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Researchers examine complex causes of preterm and low-birthweight babies in India
NEWS MEDICAL Women in India who spend more time fetching water, use a shared latrine, and endure harassment from others are more apt to give birth to a... 2 hours
Novel blood test shows promise for monitoring HPV-linked head and neck cancer after treatment
NEWS MEDICAL A new blood test developed by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows promise for tracking HPV-linked... 2 hours
Innovative computer software sheds new light on genetic processes underlying deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative computer software developed by University of Leicester scientists is shedding new light on the genetic makeup of deadly pathogens responsible for meningitis and... 2 hours
Invasive species in an ecosystem harm native organisms but aid other invasive species
PHYS.ORG The presence of an invasive species in an ecosystem makes native organisms more susceptible to pollutants and may encourage the spread of... 3 hours
Honey, I shrunk the cell culture
PHYS.ORG From "Fantastic Voyage" to "Despicable Me," shrink rays have been a science-fiction staple on screen. Now chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a real shrink ray that can change the size and... 3 hours
Mother's smoking during pregnancy associated with early puberty in children
NEWS MEDICAL If the mother smokes during pregnancy, there is a risk of her children going into puberty earlier. This is shown by a major study from Aarhus University which... 3 hours
'Mushrooms' and 'brushes' help cancer-fighting nanoparticles survive in the body
PHYS.ORG For a number of innovative and life-saving medical treatments, from organ replacements and skin grafts to cancer therapy and surgery, success often depends on slipping past or fending... 3 hours
Intake of painkillers during pregnancy linked to early puberty in future offspring
NEWS MEDICAL The more weeks a women takes pain-reliving medication during pregnancy, the earlier their daughters enter puberty. This is shown by a new study from... 3 hours
Lowering systolic blood pressure does not damage the kidneys, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Using a novel biomarker panel to track and measure kidney function, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San... 3 hours
About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals
ABC NEWS Thousands of University of California medical workers began a three-day strike Tuesday against hospitals, clinics and campuses that prompted the rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments 3 hours
Wildlife on the highway to hell: Roadkill in the largest wetland, Pantanal region, Brazil
PHYS.ORG Having systematically monitored wild animals killed on the Brazilian federal highway BR-262, which passes through the Pantanal region, a research... 5 hours
The Latest: University of California workers start strike
ABC NEWS More than 15,000 University of California radiology technicians, pharmacists and other medical workers have started a three-day strike to protest outsourcing and demand higher wages 5 hours
Adaptive behavior, markets, and what it means for curing cancer
PHYS.ORG MIT Sloan finance professor Andrew Lo is working to solve global issues through his studies of financial markets. He's also applying his research on risk to a problem... 5 hours
Parent educational tools on pain relief help reduce babies' vaccination distress
SCIENCE DAILY Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at... 5 hours
Smartphone app brings atoms and molecules to life like never before
PHYS.ORG A new smartphone app that enables people to see how atoms and molecules move in the world around them in unprecedented detail has been developed by... 6 hours
More antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers in Europe
PHYS.ORG In the largest metagenomics study of production animals to date, the Technical University of Denmark has found more antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers, but a greater... 6 hours
Genomic analysis helps in discovery of unusual new bird species from Indonesia
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A joint research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Indonesian Institute of Science has described an unusual new songbird species. The... 6 hours
Rapid effects of climate change on plants and their ecosystems
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers led by two Villanova University biologists has found that climate change is dramatically altering terrestrial plant communities and their ecosystems at such a... 7 hours
Gas-detecting laser device gets an upgrade
PHYS.ORG University of Michigan researchers have refined a gas-sniffing device so that it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second. 7 hours
Avian neuroscientists identify new stress response component in poultry brain
PHYS.ORG Avian neuroscientists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture probing the neural pathways for stress response have identitifed a new structure of neurons in the poultry... 8 hours
Self-assembling silicone-based polymers
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology, RIKEN and Tohoku University have developed a silicone polymer chain that can self-assemble into a 3-D periodic structure. They achieved this by using their recently reported self-assembling triptycene molecules to modify the ends of... 8 hours
Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life cycle of sulphur, helping to explain... 8 hours
Student discovers slowest ever pulsar star
PHYS.ORG An approximately 14 million year old pulsar star that is the "slowest-spinning" of its kind ever identified has been discovered by a Ph.D. student from The University of Manchester. 8 hours
Taking a close look at bacteria
PHYS.ORG Yong Wang, assistant professor of physics, and graduate student Asmaa Sadoon have been studying how molecules travel through bacterial cytoplasm in order to understand more about how these tiny organisms function. Using new high-tech tools, they... 8 hours
New technique promises more accurate genomes
PHYS.ORG University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes by determining the exact sections of the genome that come from each parent. 8 hours
Highly efficient cooling using a new nanoporous solid
PHYS.ORG Heat recovery (solar energy, heat pump, air conditioning, cooling) is a key research focus toward reducing power consumption and encouraging sustainable development. Even if water recovery and release using nanoporous materials is... 8 hours
Researchers validate 80-year-old ferroelectric theory
PHYS.ORG Researchers have successfully demonstrated that hypothetical particles that were proposed by Franz Preisach in 1935 actually exist. In an article published in Nature Communications, scientists from the universities in Linköping and Eindhoven show why ferroelectric materials act as... 8 hours
The role of the Atg2 protein in tethering pre-autophagosomal membranes to the endoplasmic reticulum
PHYS.ORG Postdoctoral Researcher Tetsuya Kotani, Associate Professor Hitoshi Nakatogawa, Honorary Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi and colleagues at Tokyo Institute of Technology have... 8 hours
Researchers report strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron
PHYS.ORG A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing... 8 hours
Women most likely to leave labor force after first child, not later births
PHYS.ORG While conventional wisdom suggests women reach a "tipping point" and are more likely to leave the workforce after having a second child,... 8 hours
New diagnostic platform simultaneously screens for all known pathogenic bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for... 9 hours
Space Force Policy Memo Being Drafted to Establish New Military Branch
SPACE.COM Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday will hold a meeting of the National Space Council at the National Defense University to discuss the next steps toward... 9 hours
'Brain training' app could help OCD patients to manage symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing... 10 hours
Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human... 10 hours
Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry
PHYS.ORG Spectrometers—devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars—are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large... 10 hours
gravitational waves could shed light on dark matter Gravitational Waves Could Shed Light on Dark Matter
ASTRO WATCH Black holes colliding, gravitational waves riding through space-time – and a huge instrument that allows scientists to investigate the fabric... 12 hours
Advanced breast cancer patients can benefit from immunotherapy-chemotherapy combination
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with an aggressive form of advanced breast cancer can benefit from immunotherapy when used in combination with chemotherapy as first-line treatment, according to the results of a large international... 12 hours
Study: Atg2 tethers pre-autophagosomal membrane to endoplasmic reticulum during autophagosome formation
NEWS MEDICAL Postdoctoral Researcher Tetsuya Kotani, Associate Professor Hitoshi Nakatogawa, Honorary Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi and colleagues at Tokyo Institute of Technology have analyzed the Atg protein Atg2, whose... 12 hours
New technology encodes and processes video orders of magnitude faster than current methods
PHYS.ORG Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have developed a new technology that can encode, transform and edit video faster—several... 13 hours
The secret to being more likeable on first dates and job interviews revealed
PHYS.ORG People who need to make a good impression on dates or in job interviews should concentrate on communicating the hard work and... 13 hours
Construction is underway for second proton therapy system at Siteman Cancer Center
NEWS MEDICAL Mevion Medical System announces that construction is underway for a second proton therapy system at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University... 14 hours
Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy awarded to individuals, organizations
NEWS MEDICAL The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University has awarded the school's... 14 hours
Screen time eclipsed outdoor time for most students, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. 14 hours
Map of human liver cells reveals molecular make-up of individual cells
NEWS MEDICAL A map of the cells in the human liver has been created by University Health Network Transplant Program and University of Toronto researchers, revealing for the... 14 hours
Researchers receive National Science Foundation grant to create SMS-based virtual health coach
NEWS MEDICAL An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create an... 15 hours
NCI grant awarded to Abramson Cancer Center to study CAR T cells In solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL A new program project grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund research by the Translational Center of... 15 hours
Volunteering for peer counseling programs benefits people with lupus
NEWS MEDICAL Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a... 15 hours
New analysis reveals preliminary evidence for use of board games to improve health-related knowledge
NEWS MEDICAL Board games can engage patients in play and fantasy, and by enabling face-to-face interaction, can help educate patients on health-related... 15 hours
Thousands strike University of California hospitals
ABC NEWS Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments 15 hours
Researchers identify common genetic connection in lung conditions
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. 17 hours
New orthodontic bracket bonding adhesive protects tooth surfaces from decay
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have produced a new orthodontic bracket bonding adhesive that protects the tooth surfaces around the brackets from decay. This decay is... 17 hours
Mystery of how black widow spiders create steel-strength silk webs further unravelled
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Northwestern University and San Diego State University (SDSU) have better unraveled the complex process of how black widow spiders transform proteins into... 1 day
Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy
PHYS.ORG Defend or grow? Can plants do both at the same time? Michigan State University scientists might be inching closer to answering these questions. The answers matter. They could someday help us understand... 1 day
Asian elephants could be the maths kings of the jungle
SCIENCE DAILY Asian elephants demonstrate numeric ability which is closer to that observed in humans rather than in other animals. This is according to lead author Naoko Irie of SOKENDAI... 1 day
Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature
SCIENCE DAILY Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. Researchers found that gaps between screen time and outdoor time... 1 day
Researchers develop promising targeted strategy to treat chemo-resistant blood cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have developed a promising targeted strategy to treat chemotherapy-resistant acute myeloid leukemia and a diagnostic test to determine... 1 day
Innovative strategy opens up new avenue of treatment for anthrax infections
NEWS MEDICAL A team led by Professor Arne Skerra at the Technical University of Munich has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron,... 1 day
Fracking wastewater accumulation found in freshwater mussels' shells
PHYS.ORG Elevated concentrations of strontium, an element associated with oil and gas wastewaters, have accumulated in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from fracking wastewater disposal sites, according to researchers from Penn State... 1 day
Drug cocktail that increases lifespan discovered
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by Principal Investigator Dr Jan Gruber from Yale-NUS College has discovered a combination of pharmaceutical drugs that not only increases healthy lifespan in the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), but... 1 day
Spotlighting differences in closely-related species
PHYS.ORG There are millions of fungal species, and those few hundred found in the Aspergillus genus play important roles in areas ranging from industrial production to agricultural plant pathogens. Reported October 22, 2018, in Nature Genetics, a team led... 1 day
Scientists make new 'green' electronic polymer-based films with protein nanowires
PHYS.ORG An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has produced a new class of electronic materials that may lead to a "green," more sustainable future... 1 day
How have textbooks portrayed climate change?
PHYS.ORG Back in 2007, the world's foremost body charged with assessing climate change stated with "very high confidence" that humans were a primary driver of climate change. 1 day
Ancient enzymes the catalysts for new discoveries
PHYS.ORG University of Queensland-led research recreating 450 million-year-old enzymes has resulted in a biochemical engineering 'hack' which could lead to new drugs, flavours, fragrances and biofuels. 1 day
Asian elephants could be the maths kings of the jungle
PHYS.ORG Asian elephants demonstrate numeric ability which is closer to that observed in humans rather than in other animals. This is according to lead author Naoko Irie of SOKENDAI... 1 day
Neanderthals Cared for the Ill and Injured, Assisted Childbirth
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, University of York’s Dr. Penny Spikins and co-authors... 1 day
Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality
PHYS.ORG Using ferroelectricity instead of magnetism in computer memory saves energy. If ferroelectric bits were nanosized, this would also save space. But conventional wisdom dictates that ferroelectric properties disappear when the bits are made smaller. Reports that hafnium oxide... 1 day
New protein sequencing method could transform biological research
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has demonstrated a new way to sequence proteins that is much more sensitive than existing technology, identifying individual protein molecules rather... 1 day
Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic
PHYS.ORG Scleric Acid has been discovered by capturing and engineering a DNA fragment from soil bacteria Streptomyces sclerotialus, and could help fight bacterial infections—by researchers at the... 1 day
Cells that change jobs to fight diabetes
PHYS.ORG Diabetes is characterized by persistent high blood sugar levels that occur when certain cells in the pancreas—the insulin-producing β cells—are destroyed or are no longer able to secrete insulin. Researchers at the University of... 1 day
AI changing the way scientists carry out experiments
PHYS.ORG There's plenty of speculation about what artificial intelligence, or AI, will look like in the future, but researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are already harnessing its power. 1 day
Does your dog have a bacterial infection? This test could tell you in two minutes.
PHYS.ORG Want to know which bacteria are making your dog or cat sick? Northeastern professor Edgar Goluch has started... 1 day
Study of Northeast food system advances understanding of regional potential
PHYS.ORG After seven years of analyzing a number of consumption, distribution, production, and other aspects of the Northeast U.S. food system, researchers from Penn State and 10 other universities... 1 day
How do we cope with demands for water as we enter an era of scarcity?
PHYS.ORG Urban water systems in California and elsewhere face a time of reckoning, warns Richard Luthy, professor of civil... 1 day
Understanding architecture of cancer-linked BAF protein complexes provides insight into disease
PHYS.ORG In 2013, Broad Institute member Cigall Kadoch, then a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, discovered that approximately 20 percent of all human cancers involve mutations in... 1 day
Gravitational waves could shed light on dark matter
PHYS.ORG The forthcoming Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will be a huge instrument allowing astronomers to study phenomena including black holes colliding and gravitational waves moving through space-time. Researchers from the University of... 1 day
Can schools of fish be identified without human intervention?
PHYS.ORG Researchers are developing an autonomous system to monitor coastal and deep waters for fish stock. Their technology could enhance marine environment protection. 1 day
Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain
PHYS.ORG Computer bits are binary, with a value of zero or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have many internal states, depending on the input that they receive. This allows the... 1 day
Itchy Dog Project extended to all breeds of dog
PHYS.ORG A popular University of Nottingham veterinary survey into the problem of itchy skin allergies in dogs is being extended to include all breeds of dog after some interesting initial results. 1 day
Pando, World’s Largest Single Organism, is Shrinking
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from Utah State University has conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone — the largest... 1 day
New algorithm can more quickly predict LED materials
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new machine learning algorithm that is efficient enough to run on a personal computer and predict the properties of more than 100,000 compounds... 1 day
Educational initiatives needed to improve knowledge about biosimilars in oncology
NEWS MEDICAL Biological medicines are responsible for some of the most promising innovations in cancer treatment, including immunotherapy, targeted drugs and vaccines - but they are also expensive. 2 days
Free phone app helps low-income obese patients to lose weight
NEWS MEDICAL With the help of a free phone app, low-income obese patients with signs of cardiovascular risk lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight, finds new research from Duke... 2 days
New 3D bioprinting technique shows potential for artificial tissue fabrication
NEWS MEDICAL University of Colorado Boulder engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one... 2 days
Pilot clinical trial shows effectiveness of bioelectronic medicine device for lupus
NEWS MEDICAL A bioelectronic medicine device was effective in reducing pain and fatigue in patients with lupus, according to Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Professor Cynthia Aranow, MD,... 2 days
Texas A&M and UTA establish Texas Genomics Core Alliance
NEWS MEDICAL Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Arlington have established The Texas Genomics Core Alliance to increase access to and decrease costs of cutting-edge, high-throughput genomics sequencing technologies. 2 days
astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst Astronomers Catch Red Dwarf Star in a Superflare Outburst
ASTRO WATCH New observations by two Arizona State University astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have caught a red dwarf... 2 days
More accurate and less stressful way to measure a baby's heartbeat
NEWS MEDICAL Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University... 3 days
Neuroscientists identify brain region that appears to be related to food preference decisions
NEWS MEDICAL At holiday buffets and potlucks, people make quick calculations about which dishes to try and how much to take of each. Johns... 3 days
Deaths related to air pollution in the U.S. decreased by 47% between 1990 and 2010
NEWS MEDICAL Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University... 3 days
IU researchers receive $1.55 million from NIH to improve chronic-disease management
NEWS MEDICAL The National Institutes of Health, under the National Library of Medicine's program on data science research, has awarded $1.55 million to an interdisciplinary team lead by... 3 days
Study reveals connection between two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital has revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src, two proteins known... 3 days
How schools can optimize support for children with ADHD
SCIENCE DAILY New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. 3 days
double dust ring test could spot migrating planets Double Dust Ring Test Could Spot Migrating Planets
ASTRO WATCH New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling... 3 days
Merging mathematical and physical models toward building a more perfect flying vehicle
PHYS.ORG When designing flying vehicles, there are many aspects of which we can be certain but there are also many uncertainties. Most are random, and... 4 days
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims
ABC NEWS The University of Southern California says it will pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist 4 days
new study sets a size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles New Study Sets a Size Limit for Undiscovered Subatomic Particles
ASTRO WATCH A new study suggests that many theorized heavy particles, if they exist at all, do not... 4 days
Study reveals impact of Juul use on teenagers and young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Teens and young adults who use Juul brand e-cigarettes are failing to recognize the product's addictive potential, despite using it more often than their peers who... 4 days
Study: Dandelion’s Extraordinary Flying Ability is Possible Thanks to Previously Unknown Form of Flight
SCI-NEWS.COM Wind-dispersed plants have evolved ingenious ways to lift... 4 days
Researchers suggest new model for measuring growth in students' proficiency in MOOCs
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and KU Leuven have developed a method of measuring growth in students' proficiency in digital learning environments.... 4 days
US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010
PHYS.ORG Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now shows that this... 4 days
Genomic analysis helps in discovery of unusual new bird species from Indonesia
New study may provide clues to how birds began to fly
Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage
How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
A little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, study suggests