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Media research: What readers think about computer-generated texts
An experimental study carried out by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich media researchers has found that readers rate texts generated by algorithms more credible than texts written by real journalists.
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellow and presents Gutenberg Research Award 2016
In the nine years since its foundation, the Gutenberg Research College (GRC) has firmly established itself as an institution that promotes top-level research and effectively brings together outstanding research in various fields.
First recommendations published on imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves
The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves are published today in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging.
Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist
Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto.
Perceived diversity in neighborhoods is related to more prejudice, study finds
People who think they live in diverse neighbourhoods are less likely to be accepting of minority ethnic groups, an international research project by the University of Sheffield has found.
UNC-Chapel Hill scientists find likely cause for recent southeast US earthquakes
The southeastern United States should, by all means, be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity.
Gutenberg Research Award 2016 goes to cell death researcher Vishva Dixit
The Gutenberg Research College has chosen to give the 2016 Gutenberg Research Award to Dr.
Springer and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology launch new journal
Springer and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) are launching a new multidisciplinary journal called Occupational Health Science on the broad field of occupational health psychology and well-being.
Exploring the mystery of how enzymes work via simulations
There is broad scientific interest in understanding the origin of the catalytic power of enzymes on a molecular level.
Susan Blaeser awarded Acoustical Society of America Distinguished Service Citation
Susan B. Blaeser, Standards Manager of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), has been named recipient of the Distinguished Service Citation of the ASA for dedicated management of the Acoustical Society of America standards program.
Barrow researchers prove utility of imaging tool in surgeon's hand
Barrow researchers prove the utility of new brain tumor imaging tool in the surgeon's hand.
Combining your home and work life can be better for role performance say researchers
Leaving work at the office and home at the door may not always be the best strategy for employee well-being and performance, finds a new study published in the journal Human Relations by SAGE in partnership with The Tavistock Institute.
New fabrication and thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery microlasers
OIST scientists have developed a new, simple and quick way to make any number microlasers on a single structure.
Whitlow Au awarded Gold Medal by Acoustical Society of America
Whitlow W. L. Au, Emeritus Research Professor at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Kaneohe, HI, has been named recipient of the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for contributions to understanding underwater biosonar, and for service to the Acoustical Society.
Can personality traits affect likelihood of using mindfulness-based stress reduction?
A new study of older adults, who can gain particular quality of life benefits from the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, showed that specific personality traits were associated with individual differences in the use of MBSR during and post-training.
A new vortex identification method for 3-D complex flow
It is a great challenge to correctly visualize the vertical structure in 3-D complex flows by using huge data bases obtained by experiment or numerical simulation.
Parkinson's disease pathogenesis reduced in rat model by a cell-signaling inhibitor drug
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers report the first documentation that suppressing a key cell-signaling pathway in a rat model of Parkinson's disease reduces pathogenesis.
Alternative explanations for the evolution of monogamy and sibling cooperation
The textbook 'monogamy hypothesis' argues that monogamy favors the evolution of cooperation by increasing sibling relatedness, since helpers are as related to the full siblings that they care for as they are to their own offspring.
Shared sanitation facilities and risk of diarrhea in children
Sharing a sanitation facility between households can be linked to increased risk of moderate-to-severe diarrhea (MSD) in children under 5 y at some sites, according to Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) study findings published this week in PLOS Medicine.
Extended rest between weight lifting sets could help muscle growth
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth.
Underground fungi detected from space
Discovering that the association between trees and two classes of underground mycorhizzal fungi can be detected from space is a huge leap forward in our ability to understand how forests change on a large scale because the fungi are indicators of forest nutrient uptake.
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2016
ORNL's GLIDES features advanced energy storage technology; Old tires get new life in sodium-ion batteries; Silicon carbide shows promise for reactor fuel, core structures; and a ORNL, Boeing collaboration delivers impressive results.
Replication of colored 3-D models simplified
Researchers at ETH Zurich and Disney Research Zurich have developed a new technique called Computational Thermoforming.
Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common
Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found.
Medical College of Georgia alums Rice, Joe honored for achievement and loyalty
A navy-trained surgeon and researcher who is president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a longtime faculty member who heads the Medical College of Georgia chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, are recipients of 2016 MCG Distinguished Alumni awards.
Recurrent viral respiratory tract infections during first 6 months and risk of T1 diabetes
In a study appearing in the May 3, 2016 issue of JAMA, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, M.D., of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Munich, Germany, and colleagues examined associations between infection types during the first 2 years of life and between respiratory tract infections in the first 6 months and type l diabetes (T1D).
HIV infections drop, but US falls short of national goals
The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of the goals put forth by President Obama's U.S.
Study finds high rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions in US
An estimated 30 percent of outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions in the US in 2010-2011 may have been inappropriate, findings that support the need for establishing a goal for outpatient antibiotic stewardship, according to a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA.
DOE Office of Science selects 49 scientists to receive early career research funding
The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science has selected 49 scientists from across the nation -- including 22 from DOE's national laboratories and 27 from US universities -- to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE's Early Career Research Program.
One in four patients with COPD suffer from depression
Two studies published in the April issue of the journal CHEST found one in four patients with COPD suffer from depressive symptoms, and if not treated, those symptoms can have a negative effect on their overall health and treatment effectiveness.
Udall Foundation honors CSU students
Colorado State University students Kiloaulani Ka'awa-Gonzales, Arielle Quintana and Katelynne Johnson have been named 2016 Udall Scholars.
Active systems: Life is motion
Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have developed a way to distinguish the random motions of particles in non-living molecular systems from the motility of active living matter.
Experts propose strategy to save mammals on the brink of extinction
With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros could be considered doomed for extinction.
Alan R. Palmer awarded the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience
Alan R. Palmer of the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, UK has been named recipient of the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).
Biophysics: Closing the ring
How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood.
Is it possible to cry a river?
University of Leicester students examine plausibility of all the humans on Earth shedding enough tears to form a river -- and fill an Olympic size swimming pool.
Mother's hepatitis B supports chronic infection in children, study finds
Chronic hepatitis B infection could one day be cleared from a person's system with a series of shots.
Giving patients a tool to search for health care prices did not result in lower spending
Offering a price transparency website and app to employees at two large companies was not associated with reduction in outpatient spending or out-of-pocket costs.
Early warning: Current Japanese encephalitis vaccine might not protect
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the leading cause of viral encephalitis (infection of the brain) in Asia.
How to make cut flowers last longer (video)
After April showers, we get May flowers -- just in time for Mother's Day.
Medical error is third biggest cause of death in the US, say experts
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer, say experts in The BMJ today.
Chemoradiotherapy vs. chemotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer
In a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA, Pascal Hammel, M.D., of Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France and colleagues assessed whether chemoradiotherapy improves overall survival of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer controlled after four months of gemcitabine-based induction chemotherapy, and assessed the effect of erlotinib on survival.
Bacteria use traffic-cop-like mechanism to infect gut
A study has found that a cellular syringe-like device used to invade intestinal cells also acts as a traffic cop -- directing bacteria where to go and thereby enabling them to efficiently carry out infection.
Ultrasound-estimated fat content in muscles may be an indicator of physical health
Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study.
New research from Yale and MIT describes bioreactor to support whole lung regeneration
An innovative mechanical system that mimics the ventilation and blood flow in the chest cavity, housed in a specialized, sterile bioreactor, can support the growth of engineered whole lungs at human scale.
Placenta size and offspring bone development linked
A larger placenta during pregnancy could lead to larger bones in the children, a new Southampton study has shown.
'Eve' and descendants shape global sperm whale population structure
Although sperm whales have not been driven to the brink of extinction as have some other whales, a new study has found a remarkable lack of diversity in the maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA within the species.
Unmanned cloud-seeding aircraft takes flight in Nevada
For the first time in aviation history, a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada.
Van Andel Institute scientist elected to National Academy of Sciences to advise nation on medical and epigenomic policy and direction
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., today joined the nation's elite scientists as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
New tool allows scientists to visualize 'nanoscale' processes
Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a new tool that allows scientists for the first time to see, at the scale of five billionths of a meter, 'nanoscale' mixing processes occurring in liquids.
Current whale migration models are too simplified
New research challenges the traditional view that baleen whales (Mysticetes) migrate between high-latitude feeding areas and low-latitude breeding areas.
Mapping the circuit of our internal clock
Researchers have shown for the first time how neurons in the SCN are connected to each other, shedding light on this vital area of the brain.
Social clubs fill gap in dementia support
Community-based social groups could play a crucial role in empowering people with early-onset dementia, according to new UBC research.
New research provides insights on seal species
Conservation and management efforts rely on clear definitions of populations, subspecies, and species.
New guidelines explain how to monitor and treat hyperthyroid cats
Over the last 30+ years, veterinary professionals' understanding of clinical feline hyperthyroidism has evolved tremendously.
Imodium for a legal high is as dumb and dangerous as it sounds
The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium®, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people attempting to self-treat their opioid addiction, with sometime fatal results.
Estimates of cheetah numbers are 'guesswork', say researchers
Current estimates of the number of cheetahs in the wild are 'guesswork', say the authors of a new study which finds that the population in the cheetah stronghold of Maasai Mara, Kenya, is lower than previously thought.
Researchers unveil architecture of mitochondrial calcium uniporter
Researchers revealed the MCU architecture using nuclear magnetic resonance and electron microscopy.
No evidence of an association between silent brain infarcts and having migraine with aura
A large cross-sectional study focused on women with migraines with aura and compared their brain MRI images with those of women not suffering from migraine.
New insights on how oysters form shells
Researchers know that several proteins are involved in oyster shell formation, but how expression of these proteins is controlled is not well understood.
Curious new bush species growing 'bleeding' fruits named by a US class of 150 7th graders
A class of 150 7th graders from the USA has helped select a name for a newly discovered plant from Australia.
Double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the Xiao procedure in children
Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital report the results of a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of the 'Xiao procedure' in children with spina bifida who suffer from neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
Scientists double number of known genetic risk factors for endometrial cancer
An international collaboration of researchers has identified five new gene regions that increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene regions associated with the disease to nine.
Mimicking the ingenuity of nature
A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds.
Web-based, self-help intervention helps prevent depression
Among patients experiencing some symptoms of depression, the use of a web-based guided self-help intervention reduced the incidence of major depressive disorder over 12 months compared with enhanced usual care, according to a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA.
ASU scientists discover how one microorganism erodes coral reefs
Researchers from Arizona State University have discovered how a particular type of cyanobacteria, a photosynthetic microbe, is able to bore into and live within solid carbonates, the main mineral that makes up coral skeletons and seashells -- hastening their erosion and causing trouble for shellfish farmers.
Genetic variant may help explain why Labradors are prone to obesity
A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers -- the UK and US's favorite dog breed -- has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge.
Algae use their 'tails' to gallop and trot like quadrupeds
Species of single-celled algae use whip-like appendages called flagella to coordinate their movements and achieve a remarkable diversity of swimming gaits.
Dr. Dean Bok awarded prestigious Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research
Noted vision researcher Dr. Dean Bok of UCLA will today receive the prestigious 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.
ASA joins forces with IEEE and ACM for 2016 International DSAA Conference
In recognition of statistics being one of three foundational areas of data science, the ASA is cosponsoring the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA'2016) October 17-19, 2016, in Montréal.
Scientists reveal how cell corrects errors made in gene transcription
The dynamics of the RNA polymerase II (Pol II) backtracking process is poorly understood.
Why Labrador retrievers are more interested in food than other breeds
Dog owners tell their vets that Labrador retrievers are always interested in food, and new work shows there might be a biological truth to the claim.
NYU researchers technology banishes ambient babble from cochlear implants
It is hard to hear one person over the 'babble' of many talkers.
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard
Scientists raise are raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.
Adults with bipolar disorder at equal risk for anxiety or depression following mania
Adults with bipolar disorder are just as likely to develop anxiety as depression following an episode of mania, according to data from a national survey of more than 34,000 adults.
UTSA professor receives grant to create more versatile legged robots
Pranav Bhounsule, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $160,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his top-tier research on bipedal robots.
UNIST professor named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Steve Granick (Director, IBS Center for Soft and Living Matter) at UNIST has been recognized by one of America's most prestigious honorary societies.
Motorcycle right behind the racing cyclist can improve time in Giro prologue
Research at TU Eindhoven, KU Leuven and the University of Liege has shown how a motorcyclist riding right behind a racing cyclist can reduce the air resistance for the cyclist by almost nine percent.
Surgery patients in lower income countries have three times greater risk of dying
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Placebo effects in women are boosted by vasopressin
A new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry suggests that women are particularly susceptible to the pain-relieving placebo effect of vasopressin.
Drexel's National Autism Indicators Report 2016: Vocational rehabilitation
In the second edition of the annual A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's annual National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers looked at Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally funded employment program for people with disabilities that is administered by each state.
Turn up the heat to increase altitude tolerance
New study reveals that simple heat-based exercise can be just as effective as low-oxygen training to improve physical performance and altitude tolerance
UM researcher lands CAREER grant to improve mass spectrometry
Mass spectrometry is a technique used to identify the chemical makeup of a given sample, and University of Montana researcher Robert Smith just earned funding that may improve the process.
Yoga and aquatic exercise can help combat MS symptoms
Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis: Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Psychiatric University Clinics Basel in a joint study with colleagues in Iran.
Number of HIV infections falling in United States, but fails to meet reduction goals
The number of new HIV infections occurring annually in the United States decreased by an estimated 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, while the HIV transmission rate decreased by an estimated 17 percent during the same time period, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania.
Highest faculty honor awarded to one of 'most meritorious scientists alive today'
University of Houston professor George E. Fox has spent much of his life investigating the mysteries of biology.
Armen Sarvazyan awarded Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Armen Sarvazyan of Artann Laboratories, Inc., Trenton, NJ, has been named recipient of the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for contributions to ultrasound imaging and its applications.
Why we steer the way we do
The way we drive could help us understand how animals make their way, new research from the University of Leeds has found.
University of Kentucky researchers discover three new primate species
Twenty years ago, there were only two species of mouse lemurs.
USDA awards $16 million for research into sustainable crop and livestock production methods
The US Department of Agriculture today awarded $16.5 million in grants to support research into methods for boosting agriculture productivity and ensuring food security in the face of pests, diseases and a changing climate.
Study suggests medical errors now third leading cause of death in the US
Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the US.
Megan S. Ballard awarded the R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America
Megan S. Ballard of the Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas at Austin, has been named recipient of the R.
Research on modern day animals reveals insights into extinct animals
Powerful head and neck retractions of vertebrate carcasses, including dinosaur fossils, have puzzled researchers as to whether they occurred just before an animal's death in agony, or after.
New drug against nerve agents in sight
The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped if treated with an antidote within minutes of poisoning.
Kids' eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from 'discretionary' or junk foods.
An experimental Alzheimer's drug reverses genetic changes thought to spur the disease
When given to old rats, the drug, which is known to affect signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate, reversed many age-related changes that occur in a brain region key to learning and memory.
Scientists challenge conventional wisdom to improve predictions of bootstrap current
This article describes a new finding about the composition of bootstrap current at the edge of fusion plasmas.
VTT is developing customized snacks through 3-D food printing
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd aims to develop advanced food manufacturing technologies by combining expertise in food, material science and 3-D printing technology.
Group activities reduced depressive symptoms among older people with dementia
Both a high-intensity functional exercise programme and a non-exercise group activity, conducted among older care facility residents with dementia, reduced high levels of depressive symptoms.
Ebola vaccine: Promising phase I trials
The clinical phase I trial of a potential vaccine against the dreaded Ebola virus has been successfully completed at four partner sites in Africa and Europe.
Teens with allergies and asthma: Start prepping now for move to college
Being in a new location with new risky behaviors can negatively impact your health and increase your risk for ingesting food allergens and exposure to allergy and asthma triggers.
USC Roski Eye Institute researchers publish largest eye study among Latinos
The University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute researchers and clinicians published results of the largest population-based study of adult Latinos and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the National Eye Institute-funded 'Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES).' The study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, is the first to analyze the risk and prevalence of early and late stage AMD and its impact on quality of life for older Latinos.
The herring genome provides new insight on how species adapt to their environment
How species genetically adapt to their environment is a central question related to the evolution of biodiversity.
Making health care prices available does not result in lower outpatient spending
Offering a health care services price transparency tool to employees at two large companies was not associated with lower outpatient spending, according to a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA.
The intermediates in a chemical reaction photographed 'red-handed'
A distinguished international team of researchers, including the UPV/EHU's Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Research Group, has for the first time imaged and identified the bond configuration of the intermediates in a complex sequence of chemical transformations of enediyne molecules on a silver surface and has resolved the microscopic mechanisms that account for their behavior.
AGI releases The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets, Fifth Edition
For more than 40 years, AGI's Data Sheets have been a critical tool for the geoscientist in the field, the lab, and the classroom.
Birds of a different color: Why some birds have more than one color type
In some animals, the same species can occur in two or more color types, or morphs.
NASA Study: Rising carbon dioxide levels will help and hurt crops
Elevated carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere may increase water-use efficiency in crops and considerably mitigate yield losses due to climate change, according to a new NASA study.
Preventing another Flint, Mich.; new research could lead to more corrosion-resistant water pipes
Using state-of-the-art in situ microscopy techniques, scientists at Binghamton University were able to watch the oxidation of copper -- the primary building material for millions of miles of water piping -- at the atomic level as it was happening.
Updated Cochrane Review: Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitis
The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group have carried out a review update to evaluate the effects of corticosteroids being used alongside anti-tuberculosis medication to treat people suffering from tuberculous meningitis.
Survival of the oldest
The oldest surviving species of vertebrates, such as the cane toad and the California sea lion, which have endured past extreme environmental events, will be more likely to adapt to future climate changes than younger species, such as the European hamster, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
An experiment seeks to make quantum physics visible to the naked eye
Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of entanglement directly with the naked eye.
Stocks overvalued longer and more often than previously thought, says study
A study of the most commonly-traded US stocks over the last 13-years finds 13,000 'bubbles,' or periods when the stocks were overpriced.
Sparing livers
Recently developed cures for hepatitis C virus will create new opportunities for people with other liver diseases to receive transplanted livers.
Macrophage population activates repair in murine heart attack model
In this month's issue of the JCI, a team led by Ken Suzuki at the William Harvey Research Institute determined that tissue reparation after a heart attack depends on the production of a type of white blood cell called M2 macrophages.
Grape polyphenols help counter negative effects of high fat diet
Grape polyphenols helped offset some of the adverse health consequences of consuming a high fat diet rich in saturated fats, according to two laboratory studies conducted at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and published recently in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Transplanted nerve cells survive a quarter of a century in a Parkinson's disease patient
In the late 1980s and over the 1990s, researchers at Lund University in Sweden pioneered the transplantation of new nerve cells into the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease.
Watch immune cells 'glue' broken blood vessels back together
As we age, tiny blood vessels in the brain stiffen and sometimes rupture, causing 'microbleeds.' This damage has been associated with neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline, but whether the brain can naturally repair itself beyond growing new blood-vessel tissue has been unknown.
Satellites to see Mercury enter spotlight on May 9
It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016.
Introducing the disposable laser
Since lasers were invented more than 50 years ago, they have transformed a diverse swath of technology -- from CD players to surgical instruments.
Infants much less likely to get the flu if moms are vaccinated while pregnant
Babies whose moms were vaccinated against the flu while pregnant had a 70 percent reduction in confirmed flu cases compared with infants whose moms weren't immunized, study finds.
Research points to a new treatment for pancreatic cancer
Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for atherosclerosis.
NASA repurposes passive thermal-control technology for CubeSats
An older technology once de rigueur for preventing spacecraft gadgetry from getting too hot or too cold has been resurrected and repurposed for an emerging class of small satellites now playing an increasingly larger role in space exploration, technology demonstration, and scientific research.
Plant geneticist elected to National Academy of Sciences
Julia Bailey-Serres, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her excellence in original scientific research.
Seeking to rewind mammalian extinction
In December 2015 an international group of scientists convened in Austria to discuss the imminent extinction of the northern white rhinoceros and the possibility of bringing the species back from brink of extinction.

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