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August 01, 2018
Travel times affect neurocritical care unit nurse staffing levels
For specialist nurses on neurocritical care units, accompanying patients for imaging scans and other procedures has a major impact on nurse staffing ratios, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, official journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.

Nature holds key to nurturing green water treatment facilities
The quest to develop greener and more affordable methods to treat wastewater has taken a new, innovative twist.

3D-Printed implants shown to help grow 'real bone'
Chemically coated, ceramic implants successfully guided the regrowth of missing bone in lab animals while 'steadily dissolving,' researchers report.

Harmless or hormone disorder? A new test enables quick diagnosis for drinking by the liter
Drinking excessive amounts of fluids can be a medically unremarkable habit, but it could also signify a rare hormone disorder.

Fishing fleets travelling further to catch fewer fish
Industrial fishing fleets have doubled the distance they travel to fishing grounds since 1950, which means that they are now able to reach 90 percent of the global ocean, but are catching only a third of what they did 65 years ago per kilometer traveled.

Baby talk words build infants' language skills, study shows
The more baby talk words that infants are exposed to the quicker they grasp language, a study suggests.

Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat
Images of baby animals reduces people's appetite for meat say researchers, who found that the effect is much stronger for women than for men.

Individual training of parents is best for small children with ADHD
A major research project from Aarhus University and the Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Risskov, Denmark in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, University of Nottingham, UK and Kings College London highlights that individual behavioral treatment and support for parents who have preschool children with ADHD is significantly better than what is currently routinely offered in Danish Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Sunscreen for dancing molecules
This study is the first to use heavy water (D2O) - a form of water that contains deuterium (D) instead of hydrogen - in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

'Blurred face' news anonymity gets an artificial intelligence spin
Researchers in Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) have devised a way to replace the use of 'blurring' faces in news reports when anonymity is needed.

Lung cancer mortality rates among women projected to increase by over 40 percent by 2030
The global age-standardized lung cancer mortality rate among women is projected to increase by 43 percent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries.

Ketamine has potential therapeutic role in adolescents with treatment-resistant depression
A new study has shown a significant average decrease in the Children's Depression Rating Scale (42.5 percent) among adolescents with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) who were treated with intravenous ketamine.

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans
Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the oceans.

NASA satellite finds Jongdari a Tropical Depression
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found Tropical Depression Jongdari was still being battered by wind shear.

Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several greenhouse gases are emitted as common plastics degrade in the environment.

Intensive outpatient therapy shows rapid reduction of veterans' PTSD symptoms
New research shows that military veterans who participated in a three week, intensive outpatient treatment program for PTSD saw rapid and clinically meaningful improvements, adding the growing body evidence that several hours of therapy over several consecutive days could be an important step in addressing the unmet mental health needs of tens of thousands of military veterans.

Insight into loss processes in perovskite solar cells enables efficiency improvements
In perovskite solar cells, charge carriers are mainly lost through recombination occurring at interface defect sites.

Nine out of 10 people caring for a family member with dementia don't get enough sleep
More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

NASA satellite finds 16W now subtropical
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found 16W was still being battered by wind shear after transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone.

Insight into catalysis through novel study of X-ray absorption spectroscopy
An international team has made a breakthrough at BESSY II.

Deportation and family separation impact entire communities, researchers say
The deportation and forced separation of immigrants has negative effects that extend beyond individuals and families to entire communities in the United States, according to a division of the American Psychological Association.

Chirality switching in biomineral structures
Researchers at McGill University have discovered a mechanism by which helical biomineral structures can be synthesized to spiral clockwise or counterclockwise using only either the left-handed or right-handed version of a single acidic amino acid.

Trees travelling west: How climate is changing our forests
Many studies on the impacts of global temperature rise have suggested that the range of trees will migrate poleward and upward.

Birds categorize colors just like humans do
For a reddish-beaked bird called the zebra finch, sexiness is color-coded.

As temperatures rise, Earth's soil is 'breathing' more heavily
The vast reservoir of carbon stored beneath our feet is entering Earth's atmosphere at an increasing rate, according to a new study in the journal Nature.

On-chip optical filter processes wide range of light wavelengths
MIT researchers have designed an optical filter on a chip that can process optical signals from across an extremely wide spectrum of light at once, something never before available to integrated optics systems that process data using light.

UTSA research confirms fecal bacteria contaminated surface water after Hurricane Harvey
Research by a civil and environmental engineering professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has substantiated that Hurricane Harvey caused high levels of fecal contamination to be introduced into waterways draining into the Gulf of Mexico and impairing surface water quality.

Medical researchers from MSU suggested a new approach of targeted cancer therapy
A team from the Faculty of Medicine, MSU has analysed a link between the p53 protein, tumor dissemination and 'cell suicide' and discussed possible approaches to predict metastases development and their treatment.

Gas sensing gut pill beats breath test diagnosis
Findings show the revolutionary gas-sensing capsule, which provides real time detection and measurement of gut gases, could surpass breath testing as the benchmark for diagnosing gut disorders.

Animals and fungi enhance the performance of forests.
In addition to the diversity of tree species, the variety of animal and fungus species also has a decisive influence on the performance of forests.

Scientists identify new mechanisms underlying pediatric kidney cancer
Connecting two previously unrelated insights about the formation of pediatric kidney cancer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the means by which the cancer continues to grow, providing potential targets for more effective treatments in the future.

Researchers uncover molecular mechanisms of rare skin disease
Scientists describe a group of proteins that protect cells from a subtype of human papilloma virus.

Can we predict the long-term outcome of boys with ADHD?
A study published in the August 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(JAACAP) reports on a group of boys diagnosed with ADHD in childhood (when they were, on average, 8 years old) and followed into adulthood (when they were in their early 40s).

Frequent sauna bathing has many health benefits, new literature review finds
A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that sauna bathing is associated with a reduction in the risk of vascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive diseases, nonvascular conditions, such as pulmonary diseases, mental health disorders, and mortality.

Racial diversity increases student leadership skills, especially for white students
Universities prepare students to enter the professional workforce, but they also develop the next generation of leaders to head up organizations and drive social change.

What makes diamonds blue? Boron from oceanic crustal remnants in Earth's lower mantle
Blue diamonds -- like the world-famous Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History -- formed up to four times deeper in the Earth's mantle than most other diamonds, according to new work published on the cover of Nature.

Exenatide treatment alleviated symptoms of depression in patients
Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), such as depression, apathy, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and sensory symptoms, can have a greater impact on health-related quality of life than motor deficits.

Innovative technique converts white fat to brown fat
Increasing healthy brown fat might help weight management and reduce symptoms of diabetes.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to have a child with autism
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely than other women to have an autistic child, according to an analysis of NHS data carried out by a team at Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre.

Number of opioid prescriptions remains unchanged, Mayo Clinic research finds
Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many US patients, research led by Mayo Clinic finds.

Makeup of an individual's gut bacteria may play role in weight loss, Mayo study suggests
A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens.

BioBits: Teaching synthetic biology to K-12 students
As biologists have probed deeper into the genetic underpinnings of life, K-12 schools have struggled to provide a curriculum that reflects those advances.

Liverpool researchers find treatment for ultra-rare disease
A new study published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, conducted by a Liverpool based research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, has identified the drug that treats the extremely rare genetic disease alkaptonuria (AKU).

Discovery gives cystic fibrosis researchers new direction
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) started out trying to catalogue all the different cells in the airway and the paths they take to become those cells.

BIDMC study determines risk factors for opioid misuse
When opioids are prescribed following surgery, approximately four percent of the general patient population will continue using opioids for an extended time period.

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth
Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist.

Nowhere to hide: Molecular probe illuminates elusive cancer stem cells in live mice
After a primary tumor is treated, cancer stem cells may still lurk in the body, ready to metastasize and cause a recurrence of the cancer in a form that's more aggressive and resistant to treatment.

Tech takes on cigarette smoking
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking.

Large supercrystals promise superior sensors
Supercrystals grown from tiny particles of gold have finer sensing capabilities than those commonly used to detect the chemicals in drugs or explosives.

UTMB researchers successfully transplant bioengineered lung
A research team at the University of Texas Medical Branch have bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs with no medical complication.

Latent TB treatment: Shorter is better
Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) revealed that a shorter treatment was safer and more effective in children and adults compared to the current standard.

Politicization and prioritization in the judiciary
In ''The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Introduce Ideology into Judicial Selection,'' published in the Journal of Law and Economics, Adam Bonica and Maya Sen analyze how and why American courts become politicized.

Estrogen therapy may still hold the key to fight specific ER resistant breast cancers
Estrogen treatment promotes apoptotic death in cancer cells through balanced upregulation of liganded and non-liganded pathways of estrogen receptor activation.

Soil phosphorus availability and lime: More than just pH?
Plants can't do without phosphorus. But there is often a 'withdrawal limit' on how much phosphorus they can get from the soil.

Study finds blind people depend on timing cues for some spatial awareness
It's a popular idea in books and movies that blind people develop super sensitive hearing to help navigate the world around them.

Questioning conventional understanding of antifreeze proteins
Scientists have discovered that an ice-binding protein (fcIBP) from the sea ice microalga does not fit in the conventional classification of ice-binding proteins, suggesting unknown mechanisms behind its antifreeze property.

Microscale superlubricity could pave way for future improved electromechanical devices
A new joint Tel Aviv University/Tsinghua University study finds that robust superlubricity can be achieved using graphite and hexagonal boron nitride, which exhibit ultra-low friction and wear.

Fast, cheap and colorful 3D printing
People are exploring the use of 3D printing for wide-ranging applications, including manufacturing, medical devices, fashion and even food.

Rice University study: How firefighters and others take leaps of faith
A study of firefighters in the United States breaks new ground in understanding how groups of workers -- especially those in high-risk occupations -- are able to take leaps of faith.

Smarter cancer treatment: AI tool automates radiation therapy planning
Beating cancer is a race against time. Developing radiation therapy plans -- individualized maps that help doctors determine where to blast tumours -- can take days.

Placenta barrier-on-a-chip could lead to better understanding of premature births
More than one in 10 babies worldwide are born prematurely, according to the World Health Organization.

Muslim, Protestant scientists most likely to experience, perceive religious discrimination
Muslim and Protestant scientists are more likely than other U.S.

DIY robots help marine biologists discover new deep-sea dwellers
A multidisciplinary group of engineers, marine biologists, and roboticists have developed a sampling device that is soft, flexible, and customizable, which allows scientists to gently collect different types of organisms from the sea without harming them.

Breast tissue tumor suppressor PTEN: A potential Achilles heel for breast cancer cells
A highly collaborative team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ohio State University report in Nature Communications that they have identified a novel pathway for connective tissue PTEN in breast cancer cell response to radiotherapy.

Active substance raises hopes of curing hepatitis E
An international team of researchers has now found a possible active substance against the virus in the naturally occurring substance silvestrol.

Inexpensive biology kits offer hands-on experience with DNA
To help students gain a better grasp of biological concepts, MIT and Northwestern University researchers have designed educational kits that can be used to perform experiments with DNA, to produce glowing proteins, scents, or other easily observed phenomena.

A protein could be key to preserving heart function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The brain-derived neurotrophic factor protein, known to be vital for brain function, might hold the key for preserving heart function in children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Common evolutionary origins between vertebrates and invertebrates revealed
Tsukuba-centered researchers elucidated the evolutionary origins of placodes and neural crests, which are defining features of vertebrates, through lineage tracing and genetic analysis in Ciona intestinalis, a marine invertebrate animal.

Synthetic suede gives high-end cars that luxury feel
Leather car seats were once synonymous with luxury, but these days, synthetic suede is becoming the material of choice for high-end automobiles.

NASA scientist reveals details of icy Greenland's heated geologic past
By mapping the heat escaping from below the Greenland Ice Sheet, a NASA scientist has sharpened our understanding of the dynamics that dominate and shape terrestrial planets.

Multi-feature based brain network improves auto-diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have developed a new method for constructing personal brain networks using multiple structural features to improve the accuracy of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Both long term abstinence and heavy drinking may increase dementia risk
People who abstain from alcohol or consume more than 14 units a week during middle age (midlife) are at increased risk of developing dementia, finds a study in The BMJ today.

Behavioral nudges lead to striking drop in prescriptions of potent antipsychotic
Letters targeting high prescribers of Seroquel (quetiapine), an antipsychotic with potentially harmful side effects in the elderly, significantly reduced the number of prescriptions for patients in Medicare.

Otago researcher claims new study a step forward in fight to eliminate tuberculosis
The McAuley Professor of International Health at the University of Otago is labelling the findings of new international collaborative research a step forward in the fight to eliminate the world's top infectious disease killer, tuberculosis.

Yeast grow -- but can't always breed -- with their sixteen chromosomes fused into two
Baker's yeast survive and grow after a drastic reorganization, not of their genes, but of the chromosome superstructures that house, protect and control access to their DNA code.

Newly discovered crossbill species numbers few
As might be expected for a recently discovered bird species in the continental United States -- only the second in nearly 80 years -- the Cassia crossbill is range-restricted, occurring in just two small mountain ranges on the northeast edge of the Great Basin Desert.

Computer simulations predict the spread of HIV
In a recently published study in the journal Nature Microbiology, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory show that computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of HIV across populations, which could aid in preventing the disease.

Single-payer plan in New York could cover all without increasing spending
The New York State Assembly has passed a bill that would create a single-payer plan providing coverage to all state residents.

India needs 'giant leap' to meet 2030 targets in reducing child mortality rates
IIASA researchers have found that almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set out under Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) for 2030, while a third will not meet the target for under-five mortality rates.

Sex problems among middle-aged Canadians common, University of Guelph study reveals
Researchers found nearly 40 per cent of women and almost 30 per cent of men between the ages of 40 and 59 face challenges in their sex lives.

After 60 years, scientists uncover how thalidomide produced birth defects
More than 60 years after the drug thalidomide caused birth defects in thousands of children whose mothers took the drug while pregnant, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the drug first became apparent: how did the drug produce such severe fetal harm?

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2018
These are ORNL story tips: Residents' shared desire for water security benefits neighborhoods; 3-D printed molds for concrete facades promise lower cost, production time; ORNL engineered the edges of structures in 2-D crystals; chasing runaway electrons in fusion plasmas; new tools to understand U.S. waterways and identify potential hydropower sites; and better materials for 3-D printed permanent magnets could last longer, perform better.

Mapping endangered red knots' remote breeding habitat
Red knots make an amazing journey from their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic to their winter habitat in South America and back each year.

Hospital-associated bacterial species becoming tolerant to alcohol disinfectants
A multidrug-resistant bacterial species that can cause infections in hospitals is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in handwash disinfectants, a new study finds.

Sharing parenting leads to healthier young, beetle study finds
Animals who share the burden of raising young tend to have healthier offspring than animals who do so alone

Integrated sensor could monitor brain aneurysm treatment
Implantation of a stent-like flow diverter can offer one option for less invasive treatment of brain aneurysms - bulges in blood vessels -- but the procedure requires frequent monitoring while the vessels heal.

Advanced microscopy technique reveals new aspects of water at the nanoscale level
A new microscopy technique developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago allows researchers to visualize liquids at the nanoscale level -- about 10 times more resolution than with traditional transmission electron microscopy -- for the first time.

Challenges around childbearing owe to dissatisfaction among surgical residents
Refined mentorship programs, further education and understanding are cited as necessary to improve work-life balance

Arctic cyclone limits the time-scale of precise sea-ice prediction in Northern Sea Route?
Climate change has accelerated sea-ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean, leading to new opportunities for summer commercial maritime navigation along the Northern Sea Route.

One in 3 youth who break the law identify as LGBTQ
Adolescents who identified as non-heterosexual are significantly over-represented among first-time offenders, according to a new study that examined sexual orientation, gender expression and mental health among adolescents who are involved in the justice system, but are not incarcerated.

Monsoon rains found to be beneficial to underground aquifers
Using a combination of field instrumentation, unmanned aerial vehicles and a hydrologic model, a team of researchers from Arizona State University and the Jornada Long Term Ecological Research Program of the National Science Foundation has been studying the fate of monsoon rainfall and its impact on groundwater recharge in the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome dissatisfied with medical care
A US-based survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, points to distrust and lack of social support from healthcare providers as major contributing factors in their negative medical care experiences, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society.

NASA's GPM sees Tropical Storm Hector forming
Tropical storm Hector was forming in the eastern Pacific Ocean southwest of Mexico when the GPM core observatory satellite passed over on July 31.

Drugs for heart failure are still under-prescribed, years after initial study
This study found that many people with heart failure do not receive the medications recommended for them under guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America.

Sole dictator-led countries make tempting target for certain investors
Dictatorships, especially ones that are led by a sole dictator, may seem like risky places for investments.

UCF professor discovers a first-of-its-kind material for the quantum age
A UCF physicist has discovered a new material that has the potential to become a building block in the new era of quantum materials, those that are composed of microscopically condensed matter and expected to change our development of technology.

Climate change-driven droughts are getting hotter, UCI study finds
In a study published today in Science Advances, researchers at the University of California, Irvine report that temperatures during droughts have been rising faster than in average climates in recent decades, and they point to concurrent changes in atmospheric water vapor as a driver of the surge.

New technique uses templates to guide self-folding 3D structures
Researchers have developed a new technique to control self-folding three-dimensional (3D) structures.

Microscopic imaging pierces the 'black box' of cancer bone metastasis
Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have engineered a system allowing microscopic monitoring and imaging of cancer that has spread to the bone in mice so they can better understand and develop treatment for bone metastasis in humans.

Study: Alzheimer's drug may stop disease if used before symptoms develop
Biologists have gained new understanding of how Alzheimer's disease begins, and how it might be halted using a current medication.

Understanding soil through its microbiome
Soil is full of life, essential for nutrient cycling and carbon storage.

Breaking up 'fatbergs': UBC engineers develop technique to break down fats, oil and grease
Cooking oil and similar waste can clog pipes, harm fish and even grow into solid deposits like the 'fatbergs' that recently blocked London's sewage system.

Researchers discover new type of lung cell, critical insights for cystic fibrosis
Researchers identified a rare cell type in airway tissue, previously uncharacterized in the scientific literature, that appears to play a key role in the biology of cystic fibrosis.

NewcCompetition for MOFs: Scientists make stronger COFs
Hollow molecular structures known as COFs suffer from an inherent problem: It's difficult to keep a network of COFs connected in harsh chemical environments.

Fruitful discoveries: The power to purify water is in your produce
A study of more than a dozen foods shows how fruit and vegetable peels can be used as a natural, low-cost way to remove pollutants such as dyes and heavy metals from water.

Innovation and speculation drive stock market bubble activity, according to new study
A group of data scientists conducted an in-depth analysis of major innovations and stock market bubbles from 1825 through 2000 and came away with novel takeaways of their own as they found some very distinctive patterns in the occurrence of bubbles over 175 years.

US opioid use not declined, despite focus on abuse and awareness of risk
Use of prescription opioids in the United States has not substantially declined over the last decade, despite increased attention to opioid abuse and awareness of their risks, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

Scientists find holes in light by tying it in knots
A research collaboration including theoretical physicists from the University of Bristol and Birmingham has found a new way of evaluating how light flows through space -- by tying knots in it.

Financial checkup should be part of health screenings for childhood cancer survivors
Adult survivors of childhood cancer should be screened for financial problems that might cause them to delay or skip medical care or to suffer psychological distress.

Only 10 percent of non-dialysis kidney patients ever see a dietitian
In patients with chronic kidney disease, medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression and significantly reduce healthcare costs.

Novel drug cocktails strengthen targeted cancer therapies while lessening side effects
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that certain drug cocktails help targeted therapies attack cancer more efficiently while lessening common side effects, according to a study published today in Cancer Research.

Epigenetic immune cell diagnostic tool helps detect diseases in newborns not currently identified
A novel diagnostic approach using epigenetic immune monitoring to screen newborns for inherited diseases could expand the number of life-threatening immune deficiencies identified in newborns, as well as advance treatment for HIV patients in low-resource countries.

Measure of belly fat in older adults is linked with cognitive impairment
Data from over 5,000 adults over the age of 60 indicates that as waist:hip ratio increases, so does cognitive impairment.

Study: In darters, male competition drives evolution of flashy fins, bodies
Scientists once thought that female mate choice alone accounted for the eye-catching color patterns seen in some male fish.

Distrust of power influences choice of medical procedures
Many individuals, also in Germany, prefer to resort to the techniques used in complementary and alternative medicine, even though they may have been expressly warned against these.

Troubled waters
Research concludes that wealthy nations are responsible for almost all of trackable industrial fishing across the global oceans.

Drexel's polymer pill proves it can deliver
Selecting the right packaging to get precious cargo from point A to point B can be a daunting task.

Harmful dyes in lakes, rivers can become colorless with new, sponge-like material
A team led by the University of Washington has created an environmentally friendly way to remove color from dyes in water in a matter of seconds.

Optical secrets of disulfide nanotubes are disclosed by Lomonosov MSU Scientists
The findings allow consideration of tungsten disulfide nanotubes as a platform for developing new concepts in nanotube-based photonic devices.

A soft, on-the-fly solution to a hard, underwater problem
Studying the animals that live in the deep ocean is notoriously difficult, especially because the underwater equipment that exists for sampling them is designed for marine oil and gas exploration and frequently damages the delicate creatures they're trying to capture.

Pinpointing a molecule for sea lamprey control
A team of scientists has identified a single molecule that could be a key in controlling invasive sea lampreys.

Researchers turn powerful, viscous disinfectants into breathable mist for the first time
A team of San Diego researchers have developed a device that diffuses potent disinfectants for airborne delivery.

Sunscreen chemicals in water may harm fish embryos
For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer.

A breakthrough for understanding GBM: Origin cells for deadly brain tumors identified
A new study by KAIST researchers identified where the mutation causing glioblastoma starts.

Real or crocodile tears? Psychopaths may not know the difference
New research has found people with high levels of psychopathic traits have difficulty telling when someone is genuinely afraid or upset, based on people's facial expressions. 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