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September 21, 2015
Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health
The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new University of Georgia research finds.

Blue crabs more tolerant of low oxygen than previously thought
Findings of low-oxygen tolerance among blue crabs contradict earlier studies, thus helping to explain what had been somewhat of an ecological mystery.

Scientists identify DNA alterations as among earliest to occur in lung cancer development
Working with tissue, blood and DNA from six people with precancerous and cancerous lung lesions, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists has identified what it believes are among the very earliest 'premalignant' genetic changes that mark the potential onset of the most common and deadliest form of disease.

4-D technology allows self-folding of complex objects
Using components made from smart shape-memory materials with slightly different responses to heat, researchers have demonstrated a four-dimensional printing technology that allowed creation of complex self-folding structures.

Recent ESC guidelines to identify HCM patients at high risk for sudden death unreliable
Recently, the European Society of Cardiology published new guidelines advancing an equation as the best way to determine which hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients should receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Mice exposed to environmental chemicals may show decreased physical activity in offspring
Endocrine disruptors interfere with endocrine or hormone systems and can cause tumors, birth defects and developmental disorders in mammals.

Pushing the limits of lensless imaging
Using ultrafast beams of extreme ultraviolet light streaming at a 100,000 times a second, researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, have pushed the boundaries of a well-established imaging technique.

Bordetella parapertussis outbreak in southeastern Minnesota in 2014
Study reports that an outbreak of Bordetella parapertussis occurred in 2014 in Southeastern Minnesota, in the months of October through December.

Old drug offers new hope to treat Alzheimer's disease
Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

A UC3M study analyzes the 'virality' of Twitter in electoral processes
Research carried out at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid analyzes the participation and receptivity of the messages emitted during the last European elections in 2014.

Alzheimer's drug could prevent bone fractures
The most common drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease increases bone mass in mice, according to one of the first research articles published in the new open access journal Heliyon.

Could aspirin treat breast cancer?
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will test if aspirin helps women with breast cancer avoid recurrence and live longer.

Secret unlocked to rice seed survival when underwater
A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside and the International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines, have done a study unlocking the secret to just how rice seeds might be able to survive when grown under water.

Emissions from melting permafrost could cost $43 trillion
New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.

Earliest evidence of ancient North American salmon fishing verified
Researchers in Alaska have found the earliest known evidence that Ice Age humans in North America used salmon as a food source, according to a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Satellites see Tropical Depression 16E's landfall in northwestern Mexico
Tropical Depression 16E made landfall in northwestern Mexico on Sept.

TBI triggers liver to produce protein tied to inflammation; hypertension drug blocks it
A new animal study shows that traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects the body as well as the brain and that treatment with hypertension drugs blocks the production of proteins related to inflammation.

El Niño and La Niña will exacerbate coastal hazards across entire Pacific
The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific Ocean.

Pioneer ACO program sees modest reduction in low-value services
The Medicare Pioneer ACO (accountable care organization) program in its first year was associated with modest reductions in low-value services that provide minimal clinical benefit to patients, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

ACO model associated with reduction in use of low-value services
In the first large-scale study to assess the effects of the Affordable Care Act's reforms to physician and hospital payments on the use of wasteful health care services, researchers have found that a new Medicare payment model reduced the number of times patients received services providing little or no health benefit.

Many babies in clinical trials experience unnecessary pain
A recent review found that most newborns that are included in control groups during clinical trials concerning minor painful procedures are denied analgesia, despite international guidelines stating that babies should be prevented from experiencing any avoidable pain.

Scientists sequence genome of worm that can regrow body parts, seeking stem cell insights
Tourists spending a recuperative holiday on the Italian coast may be envious of the regenerative abilities of locally found flatworm M. lignano.

How mercury contamination affects reptiles in the Amazon basin
Mercury contamination in water and on land is of worldwide concern due to its toxic effects on ecosystems and human health.

Cattle disease spread by vets, not cows, suggests new study
A cattle disease that affected more than 5,000 cows, over 500 of which were killed, was probably spread by vets farmers and cattle traders in Germany, according to one of the first research articles published in the new open access journal Heliyon.

Deforestation can have devastating impacts on frog populations
Increasingly, forests in Borneo, the world's third largest island, are being converted to plantations, which poses considerable threats to amphibians.

Experts offer perspectives on cheating in mutually beneficial relationships
Mutualism, when two species both benefit from their relationship with each other, is important for the survival of many organisms.

Where did the Dalai Lama's power come from?
Who ruled over Tibet -- the Dalai Lama or the emperors of China?

Life on Earth: National Science Foundation awards $23 million for studies of planet's biodiversity
Rapid changes are happening in the Arctic: ice cover is shrinking, permafrost is thawing.

One-two punch of rising seas, bigger storms may greatly magnify US East coast floods
Many studies predict that future sea-level rise along the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts will increase flooding.

Pregnancy complications may signal later risk of heart disease death
Women who experience pregnancy complications, especially those with multiple complications, are at greater risk of dying from heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases later in life.

Insects passed 'the Turing Test'
In 1952, the legendary British mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing proposed a model, which assumes formation of complex patterns through chemical interaction of two diffusing reagents.

Report: Immigrants come to resemble native-born Americans over time, but integration not always link
As immigrants and their descendants become integrated into US society, many aspects of their lives improve, including measurable outcomes such as educational attainment, occupational distribution, income, and language ability, but their well-being declines in the areas of health, crime, and family patterns, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Pairs of supermassive black holes in galaxies may be rarer than previously thought
Astronomers analyzing new images of 'X-shaped galaxies' conclude that their peculiar shape is less-commonly caused by mergers than was thought.

Choosing interactive tools for virtual museums mixes art and science
Museum curators planning to develop virtual exhibits online should choose communication and navigation technologies that match the experience they want to offer their visitors, according to a team of researchers.

Stem cell-derived 'organoids' help predict neural toxicity
A new system developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison may provide a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals that could harm the developing brain.

'SafePay': First anti-fraud system to use existing credit card readers
For the first time, researchers have developed an inexpensive, secure method to prevent mass credit card fraud using existing magnetic card readers.

Shortage of nurses not as dire as predicted, but challenges remain to meet nation's needs
News for the nation's nursing workforce isn't as dire as had been predicted a decade ago, but the nation is still expected to be short of nurses in coming years, according to new research by Montana State University nursing economist Peter Buerhaus and other researchers.

Combination drug therapy shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice, Stanford researchers say
A combination of two drugs, one already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, appears to be effective at shrinking pancreatic cancers in laboratory mice, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Biologist David Lohman leads $2.5 million NSF-funded study on butterfly evolution
Dr. David J. Lohman, assistant professor of biology at The City College of New York, and his colleagues received $2.5 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative study to resolve the evolutionary history of all butterfly species.

Malaria: Multi-drug resistance more alarming than ever
The efforts of the international community for the past ten years in the fight against malaria have reduced the number of disease-related deaths.

Greening the electric grid with gas turbines
Much of the nation's energy policy is premised on the assumption that clean renewable sources like wind and solar will require huge quantities of storage before they can make a significant dent in the greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation.

'Delayed remembering': Kids can remember tomorrow what they forgot today
For adults, memories tend to fade with time. But a new study has shown that there are circumstances under which the opposite is true for small children: they can remember a piece of information better days later than they can on the day they first learned it.

DRI research team unveils weather intelligence platform at TechCrunch Disrupt
As Nevada and California endure a fourth year of unprecedented drought, a group of Ph.D. scientists from Nevada are knocking on the front door of the tech-industry with a pitch for investment in next generation weather intelligence.

Breast cancer: Care in Germany
Every year, more than 70,000 women in Germany develop an invasive breast tumor.

UMMS researchers identify new pathway to regenerate insulin-producing cells
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have discovered a new pathway that triggers regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas, a key development that may aid in the development of diabetes treatments.

Improving early detection and management of mitochondrial disease
The Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network launches first-ever study of clinical practice for mitochondrial disease.

Study: Social responsibility promotes conservative risk behavior
Individuals make more conservative choices when the decisions they make affect other people, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Public health must be top priority if cannabis is legalized in Canada
If Canada's new government decides to legalize cannabis, public health must be the top priority to prevent commercialization and promotion by 'Big Cannabis' and subsequent possible harms, argues an analysis published in CMAJ.

Kennedy Krieger Institute statement on ALD newborn screening recommendation
Kennedy Krieger Institute issued a statement on the recommendation to add X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy to the United States newborn Recommended Uniform Screening Panel.

Targeting DNA
MIT biological engineers have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell death.

DESI, an ambitious probe of dark energy, achieves its next major milestone
The US Department of Energy has announced approval of Critical Decision 2 (CD-2), authorizing the scientific scope, schedule, and funding profile of DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, an exceptional apparatus designed to improve our understanding of the role of dark energy in the expansion history of the universe.

Millennials, Gen Y need to eat less, work out more to stave off obesity: York U study
If you are struggling with weight gain, you might be surprised to know that your parents had it easier - they could eat more and exercise less, and still avoid obesity, according to a recent study out of York University's Faculty of Health.

Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry.

How different types of nurses impact the health of patients with diabetes
More than 28,000 nurses in the UK can prescribe the same medicines as doctors provided that it is in their level of experience and competence.

Experiment confirms fundamental symmetry in nature
Scientists working with ALICE, a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider ring, have made precise measurements of particle mass and electric charge that confirm the existence of a fundamental symmetry in nature.

Chronic diseases may increase risk of dementia
In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.

Five ways individualized medicine is impacting health care
How is individualized medicine working? Let us count the ways.

BMC reduces emergency wait time, improves care for pediatric sickle cell disease patients
Boston Medical Center has significantly reduced the amount of time that pediatric patients experiencing pain from sickle cell disease wait before receiving pain medication when they come to the emergency department.

How a frog's molecules 'leaped,' and 'crawled,' to evolve violet vision
The African clawed frog's process for adaptive color vision is full of mysterious twists and turns.

Reduced conflict-related brain activity may indicate risk for psychosis
Researchers led by Bradley S. Peterson, M.D., director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, have shown that lower levels of conflict-related brain activity are associated with a higher risk for later psychosis.

NJIT and ManufactureNJ to host opening ceremony for New Jersey Manufacturing Week Sept. 28
NJIT will host the opening ceremony for New Jersey Manufacturing Week: Talent Driving Prosperity.

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate
With careful management, selectively logged tropical Amazonian forests can recover their carbon stocks within a cutting cycle of 20 to 30 years, according to researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Sept.

Role of cancer-suppressing gene uncovered
University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered the role played by a gene which suppresses the development of cancer.

Even mild depression puts a burden on Alzheimer's family caregivers
Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from depressive symptoms, according to a recent University of Eastern Finland study.

UCLA physicists determine 3-D positions of individual atoms for the first time
Atoms are the building blocks of all matter on Earth, and the patterns in which they are arranged dictate how strong, conductive or flexible a material will be.

Is it cyberbullying? Parents' views differ on how schools should respond
One in 5 parents say students who post online rumors about sex should be referred to police.

Laser pulses for ultrahigh molecular sensitivity, in Nature Photonics
ICFO and MPQ/LMU have developed a new light source with unprecedented sensitivity to molecular finger prints of cancer cells.

Van Andel Research Institute, University of Toledo find way to combat brain cancer
Scientists at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus (UT) and Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have discovered an innovative way that may stop the spread of the most lethal and aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Unemployment takes its toll on young people's mental health
Young people who are not in education, employment or training are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London, Duke University and the University of California.

Study: Fukushima disaster was preventable
Researchers distilled thousands of pages of government and industry reports and hundreds of news stories, focusing on the run-up to the disaster and found that a cascade of errors led to the accident.

$81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure.

A breakthrough in hemodialysis technology
Researchers at Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin have developed a biophysical treatment method that allows up to 50 percent more toxins to be removed from the blood of dialysis patients.

Identifying the 'dimmer switch' of diabetes
In a landmark study, University of Alberta researchers examined pancreatic islet cells from 99 human organ donors and identified a new molecular pathway that manages the amount of insulin produced by the pancreatic cells -- essentially a 'dimmer' switch that adjusts how much or how little insulin is secreted when blood sugar increases.

Predicting X-ray diffuse scattering from translation-libration-screw structural ensembles
Protein flexibility is essential for enzymatic turnover, signalling regulation and protein-protein interactions.

Atomic fractals in metallic glasses
The atoms that make up metallic glasses lack the orderly lattice structure present in most other crystalline solids.

Study looks at whether daily limb compressions reduce dementia
A new study is looking at whether short, daily bouts of reduced blood flow to an arm or leg can reduce the ravages of dementia.

Earth science offers key to many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
A group of ecologists argue that scientific 'business as usual' will fall far short of what is needed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are expected to be adopted by the United Nations General Assembly this month.

Stanford team re-engineers virus to deliver therapies to cells
Researchers stripped a virus of its infectious machinery and turned its benign core into a delivery vehicle that can target sick cells while leaving healthy tissue alone.

Certification program now available for health-care prescribers and pharmacies to prescribe or dispense Addyi™ (flibanserin 100 mg)
Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that health-care prescribers and pharmacies can now complete training to become certified to prescribe or dispense the medication through the Addyi Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program.

Warwick team begins research on refugee and migrant experiences of crossing the Mediterranean Sea
Social scientists from the University of Warwick are carrying out an urgent research project on the current migratory situation in Europe, using emergency funding from the Economic and Social Research Council.

Printing lightweight, flexible, and functional materials
Harvard researchers have designed new multimaterial printheads that mix and print concentrated viscoelastic inks that allow for the simultaneous control of composition and geometry during printing.

Many diabetics don't know they have serious liver disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world.

A thermal invisibility cloak actively redirects heat
Light, sound, and now, heat -- just as optical invisibility cloaks can diffract light to shield an object from sight, and specially fabricated acoustic metamaterials can hide an object from sound waves, a recently developed thermal cloak can render an object thermally invisible by actively redirecting incident heat.

Researchers use neuroimaging to measure early cognitive improvement after mild TBI
Wylie et al published first neuroimaging study to detail working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion.

Obamacare saps enthusiasm for government health-care spending
The Affordable Care Act has eroded support for federal health care spending not just from Republicans, but also from Democrats and independents, a Johns Hopkins University study has found.

DNA sequencing improved by slowing down
EPFL scientists have developed a method that improves the accuracy of DNA sequencing up to a thousand times.

EORTC Phase II trabectedin study opens for meningioma patients
EORTC and PharmaMar announced today the opening of a Phase II trial (EORTC 1320 trial) with YONDELIS® (trabectedin) in patients with recurrent high grade meningioma to assess its efficacy and safety compared to standard of care.

Proteins assemble and disassemble on command
Scientists have deciphered the genetic code that instructs proteins to either self-assemble or disassemble in response to environmental stimuli, such as changes in temperature, salinity or acidity.

Sex does not increase heart attack risk
Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife
Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical production from these organisms more viable.

AI system solves SAT geometry questions as well as average human test taker
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and University of Washington announced their computer science researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student, a breakthrough in AI research.

Acoustic imaging with outline detection
Scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones.

Study finds violence among young black men associated with sense of powerlessness
New research finds that young black men and teens who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change -- highlighting the importance of ensuring that young black men do not feel alienated by society and social programs.

Task force releases recommendations for smoking cessation
Below is a summary of articles being featured in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Supermarkets/mom and pops battle in emerging markets: INFORMS journal Marketing Science
A study of early-stage supermarket adoption in India finds that upper and lower middle class consumers are most likely to favor new, modern groceries while the 'middle' middle class is more likely to patronize mom and pop 'kirana' stores, a phenomenon illustrated by an unusual V-shaped curve for modern retail adoption, according to a new study published in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Africa's earliest known coelacanth found in Eastern Cape
Various specimens of Africa's earliest coelacanth have been found in a 360-million-year-old fossil estuary near Grahamstown, in South Africa's Eastern Cape.

Guam research reveals complications of conservation decisions
A Guam native insect impacts a native tree, posing a conundrum for conservationists.

A high fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling
Defective signaling in the brain can cause overeating of high fat foods in mice, leading to obesity, according to one of the first research articles published in the new open access journal Heliyon.

University of Houston researchers create fatigue-free, stretchable conductor
Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue.

Eye-tracking glasses reveal the learning process
Using eye-tracking glasses, Queen's University professor Adam Szulewski (Emergency Medicine) has developed a new method to determine how novice medical students learn compared to more experienced medical professionals.

Astronomers identify a new mid-size black hole
A team led by astronomers at the University of Maryland and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole about 5,000 times the mass of the sun.

Study: It's not cheating unless a species gets hurt
A review of dozens of key ecological studies has found very little evidence to support one of the field's commonly held beliefs: Cheating is widespread among 'mutualists,' species that cooperate with one another for mutual benefit.

Study examines gun control policies and effect on youth gun carrying
A more restrictive gun law environment was associated with a reduced likelihood of youth carrying guns, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

Albert La Spada receives Harrington Scholar Award to combat neurodegenerative disease
Albert La Spada, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, cellular and molecular medicine and neurosciences at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has received a 2015 Harrington Scholar award to advance his work on a therapy for Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7), a rare but devastating neurological disorder that can lead to blindness and progressive loss of physical coordination.

Childhood epilepsy not linked with later psychiatric disorders
For decades, experts have been studying potential links between childhood epilepsy and various behavioral and psychiatric conditions and some have hypothesized that that they are part of a larger spectrum of brain disorders with shared mechanisms.

Childhood kidney stones associated with atherosclerosis, study shows
A recent study is the first to examine and identify a link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries -- precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases.

Ontario shift to family health teams leads to improved diabetes care for patients
Paying doctors differently and adding other professionals to the health team has improved diabetes care for patients in Ontario, according to a new study by researchers at St.

Connecting phytobiomes with soil and plant health symposium planned
Microbes respond differently to their environment; the entire system influences plant and soil and health.

Genetic link between being tall and being slim, study shows
If you're tall, you're also more likely to be slim, new genetic research has revealed.

Over 50 percent don't go for new bowel cancer test
More than half of people invited to take a new bowel cancer screening test didn't take up the opportunity -- even though it could stop them developing or dying from the disease, according to a Cancer Research UK report published today in the Journal of Medical Screening.

Exercise reduces suicide attempts by 23 percent among bullied teens
As high schools across the country continue to reduce physical education, recess, and athletic programs, a new study shows that regular exercise significantly reduces both suicidal thoughts and attempts among students who are bullied.

Low dose beta-blockers as effective as high dose after a heart attack
In a surprising finding, heart attack patients treated with a substantially lower dosage of beta-blockers than used in earlier clinical trials showing their effectiveness survived at the same rate, or even better, than patients on the higher doses.

Enrollment of first patient in a Phase II trabectedin study in meningioma
EORTC and PharmamMar announce the enrollment of the first patient in a Phase II trabectedin study in meningioma.

GPM sees powerful storms within Tropical Storm Ida
The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission satellite looked at Tropical Storm Ida in the Central Atlantic and identified the areas of heaviest rainfall.

El Niño and La Niña will exacerbate coastal hazards across Pacific
Predicted increases of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an upsurge in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific Ocean.

Study finds targeting exercise is not the best way to reduce prolonged sitting
Targeting sitting time, rather than physical activity, is the most effective way to reduce prolonged sitting, according to the first comprehensive review of strategies designed to reduce sitting time.

Shift to family health teams resulted in improved diabetes care for Ontario patients
Paying doctors differently and adding other health professionals to the team appears to result in moderately improved diabetes care for patients in Ontario, Canada's largest province, according to research published in CMAJ.

Digestible batteries needed to power electronic pills
Imagine a 'smart pill' that can sense problems in your intestines and actively release the appropriate drugs.

Changing clinical practice: Too fast or too slow?
In this age of the 24-hour news cycle, instant access to all information everywhere, PubMed, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and hundreds of other ways to glean and share knowledge beyond the traditional stack of printed journals delivered to their door, physicians continue to struggle to arm themselves with the most effective therapies.

Study: Brentuximab vedotin effective, safe in elderly Hodgkin lymphoma patients
A study published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, reports that bretuximab vedotin is an effective and safe first course of treatment for older Hodgkin lymphoma patients unfit for chemotherapy.

As polar ice melts, seabed life is working against climate change
When it comes to climate change, it's rare to get any good news.

Mind your manners, robot: How social cues influence human-robot interaction
New research to be presented at the HFES 2015 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in October examines the importance of social cues when evaluating the role of trust in human-robot interaction.

New, forward-thinking report addresses environmental research, education
The nation is at an environmental crossroads, states a report released today by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE): America's Future: Environmental Research and Education for a Thriving Century: A 10-year Outlook.

How do deodorants and antiperspirants work? (video)
We rely on them every day to keep the stink away.

From agriculture to zoology: New journal covering all research disciplines
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces that Heliyon, its new open-access journal publishing research across all disciplines, has today published its first eight papers since the journal opened for submissions earlier this year.

Risk of stroke at time of carotid occlusion
Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or endarterectomy (surgical removal of plaque from an artery), according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology.

NAMS honors outstanding contributors to menopause science, care, and communication
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Society's 2015 awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the field of women's health and menopause. 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