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Impairment of interneuron migration could lead to cortical malformation
NEWS MEDICAL A team from the University of Liège has discovered a new crosstalk between the migrating inhibitory interneurons and the stem cells that generate the excitatory neurons. 23 hours
Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering
PHYS.ORG Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida. 2 days
Researchers developing rapid saliva test to detect Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry, in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc., are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the... 2 days
UC Riverside researchers discover way to halt cancer metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at the University of California, Riverside has discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development... 2 days
New staining method helps analyze 3D tissue samples using Nano-CT system
NEWS MEDICAL To date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change - thanks to... 2 days
Study finds language, achievement benefits of universal early childhood education
SCIENCE DAILY A study of more than 60,000 children enrolled in Norway's universal early education system has found the program improves language skills and narrows achievement gaps. 2 days
Patients at risk of heart disease do not always understand genetic test results
NEWS MEDICAL University of Sydney researchers are raising concerns over the need for informed decision making for genetic testing after a study published today... 2 days
Rare immune cell may prove to be potent weapon in fighting against cancer
NEWS MEDICAL One of the rarest of immune cells, unknown to scientists a decade ago, might prove to be a potent weapon in stopping... 2 days
Respiratory disease patients with arthritis struggle to use complex inhalers
NEWS MEDICAL Respiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, University of Bath research has found. 2 days
Child’s snacking patterns could be linked to genetics, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Whether your child asks for crackers, cookies or veggies to snack on could be linked to genetics, according to new findings from the Guelph Family Health Study at... 2 days
More boys begin school a year late than girls, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is... 2 days
Fluoride does not have negative effect on intelligence
NEWS MEDICAL It is a well-known fact that fluoride is good for the teeth. Two researchers at Uppsala University show in a working paper from IFAU that a higher level of fluoride in the... 2 days
Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertips
PHYS.ORG Soil pathogen testing - critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive - will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists plant pathologists are sharing. 2 days
Scientists examine link between surface-water salinity, climate change
PHYS.ORG The interplay between surface-water salinity and climate change in Central New York is the subject of a recent paper by researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences. 2 days
Study: Pro-diversity policies make companies more innovative and profitable
PHYS.ORG While some may see corporate diversity initiatives as nothing more than glitzy marketing campaigns, a PSU business school professor's research shows that companies that hire a more diverse set of... 2 days
Early life exposure to green space could have beneficial effects on cognitive function
NEWS MEDICAL Primary schoolchildren who have been raised in homes surrounded by more greenspace tend to present with larger volumes of white and grey... 2 days
Combating sulphuric acid corrosion at wastewater plants
PHYS.ORG Writing in Water Research, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from microbial induced concrete corrosion. 2 days
Researchers discover new link between gut bacteria and obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both... 2 days
Study uncovers literacy challenge among teenagers due to lack of reading focus in secondary school
PHYS.ORG A UK-wide study of children's reading habits has found that Scottish secondary school pupils, like their peers in... 2 days
Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it
PHYS.ORG Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a... 2 days
How life online influences young people
PHYS.ORG Young people spend a lot of their time online. Even so, we still know very little about how this intensive use of social media influences their development. Brain researcher and Spinoza Prize winner Eveline Crone from... 2 days
Neuroscientists identify the smallest units that make up the vocalisation of marmoset monkeys
PHYS.ORG From short 'tsiks' and 'ekks' to drawn-out 'phees' – all the sounds produced by marmoset monkeys are made up of individual syllables... 2 days
Analytical methods help develop antidotes for cyanide, mustard gas
PHYS.ORG To develop antidotes for chemical agents, such as cyanide and mustard gas, scientists need analytical methods that track not only the level of exposure but also how the drug counteracts... 2 days
Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation have identified the mechanism by which a clinically relevant bacterium may gain antibiotic resistance,... 2 days
Seeing nanoscale details in mammalian cells
PHYS.ORG In 2014, W. E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for co-developing a way of imaging shapes inside cells at very high resolution, called super-resolution... 3 days
Do firehawks intentionally spread fire to aid in food collection?
PHYS.ORG "This is not a new discovery," said Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about the firehawks. 3 days
Researchers use plant fibres to develop green options for transport industry
PHYS.ORG University of Portsmouth researchers and teams from around the world are at the forefront of a drive to develop greener composite materials from agricultural waste to... 3 days
Assassin bug's venom system packs a deadly double
PHYS.ORG Venom researchers from The University of Queensland have uncovered a unique and complex venom system within the tiny assassin bug. 3 days
Researchers Discover ‘Insulin-Producing’ Viruses
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of scientists led by Harvard Medical School’s Joslin Diabetes Center has identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones. Reported in the Proceedings of the... 3 days
Atomically thin building blocks could make optoelectrical devices more efficient
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Purdue University have developed new heterostructures that could make optoelectrical devices, such as solar panels and sensors, more efficient. 3 days
Researchers validate several fluctuation theorems for first time
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Purdue University have performed the first experimental tests of several fundamental theorems in thermodynamics, verifying the relationship between them and providing a better understanding of how nanoparticles behave under fluctuation. 3 days
Portable biosensor warns of heart attack and stroke
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from National Tsing Hua University and National Cheng Kung University, both in Taiwan, has developed a low-cost, portable medical sensor package that has the potential to alert users... 3 days
Developing reliable quantum computers
PHYS.ORG Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems that even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on the algorithmic task, this could be an easy... 3 days
The stiffness of cell plasma membranes affects nanomedicine uptake
PHYS.ORG Nanomedicines need to be taken up by diseased cells in order to release their cargo. Cancer cells have altered membrane properties that hamper their ability to take up nanomedicines. A... 3 days
Sartorius’ second Research Xchange Forum spotlights regenerative medicine and cell therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Promoting interdisciplinary exchange between science and industry on the topics of regenerative medicine and cell therapy: this is the objective Sartorius will be pursuing by hosting... 3 days
High protein diet reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL A diet high in protein-rich foods such as meat and legumes reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research from Edith Cowan University has found. 3 days
New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples
PHYS.ORG To date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This could change, thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdisciplinary team... 3 days
New discovery could accelerate clinical translation of stem cell-based therapies
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at CU Anschutz has reported a more... 3 days
New study identifies mechanisms to lengthen egg viability in worms
NEWS MEDICAL Women have been told for years that if they don't have children before their mid-30s, they may not be able to. But a new study from Princeton University's... 3 days
In China's eSport schools students learn it pays to play
PHYS.ORG Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China it is mandatory, part of... 3 days
Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides
PHYS.ORG In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages. 3 days
Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, study says
NEWS MEDICAL Schizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study resulted from a partnership between the D'Or Institute for Research... 3 days
UT Dallas researchers use new technique to isolate cancer stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized... 3 days
Portable ultrasound can help better detect fluid in the lungs of patients with end-stage kidney disease
NEWS MEDICAL A portable ultrasound can help nephrologists better detect fluid in the lungs of patients with end-stage... 3 days
Researchers discover new regulator of the immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Academy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa's research group from Turku Centre for Biotechnology of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, Finland, has discovered a new regulator of the immune system, a key... 3 days
Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street
ABC NEWS Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying bad drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in... 3 days
magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole Magnetic Field Traces Gas and Dust Swirling Around Supermassive Black Hole
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas... 3 days
Iconic Arecibo radio telescope saved by university consortium
Science Magazine University of Central Florida agrees to find money needed to take over operations 3 days
Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species, study finds
PHYS.ORG The wetlands in and around Chicago are overwhelmingly invaded by non-native plants, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. The study, which pulls together species occurrence data... 3 days
Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel method
PHYS.ORG Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers—a significant step toward developing new... 3 days
Researchers show microscopic wood nanocrystals make concrete stronger
PHYS.ORG Purdue University researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be... 3 days
Study suggests evolutionary change in protein function respects biophysical principles
PHYS.ORG Some molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations, including Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, do not confine their research to understanding the... 3 days
Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets organised
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Remarkably, living cells are able to package a jumble of DNA over two meters in length into tidy, tiny chromosomes while preparing for cell... 3 days
Scientists verify theory of the role of the South Pacific in natural atmospheric CO2 fluctuations
PHYS.ORG A team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in... 3 days
University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review
ABC NEWS Puerto Rico's governor says experts at George Washington University will lead an in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory... 3 days
Scottish hospitals experience slower reductions in inpatient deaths
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of York have found that Scottish hospitals have experienced slower reductions in inpatient deaths than their English counterparts. 3 days
With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials
PHYS.ORG Using advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality. 3 days
Financial structure of early childhood education requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable for all families
PHYS.ORG High-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has... 3 days
Understanding the wetting of micro-textured surfaces can help give them new functionalities
PHYS.ORG The wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding of exactly how the sliding... 3 days
After shooting, ‘honor how kids want to deal with their feelings’
NEWS MEDICAL With so much coverage of last week's grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling to cope. 3 days
Study: Asian Elephants Have Complex Personalities
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and the University of Turku, Finland, has investigated the personality structure of Asian elephants... 3 days
New insight into how magma feeds volcanic eruptions
PHYS.ORG A novel research study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has provided new insights into how molten rock (magma) moves through the Earth's crust to feed volcanic eruptions. 3 days
Study shows that two different brain systems cooperate during learning
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by Brown University researchers shows that two different brain systems work cooperatively as people learn. 3 days
Carbon monoxide enhances efficacy of antibiotic against stomach infection
NEWS MEDICAL Carbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics, making bacteria more sensitive to antibiotic medication, according to a study led by Georgia State University. 3 days
Beetroot may reduce kidney failure risk after heart x-ray, research reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Beetroot may reduce the risk of kidney failure in patients having a heart x-ray, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London. 3 days
Rainfall's natural variation hides climate change signal
PHYS.ORG New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science suggests natural rainfall variation is so great that it could take a human lifetime for significant climate... 3 days
Blowing in the wind—picking apart the plastic problem
PHYS.ORG My son sent me a text this morning from the school bus. "Mum" he said "there's litter everywhere." Of course, he knows my interest in such things… 3 days
German universities likely to benefit from Brexit, report suggests
PHYS.ORG A new report suggests that while UK universities are likely to suffer because of Brexit, German universities may reap the benefits. 3 days
Researchers develop process producing cell-sized lipid vesicles for cell-cell synaptic therapies
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at the University of California in Irvine, California has demonstrated a novel process to produce cell-sized lipid vesicles (CLVs) from microfluidically generated... 3 days
Bridging the gap between weather and climate
PHYS.ORG Andrew Robertson is a Senior Research Scientist and head of the Climate Group at Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). He works on seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasts, with the goal... 3 days
New weakness discovered in sleeping sickness pathogen
PHYS.ORG Trypanosomes are single-celled parasites that cause diseases such as human African sleeping sickness and Nagana in animals. But they are also used in basic research as a model system to study fundamental biological questions.... 3 days
American Football players face risk of future sleep breathing issues, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL The forthcoming study in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation reveals that college football players undergo sleep apnea–a serious breathing problem during sleep often found... 3 days
Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo
PHYS.ORG In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region. 3 days
Nanostructured thin-films that can bend light by large angles could be a replacement for bulky glass optical components
PHYS.ORG Surfaces that efficiently redirect the propagation of light have been developed by... 3 days
Researchers optimise broad beans for bees
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Cambridge have been taking part in an experiment to optimise broad beans to increase bee visitation rates; and their findings could benefit both the beans... 3 days
New studies help researchers evaluate, improve genome engineering in bacteria
PHYS.ORG Researchers in the lab of geneticist George Church at Harvard Medical School have made two new advances in their ongoing efforts to safely and precisely expand the genetic... 3 days
A statistical look at the probability of future major wars
PHYS.ORG Aaron Clauset, an assistant professor and computer scientist at the University of Colorado, has taken a calculating look at the likelihood of a major war breaking out in... 3 days
Squid skin could be the solution to camouflage material
PHYS.ORG Cephalopods—which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish—are masters of disguise. They can camouflage to precisely match their surroundings in a matter of seconds, and no scientist has quite been able to... 3 days
Genetic tools complement the visual identification of endangered fish
PHYS.ORG Genetic tools can be a powerful complement to visual identification of endangered fish, indicates a study from the University of California, Davis. 4 days
The cryo-electron microscopy structure of huntingtin
PHYS.ORG Mutations on a single gene, the huntingtin gene, are the cause of Huntington's disease. They lead to an incorrect form of the correspondent protein. With the help of cryo-electron microscopy researchers from the Max Planck Institute... 4 days
A global view of species diversity in high elevations, via mountain birds
PHYS.ORG A new look at mountain birds is helping Yale University researchers test long-held assumptions about species richness in high elevations. 4 days
The 'Holy Grail' of peptide chemistry: Making peptide active agents available orally
PHYS.ORG Peptides, short amino acid chains that control many functions in the human body, represent a billion-dollar market. But normally, peptide-based medications must be injected.... 4 days
Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humans
PHYS.ORG Researchers of the University of Turku, Finland, have studied a timber elephant population in Myanmar and discovered that Asian elephant personality manifests through three factors. The personality factors identified by... 4 days
How bacteria manipulate plants
PHYS.ORG Attack at the protein front: Xanthomonas bacteria causes disease in tomato and pepper plants and injects harmful proteins into plant cells. Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Bonn, the University of Freiburg and the Leibniz Institute... 4 days
Bacteria produce more substances than hitherto assumed
PHYS.ORG Streptomyces chartreusis is an antibiotic-producing bacterium that releases more metabolites into the surrounding medium than scientists previously assumed based on genomic analysis. Many of the substances are likely released to mediate interactions with its... 4 days
Tomatoes of the same quality as normal, but using only half the water
PHYS.ORG Experts from the University of Seville have published a study showing that reducing the water used to irrigate cherry tomato crops by... 4 days
Postnova AF2000 system offers reliable characterization of trace metal colloid distribution in the environment
NEWS MEDICAL Postnova Analytics reports on how the SWAMP ultra-clean research facility at the University of Alberta has been using the AF2000... 4 days
NIGHTSEA and EMS team up to offer KEY Award in fluorescence stereo microscopy
NEWS MEDICAL Fluorescence microscopy has become a valuable tool for imaging in research, education, and for trouble-shooting in industry. Its applications have spread across... 4 days
First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey
PHYS.ORG Microplastics can transfer up the food chain from fish to top predators, such as seals, reveals new research by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), University of Exeter and the... 4 days
Social media and internet not cause of political polarization, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG The argument against echo chambers is well documented: helped by social media algorithms, we are increasingly choosing to interact in safe spaces, with people... 4 days
Scientists find significant amounts of toxic metals in e-cigarette vapors
NEWS MEDICAL Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists... 4 days
Aggressive cancer stem cells can now be isolated successfully in a scientific breakthrough
NEWS MEDICAL University of Texas at Dallas researchers have managed to formulate a new technique by which they can isolate aggressive cells which can... 4 days
First African child vaccinated with new typhoid conjugate vaccine
NEWS MEDICAL Today the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development is proud to be part of vaccine history in Africa. 4 days
Study shows effects of emotions on children's eating habits
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Texas at Dallas psychologist has examined the preconceptions about the effects of emotions on children's eating habits, creating the framework for future studies of how dietary patterns... 4 days
Neuroscientists discover novel mechanism of action behind schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of researchers led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientist has uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in... 4 days
Pioneering study may pave way for effective painkillers to treat neuropathic pain
NEWS MEDICAL A pioneering international study, carried out by the University of Granada, Harvard University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Florida, Laval... 4 days
1950s Lessons in Germ-Fighting from a Giant Bar of Talking Soap
HISTORY Although soap was invented thousands of years ago, health educators in the 1950s were still trying to find creative ways to get kids to actually use... 4 days
astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected Astronomers Reveal Secrets of Most Distant Supernova Ever Detected
ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has confirmed the discovery of the... 4 days
New tool tells bioengineers when to build microbial teams
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Duke University have created a framework for helping bioengineers determine when to use multiple lines of cells to manufacture a product. The work could help a variety of... 4 days
Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets organised
Robotic crystals that walk n' roll
Unique chemistry—which one day might help fight serious disease—found in the New Zealand glowworm
Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease
Police in schools—helpful or harmful? It depends on the model
What do you get when you cross an airplane with a submarine?
3-D NASA animation displays a surface pit eroded by stars in the Orion nebula
The 'Super-Ranger' badgers that may hold the key to limiting the spread of bovine TB
New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones
Researchers turn fashion waste into multifunctional material
Scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard