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January 26, 2017
Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work
Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates.

Model assessment may predict obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome
A combination of parental questionnaires and inexpensive diagnostic procedures that can be performed as part of a primary care visit may be able to rule out the presence of obstructive sleep apnea in people with Down syndrome.

Scientists use stem cells to create human/pig chimera embryos
Efforts by Salk Institute researchers to grow the first embryos containing cells from humans and pigs proved more challenging than anticipated, they report in Cell.

Examining women's bones during menopause may help head off fractures
A new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined the bone traits of 198 midlife women transitioning through menopause for 14 years.

Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia
Changes in the diets of the super-sized megafauna that ruled Australia during the last Ice Age indicate that climate change was a major factor in their extinction.

AGU sends letter to federal agencies urging protection of scientific integrity
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) wrote to federal agency heads on Jan.

Androgen deprivation therapy: Not associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
A large-scale, population based study led by Dr. Laurent Azoulay, Senior Investigator with the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, has concluded that the use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat advanced prostate cancer is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Terrorism research must be driven by evidence, not political agendas
Despite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism -- identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize, and developing effective countermeasures -- remain unclear.

Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce risk of bone loss in women
Anti-inflammatory diets -- which tend to be high in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains -- could boost bone health and prevent fractures in some women, a new study suggests.

Andean bear survey in Peru finds humans not the only visitors to Machu Picchu
A recent wildlife survey led by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in Peru has confirmed that the world-famous site is also home to a biologically important and iconic species: the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus).

Scientists map the genetic evolution of dinoflagellates for the first time
Scientists have used new genetic sequencing data to understand how an ancient organism that lived alongside the dinosaurs has evolved over millions of years.

NIH awards MSU researcher $8.4 million to develop first malaria treatments
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, MSU Professor Terrie E.

Russian-Japanese research helps understand the effects of microgravity on bone tissue
As is well-known, space flights bring with them a unique set of health hazards.

UF-led team discovers key to restoring great tomato flavor
What's wrong with the supermarket tomato? Consumers say they lack flavor, so a University of Florida researcher led a global team on a mission to identify the important factors that have been lost and put them back into modern tomatoes.

Premature babies don't use sensory-prediction brain process that may be key to development
Babies born prematurely don't use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to development.

New public tool uses Twitter posts to gain insights about marijuana use
Journalists, researchers, policymakers, and the public looking to gain new insights about the use of marijuana can now turn to CannabisConvo.

Cosmic lenses support finding on faster than expected expansion of the universe
By using galaxies as giant gravitational lenses, an international group of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made an independent measurement of how fast the universe is expanding.

From theory to reality: The creation of metallic hydrogen
For more than 80 years, it has been predicted that hydrogen will adopt metallic properties under certain conditions, and now researchers have successfully demonstrated this phenomenon.

Stereotypes about 'brilliance' affect girls' interests as early as age 6, new study finds
By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study conducted by researchers at New York University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton University.

CU Boulder team to track methane leaks using lasers
A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has secured a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy to take a closer look at emissions from natural gas storage facilities across the US.

This is LSD attached to a brain cell serotonin receptor
For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers solved the structure of LSD attached to a human serotonin receptor of a brain cell, and they may have discovered why an 'acid trip' lasts so long.

Sexson receives top educator award from American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Sandra B. Sexson, chief of the Section of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received a top educator award from the American Psychiatric Association.

Caught red-handed: The 'candy-striped hermit crab' is a new species from the Caribbean
A new secretive species of hermit crab living in crevices shared with moray eels and flaming reef lobsters, has been discovered in the southern Caribbean.

Study: How climate change threatens mountaintops (and clean water)
A first-of-its kind study, in the journal Nature, explored seven mountain ecosystems around the globe and concludes they all may be threatened by climate change due to the decoupling of key nutrient cycles in mountain soils and plants.

Kaiser Permanente study finds telephone wellness coaching helps members lose weight
Kaiser Permanente members who voluntarily participated in individual wellness coaching by telephone for weight management lost an average of 10 pounds each and changed their weight trajectories from upward to downward, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.

Genome editing in clinical genetics, points to consider: A new statement from the ACMG
Genome editing, including CRISPR/Cas9, is a new and notable technology that enables geneticists and researchers to edit parts of the human genome.

NASA observes extreme rainfall over Southern California
NASA calculated California's rainfall over seven days using a constellation of satellites and created a map to provide the visual extent of the large rainfall totals.

Study in teens shows that brain responses to rewards are linked to pain sensitivity
Patterns of brain responses to rewards are a significant predictor of pain symptoms -- a link that is already present by adolescence -- and may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain sensitivity, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

How fast is the universe expanding? Quasars provide an answer
The H0LiCOW collaboration, a cosmology project led by EPFL and Max Planck Institute and regrouping several research organizations in the world has made a new measurement of the Hubble constant, which indicates how fast the universe is expanding.

Leprosy strain genotyped from medieval pilgrim at UK burial site
In a multidisciplinary study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers investigated the strain of leprosy found in a leprosy hospital cemetery in Winchester, UK.

By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls' choices
A new study in the journal Science finds that the societal stereotype that associates intellectual talent more closely with men than women affects the choices made by girls as young as 6 years old.

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen.

Mount Sinai study: How primary tumor cells are preset for dormancy and evade chemo after spread
Findings could transform cancer drug development and patient care.

Gene therapy for Pompe disease effective in mice, poised for human trials
After decades investigating a rare, life-threatening condition that cripples the muscles, Duke Health researchers have developed a gene therapy they hope could enhance or even replace the only FDA-approved treatment currently available to patients.

Satellites help map biodiversity, and conservation hotspots, of the Amazon
Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of forests in the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that has revealed hotspots for conservation.

New drug SAK3 may offer hope to Alzheimer's disease patients
A new drug could lead to the development of the first disease-modifying drug to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers find improved preventive care from Obamacare Medicaid expansion
More Americans are taking steps to prevent disease because of the insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new, groundbreaking study by Indiana University and Cornell University researchers.

Twice-daily radiation therapy cuts deaths from head and neck cancer
Treating head and neck cancer patients with a twice-daily radiation therapy combined with chemotherapy could save more lives.

Antioxidants get small
New single-molecule compounds that are efficient antioxidants in their own right help scientists understand how larger nanoparticles quench damaging reactive oxygen species in the body.

Tecnalia is participating in IDeCON, for the deployment of offshore renewable energies
To exploit offshore wind energy, an efficient means of transport or 'evacuation' of generated electrical power all the way to the coast is as important as actually producing it.

New essay collection challenges 'nature-nurture' debate
For anyone who has ever wondered whether their child's traits are a product of genes or parenting practices, a major new project could help provide the answer.

How the border guards fail in HIV infection
Using a novel technique to analyze antibodies in fluid collected from intestines of 81 HIV-1-infected and 25 control individuals, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found abnormal gut antibody levels in people infected with HIV-1.

Elsevier Announces the Launch of Otolaryngology Case Reports
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Otolaryngology Case Reports, a new open access journal publishing case reports in all areas of adult and pediatric otolaryngology.

Echolocation: Sizing up spaces by ear
Humans can be trained to use echolocation to estimate the sizes of enclosed spaces.

Autism researchers discover genetic 'Rosetta Stone'
Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), depending on whether the respective mutations boost the protein's function or sabotage it, according to a new study by UC San Francisco researchers.

Structure of LSD and its receptor explains its potency
Lysergic acid diethylamide -- more commonly known as 'LSD' or simply 'acid' -- is one of the longest lasting and most potent hallucinogens, but researchers have never understood why LSD's effects linger for 12 hours or more.

Expanding throughout Indiana, OPTIMISTIC study tests new CMS payment model
The OPTIMISTIC -- an acronym for Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care -- study is expanding throughout Indiana to test a care model that incentivizes nursing homes to provider higher levels of care on site rather than sending residents to the hospital.

Astronomers measure universe expansion, get hints of 'new physics'
Astronomers have just made a new measurement of the Hubble Constant, the rate at which the universe is expanding, and it doesn't quite line up with a different estimate of the same number.

Early onset of winter triggers evolution towards smaller snow voles in Graubünden
Researchers from the University of Zurich have succeeded in documenting an extremely rare case of evolutionary adaptation 'in action' among wild snow voles near Chur.

UVA School of Medicine sees huge increase in federal research funding
Federal funding for UVA's medical research surged from $101.2 million in 2015 to more than $126 million in 2016, according to new figures.

High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets
New remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru identify new regions for conservation effort.

New peptide could improve treatment for vision-threatening disease
Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Hospital-led interventions associated with significant reduction in cesarean rate
A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant reduction in the hospital's cesarean delivery rate.

Pilot plant to obtain strategic metals through energy recovery from SUW
The FARM consortium has developed a pilot plant that carries out an integral process for strategic metal concentration and recycling, in addition to the majority ones present in the waste generated in SUW (Solid Urban Waste) energy recovery facilities.

Researchers list reasons not to lick a toad
The cane toad, which overran Australia when introduced there, and Panama's iconic, endangered golden frog both belong to the family Bufonidae.

Study examines race in access to early release credits in federal prisons
Latinos and Native Americans were more likely to be denied access to 'good time' benefits during their incarcerations in federal prisons when compared with white and African-American offenders, and Asian inmates fared better than all groups in obtaining access to these benefits, according to a study by researchers at Sam Houston State University.

Media registration now open for 'Bio in Beer-Sheva, Israel: The Murray Fromson Journalism Fellowship'
This year, the Fromson Fellowship cohort will offer up to 10 selected science, health and medical journalists the opportunity to report on the myriad biomedical research projects and innovations that are being developed at or in partnership with BGU.

JNeurosci: Highlights from the Jan. 25 issue
Check out these newsworthy studies from the Jan. 25, 2017, issue of JNeurosci.

Scientists unveil new form of matter: Time crystals
Normal crystals, likes diamond, are an atomic lattice that repeats in space, but physicists recently suggested making materials that repeat in time.

Parasite protein could help inform new anti-tuberculosis strategies
Proteins produced by the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis may be involved in immune system processes that can help fight mycobacteria, according to a new study.

Over to you, automation
In determining how much lead time a driver needs before taking over control of the automation in both critical and noncritical situations, system designers should not limit their focus to average time to respond.

Scientists collaborate to increase the accuracy of optical radar
Scientists of Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications of Peter the Great St.

Make tomatoes flavorful again
Genetic analyses have revealed which genes are needed to reinstate the rich, original flavor of tomatoes, now absent in many grocery shelf varieties of this fruit.

Trying to tango with more than 2: Extra centrosomes promote tumor formation in mice
When a cell is dividing, two identical structures, called centrosomes, move to opposite sides of the cell to help separate its chromosomes into the new cells.

New study shows how to avoid weight gain and cardiometabolic disease
To explain why so many people in developed countries are chronically overfed, tend to accumulate fat, and are at increased risk for cardiometabolic disease, researchers suggest looking no further than the revised Food Triangle and a new model for understanding the impact of exercise and the oxidation and breakdown of nutrients to fuel the body.

Laparoscopic anti-reflux operation for GERD linked to fewer postoperative complications
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, who undergo laparoscopic anti-reflux operations compared with traditional 'open' operations suffer fewer postoperative complications, experience faster recovery, and incur lower health care costs, according to study results published online as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website, ahead of print publication.

Scientists develop new flu vaccines for man's best friend
Just like humans, dogs can catch the flu. Two new vaccines for canine influenza could curb the spread of flu in shelters and kennels and prevent the possible transmission of a dog flu virus to people.

Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks 4 times higher than predicted
A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the allowable limit recommended by the World Health Organization.

Pigs and chocolate: Using math to solve problems in farming
Improving cocoa yields for the chocolate industry, estimating the quality of meat in pigs and refining the design of a hydroponics system, were three farming challenges tackled by academics at a recent workshop hosted by the University of Bath's Institute for Mathematical Innovation.

How 1000 new genetic variants were discovered in blood groups
1000 new mutations in the blood group genes: that is what physician and former programmer Mattias Möller found in his research study in which he developed new software and investigated blood group genes in 2504 people.

New gene-delivery therapy restores partial hearing, balance in deaf mice
Using a novel form of gene therapy, scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital have managed to restore partial hearing and balance in mice born with a genetic condition that affects both.

Assessment of comatose patients through telemedicine efforts shown to be reliable
Reliable assessment of comatose patients in intensive care units is critical to the patients' care.

Sound waves create whirlpools to round up tiny signs of disease
Mechanical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a tiny whirlpool that can concentrate nanoparticles using nothing but sound.

Abnormal antibody levels in intestine may promote inflammation in people with HIV-1
In people infected with HIV-1 virus, immune system cells in the intestinal tract may be unable to produce certain antibodies at the levels necessary to keep bacterial material from entering the bloodstream, according to a new study in PLOS Pathogens.

Rapid gas flares discovered in white dwarf star for the first time
Incredibly rapid gas flares from a white dwarf binary star system have been detected for the first time by Oxford University scientists.

App helps C-section patients reduce length of hospital stay after delivery
Women who used a smartphone app as part of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) program were released from the hospital sooner after delivering their babies via cesarean section, according to a study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2017 meeting.

Data suggests modest physical activity associated with improvement in markers
A new report, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), suggests that insulin resistance, a predictor of cardiovascular risk and the development of diabetes, may be modulated with even modest levels of physical activity.

Turns out, bigger isn't always better: Why snow voles haven't evolved to be giants
Bigger animals are typically more fit, and body size is heritable, buy countless studies of wild animal populations haven't shown body size increasing in populations across generations.

Why Salmonella wants its host to have a healthy appetite
A Salk Institute study, published Jan. 26 in Cell, looked at one of the most well-known sickness behaviors -- loss of appetite -- in mice and found, surprisingly, that when a bacteria reduces its own virulence (how sick it makes the host) by blocking this anorexic response, it actually increases mouse survival and helps the pathogen spread because more food means more infected feces.

Fat shaming linked to greater health risks
Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities' appearances, and in public places for everyday Americans.

Mature heart muscle cells created in the laboratory from stem cells
Generating mature and viable heart muscle cells from human or other animal stem cells has proven difficult for biologists.

Study finds discrepancy between what symptoms patients report, what appears in electronic medical record
Researchers found significant inconsistencies between what symptoms patients at ophthalmology clinics reported on a questionnaire and documentation in the electronic medical record, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.

Scientists describe lab technique with potential to change medicine and research
Researchers who developed and tested a revolutionary laboratory technique that allows for the endless growth of normal and diseased cells in a laboratory are publicly sharing how the technique works.

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
A research collaboration in Japan, led by Dr. Nakao Iwata, professor at the Fujita Health University, conducted a genome-wide association study of bipolar disorder (BD), and identified novel risk genes.

Professors Ateshian and Myers win ASME honors for bioengineering research
Two Columbia Engineering professors were honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

US deaths from diabetes significantly underestimated, analysis shows
The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent -- three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest, according to a new analysis led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher.

Answers to how our brains make meaning, with the help of a little LSD
We all have particular experiences or particular things -- a favorite song, for example -- that mean much more to us than others.

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers
Ribbons and single-atom chains of boron would have unique physical and electronic properties, according to theoretical physicists at Rice University.

NAS honors eight for major contributions in Earth and space science
The National Academy of Sciences will honor eight individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in earth and space science.

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms
Giving a 65-year-old laboratory technique a new role, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have performed the cleanest separation to date of synthetic nanoparticles from a living organism.

First 3-D observation of nanomachines working inside cells
Today scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) present a study in Cell where they have been able to observe protein nanomachines (also called protein complexes)--the structures responsible for performing cell functions--for the first time in living cells and in 3D.

Scientists discover critical antiviral role of biological molecule
The scientists discovered a key role of a 'protector' molecule that fights the common flu.

New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction
The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be done more safely and efficiently through a new technique developed by chemistry researchers at Oregon State University.

Dual energy computed tomography angiography in the peripheral arterial imaging
This is a systematic review of 9 studies on the diagnostic applications of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in peripheral arterial disease.

LSD alters perception via serotonin receptors
Researchers from UZH have discovered how the perception of meaning changes in the brain under the influence of LSD.

How insects decide to grow up
Like humans, insects go through puberty. The process is known as metamorphosis.

Limited HIV testing access for Baltimore youth
A new survey of 51 youth-serving, nonclinical, community-based organizations in Baltimore, Maryland, found that the majority did not offer HIV testing, nor did they have established links to refer youth to testing.

Gene key for chemically reprogramming human stem cells
Scientists have discovered the gene essential for chemically reprogramming human amniotic stem cells into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells.

What patients say and what doctors document
When comparing a patient's self-reported eye symptoms to what ultimately goes in their electronic medical record, the overlap is often blurry.

'Field research and a sharper focus on the young could help combat terrorism'
A new research paper in Science argues that the US government's national security systems have not adapted sufficiently to the threats posed by groups such as Al Qaeda and Islamic State, saying they continue to be structured around state to state interactions more suited to the Cold War.

Young girls less likely to attribute brilliance to their own gender
Six-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe that members of their gender are brilliant, reports a new study, which also found that girls at this age are more likely to shy away from activities said to be for children who are 'really, really smart.'

A cellular system makes the battle against a rare disease personal
Some diseases are untreatable because we lack a model system to fully understand symptoms or test possible drugs.

Mapping biodiversity and conservation hotspots of the Amazon
Researchers have used remote sensing data to map out the functional diversity of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon basin, a technique that revealed hotspots for conservation.

Study tightens connection between intestinal microorganisms, diet, and colorectal cancer
A new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides some of the strongest evidence to date that microorganisms living in the large intestine can serve as a link between diet and certain types of colorectal cancer.

Model driverless car regulations after drug approval process, AI ethics experts argue
Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans.

New findings highlight promise of chimeric organisms for science and medicine
Salk scientists advance stem-cell and genome-editing technologies to help researchers study evolution and disease, test therapeutic drugs and possibly grow transplantable organs

Eye muscles are resilient to ALS
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects all voluntary muscles in the body leading to paralysis and breathing difficulties.

Spread of diseases in farmed animals shown using social network analysis
Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious diseases of livestock, such as foot-and-mouth disease and avian influenza.

For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat
Berkeley scientists have discovered that electrons in vanadium dioxide can conduct electricity without conducting heat, an exotic property in an unconventional material.

Growing tumors put the pressure on nutrient-supplying blood vessels
Mechanical pressure caused by cancer growth plays a key role in the development and distribution of blood vessels in tumors, according to a new University College London study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Quick-and-dirty DNA repair sets the stage for smoking-related lung cancer
The stem cells that proliferate the most in response to damage caused by cigarette smoke repair their DNA using a process prone to errors, setting the stage for lung cancer, according to a study publishing Jan.

Earth's orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods
New research shows how sea ice growth in the Southern Hemisphere during certain orbital periods could control the pace of ice ages on Earth.

Feed a cold, starve a fever? Not so fast, according to Salk research
Discovery into how bacteria control a host's hunger points to new ways to treat infections and appetite loss.

A common medication restores social deficits in autism mouse model
Reducing the function of the autism-associated gene Pcdh10 leads to impairments in social behavior, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry.

The secret of the supervolcano
Researchers have now found an explanation for what triggered the largest volcanic eruption witnessed by mankind.

National Academy of Sciences honors LIGO researchers
The National Academy of Sciences announced today that LSU Professor of Physics and Astronomy Gabriela González is one of the recipients of the academy's 2017 Award for Scientific Discovery.

Depression is under-treated in patients receiving chronic dialysis
A new study found that patients on chronic hemodialysis with depression are frequently not interested in modifying or initiating anti-depressant treatment.

Research grant for development of positron pulses of unprecedented intensity
The German research foundation DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has granted 750,000 euros for the research project 'Creation of intense positron pulses on NEPOMUC' -- a collaboration between the University of Greifswald, the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, and the Technical University of Munich.

Can myeloid derived suppressor cells subdue viral infections?
Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), produced in the bone marrow as part of the human immune response to a tumor, may have a potent immunoregulatory role following viral infection.

For immigrant mothers delivering 'the talk,' facts trump culture
Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to their children, indicating change after a single generation.

New space weather model helps simulate magnetic structure of solar storms
A new model is mapping out the path of coronal mass ejections as they travel from the sun to Earth, where these storms can interact with our planet's magnetic fields and cause a variety of space weather effects.

Study reveals public perception of police and body-worn cameras
With heightened public and media interest, there is a national push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement.

GSG III Foundation pledges more than $1 million for Lung Research Program at UofL
A new research program at the University of Louisville will focus on developing better methods for studying lung inflammation and allow for new research into causes and potential therapies for lung diseases that affect millions of Americans.

IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary.

Surgical eye robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion
Surgeons of University Hospitals Leuven have been the first to operate on a patient with retinal vein occlusion using a surgical robot. 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