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early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity Early Opaque Universe Linked to Galaxy Scarcity
ASTRO WATCH A team of astronomers led by George Becker at the University of California, Riverside, has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years... 1 hour
scientists discover organic acid in a protoplanetary disk Scientists Discover Organic Acid in a Protoplanetary Disk
ASTRO WATCH International team of scientists from Russia (including a research associate of the Kourovka Astronomical Observatory of Ural Federal University Sergei... 1 hour
New device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Okayama University report in The Journal of Vascular Access a supporting device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients. The device was successfully used on... 1 hour
Analyzing resident-to-resident incidents in dementia may hold the key to reducing future fatalities
NEWS MEDICAL Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable... 3 hours
Scientists study effects of eating breakfast versus fasting overnight before exercise
NEWS MEDICAL Eating breakfast before exercise may "prime" the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have... 4 hours
Researchers identify brain networks involved in object naming
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. 5 hours
Transistor technology may improve speed, battery life for computers, mobile phones and other electronics
PHYS.ORG Purdue University researchers have developed transistor technology that shows potential for improving computers and mobile phones. 13 hours
Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage
PHYS.ORG Lipid droplets: they were long thought of merely as the formless blobs of fat out of which spare tires and muffin tops were made. But these days, they're "a really hot area... 14 hours
Researchers use green gold to rapidly detect and identify harmful bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) have developed a method to screen and identify harmful or antibiotic-resistant bacteria within one hour using a portable luminometer.... 14 hours
New study sheds light on how ultralow frequency radio waves and plasmas interact
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles present new research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as "whistlers"—very low frequency packets... 14 hours
Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor body image as hormone levels rise
SCIENCE DAILY Children as young as eight are vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, a new study has found. The... 15 hours
Talking with children about suicide could save lives
NEWS MEDICAL As kids head back to school this year, many of them will be struggling. According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. 15 hours
Workplace bias differs for single versus married parents
SCIENCE DAILY Single moms aren't penalized at work in the same way married mothers are, new University of Arizona research suggests. At the same time, single dads don't benefit in the workplace the way... 16 hours
Anticancer drugs can help plants to battle infection
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection,... 16 hours
Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too... 16 hours
Researchers discover new approach to alleviate chronic itch
NEWS MEDICAL Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch. 17 hours
Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity
NEWS MEDICAL The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2... 17 hours
Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key... 18 hours
When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big
NEWS MEDICAL When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 18 hours
In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected
PHYS.ORG University of California astronomers, including three from UCLA, have resolved a mystery about the early universe and its first galaxies. 18 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
PHYS.ORG Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed... 18 hours
Models give synthetic biologists a head start
PHYS.ORG Synthetic biologists have the tools to build complex, computer-like DNA circuits that sense or trigger activities in cells, and thanks to scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston they now they have... 18 hours
Study shows effects of climate warming in tallgrass prairie ecosystem
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma professor, Jizhong Zhou, and his team have completed a new study on the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate... 18 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of polymers that could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways can be produced and tested with light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may identify antimicrobials for a range of applications... 19 hours
Audience members influence value creation in the TV audience market
PHYS.ORG Recently an article was published in the International Journal of Digital Television, which examined the changing relationship between traditional TV providers and their audiences. Senior Research Fellow Ulrike... 20 hours
2018-2022 expected to be abnormally hot years
PHYS.ORG This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. And the next few years will be similar, according to a study led by Florian Sévellec, a CNRS researcher at the Laboratory for Ocean... 20 hours
Men still upstage women on screen—but things are getting better
PHYS.ORG Only three out of every ten characters seen in the top 50 grossing movies of 2016 were played by women. According to Conor Neville and Phyllis Anastasio of... 20 hours
Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Somewhere in a school near you, a teacher is struggling to handle a query from a student whose laptop has a flat battery or another who's... 20 hours
New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body
PHYS.ORG Cells collect, decompose and recycle surplus or damaged cell material. This process, known as autophagy, is important, because cellular waste can be... 20 hours
How hot is Schrodinger's coffee?
PHYS.ORG A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered at the University of Exeter. 20 hours
New study shows furfural derivatives a way to make renewable fuel production financially appealing
PHYS.ORG Sales of furfural derivatives could make renewable fuel production considerably more financially attractive, according to a new University of Maine... 20 hours
Using smartphones to detect strokes
PHYS.ORG Researchers of Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV) have designed a mobile phone application that enables the early detection of cerebral ictus. By using the sensors available in smartphones, the program – which is in its testing stage – analyses... 21 hours
New app, educational game gets its inspiration from phytoplankton
PHYS.ORG Marine phytoplankton are the inspiration for a new mobile application and educational game launched by University of Maine assistant professor of new media and intermedia Gene Felice. 21 hours
Study links relationship of retail staff with their workplace to prevention of shoplifting
PHYS.ORG University of Otago research examining the role of psychological ownership in shoplifting prevention is to be extended into a New Zealand-wide survey... 21 hours
Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine
PHYS.ORG The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. 21 hours
Researchers propose new theory for how rare gene mutations cause Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Adelaide-led team of scientists has suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause... 21 hours
Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Washington University has learned more about possible ways to store modern... 22 hours
A new artificial quantum material for future high-efficiency computers
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Tsinghua University and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, have demonstrated the ability to control the states of matter, thus controlling internal resistance, within multilayered,... 22 hours
Converting carbon dioxide into methane or ethane selectively
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Professor Su-Il In from Department of Energy Science and Engineering has succeeded in developing photo catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide into usable energy such as methane... 22 hours
Daicel supplies free nanodiamond samples to international researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Daicel has started supplying eight different types of nanodiamond samples to international researchers. The ND samples are supplied to researchers in universities and research institutes free of charge to accelerate the development... 1 day
AI technology could hold key to improving health services
NEWS MEDICAL The need to embrace technology to radically improve how the NHS successfully delivers its services is behind a new partnership between the University of Essex and Provide CIC. 1 day
NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease
NEWS MEDICAL The Departments of Emergency Medicine and Hematology at the Icahn School of Medicine at... 1 day
American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials
NEWS MEDICAL The American College of Rheumatology today announced the receipt of two, two-year grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the... 1 day
Researchers transform research tool to study neuronal function
NEWS MEDICAL Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was... 1 day
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
PHYS.ORG In the half century since the birth of the women's movement in the West in the 1960s, support for gender equality has spread around the globe—but in uneven ways. A... 1 day
Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Polyploidal cancer cells--cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome--are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments... 1 day
New technology shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins
NEWS MEDICAL New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and cost-effective tool to hospitals... 1 day
UIC researchers receive NIH funding to develop a better way to regenerate bone or tissues
NEWS MEDICAL University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have received approximately $2 million in funding from the National Institutes of... 1 day
New method provides a 'big picture' of genetic influences on traits and diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a powerful method for characterizing the broad patterns of genetic contributions... 1 day
Neural stem cells are the key to tail regeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Cut off a salamander's tail and, in a few weeks, a near-perfect replacement grows. Do the same to a lizard and a new tail will regrow, but it won't be... 1 day
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launches new CAR-T therapy trial
NEWS MEDICAL University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launched a new clinical trial for CAR-T, joining a select group of hospitals offering the therapy and a smaller group of hospitals manufacturing... 1 day
OncoThira and NDSU enter into license agreement to develop, market cancer compounds
NEWS MEDICAL The NDSU Research Foundation and OncoThira have entered into a license agreement involving technology developed at North Dakota State University. 1 day
Study finds quality of doctor-patient discussions about lung cancer screening to be 'poor'
NEWS MEDICAL Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high... 1 day
AI platform identifies acute neurological illnesses faster than human diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans... 1 day
A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse -- and sought science afterward
SCIENCE DAILY The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report... 1 day
historic space weather could clarify what s next Historic Space Weather Could Clarify What’s Next
ASTRO WATCH Historic space weather may help us understand what’s coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick. Professor Sandra Chapman,... 2 days
New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample
PHYS.ORG New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and cost-effective tool... 2 days
New study reveals evidence of how Neolithic people adapted to climate change
PHYS.ORG Research led by the University of Bristol has uncovered evidence that early farmers were adapting to climate change 8,200 years ago. 2 days
When it comes to regrowing tails, neural stem cells are the key
PHYS.ORG Cut off a salamander's tail and, in a few weeks, a near-perfect replacement grows. Do the same to a lizard and a new tail... 2 days
A record number of Americans watched the 2017 solar eclipse—and sought science afterward
PHYS.ORG The 2017 total solar eclipse spurred a flurry of interest about solar eclipses, according to the final report of a survey led... 2 days
Adult-child conversations strengthen language regions of developing brain
SCIENCE DAILY Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain regions critical for language, according to a study of healthy young children that confirms... 2 days
Researchers make meth in their lab for drug-test device
PHYS.ORG A University of North Texas professor and one of his graduate students have spent the last nine years making meth, fentanyl and PCP in a lab. 2 days
University of Minnesota reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repair
PHYS.ORG University of Minnesota researchers have broken new ground in the rapidly advancing field of 3-D printing: Creating stem cell-infused scaffolds that could be implanted... 2 days
Are US cities getting more or less violent? New database offers mixed picture
PHYS.ORG Violence has fallen in nearly all major U.S. cities since 1991, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York University.... 2 days
Amazon is no longer a Seattle company. Here's what that will mean for future workers and its second headquarters
PHYS.ORG Amazon isn't just a Seattle company anymore, and a visit... 2 days
One out of two children not getting enough nutrients needed for their health
NEWS MEDICAL Amid the chaos of getting kids out the door in the morning and taming the hangry monsters that get off the bus... 2 days
When these flies want to sniff out food and mates, they wing it
PHYS.ORG Fruit flies don't appear to use their tiny, translucent wings for optimal flight, as one might expect. The speedy appendages seem to... 2 days
New genome analysis could identify people at higher risk of common deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School reports a new... 2 days
Study examines how a person adapts to visual field loss after stroke
NEWS MEDICAL A new University of Liverpool study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the factors that influence how a person adapts to visual field... 2 days
Long-term cannabinoid exposure impairs memory, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by Ana Sebastião, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes and Professor of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de Lisboa and her team in collaboration with researchers... 2 days
Video-based ethics program increases moral awareness, study finds
PHYS.ORG Ethics Unwrapped, a video-based behavioral ethics curriculum created at The University of Texas at Austin and adopted by educational institutions around the world, effectively increases student understanding of ethics and human behavior,... 2 days
New app for nature lovers helps create biodiversity network
PHYS.ORG A new University of Alberta app is encouraging Albertans to get back to nature and talk about it. 2 days
New mobile phone application enables early detection of cerebral ictus
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers of Valencia's Polytechnic University have designed a mobile phone application that enables the early detection of cerebral ictus. 2 days
Historic space weather may help understand what’s coming next
NEWS MEDICAL Historic space weather may help us understand what's coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick. 2 days
Researchers find link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Brighton and Sussex Medical School have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue. 2 days
Links between tax havens, deforestation and illegal fishing exposed
PHYS.ORG The release of the "Paradise Papers" and "Panama Papers" exposed how multinationals, politicians and the wealthy use offshore tax havens to conceal their wealth and money flows, and reduce their... 2 days
Young salmon may leap to 'oust the louse'
PHYS.ORG A study by Simon Fraser University aquatic ecologists Emma Atkinson and John Reynolds reveals that young salmon may jump out of water to remove sea lice. 2 days
Sea stars critical to kelp forest resilience
PHYS.ORG A study by Simon Fraser University resource and environmental management researcher Jenn Burt reveals that sunflower sea stars play a critical role in the resilience of B.C.'s kelp forests, which are among the most... 2 days
Researchers explore new 'smart' approach to metabolic engineering.
PHYS.ORG Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering have developed a new genetic "smart circuit" that could signal an important advance in the field of metabolic engineering. They outline their findings... 2 days
Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures. The collaboration includes researchers from Michigan... 2 days
Zapping a new approach to solar cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A simple and fast microwave experiment with the common chemical element phosphorus at Flinders University has opened the prospect of more affordable and effective super-thin solar cells. 2 days
How birds learn
PHYS.ORG Songbirds can acquire new abilities both through observation and through trial and error. However, skills acquired with the latter method are more easily adapted to new situations, as scientists at ETH and the University of Zurich have been able to... 2 days
Despite olympic gymnastics' woes, sport is mostly positive for teen girls
PHYS.ORG The sexual assault conviction of Larry Nassar, former doctor for the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team and Michigan State University, has renewed criticism of a culture... 2 days
Historic space weather could clarify what's next
PHYS.ORG Historic space weather may help us understand what's coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick. 2 days
Discovery could lead to new drugs against infection and inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by... 2 days
Grip strength of children predicts future cardiometabolic health
NEWS MEDICAL While other studies have shown that muscle weakness as measured by grip strength is a predictor of unhealthy outcomes -- including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, disability and even early mortality -- this... 2 days
Grip strength of children gives clues about their future health
SCIENCE DAILY Adolescents with a strong hand grip -- an indicator of overall muscle strength -- have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of... 2 days
Researchers develop high-tech tools to uncover genetic cause of childhood seizure disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Early childhood seizures result from a rare disease that begin in the first months of life. Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed... 2 days
Using tellurium nanoparticles to achieve plasmonic-like and all-dielectric properties when exposed to sunlight
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in China has created a material with dual solar properties by adding tellurium nanoparticles... 2 days
Robotic walking frame aims to help maintain mobility of older adults
NEWS MEDICAL A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay... 2 days
Researchers discover epigenetic mechanism underlying ischemic cardiomyopathy
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shed light on an epigenetic reprogramming mechanism that underlies the development of ischemic cardiomyopathy. 2 days
Indigenous Latino immigrants learn Spanish to help integrate, seek upward mobility
PHYS.ORG With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for... 2 days
NUS scientists develop new technology to customize optimal drug ‘cocktail’ for myeloma patients
NEWS MEDICAL A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an artificial intelligence technology platform that could potentially... 2 days
UA professor receives $2.5 million grant to improve speech assessments in bilingual Latino children
NEWS MEDICAL An associate professor at the University of Arizona has received a $2.5 million federal grant for research involving an issue... 2 days
Study shows link between use of benzodiazepines and increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs (Z drugs) is associated with a modestly increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a... 2 days
College students may experience pressures from secondary exposure to opioid abuse
NEWS MEDICAL About one in five college students reported in a survey that they knew someone who was addicted to pain medications, and nearly a third said they... 2 days
Adolescent health projects receive meager percentage of global funding, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Even though adolescents make up 26 percent of the population in developing countries, their health claimed a meager 1.6 percent of global development assistance between 2003... 2 days
NIH awards $6.5 million to establish multi-institution biomedical technology resource center
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institutes of Health have awarded $6.5 million to a consortium that includes the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School... 2 days
Genetically modified mosquitoes and special bed nets help tackle deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Imperial College’s South Kensington campus have successfully created genetically modified mosquitoes that would stop them from multiplying and spreading dreaded diseases such as... 2 days
Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study from the University of Washington School of Medicine there could be an association between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and three types of degenerative eye diseases. 2 days
Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom
Zapping a new approach to solar cells
What is causing Florida's algae crisis?
New cyberattacks against urban water services possible, warn researchers
Site-specific technology aids nematode control when cotton fields turn to soybeans
World's fastest creature may also be one of the smallest
Good news for fishermen—'browning' impacts fish less than expected
Teachers play a key role in helping students feel they 'belong' at school
Nanotube 'rebar' makes graphene twice as tough
Is positive education another fad? Perhaps, but it's supported by good research
Study expands what we know about natural, low-cost ways to remove pollutants from water
Why I use Harry Potter to teach a college course on child development