NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought. more
New review focuses on electrospinning techniques used in musculoskeletal tissue engineering  NEWS MEDICAL · 33 minutes
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilizes the shoulder joint. It also helps in the motion of the shoulder. Rotator... more
Pacific nations resist US push to lift tuna quota  PHYS.ORG · 26 minutes
Pacific island nations have vowed to oppose US efforts to increase its catch limit in the world's largest tuna fishery, saying the proposal does nothing to improve sustainable fishing. more
Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter's legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was... more
Study provides new information regarding microRNA function in cellular homeostasis of zebrafish  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Cellular pathways represent the intricate metabolic connections between the plethora of signaling pathways, and energetic-sensors in organs. more
Chile's pine forests: a botanical dinosaur bound for extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees—the araucaria araucana, a "living fossil" seen as sacred by several local tribes. more
Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the... more
Researchers capture high-resolution X-ray and NMR image of key immune regulator  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin... more
Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold—were they not a portent of catastrophic... more
Hold the phone: Huawei mistrust imperils China tech ambitions  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
China's ambitious drive to dominate next-generation 5G technology faces a sudden reality check as fears spread that telecom companies like Huawei could be proxies for Beijing's intrusive security apparatus. more
Researchers shed new light on how to combat Shiga and ricin toxins  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Min Dong, PhD, and his lab are world experts in toxins and how to combat them. They've figured out how Clostridium difficile's most potent... more
Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. more
New publications generate controversy over the value of reducing salt consumption in populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease (NMCD), has published an important and authoritative statement of the ESAN (European Salt Action Network). more
Study explores how patients want to discuss symptoms with doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary care physicians. more
Filling research gaps could help develop more disability-inclusive workplaces  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive... more
New study reveals yin-yang personality of dopamine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to seek out pleasurable experiences, but also a "drug" the constant pursuit... more
Medical News Today: Doctors love golf: Fact or fiction?  MNT · 6 minutes
In this year's Christmas special from The BMJ, researchers address an age-old question: Is it true that our physicians are avid golfers? more
Trees can help mitigate ammonia emissions from farming  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new online calculator and guidance has been developed to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air pollution. more
Scientific assessment of endangered languages produces mixed results  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new study of the progress made over the last 25 years in documenting and revitalizing endangered languages shows both significant advances and critical shortfalls. The article, "Language documentation twenty-five years on",... more
Standardizing feeding practices improves growth trends for micro-preemies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, according to Children's research presented... more
Avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block mind-wandering contents, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
People who are grieving a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or a child, use different coping mechanisms to carry on with their lives. Psychologists... more
Lifespan extension at low temperatures is genetically controlled, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research (and a vast industry of youth-promising products), what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate with age... more
Small and isolated habitat patches crucial to species survival  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Small, local patches of habitat could be playing a much bigger role in conserving biodiversity than you think, according to new research. more
New study could help inform research on preventing falls  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. more
Four dried fruits have lower glycemic index than starchy foods, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar... more
Lifespan extension at low temperatures depends on individual's genes, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research (and a vast industry of youth-promising products), what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate... more
Novel 3D printing workflow helps predict leaky heart valves  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that... more
New UGA study points to optimal hypertension treatment for stroke patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the... more
Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The situation is relatively common, especially in winter. You come down with the flu, which lasts longer than usual. A few days later, you discover you have pneumonia. more
Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Imagine a barking dog, a furry spider or another perceived threat and your brain and body respond much like they would if you experienced the real thing. more
Optum, UnitedHealthcare take action to help people affected by North Carolina winter storms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group, are taking action to help people affected by the recent... more
Cartilage tissue engineering brings good news for patients with cartilage defects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Chondral defect is a kind of defect which refers to focal area damage to the articular cartilage. This defect also damages the bone which is lying... more
Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,062 outpatient... more
High levels of nitrate detected on Puerto Rico’s watershed after major hurricanes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto... more
Dermatology providers show interest in recommending cannabinoids to patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The cannabis plant and its derivatives have been used in medicinal treatments for millennia. With the recent legalization of medical marijuana in 33 states across the country, as well as... more
Slow-growing type of glioma may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, suggests study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Immunotherapy has proved effective in treating a number of cancers, but brain tumors have remained stubbornly resistant. more
Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Brian Wainger, MD, PhD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital presented initial, top-level results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial... more
Sprayable gel could help prevent recurrences of cancer after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease -- almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will... more
New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time more
Medical News Today: What is the link between HPV and HIV?  MNT · 8 hours
HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may... more
Medical News Today: What to know about marijuana and multiple sclerosis  MNT · 7 hours
Marijuana has many potential uses, which includes the treatment of specific symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn more about the possible benefits of marijuana for people... more
Medical News Today: What are the best foods to eat for energy?  MNT · 6 hours
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink... more
NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu  REUTERS · 9 hours
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky... more
Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?  MNT · 10 hours
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. However,... more
Medical News Today: Single-tablet regimens for HIV  MNT · 9 hours
Following a single-tablet HIV regimen involves taking one pill per day. The pill will contain a combination of two or more antiretroviral drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of the single-tablet... more
Medical News Today: Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?  MNT · 9 hours
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to... more
Crohn's disease and pregnancy  MNT · 10 hours
Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here. more
Why feeling empathy could lead former drug users to relapse  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Empathy, the awareness of another's feelings and emotions, is a key feature in normal social interactions. But new research suggests that empathy can have detrimental effects on an... more
Medical News Today: Crohn's disease and pregnancy  MNT · 11 hours
Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here. more
Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet. more
Activating parts of the brain could help alleviate opioid-related social isolation  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and friends, making... more
Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women  NPR · 13 hours
To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety... more
How I Made It: The Professor From the Pueblo, Rodrigo Bañuelos  NPR · 11 hours
Latino USA catches up with Rodrigo Bañuelos at the Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference at UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. more
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is... more
Learning from Lunar Lights  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and... more
NASA Sounding Rockets Carry TRICE-2 over Norwegian Sea  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Two NASA sounding rockets successfully flew over the Norwegian Sea early in the morning December 8 carrying an experiment to... more
Voyager 2: Sailing Among Giant Planets  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space. more
Iron Man Is Lost in Space in 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
The latest installment of the "Avengers" series shows the superhero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space and nearing the end of his oxygen supplies as the... more
Ultima Thule in Sight! New Horizons Probe Snaps New Photo of Its Target  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
The small object Ultima Thule swims amid a sea of distant stars in a new photo captured by NASA's approaching New Horizons... more
You Can Beam a Message to NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft for Historic Flyby!  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to... more
Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don't grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified some of the key steps taken... more
New bug prompts earlier end to Google+ social network  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Google said Monday it will close the consumer version of its online social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug. more
How will the winds of climate change affect migratory birds?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Under future climate scenarios, changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate southward in the autumn, but make it easier for them to come... more
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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Lund University researchers succeed in obtaining dendritic cells by direct reprogramming
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