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PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk
SCIENCE DAILY Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease. 3 hours
Hold the phone: An ambulance might lower your chances of surviving some injuries
SCIENCE DAILY Victims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they're taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle... 3 hours
Small intestine permeable peptides facilitate digestive tract absorption
SCIENCE DAILY Biopharmaceuticals, medium- and high-molecular weight biologically active macromolecules, are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, the main organ responsible for gastrointestinal absorption, resulting in a bottleneck for oral administration type biopharmaceutical... 3 hours
New tool to assess individual's level of wisdom
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological... 3 hours
Breaking legume's crop wild relative barrier
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties. 4 hours
Clear tactics, but few easy solutions, for hospitals combating ransomware
SCIENCE DAILY Hospitals facing the prospect of ransomware attacks like the one that afflicted British hospitals in May can take many concrete steps to better protect themselves, but some of... 4 hours
Cell model of brain provides new knowledge of developmental disease
SCIENCE DAILY By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers are creating cell models of the human brain. The researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease... 4 hours
Political polarization? Don't blame the web
SCIENCE DAILY Despite the popular narrative that the web is to blame for rising political polarization, a study by economists has found that recent growth in polarization is greatest for demographic groups in which individuals are least likely... 4 hours
Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migration
SCIENCE DAILY The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by an... 4 hours
Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of the world's seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of... 4 hours
Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish
SCIENCE DAILY West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise... 4 hours
3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate
SCIENCE DAILY In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between... 4 hours
One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers' hearts
SCIENCE DAILY Electronic cigarettes have been touted as both a safer alternative for smokers and as an effective way for people to gradually quit smoking altogether. But a... 4 hours
Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes
SCIENCE DAILY By studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an intracerebral hemorrhage, a form of stroke caused by ruptured blood vessels. The study... 4 hours
Communication among health care facilities key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium. 4 hours
Automatic code reuse: System automatically modifies code for transfer to other programs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new system that allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another. The programmer can select the code from... 4 hours
Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. They have identified 'thresholds of catastrophe' in the carbon cycle that, if exceeded, would lead... 4 hours
Plants combine color and fragrance to procure pollinators
SCIENCE DAILY Who knew that it's possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color? This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana... 8 hours
Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
SCIENCE DAILY A hardy ocean drone made a first-ever attempt to surf across Antarctica's stormy Drake Passage gathering data about ocean mixing. 8 hours
Unique type of object discovered in our solar system
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including... 8 hours
Cellular backup plan for keeping iron levels just right
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a new connection in the network of checks and balances underlying cellular iron regulation. 8 hours
How Teotihuacan's urban design was lost and found
SCIENCE DAILY A new article outlines how the urban design of the city of Teotihuacan differed from past and subsequent cities, only to be rediscovered and partially modeled on many centuries later by the... 8 hours
Mathematicians ask: What's in a ripple?
SCIENCE DAILY When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, it often gives rise to a phenomenon known as an undular bore, which consists of a series of rapid oscillations that propagate and spread. But how... 9 hours
New concept of terrestrial planet formation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are proposing a new way of understanding the cooling and transfer of heat from terrestrial planetary interiors and how that affects the generation of the volcanic terrains that dominate the rocky planets. 9 hours
Dinosaur evolution: Lumbering giants had agile ancestors
SCIENCE DAILY The best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors, for the earliest representatives of the group were small, lithe carnivores. 9 hours
Oxytocin turns up the volume of your social environment
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the so-called 'love hormone' oxytocin can intensify negative as well as positive experiences. 9 hours
Millions of new genes in human microbiome
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these... 9 hours
Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is... 9 hours
Parents: How you manage conflict has an impact on your kids
SCIENCE DAILY It's not always bad for children to be exposed to their parents' disagreements. It's how those disagreements are handled that really matters, according to a new... 9 hours
Animal acoustic activity decline shows forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlife
SCIENCE DAILY Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the... 9 hours
Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein
SCIENCE DAILY The growth of certain aggressive brain tumors can be halted by cutting off their access to a signaling molecule produced by the brain's nerve cells, according to a new study. 9 hours
Scientists make atoms-thick 'Post-It notes' for solar cells and circuits
SCIENCE DAILY A new study describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to... 9 hours
Newly ID'd role of major Alzheimer's gene suggests possible therapeutic target
SCIENCE DAILY A new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer's risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers show that... 9 hours
Bite force research reveals dinosaur-eating frog
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs. The conclusion comes from a study of the bite... 9 hours
Smokers who quit have metabolite levels that resemble those of nonsmokers
SCIENCE DAILY Even after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now in a study shows that certain metabolic changes occur soon after... 10 hours
Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study found that tension with... 10 hours
Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogs
SCIENCE DAILY Poison frogs, especially male poison frogs, are very caring parents. After the tadpoles hatch, the males piggyback their offspring to distant pools spread around the rainforest where they can feed and develop.... 10 hours
Species abundance: Winter restricts innovation
SCIENCE DAILY Why are there so many more species in the tropics? The 'storage effect' is stronger there than in temperate forests. 10 hours
World's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. 10 hours
10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes
SCIENCE DAILY DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. Scientists' analyses of the prevalence of whitefish DNA in sediment reveal... 10 hours
Mathematical simulations shed new light on epilepsy surgery
SCIENCE DAILY Results from an unexpected quarter is could help neurologists to identify which brain region to remove to eliminate an epilepsy patient’s symptoms. Mathematicians have shown that it is sensible to examine the... 10 hours
Plant physiology: Adjusting to fluctuating temperatures
SCIENCE DAILY The average vegetation periods of trees and shrubs in North America are intrinsically three weeks shorter than those of comparable species in Europe and Asia, new research indicates. 10 hours
Spinning a lighter, safer electrode
SCIENCE DAILY A fabric-like material electrode has been created that could help make energy storage devices -- batteries and supercapacitors -- faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like... 10 hours
Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for clues
SCIENCE DAILY The most-studied galaxy in the universe -- the Milky Way -- might not be as 'typical' as previously thought, according to a new study.... 10 hours
Guess who? Facial expressions can cause confusion
SCIENCE DAILY Photos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving license, or your face in holiday photos. Research has shown when photos of... 10 hours
Naked molecules dancing in liquid become visible
SCIENCE DAILY Moving, vibrating and leaping molecules make up our world. However, capturing their movement is not an easy task. Scientists were able to see the movement of molecules stored inside a graphene pocket without the... 10 hours
Immune cells produce wound healing factor, could lead to new IBD treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Specific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead... 10 hours
Imagining a world without species
SCIENCE DAILY Categorizing species can get hazy at small, microbial scales. After all, the classical definition of species as interbreeding individuals with sexually viable offspring doesn't apply to asexual organisms. Examining shared DNA doesn't help either: collectively, E. coli bacteria... 10 hours
Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have strain-engineered a data storage material to store data by exploiting a process of avalanche atomic switching. Memory cells using this... 10 hours
Researchers identify new target, develop new drug for cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism... 10 hours
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
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Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane Maria
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Why flu vaccines so often fail
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Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles
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Climate change lessons from Arabian Gulf coral reefs
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Space radiation is risky business for the human body
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Lumbering giants had agile ancestors
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Equifax breach brings renewed attention to information security vulnerabilities
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Keeping astronauts – and Earth – safe from destructive solar storms
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Keeping astronauts – and Earth – safe from destructive solar storms
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3-D printers—a revolutionary frontier for medicine
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