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 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Smartphone apps reduce depression... +

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Usher syndrome: Gene therapy restores hearing and balance... +

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, the CNRS, Collge de France, University Pierre et Marie Curie, and University Clermont Auvergne, have recently restored hearing and balance in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G characterized by profound c...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?... +

Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance, says Geovanny F. Perez, M.D., a pulmonologist at Children's National Health System....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Study: Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries... +

A new study at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center investigates how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Novel assay shows promise for non-invasive detection of PD-L1 on circulating tumor cells... +

Researchers have presented the first report of a new microfluidics-based approach for detecting circulating cancer biomarkers in blood samples....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

NASA tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas approach... +

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as it moved toward the Bahamas....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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NASA's Terra satellite sees a very stubborn post-Tropical Cyclone Jose... +

Jose continues to bring tropical storm conditions to southern New England although the storm has become post-tropical. NASA's Terra satellite caught a view of the storm sitting almost stationary about 100 miles from Nantucket Island, Mass....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Families of survivors of ECMO for heart conditions report favorable quality of life... +

One of the few large studies to report long-term outcomes in cardiac patients treated in childhood with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has found overall favorable outcomes among survivors, as reported by families. ECMO provides short-term brea...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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UCI scientists identify important aspect of the brain's navigational system... +

The ability to successfully navigate in the environment is essential both for animals searching for food or escaping predators, as well as for human urban dwellers. It is something we take for granted, but under the hood, it is supported by still incomple...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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NYU dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearls... +

While it is known that pearls are made of calcium carbonate with an organic matrix core, the role of the proteins modulating the organization of these crystals has, until recently, been unclear. Researchers at NYU Dentistry reported the role of two such p...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departments... +

The nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing... +

Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties... +

When a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple m...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Discovery of a new genetic syndrome which predisposes the body to cancer... +

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations -- those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father -- in the FANCM gene predisposes the body to the appearance of tumors and causes rejection to chemotherapy treatments. Contrary to what...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 alone... +

A new test that combines the effects of more than two dozen genetic variants, most associated by themselves with only a small risk of Alzheimer's disease, does a better job of predicting which cognitively normal older adults will go on to develop Alzheime...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin... +

A 50-year-old debate has at last been settled: the highest-energy cosmic rays do not originate in our own Galaxy but in galaxies located tens or even hundreds of millions of light years away. The evidence comes from the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argenti...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, says CU Anschutz study... +

Efforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013, when the US Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Fires in Australia pop up in places already burned... +

Fires that span across the Northern Territory and Western Australia appear to have broken out in areas that have already been burned in previous fires....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Antibiotics and biocidal cleaners may spread multidrug resistance in MRSA... +

Antibiotic use on people or pets, and use of biocidal cleaning products such as bleach, are associated with multidrug resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the home. This contamination of the home environment may contribute t...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

From galaxies far far away!... +

In a paper to be published in Science on 22 September, the Pierre Auger Collaboration reports observational evidence demonstrating that cosmic rays with energies a million times greater than that of the protons accelerated in the Large Hadron Collider com...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Twitter bots for good: USC ISI study reveals how information spreads on social media... +

Twitter bots have earned a bad reputation -- but not all bots are bad, suggests a new study co-authored by Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute computer scientist and a research assistant professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering'...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infections... +

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread under...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

New technique spots warning signs of extreme events... +

Engineers at MIT have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event. The framework can be applied to a wide range of complicated, multidimensional systems to pick out the warning signs that are most likely to occur in the ...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainable... +

RadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, conducted the study, A Collaborative Approach to Creating ICT-based Sustainable Development, which was published as part o...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Study finds no-tillage not sufficient alone to prevent water pollution from nitrate... +

A new IUPUI study funded by the US Department of Agriculture answers a long-debated agricultural question: whether no-tillage alone is sufficient to prevent water pollution from nitrate. The answer is no....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

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Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss... +

A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this ...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

NASA'S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past Earth... +

NASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth's gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August....

 2017-09-22 04:00 

EurekAlert

Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research... +

A study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pai...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Why Some Woolly Rhinos Grew Ribs on Their Necks | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

These misplaced ribs don't grow unless something unusual is going on in the gene pool...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

New York City Could Finally Lose Its Prohibition-era Dancing Rule | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

The infamous ...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Modern Humans and Neanderthals May Be More Similar Than We Imagined | Science | Smithsonian... +

A remarkably preserved 49,000-year-old skeleton shows that Neanderthal kids may have grown slowly, like us...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

How a Satellite Just Used Earth Like a Slingshot | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

On its way to study an asteroid for clues about the origins of life, OSIRIS-REx got a little boost from Earth's gravity...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Pop-up Monuments Ask What 21st-Century Public Memorials Should Be | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

A collective of artists adds new, thought-provoking works to Philadelphia's parks and plazas...

 2017-09-22 04:00 

smithsonianmag.com

Four Incredible Facts About Sea Otters | Smart News | Smithsonian... +

We thought you otter know these...

 2017-09-22 02:01 

Universe Today

NASAs OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampler Slingshots Around Earth Friday, Sept. 21 Catch It If You Can!... +

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Barely a year after NASAs OSIRIS-REx robotic asteroid sampler launched on a trailblazing mission to snatch a soil sample from a pristine asteroid and return it to Earth for research analysis, the probe is speeding back home for ...

 2017-09-22 01:27 

The Conversation AU

We are all of the same starstuff... +

The SAGE Symposium in Brisbane this year brought together hundreds of interested parties across STEM to share and learn best practice in gender and diversity equity. Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) The recent Science in Australia Gender Equity (...

 2017-09-22 01:15 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-22 01:07 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-22 00:57 

Universe Today

New Study Says a Fast Radio Burst Happens Every Second in the Universe... +

A new study by a team of researchers from the CfA argues that a Fast Radio Burst happens with every passing second in the observable Universe The post New Study Says a Fast Radio Burst Happens Every Second in the Universe appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-09-22 00:51 

Nature

Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology....

 2017-09-22 00:40 

Nature

Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-22 00:39 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit....

 2017-09-22 00:37 

Nature

Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-22 00:31 

Nature

Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'....

 2017-09-21 23:51 

TreeHugger

The problem with too much bread... +

Bread is so cheap to produce that it has lost all value, creating excessive waste....

 2017-09-21 23:17 

BBC

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out... +

The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks....

 2017-09-21 22:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floor... +

Any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate, new research indicates....

 2017-09-21 22:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancer... +

Scientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients....

 2017-09-21 20:52 

BBC

Bright sparks... +

The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump....

 2017-09-21 20:47 

Seeker

The worlds earliest known porpoise burial has just been discovered, and archaeologists wonder why medieval monks placed the marine mammal in a pit resembling a human grave.... +

Credit: Philip de JerseyFolklore holds that the little island of Chapelle Dom Hue, in the English Channel west of Guernsey, was the location of a scenic retreat for medieval monks from the Benedictine priory of Lihou, which is a slightly larger island...

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