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Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 28 minutes
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of... more
ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment... more
Competitive people more likely to give in to drug consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Hostile and competitive people are more likely to give in to drug consumption, according to a study published by a research group at the University of Cordoba. more
Spectrum Health, MSU researchers aim to find new or better treatments for "orphan diseases"  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Michigan State University researcher a $2.1 million, five-year grant to search vast... more
New recommendations outline specific 'exercise prescriptions' for cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A recent review of research, conducted by an international group of experts led by the University of British Columbia, has resulted in the development of new exercise guidelines for cancer... more
New study shows huge dinosaurs evolved different cooling systems to combat heat stroke  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. Researchers... more
First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
University of Michigan biologists have documented, for the first time, the widespread presence of the notorious chytrid fungus in 80 species of frogs from... more
Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier... more
Stony Brook-led study reveals how proteome collapse process drives cell death and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
Researchers find climate change increases risk of mercury contamination  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury that has been trapped in the frozen ground is now being released... more
First genome of spotted lanternfly built from a single insect  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, in cooperation with Pacific Biosciences and Penn State University, have published the first genome of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in the journal... more
NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and the University of... more
Bolivian forager-farmers with amazing heart health are split over what makes a good life  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about... more
UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The University of Texas at El Paso's Border Biomedical Research Center will accelerate its quest to understand and identify the reasons for Hispanic cancer... more
Computational 'match game' identifies potential antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a software tool that can play a high-speed "Match Game" to identify bioactive molecules and the microbial genes that produce them so they can be evaluated as possible... more
Researchers develop a procedure and a cheap, fast and eco-friendly device capable of detecting bitter almonds  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Alicante University's Analytical Atomic Spectrometry research group led by Analytical Chemistry Professor Juan Mora Pastor, has... more
Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a new study. more
DePaul University receives $6.6 million grant to reduce African American youth violence  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. more
Marine Biologists Discover Two New Species of Porcelain Crabs  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 hours
A duo of marine biologists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Germany... more
Quantum dots technology to revolutionize healthcare and sensing technology  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery... more
Cryptography without using secret keys  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Most security applications, for instance, access to buildings or digital signatures, use cryptographic keys that must at all costs be kept secret. That also is the weak link: Who will guarantee that the key doesn't get stolen or... more
How US road safety plans may reduce road trauma  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Curtin University researchers have applied a new comprehensive framework to assess road safety management plans in the United States of America, which may help to reduce the number of road... more
Solar storm surveys by ancient Assyrian astronomers  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Scientists at the University of Tsukuba study ancient cuneiform records for evidence of unusual solar activity 2,700 years ago, and identify three possible magnetic storms by matching the dates with tree-ring radioisotope data more
Ocean's deep-water may be corroding Byron Bay's coastal ecosystems  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Cold ocean waters, the sort that gives relief to beachgoers in the heat of summer, may in fact be corroding coastal ecosystems according to new research from Southern Cross University. more
Small high-voltage transmission electron microscope built in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has built a high-voltage transmission electron microscope small enough to reside in a university lab. In their paper published in the journal... more
Assessing the rationality of time investment when rock ants choose a nest site  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and Arizona State University has carried out experiments with rock ants to assess... more
Major implications for global metal demand without industry change  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
The effects environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks will have on the global supply of metals without major innovations in the mining industry have been highlighted by University of Queensland... more
Border walls don't make us safer or stronger, says political scientist  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he vowed to build a "big, beautiful wall" between the United States and Mexico. But the more than... more
Abandoned Chernobyl villages could save a rare species  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
According to a research team at the University of Georgia, abandoned dwellings in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone provide shelter for an endangered equine species and a resource for conservationists who want to... more
Developing engineering identity may be key to student success  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Students who identify themselves as engineers early in their educational careers are more likely to complete their college degrees. That's the premise behind a new research project aimed at increasing... more
Study significantly advances alignment of single-wall carbon nanotubes along common axis  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A University of Wyoming researcher and his team have shown, for the first time, the ability to globally align single-wall carbon nanotubes along a common axis.... more
Always on beat: Ultrashort flashes of light under optical control  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ultrashort laser pulses have enabled scientists and physicians to carry out high-precision material analyses and medical procedures. Physicists from the University of Bayreuth and the University of Göttingen... more
Quantum physics: Ménage à trois photon-style  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Entanglement is one of the properties specific to quantum particles. When two photons become entangled, for instance, the quantum state of the first will correlate perfectly with the quantum state of the second, even if they... more
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis.... more
No more tater tots? California schools put healthier lunches to the test  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
When Miguel Villarreal addresses a crowded education conference, a group of school district administrators or a room full of curious parents, he often holds... more
Telescope technology used to take first undistorted images of eye area involved in glaucoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Using methods originally developed by astronomers to view stars more clearly through Earth's atmosphere, optometry researchers at Indiana University have... more
Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schools  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Parents say that New York's crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines is unfairly keeping children out of school more
Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious... more
Plotting air raids on Britain: Map shows devastating impact of WWII Luftwaffe strikes  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A researcher from the University of York has developed an interactive map detailing every air raid across the UK during the Second... more
New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, "Productivity Growth for Sustainable Diets, and More," released today by Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows agricultural productivity growth—increasing output... more
Study finds relationship between racial discipline disparities and academic achievement gaps in US  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts... more
NIH awards new contract to integrate pathogen and vector genomics database  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic... more
Study: Genetic differences in the immune system shape bacteria that colonize the digestive system  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research... more
Researcher explores biological processes that cause fertility problems in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
With significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is investigating fundamental biological processes that lead to fertility... more
AADE's new guidance and resources detail the role of diabetes care  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today released new guidance and supporting resources to help healthcare professionals engage in care that is tailored to an... more
White noise listening device for monitoring infant breathing  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a device which acts as a monitor for infant breathing patterns while playing white noise to soothe them to sleep. The results... more
Researchers predict Tularemia outbreaks as climate changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Stockholm University researchers have found that the impact of climate change of disease incidence of tularemia could be statistically predicted. In high-latitude regions, where the disease was less common, global warming could lead to... more
Researchers aim to find how kinesiophobia may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Finding out how kinesiophobia -unreasonable fear of movement- may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain is the aim of a research group... more
BU researcher receives NIH grant for clinical research in rheumatology  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
David Felson, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, was awarded a National Institute of Health P30 Center Grant. more
Developing new mobile app to target victims of rural child sex trafficking  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report... more
Drug-light combination could offer better control over CAR T-cell treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. more
BU receives grant to prevent and treat intimate partner violence in veteran populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
For the fourth consecutive year, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has made a grant to Boston University School of Medicine for Strength at... more
New study solves oldest case of deafness in human prehistory  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
An international team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has published a new study examining a 430,000-year-old cranium of a human ancestor... more
Marshall receives $17 million renewal funding for biomedical research efforts in West Virginia  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a five-year, $17 million award from the National Institutes of Health for... more
New class of drugs could prevent cancer from becoming resistant to treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists at Massey University in New Zealand have taken the first step towards a new class of drug that could stop cancer from becoming... more
Vitamin D oral sprays equally effective as taking a tablet  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Taking vitamin D by oral spray is just as effective as taking a tablet, research from the University of Sheffield has found. more
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when rates of diagnosis are the same, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published in the Journal... more
Engineered communities of cells make long-distance calls  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The search for effective biological tools is a marathon, not a sprint, even when the distances are on the microscale. A discovery at Rice University on how engineered communities of cells communicate is a... more
Study explains why some people who take heart medication develop sore, aching muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop... more
Study: More aggressive blood pressure control can improve brain health in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A major UConn School of Medicine study published in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation shows that more aggressively controlling daily... more
A protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Seville around one protein's role in regulating brain inflammation could improve our understanding of... more
Two new porcelain crab species discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Two new porcelain crab species have been described in the ZooKeys journal by scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Institut fur Tierokologie und Spezielle Zoologie der Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen. One of the new... more
Experiment measures velocity in 3-D  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Many of today's scientific processes are simulated using computer-driven mathematical models. But for a model to accurately predict how air flow behaves at high speeds, for example, scientists need supplemental real life data. Providing validation data, using up-to-date... more
Research reveals increased inflammatory activity in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia. Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and... more
Sepsis Alliance launches online learning platform to provide high quality sepsis education  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Today, Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis organization, announced the launch of The Sepsis Institute, an online learning platform that provides healthcare... more
Researchers reveal mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Understanding the mechanisms that mediate widespread DNA damage in the cancer genome is of great interest to cancer physicians and scientists because it may lead to improved treatments... more
The lunar cycle drives the nightjar's migration  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
GPS tracking data reveals that the foraging activity of the European nightjar more than doubles during moon-lit nights, and the birds then migrate simultaneously about 10 days after the full moon, according to a... more
Study 'cures' oldest case of deafness in human evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An international team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has published a new study examining a 430,000-year-old cranium of a human ancestor that was... more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Discovery could lead to new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Drs. Miguel Burguillos (University of Seville, Spain) and Miguel Branco (Queen Mary University of London, UK), has revealed new findings about mechanisms regulating brain inflammation... more
Strong storms generating earthquake-like seismic activity  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. more
Lost in combat? Artifacts from the Bronze Age  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31... more
Researchers studied the fabrication of polymeric fibers for use in advanced health care  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Mohan Edirisinghe leads a team of researchers at University College London studying the fabrication of polymeric nanofibers and microfibers—very thin fibers made... more
Airborne chemicals instantly identified using new technology  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. R. Michael Rich of... more
Science follows from furry mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Greg Gbur's new book from Yale University Press, "Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics," takes on a strange topic for a physicist—the mysteries of the cat. more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a study... more
Being attractive helps, but it isn't everything  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The question may be as old as democracy itself: are physically attractive people elected more often than less attractive opponents? In two studies that were published recently, Dr. Sebastian Jäckle from the University of... more
New research to boost global date fruit production  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Today on World Food Day, a team of Plant Scientists from King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) has begun a major project to improve global date palm production and protection. more
Peeping into the black box of AI to discover how collective behaviors emerge  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
How do the stunningly intricate patterns created by schools of fish emerge? For many scientists, this question presents an irresistible mathematical puzzle... more
Physicists shed new light on how liquids behave with other materials  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using a range of theoretical and simulation approaches, physicists from the University of Bristol have shown that liquids in contact with substrates can exhibit a finite... more
Soil scientists determine how abandoned arable land recovers  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Soil scientists from RUDN University have found that the rate of accumulation of organic carbon in wild, cultivated, and abandoned soils depends mainly on the type and composition of the soil, and,... more
Changes in the brain occurred independently of braincase evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that... more
Researchers develop tool to incorporate social, cultural concerns in resource management  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For years, fisheries managers have struggled to find a delicate balance between competing financial and ecological needs. Now, a team of researchers led by a Florida... more
New research suggests global ice age changed the face of the planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Curtin University researchers have discovered that a global ice age more than 600 million years ago dramatically altered the face of the planet, leaving... more
What does the future of plastic look like?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Plastic waste is a growing problem around the world, despite efforts to recycle or reduce plastic use. In order to really transform the recycling process, more attention needs to be paid to... more
Synthetic cells make long-distance calls  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The search for effective biological tools is a marathon, not a sprint, even when the distances are on the microscale. A discovery at Rice University on how engineered communities of cells communicate is a long step in the... more
Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. more
Method to protect carp from the harmful effects of ammonia  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Veterinarians from RUDN University have developed a way to increase the resistance of carp, the most common fish in fish farms, to the harmful effects of ammonia, which... more
Young children have intuitions of great teachers  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Human are incredible learners, in part because they are also accomplished teachers. Even at a very early age, people are adept at instructing others. But while there has been a lot of research into... more
Modeling airborne disease diffusion  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
With outbreaks of airborne diseases such as measles occurring with growing frequency, modeling how the diffusion process works in dynamic contact networks is an increasingly important research area for epidemiology. A team including Macquarie University researchers Mohammad Shahzamal, Raja Jurdak,... more
Unique dendritic sticky particles formed by harnessing 'liquid chaos'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research from North Carolina State University shows that unique materials with distinct properties akin to those of gecko feet—the ability to stick to just about any surface—can be created... more
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