In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index, a new study led by the... more
Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
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Montana State doctoral student receives grant for her work to improve neuroscience tool  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A Montana State University doctoral student who is working on a way to improve a neuroscience tool that uses fluorescent proteins found... more
Rare-earth elements discovered in Georgia kaolin mines, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elements, including the heavy rare-earth elements that are in high demand for many important uses and are... more
Is increasing artificial light at night a danger to coral reefs?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The potentially damaging effects of manmade light at night on the reproduction of reef corals is the subject of new research involving Ocean and Earth Science... more
Young children make friends faster than teenagers when they move into more affluent neighborhoods  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
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US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit... more
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A fisheries researcher at the University of Rhode Island has found that oyster aquaculture operations can limit the spread of disease among wild populations of oysters. The findings are contrary to long-held... more
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University of Minnesota Medical School researchers decided to delve into an area where little data currently exists. They wanted to know what happens after these patients... more
A new type of 'painless' adhesive for biomedical applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China... more
Early physical therapy associated with reduction in opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids... more
Folate deficiency creates more damaging chromosomal abnormalities than previously known  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. more
New computer model helps predict course of the disease in prostate cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
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More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. more
WATCH: More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. more
More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why sleep is important  ABC NEWS · 3 days
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A damming trend  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences—affecting everything from food security to the environment—greatly outweigh the positive changes of this grand-scale flood control, according to new research by... more
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Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report prepared for the... more
Ionosphere Plasma Experiments Reviewed in a New Kazan University Publication  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
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While observing a massive protostar called G11.92-0.61 MM 1, a research team led by University of Leeds astronomers... more
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Researchers of the Ecophysiology and Biotechnology group of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in Castellón, Spain, have taken part in a study that reveals... more
First-ever footage of wolves hunting freshwater fish captured near Voyageurs National Park  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Voyageurs Wolf Project, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park, has followed GPS-collared wolves from over seven different packs... more
Soybean oil driving technology to improve roadways  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Holiday drivers who find that roadwork is driving them crazy may find in future years that a Purdue University-affiliated startup can seal the deal for a merrier journey. more
Multidisciplinary team successfully performs complex surgery on patient suffering from enlarged skull  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A 2-year-old girl with an extreme form of hydrocephalus could someday lead a more normal life, thanks to a remarkable surgical intervention aided by... more
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors  ESA · 3 days
A group of 21 budding space medicine experts gathered at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, in November for two days... more
Head Start slashes likelihood of adult poverty  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the United States' most successful anti-poverty measures starts very early in life: Head Start, a preschool program for disadvantaged kids, increased children's education and significantly reduced the likelihood of adult poverty, according... more
Allegations of civil and human rights violations in detention facilities are numerous  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival and sex  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study led by Western University's Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel... more
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Complexity in nature often results from self-assembly, and is considered particularly robust. Compact clusters of elemental particles can be shown to be of practical relevance, and are found in atomic nuclei, nanoparticles or viruses. An interdisciplinary team of researchers led... more
Scientists Identify Eight New Genetic Variants Responsible for Red Hair  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
By performing genome-wide analyses across hair colors, researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have discovered... more
Study highlights challenges facing black computing faculty  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A recent study used text-mining analysis to highlight the impact that microaggressions have on black faculty in computing disciplines, finding that it contributes to a sense of alienation from the larger higher education community. more
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A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum,... more
Recurrence of urinary tract infection may depend on bacterial strain, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
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Face masks may offer protection against staph bacteria for hog farm workers and their household members  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers... more
Mass spectrometry throws light on old case of intentional heavy metal poisoning  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. more
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Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus, according to a study published December 13 in... more
Study highlights need for personalized approach to treat ICU acquired delirium  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
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New drug shows promise in treating sarcomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois reports. more
Amount of compensation for injured workers depends on type of impairment rating system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
If you experience an injury at work, the amount of compensation you receive depends on which impairment rating system is used, according... more
Study reveals how Chinese travellers use technology abroad  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Traditional cultural values and government policy influence how Chinese backpackers use technology while travelling, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA). more
Genetic marker, predictor of early relapse in common childhood cancer discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nova Southeastern University researchers recently discovered that by testing the level of NER (nucleotide excision repair) gene expression, pediatric oncologists can determine the likelihood of early... more
Study shows septin proteins detect and kill gut pathogen, Shigella  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team, led by the London School of... more
Study: Organically farmed food has bigger climate impact than conventional food production  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding... more
Unpredictable food sources drive some bats to cooperatively search for food  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
With the help of novel miniature sensors, biologists have found that bat species foraged socially if their food sources were in unpredictable locations, such as insect... more
Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months... more
Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding... more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal... more
Study scrutinizes hidden marketing relationships on social media  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Federal regulators require social media personalities to alert their viewers to promotional payments for products and gadgets shown on their channels, but an analysis by Princeton University researchers shows that such disclosures... more
Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months... more
Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes beyond... more
HI-SEAS Receives NASA Grant to Complete Research  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA has approved a restart of a $1-million grant to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation... more
WATCH: Woman agrees to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science  ABC NEWS · 4 days
National Geographic reports on Susan Potter's decision to have her body sliced up 27,000 times and turned into a digital cadaver for medical education. more
New technology paints in-depth picture of organisms' response to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Revolutionary new technology created at the University of Plymouth could fill a major gap in our understanding of how organisms' early development will be impacted by... more
Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Microorganisms perform key functions in ecosystems, and their diversity reflects the health of their environment. However, they are still largely under-exploited in current biomonitoring programs because they are difficult to identify. Researchers from the University of... more
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz  ABC NEWS · 4 days
High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day more
Septin proteins act as cellular police to identify, imprison and kill 'superbug' Shigella  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team,... more
Increasing the effectivity of condensation through electrowetting  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers of the department of Physics of Complex Fluids of the University of Twente's MESA+ institute have succeeded in increasing the effectivity of condensation through gravity-driven electrowetting. "We have been able to increase condensation... more
New discovery improves use of optical tweezers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for discoveries in laser physics, recognizes optical tweezers. Now researchers from the University of Gothenburg have developed a method that greatly simplifies and improves the use of... more
Study calls for stricter regulation of elusive rabbit breeding industry  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Rabbits are one of the most popular pets in the UK and yet little is known about where these very cute and appealing animals come from. Now a... more
VR more engaging than video and textbooks when it comes to the classroom  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Virtual reality (VR) is the most engaging and emotionally positive learning method in comparison to textbook learning and video. VR shows great... more
Invention promises airport security screening without queues  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A research team led by The Australian National University (ANU) has invented a device that could be developed into ultra-sensitive cameras for security screening which would not require people to queue at airports. more
New transport mechanism of a nanomaterial through a cell membrane: membrane stretching  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Increasing awareness of bioeffects and toxicity of nanomaterials interacting with cells puts in focus the mechanisms by which nanomaterials can cross lipid membranes. Apart... more
Humpback whales linger in Sitka Sound  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Allen Marine tour boat pushed off the dock at the Sitka Crescent Harbor on a clear crisp October afternoon with University of Alaska Southeast researchers, alumni and supporters of the university in search of humpback... more
New ESA Kids blasts off!  ESA · 4 days
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Scientists explore the potential for a truly decentralised energy system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Writing in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Heriot-Watt University scientists have published one of the first unbiased, major comprehensive reviews of blockchain technology. more
Stop-and-frisk on the way to school  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Stop-and-frisk search and school safety are both subjects of frequent public debate, but there's a place these two issues meet that hasn't gotten much attention: On the journeys of city students to and from school. more
Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes to stop marine giants becoming 'roadkill'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to... more
Networking goes quantum  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A scientist involved in expanding quantum communication to a network of users, is continuing his work at the University of Bristol. more
Beyond social networks: How cultural beliefs really spread  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When Amir Goldberg had his first child a decade ago, he was bewildered to learn that some of his colleagues at Princeton University, where he was a doctoral student, weren't planning to... more
Pushing lithium ion batteries to the next performance level  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Conventional lithium ion batteries, such as those widely used in smartphones and notebooks, have reached performance limits. Materials chemist Freddy Kleitz from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of... more
Biologists shed new light on the diversity of natural selection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For nearly 100 years, biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes, then why aren't all... more
Scientists develop a cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
I.M. Sechenov of First Moscow State Medical University teamed up with Irish colleagues to develop a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. The team produced hybrid biosensor scaffold... more
Scientists automate electrolyte composition analysis for aluminium production  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team from Siberian Federal University (SFU) has suggested a new method for automatic composition analysis of electrolyte samples from electrolysis baths. It will provide for more accurate technological control and increase... more
Development of world's first vertical gallium oxide transistor through ion implantation doping  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) demonstrate a vertical Ga2O3 metal-oxide-semiconductor... more
Pollen dispersal in traditional processing of buckwheat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Interpreting the source and significance of crop pollen in archaeological sites has always been a key issue in environmental and agricultural archaeology. The research team of Dr. Shang Xue from the Department of Archaeology... more
Light-induced modification of a carboxylic acid with an aminocyclopropenone  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the Journal of Organic Chemistry that carboxylic acids, functional groups contained in biomolecules, drugs and materials, can be readily modified by light-induced organic reactions... more
New and improved ESA Kids website  ESA · 4 days
The ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of Paxi, the ESA Education mascot.... more
Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine researchers reveal urban and rural differences... more
Chronic rhinitis associated with hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release... more
UAlberta scientists identify biomarkers for detecting Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University of Alberta scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application... more
Salk professor receives $1.8 million from NOMIS Foundation for research on mechanisms to promote health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Associate Professor Janelle Ayres has been awarded $1.8 million over two years by the NOMIS Foundation to study... more
Ritalin drug affects organization of pathways that build brain networks used in attention, learning  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There's a reason so many children are prescribed methylphenidate, better known by the trade name Ritalin: it helps kids quell... more
Scientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered... more
Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity... more
CDC selects UMass Amherst biostatistician model that helps predict influenza outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was looking for a preferred flu prediction model for use in its flu-forecasting challenge this season, an influenza-tracking... more
Researchers create noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used... more
Higher physical activity associated with improved mood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Increasing one's level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one's mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the National... more
New model could cure the potential to underestimate how quickly diseases spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, have developed a mathematical model that could cure the... more
Study: High levels of oxygen encourage the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study... more
Findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children and young adults without psychosis who are prescribed high-dose antipsychotic medications are at increased risk of unexpected death, despite the availability of other medications to... more
Hearing loss linked with increased risk for premature death  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center... more
New substance could improve efficacy of established breast cancer treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Physicians from Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems (Austria) demonstrate potential for clinical application, collaborating with research groups from Germany, the USA, and China. more
Research identifies new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universität Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration - a protein... more
CWRU to use VivaLNK’s Vital Scout device for stress study in student athletes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
VivaLNK, a leading provider of connected healthcare solutions, announces an agreement to loan its Vital Scout devices to the Case Western Reserve... more
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