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We should use central pressure deficit, not wind speed, to predict hurricane damage
New research provides a physical understanding for why central pressure deficit is a better indicator of economic damage from hurricanes than peak wind speed.
New model may provide insights on neurocognitive disorders caused by HIV
HIV infects certain cells in the brain called microglia, and infected microglia release toxic and inflammatory molecules that can impair or kill surrounding neurons.
Brain imaging reveals ADHD as a collection of different disorders
Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for the cause of the disorder.
Endurance training helpful in recovery from muscle inflammation, new study shows
Endurance training can actually be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gene breakthrough on lithium treatment for bipolar disorder
Genes linked to schizophrenia in psychiatric patients suffering from bipolar disorder are the reason why such patients don't respond to the 'gold standard' treatment for bipolar -- the drug lithium -- according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
Dietary isoflavones linked to increased risk of advanced prostate cancer
Dietary intake of isoflavones was linked with an elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer in a recent International Journal of Cancer study.
Novel approach could limit common complications of immunotherapy
Connecting cancer immunotherapy drugs such as anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD-L1 to peptides that bind to tissues in and around tumors enhanced their effects while limiting adverse events.
NASA sees the end of Tropical Depression 29W
Born from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone 28W, Tropical Depression 29W only lasted a few days before it began rapidly decaying.
A 'virtual wall' that improves wireless security and performance
An inexpensive device could finally solve the problem of improving wireless signal strength and security for indoor spaces with multiple rooms.
Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system
A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown.
Scientists narrow down the search for dark photons using decade-old particle collider data
A fresh analysis of particle-collider data, co-led by Berkeley Lab physicists, limits some of the hiding places for one type of theorized particle -- the dark photon, also known as the heavy photon -- that was proposed to help explain the mystery of dark matter.
New DNA antenatal screening for Down's syndrome shown to be a 'transformational advance'
Medical scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to incorporate DNA analysis into antenatal screening for three serious chromosome disorders, including Down's syndrome, in a way that is far more accurate than existing methods, and safer and less stressful for mothers.
Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric
Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics.
How chronic inflammation tips the balance of immune cells to promote liver cancer
Chronic inflammation is known to drive many cancers, especially liver cancer.
How science has shaped the international response to climate change
The Royal Meteorological Society is publishing a special issue in Weather focused on the science of climatic change.
Japanese researchers discover a novel layered superconductor based on tin and arsenic
Tokyo, Japan - Researchers from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University have recently discovered a novel layered superconductor (NaSn2As2) containing tin (Sn) and arsenic (As) as its major components.
How cells detect, mend DNA damage may improve chemotherapy
Human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Should exercise be what the doctor orders for depression?
More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients' treatment plans, a new study suggests.
New study identifies targets to lessen the effects of alcoholic liver disease
Chronic alcohol consumption causes abnormal fat accumulation in liver cells (steatosis) and liver fibrosis, which can lead to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and sometimes liver cancer.
Early breastfeeding success not affected by epidural pain relief with fentanyl
Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
Paradoxes in microbial economies
In a new paper in Nature Communications, three Santa Fe Institute researchers describe a trio of paradoxical dynamics that can arise in simple microbial economies.
Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'
Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to new research by the universities of Coventry and Oxford.
Early intervention may hold key to treatment of Friedreich's ataxia
Current treatments may be administered too late to target Friedreich's ataxia effectively.
UNSW research on reversing negative effects of maternal obesity
A drug that increases energy metabolism may lead to a new approach to prevent obesity in children born to overweight mothers, UNSW Sydney researchers have found.
Tumor analysis post-surgery provides breakthrough in how patients respond to treatment
University of Leicester and Medical Research Council researchers lead study to monitor effectiveness of drugs on cancer patients.
Cleaning up aquatic pollution with mussels
Scientists and activists alike have been looking for a solution to the problem of aquatic nutrient pollution.
NASA eyes a comma-shaped Tropical Storm Rina
The NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Rina and found that the storm has taken on a tight comma-cloud appearance.
WSU researcher sees huge carbon sink in soil minerals
A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface.
Exposure to chemical during pregnancy may cause health problems for offspring
A chemical called bisphenol A -- BPA -- used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy and cause changes in the gut bacteria of the offspring, according to an international team of researchers.
Can lavender aromatherapy reduce anxiety in surgery patients?
Lavender aromatherapy reduced preoperative anxiety in a study of ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology.
Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities
A new study has documented shifts in Hawaiian bird abundance, breeding and molting based on climate-related changes to native vegetation.
Certain factors are linked to sleep disturbance in patients with diabetes
In a Journal of Advanced Nursing study of 90 adults with type 2 diabetes, female gender, elevated blood sugar levels, neuropathic pain, and fatigue were related to sleep disturbance, even after controlling for factors such as age, diabetes duration, depressive symptoms, and distress.
Fat cells may inactivate chemotherapeutic drug
Adipocytes, or fat cells, can absorb and metabolize the chemotherapeutic agent daunorubicin, reducing the effectiveness of the drug and potentially contributing to poorer treatment outcomes.
The revolt of the Rust Belt may explain Trump's election
A new British Journal of Sociology article explains that Donald Trump's victory was less about the candidate himself and more about a rejection of the Democratic Party by white and black working-class voters across the Rust Belt.
Bringing natural killer cells to the tumor battlefield
By studying melanoma, a highly malignant form of skin cancer, Dr Bassam Janji's research team at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) has revealed a mechanism by which the immunosuppressive environment can be switched to an immunosupportive one.
Virginia Tech researchers explore causes of land cover change in African savannas
Elephants are often blamed for extensive loss of woody vegetation in Northern Botswana, but study results suggest that this may not be the case.
Tracking collars uncover the secrets of baboons' raiding tactics
New research shows how canny baboons in Cape Town use a sit-and-wait tactic before raiding people's homes in search of food.
Size matters: How thrips choose their partners
The bigger the male, the higher his chances to successfully mate -- this applies, at least, to thrips, insects that are hard to recognise with the naked eye.
JRC at COP23: A cleaner, greener planet is both possible and affordable
If countries invest in additional climate mitigation measures, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved and the co-benefits will already offset the costs by 2030.
Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ
The first study of individual variation in visual ability has shown that there is a broad range of differences in people's capability for recognizing and remembering novel objects and has determined that these variations are not associated with individuals' general intelligence, or IQ.
Researchers produce the first draft cell atlas of the small intestine
Researchers have produced a first-draft atlas of the mammalian small intestine's cellular composition.
Researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza
Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus.
Seagrass biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration
Planting multiple seagrass species, rather than a single species, could be better for restoring damaged coastal ecosystems in Indonesia's Coral Triangle.
Wound healing guided by cellular clock
Providing insight into why wound healing outcomes vary depending on the time of the injury, researchers report that fibroblasts -- cells critical to this process -- contribute to healing differently based on cues from their circadian clocks.
Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years
Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years.
Video of blood clot contraction reveals how platelets naturally form unobtrusive clots
The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers a new look at a natural process that is part of blood clotting.
Low value surgical procedures should be avoided to reduce costs and improve patient care
Reducing the use of 'low value' interventions that deliver little benefit is vital to cut healthcare costs.
Genetic discovery another tool in battle against wheat pests
AMARILLO - Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide.
Gender roles in ancient times
Two new studies by Osaka University researchers provide insights on why male and female bodies of the same species differ.
How human cognition can affect the spreading of diseases like Ebola
Psychologists from the University of Sydney and Texas Tech have applied science to health communication and found that the way the message is conveyed can have a significant impact on awareness about diseases, like Ebola, that jump from animals to people.
MSU biologists have found out how long can microorganisms live on Mars
Researchers from Lomonosov MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, have studied the resistance microorganisms have against gamma radiation in very low temperatures.
Cool textiles to beat the heat
Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat.
A gel that does not break or dry out
Researchers have developed a highly robust gel that includes large amounts of ionic liquid.
Scientists find missing clue to how HIV hacks cells to propagate itself
Computer modeling has helped a team of scientists, including several scholars from the University of Chicago, to decode previously unknown details about the 'budding' process by which HIV forces cells to spread the virus to other cells.
Autoimmunity may underlie newly discovered painful nerve-damage disorder
An analysis of the medical records of patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for an often-mysterious condition involving damage to small nerve fibers supports the hypothesis that some cases are caused by autoimmune disease and also identifies the first effective treatment option.
Research examines impact of coral bleaching on Western Australia's coastline
The 2016 mass bleaching event is the most severe global bleaching event to ever be recorded.
New care model closes significant gap in addiction treatment
A new program at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction treatment.
Standards to iron out 'weekend effect' in English hospitals don't make any difference
The introduction of four priority standards for emergency care in hospitals in England has not made any difference to curbing excess deaths on Saturdays and Sundays, known as the 'weekend effect,' reveals the first study of its kind, published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Survival of the least-fit: Antiviral drug selectively targets the nastiest viruses
An antiviral drug that inhibits a virus' replication machinery selectively targets the most aggressive viruses, according to new research that looked at the infection of individual cells by a virus and the consequence of antiviral intervention.
Scientists are developing a compound for a pharmaceutical that stops convulsions
Scientists from RUDN University took an active part in the development of a chemical compound that would help to stop convulsions during epileptic seizures.
Researchers teach computer to recognize emotions in speech
Experts of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics have created an automatic system capable of identifying emotions in the sound of a voice.
Chronic stress hormones may promote resistance to EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer patients
Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Exercise may benefit patients with leg ulcers
A preliminary British Journal of Dermatology study suggests that ulcers in the legs may heal faster with exercise.
Infrared imaging better than touch at detecting defects in protective lead aprons
Infrared thermal imaging is a much better detective, with 50 percent of study participants picking out all holes intentionally drilled into a test apron compared with just 6 percent of participants who detected the same defects using the tactile method, according to research published online Nov.
Sensors applied to plant leaves warn of water shortage
MIT engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves and reveal when the plants are experiencing a water shortage, which could give farmers an early warning when their crops are in danger.
Adolescents use dietary supplements to increase sports performance and improve immunity
Adolescents in developed countries frequently use dietary supplements despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects or drug interactions.
Cooling in high and mid-latitudes led to aridification in Northern Africa
Analyses of ancient plant leaf wax found in the sediments of the Gulf of Guinea told the researchers about rainfall in Cameroon and the central Sahel-Sahara over the past several millennia and showed a rapid aridification around 5500 years before now.
Researchers develop flexible, stretchable photonic devices
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a way to make optically based microchips that can flex and bend like rubber and could be used for skin-mounted diagnostics or flexible strain sensors.
Is there a difference in patient outcomes if a surgeon is involved in overlapping surgeries?
Overlapping surgery, defined as a surgeon's involvement in two operations scheduled at the same or overlapping times, appeared safe for patients undergoing neurosurgery.
Endocrine Society experts examine how diabetes harms body's smallest blood vessels
The Endocrine Society issued a new Scientific Statement today examining how diabetes damages the body's smallest blood vessels as well as how the condition affects the body's natural repair processes designed to protect the eyes, kidneys, nerves and other organs.
Study reveals decadal variation of relationship between EA summer monsoon and ENSO
Owing to the limited available time of the observational data, the related studies of decadal or multidecadal variation of ENSO and East Asian Summer Monsoon (EASM) have their own drawbacks.
Has protecting marine species become a job for statisticians?
Fishermen have no way of separating the fish they catch when they cast their nets at sea.
New 'sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic.
Risk of cardiac and stroke death increases after discontinuing hormone therapy
Hormone therapy (HT) continues to be a hotly debated topic.
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures
From textbooks to artwork to newspapers, printed items are a part of our everyday life.
New silicon probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously
Neuroscientists who want to follow the nervous system's cellular conversations will soon have access to easy-to-use technology that simultaneously monitors neural activity at hundreds of different sites within the brain.
Deep-sea fish reveals twilight trick
A new type of cell has been found in the eye of a deep-sea fish, and scientists say the discovery opens a new world of understanding about vision in a variety of light conditions.
A warbler's flashy yellow throat? There are genes for that
Birds get their bright red, orange and yellow plumage from carotenoid pigments -- responsible for many of the same bright colours in plants.
Nature bests humans at restoring tropical forests
The spontaneous recovery of native tree species is more successful in restoring tropical forests than human interventions like planting seedlings, a new study reports.
A star that would not die
UCSB astrophysicists and LCO astronomers study a supernova that challenges known theories of how certain stars end their lives.
Easing the soil's temperature
Many factors influence the ability of soil to buffer against temperature changes.
Fighting cancer with cancer: 3-D cultured cells could drive precision therapy
Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more than 14,000 women each year in the United States alone.
Study lists foods for fighting rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and progression
Scientists propose a list of foods that can help patients manage rheumatoid arthritis, based on a new comprehensive review of foods with proven long-term beneficial effects on inflammation, joint stiffness and pain, joint destruction and oxidative stress.
Learning two languages does not limit academic potential for Head Start students
Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically, but as a group, these students are often labeled as such, despite differences in their English skills.
Lupus linked with increased risk of dementia
A new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study indicates that the risk of dementia may be elevated in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease affecting a range of systems including the peripheral and central nervous system.
Study reveals racial differences in the use of rehabilitation services
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of 6,309 community-dwelling Medicare enrollees (1,276 of whom reported receiving rehabilitation services in the previous 12 months), the likelihood of receiving rehabilitation services was 1.4-times greater in whites than in blacks.
The key to a nut
Cognitive biologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna tested Goffin cockatoos in a tool use task, requiring the birds to move objects in relation to a surface.
Survey: Parents should be allowed to be present during trauma care
A new national survey by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children found that 90 percent of Americans think parents should be able to stay with their child during treatment of a life-threatening injury or condition.
Star exploded, survived, and exploded again more than 50 years later
It's the celestial equivalent of a horror movie villain--a star that wouldn't stay dead.
In vitro fertilization linked with increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth
A new analysis of published studies found an approximate 80 percent increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth (both before 37 and 34 weeks) when women become pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF) than through spontaneous conception.
Sifting gold from the data deluge
Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have flooded databases and hard drives worldwide with large data sets, but are researchers getting the most they can out of this deluge of data?
Four reasons that could explain ACOs' sluggish savings
Dartmouth Institute researchers paired data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Survey of ACOs to compare performance in the first three years of ACO contracts for three types of ACOs: integrated delivery systems, out-patient-physician-practice ACOs and coalitions of independent hospitals and practices.
Ecological Restoration success higher with natural measures than active measures
In forest restoration, letting nature take its course may be the most effective and least expensive means of restoring biodiversity and vegetation structure of tropical forests.
'Golden' potato delivers bounty of vitamins A and E
An experimental 'golden' potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food for sustenance, new research suggests.
Astronomers discover a star that would not die
An international team of astronomers has made a bizarre discovery; a star that refuses to stop shining.
North Korean nuclear test measured in southwest Germany
The recent nuclear test by the regime in North Korea was even measurable in Southwest Germany.
Probe thinner than a human hair provides high definition recording of brain activity
Scientists have developed a new device that could revolutionise our understanding of the brain by allowing researchers to map the activity of complex neural networks that control behaviour and decision making, in a way never before possible.
Academic performance predicts risk of suicide attempt
In a recent Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica study, poor academic performance, measured as grade point average (GPA) at age 16, was a robust and strong predictor of suicide attempt up to middle age.
Mount Sinai scientists create first mathematical model that predicts immunotherapy success
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.
Star-shaped brain cells orchestrate neural connections
The unique architecture of star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes plays a key role in regulating the development and function of neural synapses in the brain, says new research by Duke University.
UW scientists create a recipe to make human blood-brain-barrier
In a report published this week (Nov. 8, 2017) in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison detail a defined, step-by-step process to make a more exact mimic of the human blood-brain-barrier in the laboratory dish.
How ice in clouds is born
When water droplets freeze in clouds, the structure of the ice crystal isn't necessarily the classic hexagonal snowflake structure.
Wireless handheld spectrometer transmits data to smartphone
A new smartphone-compatible device that is held like a pencil could make it practical to acquire spectral images of everyday objects and may eventually be used for point-of-care medical diagnosis in remote locations.
Research reveals the true impact of diabetic foot ulcers
The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research.
Sports psychologists suffer fear and uncertainty working with elite footballers
Sports psychologists have to cope with 'fear and uncertainty', job insecurity and long working hours when working with elite footballers, research shows.
Boy is given new skin thanks to gene therapy
A medical team at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum's burn unit and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena (Italy) were the first ever to successfully treat a child suffering from extensive skin damage using transplants derived from genetically modified stem cells.
Identify the best drought index to study global drylands
Drought is the world's costliest natural disaster. To monitor, detect and quantify drought, many drought indices have been developed.
Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects
Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of FDA-approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.
Transforming fibrils into crystals
An international team of researchers have discovered a new type of transition in protein folding: amyloid crystals formed from amyloid fibrils by a decrease in energy.
Improving climate observations offers major return on investment
A well-designed climate observing system could help scientists answer knotty questions about climate while delivering trillions of dollars in benefits by providing decision makers information they need to protect public health and the economy in the coming decades.
Clinical trial examines online care for mood, anxiety disorders in primary care
For primary care patients with depression or anxiety, providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program through a collaborative care program was more effective than primary care physicians' usual care for these conditions.
Microbial murder mystery solved
Their findings, published in the journal Cell, reveal that killer cells act methodically, shooting deadly enzymes into bacteria to 'program' a complete internal breakdown and cell death.
Parental sexual orientation and children's psychological well-being
In a Child Development study of 21,103 children aged 4-17 years, those with lesbian and gay parents did not differ from children of heterosexual parents in terms of emotional and mental health difficulties, as assessed on parental questionnaires.
NASA's IMERG adds up heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Damrey
Using a fleet of satellites, NASA calculated the heavy rainfall in Vietnam left by Typhoon Damrey at the beginning of November.
Protect the skin, build barriers: Old acquaintance in a new role
To ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between epidermal cells and a receptor for growth factors is necessary.
Novel nuclear medicine test can identify kidney transplant infection
German scientists have developed a novel nuclear medicine test that can determine whether a kidney transplant patient has developed infection in the transplanted tissue.
A waterway bounces back following the passage of the Clean Water Act
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Heart attacks more likely in those with low blood phosphate levels
Low phosphate in the blood is linked to the risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease, a new study in the journal PLOS One reports.
Primary care consultations last less than 5 minutes for half the world's population
Primary care consultations last less than 5 minutes for half the world's population, but range from 48 seconds in Bangladesh to 22.5 minutes in Sweden, reveals the largest international study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open.
'Bursts' of beta waves, not sustained rhythms, filter sensory processing in brain
Scientists at Brown University have found that people and mice alike use brief bursts of beta brainwaves, rather than sustained rhythms, to control attention and perception.
A new way to mix oil and water
MIT researchers discovered a new way to get oil and water to mix, and stay mixed, by harnessing the condensation of water onto an oil-surfactant mixture.
Misregulated protein breakdown promotes leukemias and brain cancer
An enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of specific amino acids in food plays a key role in the development of leukemias and brain cancer, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now reported in Nature.
Half of UK's kids fib about brushing their teeth
Almost half of UK kids fib to some degree about brushing their teeth, with a fifth trying to trick their parents into thinking they've done the job properly, according to a new survey investigating the tooth brushing habits of the nation.
Researchers from RUDN have created an effective solution for collecting spilled petroleum
Chemists from the RUDN University have synthesized new surfactants and studied their characteristics.
When you're tired, your brain cells actually slow down
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that individual neurons slow down when we are sleep deprived, leading to delayed behavioral responses to events taking place around us.
How the skin becomes inflamed
Publishing online this week in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers at Johns Hopkins report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema.
Walk this way: A better way to identify gait differences
Human traits such as the face, voice, and gait are commonly used for biometric-based person recognition.
Cell phone-based microscope leads to possible strategy for treating river blindness
River blindness, or onchocerciasis, is a disease caused by a parasitic worm (Onchocerca volvulus) found primarily in Africa.
New bioresources for plant peptide hormones using gene editing technology
Peptide hormones are important growth regulators that play various roles in many organisms.

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