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Smog forces schools shut in Iran  PHYS.ORG · 23 minutes
Air pollution forced schools to close on Sunday in parts of Iran including Tehran, as the capital lay under a thick cloud of smog considered hazardous to health. more
Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt could save lives of cardiac arrest patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A newer breathing tube could save the lives of more than 10,000 sudden cardiac arrest patients a year for a... more
UAB seminar on the extraordinary science of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
"The human immune system makes my head explode," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel recently told a University of Alabama at Birmingham freshman seminar on immunology. "This is by... more
New project aims to break the cycle of intergenerational and complex trauma  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A major study led by researchers at La Trobe University in Australia has identified key themes that will be used to inform strategies to... more
New structure for HIV-1 viral shell proposed  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
The matrix shell of the HIV-1 virus may have a different shape than previously thought, and a newly proposed model has significant implications for understanding how the virus functions, according to a new study... more
Integrated approach needs to be used to address opioid use among psychiatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use,... more
Study unveils new layers of mystery about visual memory, amblyopia  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
In decades of studying how neural circuits in the brain's visual cortex adapt to experience, MIT Professor Mark Bear's lab has followed the science wherever it has led,... more
Researchers reconstruct words from neural signals using brain-computer interface  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A team of Brown University researchers has used a brain-computer interface to reconstruct English words from neural signals recorded in the brains of nonhuman primates. more
Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified novel genes associated with the severity of peanut allergy, as well as ways in which these... more
International project to preserve genetic resources of birds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The support is provided by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Science and Innovation in East Asia Consortium. Kazan Federal University's partners are Mahidol University and Kumamoto University. more
Study Provides New Insight into Human Altruistic Behavior  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Altruism blossoms in neighborhoods populated with highly educated people working in high-status jobs, according to new research. Altruism is a... more
New bandage soaks up pro-healing molecule to improve bone repair  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural... more
Brown, Insight Therapeutics partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
With support from a three-year $2.1 million agreement with Insight Therapeutics, a private company that focuses on the health care of older... more
A study of customized implant for revision hip replacement  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of scientists from the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Center of the National Technology Initiative of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (head -- Prof. A.I. Borovkov, the Vice-rector for... more
Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made significant advances in developing a novel vaccine against Zika virus, which could potentially lead to global elimination of the disease. more
Rectal microbes could make a difference to the effectiveness of HIV vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Microbes living in the rectum could make a difference to the effectiveness of experimental HIV vaccines, according to researchers at the University of California,... more
Neuroscientists develop new method for uniquely targeted gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Neuroscientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new technology that engineers the shell of a virus to deliver gene therapy to the exact cell type in the body... more
Continuous RCB index is an accurate and reliable tool to assess breast cancer prognosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported results from a pooled analysis of more than... more
IU researchers discover how to predict recurrence of triple negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have discovered how to predict whether triple negative breast cancer will recur, and which women are likely to... more
Points to consider: Should germline genetic testing be offered to all patients with breast cancer?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Should germline genetic testing be offered to all patients with breast cancer? The American College of Medical Genetics... more
Free-Floating Planet-Mass Objects are Common in Galaxies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using a technique called quasar microlensing, a team of astronomers at the University of Oklahoma has detected populations of free-floating planet-mass objects... more
Hire More LGBTQ and Disabled Astronomers or Risk Falling Behind, Review Finds  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Ensuring research opportunities for indigenous, disabled and LGBTQ astronomers is essential if Australian research is to succeed in the new era of "mega-telescopes", a... more
Leaving home is beneficial for male squirrels but not for females, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the world of squirrels, moving away from your home turf has better outcomes for males than for females, according to a... more
Study leads to new approach to trapping light in photonic kagome crystals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new approach to trapping light in artificial photonic materials by a City College of New York-led team could lead to a tremendous boost... more
A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in... more
Knowledge-sharing: A how-to guide  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How is knowledge exchanged and shared when interdisciplinary research teams work together? Professor Margarete Boos and Lianghao Dai from the University of Göttingen have investigated this by studying several different research projects. Their study makes concrete recommendations for how teams... more
Bone bandage soaks up pro-healing biochemical to accelerate repair  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural healing process. more
You did what with my donation? When donors feel betrayed by charities  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When people learn that a charitable contribution they earmarked for a specific project was used for another cause, they feel betrayed—and often punish the... more
Moongoose females compete over reproduction  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Exeter, UK, followed a population of wild banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) in western Uganda for 15 years, using ultrasound imaging to track which females became pregnant and which carried to full term. They... more
Scientists develop a way to increase winter wheat yield by 46-60%  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Agricultural chemists from RUDN University have developed a new way to deal with cleavers, a weed that is the main enemy of winter wheat crops. They... more
Research proves effects of company mergers on prices  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Assistant Professor Umut Güler of Koç University College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and his colleagues (Kanishka Misra, Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego and Vishal Singh, Stern School... more
Success in metabolically engineering marine algae to synthesize valuable antioxidant astaxanthin  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A research group led by Professor HASUNUMA Tomohisa of Kobe University's Engineering Biology Research Center have succeeded in synthesizing the natural pigment astaxanthin using the fast-growing... more
Searching explanations for mysterious structures in protoplanetary disks  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the discs of dust and gasses around young stars, mysterious structures occur. Together with professor Ewine van Dishoeck, Ph.D. student Paolo Cazzoletti investigate how we can explain these forms, such as... more
A (sorta) good news story about a songbird and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
University of Manitoba researchers made a recent discovery that suggests Purple Martins, unlike other long-distance migratory songbirds, show promise of being able to adapt to climate... more
Teacher bias devalues math skills of girls and students of color, research finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New USC research into how teachers evaluate the mathematical ability of students suggests that white teachers and teachers of color alike have... more
Knowledge is a process of discovery: How constructivism changed education  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Constructivism is an educational philosophy that deems experience as the best way to acquire knowledge. more
Wetlands, crops can mitigate storm damage to coastal cities, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coastal cities can be spared some wind destruction from intensifying hurricanes or tropical storm systems if they have functional wetland ecosystems and agricultural croplands in the... more
Slippery when wet: How does lubrication work?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a recent paper in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Amsterdam present new experimental insight into how lubrication works. They have developed a new method using fluorescent molecules to directly observe nanometric... more
These sponge-like gels can help grow new tissue, train immune cells, and deliver medication  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In 2010, Sidi Bencherif was working in a lab at Harvard University, trying to use a surgically implantable structure to... more
Study finds educated people more likely to help a stranger  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
People from highly educated neighborhoods are more likely to help a stranger, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University. more
Researchers realize 'ideal' kagome metal electronic structure  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since 2016, a team of MIT researchers consisting of graduate students Linda Ye and Min Gu Kang, associate professor of physics Joseph G. Checkelsky, and Class of 1947 Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics... more
Providers in Catholic health care systems report multiple barriers to contraception provision  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Secular and Protestant hospital providers report fewer limitations on contraceptive care versus providers working in Catholic systems, according to recent research from the University... more
Wearables play new roles in training and guiding post-injury rehabilitation in runners  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As wearable fitness trackers become ever more popular and sophisticated, they provide new opportunities for monitoring training and guiding post-injury rehabilitation in endurance runners,... more
ACMG recommends evaluations of breast cancer patients before genetic testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) published Dec. 13 in the organization's official journal, Genetics in Medicine, there... more
Influenza research could pave way for new and improved drugs, vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have discovered a key reason as to why the influenza virus is so effective at establishing... more
Scientists develop new method for targeted drug delivery to cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of scientists from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University together with their colleagues developed a method of targeted drug delivery to cancer cells. more
Study reports case-specific monetary estimates for childhood illness linked to air pollution  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first... more
Research could pave way for regenerative TBI-IV therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes- "cargo" molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain- can minimize or... more
New study aims to improve walking in children with cerebral palsy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Noelle Moreau, Ph.D., PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, and Kristie Bjornson, PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor... more
Discovery of novel mechanism by which certain breast cancers can metastasize  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have found a novel mechanism to explain the resistance of certain breast cancers that spread... more
Researchers perfect nanoscience tool for studies of nuclear waste storage  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Safe nuclear waste storage, new ways of generating and storing hydrogen, and technologies for capturing and reusing greenhouse gases are all potential spinoffs of a new study by... more
Tiny insects become 'visible' to bats when they swarm  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Small insects that would normally be undetectable to bats using echolocation suddenly become detectable when they occur in large swarms. Arjan Boonman of Tel-Aviv University and colleagues present these findings... more
Achieving optimal collaboration when goals conflict  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research suggests that, when two people must work together on a physical task despite conflicting goals, the amount of information available about each other's actions influences how quickly and optimally they learn to collaborate. Vinil... more
Rice University study aims to clarify microscopic aspects of cancer initiation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When do cancer-prone cells turn into full-blown cancer? A Rice University scientist and his colleague believe there's a way to know. more
Wayne State's College of Engineering receives $1.7 million to develop novel insulin delivery system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin -- a hormone that regulates... more
When flowers reached Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
University of Melbourne research has established when and where flowering plants first took a foothold. more
ACA's new website aims to educate public about chiropractic services  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The American Chiropractic Association has launched a new website to educate the public about non-drug pain relief and the chiropractic profession's holistic approach to health and improved function.... more
New research finds no evidence that front foot running reduces injury risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research from La Trobe University suggests there is no evidence that changing a runner's strike pattern will help prevent injuries or give them... more
Researchers discover unique multifibrillar fibres  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Strong and tough yet as light as a feather—materials with this exceptional combination of properties are urgently needed in many industrial sectors and in medicine, as well as being of great interest for scientific research. A research team... more
Transformative change can save humans and nature  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The survival of Earth's life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week's Science, an independent group of international experts, including one from Michigan State University (MSU), deliver a sweeping assessment... more
Running Research: Heel-Toe Or Toe-Heel?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research from La Trobe University suggests there is no evidence that changing a runner's strike pattern will help prevent injuries or give them a speed boost. more
To help protect research, experts agree on a definition of predatory publishing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Leading scholars and publishers from The Ottawa Hospital's Centre for Journalology, the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management, and other institutions from around... more
Chemists' calculations may advance cancer prediction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When do cancer-prone cells turn into full-blown cancer? A Rice University scientist and his colleague believe there's a way to know. more
Deforestation, erosion exacerbate mercury spikes near Peruvian gold mining  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from Duke University have developed a model that can predict the amount of mercury being released into a local ecosystem by deforestation and small-scale gold mining. more
Harnessing nature's defences against tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As sea levels rise and adverse weather events become more common, vulnerable coastal communities are at increasing risk of devastation from storm surges and tsunamis. The death toll from tsunamis, at 260,000 during the past century, was higher... more
New antimicrobial polymer can kill bacteria resistant to common antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to... more
Chernobyl-Level Radiation Exposure Increases Bumblebees’ Appetite for Nectar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of Stirling and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK has... more
Depression and anxiety can have negative impact on outcomes following hip surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients' physical health. They also should consider screening... more
Looking for Exoplanet Life in All the Right Spectra  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A Cornell University senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other... more
Scandinavians' little linguistic hat trick  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Linguist Dave Kush at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Department of Language and Literature has been studying a phenomenon in which Norwegian, Swedish and Danish stand out. more
Researchers design polymer that can kill drug-resistant bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to commonly used... more
Does tapping your can of beer really keep it from fizzing all over you?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers at the University of Denmark has tested the popular notion that tapping a can of beer... more
Martian aurora offers climate change clues, research reports  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A newly published study, presented on Dec. 12 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, reveals that a type of Martian aurora originally detected by NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is in fact the... more
Carolina parakeet extinction was driven by human causes, DNA sequencing reveals  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, a joint institute of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) in Barcelona... more
Team releases high-precision map of Antarctic ice sheet bed topography  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A University of California, Irvine-led team of glaciologists has unveiled the most accurate portrait yet of the contours of the land beneath Antarctica's ice sheet—and, by doing so,... more
Research group confirm planet-mass objects in extragalactic systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A University of Oklahoma research group is reporting the detection of extragalactic planet-mass objects in a second and third galaxy beyond the Milky Way after the first detection in 2018. With the... more
Biologist develops new model for analyzing photosynthesis in vivo  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A RUDN University biologist has developed a model for the analysis of photosynthesis in vivo. This method calculates the absorption coefficient of light by chlorophyll based on its reflectivity. Analysis... more
Estimates of ecosystem carbon mitigation improved toward the goal of the Paris agreement  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Approximately 30 percent of CO2 emitted to the atmosphere by human activities, mainly through the use of fossil fuels and deforestation, is... more
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital announced today that PetSmart Charities has offered a gift of $75,000 to extend the tenure... more
Anastrozole can be preventive drug-of-choice for women with high breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Queen Mary University of London professor leading an international breast cancer study says anastrozole - rather than tamoxifen - should be the preventive drug-of-choice for... more
(Noise)less is more  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A group of researchers from Osaka University led by Prof. Masayuki Abe and Prof. Hiroshi Toki of the Graduate School of Engineering Science developed a high precision 3-D circuit simulator in the time-domain for quantifying electromagnetic (EM) noise and elucidated... more
Nurses' sleep duration before work may impact quality of care and patient safety  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety,... more
Extensive tumor protein analysis reveals potential new players in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Looking to gain a deeper understanding of cancer, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine conducted an extensive computational analysis of the similarities and differences... more
Tandem tool helps students work better, participate more equitably in teams  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Whether in high school or college, most of us have experienced the frustration of group work. There often is at least one student who doesn't pull... more
Thousands of Government UFO Reports Now Available at Canadian University  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A private UFO enthusiast has donated his collection of 30,000 documents to the University of Manitoba in Canada. The truth is in there. more
A more efficient way to turn saltwater into drinking water  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Water scarcity is a major problem across the world. "It affects every continent," says Amir Barati Farimani, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. "Four... more
Groups work better when stakes are gradually increased  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A gradual approach to increasing the stakes of group coordination projects can improve overall team performance, according to a new research paper featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.  more
A recombinant platform for flavivirus vaccines and diagnostics using chimeras  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new technology to produce safer ‘hybrid’ viruses at high volumes for use in vaccines and diagnostics for mosquito-borne diseases has been developed at The University of Queensland. more
Resilience-building workshop helps student-athletes cope with challenges in college life  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Imagine the impact on first-year college student-athletes in highly competitive programs if you could teach them resilience - if they learned skills to cope with high expectations, challenging... more
Diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An estimated 30% of adults experience insomnia, and a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that diet may be partly to blame. more
University Of Iowa wins $18 million grant to continue study on Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Peg Nopoulos, MD, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine,... more
University of Warwick project aims to help keep London's air clean  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In London air pollution contributes to thousands of premature deaths a year, with many others suffering the adverse health effects of air pollution exposure. more
Skipping one night of sleep may exacerbate performance impairment in insomniacs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University shows that individuals with chronic sleep-onset insomnia who pulled an all-nighter performed up to twice as... more
New system enables real-time observations of individual cells in the colon  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a system that allows for real-time observations of individual cells in the colon of a living mouse. more
Books, binders, bleed-control kits: How school shootings are changing classroom basics  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
When a student recently opened fire at a California high school, staff members did what they were trained to do. They shepherded students to safe spaces,... more
Arkansas judge denies students' appeal to vaccination policy  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students' request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don't have the proper... more
Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to quantum weirdness  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon called the Casimir... more
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