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Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years... 6 hours
Antidepressant use during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects in baby, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase... 6 hours
Could better eye training help reduce concussion in women's soccer?
SCIENCE DAILY With the ever-growing popularity of women's soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern. High school female soccer players incur a higher concussion rate than males,... 6 hours
Study shows multiplying effects of delirium and dementia in older patients
NEWS MEDICAL When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and... 6 hours
Stem cell research offers alternative view of cancer metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Stem cells are among the most energetically activated, migratory and proliferative sub-populations of tumour cells, according to observations by scholars at the Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Salford. 7 hours
Gestational diabetes raises postpartum depression risk in first-time mothers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) in first-time mothers. 7 hours
Molecule shows ability to thwart pathogens' genetic resistance to antibiotic
PHYS.ORG Oregon State University researchers have developed a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant germs - a molecule that neutralizes the bugs' ability to destroy the antibiotic. 12 hours
Studying the quantum vacuum: Traffic jam in empty space
PHYS.ORG An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer has now... 12 hours
what humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers What humans and primates both know when it comes to numbers
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the past several years, Jessica Cantlon has been working to understand how humans develop the concept of numbers, from simple counting to complex mathematical reasoning.... 13 hours
A quark like no other: Searching for 'bottom quark'
PHYS.ORG A University of Iowa physicist is at the forefront of the search for a missing particle that could prove whether the Higgs boson—believed to give mass to all matter—exists. 13 hours
Unique project focuses on educational and other opportunities for young people with disabilities
NEWS MEDICAL Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor of education at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, has been awarded nearly 8 million from the... 13 hours
Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest
SCIENCE DAILY Parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields, a... 14 hours
Heartbeat could be used as password to access electronic health records
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own heartbeat. 14 hours
Killer debt: Study shows link between debt and mortality rates
PHYS.ORG A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows a direct link between financial strain and increased risk of death, a finding with potentially major implications for... 14 hours
New research addresses gap between research and practice in sustainable agriculture
PHYS.ORG Michigan State University-led research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in... 14 hours
Northern Quebec lichen yields two unique molecules and several antibacterial compounds
PHYS.ORG Two unique molecules have been discovered by Université Laval researchers in a species of lichen growing in northern Quebec. A number of compounds with interesting antibacterial... 14 hours
NTU successfully launches its 7th satellite into space
PHYS.ORG Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully launched its 7th satellite into space from the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday evening (16 Jan). 14 hours
New way of repurposing drugs could lead to better Parkinson's treatments
MNT By bringing together cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology, researchers at Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially... 15 hours
Bacterium named after UQ researcher
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland microbiologist Emeritus Professor John Fuerst has a new bacterial genus (a group of related organisms) named in his honour. 16 hours
Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest
PHYS.ORG A new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest... 16 hours
Motivation of students in special education improves if they use gestures with computers
PHYS.ORG The motivation for and involvement in learning among students with special educational needs improve through the use of gestural movements of the... 16 hours
Researchers tackle barnacles from a different perspective
PHYS.ORG Barnacles are a serious problem for the U.S. Navy. A billion-dollar problem. Encrustations of hard foulers—like barnacles and other sea life—are estimated to cost the Navy $56 million per year in maintenance costs and... 16 hours
Retrieval strains the forelimbs of hunting dogs
PHYS.ORG Hunting dogs such as the popular breed retriever are ideally suited for retrieving birds or small game. However, the weight the dogs carry strains their locomotor system. A motion study by experts from the... 17 hours
What will the wasp plague be like this year?
PHYS.ORG New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and... 17 hours
Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has built, for the first time, a molecular fountain. The group has published a paper in the journal... 17 hours
Unique project to improve life for young people with disabilities
PHYS.ORG Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor of education at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, has been awarded nearly 8 million from the Swedish Research Council for the project... 17 hours
System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) are working to develop an electrogenetic device to direct gene expression, an achievement that holds promise for... 17 hours
Researcher to explore experiences of teenage girls living with endometriosis
NEWS MEDICAL A researcher from Birmingham City University is set to embark on a study into the awareness and experiences of endometriosis in adolescent girls 17 hours
Colorado medical students express support for legal use of marijuana
NEWS MEDICAL In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health... 17 hours
Study challenges concept of gender differences in the human brain
NEWS MEDICAL How different are men and women's brains? The latest evidence to address this controversy comes from a study at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where a... 17 hours
Recently-Discovered Antiviral Protein Inhibits HIV-1 in Non-Human Primates
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered that a gene called SLFN11 — which... 18 hours
Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield
PHYS.ORG To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium's sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. 18 hours
Options discussed for farmers battling cotton root rot
PHYS.ORG Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to farmers to fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship, according... 18 hours
Professor uses drones to track human impact on rainforest
PHYS.ORG Dr. Anthony Cummings sat down with leaders of an indigenous community in Guyana last summer to share an unconventional idea to help them conserve the land their people have lived... 18 hours
Severe inbreeding threatens Long Island's little spotted kiwi
PHYS.ORG A population of rare little spotted kiwi (LSK) that was thought to be thriving in a Marlborough island sanctuary is actually seriously threatened by the silent effects of inbreeding, new research led... 18 hours
Tracking the world's final wilderness frontiers
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Maryland utilize satellite imagery to demonstrate that forest wildlands—forests least affected by human activity—are steadily shrinking and pinpoint ways to help preserve these landscapes that are critically important to the health... 18 hours
New research suggests location-based games influence our perception of culture
PHYS.ORG With the introduction of location-based games such as Google's Ingress or, more recently, Pokémon Go, an influx of gamers equipped with mobile devices appeared around the country. While... 18 hours
Heavy adolescent drinking alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University... 19 hours
New ‘5-D fingerprint’ technique could precisely measure properties of individual protein molecules
NEWS MEDICAL In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a... 19 hours
New guidelines could help improve research into vascular cognitive impairment
MNT New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University... 21 hours
New insight into role of cell protein in learning ability and AIDS-related dementia
MNT Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the... 21 hours
Multiregional brain on a chip
MNT Harvard University researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. 21 hours
Chronic kidney disease patients have high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to a study... 22 hours
Blocking molecular signaling pathway could prevent or reverse peripheral neuropathy
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and... 22 hours
Birds of a feather flock together to confuse potential predators
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Groningen, in The Netherlands, have created a computer game style experiment which sheds new light on the reasons why starlings flock... 22 hours
New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL Over 93 percent of heart attack patients are receiving stents within the guideline-recommended threshold of 90 minutes after arriving at the hospital, with the median time... 22 hours
Researchers test new HIV neutralising antibody in humans
NEWS MEDICAL A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and Prof Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research, has tested a new HIV neutralising antibody, called 10-1074, in... 22 hours
Researchers discover role of neuron protein in learning abilities and AIDS-related dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of California and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a... 23 hours
More people with mental illness, substance use disorders have insurance coverage, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance... 23 hours
Georgia State University, GeoVax join forces to advance development of Hepatitis B therapeutic vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL The Georgia State University Research Foundation has entered into a research collaboration agreement with GeoVax Labs, Inc., a Georgia-based biotechnology... 24 hours
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