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Child obesity '35-40 percent' inherited from parents
SCIENCE DAILY Around 35-40 percent of a child's BMI -- how fat or thin they are -- is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. 7 hours
Long-term heavy drinking may age arteries over time
SCIENCE DAILY Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, compared to consistently moderate drinkers. 7 hours
Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change
SCIENCE DAILY As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease. Because the selenium content of crops may also be reduced, the risk of selenium deficiency could be increased... 9 hours
Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve
SCIENCE DAILY Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest sanctuaries have declined between 78% and 81% because of poaching, a new study finds. More than 25,000 elephants in... 9 hours
Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy foods
SCIENCE DAILY If you know healthy eating is important for your kids, but you also feel like it's... 14 hours
Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain
SCIENCE DAILY Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects. A novel substance inhibits the... 14 hours
Those who help each other can invade harsher environments
SCIENCE DAILY Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the other... 14 hours
Metabolism drives growth, division of cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY The metabolic state of tumor cells contributes to signals that control the proliferation of tumor cells. In the 1920s, scientists observed that tumor cells radically change their metabolism. This process was termed "Warburg Effect",... 14 hours
Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy
SCIENCE DAILY If you know healthy eating is important for your kids, but you also feel like it's easier said... 14 hours
Tick 'cement' as a potential bioadhesive for human tissue
SCIENCE DAILY Ticks are well known for their ability to anchor themselves firmly to the skin, so that they can suck blood for several days. This anchoring mechanism is so effective because... 14 hours
Study shows strong long-term survival rates for patients with GIST
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly one in four patients with incurable gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) treated with Gleevec will survive 10 years, a new report outlines. 18 hours
More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study... 18 hours
'Tully monster' mystery is far from solved, group argues
SCIENCE DAILY Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The 'Tully monster,' an ancient animal... 19 hours
Basking sharks seek out winter sun
SCIENCE DAILY The winter habits of Britain's basking sharks have been revealed for the first time. Scientists have discovered some spend their winters off Portugal and North Africa, some head to the Bay of Biscay and others choose... 19 hours
Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, survey finds
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study finds. 19 hours
Unsung hero of science: Assessment
SCIENCE DAILY Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and society. 20 hours
Historic detection of gravitational waves
SCIENCE DAILY A scientist who has been involved with nearly every aspect of the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), will give a talk about the project's historic detection of gravitational waves. 1 day
How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines
SCIENCE DAILY Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than... 1 day
Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus
SCIENCE DAILY Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from... 1 day
Using statistics ethically to combat 'a scientific credibility crisis'
SCIENCE DAILY Can statistics increase the value of science to society? 1 day
Mapping a path to better oral health
SCIENCE DAILY Dentists aren't the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; our friends and family play a big role, too. 1 day
Bee decline threatens US crop production
SCIENCE DAILY The first-ever study to map US wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands. 1 day
Tool for a cleaner Long Island Sound
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists have pinpointed sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate it. 1 day
Repetitive head injuries may not cause movement problems for former NFL players
SCIENCE DAILY Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary study. 1 day
Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other pandemics
SCIENCE DAILY A new biological-behavioral-operational computer model could help policy makers choose the best intervention strategies to rapidly contain an infectious disease outbreak. The model is based on the dynamics of disease... 1 day
ICU care for COPD, heart failure and heart attack may not be better
SCIENCE DAILY Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or... 2 days
Quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have just completed a multiyear study to identify the 'best' candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest impact on the climate. 2 days
Peer milk-sharing participants generally keep it clean
SCIENCE DAILY Mothers who want the benefits of breast milk for their babies but can't produce the substance often turn to milk-sharing networks. A new study has found that although not a recommended practice, those who... 2 days
Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
SCIENCE DAILY Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has found. 2 days
Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
SCIENCE DAILY Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research... 2 days
Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients
SCIENCE DAILY Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory... 2 days
There and back again: Catalyst mediates energy-efficient proton transport for reversibility
SCIENCE DAILY A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have found. 2 days
Micro-RNA may amplify effectiveness of sorafenib in difficult liver cancer cases
SCIENCE DAILY Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its effectiveness. 2 days
Designing new materials from 'small' data
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a novel workflow combining machine learning and density functional theory calculations to create design guidelines for new materials that exhibit useful electronic properties, such as ferroelectricity and piezoelectricity. 2 days
Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified
SCIENCE DAILY Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery. 2 days
Speciation is not all about good looks: For stick insects, the right partner should smell good too
SCIENCE DAILY An attractive scent is just as important as good looks when it comes to... 2 days
Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds
SCIENCE DAILY Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. The advance -- using gene-editing techniques --... 2 days
Efficient power converter for internet of things
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have presented a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a 200,000-fold increase in current levels. 2 days
Using historical herbarium specimens to track heavy metal pollution in the eastern United States
SCIENCE DAILY Plant specimens stored in herbaria are being used to explore important ecological questions. Researchers have now shown the effectiveness of... 2 days
Developing a catalytic conveyor belt
SCIENCE DAILY Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow within microfluidic devices. 2 days
System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
SCIENCE DAILY A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems. 2 days
Digital fabrication in architecture
SCIENCE DAILY Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration... 2 days
It's more than just climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Accurately modeling climate change and interactive human factors -- including inequality, consumption, and population -- is essential for the effective science-based policies and measures needed to benefit and sustain current and future generations. A recent study... 2 days
Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements
SCIENCE DAILY Animal scientist say that gene editing -- following in the footsteps of traditional breeding -- has tremendous potential to boost the sustainability of livestock production, while also enhancing food-animal health and welfare. 2 days
Powerful optical imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global... 2 days
Hubble spotlights a celestial sidekick
SCIENCE DAILY Technically, this picture is merely a sidekick of the actual object of interest -- but space is bursting with activity, and this field of bright celestial bodies offers plenty of interest on its own. 2 days
How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The... 2 days
How much biomass grows in the savannah?
SCIENCE DAILY The ability of the savannahs to store the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is ultimately determined by the amount of aboveground woody biomass. So far, though, it has been difficult to measure this important indicator,... 3 days
Modifying fat content in soybean oil with the molecular scissors Cpf1
SCIENCE DAILY Successful inactivation of two genes in soybean using CRISPR-Cpf1. 3 days
Decline of grass threatens world's most endangered antelope
SCIENCE DAILY Overgrazing, loss of elephants from poaching and lack of fires have taken away food supplies for hirola -- a large antelope that specializes on grass. 3 days
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