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UC San Diego researchers awarded two grants for investigating stem cell-based therapies
NEWS MEDICAL The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine unanimously approved this week two grants worth more than $2.2 million to University of... 47 minutes
Collaborative study to assess effects of exercise training for cognitive deficits in MS
NEWS MEDICAL Glenn Wylie, DPhil, associate director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation, has received a $300,000 sub-award from the National... 2 hours
Study: Greening vacant urban land reduces feelings of depression for surrounding residents
NEWS MEDICAL Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers from the Perelman School of... 2 hours
Here’s the sexual harassment report that felled a famed geneticist—and his defense
Science Magazine Even after he was asked to stop, Francisco Ayala repeatedly directed unwelcome attention toward women, university found 4 hours
The Mount Sinai Hospital receives accreditation as geriatric emergency department
NEWS MEDICAL The Department of Emergency Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital is the first in New York State to be accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the American... 10 hours
Researchers explore future of houseplants as functional sirens of home health
NEWS MEDICAL In a perspective published in the July 20 issue of Science, Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically... 10 hours
Most employees can work smarter, given the chance
PHYS.ORG More than half (58 percent) of employees in Britain can identify changes at work which would make them more productive, a research team drawn from UCL Institute of Education (IOE), Cardiff University... 11 hours
People love to hate do-gooders, especially at work
SCIENCE DAILY Highly cooperative and generous people can attract hatred and social punishment, especially in competitive environments, new University of Guelph study finds. 11 hours
Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells
PHYS.ORG Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers from the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Centre for Molecular... 12 hours
Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment
SCIENCE DAILY Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting in biodiversity loss; increased natural hazards; threats to food, water and energy security; negative impacts on... 12 hours
Fewer injuries in girls' sports when high schools have athletic trainers
SCIENCE DAILY Availability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls who play on the soccer or basketball team,... 13 hours
Houseplants could one day monitor home health
PHYS.ORG In a perspective published in the July 20 issue of Science, Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. 13 hours
Electronic tongue allows for the fast, cheap detection of adulterated honey
PHYS.ORG Researchers of Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV) have developed an electronic "tongue" able to distinguish adulterated honeys in an easy, fast and cheap way. 13 hours
Did a rogue star change the makeup of our solar system?
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the Max-Planck Institute and Queen's University has used new information to test a theory that suggests a rogue star passed close... 13 hours
Shining light on excited-state dynamics in perovskite materials
PHYS.ORG Through a close collaboration between experimentalists at University of California Berkeley and theorists in Los Alamos's Theoretical Division group T-1, the Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), and Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT),... 13 hours
Scientists explore new experimental model systems to advance biology
PHYS.ORG Tremendous advancement of basic biological knowledge has come from genetically manipulating model organisms to test mechanistic hypotheses. But the selection of traditional model organisms available offers a limited view of... 14 hours
ECU researchers develop world’s first blood test that detects melanoma in its early stages
NEWS MEDICAL Edith Cowan University researchers have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, a... 14 hours
Researchers uncover cause for progression of prostate cancer to incurable stage
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered novel genes and mechanisms that can explain how a genomic variant in a single nucleotide polymorphism... 14 hours
Shark data greatly expanded North America's biggest marine protected area
PHYS.ORG North America's biggest marine protected area—Mexico's Revillagigedo National Park—may have been nearly seven times smaller if not for shark-tracking data collected by researchers and alumni from the University... 14 hours
New findings on intercellular communication
PHYS.ORG Led by Benoit Vanhollebeke, WELBIO investigator at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the Laboratory of Neurovascular Signaling has solved an important enigma of cell signaling related to Wnt signaling specificity. 14 hours
Dingoes may provide clues to understanding how Australia evolved
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Australian National University have uncovered new evidence that suggests dingoes arrived in Australia between 3,348 and 3,081 years ago, more recently... 14 hours
Study: Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of stillbirth
NEWS MEDICAL Exposure to secondhand smoke is causing thousands of still births in developing countries, according to new research carried out by the University of York. 15 hours
Akainacephalus johnsoni: New Armored Dinosaur Species Discovered
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of ankylosaurid dinosaur being named Akainacephalus johnsoni has been discovered by paleontologists Jelle Wiersma and Randall Irmis from the... 15 hours
Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism
PHYS.ORG A Purdue University study has mapped a complex series of pathways that control the shape of plant cells. The findings are an important step toward customizing how plants grow to suit particular... 15 hours
Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune cells, which in turn attack... 16 hours
New training platform for big data analysis
PHYS.ORG Studies indicate that more than 95 percent of researchers in the life sciences are already working with big data or plan to do so—but more than 65 percent state that they only have minimal... 16 hours
A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings
PHYS.ORG The research group ARDITEC from the Higher Technical School of Building Engineering at the University of Seville has led a pioneering European project to calculate the... 16 hours
Low-cost formulas in the manufacturing of non-stick food molds
PHYS.ORG There is good news for small and medium-sized baking businesses and amateur bakers of cakes, muffins and pastries made in extravagant shapes. A system designed by a University of Cordoba... 16 hours
Reversing cause and effect is no trouble for quantum computers
PHYS.ORG Watch a movie backwards and you'll likely get confused—but a quantum computer wouldn't. That's the conclusion of researcher Mile Gu at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at... 18 hours
On the 48th floor in Philly, Comcast kicks off startup accelerator with 10 firms
PHYS.ORG Over the last few days, they flew in from all over—Singapore, Munich, Toronto and Los Angeles—and one walked from University... 18 hours
Muscle fitness is strongly associated with improved rate of ageing in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at King's College London have found that muscle fitness as measured by power in the legs is strongly associated with an... 18 hours
Replacing conventional cancer treatment with complementary therapy linked to increased risk of death
NEWS MEDICAL People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment,... 19 hours
Child psychiatrist available on call to help assess separated immigrant children
NEWS MEDICAL Child psychiatrist Matthew Biel, MD, MSc, wasn't at all surprised to learn from news reports in early July that two children separated at the US border... 19 hours
Genome research suggests presence of enteric fever in medieval Europe
NEWS MEDICAL Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe. 20 hours
Availability of athletic trainer in high school reduces injury rates in girls' sports, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Availability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls... 20 hours
UK health communication researcher seeks solutions for disposing leftover medicine
NEWS MEDICAL University of Kentucky health communication researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General's office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of... 20 hours
Novel tool predicts genes that cause disease due to production of truncated proteins
NEWS MEDICAL Predicting genes that can cause disease due to the production of truncated or altered proteins that take on a new or different... 20 hours
Using miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to target headaches and tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune... 20 hours
Scientists move one step further in developing eye drops to treat age-related macular degeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionize treatment for... 21 hours
Healthy behaviors are not effective in preventing gestational diabetes in obese women
NEWS MEDICAL A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a... 21 hours
ZHX2 protein could offer a new treatment strategy for kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have uncovered a potential therapeutic target for kidney cancers that have a common genetic change. 21 hours
Scientists demonstrate a new regulation mechanism for skeletal muscles
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists from the University of Florence, Italy and the Randall Division in collaboration with the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France, demonstrated a new regulation mechanism... 22 hours
ADHD medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy college students, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually... 24 hours
New instruments push boundaries for precise measurements in jet engines, gas turbines
PHYS.ORG A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing instruments to precisely measure pressure, temperature and other analytics inside the harsh environments of rocket engines and gas... 1 day
Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
PHYS.ORG Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study led by Balint Z. Kacsoh of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth,... 1 day
New malicious email detection method outperforms 60 antivirus engines
PHYS.ORG Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Malware Lab researchers have developed a new method to detect unknown, malicious emails that is more accurate than the most popular antivirus software products.... 1 day
Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzle
PHYS.ORG Researchers from North Carolina State University have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon... 1 day
Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe
PHYS.ORG Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in... 1 day
Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs
PHYS.ORG To investigate the scavenging behaviour first author Bryndan van Pinxteren of the University of Amsterdam analysed all video material from the camera traps by scoring the visiting behaviour... 1 day
Regular sunscreen use protects young people from melanoma
NEWS MEDICAL A world-first study led by University of Sydney has found that Australians aged 18-40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent,... 1 day
High fruit and vegetable intake linked to reduced risk of breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors,... 1 day
Study: Binge drinking impairs working memory in adolescent brain
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that binge drinking impairs working memory in the adolescent brain. The study, in mice, explains why teenagers who... 1 day
ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students
SCIENCE DAILY Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning. 2 days
On This Day In Space! July 19, 1985: Christa McAuliffe Named 1st 'Teacher in Space'
SPACE.COM On July 19, 1985, a high school teacher named Christa McAuliffe was selected to become the first American... 2 days
France closes in on phone ban in schools starting in September
PHYS.ORG French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's... 2 days
Biophysicists use infrared sensor as new method for drug discovery
NEWS MEDICAL Using an infrared sensor, biophysicists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have succeeded in analyzing quickly and easily which active agents affect the structure of proteins and how long that effect... 2 days
Wave energy converters are not geared toward the increase in energy over the last century
PHYS.ORG The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has been exploring how ocean energy has evolved in Ireland during the... 2 days
Infrared sensor as new method for drug discovery
PHYS.ORG Using an infrared sensor, biophysicists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have succeeded in analysing quickly and easily which active agents affect the structure of proteins and how long that effect lasts. Thus, Prof... 2 days
World-first program to stop hacking by supercomputers
PHYS.ORG IT experts at Monash University have devised the world's leading post-quantum secure privacy-preserving algorithm – so powerful it can thwart attacks from supercomputers of the future. 2 days
Study: Nearly 40% of People Have Fictional First Memory
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from the University of Bradford, Nottingham Trent University and City, University of London, UK,... 2 days
Red-light cameras don't reduce traffic accidents or improve public safety: analysis
PHYS.ORG Red-light cameras don't reduce the number of traffic accidents or injuries at intersections where the devices are installed, according a new analysis by Case Western Reserve... 2 days
Researchers to extend service life of nuclear reactors and improve their safety
PHYS.ORG Cooperating with students from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia), scientists from the Kurchatov Institute (Russia) have used new technology to extend the... 2 days
How 'empathy gap' among social workers can affect services for people of color
PHYS.ORG Social workers think of themselves as empathetic individuals—after all, they went into social work specifically to help people. But empathy isn't a... 2 days
Study: Postmenopausal factors may impact heart-protective qualities of 'good cholesterol'
NEWS MEDICAL Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins - also known as 'good cholesterol' - according to a study led by researchers in... 2 days
First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes
PHYS.ORG The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber, provides important new information on the evolution of modern snakes, according to a new... 2 days
Post-hospital discharge home visit helps physicians to provide comprehensive care plans
NEWS MEDICAL When resident physicians visit the homes of their former hospital patients they are better able to assess patient needs and understand the important role that community... 2 days
Scientists lack vital knowledge on rapid Arctic climate change
PHYS.ORG Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study from Lund University in Sweden. The... 2 days
how does the sun s rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth How Does the Sun's Rotational Cycle Influence Lightning Activity on Earth?
ASTRO WATCH A collaborative research team in Japan has taken the first steps to understanding how... 2 days
Bundled-payment system did not lower costs for serious medical conditions, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to... 2 days
Research project investigates snake venom treatment as antibiotic alternative for eye infections
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative University of Liverpool research project that will investigate whether compounds used to treat snake venom and bee stings could provide an alternative... 2 days
Long-term changes crucial in charting future of ecosystems
PHYS.ORG Changes in ecosystems that happen over years can often go unnoticed. That is why long-term research is important in restoring and managing the Florida Everglades and other vulnerable ecosystems, according to a... 2 days
Scientists develop synthetic biology-inspired materials systems
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. 2 days
Researchers identify subtypes of retinal ganglion cells using single-cell RNA sequencing
NEWS MEDICAL Single-cell sequencing technologies are filling in fine details in the catalog of life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center and The Jackson Laboratory have... 2 days
For Mexican immigrants, politics is a family affair
PHYS.ORG Imagine adapting to life in the U.S. after emigrating from Mexico. With so many confusing new processes and systems to navigate, how would you begin to understand something as complex as local... 2 days
Therapy dogs found to be effective in reducing ADHD symptoms in children
NEWS MEDICAL In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the... 2 days
Researchers identify new compound that protects against neurodegeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for human neurodegenerative diseases to be developed in... 2 days
Mother's microbiome determines offspring's risk of developing autism
NEWS MEDICAL The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome - the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us - during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia... 2 days
In the ocean's twilight zone, tiny organisms may have giant effect on Earth's carbon cycle
PHYS.ORG Deep in the ocean's twilight zone, swarms of ravenous single-celled organisms may be altering Earth's carbon cycle in... 2 days
Cities as study proxies for climate change
PHYS.ORG Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species. 2 days
Experts address ways to support latest science education standards
PHYS.ORG The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K-12 science content standards, with three dimensions that are integrated in instruction at all levels: core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting... 2 days
A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Australia's Curtin University have developed a simple pill that could be used to treat methamphetamine addicts. It would soon be tried in a clinical trial to prove its... 2 days
Melanoma could soon be detected using a blood test
NEWS MEDICAL West Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University have managed to develop a blood test that is capable of diagnosing melanomas before they can spread to other parts of the body.... 2 days
Team studies complexities of biodiversity, disease transmission
PHYS.ORG Biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate as infectious diseases increasingly spill over from wildlife to humans. Disease ecologists fervently debate whether biodiversity loss leads to an increased disease risk. Now, a University of... 2 days
More category 5 hurricanes forecasted by scientists
PHYS.ORG In the midst of hurricane season, climatologists around the world are monitoring tropical storm formations that have the potential to escalate into deadly hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season included 17 named storms last year,... 2 days
Celebrating positives improves classroom behavior and mental health
SCIENCE DAILY Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct and to avoid jumping to correct minor disruption improves child behavior, concentration and mental health. 2 days
Air pollution negatively associated with US national park visitation
PHYS.ORG More than 300 million visitors travel to U.S. national parks every year to experience America's iconic landscapes. But poor air quality in parks may negatively affect visitation, according to a... 2 days
Gut's 'taste buds' help school the immune system in the thymus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers were recently surprised to discover fully formed gut and skin cells in the thymus, a lemon-sized organ that sits in front of the heart and... 2 days
Study first to confirm where baby white sharks 'hang out' in the North Atlantic
PHYS.ORG Using cutting-edge satellite and acoustic technology, a researcher from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team... 2 days
Research uncovers new target for therapeutic intervention in breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that a... 2 days
Study finds discharge against medical advice as predictor of readmissions in heart attack patients
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study led by Keele University researchers found discharge against medical advice as the strongest predictor of 30-day... 2 days
Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best way—while they are swimming
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Already the world's largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published... 2 days
The not-school movement that's helping young people re-engage with learning
SCIENCE DAILY Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school. 3 days
Research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyzes of 'Ata'
PHYS.ORG University of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding research into the much publicised alien-like "Atacama mummy". 3 days
Doing school differently
PHYS.ORG Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr. Thomas Stehlik. 3 days
Hydrogen from water in iron nanotruss structures
PHYS.ORG Swedish researchers have discovered a new and efficient way to use electrocatalysis to produce hydrogen gas from water. Instead of using expensive and difficult-to-obtain platinum electrodes, the new method uses electrodes with nanotruss structures... 3 days
Increasing blood sugar levels improves memory and performance in older adults
NEWS MEDICAL Sugar improves memory in older adults - and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity - according to new research by the... 3 days
Study: Stricter firearm legislation associated with reduced murder and suicide rates
NEWS MEDICAL A statistical analysis carried out by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the Center for Medical Statistics at the Medical University of Vienna... 3 days
Study calls for new gold standard in research to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by scientists from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel calls for a new gold standard in research to treat non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, an obesity-linked... 3 days
New evidence suggests the Devonian Nekton Revolution never occurred
PHYS.ORG A pair of researchers at Yale University has found evidence that suggests the Devonian Nekton Revolution never actually occurred. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B,... 3 days
Biological signalling processes in intelligent materials
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the University of Freiburg have developed materials systems that are composed of biological components and polymer materials and are capable of perceiving and processing information. These biohybrid systems were engineered to perform certain functions,... 3 days
Novel approach studies whale shark ages the best way—while they are swimming
Students challenged to redesign 3D-printed space part
A Multi-Modal Approach for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Can airships take scenic flights back to the future?
Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma
Manipulating single atoms with an electron beam
Scientists show how energy landscape algorithm details DNA's interphase dynamics