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New drug target for glioblastoma  

A new international study has identified a new drug target for treating glioblastoma. This target is part of a never-before defined cellular pathway found to contribute to the spread and proliferation of a dangerous subset of cancer cells, called glioma stem cells.

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2019-08-21 12:43:50



Optimizing fertilizer source and rate to avoid root death  

Fertilizer is used worldwide in farming. It's used to give plants a boost, increasing yield and ultimately farmers' profits.

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2019-08-21 12:34:57



Wave climate projections predict risks to Aussie coastlines  

Researchers have mapped out how much waves are likely to change around the globe under climate change and found that if we can limit warming to 2 degrees, signals of wave climate change are likely to stay within the range of natural climate variability.

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2019-08-21 12:30:29



Type 2 diabetes may affect heart structure and increase complications and death among heart failure patients of Asian ethnicity  

The combination of heart failure and Type 2 diabetes can lead to structural changes in the heart, poorer quality of life and increased risk of early death, according to a multi-country study in Asia.

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2019-08-21 12:25:07



Spaceflight consistently affects the gut  

A new study discovered that spaceflight -- both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS) -- has a consistent effect on the gut microbiome.

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2019-08-21 12:23:03



'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions  

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism.

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2019-08-21 12:16:30



New efficient method for urine analysis may tell us more  

Our urine reveals our well-being and how we treat our body. A researcher has developed an effective method of analysis for examining the constituents of a urine sample, using contrast agent, as a cost-effective adjuvant. This can have a major impact on future healthcare.

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2019-08-21 12:03:15



Smart sink could help save water  

An experiment with a water-saving 'smart' faucet shows potential for reducing water use. The catch? Unbeknownst to study participants, the faucet's smarts came from its human controller.

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2019-08-21 11:48:28



Disease-carrying mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs  

Invasive mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are surviving conditions that are colder than those in their native territory. This new evidence of rapid local adaptation could have implications for efforts to control the spread of this invasive species.

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2019-08-21 11:46:12



Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  

A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, or even (theoretically) implanted surgically for diagnostic monitoring. The fully flexible electronic devices could enable a wide range of applications that conform to different shapes and allow free movement without compromising function.

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2019-08-21 11:09:59



Tomography: Synchrotron radiation can be used to watch how metal foam forms  

An international research team has set a new tomography world record using a rotary sample table. With 208 three-dimensional tomographic X-ray images per second, they were able to document the dynamic processes involved in the foaming of liquid aluminum.

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2019-08-21 10:35:30



Music charts are increasingly short-lived  

Cultural processes are increasingly short-lived, showing in addition a growing tendency toward self-organization. As a result, success is now governed by a universal law. This was discovered by the physicists after studying 50 years of music charts.

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2019-08-21 10:07:11



Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density  

The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of family history of diabetes on bone mineral density (BMD). A study now confirms that a history of first-degree family members with diabetes is linked to increased BMD as well as to insulin resistance.

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2019-08-21 09:20:34



Customers feel more accomplished when progress tracked in round numbers  

The study shows reaching a goal expressed in round numbers results in higher levels of customer satisfaction. That was particularly true when the final goal was still distant. Hitting intermediate targets expressed as round numbers increased customers' feeling of progress at low levels of achievement.

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2019-08-21 09:09:31



Environmental DNA proves the expansion of invasive crayfish habitats  

Environmental DNA (eDNA) has successfully proven the presence of invasive crayfish in almost all the small streams around Lake Akan in Japan, suggesting that eDNA analysis is an efficient and highly sensitive method to assess the distribution of aquatic organisms.

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2019-08-21 09:08:30



What drives inflammation in type 2 diabetes? Not glucose, says new research  

A new study challenges the conventional wisdom that glucose is the primary driver of chronic inflammation in type 2 diabetes. The research might change opinion of tight glycemic control as the optimal strategy for type 2 diabetes management.

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2019-08-21 08:29:33



Hush, baby -- the dog is whimpering!  

We are all familiar with the sounds of a cat or dog vying for human attention, and for pet-owners, these sounds are particularly evocative. Dog sounds are especially sad to both cat and dog owners, who actually rate a whimpering dog as sounding as sad as a crying baby.

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2019-08-21 08:10:55



Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry  

If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a research team finds.

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2019-08-21 07:57:11



New evidence highlights growing urban water crisis  

New research has found that in 15 major cities in the global south, almost half of all households lack access to piped utility water, affecting more than 50 million people.

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2019-08-21 07:19:53



Foodborne pathogen sheltered by harmless bacteria that support biofilm formation  

Pathogenic bacteria that stubbornly lurk in some apple-packing facilities may be sheltered and protected by harmless bacteria that are known for their ability to form biofilms, according to researchers. They suggest the discovery could lead to development of alternative foodborne-pathogen-control strategies.

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2019-08-21 07:11:19



Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor  

Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists need a reliable way to monitor such sites for leakage of the greenhouse gas. Now, researchers have studied natural sources of CO2 release off the coast of Italy, using what they learned to develop models that could be applied to future storage sites.

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2019-08-21 06:32:13



Plant protection: Researchers develop new modular vaccination kit  

Simple, fast and flexible: it could become significantly easier to vaccinate plants against viruses in future. Scientists have developed a new method for this purpose. It enables the rapid identification and production of precisely tailored substances that combat different pathogens.

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2019-08-21 06:30:07



New way to make micro-sensors may revolutionize future of electronics  

Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of tiny sensors that could have wide-reaching implications for electronic devices we use every day.

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2019-08-21 06:01:38



'Kissing loops' in RNA molecule essential for its role in tumor suppression  

Researchers have discovered that the tumor suppressor MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfill its function. Furthermore, they were able to fine-tune its activity by targeted manipulation of this architecture. The results of this study might help to advance diagnosis and treatment of certain types of cancer.

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2019-08-21 05:57:35



Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes  

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles.

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2019-08-21 05:50:06



Urban stormwater could release contaminants to ground, surface waters  

A good rainstorm can make a city feel clean and revitalized. However, the substances that wash off of buildings, streets and sidewalks and down storm drains might not be so refreshing. Now, researchers have analyzed untreated urban stormwater from 50 rainstorms across the US, finding a wide variety of contaminants that could potentially harm aquatic organisms in surface waters and infiltrate ground water.

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2019-08-21 05:26:57



Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments  

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy -- literally translated as 'self-eating' -- which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection. Now new research has shed light on the mechanisms behind autophagy and how it progresses -- particularly relating to a process called liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS).

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2019-08-21 05:26:05



Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development identified  

Scientists have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers found that by removing brain immune cells known as microglia from rodent models of Alzheimer's disease, beta-amyloid plaques -- the hallmark pathology of AD -- never formed.

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2019-08-21 05:05:19



Repeated semen exposure promotes host resistance to infection in preclinical HIV model  

Contrary to the long-held view that semen can only act as a way to transmit HIV-1 from men to women, scientists found that frequent and sustained semen exposure can change the characteristics of the circulating and vaginal tissue immune cells that are targets for infection, reducing the susceptibility to a future infection.

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2019-08-21 04:30:30



What factors influence how antibiotics are accessed and used in less well-off countries  

It is often assumed that people use antibiotics inappropriately because they don't understand enough about the spread of drug resistant superbugs. A new study challenges this view. The study reveals that basic understanding of drug resistance is in fact widespread in Southeast Asia but that higher levels of awareness are linked to higher antibiotic use in the general population.

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2019-08-21 02:59:40



Patient charges mean young people visit doctor less  

When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a study shows. The groups affected most are women and low-income earners.

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2019-08-21 02:54:09



New brain map could improve AI algorithms for machine vision  

Neuroscientists have published an updated view on the primate brain's visual system organization. They found that parts of the primate visual system may work differently than previously thought.

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2019-08-21 02:53:56



It's Fab! A hidden touch of antibody  

Antibodies are key players in our immune system and have been used as biopharmaceuticals. The collaborative groups including researchers have found previously unknown contact sites in the antibody molecule that are involved in its binding to a cognate receptor, challenging the traditional paradigm of the molecular mechanism of antibody function.

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2019-08-21 02:11:29



Women more likely to have 'typical' heart attack symptoms than men  

Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care. The research puts into question a long-held medical myth that women tend to suffer unusual or 'atypical' heart attack symptoms, and emphasizes the need for both sexes to recognize and act on the warning signs.

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2019-08-21 01:49:02



Texas cities increasingly susceptible to large measles outbreaks  

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 a 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000% in some communities.

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2019-08-21 01:39:10



The mechanism that controls Chinese cabbage flowering  

A research team has succeeded in comprehensively identifying the long noncoding ribonucleic acids (IncRNAs) that are expressed when Chinese cabbage is temporarily exposed to cold temperatures for four weeks.

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2019-08-21 01:38:58



A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects  

Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor education and unemployment over the life span of individuals.

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2019-08-21 01:38:56



Fake news can lead to false memories  

Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, according to a new study. The researchers suggest the findings indicate how voters may be influenced in upcoming political contests like the 2020 US presidential race.

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2019-08-21 01:31:23



Color-changing artificial 'chameleon skin' powered by nanomachines  

Researchers have developed artificial 'chameleon skin' that changes color when exposed to light and could be used in applications such as active camouflage and large-scale dynamic displays.

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2019-08-21 01:19:30



Forecasting dusty conditions months in advance  

A researcher has developed an advanced technique for forecasting dusty conditions months before they occur, promising transportation managers, climatologists and people suffering health issues much more time to prepare for dusty conditions.

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2019-08-21 01:03:08



Plants could remove six years of carbon dioxide emissions -- if we protect them  

By analysing 138 experiments, researchers have mapped the potential of today's plants and trees to store extra carbon by the end of the century.

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2019-08-20 20:20:43



Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one  

Queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by worker bees if they mate with two males rather than one, according to new research.

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2019-08-20 20:06:29



Treating dogs with human breast cancer drug  

Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene -- HER2 -- also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib -- a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer -- might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the US that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer, known as CPAC.

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2019-08-20 20:04:25



Vehicle exhaust pollutants linked to near doubling in risk of common eye condition  

Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, suggests new research.

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2019-08-20 19:53:37



Fecal transplants to help save koalas  

Fecal transplants are helping expand koala microbiomes, allowing the marsupials to eat a wider range of eucalypts and possibly survive habitat loss. A study has analyzed and altered microbes in koalas' guts, finding that a fecal transplant may influence what species of eucalypt koalas can feed on.

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2019-08-20 19:45:57



Is pollution linked to psychiatric disorders?  

Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that choked New Delhi two years ago. The results suggests a possible link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of psychiatric disorders.

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2019-08-20 19:35:06



Profound patterns in globally important algae  

A globally important ocean algae is mysteriously scarce in one of the most productive regions of the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new article. A massive dataset has revealed patterns in the regions where Atlantic coccolithophores live, illuminating the inner workings of the ocean carbon cycle and raising new questions.

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2019-08-20 19:23:06



Stone Age boat building site has been discovered underwater  

Researchers have discovered a new 8,000 year old structure 11 meters below sea level on the Isle of Wight. It is the most intact, wooden Middle Stone Age structure ever found in the UK.

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2019-08-20 19:19:53



More children suffer head injuries playing recreational sport than team sport  

An Australian/ New Zealand study examining childhood head injuries has found that children who do recreational sports like horse riding, skate boarding and bike riding are more likely to suffer serious head injuries than children who play contact sport like AFL or rugby.

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2019-08-20 19:15:28



Machine learning models help clinicians identify people who need advanced depression care  

Researchers have created decision models capable of predicting which patients might need more treatment for their depression than what their primary care provider can offer. The algorithms were specifically designed to provide information the clinician can act on and fit into existing clinical workflows.

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2019-08-20 18:41:45



What's at the 'heart' of a heartbeat?  

A new finding has changed the understanding of the molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation.

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2019-08-20 17:44:15



Alternative to 'revolving door' of opioid detox and relapse  

In a first-ever randomized trial, patients at a short-term inpatient program began long-term outpatient treatment with buprenorphine before discharge, with better outcomes than detox patients.

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2019-08-20 16:57:34



New hydrogels show promise in treating bone defects  

Bioengineers and dentists have developed a new hydrogel that is more porous and effective in promoting tissue repair and regeneration. Once injected in a mouse model, the new hydrogel is shown to induce migration of naturally occurring stem cells to better promote bone healing. Current experimental applications using hydrogels and stem cells introduced into the body or expensive biological agents can come with negative side effects.

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2019-08-20 15:22:37



Toolkit could improve detection and management of iron deficiency in pregnancy  

Iron deficiency in pregnancy is a common problem that often goes unrecognized and untreated due to a lack of knowledge of its implications and competing clinical priorities. To enhance screening and management of iron deficiency in pregnancy, a research team has developed a quality improvement toolkit, called IRON MOM. The implementation of IRON MOM resulted in increased rates of ferritin testing and decreased rates of anemia.

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2019-08-20 15:20:29



Free rides could lead to better health outcomes for seniors  

Older adults are enthusiastic adopters of ridesharing technology. Access to on-demand ride sharing improves their access to health care and improves their overall quality of life. However, the cost remains a challenge.

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2019-08-20 15:19:26



The journey of the pollen  

When insects carry the pollen from one flower to another to pollinate them, the pollen must attach to and detach from different surfaces. Scientists have discovered that the mechanisms are far more complex than previously assumed. They differ depending on the duration of the contact and the microstructure of the plant surfaces. The results could be interesting for drug delivery and for developing alternative strategies in agriculture and food production.

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2019-08-20 14:46:51



Origin of massive methane reservoir identified  

New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water.

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2019-08-20 14:41:27



Cost-effective fuel cell technology  

Researchers have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint.

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2019-08-20 14:26:12



Physicists use light flashes to discover, control new quantum states of matter  

Scientists are developing new tools and techniques to access new states of matter hidden within superconducting and other complex materials. Harnessing these exotic states and their unique properties could lead to better computing, communicating and data storing technologies.

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2019-08-20 14:14:04



Biomolecular analyses of Roopkund skeletons show Mediterranean migrants in Indian Himalaya  

A large-scale study conducted by an international team of scientists has revealed that the mysterious skeletons of Roopkund Lake -- once thought to have died during a single catastrophic event - belong to genetically highly distinct groups that died in multiple periods in at least two episodes separated by one thousand years.

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2019-08-20 13:55:44



Robust molecular propeller for unidirectional rotations created  

A team of scientists has developed a molecular propeller that enables unidirectional rotations on a material surface when energized.

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2019-08-20 13:54:38



Studying animal cognition in the wild  

Studying cognition in the wild is a challenge. Field researchers and their study animals face many factors that can easily interfere with their variables of interest and that many say are 'impossible' to control for. A novel observational approach for field research can now guide young scholars, who want to study cognition in the field before this opportunity disappears.

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2019-08-20 13:43:41



Discharge incentives in emergency rooms could lead to higher patient readmission rates  

In an effort to address emergency department overcrowding, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive programs have been implemented in various regions around the world, including hospitals in Metro Vancouver. But a new study shows that while such programs can reduce barriers to access for admitted patients, they can also lead to patient discharges associated with return visits and readmissions.

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2019-08-20 13:34:55



Lighting up proteins with Immuno-SABER  

Researchers have developed a new DNA-nanotechnology-based approach called Immuno-SABER, that combines the protein targeting specificity of commonly available antibodies with a DNA-based signal-amplification strategy that enables the highly multiplexed visualization of many proteins in the same sample with pre-programmable and tunable fluorescence signals at each target site.

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2019-08-20 12:59:10



Wired for sound: A third wave emerges in integrated circuits  

A research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions could transform our 5G networks, satellite communications and defence industries. These interactions, known as Brillouin scattering, are set to underpin new designs in microchips and push our theoretical understanding of fundamental science.

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2019-08-20 12:47:04



A new path to cancer therapy: developing simultaneous multiplexed gene editing technology  

Scientists have developed a new gene editing system that could be used for anticancer immunotherapy through the simultaneous suppression of proteins that interfere with the immune system expressed on the surface of lymphoma cells and activation of cytotoxic T lymphocyte.

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2019-08-20 12:18:30



Burning invasive western juniper maintains sagebrush dominance longer  

Burning invasive western juniper increases the time -- post-fire -- that native mountain sagebrush will remain the dominant woody vegetation in the plant community by at least 44 percent compared to cutting juniper back, according to a new study.

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2019-08-20 11:59:22



A lack of self control during adolescence is not uniquely human  

Impulsiveness in adolescence isn't just a phase, it's biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains of other primates go through very similar changes, particularly in the areas that affect self-control.

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2019-08-20 11:44:07



Lung cell transplant boosts healing after the flu in mice  

A serious case of the flu can cause lasting damage to the lungs. In a study in mice, researchers found that transplanting cells from the lungs of healthy animals enhanced healing in others that had had a severe respiratory infection.

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2019-08-20 11:44:07



A new way to 'hoard' resources in nano-sized factories targeted for biotech  

Scientists have created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial or bioenergy applications.

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2019-08-20 11:35:27



African elephants demonstrate movements that vary in response to ecological change  

Wild African elephants show markedly different movements and reactions to the same risks and resources, according to a new study.

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2019-08-20 11:09:13



Risk of psychotic disorders has disease-specific brain effects  

Brain abnormalities in people at familial risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder emerge in unique patterns, despite the symptom and genetic overlap of the disorders, according to a new study. Similarities between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have led to the diagnoses being increasingly combined in studies of psychosis, but the findings highlight that risk for the disorders has distinct effects on the brain.

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2019-08-20 11:07:59



Black hole holograms  

Researchers show how a holographic tabletop experiment can be used to simulate the physics of a black hole. This work may lead the way to a more complete theory of quantum gravity that harmonizes quantum mechanics and relativity.

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2019-08-20 11:06:42



Spending on illicit drugs in US nears $150 billion annually  

Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine fluctuated between $120 billion and $145 billion each year from 2006 to 2016, rivaling what Americans spend each year on alcohol, according to a new study.

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2019-08-20 11:01:23



Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  

Physical chemists have clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. The therapy involves light-induced damage to the DNA of diseased cells.

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2019-08-20 10:39:51



To make lakes healthy, you first need the right recipe  

Pollution of lakes is a worldwide problem. Restoration attempts take a lot of time and effort, and even then they might backfire. A team of researchers suggests a different approach. First, you have to determine to which of four different types your lake belongs. Spatial differences are the key to a successful restoration recipe.

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2019-08-20 10:12:37



A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration  

Researchers have developed a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data. The system could be used to monitor sea temperatures to study climate change and track marine life over long periods -- and even sample waters on distant planets.

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2019-08-20 09:54:14



Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat law enforcement K-9s  

Law enforcement K-9s face the same dangers their human handlers confront. Recognizing a gap in care for law enforcement K-9s injured on the job, a team of veterinarians, emergency medical services experts and canine handlers has developed protocols for emergency medical service personnel who may be called upon to help treat and transport the injured dogs.

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2019-08-20 09:45:43



New rechargeable aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance  

A new rechargeable high voltage manganese dioxide zinc battery exceeds the 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry. With a voltage of 2.45-2.8V, the alkaline MnO2|Zn battery could break the long dominance of flammable and expensive lithium (Li)-ion batteries in the market.

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2019-08-20 09:38:55



Mini kidneys grown from stem cells give new insights into kidney disease and therapies  

Medical researchers have grown 'miniature kidneys' in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients. These kidney organoids were grown outside the body from skin cells derived from a single patient who has polycystic kidney disease. This method has paved the way for tailoring treatment plans specific to each patient, which could be extended to a range of kidney diseases.

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2019-08-20 09:30:10



Shasta dam releases can be managed to benefit both salmon and sturgeon  

Cold water released from Lake Shasta into the Sacramento River to benefit endangered salmon can be detrimental to young green sturgeon, a threatened species adapted to warmer water. But scientists have found a way to minimize this apparent conflict through a water management strategy that benefits both species, while also meeting the needs of agricultural water users downstream.

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2019-08-20 09:21:42



Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk  

Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests new research.

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2019-08-20 09:21:25



Possible genetic link between children's language and mental health  

A new study has examined genetic variants in six genes that are thought to contribute to language development in children. They found that nearly half of the genetic variants which contribute to children's language difficulties were also associated with poor mental health.

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2019-08-20 08:30:43



Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts  

Researchers have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft termed kirigami (from the Japanese, kiri, meaning to cut and kami, meaning paper).

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2019-08-20 08:27:13



City parks lift mood as much as Christmas  

New research shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity on Twitter than before their visit -- and that their elevated mood lasts for up to four hours. The effect is so strong that it's equivalent to the mood spike on Christmas, the happiest day each year on Twitter. With increasing urbanization and mood disorders, this research may have powerful implications for public health and urban planning.

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2019-08-20 08:14:24



Skeletal shapes key to rapid recognition of objects  

In the blink of an eye, the human visual system can process an object, determining whether it's a cup or a sock within milliseconds, and with seemingly little effort. It's well-established that an object's shape is a critical visual cue to help the eyes and brain perform this trick. A new study, however, finds that while the outer shape of an object is important for rapid recognition, the object's inner 'skeleton' may play an even more important role.

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2019-08-20 08:12:56



The meat allergy: Researcher IDs biological changes triggered by tick bites  

Researchers have identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. The work is an important step in developing a treatment for the strange allergy triggered by tick bites.

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2019-08-20 07:51:22



Painting a bigger biosociological picture of chronic pain  

An integrated approach that unifies psychosocial factors with neurobiology sheds light on chronic pain traits and their underlying brain networks, according to a new study.

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2019-08-20 07:32:42



Best practices for wildfire adaptation and resilience  

New research outlines best practices for social and ecological resilience in a Western landscape where wildfires are becoming inevitable.

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2019-08-20 07:30:32



All-in-one: New microbe degrades oil to gas  

The tiny organisms cling to oil droplets and perform a great feat: As a single organism, they may produce methane from oil by a process called alkane disproportionation. Previously this was only known from symbioses between bacteria and archaea. Scientists have now found cells of this microbe called Methanoliparia in oil reservoirs worldwide.

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2019-08-20 07:24:28



New tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments  

Security researchers have created ShareAR, a toolkit that lets developers build collaborative and interactive features into AR apps without sacrificing their users' privacy and security.

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2019-08-20 07:21:46



Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease  

Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a new study.

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2019-08-20 07:20:41



World's thinnest, lightest signal amplifier enables bioinstrumentation with reduced noise  

A research group succeeded in developing the world's thinnest and lightest differential amplifier for bioinstrumentation.

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2019-08-20 07:10:50



Selfie versus posie  

If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, new research suggests you might want to think twice before posting that selfie.

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2019-08-20 06:33:15



Enabling longer space missions  

The Hall thruster is a propulsion system that is often used by spacecraft engaged in longer missions. A recent study has shown how the operating lives of these systems can be further extended.

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2019-08-20 06:22:57



Novel combination of drugs may overcome drug-resistant cancer cells  

A new study suggests that a combination of three drugs, including a new class of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase inhibitors, could overcome cross-therapy resistance.

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2019-08-20 05:48:21



Examining the link between caste and under-five mortality in India  

In India, children that belong to disadvantaged castes face a much higher likelihood of not living past their fifth birthday than their counterparts in non-deprived castes. Researchers examined the association between castes and under-five mortality in an effort to help reduce the burden of under-five deaths in the country.

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2019-08-20 05:42:53



Football scores a health hat-trick for 55- to 70-year-old women with prediabetes  

A new study shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with impressive effects on cardiovascular health after 16 weeks of training for 55- to 70-year old women with no prior football experience.

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2019-08-20 05:41:19



New, healthier 'butter' spread almost entirely water  

Food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about 16% water, has about 11 grams of fat and nearly 100 calories.

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2019-08-20 05:40:45



Embryology: A sequence of reflexive contractions triggers the formation of the limbs  

It normally takes about 21 days for chicken embryos to develop into chicks. By observing chicken hindlimb formation, a research team has just discovered that the mechanism at the origin of embryonic development consists of a sequence of reflexive contractions. The researchers were able to artificially recreate the same process and accelerate it by as much as a factor of 20.

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2019-08-20 05:38:01






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