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Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation
SCIENCE DAILY Why trust should play a crucial part in the development of intelligent machines for medical therapies. 1 day
Particulate pollution's impact varies greatly depending on where it originated
SCIENCE DAILY Aerosols are tiny particles that are spewed into the atmosphere by human activities, including burning coal and wood. They have negative effects on air quality -- damaging human... 1 day
Study confirms truth behind 'Darwin's moth'
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have revisited -- and confirmed -- one of the most famous textbook examples of evolution in action. 1 day
Statins associated with improvement of rare lung disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help... 1 day
Why some people with brain markers of Alzheimer's have no dementia
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has uncovered why some people that have brain markers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) never develop the classic dementia that others do. The results... 1 day
Quantum material is promising 'ion conductor' for research, new technologies
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum material, representing a new avenue for research and potential applications... 1 day
Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest... 1 day
99-million-year-old beetle trapped in amber served as pollinator to evergreen cycads
SCIENCE DAILY Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as their pollinators. But, before the rise of angiosperms,... 1 day
Whole blood test for toxoplasmosis is sensitive, specific
SCIENCE DAILY Transmission of toxoplasmosis from mother to fetus can lead to severe congenital problems and fetal death, and tests for the parasitic infection during pregnancy are critical. Now, researchers have showed the efficacy... 1 day
Protecting the power grid: Advanced plasma switch for more efficient transmission
SCIENCE DAILY Article describes research to design an advanced and cost-effective power switch to protect the US electric grid. 1 day
Physicists fight laser chaos with quantum chaos to improve laser performance
SCIENCE DAILY To tame chaos in powerful semiconductor lasers, which causes instabilities, scientists have introduced another kind of chaos. 1 day
Dominant men make decisions faster
SCIENCE DAILY Men who exhibit high social dominance make faster decisions than low-dominance men even outside a social context, finds a large behavioral study. 1 day
Tibetan sheep highly susceptible to human plague, originates from marmots
SCIENCE DAILY In the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, one of the region's highest risk areas for human plague, Himalayan marmots are the primary carriers of the infectious bacterium Y. pestis. Y. pestis... 1 day
Smart fluorescent dyes
SCIENCE DAILY Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique organic fluorophore that changes its emission color without loss of efficiency when externally... 2 days
There is not one kind of 'good sperm' -- it depends on other qualities in the male, bird study shows
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study, researchers show that the... 2 days
It's okay when you're not okay: A re-evaluation of resilience in adults
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers closely examined a series of studies on resilience in adults that report most people are unaffected by adversity. Psychologists discovered problems with how... 2 days
Scientists turn to the quantum realm to improve energy transportation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have designed a more efficient quantum transport system using a creative, yet counterintuitive solution. 2 days
Miscarriage cause, key cellular targets of potential drugs, revealed in new research
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a gene mutation underlying hydrops fetalis -- a fatal condition to fetuses due to fluid buildup in the space between organs.... 2 days
Most Americans accept genetic engineering of animals that benefits human health
SCIENCE DAILY Americans' views of possible uses of genetic engineering in animals vary depending on the mechanism and intended purpose of the technology, particularly the extent to which... 2 days
Genetic differences in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles
SCIENCE DAILY A researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees. 2 days
How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell. 2 days
PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers
SCIENCE DAILY In a randomized, Phase III trial, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative... 2 days
Stress during pregnancy increases risk of mood disorders for female offspring
SCIENCE DAILY High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2, reports a new... 2 days
Should all babies have their genomes sequenced?
SCIENCE DAILY A new report outlines ethics and policy recommendations on genome-wide sequencing of newborns. 2 days
Opt-out organ donation register unlikely to increase number of donations
SCIENCE DAILY An opt-out organ donation register is unlikely to increase the number of donations, according to a new study. The researchers say donors should actively choose to be on... 2 days
Cardiovascular disease related to type 2 diabetes can be reduced significantly
SCIENCE DAILY Properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.... 2 days
The eyes may have it, an early sign of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson's disease. People with the disease gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine,... 2 days
Retinoic acid may improve immune response against melanoma
SCIENCE DAILY Clinical trial results describe a promising strategy to remove one of melanoma's most powerful defenses: By adding retinoic acid to standard-of-care treatment, researchers were able to turn off myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs)... 2 days
How do plants turn off photosynthetic activity at night?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified two proteins that allow plants to respond to changes in surrounding light conditions and thereby make photosynthesis more efficient. 2 days
How people use, and lose, preexisting biases to make decisions
SCIENCE DAILY From love and politics to health and finances, humans can sometimes make decisions that appear irrational, or dictated by an existing bias or belief. But a new study... 2 days
Smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a single-atom transistor, the world's smallest. This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in... 2 days
Logging site slash removal may be boon for wild bees in managed forests
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests the removal of timber harvest residue during harvesting may be a boon for wild bees, an important step toward... 2 days
Trigger, target, trigger: Scientists explore controlled carbon monoxide release
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed flavonoid-based, organic carbon monoxide-releasing molecules that exhibit CO release only when triggered by visible light. Using fluorescence microscopy, the researchers demonstrate targeted CO delivery by the photoCORMs... 2 days
Super-resolution microscope reveals secrets of deadly Nipah virus
SCIENCE DAILY The deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought, new research has found. The discovery could allow scientists to develop more effective... 2 days
Bird communities dwindle on New Mexico's Pajarito Plateau
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably dropped. 2 days
New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study in cells, researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's internal machinery to skip over a small portion... 2 days
Immune cell dysfunction linked to photosensitivity, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a type of immune cell known as Langerhans appears to play an important role in photosensitivity, an immune system reaction to sunlight that can trigger severe skin rashes. 2 days
This matrix delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles
SCIENCE DAILY Muscles of the elderly and of patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy have trouble regenerating. A new nanohydrogel with muscle stem cells has boosted muscle growth in mouse models... 2 days
Key factor may be missing from models that predict disease outbreaks from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that computer models used to predict the spread of epidemics from climate change -- such as... 2 days
Logging permit fraud threatens timber species in Brazilian Amazon
SCIENCE DAILY Timber harvested illegally under fraudulent permits is undercutting conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, new research by an international collaboration shows. 2 days
Autism linked to egg cells' difficulty creating large proteins
SCIENCE DAILY New work reveals that the genetic factors underlying fragile X syndrome, and potentially from other autism-related disorders, stem from defects in the cell's ability to create unusually large protein structures.... 2 days
Twisted electronics open the door to tunable 2-D materials
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report an advance that may revolutionize the field of 2-D materials such as graphene: a 'twistronic' device whose characteristics can be varied by simply varying the angle between two... 2 days
That stinks! One American in 15 smells odors that aren't there
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that one in 15 Americans (or 6.5 percent) over the age of 40 experiences phantom odors. The study is the first in... 2 days
Reverse osmosis membranes with tunable thickness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used electrospray technology to create ultra-thin, ultra-smooth polyamide membranes for reverse osmosis. This scalable process allows for better control of a membrane's fundamental properties, avoids the use of chemical baths, and can be applied to... 2 days
Structurally 'inside-out' planetary nebula discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered the unusual evolution of the central star of a planetary nebula in our Milky Way galaxy. The finding sheds light on the future evolution, and more importantly, the ultimate fate of the Sun. 2 days
Diagnosing cancer with malaria protein: New method discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a method of diagnosing a broad range of cancers at their early stages by utilizing a particular malaria protein, which sticks to cancer cells in blood samples. The researchers... 2 days
A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds
SCIENCE DAILY All organisms rely on chemical reactions in order to make various natural products. Chemical reactions can be caused by a number of catalysts, such as enzymatic... 2 days
Female mosquitoes get choosy quickly to offset invasions
SCIENCE DAILY Certain female mosquitoes quickly evolve more selective mating behavior when faced with existential threats from other invasive mosquito species, with concurrent changes to certain genetic regions, according to new research. 2 days
Blood test may identify gestational diabetes risk in first trimester, NIH study indicates
SCIENCE DAILY A blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes, a... 2 days
Expecting to learn: Language acquisition in toddlers improved by predictable situations
SCIENCE DAILY Two-year-old children were taught novel words in predictable and unpredictable situations. Children learned words significantly better in predictable situations. 2 days
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