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Actin cytoskeleton remodeling protects tumor cells against immune attack
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer cells have evolved multiple escape strategies to circumvent the body's immune defenses such as the attack by Natural Killer (NK) cells which normally swiftly kill abnormal cells by releasing... 2 hours
Professional, not personal, familiarity works for virtual teams
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers surveyed 363 people, from 68 teams, asking them about their colleagues' professional and personal lives. 2 hours
Neurons reliably respond to straight lines
SCIENCE DAILY Single neurons in the brain's primary visual cortex can reliably detect straight lines, even though the cellular makeup of the neurons is constantly changing, according to a new study. The study's findings lay the groundwork for... 2 hours
New definition returns meaning to information
SCIENCE DAILY Identifying meaningful information is a key challenge to disciplines from biology to artificial intelligence. Researchers now propose a broadly applicable, fully formal definition for this kind of semantic information. 2 hours
The composition of gut bacteria almost recovers after antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY The use of antibiotics has long been linked to deprivation of gut bacteria. Now, a new study shows that the composition and function of gut bacteria can recover after antibiotic... 2 hours
How microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals are connected
SCIENCE DAILY Prior research has suggested that mussels are a robust indicator of plastic debris and particles in marine environments. A new study says that's not the case because mussels are picky... 2 hours
Wine's origin might affect acceptable price more than taste study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Taste might have less to do with what consumers are willing to pay for wine than you think. In fact, issues like a wine's country and... 2 hours
A molecular sensor for in-situ analysis of complex biological fluids
SCIENCE DAILY A research group presented a molecular sensor with a microbead format for the rapid in-situ detection of harmful molecules in biological fluids or foods. As the sensor is... 2 hours
Vaccine shows promise against widespread chicken disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new vaccine strategy could offer protection to millions of chickens threatened by a serious respiratory disease, research shows. 2 hours
Mussel-inspired defect engineering enhances the mechanical strength of graphene fibers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers demonstrated the mussel-inspired reinforcement of graphene fibers for the improvement of different material properties. A research group applied polydopamine as an effective infiltrate binder to achieve high... 2 hours
Current mix of soil bacteria and climate conditions 50 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug deeply into that relationship. A new study suggests... 3 hours
Sockeye carcasses tossed on shore over two decades spur tree growth
SCIENCE DAILY In a 20-year study, researchers have found that nearly 600,000 pounds of sockeye salmon carcasses tossed to the left side of a small, remote stream in... 3 hours
How to mass produce cell-sized robots
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a way to mass produce tiny, cell-sized robots that could be used for industrial or biomedical monitoring. 3 hours
Study explores infant body position and learning
SCIENCE DAILY A developmental psychologist has completed a study that is the first to measure how often infants spend time in different body positions over the first year of life. The study aims to understand how... 4 hours
Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they'll make landfall in the Americas, according to new... 4 hours
Does putting the brakes on outrage bottle up social change?
SCIENCE DAILY While outrage is often generally considered a hurdle in the path to civil discourse, a team of psychologists suggest outrage -- specifically, moral outrage -- may have beneficial... 4 hours
Yes, your pet can tell time
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found some of the clearest evidence yet that animals can judge time. By examining the brain's medial entorhinal cortex, the researchers discovered a previously unknown set of neurons that turn on like... 4 hours
Complex causes of premature and low-birthweight babies in India
SCIENCE DAILY 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 pre-term or low-birthweight baby. 5 hours
Harmful pesticides lurking in New York State homes
SCIENCE DAILY Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to... 5 hours
Philosophy of mind: In touch with reality?
SCIENCE DAILY When faced with ambiguous information we apparently trust our fingertips more than our eyes. Philosophers are investigating the special status of touch. 5 hours
Ultra-close stars discovered inside a planetary nebula
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered two stars in a binary pair that complete an orbit around each other in a little over three hours, residing in the planetary nebula M3-1. Remarkably, the stars could drive a... 6 hours
Earlier puberty linked to mother's smoking during pregnancy
SCIENCE DAILY If the mother smokes during pregnancy, there is a risk of her children going into puberty earlier. 6 hours
Genomic analysis helps in discovery of unusual new bird species from Indonesia
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has described an unusual new songbird species. The bird was named the Rote Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus rotiensis after the island of Rote... 6 hours
Reading between the lines: Are we as savvy as we'd like to think when it comes to reviews?
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests we are willing to blindly trust hotel reviews when... 6 hours
Tortoise evolution: How did they become so big?
SCIENCE DAILY The evolution of giant tortoise might not be linked to islands, as had been previously thought. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers present the most comprehensive family tree of extinct and extant tortoises... 6 hours
Noble metal-free catalyst system as active as platinum
SCIENCE DAILY The industry has been traditionally deploying platinum alloys as catalysts for oxygen reduction, which is for example essential in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. Expensive and rare, that metal imposes strict restrictions... 6 hours
Nerve-on-a-chip platform makes neuroprosthetics more effective
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a miniaturized electronic platform for the stimulation and recording of peripheral nerve fibers on a chip. By modulating and rapidly recording nerve activity with a high signal-to-noise ratio, the platform paves the way... 6 hours
Bad boss? You may be making things better -- or worse!
SCIENCE DAILY Bosses who are disagreeable, dishonest and careless can mean bad outcomes for companies and teams. However, new research shows employees also play a major role in... 6 hours
Climate change and African trypanosomiasis vector populations in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley
SCIENCE DAILY A new article looks at the impact of climate change on the vectors of sleeping sickness in Africa. 6 hours
Painkillers during pregnancy can bring forward puberty in girls
SCIENCE DAILY The more weeks a women takes pain-reliving medication during pregnancy, the earlier their daughters enter puberty. This is shown by a new study. As the first in the world, researchers... 6 hours
AI doctor could boost chance of survival for sepsis patients
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created an artificial intelligence system that could help treat patients with sepsis. 6 hours
Aspirin alone a good clot buster after knee surgery
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs, such as rivaroxaban (Xarelto), according to... 6 hours
Revealing the molecular mystery of human liver cells
SCIENCE DAILY A map of the cells in the human liver has been created, revealing for the first time differences between individual cells at the molecular level which can have a profound impact on... 6 hours
Journalism study evaluates emotions on the job
SCIENCE DAILY A study investigating the emotional labor involved in reporting traumatic news events finds key differences between how male and female journalists cope. 6 hours
Rating movies based on fear pheromones in the cinema
SCIENCE DAILY The isoprene concentration in the air is an objective indicator for setting the age rating of films. 7 hours
Protein found in patients with severe asthma can help identify who would benefit from targeted drugs
SCIENCE DAILY In a novel study, researchers succeeded in identifying patients with a form of severe asthma (type... 7 hours
A topical gel to protect farmers from lethal effects of pesticides
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a nucleophilic polymer, which formulated into a topical gel can be applied on the skin before spraying of pesticides. 7 hours
New protein sequencing method could transform biological research
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated a new way to sequence proteins that is much more sensitive than existing technology, identifying individual protein molecules rather than requiring millions of molecules at a time. The advance... 7 hours
Is big-city living eroding our desire to be nice?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of anonymous interactions suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers. 7 hours
First immunotherapy success for triple-negative breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY New research has shown that by using a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy the body's own immune system can be tuned to attack triple-negative breast cancer, extending survival. 7 hours
Mineral discoveries in the Galapagos Islands pose a puzzle as to their formation and origin
SCIENCE DAILY The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most famous groups of islands in the world. Many of the... 7 hours
Memory-steel -- A new material for the strengthening of buildings
SCIENCE DAILY A new building material is about to be launched on the market: 'memory-steel' can not only be used to reinforce new, but also existing concrete structures. When the... 7 hours
For a lower climate footprint, vegetarian diet beats local
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of... 7 hours
Changes in snow coverage threatens biodiversity of Arctic nature
SCIENCE DAILY Many of the plants inhabiting northern mountains depend on the snow cover lingering until late spring or summer. Snow provides shelter for plants from winter-time extreme events but at the... 7 hours
Don't offer co-workers help unless asked
SCIENCE DAILY New workplace research found that when it comes to offering assistance at work, it's better to keep to yourself or wait until you're asked. 8 hours
Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed the first diagnostic platform that can simultaneously screen for all known human pathogenic bacteria as well as markers for virulence and antibiotic resistance. A study provides details on the... 8 hours
Gut microbiota of infants predicts obesity in children
SCIENCE DAILY Evaluating the gut microbiota of infants may help identify children who are at risk for becoming overweight or obese. The research revealed that gut microbiota composition at two years of life is... 8 hours
For the brokenhearted, grief can lead to death
SCIENCE DAILY Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research. 8 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... 8 hours
The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
SCIENCE DAILY A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff. 8 hours
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