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Caregivers of people with dementia experience accumulation of sleep loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep — a negative for themselves and... more
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An experiment from The Australian National University (ANU) using artificial trees has attracted birds and other wildlife never before seen in a damaged Canberra landscape—catching them on camera at the... more
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Recent statistics from The Education Policy Institute suggest it will take another 100 years to bridge the academic attainment gap between rich and poorer... more
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Teaching connected-style handwriting, otherwise known as cursive handwriting, has fallen out of fashion on many school curricula. Older generations have sometimes been shocked that some younger people today can't sign their names... more
250,000 Melbourne residents losing water due to logging  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Logging in Melbourne's largest water catchment has led to a loss of water equivalent to the amount used by 250,000 people each year, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. more
Starting out in smaller communities may be better for refugees in short term  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Syrian refugees are more satisfied with settlement services and their community when they spend their first year of settlement in a smaller... more
Evidence found of low slip earthquakes impeding progression of large destructive quakes  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found evidence of slow slip earthquakes impeding the progression of large destructive quakes.... more
Child labor protections are lacking in many countries, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Despite international commitments made by nearly all of the 193 United Nations (UN) member states, dozens of countries lack important legal protections against children doing work that could... more
Junk food intake in children reduced by health education that addresses emotional issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Teacher training followed by classroom education with information, activities, and emotional support improves lifestyles in teachers and students, according to new research.... more
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A team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the Universität Mainz has developed the world’s smallest engine. The nanoscale engine — a trapped 40Ca+ ion — is... more
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Environmental conditions influence our body mass index by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. more
Researchers create synthetic biologic system to deliver medicine, treat wounds for soldiers  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
For the first time, scientists built a synthetic biologic system with compartments like real cells. This Army project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst... more
Health education addressing emotional issues reduces junk food intake in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
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Research details impact of energy development on deer habitat use  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
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Australian men live longer than other males in the world  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Australian men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research from The Australian National University. more
Public health officials unprepared for magnitude of heat waves and climate-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to... more
Scientists identify unique way to treat incurable type of children's brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
An international team of researchers led by Yale University, University of Iowa, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope,... more
New test could enable early detection of ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches. more
Updated recommendations for treatment of patients with axial spondyloarthritis released  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Today, the American College of Rheumatology, in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network, released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations... more
Combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis may lead to higher remission rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, recently found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may... more
Bill to fight sexual harassment in universities approved by Chilean Senate  Science Magazine · 1 day
Proposal, inspired in part by new National Science Foundation rules, makes funding contingent on measures to keep women safe more
How red-eared invaders are hurting California's native turtles  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In the summer of 2011, visitors to the University of California, Davis, Arboretum may have witnessed an unusual site: small teams of students wielding large nets, leaping into the arboretum's waterway to... more
What's killing sea otters? Scientists pinpoint parasite strain  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Many wild southern sea otters in California are infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, yet the infection is fatal for only a fraction of sea otters, which has long puzzled the scientific... more
What do criminal justice risk assessments actually assess?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Exposure to the criminal justice system increases some of the risk factors used to predict recidivism and re-arrest, according to new research out of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. For... more
Computer model could be used to quickly evaluate new drugs for sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Brown University researchers has developed a new computer model that simulates the way red blood cells become... more
Study: Lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants associated with frailty  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging at Trinity College Dublin have shown in the largest study to date that lower levels of... more
Vaping promotes the same cellular responses found in smokers with emphysema  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
E-cigarette "vaping" is widely assumed to be safer than cigarette smoking, but scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have uncovered evidence suggesting... more
Virginia Tech professor wins NSF grant to study biofilm formation in bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Should I stay or should I go? This is a common question people ask themselves in their journey through life, but bacteria are also... more
Drinking 100% fruit juice has many positive attributes for children, report finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new report published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by pediatrician Dr. Robert D. Murray supports... more
Elevated Levels of Oxygen Gave Rise to North American Dinosaurs, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Texas Austin has used a new technique to analyze tiny amounts of... more
New tool mines scientific texts for fusion protein facts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new computational tool called ProtFus screens scientific literature to validate predictions about the activity of fusion proteins—proteins encoded by the joining of two genes that previously encoded two separate... more
Structure of protein nanoturbine revealed  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes sustaining life. Structural biologist Professor Leonid Sazanov and his research group from the Institute... more
Tracing the evolution of vision in fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins... more
Adaptation to life in cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Research led by Kyushu University finds that E. coli from cattle share widespread genetic similarities with those that cause food... more
New study reveals carbon nanotubes measurement possible for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Swansea University scientists have reported a new approach to measuring the conductivity between identical carbon nanotubes which could be used to help improve the efficiency of... more
Expert discusses the truth about plastic  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plastic continues to make big news, especially in Connecticut where a single-use plastic bag fee took effect on August 1st. With estimates of 4.8 to 12.7 million tons of plastic finding its way to the world's... more
How to become a great impostor  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Unlike other icons who have appeared on the front of Life magazine, Ferdinand Waldo Demara was not famed as an astronaut, actor, hero or politician. In fact, his 23-year career was rather varied. He was, among... more
Fifty percent chance you've reacted to junk news at least once  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new article, published by researchers from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics in the journal PLoS ONE,... more
Washing laundry may be an underappreciated source of microplastic pollution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Concerns over plastic in the ocean are growing in recent years. About 2.41 million tons of plastic waste enter the oceans every year, including approximately 15,000 plastic bags... more
Educational mobility: Students from working class background half as likely to attend top universities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Students from a working class background are around half as likely to move to a 'golden triangle' university to study... more
Uranium 'breaks the rules again'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Work led by the research group of Professor Steve Liddle and published in the prestigious journal Nature Chemistry has reported a uranium dinitrogen molecule that, according to basic chemical theory, should not exist. The rule-breaking molecule could have... more
Next generation synthetic covalent 2-D materials unveiled  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers at the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester have developed a new method to synthesize 2-D materials that are thought to be impossible or, at least, unobtainable by... more
Young Eastern Europeans in UK: Experiencing more racism, xenophobia since Brexit vote  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Young Eastern Europeans living in England and Scotland have experienced more racism and xenophobia since the Brexit vote, with some saying that teachers were... more
An Ice Age savannah corridor let large mammals spread across Southeast Asia  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New research from the University of Tübingen indicates that the Thai-Malay Peninsula—where parts of Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand are located—was at least partly an... more
Exploring the interaction of polystyrene nanoplastics and blood plasma proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Collaborative research at ANSTO led by Mr Shinji Kihara and A/Prof. Duncan McGillivray of The MacDiarmid Institute, New Zealand with ANSTO's Dr. Jitendra Mata, scientists from the University... more
Correlating entangled photons by radial position and momenta  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers from Xiamen University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Rochester has shown that it is possible to entangle photons with correlations between their radial and momentum... more
STEM: Efforts to inspire more children could be entrenching educational inequalities  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is a priority for governments around the world. For example, the UK's current commitment to increasing investment in research... more
Kawasaki Medical University installs first MILabs E-Class U-SPECT6/CT in Japan  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Kawasaki Medical University, Yokohama’s research hub for state-of-the-art medical science and services has acquired anultra-high-resolutionE-ClassU-SPECT6/CT system for preclinical imaging. more
Researchers developing natural pesticide alternative to target pests without harming honeybees  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A natural, sustainable alternative to pesticides that targets specific pests, without harming beneficial pollinators such as honeybees, is being developed with the help of researchers from... more
Quantum computers to become portable  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Together with the University of Innsbruck, the ETH Zurich and Interactive Fully Electrical Vehicles SRL, Infineon Austria is researching specific questions on the commercial use of quantum computers. With new innovations in design and manufacturing, the partners from... more
Quantum gravity's tangled time  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The theories of quantum mechanics and gravity are notorious for being incompatible, despite the efforts of scores of physicists over the past fifty years. However, recently an international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Vienna, the... more
Pittcon Accepting Applications for 2020 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and its co-sponsoring technical societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical... more
Study: Reef Manta Rays Form Complex and Longer-Lasting Social Relationships  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) form social bonds and actively choose their social partners, according to... more
Breakthroughs seen in artificial eye and muscle technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Inspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed an adaptive metalens that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial... more
RNA sequencing data added to robust study of Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, has just added a crucial new element... more
Study explores obstacles to treating opioid use disorder with an effective medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology researcher Elizabeth Evans... more
BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Lewina Lee, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and clinical research psychologist at the National... more
Cold plasma treatment could rid homes of allergens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Liverpool University researchers are investigating how cold atmospheric plasma can be incorporated into a device to help rid homes of allergens. more
Study opens up a new way for developing potential glioblastoma treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A team led by Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' researcher Dr. Stephen Safe has discovered a new pathway that may help... more
Fish oils have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes according to new research from the University of East... more
UCI study finds link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding... more
Meaningful PTSD symptom improvement linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49... more
Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center developed the test for early detection of... more
UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States, researchers at The University of... more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and The Rockefeller University has illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for... more
Earliest evidence of artificial cranial deformation in Croatia during 5th-6th century  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
People in Croatia during the 5th to 6th centuries may have used cranial modifications to indicate their cultural affiliations, according to a study published August 21,... more
Separate polarization and brightness channels give crabs the edge over predators  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fiddler crabs see the polarisation of light and this gives them the edge when it comes to spotting potentials threats, such as a rival crab or... more
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a... more
Physicists create world's smallest engine  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Theoretical physicists at Trinity College Dublin are among an international collaboration that has built the world's smallest engine—which, as a single calcium ion, is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine. more
First of its kind mapping model tracks how hate spreads and adapts online  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Online hate thrives globally through self-organized, scalable clusters that interconnect to form resilient networks spread across multiple social media platforms, countries and... more
Study identifies main culprit behind lithium metal battery failure  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A research team led by the University of California San Diego has discovered the root cause of why lithium metal batteries fail—bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the... more
New way to make micro-sensors may revolutionize future of electronics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York researchers have found a way to improve the performance of tiny sensors that could have wide-reaching implications for electronic... more
Making it count: The power of round numbers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Round numbers can be powerful marketing tools, increasing people's sense of accomplishment as they work towards goals in areas like finances or weight loss, according to new Washington State University research. more
A heavyweight candidate for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Almost a quarter of the universe stands literally in the shadows. According to cosmologists' theories, 25.8% of it is made up of dark matter, whose presence is signaled essentially only by its gravitational pull. What this... more
Migration: Germany and United Kingdom are popular destinations  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Those who wish to leave their own country of origin in the European Union (EU) can currently do so without complications: with the right to freedom of movement, the EU offers its... more
Texas cities increasingly susceptible to large measles outbreaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks in cities large and small, according to a computer simulation. The findings indicate that... more
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor... more
Applying machine learning in intelligent weather consultation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Weather forecasting is a typical problem of coupling big data with physical-process models, according to Prof. Pingwen Zhang, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Director of the National Engineering Laboratory for Big Data... more
Spaceflight consistently affects the gut  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new Northwestern University study discovered that spaceflight—both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS)—has a consistent effect on the gut microbiome more
New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Human urine contains hundreds of small molecules that tell us about our health, diet and well-being. Associate Professor Frans Mulder, in collaboration with the University of Florence, has... more
Fruit flies learn their body size once for an entire lifetime  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In order to orient themselves and survive in their environment, animals must develop a concept of their own body size. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz... more
The secret sex lives of stick insects  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Massey University researchers have discovered more about the sexual lives of stick insects in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. more
Music charts are increasingly short-lived  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
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'Yin and yang' enzymes evolved over billions of years to protect against cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Dundee have made an important discovery about two enzymes that have evolved over billions of years to... more
Researchers suggest amount of practice is not what differentiates great musicians from the merely good  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A pair of researchers with Case Western Reserve University has found evidence that contradicts the findings of an... more
Choosing trees with a liking for heavy metal  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Which species of trees should we be planting in the urban environment to best soak up pollutants containing toxic heavy metals? Stefanos Tsiaras of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Theano Samara of... more
North Carolina schools add e-cigs to 'no smoking' signs  ABC NEWS · 2 days
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Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A study by the University of Cincinnati found that Charles Darwin's famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evolutionary success: genetic diversity. more
New analysis technique suggests there is far less gas to be fracked in U.K. than thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Advanced... more
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