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Turning plastic trash into treasure  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 minutes
Researchers have developed a new catalyst that can cleave plastic's strong carbon-carbon, converting it into higher value products. more
Study warns of security gaps in smart light bulbs  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 minutes
Smart bulbs are expected to be a popular purchase this holiday season. But could lighting your home open up your personal information to hackers? Now researchers have conducted a review... more
Mapping millet genetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 minutes
In the semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa, conditions can be difficult for crops. Plants need to have short growing seasons, survive on poor soils and tolerate environmental stresses. Enter, the millets. more
Polymerized estrogen shown to protect nervous system cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 55 minutes
Medical researchers have demonstrated how estrogen -- a natural hormone produced in the body -- can be polymerized into a slow-releasing biomaterial and applied to nervous system cells to protect those cells... more
Bacterial lifestyle alters the evolution of antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 55 minutes
How bacteria live - whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm - determines the course of their evolution, with implications for drug-resistant infections. more
Choosing the best embryos  SCIENCE DAILY · 55 minutes
Struggling with infertility? You are not alone. Infertility affects one out of every six Canadian couples. Some resort to in vitro fertilization, with mixed results. In a new study, researchers unveiled a mechanism that likely contributes to the low level... more
Crabs can solve and remember their way around a maze  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study has revealed how common shore crabs can navigate their way around a complex maze and can even remember the route in order to find food. more
Bed time is the best time to take blood pressure medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
People with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk... more
Poor water conditions drive invasive snakeheads onto land  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers report on the water conditions that could drive snakeheads onto land. more
Machine-learning analysis of X-ray data picks out key catalytic properties  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Scientists seeking to design new catalysts to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane have used a novel artificial intelligence (AI) approach to identify key catalytic properties. By using... more
Magnetics with a twist: Scientists find new way to image spins  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have put a new spin on measuring and controlling spins in nickel oxide, with an eye toward improving electronic devices' speed and memory capacity. more
Scientists enhance color and texture of cultured meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers are exploring the development of cultured meat found that the addition of the iron-carrying protein myoglobin improves the growth, texture and color of bovine muscle grown from cells in culture. This... more
New portable DNA sequencer quickly and accurately diagnoses wheat viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A group of scientists have developed a new technology that makes it possible to rapidly identify viruses in wheat fields with a significantly higher accuracy. They collected four... more
Embryonic development: Earlier origin of neural crest cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Neural crest cells have been thought to originate in the ectoderm, the outermost of the three germ layers formed in the earliest stages of embryonic development. But their capacity to form derivatives... more
Wake-up call: Cellular sleep isn't as harmless as once thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
New research into the mechanics of cellular sleep and shutdown could shed light on the aging process and how to potentially intervene. more
Dementia patients' adult kids diagnosed earlier than their parents  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new study indicates that people with dementia -- whose parents also had dementia -- develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents. more
When a freestanding emergency department comes to town, costs go up  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets... more
Treating Gulf War Illness with FDA-approved antiviral drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A recent study has shown that adjusting GI tract viruses by repurposing existing FDA-approved antiviral drugs offers a route for effective treatment for Gulf War Illness and its myriad of symptoms. more
Exercise can reduce artery stiffness associated with heart failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Generally, exercise is considered good for you. However, physicians and medical doctors previously prescribed bedrest to people with heart failure, fearing exercise could potentially lead to additional health problems. more
Protein in blood protects against neuronal damage after brain hemorrhage  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons. Researchers have now... more
Overall time on social media is not related to teen anxiety and depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
New research found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers. more
Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study... more
College leadership training programs assessed  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
How effective are college programs designed to train the next generation of leaders? more
Ways to reduce errors in wildlife surveys  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Researchers are working to identify less error-prone methods for performing wildlife surveys. more
More electronic device use tied to more sugar and caffeine in teens  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study found that more than 27% of teens exceed recommended sugar intake and 21% exceed recommended caffeine from soda and energy drinks.... more
Aggressive form of breast cancer influenced by dual action of genes and RNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease, could be... more
Tradeoffs between commute time, safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Urban commuters may be less likely to encounter automobile accidents if they are willing to increase trip time, researchers report. A new study introduces a tool that helps quantify the connection between traffic accidents and city road networks. more
Combination of more hospitalizations and brain pathologies linked to faster cognitive decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer's pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to... more
New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
Monstrous galaxy from dawn of the universe accidentally discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
The early universe is filled with monsters, a new study revealed. Researchers discovered a previously invisible galaxy, and perhaps a new galaxy population waiting to be discovered. more
Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world's biodiversity, and one of the most basic is the lack of knowledge about where species occur geographically. This deficiency... more
Novel agent flips on garbage disposal in neurons, eliminating toxic brain proteins in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Neuroscientists say they have developed and tested an agent that reduces the buildup of toxic proteins in animal models of... more
New species take longer to arise in the Amazon  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a new study hammers home Amazonia's importance, showing that it is not only a place... more
Q-suite motor assessment tool promising for evaluating Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
In clinical trials of adults with Huntington's disease (HD) the Q-Suite Motor Assessment Tool (Q-Motor) has proven to be helpful to detect and quantitate subtle motor abnormalities. With the anticipated... more
The spectrum of arrogance  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A team of psychology researchers is providing one of the first comprehensive literature reviews on arrogance, as well as a way to classify the condition on different levels across a spectrum, similarly to how autism is diagnosed. The team acknowledges... more
Browser tool aims to help researchers ID malicious websites, code  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers have developed an open-source tool that allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs. The tool,... more
Single mutation dramatically changes structure and function of bacteria's transporter proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study.... more
Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Introducing tablets and laptops to the classroom has certain educational virtues, according to one researcher, but her research suggests that tech has its limitations as well. A new study shows a decrease... more
Escapism: A powerful predictor of internet gaming disorder among video gamers  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A new study is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players and explores the similarities and differences between what... more
Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset -- the largest and most diverse of its kind... more
IQSEC1 gene mutations cause new intellectual disability syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Researchers identify gene causing intellectual disability syndrome that is common in countries where consanguineous marriages are prevalent. more
Paving the way for sensor interfaces that are 30 times smaller  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Researchers have invented a novel class of Digital-to-Analog (DAC) and Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC) that can be entirely designed with a fully-automated digital design methodology. more
Unique brain cells linked to OCD and anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Scientists have discovered a new lineage of specialized brain cells, called Hoxb8-lineage microglia, and established a link between the lineage and OCD and anxiety in mice. Their experiments proved that Hoxb8-lineage microglia... more
Men with breast cancer face high mortality rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease, with the disparity persisting even when clinical characteristics, such as cancer types, treatment and... more
Satellite data used to calculate snow depth in mountain ranges  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Bioscience engineers have developed a method to measure the snow depth in all mountain ranges in the Northern Hemisphere using satellites. This technique makes it possible to study... more
Biological material boosts solar cell performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Next-generation solar cells that mimic photosynthesis with biological material may give new meaning to the term 'green technology.' Adding the protein bacteriorhodopsin (bR) to perovskite solar cells boosted the efficiency of the devices in a series... more
A 'shocking' new way to treat infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
New research introduces a revolutionary treatment for these infections. The group is utilizing electrochemical therapy (ECT) to enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate the microbes. more
A blood factor involved in weight loss and aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Aging can be delayed through lifestyle changes (physical exercise, restricting calorie intake, etc.). Researchers have elucidated the properties of a molecule in the blood - GDF11 - whose mechanisms were... more
Kirigami inspires new method for wearable sensors  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
As wearable sensors become more prevalent, the need for a material resistant to damage from the stress and strains of the human body's natural movement becomes ever more crucial. To that end, researchers have... more
Mix master: Modeling magnetic reconnection in partially ionized plasma  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Many of the most dramatic events in the solar system -- the spectacle of the Northern Lights, the explosiveness of solar flares, and the destructive impact of geomagnetic storms that... more
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