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June 18, 2015
UPitt researchers find link between neighborhood quality and cellular aging
Regardless of chronological age, people who live in neighborhoods with high crime, noise, and vandalism are biologically more than a decade older than those who do not, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh.

A better way to build bones
Senior citizens and combat soldiers don't usually have much in common -- unless the topic is bone injuries.

New book on The Hepatitis B and Delta Viruses from CSHLPress
The Hepatitis B and Delta Viruses, from CSHLPress, examines all aspects of HBV and HDV infections and their management.

ALMA precisely measures black hole mass
A research group led by Kyoko Onishi at the SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), including a researcher in the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, observed the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097 with ALMA and found that the central supermassive black hole has a mass 140 million times the mass of the sun.

Researchers discover deep sea sharks are buoyant
In a study published recently, scientists from the University of Hawai'i -- Mānoa and University of Tokyo revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, six-gill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant -- they have to work harder to swim downward than up, and they can glide uphill for minutes at a time without using their tails.

A simple prescription for increasing electric vehicle adoption
A report produced by Yale researchers outlines the technologies and business models necessary to ramp up growth in the electric vehicle market in the United States.

After the deal: Partnerships with Iran could reduce long-term nuclear risks
The United States and five world powers hope to soon finalize a nuclear deal with Iran to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for a relaxing of international economic and financial sanctions.

Specific roles of adult neural stem cells may be determined before birth
Adult neural stem cells, which are commonly thought of as having the ability to develop into many type of brain cells, are in reality pre-programmed before birth to make very specific types of neurons, at least in mice, according to a study led by UC San Francisco researchers.

Biomedical breakthrough: Carbon nanoparticles you can make at home
Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues.

Faster, not stronger: How a protein regulates gene expression
By measuring the motion of single molecules, EPFL scientists have discovered how specialized proteins control gene expression by binding and compacting discrete parts of DNA inside the cell.

Baboons decide where to go together
Researchers have found evidence of shared decision-making among a troop of wild baboons, providing insight into how animals that live in socially complex, hierarchical societies reach consensus on decisions that affect the entire group.

Some common anti-nausea medications used post-operatively could increase patients' arrhythmia risk
Certain commonly prescribed anti-nausea medications given to patients during or after an operation could increase their risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, new research has found.

Alaska researcher investigates fin whale deaths
At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May.

Research to help soldiers with IED injuries supported with new $1 million DoD grant
In the past two years, Reilly's created a model for optic nerve trauma, which is a common injury for soldiers hit by IEDs.

Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs awarded Blue Planet Prize
Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University's Earth Institute, has been awarded the 2015 Blue Planet Prize.

Tiger-spray DNA shown as valuable conservation tool
Scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat--the 'breadcrumb' that researchers have traditionally used to track the endangered animals.

Titan's atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought
Scientists at UCL have observed how a widespread polar wind is driving gas from the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.

Genomic discovery of skin cancer subtypes provides potential 'signpost' for drug targets
Cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is now believed to be divided into four distinct genomic subtypes, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a finding that could prove valuable in the ever-increasing pursuit of personalized medicine.

Researchers bring to life proteins' motion
This study, which will be published in the journal Structure, expands scientists' understanding of proteins' normal functioning.

International team discovers new genetic immunodeficiency
An analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team led by researchers from Boston Children's Hospital.

How do toddlers use tablets?
University of Iowa researchers studied more than 200 YouTube videos and published their findings in the proceedings of the CHI 2015 conference.

Kennewick Man closely related to Native Americans, geneticists say
DNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996, in Washington, is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world, according to an international collaborative study conducted by scientists at the University of Copenhagen and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Hubble views a bizarre cosmic quartet
This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a gathering of four cosmic companions.

'Genomics holds key to understanding ecological and evolutionary processes'
Scientists at the University of Southampton think that Next-Generation Sequencing of invasive organisms holds the key to furthering our understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes.

Magnetic field discovery gives clues to galaxy-formation processes
Magnetic field structure of nearby galaxy provides new insights on how spiral arms form, and how gas can be funneled inward to fuel star formation at the galaxy's center.

Zebrafish provide a novel model to study short bowel syndrome
Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in zebrafish, described in a paper published online on June 18 by the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Safeguarding against chlamydia
Researchers have created a vaccine that generates two waves of protective immune cells needed to eliminate chlamydial infection.

Galactic crashes fuel quasars, study finds
Using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision, astronomers have unveiled some of the previously hidden origins of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe.

Tiago Falk receives award from Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society
Professor Tiago H. Falk of the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre has received the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Early Career Achievement Award in recognition of the outstanding scientific contributions the young researcher has made over the past five years.

ALMA weighs supermassive black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy
Astronomers using ALMA have measured the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of NGC 1097 -- a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 45 million light-years away.

X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials
In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not.

The majority rules when baboons vote with their feet
Olive baboon troops decide where to move democratically, despite their hierarchical social order, according to a new report in Science magazine by Smithsonian researchers and colleagues.

Temple-led team uses stem cell exosomes to induce damaged mouse hearts to self-repair
A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered that all cells secrete tiny communications modules jammed with an entire work crew of messages for other cells.

UCLA chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage
UCLA chemists have developed a major improvement to capture and retain energy from sunlight, where the stored energy can last dramatically longer than current solar technology allows -- up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today's rooftop solar panels.

Not like riding a bike: New motor memories need stabilizing
Well-practiced motor skills like riding a bike are extremely stable memories that can be effortlessly recalled after years or decades.

Wastewater injection rate strongest trigger for induced quakes
A new study aiming to provide a better understanding of how injection wells in the US influence earthquake activity cites wastewater injection rate as a critical factor.

Unknown midge mystery solved
Revisiting original types and DNA analysis exposed hidden diversity in minute non-biting midges.

Detecting the undetectable: New chip identifies chemicals in ultratrace amounts
A George Washington University professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount.

Kennewick Man: Solving a scientific controversy
An 8,500-year-old skeleton has been the focus of a bitter dispute between Native Americans and American scientists.

Better switchgrass, better biofuel
Switchgrass is an excellent candidate for biofuel production. However, growing and processing switchgrass is barely profitable.

Former hurricane Carlos has dissipated, Carlos (was 03E -- Eastern Pacific)
Former hurricane Carlos is now just a memory as the former tropical cyclone dissipated over western Mexico early on June 18.

Three-year-olds help victims of injustice
Young children are just as likely to respond to the needs of another individual as they are to their own.

NIAID-funded HIV vaccine research generates key antibodies in animal models
A trio of studies being published today in the journals Science and Cell describes advances toward the development of an HIV vaccine.

Researchers design placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy
National Institutes of Health researchers and their colleagues have developed a 'placenta-on-a-chip' to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy.

Protein 'comet tails' propel cell recycling process
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's disease, all result in part from a defect in autophagy -- one way a cell removes and recycles misfolded proteins and pathogens.

More than just picky eating
A new commentary by experts from The Hospital for Sick Children and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario reflects on the clinical impact of the diagnosis of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and the work that remains in terms of treatments and improved outcomes.

Female managers do not reduce the gender wage gap, study finds
New study finds that having a female manager doesn't necessarily equate to higher salaries for female employees.

23andMe genotypes one millionth customer
23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced it has genotyped more than one million people worldwide.

Brain receptor found to significantly affect cocaine addiction
By manipulating the activity of Activin receptors -- receptors found in the brain -- researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal models.

Two studies of Nepal-Himalaya tectonics lead new posting of Lithosphere papers
J.E. Harvey and colleagues discuss the Main Himalayan Thrust, which is the plate-boundary fault underlying the Himalaya.

Inclusion of experimenters in e-cigarette prevalence studies of 'questionable' value
The inclusion of experimenters -- who are unlikely to become habitual users -- in e-cigarette prevalence studies is of 'questionable' value for monitoring population public health trends, finds research published online in the journal Tobacco Control.

Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe
Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises.

Water screening: International hunt for unknown molecules
Day in, day out harmful substances leech into the ground: we all contribute to chemicals in the water cycle.

Penn research simplifies recycling of rare-earth magnets
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now pioneered a process that could enable the efficient recycling of two rare-earth metals, neodymium and dysprosium.

Danforth Center receives $8 million for big data research program for bioenergy crop
This is a new research program to unleash the potential of energy sorghum.

Staying cool: Saharan silver ants
Researchers have discovered two strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the world's hottest environments.

Snake fungal disease parallels white-nose syndrome in bats
A deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report.

F1000Research and INCF join forces to create digital, open-access community journal
Open science publishing platform F1000Research is working in partnership with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) to create a dedicated, digital, open publishing solution for INCF's members and the expanding neuroinformatics community.

Lefties are all right with kangaroos
Kangaroos prefer to use one of their hands over the other for everyday tasks in much the same way that humans do, with one notable difference: generally speaking, kangaroos are lefties.

Changing faces: We can look more trustworthy, but not more competent, NYU research finds
We can alter our facial features in ways that make us look more trustworthy, but don't have the same ability to appear more competent, a team of NYU psychology researchers has found.

Analysis used to set fuel economy & greenhouse gas standards for us cars was generally high quality
The analysis used by federal agencies to set standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for new US light-duty vehicles -- passenger cars and light trucks -- from 2017 to 2025 was thorough and of high caliber overall, says a new report from the National Research Council.

Racehorses at risk from misuse of cobalt, new study finds
In a new study published today in The Veterinary Journal, scientists from the University of Surrey warn about the numerous risks posed to racehorses from the misuse of cobalt chloride, a banned performance-enhancing agent that has been used illegally by trainers in Australia and USA.

Doctors often misdiagnose zinc deficiency, and unaware of impact of excess zinc
Doctors often misdiagnose zinc deficiency, and seem to be unaware of the impact of excess zinc on the body, shows a small audit of clinical practice, published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

UCLA research offers more evidence for possible link between cocaine use and HIV infection
New UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV.

New model to study HIV latency in brain cells
Over 35 million people worldwide are currently infected by HIV.

Scientists make new estimates of the deep carbon cycle
Over billions of years, the total carbon content of the outer part of the Earth -- in its mantle lithosphere, crust, oceans, and atmospheres -- has gradually increased, scientists reported this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Sequential immunizations could be the key to HIV vaccine
Scientists have thought for some time that multiple immunizations, each tailored to specific stages of the immune response, could be used to generate a special class of HIV-fighting antibodies, so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies.

Opening the doors to Iran's nuclear program
Opening Iran's national uranium enrichment plant to multinational involvement could limit the long-term risks of Iran's nuclear program as restrictions on it expire, according to this Policy Forum.

Climate change won't reduce winter deaths
In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn't expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global warming.

Researchers find a potential target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Researchers from the Laboratory of Cancer Metabolism at IDIBELL, led by Sara Kozma, have shown in animal models that inhibition of S6K1 protein may be a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Sequencing Ebola's secrets
A global team from Harvard University, the Broad Institute, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, along with many other institutions, sequenced more than 200 additional genomes from Ebola virus samples, to capture the fullest picture yet of how the virus is transmitted and how it has changed over the long-term outbreak.

NASA provides many views of Tropical Depression Bill
NASA provided four different views of Tropical Depression Bill as it continued traveling through the south-central US and into the Ohio Valley.

New security technology for the 'Internet of Things'
Washing machine, smoke detector, burglar alarm and refrigerator -- all of those and many appliances more could in future be connected to the Internet.

Study suggests active volcanism on Venus
Researchers combing through the data from the Venus Express mission have found new evidence of active lava flows on Earth's nearest neighbor.

Research with thieving puppets demonstrates toddlers' caring sides
An experiment conducted by the University of Manchester has shown that three and five-year-old children will intervene to protect others from theft and distress, even when not personally affected.

Scientists film shock waves in diamond
Researchers have used ultra-short pulses of X-rays to film shock waves in diamonds.

Musicians don't just hear in tune, they also see in tune
A new experiment shows that auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when the two match.

Scientists shows AIDS vaccine candidate successfully 'primes' immune system
New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine candidate designed at TSRI can stimulate the immune system activity necessary to stop HIV infection.

Ancient dental plaque reveals healthy eating and respiratory irritants 400,000 years ago
New research conducted by archaeologists from the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with members of Tel Aviv University, reveals striking insights into the living conditions and dietary choices of those who lived during the Middle Pleistocene some 300,000-400,000 years ago.

What can 3-year-olds teach us about justice? Plenty
Toddlers have a reputation for being stubborn, selfish, and incapable of sharing.

Massively parallel gene function assays aim to reduce uncertainty of genetic diagnoses
Patients seeking certainty in genetic tests often receive a perplexing result.

Five new calcium carbides: Unique reducers and new hydrocarbon synthesis methods
A team led by MIPT Professor Artem Oganov has used computer simulation to predict the existence of five completely new compounds of carbon and calcium with varied chemical and physical properties, obtaining two of them by experiment.

State stroke legislation increases US primary stroke centers
Primary stroke centers have increased dramatically in the last decade and state legislation to enable them is a major factor in potentially improving access to standard stroke care in the United States.

X-ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials
In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not.

Parkinson's disease appears associated with many cancers in Taiwan
Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been conducted in Western populations, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.

Increased anxiety associated with sitting down
Low-energy activities that involve sitting down are associated with an increased risk of anxiety, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health.

How flu viruses use transportation networks in the US
An analysis of transportation data and flu cases conducted by Emory University biologists marks the first time genetic patterns for the spread of flu have been detected at the scale of the continental United States.

The simplistic beauty of a free radical
The study was conducted at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity within the Institute for Basic Science in South Korea.

Proposed floodplain restoration reduces flood risk and restores salmon habitat
Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats.

Research roadmap traces the path to 'smart' fire fighting
A new report prepared by NIST and the Fire Protection Research Foundation outlines research needed to develop advanced cyberphysical systems to greatly improve fire-protection and fire-fighting capabilities.

MRSA contamination found in supermarket sausages and minced pork
A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets in the UK.

Disabling infection-fighting immune response speeds up wound healing in diabetes
One of the body's tools for fighting off infection in a wound may actually slow down the healing process, according to new research published online in Nature Medicine on June 15, 2015.

TGen and Mayo Clinic help launch national clinical trials to combat advanced skin cancer
Mayo Clinic and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer.

Evidence from ivory DNA identifies two main elephant poaching hotspots
University of Washington biologist Samuel Wasser uses DNA evidence to trace the origin of illegal ivory and help police an international trade that is decimating African elephant populations.

NASA's Hubble sees the 'teenage years' of quasars
Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision to uncover the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe.

Drug approved to treat osteoporosis shows promise in pre-clinical diabetes research
American scientists have discovered that a drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis in humans also stimulates the production of cells that control insulin balance in diabetic mice.

New sleep genes found
Researchers discover that a protein called Taranis could hold the key to a good night's sleep.

Cataract culprits
When cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes' lenses with synthetic substitutes.

Viral commuters: How influenza viruses use transportation systems in the US
In increasingly mobile modern societies, long-distance transmission can rapidly spread pathogens.

New tool on horizon for surgeons treating cancer patients
Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Scientists identify progenitor cells for blood and immune system
University of California San Francisco scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood system

Endocrine Society diabetes, diversity programs win association honors
An Endocrine Society-led diabetes initiative's interactive tools earned top honors and two other Society programs won Silver in the ASAE 2015 Power of A Awards, the Society announced today.

Future oncology explores role of biomarkers and next generation sequencing
Highlighting the seismic shift in cancer research and treatment that is underway due to biomarkers and next generation sequencing, a special issue of Future Oncology offers multiple review articles summarizing the opportunities presented by improvements in molecular testing and analysis.

TSRI study points to unexplored realm of protein biology, drug targets
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised a powerful set of chemical methods for exploring the biology of proteins.

Future Science Group relaunches Oncology Central
Future Science Group today announced the relaunch of Oncology Central, the information hub designed exclusively for medical professionals in the field of oncology.

A single gene turns colorectal cancer cells back into normal tissue in mice
Anti-cancer strategies generally involve killing off tumor cells. However, cancer cells may instead be coaxed to turn back into normal tissue simply by reactivating a single gene, according to a study published June 18 in the journal Cell.

Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging
Study shows broad health benefits from periodic use of diet that mimics fasting in mice and yeast -- which appear to translate to humans, also.

Best practices highlighted to prevent infections during healthcare laundry process
Proper laundering and handling are important in achieving and maintaining the hygienically clean quality of healthcare fabrics and textiles delivered to the point of care, according to a new review that highlights evidence-based strategies to inhibit potentially serious contamination.

Molecular cause of heart condition identified by Stanford researchers
Stanford researchers have teased apart the molecular basis for differences in behavior between healthy cells and those from patients with a cardiac condition and identified a drug treatment that partially restores function to diseased cells.

Simultaneous live imaging of a specific gene's transcription and dynamics
A Japanese research group has developed a live-imaging method for simultaneous measurements of the transcriptional activity and nuclear position of endogenous genes.

WSU scientists turn white fat into obesity-fighting beige fat
Washington State University scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.

DNA from illegal ivory points to poaching hotspots in Africa
New genetic tools are helping researchers to trace illegal ivory back to the elephant populations from which it came, and they might help law enforcement crack down on poaching in the future.

Cosmetic lip surgery may ease facial paralysis, small study suggests
A cosmetic surgery that uses injections of hyaluronic acid to make lips appear fuller could also improve the lives of people with facial paralysis, according to results of a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities.

Detroit researchers help identify gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia
After collecting data on a leukemia-affected family for nearly a decade, Children's Hospital of Michigan Hematologist and Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Madhvi Rajpurkar, M.D., joined an international team of genetic researchers in an effort to track down a mutation partly responsible for causing the disease.

Oklahoma earthquakes linked to oil and gas drilling
A new Stanford study finds that the recent spike in triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma is primarily due to the injection of wastewater produced during oil production.

CU-Boulder, USGS: US mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells
A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern US since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the US Geological Survey.

Single enzyme's far-reaching influence in human biology and disease
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have made a surprisingly simple discovery: The modification of more than 100 secreted proteins is the work of a single enzyme called Fam20C.

Global search for next antibiotic
Australian researchers from the University of Queensland have launched a global search to discover antibiotics capable of combating superbug bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics.

Jet contrails affect surface temperatures
High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns.

Scientists find evidence of key ingredient during dawn of life
Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine provide the first direct experimental evidence for how primordial proteins developed the ability to accelerate the central chemical reaction necessary to synthesize proteins and thus allow life to arise not long after Earth was created.

Diet mimicking fasting promotes regeneration and longevity in mice, piloted in humans
Calorie restriction has been shown to have beneficial effects on health in organisms from yeast to humans, yet following a regimen of extreme fasting is psychologically difficult, and its advantages for humans are controversial.

Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Professor Yehudit Bergman from Israel
The Israeli immunologist and cancer researcher Professor Yehudit Bergman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, has been honored with the Helmholtz International Fellow Award for her excellent research.

Sailing through changing oceans
In the current context of global change, sustainable and responsible exploitation of the oceans can be realized only through a deep understanding of the ocean processes and of the associated ecosystems spanning every latitude of planet Earth.

Tubal ligation may improve the prognosis of endometrial cancer later in life
Endometrial cancer (EC) can spread by several routes, including the lymph system, blood vessels, through the uterine wall, as well as through the fallopian tubes into the peritoneal cavity, but the association of transtubal dissemination of EC with cancer stage, histological type, and mortality is unknown.

Study: Abdominal blood clots may indicate undiagnosed cancer
New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, concludes that a blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer.

Origins of the Hawaiian hoary bat revealed by GVSU professor and research team
A Grand Valley State University biology professor and her team of scientists have determined new information about the endangered Hawaiin hoary bat, which could impact its protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Baboon study reveals surprises, breaks ground in tracking behavior
A new study from the University of California, Davis, reveals -- through GPS tracking -- that animals living in complex, stratified societies make some decisions democratically.

Stress in low-income families can affect children's learning
Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester.

TSRI research leads to 3-D structures of key molecule implicated in diseases of the brain
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have teamed up with several other institutions and pharmaceutical companies, to publish the first 3-D structures of a receptor implicated in many diseases of the brain and in normal physiology throughout the body. 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