An official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in energy density as a contributing factor for weight gain and obesity has been released by the Obesity Society. As detailed in the position statement, a diet reduced...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Artificial sweeteners have long been promoted as diet and health aids. But breaking research shows that these products may be leading to the very diseases they were said to help prevent: scientists have discovered that, after exposure to artificial sweeteners,...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Aging of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study. Aging is among the largest known risk factors for many diseases, and type 2 diabetes is no exception. People...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Insomnia can cause chronic inflammation, which can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and more. This study finds that curing the insomnia reduces the inflammation and hopefully reduces disease. It also found the best way to cure lack of sleep...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Women from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK report a poorer experience of care during pregnancy and there needs to be a greater focus on their care, suggests a new study....
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The World Alzheimer Report 2014 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors,' released today, suggests that dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and...
From: Science Daily | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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It is where we all came from and it is vital to our future, but Earth’s oceans, seas and waterways remain a mystery to us – a final frontier. A new project is at the forefront of a revolution in communications, creating an underwater ‘internet...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils. She would then...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Legume plants regulate their symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria by using cytokinins—signaling molecules that are transmitted through the plant structure from leaves into the roots to control the number of bacteria-holding nodules in the roots....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect. Researchers have found that...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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With sustained international efforts, the number of premature deaths could be reduced by 40% over the next two decades (2010-2030), researchers say, halving under–50 mortality and preventing a third of the deaths at ages 50–69 years....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A new study sheds light on a longstanding question about the role of mitochondria in debilitating and fatal motor neuron diseases and resulted in a new mouse model to study such illnesses. Mitochondria are organelles -- compartments contained inside...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Some pollutants are more harmful in a cold climate than in a hot, because they affect the temperature sensitivity of certain organisms. Now researchers have demonstrated how this happens, and it can help us better predict contamination risks, especially...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Transforming substances from liquids into gels plays an important role across many industries, including cosmetics, medicine, and energy. But the transformation process, called gelation, where manufacturers add chemical thickeners and either heat or...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs -- a newly discovered hadrosaur with a truly distinctive nasal profile. The new dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists, lived in what is now Utah approximately 75 million years ago during the Late...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The effect of Ochratoxin A on the subventricular zone of the brain, which in the adult mammalian brain is where neurogenesis primarily occurs, has been the focus of recent research....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Massive galaxies in the universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies. Astronomers looked at more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while smaller galaxies are very efficient at creating stars from gas, the...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Researchers have constructed a 'hit list' of the plant species most needed to boost the overall diversity of the Millennium Seed Bank, which is storing seeds in its vaults for future generations....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A novel sensor that can wirelessly relay pressure readings from inside a tumor has been developed by researchers. The interstitial pressure inside a tumor is often remarkably high compared to normal tissues and is thought to impede the delivery of chemotherapeutic...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Scientists have known for some time that Pacific islanders are more prone to obesity than people in other nations. Now a new study has examined why islanders on Nauru and in the Cook Islands in the Pacific have the highest levels and fastest rates of...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A new study has found that children who revealed they had been bullied by their brothers or sisters several times a week or more during early adolescence were twice as likely to report being clinically depressed as young adults....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Online volunteers are being asked to classify images of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica. Recent evidence suggests that populations of many species of penguin, such as chinstrap and Adélie, are...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power -- and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise. Scientists have developed a new technique for building MoS2 light emitters tuned...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A report has looked at which sections of the population are left most exposed to food shortages after extreme weather events. Extreme weather events leave populations with not enough food both in the short- and the long-term....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems that could make the 'ultimate camera pixel'....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A major success in developing new biomedical implants with the ability to accelerate bone healing has been reported by a group of scientists, which suggests a move toward a future of personalized products. "It is very much like your taste in music and...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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With protein supplement use by athletes on the rise, a group of researchers expanded upon prior research examining the effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and cortisol responses to an...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A child is likely to achieve better grades in high school and ultimately earn higher wages if they have received a preschool education, a new UK study suggests. High school achievement was rated by grades achieved for the General Certificate of Secondary...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Paratuberculosis, also known as Johne’s disease, is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Paratuberculosis mainly affects ruminants and causes treatment-resistant diarrhea and wasting among affected animals....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The brain uses three perceptual parameters, the contrast-of-highlight, sharpness-of-highlight, or brightness of the object, as parameters when the brain recognizes a variety of glosses, researchers have discovered. They also found that different parameters...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Does your child have Enterovirus 68 or just a bad cold? It can be hard to tell the difference between the two, but an infectious diseases specialist suggests how parents should treat their kids’ symptoms and when to seek medical attention....
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collaboration has just presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results provide new insights...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Neural stem cells -- master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell -- are able to generate mini “first aid kits” and transfer them to immune cells, according to a new study....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Study after study has proven it true: exercise is good for you. But new research suggests that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed in a mouse model of melanoma, found that combining exercise...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Knocking out the gene NrCAM increases the number of dendritic spines on excitatory pyramidal neurons, researchers have discovered. Other studies have confirmed that the overabundance of dendritic spines allows for too many synaptic connections – a...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years -- the so-called 'Unknown eruption' -- thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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In findings of relevance to both conservationists and the fishing industry, new research links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California Coast to increasing variability in the strength of coastal upwelling...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. This is only the second 'sleep node' identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional success,...
From: Science Daily | Friday, September 19, 2014
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NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The research missions include...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The precision with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size before they are presented with any information about the decision, according to a new study....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The human response to unfairness evolved in order to support long-term cooperation, according to a new research. Fairness is a social ideal that cannot be measured, so to understand the evolution of fairness in humans scientists have studied the behavioral...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Vaccines against Salmonella that use a live, but weakened, form of the bacteria are more effective than those that use only dead fragments because of the particular way in which they stimulate the immune system, according to new research....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A new molecule, the first of its kind, allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical cord stem cells are used for transplants aimed at curing a number of blood-related diseases, including leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma....
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is helping to untangle the mystery of what powers high-energy gamma rays emanating from supernova. The observatory's high-energy X-ray eyes were able to peer into a particular site of powerful...
From: Science Daily | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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