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In cubosomes it's their interior that counts
Under certain conditions appropriately selected particles can form closed surfaces in liquids with surprisingly complex shapes, cutting through space by a regular network of channels.
Playing dumb and giving the cold shoulder: How stereotypes pervade the workplace
A Princeton University study shows that managers play down their competence to appear warmer to their subordinates while the subordinates hide their own warmth in an effort to appear more competent.
New technique could more accurately measure cannabinoid dosage in marijuana munchies
As more states decriminalize recreational use of marijuana and expand its medical applications, concern is growing about inaccurate dosage information listed on edible products.
New research shows growing up in poor neighborhoods increases likelihood of obesity
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the length of time children and young adults live in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity later in life.
Scientists discover microbiome that may be responsible for male reproductive disorders
Research shows that bacteria can be beneficial to body processes such as digestion; however, some bacteria housed in the human body may cause disease.
Employee recognition programs can reduce firm-level productivity
Recently accepted for publication in the journal Organization Science, 'Motivational Spillovers from Awards: Crowding Out in a Multitasking Environment' is the first academic study to show that seemingly innocuous non-financial award programs can be costly to firms, primarily because they can upset the status quo and influence perceptions of equity and fairness.
Study finds racial differences in smoking patterns, screening
New research from the Yale School of Public Health reveals that differences in smoking habits between African Americans and whites may lead to a disparity in screening for lung cancer.
Paving the way for metastasis
MIT researchers find that cancer cells remodel their environment to make it easier to reach nearby blood vessels.
Mothers with postnatal depression reluctant to have more than two children
Mothers who have postnatal depression are unlikely to have more than two children according to research carried out by evolutionary anthropologists the University of Kent and published by Evolution, Medicine and Public Health.
What incentives work best to get a team to exercise more?
Does it help to reward people if you want them to exercise more?
Children in intensive care recover faster with little to no nutrition
Critically ill children are artificially fed soon after their arrival in intensive care.
Pregnant mother's weight, glucose and blood pressure affect baby's size
The study, led by the universities of Exeter and Bristol, also found that having higher blood glucose (sugar) during pregnancy causes babies to be born larger.
Winter storms the most energetic to hit western Europe since 1948, study shows
The repeated storms which battered Europe's Atlantic coastline during the winter of 2013/14 were the most energetic in almost seven decades, new research led by Plymouth University with colleagues from France and Ireland has shown.
Study: How more R&D funding can hasten green revolution
In a newly published paper, MIT Prof. Daron Acemoglu and three colleagues present a uniquely detailed model of the dynamics of innovation in the energy industry.
Nearly half of women who stop smoking during pregnancy go back to smoking soon after baby is born
A major new review published today by the scientific journal Addiction reveals that in studies testing the effectiveness of stop-smoking support for pregnant women, nearly half (43 percent) of the women who managed to stay off cigarettes during the pregnancy went back to smoking within six months of the birth.
Study suggests reduced immunosuppression drug dose may be best for kidney transplant outcomes
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with ECRI Institute under the ECRI Institute-Penn Medicine Evidence-based Practice Center contract, investigated four immunosuppression strategies and found that many patients might benefit from a lower-than-standard dose of CNIs.
Microbes may not be so adaptable to climate change
Microbes in soil -- organisms that exert enormous influence over our planet's carbon cycle -- may not be as adaptable to climate change as most scientists have presumed.
UK's anti-lobbying clause risks jeopardizing public health, warn experts
A move by the UK government to stop lobbying by tax funded bodies could have a serious impact on public health, warn leading researchers in The BMJ today.
Nature study reveals rapid ice-wedge loss across Arctic
Permafrost covers a considerable part of the Arctic; it's been thawing in recent decades, releasing greenhouse gases.
New program could improve hearing aid use for older adults
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic illness for older adults.
Do we need to reconsider the guidelines for treatment of older people with diabetes?
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA, reporting data that explore the effect of frailty on the natural history of diabetes and the implications it will have for therapeutic plans in older people.
The sounds of eating may reduce how much you eat
New doctor's orders: No earbuds, no music, and no watching TV while eating.
Protein from bacteria alleviates food allergy symptoms
Probiotics may contain the cure for food allergies.
Insect wings inspire antibacterial surfaces for corneal transplants, other medical devices
Someday, cicadas and dragonflies might save your sight. The key to this power lies in their wings, which are coated with a forest of tiny pointed pillars that impale and kill bacterial cells unlucky enough to land on them.
Neuroscientist receives Javits Award to study how brain tumors thwart immune system
U-M neuroscientist Maria G. Castro, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2016 Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, an honor that provides up to seven years of research funding for her brain tumor work.
Researchers discover fairy circles in Australia
The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought to be the only ones of their kind anywhere in the world.
Similarities in fruit fly nervous systems transform view of metamorphosis
New research from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute transforms the current view that metamorphosis in fruit flies, whereby larvae change into adults, consists of two separate stages.
Bacterial airborne signal encourages fungal growth critical in lung infections
Researchers in France have discovered that volatile compounds released by a bacterial pathogen stimulate the growth of a fungal pathogen found in lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF).
Conservatives and liberals do think differently
Big differences in the ways conservatives and liberals think about solving the nation's most pressing problems couldn't be more apparent during this presidential election cycle.
Researchers seek ways to extract rare earth minerals from coal
Virginia Tech researchers are working with academic and industry partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal.
Austerity linked to rising mortality rates among older pensioners
Rising mortality rates among pensioners aged 85 and over are linked to reductions in spending on income support for poorer pensioners, suggests new research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Misleading p-values showing up more often in biomedical journal articles, Stanford study finds
A review of p-values in the biomedical literature from 1990 to 2015 shows that these widely misunderstood statistics are being used increasingly, instead of better metrics of effect size or uncertainty.
Woodlands in Europe: More tree species, more benefits
Forest homogenisation results in a lower ecosystem performance. This summarises the findings of an international team of scientists from 29 institutions, including researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research.
Planned repeat C-section not linked to worse child health than vaginal birth after C-s
Long-term health outcomes in children of mothers with planned cesarean sections are not substantially worse than those children of mothers with vaginal births after cesarean section, according to a study published by Mairead Black and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, in this week's PLOS Medicine.
NYU Tandon professor named a rising star of chemical engineering
The American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee named Jin Kim Montclare of NYU Tandon School of Engineering a 2016 Rising Star for helping detoxify organophosphates in pesticides and warfare agents; engineering hydrogels that could lead to new biomimetic materials to heal wounds; and engineering a protein-lipid system that simultaneously delivers genes and drugs for multi-drug resistant diseases.
Crowd review
Research published in the International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence demonstrates how consumer product reviews published on the internet could be analyzed through data mining techniques and allow designers to find ways to improve a given product or even add features that had not occurred to the manufacturer.
Challenging observations of 2-D melting and surface premelting at the single-particle level
HKUST scientists conducted research and were able to measure surface premelting with single-particle resolution for the first time by using novel colloidal crystals.
Boat mooring chains scour Rottnest (Australia) seagrass releasing CO2
Seagrass covering 48,000sqm has been scoured from the sands of Rottnest Island (Western Australia') by almost 900 mooring chains used by recreational boats according to research from Edith Cowan University and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Treatment lessens cerebral damage following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Among comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, treatment with inhaled xenon gas combined with hypothermia, compared with hypothermia alone, resulted in less white matter damage; however, there was no significant difference in neurological outcomes or death at six months, according to a study appearing in the March 15 issue of JAMA.
Oil and natural gas boom causes methane emissions to increase
Like carbon dioxide, methane is one of the most important greenhouse gases.
Network of germ sleuths heads off nearly 276,000 foodborne illnesses a year
Quickly uncovering that foodborne illnesses are connected can make all the difference in halting a deadly outbreak.
In vitro tests of Vype vapor reveal no cell stress, DNA damage or cell transformation
A series of cell-based tests developed to compare the biological impact of cigarette smoke with e-cigarette vapor revealed no activity in cells exposed to vapor from Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette.
The Lancet: New research further supports association between Zika virus, infection and microcephaly
New research, based on data from the 2013-14 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia, further supports the association between Zika virus and microcephaly.
New DNA results answer consumers' demand for trust in seafood
Two-thirds of US seafood consumers want to know that their fish can be traced back to a known, trusted source.
A glance into the future of the Arctic
Throughout the Arctic, ice wedges are thawing at a rapid pace.
Phosphonate emerging zinc binding group in matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors
This research contains a comprehensive review of known phosphonate-based MMP inhibitors.
Detecting radioactive material from a remote distance
Although Barot did not build the bombs, national security experts believe terrorists continue to be interested in such devices for terror plots.
Why does food make your mouth water? (video)
You're sitting in your favorite restaurant when a waiter walks by with a hot plate of your favorite food, and your mouth starts to water.
Whip spiders only look terrifying, UCLA biologist reports
UCLA biologist Kenneth Chapin spent several weeks in dark caves in Puerto Rico inhabited by an estimated 300,000 bats -- many of which whizzed right by him -- as well as snakes, cockroaches and spiders.
TSRI scientists identify molecular markers of kidney transplant rejection
A study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute shows that genome-wide molecular profiling of kidney biopsies may be a key to catching organ rejection before it's too late.
Statins cut tuberculosis treatment time in mice
In a study using mice, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine infectious disease experts have added to evidence that statin drugs -- known primarily for their cholesterol-lowering effects -- can significantly reduce the time it takes to clear tuberculosis infection.
Study says marine protected areas can benefit large sharks
Researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science published new findings that suggest the expansion of protected areas into US federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.
Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief, study finds
Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body's main pain-blocking process -- the natural production of opioids.
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital achieves Magnet designation
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has received Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Storks give up on winter migration in favor of junk food
A new study from the University of East Anglia shows that storks are giving up on winter migration in favor of junk food.
A rolling stone gathers no mates
Papa might not have been a rolling stone, according to a new study that examined the mating dynamics of transient wildlife that have dispersed from other areas.
UTSW researchers find higher risk of mild cognitive impairment after traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury appears to be related to both increased risk and earlier onset of mild cognitive impairment, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.
Laser beams with a 'twist'
Using geometric phase inside lasers for the first time, researchers find a way to change the orbital angular momentum of laser beams.
Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England's oldest printed bible
Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the pages of England's oldest printed bible.
Complex learning dismantles barriers in the brain
Scientists at the Jagiellonian University in Poland taught Braille to sighted individuals and found that learning such a complex tactile task activates the visual cortex, when you'd only expect it to activate the tactile one.
Transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges
Changes to our transportation system -- how much we travel, the vehicles we use, and the fuels that power them -- offer the potential for substantial reductions in GHG emissions, and are necessary to mitigate climate change.
Winds hide Atlantic variability from Europe's winters
Shifting winds may explain why long-term fluctuations in North Atlantic sea surface temperatures have no apparent influence on Europe's wintertime temperatures.
Sweet corn genes related to crowding stress identified
Sweet corn hybrids vary in their tolerance to crowding stress.
Companies that are interactive, informative can be more influential
Customers may respond better to social media campaigns and messages from companies that more frequently interact with consumers than companies seen as credible, but less interactive, according to researchers.
New research highlights need to give greater consideration to sleep in stroke care
Latest findings from the University of Surrey and University of Freiburg all point towards the important role of sleep in patients with stroke.
Examination of effect of CMS policy to suppress substance abuse claims data
In a study appearing in the March 15 issue of JAMA, Kathryn Rough, Sc.M., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined the association between implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) suppression policy of substance abuse-related claims and rates of diagnoses for non­substance abuse conditions in Medicaid data.
Communicating genetic disease risk has little or no impact on health related behavior
Communicating the results of DNA tests has little or no impact on behavior change, such as stopping smoking or increasing physical activity, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Incredible images reveal bacteria motor parts in unprecedented detail
Nanoscopic 3-D imaging has revealed how different bacteria have geared their tiny propeller motors for a wide range of swimming abilities.
400,000-year-old fossils from Spain provide earliest genetic evidence of Neandertals
Analysis of nuclear DNA from Sima de los Huesos hominins provides evidence of their relationship to Neandertals.
When memories age
For our brain it makes a great difference whether we remember experiences from long ago, or if we recollect recent events.
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., awarded 2016 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
The third annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey M.
Omega-3 fatty acids shown to exert a positive effect on the aging brain
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation improves memory function in humans.
The next step in preventing diabetes
A team of scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with Technische Universität München and the German Center for Diabetes Research, have shown in a preclinical model that specifically modified insulin mimetopes may lead to an immune tolerance.
To increase group exercise, Penn study suggests rewarding the individual and the team
Financial incentives aimed at increasing physical activity among teams are most effective when the incentives are rewarded for a combination of individual and team performance, according to new research from Penn Medicine.
Two brand new dung beetle species from montane grazing sites and forests in Mexico
While carrying out a biodiversity research, a Mexican-Italian team discovered three new dung beetle species in forests disturbed by livestock grazing.
Refugees have a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders
Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a study published in The BMJ today.
New microwave imaging approach opens a nanoscale view on processes in liquids
New microwave imaging approach trumps X-ray and electron-based methods that can damage delicate samples and muddy results.
Digging deeper: Study improves permafrost models, reduces uncertainties
Scientists from the University of Illinois report they have found a way to improve predictions of permafrost area and stability in the northern high latitudes.
Smartphones could improve skin cancer detection in developing countries
Research suggests that smartphone microscopy could enhance the detection of skin cancer in developing countries.
Compressing turbulence to improve inertial confinement fusion experiments
Article describes possible new paradigm for inertial confinement fusion experiments.
Profane relations: The irony of offensive jokes in India
The ability of offensive jokes to undermine intolerance is the subject of a study by a University of Kent anthropologist.
Adolescent female pandas not the demure homebodies once thought
In the furry animal world, it's the boys approaching adulthood who tend to start to wander to seek their fortune.
Sharkskin actually increases drag
To clarify sharkskin's ability to reduce hydrodynamic drag (academically contested for the past 30 years), researchers at Stony Brook University and the University of Minnesota recently conducted simulations on the ability of the small, tooth-like denticles that make up sharkskin to modify hydrodynamic flow with an unprecedented level of resolution.
Molecules that may keep you young and alive
A new study may have uncovered the fountain of youth: plant extracts containing the six best groups of anti-aging molecules ever seen.
Eggshell nanoparticles could lead to expanded use of bioplastic in packaging materials
Placed on end, eggshells are as strong as the arches supporting ancient Roman aquaducts.
Slow path to recovery for southern right whales
The first population assessment since the end of the whaling era reveals that New Zealand southern right whales have some way to go before numbers return to pre-industrial levels.
New way to harvest stem cells better for donors
Australian scientists have developed a new method for harvesting stem cells, which is less invasive and reduces side effects for donors.
New electrode for ion concentration analysis
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new electrode for analyzing lithium ion concentrations.
New ORNL method could unleash solar power potential
New ORNL measurement and data analysis techniques could provide insight into performance-robbing flaws in crystalline structures, ultimately improving the performance of solar cells.
A boost in microRNA may protect against obesity and diabetes
Using a pre-clinical model of obesity, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered that a small, non-coding RNA molecule called miR-181b is an important determinant of obesity-induced changes in adipose tissue by controlling the function of the vessels in adipose tissue.
Post-traumatic stress disorder seen in many adults living with congenital heart disease
Adults living with congenital heart disease may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder than people in the general population.
MRI helps predict preterm birth
MRI of the cervix is more accurate than ultrasound at predicting if some women will have a preterm birth, according to a new study from Italy.
Just made a bad decision?
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a mechanism for how anxiety may disrupt decision making.
Novel blood test for Alzheimer's diagnosis
Today, Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed too late. In collaboration with a research team at the university and German Center for Neurogenerative Diseases in Göttingen, Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a blood test that may potentially facilitate detection of Alzheimer's at an early stage.
IUPUI psychologists explore pain in Hispanic Americans
Hispanic-Americans report fewer pain conditions compared with non-Hispanic white or black Americans, according to a critical review and analysis of more than 100 studies on pain experience and pain management among Hispanic-Americans.
Using generic cancer drug could save many millions of dollars
With the expiration in January of the patent on Gleevec, the drug that 15 years ago changed chronic myeloid leukemia from a death sentence to a treatable illness, insurance companies and patients have the opportunity to realize huge cost savings, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
Scientists suggest a 100 times faster type of memory cell based on superconductors
Russian scientists have developed a fundamentally new type of memory cell based on superconductors -- this type of memory will be able to work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices commonly used today.
Clemson scientists unveil robot that makes plant grafting a snap
A machine with hands of steel has revolutionized the speed and efficiency of the once-tedious process of plant grafting.
Photosynthesis more ancient than thought, and most living things could do it
Most modern bacteria descended from ancestors who could convert the Sun's energy to fuel more than 3.5 billion years ago.
Outsourcing crystal growth...to space
Researchers in Japan have grown crystals and measured the growth rate on the ISS by interferometry to better examine the effects of microgravity.
A global increase in antioxidant defenses of the body may delay aging and its diseases
The paper, published today in the journal 'Nature Communications,' offers a new view on the role of antioxidants in health and longevity.
Antibiotic resistance in children is high and associated with previous antibiotic use
Antibiotic resistance in children with urinary infections is high and could render some antibiotics ineffective as first-line treatments, warns a study published by The BMJ today.
How a pill could improve breast cancer diagnoses
The ongoing debate about breast cancer diagnostics has left many women confused -- particularly over what age they should get mammograms and who needs treatment.
Trade in rare plants on social media must be monitored
Trade in rare plants on social media must be monitored People buying rare plants through social media are placing species at risk of extinction and must be monitored.
Universities team up to pursue energy innovation
Case Western Reserve University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University are forming the Tri-State University Energy Alliance, to accelerate innovations to address challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector.
New treatment for common incurable eye condition
Patient-reported results of a novel treatment for pterygium and pinguecula, a common incurable eye condition presented at ARVO's Israel Chapter national meeting.
Sand dunes are important desert dust sources
New research suggests that the dunes are an important source of dust now and potentially in the future.
Reduction in dietary diversity impacts richness of human gut microbiota
Changes in farming practices over the last 50 years have resulted in decreased agro-diversity which, in turn, has resulted in decreased dietary diversity.
Nanostructures promise big impact on higher-speed, lower-power optical devices
In NSF-funded research, University of Cincinnati physicists are seeing big potential in small semiconductor nanowires for improved optical infrared sensor technologies.
No evidence that genetic tests change people's behavior
Genetic tests that provide an estimate of an individual's risk of developing diseases such as lung cancer and heart disease do not appear to motivate a change in behaviour to reduce the risk, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge and published in The BMJ.
Smartwatches can now track your finger in mid-air using sonar
A new sonar technology developed by University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers allows you to interact with mobile devices and smartwatch screens by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface -- a tabletop, a sheet of paper or even in mid-air.
Scratching the surface: Real-time monitoring of surface changes at the atomic level
A team of researchers at Aix Marseille Université developed a technique that allows them to follow physical processes occurring at surfaces of materials at the atomic level in situ and in real time.
Revamped LDN site launched -- biggest patient-initiated drug discovery program in history
LDN information site revamped. LDN is the biggest patient-initiated drug discovery program in history.
Female frogs identify own offspring using inner GPS
The ability to recognize own offspring and provide preferential care is difficult for the poison frog Allobates femoralis.
Clemson research on watermelons and wildflowers gaining some buzz
Ongoing studies based at Clemson University's Coastal Research and Education Center are investigating how a more diverse agroecosystem -- swarming with native bees, wasps and other beneficial insects -- might complement honeybees and enhance watermelon production.
Unique beak evolved with tool use in New Caledonian crow
Cornell researchers have quantified what makes the New Caledonian crow's beak different and how it got that way.
Mismatched expectations most common reason for patients not completing HPV vaccine series
Conflicting expectations between parents and medical providers about who is responsible for scheduling follow-up appointments is resulting in a failure of young girls completing the Human Papilloma Virus vaccination series, according to a new study led by Boston Medical Center researchers.
Pregnant T. rex could aid in dino sex-typing
A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex that roamed Montana 68 million years ago may be the key to discerning gender differences between theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur, species.
Risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses three times higher in refugees
A study of 1.3 million people in Sweden found that the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychoses was three times higher in refugees than in the Swedish-born population.
Basing regulation of commercial speech about pharmaceuticals on scientific evidence
Regulation of commercial speech about pharmaceuticals should be informed by the state of scientific evidence rather than mere formalistic truth, according to a Policy Forum article authored by Spencer Hey and Aaron Kesselheim from Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, in this week's PLOS Medicine.
Marshall University faculty member receives prestigious NSF CAREER award
Dr. Nadja Spitzer of Marshall University's College of Science has been awarded a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
Substantial proportion of US measles cases intentionally unvaccinated
An analysis of numerous studies and reports finds that unvaccinated or undervaccinated individuals comprised substantial proportions of cases in measles and some pertussis outbreaks, and vaccine refusal was associated with an elevated risk for measles and pertussis, including among fully vaccinated individuals, according to a study appearing in the March 15 issue of JAMA.
Regenerating forests create important carbon sinks in the Philippines
A University of Queensland (UQ)-led study is among the first in the world to systematically assess the amount of carbon stored in tropical forests recovering after controversial land-clearing practices in the Philippines.
SLU scientist helps move structural biology into 'big data' era
In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, structural biologists detailed how a new data sharing consortium is helping scientists more quickly share and benefit from findings in their field.
Scientists Qi-Long Ying and Austin Smith win the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation
Researchers Qi-Long Ying from USC and Austin Smith from the University of Cambridge have won the 2016 McEwen Award for Innovation, the highest honor bestowed by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
Dopamine key to vocal learning, songbird study finds
The research found that a reduction in dopamine levels in a small region of the basal ganglia in the finches' brains caused a reduction in their ability to correct vocal errors, while having no detectable effect on their ability to sing.
Good news! You're likely burning more calories than you thought when you're walking
Leading standardized equations that predict the number of calories burned under level walking conditions are relatively inaccurate -- counting too few calories in 97 percent of cases, say researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Kansas State University, Texas Tech to conduct beef cattle production medicine research
Kansas State University and Texas Tech University beef cattle researchers are collaborating on a feedlot cattle production and health research study.
Link between genetically elevated maternal BMI and higher offspring birth weight
In a study that included more than 30,000 women, genetically elevated maternal body mass index (BMI) and blood glucose levels were potentially causally associated with higher offspring birth weight, while genetically elevated maternal systolic blood pressure was potentially causally related to lower birth weight, according to a study appearing in the March 15 issue of JAMA.

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