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July 10, 2014
Chimpanzee intelligence determined by genes
A chimpanzee's intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.

The Lancet: World's most advanced dengue vaccine candidate shows promise in phase 3 trial
The first dengue vaccine candidate to reach phase 3 clinical testing has shown moderate protection, 56 percent, against the disease in Asian children, according to new research published in The Lancet.

Intercollegiate contact athletes with shoulder instability return to in-season sports
College athletes experiencing in-season shoulder instability regularly return to play within one week of injury, but developed recurrent instability in 63 percent of cases, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting.

Ferromagnetism at 230 K found in a new diluted magnetic semiconductor by Chinese physicists
Diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMS) have received much attention due to their potential application in spintronics.

On the link between periodontitis and atherosclerosis
Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis.

Scorpions are master architects, according to new research from Ben-Gurion University
The researchers found that the burrows followed a very sophisticated design, beginning with a short, vertical entrance shaft that flattened out a few centimeters below the surface into a horizontal platform.

Chimpanzee intelligence depends on genes
Some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next.

Substance P in hippocampus versus striatal marginal division for learning/memory function
In addition to the hippocampus, the marginal division of the striatum is also involved in learning and memory.

Orbital Sciences' second mission delivers delights to space station
Satellites, Girl Scouts and good ole Charlie Brown highlight Orbital Sciences Corporation's second commercial resupply voyage to the International Space Station.

Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth
The Universe is filled with objects springing to life, evolving and dying explosive deaths.

Women under-represented in academic medicine
Women are under-represented in academic medicine resulting in a waste of public investment due to loss of research talent.

Cultured CTCs reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells
A study in the July 11 issue of Science finds that circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing and that those cell lines accurately reflect a tumor's genetic mutation over time and changing susceptibility to therapeutic drugs.

It's Your Game ... Keep It Real reduces dating violence among minority youth
New research from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston shows that It's Your Game ...

New technology reveals insights into mechanisms underlying amyloid diseases
Amyloid diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes, share the common trait that proteins aggregate into long fibers which then form plaques.

In the gut, immunity is a 2-way street
In work published in Immunity, scientists led by Sidonia Fagarasan from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science in Japan have painted a complex picture: the gut immune system does not simply prevent the influx of pathogens, but is actively involved in the maintenance of a rich and healthy community of gut bacteria.

USC stem cell researcher targets the 'seeds' of breast cancer metastasis
For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

New study shows drinking alcohol provides no heart health benefit
Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Injectable contraceptive launched in Burkina Faso to expand choice and address unmet need
Women in the West African nation Burkina Faso today have access to an additional family planning option.

Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline
While careful management has helped stabilize or even improve the state of fisheries resources in some parts of Europe, the situation in the Mediterranean has deteriorated over the past 20 years.

Exercise is the best medicine: QUT study
Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women.

ACS Infectious Diseases: Unique chemistry journal names editor
The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that Courtney Aldrich, Ph.D., will head the brand-new, web-only journal ACS Infectious Diseases as editor-in-chief.

Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio
Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favor in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

Window of opportunity against HIV comes from 'fitness bottleneck'
New research on HIV transmission among heterosexual couples in Zambia shows that viral fitness is an important basis of a 'genetic bottleneck' imposed every time a new person is infected.

NASA-funded mission to study the sun's energy
On July 14, 2014, a sounding rocket will be ready to launch from White Sands Missile Range, N.M., a little before noon local time.

Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about
Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.

Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use
Nuclear engineers have developed a small, portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation around them, its type and intensity, and whether or not it poses a health risk.

Georgia State hosts national conference on aggression
More than 200 experts on aggression, who research issues ranging from child abuse to urban street violence, will attend the 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, July 15-19.

New drug active against most aggressive type of lung cancer cells
Scientists from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, based at The University of Manchester and part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, teamed up with experts at AstraZeneca, as part of a collaboration agreed in 2010, to test a drug -- known as AZD3965 -- on small cell lung cancer cells.

A start-up at NJIT develops bleeding-control gel for brain surgery
Endomedix, a start-up company housed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's business incubator, received a $1.4 million federal grant to develop a spray-on gel that surgeons will use to staunch bleeding during brain surgery.

'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find
The child known as the 'Mississippi baby' -- an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in the New England Journal of Medicine last fall -- now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric HIV specialist and researchers involved in the case.

Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson's disease, can be early indicator of disease onset
Up to 70 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life.

Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shed new light on the complex processes of nerve cell growth, showing that a particular protein plays a far more sophisticated role in neuron development than previously thought.

Heart health benefits of light drinking brought into question
New research, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is now challenging the commonly-held belief that light-to-moderate drinking has a protective effect on the heart.

Stabilizing shoulder surgery helps NFL players return to the game
Shoulder instability is a common injury in football players but the rate of return to play has not been regularly determined following surgery.

NOAA's GOES-West satellite sees smoke from Canadian fires over US
NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite or GOES-West satellite spotted smoke over the US Midwest from dozens of fires raging in Canada's Northwestern Territories.

Why anandamide can increase intracellular Ca2+ concentration?
Evidence exists that cannabinoid receptor type 1 can inhibit voltage-gated calcium channel, decrease intracellular Ca2+ influx, and reduce neurotransmitter release.

Uncertainty gives scientists new confidence in search for novel materials
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for industry, electronics, energy, drug design and a host of other applications.

Scripps scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes.

New therapeutic combination to slow resistant sarcomas
Researchers at sarcomas research group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the Catalan Institute of Oncology have been tested in 19 patients a new therapeutic combination to combat resistant sarcomas.

Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing
Choosing mobile phone cases and customizing phones with charms and decorations may reveal a lot about a person's culture, as well as increase attachment to the devices, according to researchers.

Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth
The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day.

BrightFocus Foundation announces 55 new grantees in Alzheimer's and vision research
BrightFocus Foundation announces the recipients of new research grant awards, offered to 55 scientists in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries.

Non-invasive test could be used to predict premature birth and delivery of small babies
Testing for the presence of specific molecules present in the urine of pregnant women can give an indication in early pregnancy of whether a baby will be born premature or the fetus will suffer poor growth, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

Inherited 'memory' of environmental impact on health may be limited
When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects.

Study points to potential new target for antibiotics against E. coli, other bugs
Scientists have identified a protein that is essential to the survival of E. coli bacteria, and consider the protein a potential new target for antibiotics.

Climate change may bring more kidney stones
As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones.

Young athletes should consider the benefits of ACL surgery
Young patients who wait for ACL surgery may be at increased risk for secondary knee injuries, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting.

Wildfires dot central Russia's landscape
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Aqua satellite on July 10, 2014.

The millennial tofu surprise
While Tofu is considered a healthy source of protein, that's not why the Millennials are eating it, according to a new study to be presented at Tops Club Inc.'s annual International Recognition Days convention July 10th in Milwaukee.

Mouse study: Natural birth may strengthen the immune system
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have uncovered new knowledge about the immune system in a mouse study, which indicates that natural birth improves the immune system of the pups.

CNIO scientists develop technology to redirect proteins towards specific areas of the genome
The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre Macromolecular Crystallography Group has managed to reprogram the binding of a protein called BuD to DNA in order to redirect it towards specific DNA regions.

MicroBooNE particle detector makes its move, with Yale's help
If you want to see neutrinos change flavors, you need a hefty detector.

New research finds ocean's most abundant organisms have clear daily cycles
Researchers working at Station ALOHA, a deep ocean study site 100 km north of Oahu, observed different species of free-living, heterotrophic bacteria turning on diel cycling genes at slightly different times -- suggesting a wave of transcriptional activity that passes through the ocean microbial community each day.

Professor Monique Bernier of INRS chairs IGARSS 2014
Professor Monique Bernier of Centre Eau Terre Environnement at INRS is chairing the joint organizing committee of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, whose theme is Energy and Our Changing Planet.

High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-age and older adults.

Low back pain? Don't blame the weather
Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation.

Cost of expensive medication in dialysis catheters may be offset by reduced complications
The increased cost of an expensive drug that can prevent clots in dialysis catheters may be offset by lower costs for managing complications.

Marshall University to partner with international company in drug development venture
The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and the Marshall University Joan C.

Overfishing in the English Channel leaves fisherman scraping the bottom of the barrel
Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen 'scraping the barrel' for increasing amounts of shellfish to make up their catch.

Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness
In newly published research in the journal Neuron, Michael Cole of Rutgers has determined that the underlying brain architecture of a person at rest is basically the same as that of a person performing a variety of tasks.

ADSCs transplantation promotes neurogenesis in Alzheimer's disease
Recent evidence has demonstrated that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells can stimulate neurogenesis in the brain of adult rat or mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and improve tissue and function injury under the condition of cerebral ischemia.

Urban Aboriginal people face unique health challenges
For the first time, researchers have access to detailed information about how an urban Aboriginal population in Canada uses health care.

'Melbourne Shuffle' secures data in the cloud
Encryption might not be enough for all that data stored in the cloud.

NOAA, partners predict significant harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer
NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will have a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, during the 2014 bloom season in late summer.

Control strategy for Dengue, malaria increases risk of West Nile virus
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers.

3-D technology used to help California condors and other endangered species
A team including researchers from the US Geological Survey and the San Diego Zoo has developed a novel methodology that, for the first time, combines 3-D and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian wildlife species.

Astronomers find 7 dwarf galaxies with new telescope
Meet the seven new dwarf galaxies. Yale University astronomers, using a new type of telescope made by stitching together telephoto lenses, recently discovered seven celestial surprises while probing a nearby spiral galaxy.

NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite sees power within newborn Tropical Depression 09W
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Depression 09W and captured infrared data on the storm indicating some powerful thunderstorms within.

UH Case Medical Center awarded $4.7 million grant from HHS
The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced a three-year grant to University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a new national model aimed at improving care for patients with complex cancer.

Diving for pearls with the Hubble Space Telescope
Stars forming like a string of blue pearls along two elliptical galaxies could be the result of a galactic merger, according to an international team of astronomers.

Citalopram increases the differentiation efficacy of BMSCs into neuronal-like cells
There is evidence that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants can promote neuronal cell proliferation and enhance neuroplasticity both in vitro and in vivo.

New diagnostic test to distinguish psoriasis from eczema
In many patients it is not easy to differentiate between the chronic inflammatory skin diseases psoriasis and eczema.

UH named 'Innovation and Economic Prosperity University'
The University of Houston today was designated as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, a designation acknowledging universities working with public and private sector partners to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and community development.

Leading scientists express rising concern about 'microplastics' in the ocean
Microplastics -- microscopic particles of plastic debris -- are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms.

Speeding up data storage by a thousand times with 'spin current'
The storage capacity of hard drives is increasing explosively, but the speed with which all that data can be written has reached its limits.

Sun-like stars reveal their ages
A new technique for measuring the age of a star using its spin -- gyrochronology -- is coming into its own.

International science team solve biological mystery
The debate over whether a single hydrogen atom exists is finally settled.

Mayo Clinic calls for standardization of safe imaging protocols for children
The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose.

Virtual reality interface device and brain neural networks in neurological diseases
Virtual reality interface devices permit the user to interact with the virtual world in real time through a variety of multisensory channels including hearing, sight, touch and smell.

What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators
A research review identifying the clinical indicators most strongly associated with concussion is an important first step in the process of developing evidence-based guidelines for concussion diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, according to a new report published by Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Neoguri losing punch along southern Japan's coast
Once a powerful super typhoon, now a weakening tropical storm, NASA's Terra satellite saw a much weaker Tropical Storm Neoguri moving along the southern coast of Japan.

The Lancet: Extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine boosts immunity in children and could speed up global eradication efforts
Giving children under five years old an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine helps to boost their immunity to the poliovirus and should be added to vaccination programs in polio-endemic countries and those facing a high risk of imported cases, suggests new research published in The Lancet.

Study looks at how Twitter can be used to address specific health issues
A new study, led by Jenine K. Harris, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St.

Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity
Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.

Hubble spots spiral bridge of young stars linking two ancient galaxies
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed an unusual structure 100,000 light years long, which resembles a corkscrew-shaped string of pearls and winds around the cores of two colliding galaxies.

Bacterial colonization prior to catching the flu may protect against severe illness
Severe illness and even death are likely to result if you develop another respiratory infection after catching the flu.

The Lancet: Novel treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis shows promise, but concerns for patient safety remain
In a viewpoint published this week in The Lancet, the Community Research Advisors Group (CRAG) argue that research into bedaquiline -- a new drug, fast tracked for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) -- should proceed cautiously in people with drug-sensitive tuberculosis.

Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills.

Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports
If you think winning is one of the key determinants that makes organized sports fun for kids think again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the bottom of 81 determinants of fun, each of which falls into one of 11 big fun factors, according to a new study.

New research: Fresh avocado enhances absorption of essential nutrients for healthy living
Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research conducted by the Ohio State University and published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Hunger for vegetable oil means trouble for Africa's great apes
The vegetable oil found in your popcorn or soap might not be ape friendly, and the situation appears likely to get even worse, according to an analysis in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 10.

Neutron crystallography solves long-standing biological mystery
An international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester and the Institut Laue-Langevin have solved a long-standing mystery in biology by identifying the structure of a vital enzyme intermediate.

American Chemical Society meeting features hands-on family event, energy symposia
A special hands-on outreach program for children and their families exploring everyday chemistry and two symposia on energy (one on hydraulic fracturing and one on solar fuels) are among the presidential events at the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 248th National Meeting & Exposition next month.

Scientists discover clues why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes
Scientists at The University of Manchester are a step closer to understanding why diabetes is cured in the majority of patients that undergo gastric bypass surgery.

Universities of Surrey and Strathclyde selected as strategic partners in the future operation of the National Physical Laboratory
The Universities of Strathclyde and Surrey have been identified as preferred partners to enter into a new strategic partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the world-renowned National Physical Laboratory (NPL), a global center of excellence in measurement and materials science.

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery
The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

The bigger the better: Cigarette warning labels prompt quit attempts
Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.

Despite setback, 'Mississippi Baby' represents significant breakthrough in effort to end AIDS
In response to today's announcement that the 'Mississippi Baby,' believed to have been functionally cured of HIV, has now been found to have detectable levels of the virus, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation expresses disappointment in this setback but remains hopeful that the scientific breakthrough that allowed the child's HIV levels to remain undetectable for more than two years will continue to help researchers understand how to control HIV and ultimately develop a cure.

Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym
For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.

Research reveals how key controller protein is switched on
New research has uncovered how a complex protein pivotal in the development of cancer, viral infection and autoimmune diseases is activated.

Straits of Mackinac 'worst possible place' for a Great Lakes oil spill
Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new University of Michigan study commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation.

Study provides new approach to forecast hurricane intensity
New research from University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models.

For children with pacemakers, 'self-competence' affects quality of life
For children and teens living with a cardiac pacemaker, a low sense of self-competence seems to contribute to decreased quality of life, reports a study in the July Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Precipitation, not warming temperatures, may be key in bird adaptation to climate change
A new model analyzing how birds in western North America will respond to climate change suggests that for most species, regional warming is not as likely to influence population trends as will precipitation changes.

New research identifies risk factors for little league shoulder
As cases of Little League Shoulder occur more frequently, the need for additional information about the causes and outcomes of the condition has become clear.

New compound treats both blindness and diabetes in animal studies
In a new study led by UC San Francisco scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control network provided significant protection, in rats and mice, against degenerative forms of blindness and diabetes.

Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye
Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods.

Patient-specific stem cells and personalized gene therapy
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of vision loss.

Extinct sea scorpion gets a Yale eye exam, with surprising results
Poor peepers are a problem, even if you are a big, bad sea scorpion.

Entering MLB early may increase elbow surgery risk
The common elbow surgery made famous by Major League Baseball pitcher, Tommy John, definitely does its job to return pitchers to the mound, but risks for having the surgery may be able to be recognized earlier in a player's career, say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting today.

Active shooter training increases comfort level of emergency responders
Emergency medical service responders felt better prepared to respond to an active shooter incident after receiving focused tactical training according to a new study in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.

An obstacle to the differentiation of adipose-derived stromal cells into astrocytes
There is evidence that under the normal circumstances, astrocytes participate in normal physiological activities and development, maintain neuronal environment, and exhibit therapeutic and repairing effects on brain injury and neurodegenerative disease.

University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices
A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing.

Invasion of yellow crazy ant in a Seychelles UNESCO palm forest: Threats and solutions
The yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes is ranked amongst the top 100 worst global invasive species and is responsible for catastrophic ecological impacts on islands.

This is how scientific structure will be revolutionized
Two decades ago a functionally anomalous science began. The fundamentally compromised 'science of consciousness' is unique in actually being the science of scientists.

After a concussion, which teens will have emotional symptoms?
After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety, according to a study released today that will be presented at The Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 11-13, 2014, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world's leading authority on diagnosing and managing sports concussion.

Great tasting low-fat cheeses and cakes could soon be on the menu
Low-fat cheeses and cakes that are just as tempting as full-fat equivalents could be heading for supermarket shelves, thanks to fresh insights into how proteins can replace fats without affecting foodstuffs' taste and texture.

World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant
Katerina Alba's research at the University of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality of some of the most popular emulsion-based food products -- such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt and fruit drinks -- and she is starting to gain an international profile for her work with published articles in Food Research International and Food Hydrocolloids and with one forthcoming in the journal of Carbohydrate Polymers.

What you eat may affect your body's internal biological clock
Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology.

Understanding consciousness
Why does a relentless stream of subjective experiences normally fill your mind?

New class of anti-arthritis drugs effectively treats multiple inflammatory diseases
Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites in the same patient, complicating treatment because a medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the other.

Feedback control could be key to robust conservation management
Mathematical algorithms used to control everyday household items such as washing machines could hold the key to winning the fight for conservation, a new study has claimed.

LA BioMed project to provide access to high-quality care for patients with diabetes
Grant funds new program to improve health care for patients with diabetes. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to