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Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers... more
Early life adversity and opioid addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to... more
Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at making perovskite LEDs that emit blue... more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes... more
Predictive touch response mechanism is a step toward a tactile internet  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A team of researchers has developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in human-to-machine applications that are typical in the Tactile Internet. more
Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Take biomass-derived acetone -- common nail polish remover -- use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with... more
Mapping the cumulative health effects of environmental exposures  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The genomics revolution has provided powerful insights into genetic risk factors for human disease while also revealing the limits of genetic determinants, which account for only a fraction of total disease risk.... more
2018's Four Corners drought directly linked to human-caused climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The western United States has experienced such intense droughts over the past decade that technical descriptions are becoming inadequate. In many places, conditions are rocketing past "severe," through... more
Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & Paleo diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped... more
High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries. Further, the... more
Scientists capture molecular maps of animal tissue with unprecedented detail  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Scientists have refined a technique called mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) that translates reams of data into detailed visuals of the molecular makeup of biological samples. Their work features... more
Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
3D microvessels have been created to observe how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels. They squeeze single-file through microvessels to bring oxygen and nutrients. Red cells burdened with malaria stall, blocking... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Astronomers have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists call J0815+4729.... more
Snake stem cells used to create venom-producing organoids  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Organoids have become an important tool for studying many disease processes and testing potential drugs. Now, they are being used in a surprising and unexpected way: for the production of snake venom.... more
Jewel beetles' sparkle helps them hide in plain sight  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Bright colors are often considered an evolutionary tradeoff in the animal kingdom. Yes, a male peacock's colorful feathers may help it attract a mate, but they also make it more... more
Facial paralysis stigma takes emotional toll, especially when acquired later in life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
People with facial paralysis are more likely to face depression and anxiety than the general population, especially if the paralysis occurs later in life... more
Sharp increase in Ningaloo whale shark injuries might be due to boat encounters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Almost one-fifth of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) in Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Marine Park show major scarring or fin amputations, with... more
Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests... more
Mystery of Grand Canyon's water supply  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers looked at how scientists model the vulnerability of karst formations around the Grand Canyon. They then created a new model that can give land and water managers more information so they can better protect the... more
Novel Coronavirus that recently emerged in China  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The new cluster of viral pneumonia cases originating in Wuhan, China, marks the third time in 20 years that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has jumped from animals to humans... more
Microchip capability expanded ewith new 3D inductor technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Smaller is better when it comes to microchips, researchers said, and by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform, developers can use up to 100 times less chip space.... more
Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research. more
Researchers regrow damaged nerves with polymer and protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide -- a polymer tube -- filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or... more
Teens with obesity and PCOS have more 'unhealthy' bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new research. more
Integrating micro chips for electronic skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers present the first fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits which opens the path towards the development of electronic skin. more
Technique reveals whether models of patient risk are accurate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a method to determine whether a clinical risk model's predictions can be trusted for a given patient. The findings could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky... more
Two-drug combo halts the growth of cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations. more
Taking aim at gastric cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A novel drug, named 'FerriIridium,' can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is... more
More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of psychologists has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain... more
Quantum experiments explore power of light for communications, computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Quantum researchers have conducted a series of experiments to gain a better understanding of quantum mechanics and pursue advances in quantum networking and quantum computing, which could lead to practical... more
Sustainability strategies more successful when managers believe in them  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them. more
US households waste nearly a third of the food they acquire  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value... more
Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research. more
Vitamin C-B1-steroid combo linked to lower septic shock mortality in kids  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower mortality, according... more
Bilingual language program for babies: online training for teachers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A study shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for teachers. more
Evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of researchers has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes. Their work presents unprecedented evidence that slow earthquakes are related to dynamic fluid... more
Missing link in mechanisms underlying fight-or-flight response  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
We've all felt the effects of an adrenaline rush. Faced with danger, real or perceived, the heart beats faster, breathing quickens and muscles tighten as the body prepares to fight a threat or flee... more
Mechanism for how common gene therapy vectors enter cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types -- the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy. The researchers identified that... more
New understanding of condensation could lead to better power plant condenser, de-icing materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
For decades, it's been understood that water repellency is needed for surfaces to shed condensation buildup - like the droplets of water... more
New experimental vaccine for African swine fever virus shows promise  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Government and academic investigators have developed a vaccine against African swine fever that appears to be far more effective than previously developed vaccines. more
A new blood component revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole functional mitochondria in the... more
A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study found that routinely giving the Zika vaccine to women of childbearing age could save money if the risk of Zika is around that of other mosquito-borne diseases like dengue... more
Will the future's super batteries be made of seawater?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The race is on to develop even more efficient and rechargable batteries for the future. One promising option is to make batteries based on sodium, which is found in abundance... more
Exposure to diesel exhaust particles linked to pneumococcal disease susceptibility  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) can increase an individual's susceptibility to pneumococcal disease. more
Can a tiny invasive snail help save Latin American coffee?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
While conducting fieldwork in Puerto Rico's central mountainous region in 2016, ecologists noticed tiny trails of bright orange snail excrement on the undersurface of coffee leaves afflicted with... more
Unexpected connection between gliomas, neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer's, as a biomarker for glioma development. more
Turtle tracking reveals key feeding grounds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Loggerhead turtles feed in the same places year after year - meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say. more
Portable device helps doctors diagnose sepsis faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis. It could be used by ambulances and hospitals to improve the triage process... more
Predicting the degradation behavior of advanced medical devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Polymer materials play a vital role in today's medicine. While many applications demand for long-lasting devices, others benefit from materials that disintegrate once their job is done. The design of such materials... more
The secret of strong underwater mussel adhesion revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have identified a mechanism of adhesive proteins in a mussel that controls the surface adhesion and cohesion. They substantiated the synergy of molecules in adhesive proteins. Their new discovery is expected... more
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