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Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Cell Guidance Systems, Cambridge University and Imperial College are exploiting microscopic crystals, made by a cypovirus, to produce stable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect the world's poorest people. 44 minutes
Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
MNT Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking'... 2 hours
Study examines factors that drive people's behavior for adhering to safe infant sleeping practices
NEWS MEDICAL It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale... 2 hours
Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds
NEWS MEDICAL People who hear voices that other people can't hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to research led by Durham University and University... 2 hours
Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks
PHYS.ORG Racial stereotypes affect the public's perception of NFL quarterbacks and may, in some cases, become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. 2 hours
Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Tokai University describe in Advanced Materials how wrapping biological tissue in a nanosheet of a particular organic material results in high-quality microscopy images. Application of the wrap prevents the sample from drying out, and... 7 hours
Binge TV viewing increasingly prevalent - poses a threat to sleep.
NEWS MEDICAL According to new research that looked at the TV viewing habits and sleep histories of 423 persons between ages of 18 and 25 years, binge watching... 8 hours
astrophysicist predicts detached eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into an exotic star Astrophysicist Predicts Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs to Merge Into an Exotic Star
ASTRO WATCH A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40... 2 days
Here's What It's Like to Be the Planetary Protection Officer at NASA
SPACE.COM John Rummel, a biology professor at East Carolina University, reflects on his experiences as NASA's planetary protection officer, a job that requires a lot... 2 days
Older smokers more likely to quit with increase in cigarette prices, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely... 2 days
UC Santa Cruz researchers fight pediatric cancer using big data
NEWS MEDICAL When you hear the words "Santa Cruz," you likely think of surf, sand and other beachside fun. It's easy to forget there is a world class research institution,... 2 days
New analysis explores promising strategies to increase living kidney donation
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis indicates that few strategies to increase living kidney donation have been evaluated effectively; however, educational strategies targeted to recipients and their family and friends have... 2 days
Nearly 50% of parents against later school start times, despite health and learning benefits
NEWS MEDICAL Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are... 2 days
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46... 2 days
UH gets $3.3 million funding from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. 3 days
Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times
SCIENCE DAILY Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays... 3 days
Citrus Fruits Were Symbols of High Social Status in Ancient Rome
SCI-NEWS.COM Citrus fruits such as citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient... 3 days
Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast
PHYS.ORG Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought. 3 days
Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines how
PHYS.ORG With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data... 3 days
Flexibility at work key to helping women maintain careers after childbirth
PHYS.ORG Flexibility in the workplace is the key to helping women maintain their career trajectory after childbirth, new research by the University of Kent has shown. 3 days
Solutal Marangoni flows of miscible liquid drive transport without surface contamination
PHYS.ORG A research team led by Hyoungsoo Kim, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST, succeeded in quantifying the phenomenon called, the Marangoni effect, which occurs at... 3 days
Study finds 'modest correlation' between journalists' social networks and ideology of their news content
PHYS.ORG In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers has found a "modest correlation" between a journalist's Twitter... 3 days
Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of upcoming eclipse
PHYS.ORG A research team from Predictive Science Inc. (PSI) used the Stampede2 supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to forecast the corona of the... 3 days
New solar forecasting tool could help increase efficiency and reduce energy costs
PHYS.ORG A research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and... 3 days
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
PHYS.ORG The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms. For this... 3 days
College freshmen who weighed themselves daily lost body fat
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that female college-aged students who reported at least one period of daily self-weighing over a two-year study saw a drop in their body mass index. 3 days
Air pollution particles could make you more susceptible to infection, say scientists
NEWS MEDICAL AIR pollution could make you more vulnerable to infection, scientists at a Scots university have revealed. 3 days
New diagnostic tool uses near-infrared light to spot patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes
NEWS MEDICAL Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis... 3 days
Researchers identify molecule that enables cell appendages to drive bodily fluid flow
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow... 3 days
WATCH: Experts say heavy backpacks are a critical issue for children
ABC NEWS As students head back to school, a pediatric sports medicine doctor discusses how heavy is too heavy when it comes to backpacks children use every day. 3 days
Super-photostable fluorescent labeling agent for super-resolution microscopy
PHYS.ORG Chemists at ITbM, Nagoya University have developed a super-photostable fluorescent dye called PhoxBright 430 (PB430) to visualize cellular ultra-structure by super-resolution microscopy. The exceptional photostability of this new dye enables continuous STED imaging. With... 3 days
Scientists use standard office scanner as a tool for soil color evaluation
PHYS.ORG A scientist of the Soil Science Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and her colleagues have designed a simple technique for quantitatively characterizing... 3 days
New biomarkers for early Lyme Disease identified
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has developed a test to facilitate early diagnosis of Lyme Disease, which it is hoped will improved treatment outcomes. Until now, it was difficult to... 3 days
Study identifies link between e-cigarette and tobacco use in school children
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, published in the journal Tobacco Control has found a link showing that school children who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco... 3 days
AMSBIO announce sponsorship of organoid technology training course
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO announces its sponsorship of the 'Discovering Organoids: Establishment, Culture & Manipulation’ hands-on training course* due to be hosted at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK, on 11th and 12th September 2017. 3 days
Gliese 832 Hosts at Least Three Exoplanets, Astrophysicists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from the Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics and the University of Texas at... 3 days
Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys
NEWS MEDICAL School is back in session and that means youth athletes are returning to the field, court or track. Parents and players beware: recent reports have shown that youth sports-related injuries... 3 days
Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop
PHYS.ORG New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient... 3 days
Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenize nature
PHYS.ORG Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by the University of California, Davis. 3 days
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
PHYS.ORG Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. 3 days
Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes... 3 days
Greater use of firearms linked to higher suicide rates in rural areas
NEWS MEDICAL Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the... 3 days
Drug blocked by regulators found to improve quality of life for MS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people... 3 days
Schoolchildren who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that teenagers who had tried an e-cigarette were almost four times more likely to start smoking a conventional cigarette within a year, when compared to... 3 days
UAB awarded $2.2 million NIH grant to address driving attention issues
NEWS MEDICAL The Translational Research for Injury Prevention Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded $2.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to... 3 days
Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school
NEWS MEDICAL While we prepare our children to go back to school, parents should check and make sure their children are current on all vaccinations before the start of the... 3 days
NIH researchers unravel how male, female mouse embryos acquire sex-specific reproductive systems
NEWS MEDICAL A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues... 3 days
astrophysicists predict earth like planet in star system only 16 light years away Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Planet in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away
ASTRO WATCH Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 3 days
New gene catalog of ocean microbiome reveals surprises
PHYS.ORG Microbes dominate the planet, especially the ocean, and help support the entire marine food web. In a recent report published in Nature Microbiology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) oceanography professor Ed... 4 days
Journalists successfully used secure computing to expose Panama Papers, researchers say
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers." 4 days
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts
PHYS.ORG A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice... 4 days
AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
PHYS.ORG In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for... 4 days
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
PHYS.ORG By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. 4 days
Computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software
PHYS.ORG Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments... 4 days
Potato waste processing may be the road to enhanced food waste conversion
PHYS.ORG With more than two dozen companies in Pennsylvania manufacturing potato chips, it is no wonder that researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences... 4 days
Male fruit flies can smell a good mate based on her metabolism
PHYS.ORG A female fruit fly must balance her energy usage between making eggs now and storing nutrients for later. This balance affects the pheromones that... 4 days
Slippery liquid surfaces confuse mussels
PHYS.ORG It all began with a bet at a conference in Italy in 2013. Nicolas Vogel, Ph.D., then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg's lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard's John... 4 days
Researchers describe gene that makes large, plump tomatoes
PHYS.ORG Farmers can grow big, juicy tomatoes thanks to a mutation in the Cell Size Regulator gene that occurred during the tomato domestication process. Esther van der Knaap of the University of Georgia,... 4 days
Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor finds
SCIENCE DAILY A protein that enables fish to change the size of their hearts based on the temperature of the water has now been identified by researchers. Understanding... 4 days
Researchers develop model for lighter armor
PHYS.ORG The US Army Research Laboratory is working on developing new light-weight ceramic materials that resist fracture, and has teamed with researchers from the University of Florida to better understand exactly how these materials, which are suited... 4 days
Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections
NEWS MEDICAL New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses... 4 days
Solar Eclipse Paintings On View in New Princeton Exhibit (Photos)
SPACE.COM A new exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum was inspired by an extraordinary artist who harnessed both scientific knowledge and artistic practicality to produce enchanting paintings of... 4 days
Ray of hope for more abundant wheat crops
PHYS.ORG Crops such as wheat could be up to 21% more efficient at turning the sun's energy into food, according to new research by Lancaster University. 4 days
Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers report
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered a mechanism that allows bacteria of the same species to communicate when their survival is threatened.... 4 days
Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major
PHYS.ORG Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, says Ann Beutel of the University of Oklahoma in the... 4 days
Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
PHYS.ORG Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers... 4 days
Astrophysicists predict Earth-like planet in star system only 16 light years away
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light... 4 days
Hemorrhagic fevers: Countering inflammation to prevent circulatory failure
PHYS.ORG Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers from the University of Basel have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the... 4 days
Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major
SCIENCE DAILY Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, according to new research. Researcher have shown how long-held cultural... 4 days
Researchers develop dissolvable, easy-to-use milk capsules
PHYS.ORG Have your coffee without spilling the milk: Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a milk capsule that dissolves when placed in a hot drink. Not only does this reduce the consumption of packaging... 4 days
Ocean exploration uncovers one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures
PHYS.ORG A research mission led by Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has uncovered details of one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures. After nearly two years of planning, a team... 4 days
Algal blooms cost Ohio homeowners $152 million over six years
PHYS.ORG In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University estimate algal blooms at two Ohio lakes cost Ohio homeowners $152 million in lost property value over six... 4 days
Researchers explore if deep-sea sponges could be new source of potential antimicrobials
NEWS MEDICAL Marine sponges and the deep-sea ecosystem are comparatively under-studied and under-exploited compared with life in shallower waters - but a team of scientists from the University... 4 days
New Class of Chemical Reaction Discovered: ‘Chemically Termolecular’ Reactions
SCI-NEWS.COM A duo of researchers from Columbia University and Argonne National Laboratory has discovered an entirely new class of... 4 days
New study offers answers to improve elderly transport mobility
PHYS.ORG A new study led by the University of Plymouth and funded through the EU-funded TRACY project has advised governments to do more to develop transport policies that allow those over... 4 days
Seeing people on a package can improve product sales, study finds
PHYS.ORG UO professor Bettina Cornwell doesn't really care for potato chips, but she found herself considering a bag while traveling alone in France and feeling a bit... 4 days
Zooming in on climate predictions
PHYS.ORG In the quest to better understand climate change, there is plenty we still don't know. But the question isn't whether or not climate change is happening. "What we sometimes hear on the news is political manufactured uncertainty," said... 4 days
Going nano in the fight against cancer
PHYS.ORG Imagine being able to see the signs of cancer decades before we can now. URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury and researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have invented a technique that... 4 days
Molecule increases pregnancy rate and number of offspring in cattle
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of... 4 days
Study finds link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas... 4 days
Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: graphene
PHYS.ORG Whether you call it effervescent, fizzy, or sparkling, carbonated water is making a comeback as a beverage. Aside from quenching... 4 days
New multicolor MRI approach could aid disease diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging--MRI--multicolor. 4 days
New synthetic antifreeze could make aeroplane wing design, organ transplants more effective
NEWS MEDICAL The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents... 4 days
Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California
NEWS MEDICAL Chapman University has published research on substance abuse among transgender students in California. The research looked at students in middle and high schools in nearly every... 4 days
Researchers discover synthetic compound effective at relieving neuropathic pain
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that... 4 days
New analysis finds link between cloudy drinking water and gastrointestinal illness
NEWS MEDICAL Cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, was linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness, according to new Drexel University... 4 days
Youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities up, while marijuana use remains unchanged
NEWS MEDICAL While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased, according to new research from Binghamton... 4 days
nanobioelectronics to treat bacterial infection in the stomach Nanobioelectronics to treat bacterial infection in the stomach
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Nanotechnology has made another breakthrough at the University of California San Diego. For the first time the researchers have shown that micromotors or microscopic robots could be used to treat a bacterial... 4 days
Researchers discover way to stop deadly fungus from spreading to the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking' the body's immune system and spreading... 4 days
Online education enhances administration of blood clot-preventing medications
NEWS MEDICAL Results of a yearlong study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with more than 900 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest that well-designed online education can decrease the rate... 4 days
Research shows probiotics can reduce incidence of sepsis in infants
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the... 4 days
Life at home affects kids at school, some more than others
SCIENCE DAILY Some children are more susceptible to changes than others. They carry the relationship with their parents to school with them. Genetics can help explain why. 4 days
Online education boosts proper use of drugs that prevent blood clots
SCIENCE DAILY Well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients. 4 days
How Boarding Schools Tried to ‘Kill the Indian’ Through Assimilation
HISTORY Native American tribes are still seeking the return of their children. 4 days
Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead
SCIENCE DAILY Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem, making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than... 4 days
Army Returns Remains of Native American Children Who Died at Assimilation Schools
HISTORY Boarding schools tried to ‘kill the Indian’ through assimilation. 5 days
Changing tides: Lake Michigan could best support lake trout and steelhead
PHYS.ORG Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem, making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than... 5 days
Tropical trees maintain high carbon accumulation rates into old age
PHYS.ORG Tropical trees maintain high carbon accumulation rates into old age, according to a study published August 16, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Köhl from... 5 days
UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia,... 5 days
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Nanobioelectronics to treat bacterial infection in the stomach
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Archeologists uncover new economic history of ancient Rome
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