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Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
SCIENCE DAILY Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their... 11 hours
Fruit flies journey to International Space Station to study effects of zero gravity on the heart
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have announced that six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International... 12 hours
Preliminary: BRCA variations may work alongside COMT variation to reduce breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers find through looking at genetic data sets of presumed cancer-free women who carry BRCA 1/2 variants, the co-occurrence of a rare COMT genetic... 12 hours
A flip switch for binge-eating?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. 12 hours
Two genetic variants in bicuspid aortic valve development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report a key protein is affected during heart valve formation, in the first genome-wide study of bicuspid aortic valve. 12 hours
Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing
SCIENCE DAILY A study shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit,... 12 hours
Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape of microscopic samples having complex shapes. 12 hours
Summer rainfall in vulnerable African region can be predicted
SCIENCE DAILY Summer rainfall in one of the world's most drought-prone regions can now be predicted months or years in advance, climate scientists say. 12 hours
CRKL in 22q11.2; a key gene that contributes to common birth defects
SCIENCE DAILY The research findings imply that patients with genitourinary birth defects due to 22q11.2 changes in gene dosage should also be evaluated for other potential... 12 hours
Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
SCIENCE DAILY Research shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. 12 hours
Increased leaf abundance is a double-edged sword
SCIENCE DAILY A new global assessment reveals that increases in leaf abundance are causing boreal areas to warm and arid regions to cool. The results suggest that recent changes in global vegetation have had impacts on... 12 hours
Balancing rights and responsibilities in insurers' access to genetic test results
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have compared the regulation of life insurers' use of genetic information in the UK, Canada, and Australia. 12 hours
Sweetening connection between cancer and sugar
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet tooth than others. 12 hours
The perils of publishing location data for endangered species
SCIENCE DAILY While the increasing accessibility of data from scientific studies creates many benefits -- and represents a process that should be broadly embraced -- in the context of conserving endangered species... 12 hours
Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. Researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive malignant... 12 hours
Infections, other factors raise risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia
SCIENCE DAILY Infections, chronic high blood pressure and bleeding or clotting disorders increase the risk of pregnancy-related stroke in women with preeclampsia. Although pregnancy-related stroke is... 12 hours
'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite impact sites. The end goal? To understand when impacts ended and life began. 12 hours
Conch shells may inspire better helmets, body armor
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used for body armor and helmets. 12 hours
Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism
SCIENCE DAILY In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder... 12 hours
New cellular target may put the brakes on cancer's ability to spread
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a biochemical signaling process that causes densely packed cancer cells to break away from a tumor and spread the disease elsewhere... 12 hours
Resetting balance in reward centers may help treat alcohol addiction
SCIENCE DAILY The human brain functions on a delicate balance of reinforcing positive behaviors and suppressing negative ones, which takes place in the dorsal striatum, a brain region critical for... 12 hours
Dog skull study reveals genetic changes linked to face shape
SCIENCE DAILY A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs. 14 hours
'Authentic' teachers are better at engaging with their students
SCIENCE DAILY Teachers who have an authentic teaching style are more positively received by their students, according to new research. 18 hours
Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known... 18 hours
DNA ladders: Inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research
SCIENCE DAILY New license-free tools will allow researchers to estimate the size of DNA fragments for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods. The tools, called a DNA ladders, can gauge DNA... 18 hours
Knowledge gap on the origin of sex
SCIENCE DAILY There are significant gaps in our knowledge on the evolution of sex, according to a research review on sex chromosomes. Even after more than a century of study, researchers do not know enough about... 18 hours
Diesel pollution linked to heart damage
SCIENCE DAILY Diesel pollution is linked with heart damage, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017. 18 hours
Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection
SCIENCE DAILY Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher... 18 hours
The 'ideal' teacher? It's all in your mind
SCIENCE DAILY A study leverages the unvarnished opinions of Redditors to further our understanding of what makes a good educator. 1 day
Tiny shells indicate big changes to global carbon cycle
SCIENCE DAILY Experiments with tiny, shelled organisms in the ocean suggest big changes to the global carbon cycle are underway, according to a new study. 1 day
Genetic risk factor for equine eye cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY A genetic mutation in horses has been identified that should help identify horses that are at risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the eye and enable horse owners to make informed breeding... 1 day
Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private lands
SCIENCE DAILY A new study examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others... 1 day
Safe space for illegal drug consumption in Baltimore would save $6 million a year
SCIENCE DAILY $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single 'safe consumption' space... 1 day
Fathers' brains respond differently to daughters than sons
SCIENCE DAILY Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters' needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of... 1 day
Change at work linked to employee stress, distrust and intent to quit, new survey finds
SCIENCE DAILY At a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change... 1 day
Changing climate could have devastating impact on forest carbon storage
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists have shown what could be a startling drop in the amount of carbon stored in the Sierra Nevada mountains due to projected climate change and wildfire events. 1 day
IVF babies do not have lower cognitive skills than naturally conceived children
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers analysed data of hundreds of UK children who had been born through IVF or ICSI (when the man has a low sperm count),... 1 day
Extreme Jupiter weather and magnetic fields
SCIENCE DAILY New observations about the extreme conditions of Jupiter's weather and magnetic fields by astronomers have contributed to the revelations and insights coming from the first close passes of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission. 1 day
Ancient genetic markers in sockeye salmon can help manage healthier fish stocks
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study identifies new genetic markers in sockeye salmon that can help improve management of fish populations. 1 day
Predicting threats to rainforests: New approach
SCIENCE DAILY A new study highlights novel approaches to tackling deforestation. The team focused their research on Borneo, an island that has lost a staggering 30 percent of its forest since the 1970s and is among the most... 1 day
'Drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone
SCIENCE DAILY By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays. 1 day
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SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Both the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old. Yet, with practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months... 1 day
Multiscale modeling reveals key events during early atherosclerotic plaque development
SCIENCE DAILY A new computational modeling technique could indicate when atherosclerotic plaques will likely undergo rapid growth, reports a new study. 2 days
Viral protein may help chickenpox virus spread within the body
SCIENCE DAILY The virus that causes chickenpox -- varicella zoster virus (VZV) -- possesses a protein that could enhance its ability to hijack white blood cells and spread throughout the... 2 days
Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foraging
SCIENCE DAILY Mountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct genetic variations compared to their savannah relatives that likely help them to survive at high altitudes, report researchers. 2 days
A new way to slow cancer cell growth
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell... 2 days
The big star that couldn't become a supernova
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang. 2 days
US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster
SCIENCE DAILY The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste fires at dozens of reactor sites around... 2 days
Why the Sumatra earthquake was so severe
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on Dec. 26, 2004. 2 days
Magnetic switch turns strange quantum property on and off
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals... 2 days
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