Scientists learn how common virus reactivates after transplantation  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus -- cytomegalovirus, or CMV -- can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system, including blood... more
Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction of the time  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), a technique used to study the structure and composition of... more
Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, these robots optimize their movements so as to get to hard-to-reach areas... more
Classic double-slit experiment in a new light  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An international research group has developed a new X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment to gain new insights into the physical properties of solids. more
Specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their findings support the theory of accelerated aging after SCI, and have important... more
Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly -- and could provide clean water for those in... more
Bioethicists call for oversight of consumer 'neurotechnologies' with unproven benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The marketing of consumer 'neurotechnologies' can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or 'read' one's emotional state. However, many of... more
Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
How do plants space out their roots? A research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right... more
Bee surveys in newest US national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? Entomologists report findings about pollinator biodiversity in California's... more
Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue,... more
Mangrove patches deserve greater recognition no matter the size  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, experts say. more
Potential biotech and health applications with new knowledge on bacteria and viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use of bacteria and... more
Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region. more
New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. more
Hand-knitted molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Molecules are usually formed in reaction vessels or laboratory flasks. An Empa research team has now succeeded in producing molecules between two microscopically small, movable gold tips -- in a sense as a 'hand-knitted' unique specimen. The properties of the... more
New ways to harness wasted methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The primary component of natural gas, methane, is itself a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study has unveiled a high performance catalyst for methane conversion to formaldehyde. more
Exposure to chemicals during pregnancy is not associated with an increase in blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure... more
Short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research. more
Synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the functional properties of individual synapses that link the two hemispheres and determine how they are arranged within a... more
Poor sleep and heart-related death  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator of the chance of heart-related death,... more
Fighting deadly drug resistant bacteria in intestines with new antibiotic  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a potentially deadly infection in the large intestine most common in people who need to take antibiotics for a long period of time,... more
How musicians communicate non-verbally during performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently predicting how each will express the music. more
Killer blows? Knockout study of pair of mouse MicroRNA provides cancer insight  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the development of cancers,... more
Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in the first study of its... more
Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency... more
'Happiness' exercises can boost mood in those recovering from substance use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers. more
Waves in Saturn's rings give precise measurement of planet's rotation rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Saturn's distinctive rings were observed in unprecedented detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and scientists have now used those observations to probe the interior of the giant... more
Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks. more
Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that... more
Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the effects... more
Frailty could make people more susceptible to dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research suggests that frailty makes older adults more susceptible to Alzheimer's dementia, and moderates the effects of dementia-related brain changes on dementia symptoms. The findings suggest that frailty should be considered... more
Why do Hydra end up with just a single head?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Hydra is able to regenerate any part of its body to rebuild an entire individual. The head organizer performs two opposite activities, one activating, which causes the head... more
Violence in PG-13 rated movies not linked to violence in US society  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research suggests that policy makers should remain focused on issues that have been demonstrated to impact criminal behavior, such as family environment, mental... more
Gene therapy promotes nerve regeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage. By combining a surgical repair procedure with gene therapy, the survival of nerve cells and regeneration of nerve fibers over a long... more
Home-based hypertension program produces 'striking' results  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Pilot study finds that an innovative care-delivery program helped 81 percent of participants achieve blood pressure control in seven weeks. more
Unraveling of 58-year-old corn gene mystery may have plant-breeding implications  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In discovering a mutant gene that 'turns on' another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding... more
Proteins use a lock and key system to bind to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have traditionally thought that DNA binding proteins use patterns in the genome's code of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs to guide them to the right... more
New risk score far more effective for diabetes diagnosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity... more
Less than half of U.S. youth discuss sensitive topics with their doctors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Fewer than half of young people in the United States are having discussions of sensitive topics with their regular healthcare providers, according to a... more
Puzzling phenomenon in a quantum gas: Insulators with conducting edges  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Insulators that are conducting at their edges hold promise for interesting technological applications. However, until now their characteristics have not been fully understood. Physicists have now modeled what... more
Body-painting protects against bloodsucking insects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples... more
Reinforcement learning expedites 'tuning' of robotic prosthetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed an intelligent system for 'tuning' powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours necessary if the device is tuned by a... more
New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. more
Scientists accidentally engineer mice with unusually short and long tails  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers from two groups studying mouse development have accidentally created mice with unusually long and unusually short tails. Their findings offer new insight into some of the key... more
Dangerous increases in patients mixing opioids, benzodiazepines or Z-drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The number of Americans taking a dangerous combination of both opioids and benzodiazepines -- a group of drugs commonly prescribed for pain, insomnia and anxiety -- increased by 250 percent... more
HPV vaccination rates remain critically low among younger adolescents in the U.S.  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Only about 16 percent of U.S. adolescents have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13, despite national recommendations... more
Soft drinks + hard work + hot weather = possible kidney disease risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. more
Economist find a global tax on carbon may be feasible  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a recent survey. more
Individual lichens can have up to three fungi  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Individual lichens may contain up to three different fungi, according to new research from an international team of researchers. This evidence provides new insight into another recent discovery that showed lichen are... more
Sea slug study illuminates how mitochondria move  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Defects in the transport of cells' energy organelles are a suspected cause of diseases including Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's and Parkinson's. A new study reveals the genetics behind mitochondrial shifts. more
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