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Study finds changes in the heart after spinal cord injury
NEWS MEDICAL Spinal cord injury affects the heart, that’s what research published in Experimental Physiology and carried out by researchers from University of British Columbia, Canada has found. 48 minutes
Racial, political identities influence how people view cause of deadly police encounters
PHYS.ORG People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths... 1 hour
New finding demonstrates what happens at cellular level during onset of type2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Dublin City University and their project partners in the EU FP7 funded DEXLIFE project have found fresh evidence to explain... 5 hours
Oxford and Berlin create partnership to open up new research initiatives
NEWS MEDICAL The partnership will build on existing research links involving the five universities and create an environment for forging new projects in medicine, the sciences, humanities and... 6 hours
Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders
NEWS MEDICAL With a new $50,000 award from the National Eating Disorders Association, a research team at the University of Kansas is developing a smartphone app for clinical use with... 6 hours
Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have - and die from - age-related diseases, according to researchers... 8 hours
Blood test using infrared spectroscopy can help detect two cancer types
NEWS MEDICAL A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a study led by Georgia State... 8 hours
Tapeworm drug could provide new hope for patients with Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the University of Dundee, have identified a drug molecule within a medicine used to treat tapeworm infections which could... 8 hours
New findings on brain estrogen may reveal cause of undiagnosed infertility problems
NEWS MEDICAL Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have upended the traditional... 8 hours
Radiation responsive molecules derived from horse chestnuts aid cancer imaging
NEWS MEDICAL Research at The City College of New York shows that cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts. 8 hours
Researchers use new approach to identify casual mechanisms in depression
NEWS MEDICAL People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study by the University of... 8 hours
Study identifies potassium as key to circadian rhythms in red blood cells
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative new study from the University of Surrey and Cambridge's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, has... 8 hours
Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages
PHYS.ORG One of the world's 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half - including scores of indigenous North American languages—might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as... 9 hours
breakthrough listen to observe interstellar object oumuamua for signs of alien technology Breakthrough Listen to Observe Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua for Signs of Alien Technology
ASTRO WATCH Breakthrough Listen, the global astronomical program searching for evidence of civilizations beyond Earth, announced that it is currently focusing its observational efforts on ‘Oumuamua,... 10 hours
research shows why meteoroids explode before they reach earth Research Shows Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth
ASTRO WATCH Our atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than researchers thought, according to a new paper published in... 12 hours
unraveling the mysteries of extragalactic jets Unraveling the Mysteries of Extragalactic Jets
ASTRO WATCH University of Leeds researchers have mathematically examined plasma jets from supermassive black holes to determine why certain types of jets disintegrate into huge plumes.... 12 hours
Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Working with colleagues from... 13 hours
Researchers develop new model to predict which universities student athletes will commit to
PHYS.ORG With revenue from college football at an unprecedented $3.4 billion annually, universities across the country invest tens of millions each year in... 13 hours
Will people eat relish made from 'waste' ingredients? Study finds they may even prefer it
PHYS.ORG A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created... 13 hours
New maps show shrinking wilderness being ignored at our peril
PHYS.ORG Maps of the world's most important wilderness areas are now freely available online following a University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation Society-led study published today. 13 hours
Team develops cancer imaging aid from horse chestnuts
PHYS.ORG Research at The City College of New York shows that cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts. The study with potential to better detect... 13 hours
As science becomes more international, scientific editorial boards lag behind
PHYS.ORG Across the world, countries are investing in science and technology, leading to the emergence of scientific hotspots outside of the traditional centers in the U.S. and Europe. However,... 14 hours
How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet
PHYS.ORG The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote bee health.... 14 hours
Multiple health implications of women's early marriage go beyond early childbearing
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of four South Asian countries argues that early marriage should be considered a major public health issue, due to its complex associations with... 15 hours
Chemical found in marijuana could help HIV patients maintain their mental function
NEWS MEDICAL A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur... 15 hours
Scientists engineer nanoscale pillars to act like memory foam, paving the way to new nanoelectromechanical devices
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University... 16 hours
Sexual harassment of girls is widespread in schools, researchers find
PHYS.ORG A new study carried out by University of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research for the NEU teaching union and campaign group UK Feminista has found that over a... 16 hours
Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation
PHYS.ORG Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of... 16 hours
Experiments show Neolithic Thames beater could be used to kill a person
PHYS.ORG VIDEO (—A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found evidence that the "Thames Beater" was a weapon that could be used to... 16 hours
Developing 3-D maps of ground conductivity for power-grid risk assessment
PHYS.ORG It's not often geology and national security wind up in the same sentence. Most people don't think about electrical power in connection to either the ground under their... 16 hours
Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. 16 hours
African immigrants: How race and gender shape the American dream
PHYS.ORG Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study... 16 hours
Don't mix business with pleasure
PHYS.ORG In working life it's now almost expected that employees answer work-related emails after hours, or take their laptops with them on holiday. But the blurring of boundaries between work and personal life can affect people's sense of well-being... 16 hours
Study shows promoting one woman helps many more
PHYS.ORG In the midst of intense national scrutiny of gender equality and sexual harassment in the workplace, one University of Virginia economist's work offers a glimpse of a solution. 19 hours
How stores get you to buy more this holiday season and all year long
PHYS.ORG With more and more shoppers doing their buying online, brick-and-mortar stores must find more creative ways to lure you in... 19 hours
New tool to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the University of Toronto is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure... 19 hours
Aircuity to install intelligent building platform at Virginia Commonwealth University
NEWS MEDICAL Aircuity, creator of measurably better environments, announces that it will begin installation at three laboratory research buildings at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. 20 hours
Researchers identify promising solution for improving cystic fibrosis treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis. 20 hours
Water without windows: Capturing water vapor inside an electron microscope
PHYS.ORG The inside of an electron microscope, which requires vacuum levels similar to those encountered in outer space, can be an extremely inhospitable place for organic materials. Traditionally, life... 20 hours
Scientists create molecule of love with less complications
PHYS.ORG A new and improved version of the 'love hormone' oxytocin has been developed by University of Queensland researchers. 20 hours
Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers
PHYS.ORG Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth. 20 hours
Researchers reveal fail-safe structure of enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, cancer
PHYS.ORG Like millions of Americans, Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellow Tom Seegar struggled as he watched several family members decline from Alzheimer's disease. 20 hours
Plankton swim against the current
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Zooplankton are often considered to be a passive source of food for fish and other aquatic animals. But at least one of their representatives, the millimetre-sized copepod (Eurytemora affinis), moves purposefully in turbulent water with "jumps." This fact... 20 hours
Parkinson's progression delayed through high-intensity exercise, study says
NEWS MEDICAL A new phase 2, multi-site trial conducted at the Northwestern Medicine and University of Colorado School of Medicine suggests that for people with early-stage Parkinson's disease, high-intensity exercise three times a week... 20 hours
Quality control is vital for the energy production of cells
PHYS.ORG Mitochondria generate most of the energy cells need through a respiratory chain for which they must produce their own proteins. The research group of Associate Professor Henna Tyynismaa,... 21 hours
Particles in charged solution form clusters that reproduce
PHYS.ORG Dr Martin Sweatman from the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering has discovered a simple physical principle that might explain how life started on Earth. 21 hours
Scientists print 3-D models of children's hearts for urgent operations
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3-D-printed models of children's hearts based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of real patients. These models are used as simulators for... 22 hours
Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists at the University of Copenhagen, led by the Spanish Professor Guillermo Montoya, are investigating the molecular features of different molecular scissors of the CRISPR-Cas system to shed light on the so-called "Swiss-army knives" of genome... 22 hours
Cascading use of wood to ensure sustainability
PHYS.ORG Another 10 years is approximately how long sustainable forestry will be able to satisfy the continuously growing demand for wood. In Germany and Europe, new concepts are therefore being discussed for more responsible and... 22 hours
Researchers successfully demonstrate a quantum gate in silicon
PHYS.ORG Milestone on the path to the quantum computer: Scientists of the University of Konstanz, Princeton University, and the University of Maryland have developed a stable quantum gate for two-quantum bit systems made... 22 hours
Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change
PHYS.ORG The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests, led... 1 day
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... 1 day
How do you track a secretive hawk? Follow the isotopes
PHYS.ORG University of Cincinnati professor Brooke Crowley wanted to know the hunting range of the Henst's goshawk, a large forest-dwelling bird of prey that ambushes small animals. 1 day
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... 1 day
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... 1 day
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... 1 day
Researchers uncover novel strategy to program immune system for fighting cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Looking to bolster the body's immune system in the fight against infection and cancer, researchers at the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have... 1 day
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... 1 day
Researchers find link between brain structure and hallucination proneness, musical aptitude
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in Schizophrenia Research conducted at the University of Liverpool links brain structure to an individual's likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical... 1 day
Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer's disease prevention study
NEWS MEDICAL The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a member of Care New England and a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, enrolled one of the... 1 day
Brain responses of children with inherited dyslexia risk predict their future reading speed
NEWS MEDICAL A study conducted at the Department of Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research has... 1 day
Study finds under-age marriage for women as marker of multiple vulnerabilities
NEWS MEDICAL A new study of four South Asian countries reveals complex associations between early marriage and women's education, health and nutrition that go beyond the impacts of... 1 day
LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside... 1 day
Russian researchers create new approaches to prevention and treatment of diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists from the Ural Federal University and the Institute of Immunology and Physiology modeled type 1 diabetes in an experiment to study recovery... 1 day
Sixth-graders create video to help classmate reach $1M goal for medical research
ABC NEWS Sixth-grade students and staff at a Massachusetts school create a video in hopes that it goes viral and helps classmate reach $1 million goal... 1 day
Poll finds younger women and college-educated women more likely to say they've experienced slurs, offensive comments
PHYS.ORG This report is part of a series titled "Discrimination in America." The series is based on... 1 day
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. 1 day
Researchers find simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide onto gold nanorods
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods,... 1 day
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... 2 days
Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive
PHYS.ORG Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon, which has implications for our climate. But, as it turns out, their... 2 days
Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth
PHYS.ORG Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge... 2 days
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
SCIENCE DAILY Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 2 days
Researchers ‘Paint’ World’s Smallest Mona Lisa
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists at Caltech has created the smallest version of the Mona Lisa ever — out of DNA. The work is described... 2 days
Scientists unveil new satellite-based global drought severity index
PHYS.ORG Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide. 2 days
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... 2 days
Patients' individual genomes may affect efficacy, safety of gene editing
PHYS.ORG Gene editing has begun to be tested in clinical trials, using CRISPR-Cas9 and other technologies to directly edit DNA inside people's cells, and multiple trials are recruiting or... 2 days
Violence a matter of scale, not quantity, researchers show
PHYS.ORG Anthropologists have debated for decades whether humans living in tribal communities thousands of years ago were more or less violent than societies today. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame... 2 days
Presenting facts as 'consensus' bridges conservative-liberal divide over climate change
SCIENCE DAILY New evidence shows that 'social facts' highlighting expert consensus changes perceptions across US political spectrum -- particularly among highly educated conservatives. Facts that encourage agreement are a promising... 2 days
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology
PHYS.ORG University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat... 2 days
After the fire, charcoal goes against the grain, with the flow
PHYS.ORG When a forest fire decimated more than 3,000 acres of Rice University-owned timberland in 2011, biogeochemist Carrie Masiello saw a silver lining in the blackened trees. 2 days
WSU scientists create injectable dye to track progression of diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the... 2 days
TPU researchers create 3D-printed models of children's hearts
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3D-printed models of children's hearts. They are printed based on magnetic resonance imaging of real patients. These models are used as simulators for cardiac surgeons... 2 days
Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that the presence of death receptors in the blood can... 2 days
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... 2 days
Researchers generate 3D cell cultures to investigate mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team headed by the University of Bern and the Netherlands Cancer Institute has developed 3D cell cultures... 2 days
Researchers develop powerful new method for microbiome analysis
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions New York University and the University of Florida today published a report detailing their new, more accurate method... 2 days
New study identifies genetic basis for western corn rootworm resistance in maize
PHYS.ORG Farmers are stuck. Western corn rootworm can destroy cornfields - and profits - but populations of the "billion-dollar bug" have stopped responding to insecticides... 2 days
Scientists develop software that predicts leukemia-specific immune targets
NEWS MEDICAL University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have developed a software program that can accurately predict which tumor-specific markers will show up on the surface of leukemia cells in patients... 2 days
Pairing immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy proves beneficial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that pairing an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy proved beneficial for some patients with acute... 2 days
The origin of the Andes unravelled
PHYS.ORG Why do the Andes exist? Why is it not a place of lowlands or narrow seas? Wouter Schellart, a geophysicist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has been pondering these questions for more than a decade. Now,... 2 days
Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production. 2 days
Study indicates decline in use of chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A study of nearly 3,000 women with early stage breast cancer indicates a recent, significant decline in the use of chemotherapy despite... 2 days
Unravelling the mysteries of extragalactic jets
PHYS.ORG University of Leeds researchers have mathematically examined plasma jets from supermassive black holes to determine why certain types of jets disintegrate into huge plumes. 2 days
Kidney dysfunction raises diabetes risk, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Diabetes is known to increase a person's risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that the converse also is true: Kidney dysfunction increases... 2 days
Infant brain responses predict reading speed in secondary school
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that the brain responses of infants with an inherited risk for dyslexia, a specific reading disability, predict their future reading speed in secondary school. 2 days
Marine scientists lead comprehensive review of giant clams species worldwide
PHYS.ORG An international team of marine researchers led by Dr Neo Mei Lin and Associate Professor Peter Todd from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently published a... 2 days
Scientists use ears in the ground to monitor the eyes of hurricanes
PHYS.ORG One of the biggest challenges of mitigating the danger of hurricanes is predicting where a storm will make landfall and estimating how powerful it... 2 days
'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... 2 days
Physicists Prove Existence of New Form of Matter: Excitonium
SCI-NEWS.COM New research led by a University of Illinois physicist has proved the existence of a new form of... 2 days
Chemists develop novel Washington Red dye for bio-imaging
PHYS.ORG Washington State University scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the body. 2 days
Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife
Plankton swim against the current
Scientists engineer nanoscale pillars to act like memory foam, paving the way to new nanoelectromechanical devices
Experiments show Neolithic Thames beater could be used to kill a person
Making interaction with AI systems more natural with textual grounding
What's physics after the Higgs boson?
Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound
How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?
Reducing discrimination in AI with new methodology
Biodiversity surprises at bubbly deep-sea cold seeps along Cascadia fault
Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
Exploring fluid dynamics in virtual reality
Student-led protests for inclusive campuses are more likely at selective universities
Engineers refine method to instruct robots to collaborate through demonstration
Uranium to replace plastic? Chemistry breakthrough could pave the way for new materials
Researchers recover more mammoth bones from Chelsea-area farm
The Genetic Divide Between NYC's Uptown And Downtown Rats
Research creates way to protect pigs from PRRS during reproduction