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Medical News Today: A regular 'proper workout' may stall Parkinson's symptoms
MNT Results of a phase II clinical trial suggest that high-intensity exercise may help to delay the progression of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. 32 minutes
New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers
PHYS.ORG In a major step toward making a quantum computer using everyday materials, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has constructed a key piece of silicon hardware capable of... 2 hours
High-intensity exercise decreases worsening of motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients
NEWS MEDICAL High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson's disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial... 2 hours
Study finds rural-urban disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment among seniors
NEWS MEDICAL Americans who live in urban areas tend to be healthier than individuals living in rural settings. While this healthcare disparity has been... 3 hours
E-cigarette use among youth leads to smoking as adults finds study
NEWS MEDICAL E-cigarettes and vaping is considered to be a harmless version of the real thing with many manufacturers selling them to the youth. There are candy and... 5 hours
Study: Combination targeted therapy has high response rates in AML patients
NEWS MEDICAL Initial findings from a multi-national open-label phase Ib study of inhibitory drug therapy for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have demonstrated a complete response... 6 hours
Rice scientists develop method to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn't always result... 7 hours
For women with genetic risk, bi-annual MRI beats mammograms
SCIENCE DAILY Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile... 8 hours
'Smoke rings' in the ocean could 'suck-up' small creatures and send them 'flying'
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at... 8 hours
AML study reports high response rates with combination targeted therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Initial findings from a multi-national open-label phase Ib study of inhibitory drug therapy for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have demonstrated a complete response in up... 8 hours
Milky Way Arcs Above Zabriskie Point in Death Valley (Photo)
SPACE.COM The shimmering arc of the Milky Way stretches high in the sky in this view of Zabriskie Point in California's Death Valley National Park. 11 hours
Medical News Today: Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?
MNT Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy. 12 hours
Heavy snow, high winds wreak havoc across Europe
PHYS.ORG High winds and heavy snow in Europe on Monday stranded thousands of travellers, kept schoolchildren at home and even played havoc with international diplomacy. 13 hours
Want a Martian-Brewed Beer? Americans Are Up in the Air
SPACE.COM Budweiser will send barley seeds into space on a SpaceX rocket Tuesday (Dec. 12) to determine if it's possible to make beer on Mars. Yet a new poll... 13 hours
Researchers discover new way to power electrical devices
PHYS.ORG A team of University of Alberta engineers developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants.The discovery sets... 13 hours
Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs
PHYS.ORG Using nanoscale grass-like structures, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have created glass that lets through a large amount of light while appearing hazy. This is the... 14 hours
Managing concerning behaviors when opioids are taken for chronic pain
SCIENCE DAILY Patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain sometimes demonstrate challenging and concerning behaviors, such as using more opioid medication than prescribed or concomitant alcohol or drug use.... 14 hours
New world standard in nano generators
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new way to produce electrical power that can charge handheld devices or sensors that monitor anything from pipelines to medical implants. The discovery sets a new world standard in triboelectric nanogenerators by... 15 hours
Large genetic study links tendency to undervalue future rewards with ADHD, obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a genetic signature for delay discounting -- the tendency to undervalue future rewards -- that overlaps with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), smoking... 15 hours
Does prescription opioid use by one household member increase risk of prescribed use in others?
SCIENCE DAILY Living in a household with a prescription opioid user may be associated with increased risk of prescription opioid... 16 hours
Retirement’s revolving door: Why some workers can’t call it quits
NEWS MEDICAL In his view, Tim Franson utterly failed at retirement. After 20 years as a high-ranking vice president at drugmaker Eli Lilly, Franson and his wife, Chris, a successful... 17 hours
Smoking contributes to less increase in life expectancy among women with only primary education
NEWS MEDICAL Life expectancy in Sweden has risen steadily during the last few decades for most groups. One exception is women whose... 17 hours
E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults
SCIENCE DAILY Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers... 17 hours
NASA shows new Tongan island made of tuff stuff, likely to persist years
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash... 17 hours
Why meteroids explode before they reach Earth
SCIENCE DAILY When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing the body of the meteor apart and causing it to explode, report scientists. 17 hours
Global CAR T therapy trial shows high rates of durable remission for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
SCIENCE DAILY In a pair of clinical trials stretching from Philadelphia to Tokyo, the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy Kymriah™... 17 hours
Opioids after surgery left her addicted. Is that a medical error?
NEWS MEDICAL In April this year, Katie Herzog checked into a Boston teaching hospital for what turned out to be a nine-hour-long back surgery. 18 hours
'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and for long... 19 hours
Numerical simulations reveal 'rivers of charge' in materials that become superconducting at high temperatures
PHYS.ORG Imagine phones and laptops that never heat up or power grids that never lose energy. This is the dream of... 22 hours
NASA airborne science team surveys California fires
PHYS.ORG A team of NASA scientists is using a high-altitude aircraft and a sophisticated imaging spectrometer built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to study environmental impacts caused by the devastating Southern California... 22 hours
Image: California in flames
PHYS.ORG Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on 5 December 2017, this image shows flames and smoke from the fierce blazes devastating northwest Los Angeles in Southern California. 23 hours
Research shows that e-cigarettes serve as gateway to traditional smoking
NEWS MEDICAL Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape,... 1 day
Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk
NEWS MEDICAL Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer... 1 day
Study estimates number of Americans with preclinical Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment
NEWS MEDICAL About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to... 3 days
Simple molecular test may help predict presence of high-grade pancreatic cancers
NEWS MEDICAL A report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, describes a new simple molecular test to detect chromosomal abnormalities -- biomarkers known as telomere fusions--in pancreatic tumor specimens and... 3 days
Study: Unusual neuroinflammation may underlie cognitive problems in cART-treated HIV patients
NEWS MEDICAL Although combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has improved survival of patients infected with HIV and has reduced the incidence of severe neurologic complications, almost half of cART-treated... 3 days
Some doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions
SCIENCE DAILY 18 health professionals are supporting campaign group Plan B's legal challenge to force the government to revise its 2050 carbon target, saying... 4 days
Magnetic flux tailoring through Lenz lenses for ultrasmall samples: A new pathway to high-pressure nuclear magnetic resonance
Science Magazine A new pathway to nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for picoliter-sized samples (including those... 4 days
Direct N-alkylation of unprotected amino acids with alcohols
Science Magazine N-alkyl amino acids find widespread application as highly valuable, renewable building blocks. However, traditional synthesis methodologies to obtain these suffer from serious limitations, providing a major challenge to develop sustainable alternatives. We... 4 days
New tool could help maintain quality during cheese production
PHYS.ORG Dutch type cheeses, notably edam and gouda, are made using complex starter cultures, that have been employed for centuries. Due to changes in strain composition within a culture, the quality... 4 days
Simple blood test shows promise to predict risk of breast cancer relapse
NEWS MEDICAL A simple blood test that detects tumor cells circulating in the blood shows promise as a new way to predict high or low risk of a... 4 days
Unique pattern of brain inflammation may explain neurocognitive impairment in HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Almost half of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)-treated HIV patients experience some degree of neurocognitive impairment (neuroHIV). To search... 4 days
california in flames California in flames
ESA Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image shows flames and smoke from fierce blazes devastating the Los Angeles area 4 days
Designer yeast consumes plant matter and spits out fatty alcohols for detergents and biofuels
PHYS.ORG Used in laundry detergents, medicines, and biofuels, certain alcohols known as long-chain fatty alcohols, with 12 to 18 carbon atoms... 4 days
What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?
PHYS.ORG New accounts of sexual harassment by powerful men appear almost daily. So why now and not sooner? One reason might be the "miniature legal systems" set up in business, government and other institutions to... 4 days
Astronomy for the Hearing-Impaired: New List Shows Signs for 47 Terms
SPACE.COM A team of scientists and educators has just released a list of 47 common astronomy terms — such as comet, galaxy, asteroid and telescope — as rendered... 4 days
Some high-temperature superconductors might not be so odd after all
SCIENCE-NEWS Unusual high-temperature superconductors might be explained by standard superconductivity theory. 4 days
Childhood asthma linked to high maternal sugar intake during pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL New research published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society reports that children born to mothers who drank a lot of sugary drinks during pregnancy may... 4 days
Prenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthma
NEWS MEDICAL Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in... 4 days
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CERN VIDEO Iva Raynova One of the first two crab cavities during construction in a clean room at CERN. (Image: Ulysse Fichet/CERN) They won’t pinch you and you... 4 days
Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccine
ABC NEWS The Philippine health chief says the government will demand a refund of $69.5 million from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed its... 4 days
Philippines wants money back from Sanofi over dengue vaccine
ABC NEWS The Philippines will demand a refund of $59 million from Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed the dengue vaccine used in a local immunization... 4 days
A spring-loaded sensor for cholesterol in cells
SCIENCE DAILY New research explains how an enzyme acts as a kind of thermostat that responds to and adjusts levels of cholesterol in the cell. This insight could lead to new strategies for combating high cholesterol. 4 days
Mindful yoga can reduce risky behaviors in troubled youth
SCIENCE DAILY Study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies. 4 days
Link found between morning sickness, smoking and healthy pregnancies
SCIENCE DAILY A link between the 'old wives' tale that morning sickness may indicate a healthy pregnancy, and the reason smoking is so detrimental has been found, according to a new review.... 4 days
Money-saving health plans do little to curb spending on unnecessary medical services
SCIENCE DAILY Claims for unnecessary medical services remain steady, despite changes in the insurance market designed to place more spending decisions in consumers' hands, report investigators.... 4 days
High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers
NEWS MEDICAL The current financial crisis has heavily impacted the public sector in Europe and, to a greater extent, in... 4 days
Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new high-tech tool
SCIENCE DAILY Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. 4 days
Guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening not followed in community settings
NEWS MEDICAL Guidelines are not being followed to ensure that breast cancer screening of high risk women, such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer,... 4 days
Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla Semi trucks
PHYS.ORG Your beer could soon be delivered in a Tesla. 4 days
80-mph Wind Gusts Could Force L.A. Firefighters to a Standstill
LIVE SCIENCE Huge gusts as high as 80 mph could fuel wildfires blazing in Los Angeles. 5 days
Resonantly driven CNOT gate for electron spins
Science Magazine Single qubit rotations and two-qubit CNOT operations are crucial ingredients for universal quantum computing. Although high fidelity single qubit operations have been achieved using the electron spin degree of freedom, realizing a robust CNOT... 5 days
Spatial reconstruction of immune niches by combining photoactivatable reporters and scRNA-seq
Science Magazine Cellular functions are strongly dependent on surrounding cells and environmental factors. Current technologies are limited in characterizing the spatial location and unique gene-programs of cells in... 5 days
A precise measurement of the magnetic field in the corona of the black hole binary V404 Cygni
Science Magazine Observations of binary stars containing an accreting black hole or neutron star often show... 5 days
Medical News Today: Kids' movies promote poor diet and stigmatize obesity
MNT An analysis of recent children's movies has found high levels of positive imagery surrounding poor diet, but negativity toward overweight people. 5 days
Internet betting firms settle suits over NYX acquisition
PHYS.ORG Three gambling companies have agreed to end their legal battle over the proposed acquisition of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games. 5 days
Team uses 4.5G mobile phone network for drone traffic management
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has embarked on a research project which uses existing high-speed mobile phone networks to track and control drones. 5 days
Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new high-tech tool
PHYS.ORG Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. 5 days
Exposure to wildfire smoke—5 questions answered
PHYS.ORG Wildfires once again are raging in California – this time in the Los Angeles area, where five fires are currently burning. The fast-moving Thomas fire alone has burned more than 65,000 acres in three days. State... 5 days
Taking Vitamin B7 Can Mess Up Your Medical Tests
LIVE SCIENCE High doses of the vitamin biotin in a person's blood can cause errors in some medical lab tests, and these faulty test results have already been linked to one death,... 5 days
Brokers tout mix-and-match coverage to avoid high-cost ACA plans
NEWS MEDICAL Health insurance a la carte? As the Affordable Care Act open-enrollment season moves into its final weeks, some consumers looking for lower-cost alternatives are considering a patchwork approach to health... 5 days
Demonstrating high performance 2-D monolayer transistors on paper substrates
PHYS.ORG (Tech Xplore)—A pair of researchers, Saungeun Park and Deji Akinwande, with the University of Texas at Austin, recently demonstrated high-performance 2-D monolayer transistors on paper substrates at this year's International... 5 days
Less water beneficial in biogas production
PHYS.ORG When organic waste is turned into biogas, water is usually an important component of the process. This results in a high water and energy consumption and a lot of residue. Doctoral student Regina Jijoho Patinvoh at... 5 days
Team reveals high prevalence of bacteria that carry gene mcr-1 in ecosystem
PHYS.ORG A research collaborative recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in food and environmental samples collected from Hong... 5 days
Medical News Today: How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug
MNT New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer. 5 days
California wind, and fire danger, hits unprecedented high (Update)
PHYS.ORG Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. 5 days
Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets
PHYS.ORG Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. 5 days
San Deigo's High rent fuels homelessness, hepatitis outbreak
ABC NEWS An explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors in San Diego has contributed to the worst America's hepatitis A outbreak in 20 years 5 days
AP Exclusive: Poor health and high expectations for Medicaid
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving 5 days
Bitcoin miner NiceHash reports hack, theft of its 'wallet'
PHYS.ORG The Slovenian-based bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the possible theft of tens of millions of dollars' worth of bitcoins, as meanwhile the value of... 5 days
Homelessness grips San Diego with hepatitis, high rents
ABC NEWS San Diego turns to tents as spiraling real estate values feed spiraling homelessness, contributing to worst US hepatitis outbreak in 20 years 5 days
Scientists develop reversible superglue seal to treat ocular injuries
NEWS MEDICAL When a soldier sustains a traumatic eye injury on the battlefield, any delay in treatment may lead to permanent vision loss. With medical facilities potentially far away and no existing... 5 days
Exposure to wildfire smoke in utero lowers birthweight
SCIENCE DAILY Economics researchers capitalize on the dynamics of wildfires to prove infants’ proximity to smoke pollution while in utero affects birthweight. 5 days
Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains
NEWS MEDICAL If you're between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer's... 5 days
Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers analyzed high-resolution seismic velocity data from 36 seismograph stations across the island of Kyushu to identify variations before, during, and after the MW 7.0 2016 Kumamoto earthquake. Velocity decreased in the... 5 days
Study shows effects of sex offender registration policies on children
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were... 5 days
Study characterizes effects of opioids on brain proteins other than opioid receptors
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, researchers have characterized the effects of a series of opioids on proteins in the brain other than opioid receptors. 5 days
Stopping opioid addiction at one key source: The hospital
NEWS MEDICAL It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons at the University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine have devised a strategy to curb the nation's opioid epidemic — starting... 5 days
What hospitals can do to help keep excess opioids out of communities
SCIENCE-NEWS Guidelines for prescribing opioids following a routine surgery prevented thousands of unnecessary pills from leaving the hospital, a new study finds. 5 days
SuperTIGER balloon flies again to study heavy cosmic particles
PHYS.ORG A science team in Antarctica is preparing to loft a balloon-borne instrument to collect information on cosmic rays, high-energy particles from beyond the solar system that enter Earth's atmosphere every... 6 days
High prevalence of bacteria that carry gene mcr-1 in ecosystem, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong... 6 days
United States has lost dominance in highly intense, ultrafast laser technology to Europe and Asia, new report finds
SCIENCE DAILY The U.S. is losing ground in a second laser revolution of highly... 6 days
Turning beer into fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient, outlines a new report. 6 days
Transport properties of carbonated silicate melt at high pressure
Science Magazine Carbon dioxide, generally considered as the second most abundant volatile component in silicate magmas, is expected to significantly influence various melt properties. In particular, our knowledge about its dynamical effects... 6 days
An old drug for alcoholism finds new life as cancer treatment
Science Magazine Study firms up evidence that disulfiram slows tumor growth 6 days
Q&A: Why fossil scientists are suing Trump over monuments downsizing
Science Magazine The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology joins landmark legal battle 6 days
New report: US has lost dominance in highly intense, ultrafast laser technology to Europe and Asia
PHYS.ORG The U.S. is losing ground in a second laser revolution of highly intense, ultrafast lasers that... 6 days
New hope for waitlisted patients addicted to opioids
SCIENCE DAILY As the opioid crisis continues to escalate, the number of people who need treatment for their dependency on heroin or prescription pain killers far exceeds the capacity of available treatment programs. People... 6 days
US and Norwegian trials compare treatment options for opioid dependence
SCIENCE DAILY The current opioid epidemic is destroying lives, families, and communities. Medication is widely considered to be the most effective treatment, but far too few people who could benefit... 6 days
Medical News Today: A high-fat diet without the weight gain? Study says it's possible
MNT Researchers have discovered that activating the Hedgehog signaling pathway in mice fed a high-fat diet prevented them from gaining weight. 6 days
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NASA shows new Tongan island made of tuff stuff, likely to persist years
Crab cavities: colliding protons head-on
Bali's Agung – using 'volcano forensics' to map the past, and predict the future
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