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Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study shows. 13 hours
Zombie gene protects against cancer -- in elephants
SCIENCE DAILY LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage. 13 hours
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
SCIENCE DAILY In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote... 15 hours
Can radar replace stethoscopes?
SCIENCE DAILY Electronic engineers have developed a procedure for reliably detecting and diagnosing heart sounds using radar. In future, mobile radar devices could replace conventional stethoscopes and permanent touch-free monitoring of patients' vital functions could be possible using stationary radar devices. 15 hours
Inching closer to a soft spot in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers comparing clonal strains of the mycobacteria that cause TB, before and after they developed resistance to a first-line drug, found that a single genetic change may not always have... 15 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
SCIENCE DAILY An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 15 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection. 15 hours
Effectively expressing empathy to improve ICU care
SCIENCE DAILY Physicians express empathy frequently to families in the pediatric intensive care unit, but more than one-third of empathetic statements are buried by medical jargon that reduces their effectiveness. 15 hours
Scientists propose a new lead for Alzheimer's research
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have suggested a potential link between iron in our cells and the rare gene mutations that cause Alzheimer's disease, which could provide new avenues for future research. 15 hours
Trees and climate change: Faster growth, lighter wood
SCIENCE DAILY Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change. This sounds like good news. After all, this means that trees are storing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in their wood and... 15 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
Ecology of investors in financial markets
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers studied the similarity of investment decisions in the financial market and how the investment strategies used by the investors influence the volatility of the markets by using an exceptionally large set of empirical data. The... 15 hours
Deaths from resident-to-resident incidents in dementia offers insights to inform policy
SCIENCE DAILY Analyzing the incidents between residents in dementia in long-term care homes may hold the key to reducing future fatalities among this vulnerable population, according to a... 15 hours
Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity
SCIENCE DAILY A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter. 15 hours
Weight loss: Surprising scale of health benefits for biggest losers
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research. 15 hours
Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have been playing with pure carbon compounds for centuries, starting with diamond and graphite and now with fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene. One type of 3D geometry has been missing, however: a negatively curved... 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
Diving robots find Antarctic winter seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide
SCIENCE DAILY A new study uses data gathered by floating drones in the Southern Ocean over past winters to learn how much carbon dioxide is transferred... 16 hours
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
SCIENCE DAILY Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches,... 16 hours
Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes. 16 hours
Natural refrigerant replacements could reduce energy costs and conserve the environment
SCIENCE DAILY The 1987 Montreal Protocol and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol called for countries around the world to phase out substances that deplete the ozone layer, but many... 16 hours
Unraveling the nature of 'whistlers' from space in the lab
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have presented research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as 'whistlers' -- very low frequency packets of radio waves that race along magnetic field lines. The study... 16 hours
How MERS Coronavirus evolves to infect different species
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same. 17 hours
Potential guidance for gastric cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads. Also known as tumor mutation burdens, measurement of high genetic mutation rates among... 17 hours
Security gaps identified in Internet protocol 'IPsec'
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated that the Internet protocol 'IPsec' is vulnerable to attacks. The Internet Key Exchange protocol 'IKEv1', which is part of the protocol family, has vulnerabilities that enable potential attackers to interfere with... 17 hours
Effects of climate warming seen in tallgrass prairie ecosystem
SCIENCE DAILY Ecologists have completed a new study on the effects of climate warming on soil microbes in a long-term climate change experiment at a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. The new study shows... 17 hours
Models give synthetic biologists a head start
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed mathematical models to predict the performance of multi-input synthetic biological circuits that can be used to engineer bacteria and other organisms to regulate cellular systems or perform functions they wouldn't in... 17 hours
Medicaid expansion states see rise in coverage for low income adults with substance use disorders
SCIENCE DAILY The percentage of low-income Americans with substance use disorders who were uninsured declined more sharply in states that... 17 hours
New approach to treating chronic itch
SCIENCE DAILY Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs they successfully alleviated different forms of acute... 17 hours
Drug repurposing study sheds light on heart disease risk
SCIENCE DAILY A team led by researchers has developed a computational technique to reveal the unknown side effects -- both good and bad -- of hundreds of drugs. That knowledge could help... 17 hours
How hot is Schrödinger's coffee?
SCIENCE DAILY A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered. 19 hours
Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have successfully combined photoswitchable molecular lattices with layered materials to create new high-performance devices that show macroscopic responses to light. 19 hours
Glacier depth affects plankton blooms off Greenland
SCIENCE DAILY The unusual timing of highly-productive summer plankton blooms off Greenland indicates a connection between increasing amounts of meltwater and nutrients in these coastal waters. Researchers now show that this connection exists, but is much... 19 hours
Fishing quotas upended by nuclear DNA analysis
SCIENCE DAILY Fishing quotas have been decided using an inadequate method for decades, according to a new study. The same method has also been used to decide about culling, hunting quotas, or translocating threatened species. Analyzing... 19 hours
Severe declines of mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors
SCIENCE DAILY Mountain hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one per cent of their initial levels, according to a long-term scientific study. 19 hours
Tiny helpers that clean cells
SCIENCE DAILY New results show which proteins assist the natural recycling process in the body. 19 hours
Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light
SCIENCE DAILY Hundreds of polymers -- which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways -- can be produced and tested using light, using a new method. 19 hours
Stress hormone is key factor in failure of immune system to prevent leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold. 19 hours
Wage gap between hospital executives and doctors is widening, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Over the past decade, salaries for hospital CEOs have risen much faster than for surgeons, physicians, and nurses, reports a new study. 19 hours
Artificial placenta created in the laboratory
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have now produced an artificial placenta model that very closely resembles the natural organ. Using a specially developed femtosecond laser-based 3D printing process, it is possible to produce customized hydrogel membranes directly within microfluidic chips,... 19 hours
Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking
SCIENCE DAILY A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. 19 hours
Illinois' imperiled eastern massasauga rattlesnakes retain genetic diversity
SCIENCE DAILY A long-term study of eastern massasauga rattlesnakes in Illinois reveals that -- despite their alarming decline in numbers -- the few remaining populations have retained a surprising amount of genetic diversity. 20 hours
One antiplatelet drug after heart valve replacement
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A new study has found that a single antiplatelet... 20 hours
'Alarming' diabetes epidemic in Guatemala tied to aging, not obesity
SCIENCE DAILY 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... 20 hours
Study identifies distinct origin of ADHD in children with history of brain injury
SCIENCE DAILY Physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder. 20 hours
Babies in strollers can be exposed to more than twice as much pollution than adults
SCIENCE DAILY Babies in strollers or prams can be exposed to up to 60 percent more pollution than their parents,... 20 hours
Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers
SCIENCE DAILY A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely... 20 hours
Cetuximab+RT found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy... 20 hours
Why do women get more migraines?
SCIENCE DAILY Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that control responses to migraine triggers, offering a... 22 hours
Remifentanil during labor could halve the number of women needing an epidural
SCIENCE DAILY Half as many women in labor who were given a drug called remifentanil to help manage their pain needed a subsequent epidural, compared to... 22 hours
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone
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Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions
NASA's IMERG estimates heavy rainfall over the eastern US
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