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March 27, 2017
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie approaching Queensland for landfall
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm early on March 27, 2017 as Tropical Cyclone Debbie had intensified into a powerful hurricane already affecting the coast of eastern Queensland, Australia.

New international banking rules would not prevent another financial crisis
The Basel III regulatory framework, as planned, will not reduce systemic risk in the financial sector, according to new research.

New collaboration looks for trans-Atlantic common ground in geriatrics
Top research journals launch international editorial series tackling the latest in geriatrics clinical practice & public policy.

With health insurance at risk, community health centers face cut-backs
Repeal of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, combined with a failure to renew critical funding streams, would result in catastrophic funding losses for community health centers-forcing these safety net providers to cut back on services, lay off staff or shut down clinical sites, according to a report published today.

Insight into cause of brain disorders may aid quest for treatments
Fresh discoveries about a range of neurological disorders may inform the development of new therapies.

Genetics reveal mysteries of hard-to-treat bacterial infection in cystic fibrosis
New UBC research on bacteria that cause major problems for those with cystic fibrosis reveals clues as to how it proliferates for so long in the lungs and offers new ideas for treatments to explore.

Saint Louis University researchers predict Zika hot spots in the US
Researchers predicted the places in the continental US where Zika is most likely to be transmitted are along the Mississippi delta and southern states extending northward along the Atlantic coast and in southern California.

Major genetic study identifies 12 new genetic variants for ovarian cancer
A genetic trawl through the DNA of almost 100,000 people, including 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, has identified 12 new genetic variants that increase risk of developing the disease and confirmed the association of 18 of the previously published variants.

Is personal adversity contributing to political polarization?
Unexpected life events can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum's extremes, according to a new study co-authored by a University at Buffalo psychologist.

Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch
To time how long it takes a pulse of laser light to travel from space to Earth and back, you need a really good stopwatch -- one that can measure within a fraction of a billionth of a second.

Ant-plant symbioses: Adapting to changes in partner abundance
Many ant species live in often highly specific symbiotic relationships with plants from which both partners benefit.

Public-private research to develop more accurate ways of measuring cancer progression
A public-private research effort aims to develop more accurate ways of tracking a patient's response to cancer therapy.

Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers
Several USDA-ARS researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting.

New genetic risk factors identify 2 distinct glioma subtypes
An international consortium of researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy, professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.

A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
Hybrid UAVs with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability as well as cruise flying capabilities have attracted the worldwide research interest.

Internists issue recommendations for preventing and treating substance use disorders
The American College of Physicians today released a paper with a comprehensive set of public policy recommendations for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders involving illicit and prescription drugs.

Paid medical malpractice claims decrease
Researchers report that the overall rate of claims paid on behalf of all physicians dropped by 55.7 percent.

MicroRNA treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS
Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called a microRNA.

Implementing large-scale teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program
Can a large-scale, primary care-based teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening (TDRS) program reduce wait times for screening and improve the timeliness of care in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the largest publicly operated county safety net health care system in the United States?

More than 100 years of flooding and erosion in 1 event
Sara Rathburn of Colorado State University and colleagues have developed an integrated sediment, wood, and organic carbon budget for North St.

Graphene-based neural probes probe brain activity in high resolution
Graphene-based transistors enable a flexible neural probe with excellent signal-to-noise ratio.

The skin cancer screening paradigm: Reviewing current guidelines for detecting melanoma
A new perspective piece brings together the opinions of over 50 leading experts in the skin cancer field to assess controversies in current melanoma screening guidelines, as well as provide their own data-derived recommendations.

Penn physicians honored by American Association of Plastic Surgeons
The American Association of Plastic Surgeons have recognized two renowned members of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as the Clinician and Mentor of the Year.

Farming becoming riskier under climate change
Climate change is predicted to impact agriculture, but a new study puts these changes in terms that are directly applicable to farmers.

NASA sees tiny Tropical Cyclone Caleb fading
Tropical Cyclone Caleb is weakening in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite caught one of the last bursts of strength as it passed overhead.

Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression
Cognitive neuroscientists from The University of Texas at Austin are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety.

Nitrogen foraging ability of plants relies on mobile shoot-root hormone signal
Nagoya University researchers discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants.

Scientists overcome inaccessibility of caves through molecular genetic approach
An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian from the Dinaric Karst.

'Maria Theresa was a relentlessly strict matriarch'
New biography on the occasion of the empress' 300th birthday -- historian Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger refutes clichés about one of the most powerful women in history: prosecution of Protestants and Jews, cruelty against her own children, hypocrisy at the royal court -- book nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair.

Color change test to help cancer research advance
A simple color changing test to help scientists investigate potential cancer drugs has been developed by University of Bath scientists, allowing research to progress at a much greater speed than has been possible until now.

Group investigates how phototherapy combats neuropathic pain
Low-level laser therapy has been shown by recent studies to be a non-invasive and effective alternative for treating neuropathic pain.

Six High Performance Computing centers to be officially launched at Thinktank
Six High Performance Computing (HPC) centers that will give academics and industry access to powerful computers to support research in engineering and the physical sciences, will be officially launched on Thursday March 30 at the Thinktank science museum in Birmingham.

Longer telomeres protect against diseases of aging: A tale of mice and men
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered a key mechanism that protects mice from developing a human disease of aging, and begins to explain the wide spectrum of disease severity often seen in humans.

The economic case for wind and solar energy in Africa
To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030.

How do some opioids cause severe itching?
With a more accurate understanding of the characteristics and function of the receptor MRGRPX2, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers were also able to create chemical probe that will allow them study the receptor more precisely.

Protein that regulates brain cell connections could be new target for treating Alzheimer's disease
In experiments with a protein called Ephexin5 that appears to be elevated in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients and mouse models of the disease, Johns Hopkins researchers say removing it prevents animals from developing Alzheimer's characteristic memory losses.

Playing to beat the blues: Video games viable treatment for depression
Video games and 'brain training' applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression.

New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time
A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists.

Cells grow more naturally in 'spaghetti'
The usual way of cultivating cells is to use a flat laboratory dish of glass.

ACP issues recommendations to prevent and treat substance use disorders
Internists say substance use disorders related to illicit and prescription drugs, including opioids, are chronic medical conditions treatable through public and individual health interventions.

A new test to rapidly identify worldwide TB infections
A group of scientists from Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C., has teamed up to develop the first rapid blood test to diagnose and quantify the severity of active TB cases.

SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 27th Annual Meeting will host 2,000 scientists from more than 60 countries from May 7-11 to Brussels, Belgium, and feature 1,800 presentations over 81 sessions, including 493 platform presentations and 1,291 poster presentations.

New tool allows analysis of single-cell RNA data in pre-malignant tumours
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute scientists and their collaborators have developed a new analysis tool that showed, for the first time, which genes were expressed by individual cells in different genetic versions of a benign blood cancer.

Carnegie Mellon's CyLab challenges high school students to give hacking a try
Carnegie Mellon University aims to build a talent pipeline into the cyber workforce by introducing computer security skills to middle and high school students through picoCTF, a free, online hacking contest that starts March 31, 2017.

Why are primates big-brained? NYU researchers' answer is food for thought
Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of NYU anthropologists indicates.

How randomness helps cancer cells thrive
In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large regions of the human genome have built-in variability in reversible epigenetic modifications made to their DNA.

Our aging scientific workforce raises concerns
The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study.

Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom
Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties.

Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply
Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus.

Emotion: An important link to HIV prevention in black adolescents with mental illnesses
Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental illnesses?

A big leap toward tinier lines
A new interface control technique for block co-polymer self-assembly developed at MIT could provide long-sought method for making even tinier patterns on microchips with lines just 9 nanometers wide.

A little nudge may provide a big boost to flu vaccination rates
Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination.

Of Star Trek, Mark Twain and helmets: 15 new species of wasps with curious names
Fifteen new species of parasitic wasps have been described from the Neotropics.

Rising flood insurance costs growing burden to communities and homeowners in New York City
Flood insurance is already difficult to afford for many homeowners in New York City, and the situation will only worsen as flood maps are revised to reflect current risk and if the federal government continues to move toward risk-based rates, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the RAND Corporation.

Pioneering project to start 'small deposit' mining revolution receives €7 million funding
A pioneering new project, designed to lead an ethical and sustainable international 'mining revolution', has received a multi-million pound funding boost.

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ecosystem going
The ocean is not the sole source of the fog that sustains life for numerous plants and animals living in Africa's coastal Namib Desert.

Unique wheat passes the test
A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries.

Patent analysis highlights importance of bioactives of saffron
Increased stress levels, sleep disorders and obesity have become hallmarks of present lifestyle.

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus
The genomic replication of the Zika virus (ZIKV) is made possible by its 'NS5' protein.

Liver fully recovers from a low protein diet
Damage caused to the liver by a low protein diet can be repaired, a new study just published in the prestigious journal Nutrition has found.

The electric sands of Titan
Experiments suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, are 'electrically charged.' When the wind blows hard enough, Titan's non-silicate granules get kicked up and start to hop in a motion.

Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
Reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields in California's Sacramento Valley threatens a key stopover site for migratory shorebirds, a Duke-led study shows.

Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria's bioremediation prowess
In a publication in the journal Nature released today (March 27, 2017), scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have solved the structure of an enzyme caught in the act of attacking toluene -- a chemical derived from wood and oil.

Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction, and the fundamental understanding for it is contained in the radiation induced water chemistry that occurs immediately after the interaction.

Scientists discover mechanism that causes cancer cells to self-destruct
A new Tel Aviv University study discloses the role of three proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells while they're dividing.

Hydrogen production: This is how green algae assemble their enzymes
Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have analyzed how green algae manufacture complex components of a hydrogen-producing enzyme.

For the birds: New prediction method sheds brighter light on flight
Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at Stanford University found a new way to precisely measure the vortices -- circular patterns of rotating air -- created by birds' wings during flight.

Unrestricted improvements in fishing technology threaten the future of seafood
A study conducted by ICTA-UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) researcher Eric Galbraith shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change.

Improving memory with magnets
The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic.

Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older
A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus or death.

Friction shapes zebrafish embryos
The biochemical signals that give an embryo its shape have been studied extensively.

GW study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students
Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences found a majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course, with results published in the Teaching and Learning in Medicine journal.

Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production
A team of scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Yale University School of Medicine, among others, have identified a new class of compounds that reduce production of glucose in the liver.

Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital awarded second Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
The Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Minority colorectal cancer patients report higher burden of poor quality-of-life
A study of racial disparities in health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients revealed among several findings, that Hispanics and blacks had a higher burden of poor health-related quality-of-life (HR-QoL) than white patients and that poor HR-QoL resulted in shorter median survival.

Do patients want complementary and alternative treatments and will they pay cash for them?
While complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy are usually offered in outpatient settings, a new study has shown that the majority of hospitalized patients perceived such integrative services to be helpful.

Researchers warn of hazards of smoking and need for wider use of varenicline to quit
More than 35 million Americans are trying to quit smoking.

Kent State chemists create microscopic environment to study cancer cell growth
An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by Kent State University researchers and their colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan, however, may offer new understanding about what turns good cells bad.

Protein transport: The quickest route to the tip
According to a theoretical model developed by physicists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, in cell protrusions, cargo-transporting motor proteins often get in each other's way.

Rare genetic forms of obesity more numerous, diverse than previously thought
In their search of seven databases and analysis of 161 papers, Meyre and his colleagues found that 79 obesity syndromes have been previously reported.

Children, youth born in Canada at higher risk of unintentional gun injury than immigrants
Children and youth born in Canada are at higher risk of unintentional injury from guns compared with immigrant children and youth, although certain subgroups of immigrants and refugees are at higher risk of assault-related injury, found a study published in CMAJ.

NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit.

Transport of molecular motors into cilia
Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization.

The first crowdfunded study in Japan: Micro X-ray observation of a fleshy brittle star
Not only have scientists from Japan performed the first non-destructive morphological observations on the fleshy brittle star, Asteronyx loveni, using micro X-ray tomography, but they also published their research as the first study supported by crowdfunding in the Asian country.

Cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety
A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science.

Mouse in the house tells tale of human settlement
Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and altering the ecological balance in ways that allowed the common house mouse to flourish, new research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates.

NUS Pharmacy team develops 'calculator' to predict risk of early hospital readmission
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel web-based tool that predicts a patient's 15-day readmission risk.

Transgenic plants against malaria
Scientists have discovered a gene that allows to double the production of artemisinin in the Artemisia annua plant.

Mobile gold fingers
Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

The future for people in the Arctic discussed at large international conference
Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic.

'Say it fast, fluent and flawless'
A new doctoral dissertation by Parvin Gheitasi at Umeå University in Sweden explores the different functions of prefabricated phrases in young learners' oral language production.

New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis
MIT researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin.

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes
Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies.

Brain activity can be used to predict reading success up to 2 years in advance
By measuring brainwaves, it is possible to predict what a child's reading level will be years in advance, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Largest ever brain cancer study reveals new secrets to inherited risk
Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest ever study of the disease.

Extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream
Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain -- extreme weather events are occurring more and more often, but now an international team of climate scientists has found a connection between many extreme weather events and the impact climate change is having on the jet stream.

Litter is present throughout the world's oceans: 1,220 species affected
Where is marine litter concentrated, and which species and ecosystems does it affect?

Researchers show p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients
Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

During late life, what's important changes
Supportive late life care improves experience and cost, and model can be replicated.

No 'weekend admission effect' for the elderly sustaining broken hips in the NHS
New research has found NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays.

Gastric medications increase risk for recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection.

Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
IBS scientists observe the real-time ultrafast bonding of lithium ions with the solvents, in the same process that happens during charging and discharging of lithium batteries, and conclude that a new theory is needed.

Zika virus protein mapped to speed search for cure
A study published today reports that a team led by Indiana University scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread.

Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa
Africa's energy demand is expected to triple by 2030. A new Berkeley study shows that the continent's energy needs can be met with renewable power from wind and solar in a way that reduces reliance on undependable hydroelectric power and imported fossil fuels, while at the same time saving money and providing jobs.

New insight into superfluids reveals a storm at the surface
Mathematicians from Newcastle University, UK, have shown for the first time that superfluid helium has a boundary layer, turning a century of understanding on its head.

Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers
Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found.

Subtle steric differences reveal a model for Ni cross-coupling success
Princeton researchers have developed a predictive model may enable challenging metal-catalyzed cross couplings reactions that are indispensable to drug development.

High burden of iodine deficiency found in Israel's first national survey
The first national iodine survey conducted in Israel has revealed a high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis, posing a high risk of maternal and fetal hypothyroidism and impaired neurological development of the fetus in Israel.

'Medicinal food' diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes
Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have led an international study that found -- for the first time -- that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial effect on the immune system and protected against type 1 or juvenile diabetes.

Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams
The increase of devastating weather extremes in summer is likely linked to human-made climate change, mounting evidence shows.

Analysis of antibiotics, appendectomy for uncomplicated appendicitis in kids
An analysis of several studies including 404 pediatric patients suggests antibiotic treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis was safe and effective in the majority of patients but the risk that antibiotic treatment would fail increased in patients with appendicolith, a calcified deposit in the appendix, according to a new article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

Planetary waves, first found on Earth, are discovered on sun
The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the sun, according to a new study led by a scientist at NCAR.

New NIFA study shows capacity funding is a valued investment to states
Today, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a new report that measured the effectiveness of NIFA's investments to our nation's land-grant universities -- investments that benefit the American public through agriculture and food research, extension, and education projects.

Requirements for AEDs in US schools need improvement
Automated external defibrillators are associated with increased survival of sudden cardiac arrest when installed in schools, yet only 17 out of 50 US states require AED installation in at least some of their schools, according to an analysis published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

USDA announces $300,000 in funding available for youth farm safety
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced $300,000 in available funding to support projects that offer farm safety education and certification to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production.

CHLA receives $1.3 million from NIH for undergraduate research training program
Emil Bogenmann, Ph.D., Ed.D., at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, received a five-year renewal grant of $1.3 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide biomedical research training to disadvantaged college undergraduates.

IOF President's Award honors global osteoporosis experts and advocates
Seven leading osteoporosis experts and advocates have received the 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President's Award in recognition of their contributions to IOF and their commitment to advancing education and awareness in the field within their regions.

Study provides path for new immunotherapy approaches to prostate cancer
Prostate cancer, notoriously resistant to immunotherapy due to its immunologically cool nature, triggers two pathways to chill an immune attack after one immunotherapy drug fires up the immune system, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine.

Proteomics helps to understand the influence of genetic variations
How does type 2 diabetes develop? A team of researchers headed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich has come closer to finding an answer to this problem.

Wall lizard becomes accustomed to humans and stops hiding
Habituating to predators or fleeing and hiding are tactics that vary between species.

Evolving 'lovesick' organisms found survival in sex
Being 'lovesick' takes on a whole new meaning in a new theory which answers the unsolved fundamental question: why do we have sex?

Are tree nut allergies diagnosed too often?
A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows about 50 percent of those who thought they were allergic to all tree nuts were able to pass an oral food challenge without a reaction.

Astronomers probe swirling particles in halo of starburst galaxy
Astronomers have used a radio telescope in outback Western Australia to see the halo of a nearby starburst galaxy in unprecedented detail.

How do we get young men in vocational schools to eat healthy?
There are several challenges associated with getting young men in vocational schools to eat healthy.

Longer telomeres may shield mice from age-related human diseases
Researchers in Deepak Srivastava's laboratory at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease hypothesized that mice may be protected from age-associated human diseases due to the relatively longer length of their telomeres, the regions at the end of chromosomes that help guard against deterioration.

Nanocages dramatically facilitate structure formation of biomolecules
Nano-size space help faster folding of molecules and stabilize the structure, which regulates enzyme reactions.

ERC Advanced Grant for Sitta von Reden
The European Research Council selects the Historian of Antiquity's 'Beyond the Silk Road' project for a €2.5 million grant.

Rocks that tell our industrial history
Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Analytical Chemistry have published a study in which they analyze beachrocks, cemented sand formations that have industrial waste, produced as a result of metallurgical activities, trapped inside them.

Kessler Foundation renews collaboration with Children's Specialized Hospital
Kessler Foundation, a global leader in rehabilitation research, and Children's Specialized Hospital have signed a three-year agreement, with a funding level of $2.1 million, to renew their research program for children with disabilities. 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