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An intelligent and compact particle analyzer  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
In many industrial and environmental applications, determining the size and distribution of microscopic particles is essential. For example, in the pharmaceutical industry, inline measurement and control of particles containing various chemical ingredients (before consolidation in tablets)... more
Depth perception tests could help identify dementia patients at increased risk of falling  NEWS MEDICAL · 32 minutes
New research, jointly-funded by Fight for Sight, has found that special eye tests could help identify which dementia patients struggle most with... more
Uber linked to a reduction in serious road traffic injuries in the UK  PHYS.ORG · 28 minutes
Since its launch in San Francisco in 2010, Uber has experienced phenomenal growth, reaching six continents, more than 70 countries, and 700... more
Environmental solutions to go global  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
New Australian technology that could fix some of the world's biggest environmental pollution problems—oil spills, mercury pollution and fertiliser runoff—will soon be available to global markets following the signing of a landmark partnership with Flinders University. more
natural sugars in breastmilk linked to early childhood height and weight  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breastmilk may influence a child's growth from infancy through early childhood, according to a new study. more
Researchers discover how cells clear misfolded proteins from tissues  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Researchers in Japan have identified a new quality control system that allows cells to remove damaged and potentially toxic proteins from their surroundings. The study, which will be published February... more
New biochemical compound can break down environmental pollutants  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Enzymes with flavin cofactor play an important part in plants, fungi, bacteria and animals: as oxygenases they incorporate oxygen into organic compounds. For instance this allows people to excrete foreign substances more... more
Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global economy?  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Aerosol emissions from burning coal and wood are dangerous to human health, but it turns out that by cooling the Earth they also diminish global economic... more
Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world's richest man, said Monday that he was committing $10 billion to a... more
Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The study looked at areas in the Brazilian Amazon with varying levels of disturbance from activities like logging or burning. The researchers found that not only did human disturbance reduce... more
Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
A new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility in February 2020 reports a higher risk for mortality in children who were conceived by the in vitro... more
Study provides insight into link between cancer driver gene and alternative splicing changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A multi-institutional group of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has linked a strong cancer driver gene to changes in proteins... more
Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The risk of uterine endometrial cancer is increased by 24 gene variants that code for different cellular processes such as cell growth and death, gene regulation, and estrogen... more
Sustained efforts to reduce Pakistan's epilepsy treatment gap  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
With a countrywide prevalence of 0.98%, more than 2.2 million people have epilepsy in Pakistan. A 1987 population-based study estimated Pakistan's treatment gap at 72.5% in urban areas, and 98.1% in rural... more
Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found that women who eat and sleep poorly are at a greater risk of getting obese, overweight, and... more
Hospitality linked to patient satisfaction scores, not quality of medical care  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Patients' ratings of hospitals and willingness to recommend them have almost no correlation to the quality of medical care provided or to patient survival rates, according... more
Intratumoral heterogeneity linked to chemotherapy resistance in small-cell lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Small cell lung cancer accounts for 14% of all lung cancers and is often rapidly resistant to chemotherapy, resulting in poor clinical outcomes. more
Fragile X syndrome-causing repeats help human neurons function, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. In rare cases, these repeats can become unstable and grow in size. These repeat "expansions" cause... more
Guideline-recommended diuretic linked to more side effects than similar antihypertensive drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Chlorthalidone, the guideline-recommended diuretic for lowering blood pressure, causes more serious side effects than hydrochlorothiazide, a similarly effective diuretic, according to a new study led by... more
Africa's growing lead battery industry is causing extensive contamination  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Africa is facing a serious lead poisoning problem. In Senegal, for example, researchers linked the deaths of children from processing lead waste to supply a lead battery recycling plant in... more
Edaphic factors are important to explain and predict impact of climate change on species distribution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The climate change crisis has resulted in an emphasis on the role of broad-scale climate in controlling species... more
Value co-creation: From 'consume and dispose' to 'consume and pass on'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Major industrialized nations currently live in a "consume and dispose" world. This is great for firms' bottom lines and abstract measures such as GDP, but the social and environmental costs... more
Climate change is not the only threat for plants  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
To maintain plant and animal species on earth, we need not only to consider the direct effects of climate change, but we must also take other equally important environmental issues... more
Mating squid don't stop for loud noises
Black Death mass grave discovered at 14th-century monastery hospital
Video: Deep-sea footage helps researchers understand octopod real estate
Video: Deep-sea footage helps researchers understand octopod real estate
Video: Deep-sea footage helps researchers understand octopod real estate
LOFAR pioneers new way to study exoplanet environments
Creating custom light using 2-D materials
Neuroscientist breaks the communication code of mice
Coping with adult nightmares
Painting of deity found inside 3,000-year-old coffin
New all-sky search reveals potential neutrino sources
New all-sky search reveals potential neutrino sources
Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana
Physically producing computer-generated artificial genomes to understand DNA
VR helps cardiologist detect patient's injury and repair a broken heart