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Honesty may not be the best policy for hospital safety grades, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that a well-known hospital grading system may put too much weight on the wrong things. The grades are... 31 minutes
Using Latin to analyze other languages
SCIENCE DAILY A researcher has figured out why Latin still turned up in many documents in the 17th to 19th centuries, even though it had not been a spoken language for a long time. During that period, Latin... 31 minutes
Interferon-beta producing stem cell-derived immune cell therapy on liver cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived myeloid cells (iPS-ML) that produce the anti-tumor protein interferon-beta (IFN-beta) have been produced and analyzed. Using human iPS-ML in a mouse model, they... 33 minutes
Evaluation between maternal mental health and discharge readiness
SCIENCE DAILY Mothers with a history of mental health disorders feel less ready for discharge from the NICU than with mothers without a mental health history, new research indicates. 33 minutes
Neurological diseases cost the US Nearly $800 billion per year
SCIENCE DAILY A new article reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation. 33 minutes
About time! Predicting midge seasonality key to reducing livestock diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists have completed a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK... 33 minutes
Video games influence sexist attitudes
SCIENCE DAILY The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more... 33 minutes
Mustard seeds without mustard flavor
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that is much more resistant to heat, drought and diseases than oilseed rape. 57 minutes
Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies
SCIENCE DAILY For patients with difficult-to-treat cancers, doctors increasingly rely on genomic testing of tumors to identify errors in the DNA that indicate a tumor can be targeted by existing therapies. But... 1 hour
Researchers turn urine into research tools
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a breakthrough technique to harvest cells directly from urine, and grow them into durable, clinically relevant stem cells to study Down syndrome. 1 hour
Secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier
SCIENCE DAILY Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials. 1 hour
Scientist pioneers new technology, maps giant virus
SCIENCE DAILY In an American laboratory, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus -- one of the world's largest viruses. 1 hour
Psychological interventions to cut traumatic memories: Tetris or Candy Crush?
SCIENCE DAILY The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event... 1 hour
How does oxygen get into a fuel cell?
SCIENCE DAILY In order for a fuel cell to work, it needs an oxidizing agent. Scientists have now found a way to explain why oxygen does not always enter fuel cells effectively, rendering them... 1 hour
Dementia: The right to rehabilitation
SCIENCE DAILY Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert. 1 hour
Secret of nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to nanomaterials. 1 hour
New type of sensor material developed
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with future rewritable... 1 hour
Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists observe the real-time ultrafast bonding of lithium ions with the solvents, in the same process that happens during charging and discharging of lithium batteries, and conclude that a new... 1 hour
Why does the same exercise exert effects on individuals differently?
SCIENCE DAILY Selenoprotein P, a kind of hepatokine hormone secreted from the liver, has been found, through experiments with cultured muscle cells and mice and through clinical studies, to cause... 1 hour
New insight into superfluids reveals a storm at the surface
SCIENCE DAILY Superfluid helium has a boundary layer, turning a century of understanding on its head, mathematicians have shown for the first time. 1 hour
Living 'flying syringes' could detect emerging infectious diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Blood-sucking flies can act as 'flying syringes' to detect emerging infectious diseases in wild animals before they spread to humans, according to new research. 1 hour
Biomechanical analysis of head injury in pediatric patients
SCIENCE DAILY The biomechanics of head injury in youths (5 to 18 years of age) have been poorly understood. A new study set out to determine what biomechanical characteristics predispose youths with concussions to... 1 hour
p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 1 hour
Study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students
SCIENCE DAILY A majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course, researchers have found. Their report... 1 hour
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
SCIENCE DAILY Reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields in California's Sacramento Valley threatens a key stopover site for migratory shorebirds, a new study shows. Landsat satellite images reveal that flooded habitat is most limited... 1 hour
Zika hot spots in the US predicted
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers predicted the places in the continental US where Zika is most likely to be transmitted are along the Mississippi delta and southern states extending northward along the Atlantic coast and in southern California. 2 hours
Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these... 2 hours
When writing interferes with hearing
SCIENCE DAILY A cochlear implant is an electronic device capable of restoring hearing in a profoundly deaf person by stimulating the nerve endings in the inner ear. However, results can be extremely variable. Using brain imaging techniques, a neuroscientist and... 2 hours
Chemists create microscopic environment to study cancer cell growth
SCIENCE DAILY According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2017. Now a new study may... 2 hours
Asian dust providing key nutrients for California's giant sequoias
SCIENCE DAILY Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought for plants, including giant sequoias, in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, a team... 2 hours
Protein that regulates brain cell connections could be new target for treating Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients... 2 hours
Chlamydia: How bacteria take over control
SCIENCE DAILY To survive in human cells, chlamydiae have a lot of tricks in store. Researchers have now discovered that the bacterial pathogens also manipulate the cells' energy suppliers in the process. 2 hours
Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers
SCIENCE DAILY Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, finds a new study. Delaying school start times... 2 hours
Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and sol-gel chemistry allows... 2 hours
Cortisol excess hits natural DNA process and mental health hard
SCIENCE DAILY High concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a... 2 hours
Cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound... 2 hours
New 5G transmitter 20 times more efficient than the previous ones
SCIENCE DAILY The new 5G radio transmitter is designed for the small fifth generation base stations. In the future, the coverage of a single base station has to... 2 hours
Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns
SCIENCE DAILY A new interface control technique for block co-polymer self-assembly could provide long-sought method for making even tinier patterns on microchips with lines... 2 hours
Graphene-based neural probes probe brain activity in high resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Graphene-based transistors enable a flexible neural probe with excellent signal-to-noise ratio. Such probes are useful for examining neural activity for understanding diseases, as well as in neuroprosthetics for control of... 2 hours
Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher... 2 hours
New tool allows analysis of single-cell RNA data in pre-malignant tumours
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new analysis tool that showed, for the first time, which genes were expressed by individual cells in different genetic versions of a... 2 hours
Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic trawl through the DNA of almost 100,000 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic... 2 hours
Nanocages dramatically facilitate structure formation of biomolecules
SCIENCE DAILY Nano-size space help faster folding of molecules and stabilize the structure, which regulates enzyme reactions. 2 hours
'Medicinal food' diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found -- for the first time -- that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial effect on the immune... 3 hours
The first crowdfunded study in Japan: Micro X-ray observation of a fleshy brittle star
SCIENCE DAILY Not only have scientists from Japan performed the first non-destructive morphological observations on the fleshy brittle star, Asteronyx loveni, using... 3 hours
Of Star Trek, Mark Twain and helmets: 15 new species of wasps with curious names
SCIENCE DAILY Fifteen new species of parasitic wasps have been described from the Neotropics. Apart from being quite distinct with... 3 hours
Addressing the threat of Zika virus to US blood supply
SCIENCE DAILY Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus, investigators have shown. 3 hours
Patients face rising costs for epipen allergy drug
SCIENCE DAILY Commercially insured patients who use the life-saving epinephrine autoinjector known as 'EpiPen' have experienced skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs since 2007, according to research. 3 hours
Rocks that tell our industrial history
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have published a study in which they analyze beachrocks, cemented sand formations that have industrial waste, produced as a result of metallurgical activities, trapped inside them. These strange rocks bear witness to the impact of... 3 hours
Artificial materials created atom-by-atom
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a sample bring... 3 hours
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