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October 04, 2018
New display design could make lightweight, compact smart glasses a reality
Researchers have developed a fundamentally new approach to a see-through display for augmented reality, or smart glasses.

Thirteen ocean solutions for climate change
Over a dozen international researchers from the Ocean Solutions Initiative -- including scientists from the CNRS, IDDRI, and Sorbonne University -- have evaluated the potential of 13 ocean-based measures to counter climate change.

Latin may help students bridge their native language with English
Researchers found that teaching English Learners -- students who aren't fluent in English and often come from homes where a language other than English is spoken -- the Latin roots of words helped them problem solve the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Synthetic training models provide equivalent physiologic stress response in learners
A study from the University of Minnesota Combat Casualty Training Consortium shows no significant differences between the use of live tissue models and synthetic training models in the learners' stress level.

Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary
A study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines.

Pilot study: Migraine can be treated without medicine
By slightly changing the body's own molecules using a small inhaler, certain migraine patients can either cut down on medication or do without it completely.

Weight loss drug shows positive effect on diabetes
'Now we report that, when added to lifestyle interventions, lorcaserin significantly reduced incidence of diabetes, increased rates of diabetes remission, and reduced the risk of diabetic microvascular complications.'

Fungus provides powerful medicine in fighting honey bee viruses
A mushroom extract fed to honey bees greatly reduces virus levels, according to a new paper.

NASA puts together a composite of Tropical Storm Kong-Rey
NASA's IMERG combines data from many satellites to provide a look at rainfall occurring around the world.

At-risk teens and young adults overlooked during opioid crisis
Teens and young adults who have injected drugs are at risk for contracting hepatitis C, but most aren't tested and therefore don't receive life-saving treatment, according to a national study being presented at IDWeek 2018.

Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas
In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesised an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cells.

The FASEB Journal: Animal study suggests ketone supplement more effective for weight loss
A study published in The FASEB Journal found that ketone supplementation decreased body fat and body weight in mice placed on a high-fat diet.

UMN researchers use 3D technology to identify optimal stem cells for transplantation
Muscular dystrophy is a condition which causes muscle weakness and decreased mobility, caused by defects in a person's genes.

Researchers detect high-energy rays from powerful star system
An international collaboration of scientists at the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma Ray Observatory, including Segev BenZvi and Chang Rho at the University of Rochester, has, for the first time, detected extremely high-energy gamma rays from a powerful star system--a microquasar known as SS 433.

Conflict management improves ICU team knowledge, mindfulness and awareness
The intensive care unit is a stressful place, and conflicts invariably arise.

Smoking cessation: a genetic mutation involved in relapse
Why is it so difficult to stop smoking? Why do some people relapse months after giving up?

Light makes Rice University catalyst more effective
Scientists at Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics have demonstrated a new catalyst for making clean-burning hydrogen from ammonia.

Decoding the regulation of cell survival -- A major step towards preventing neurons from dying
An interdisciplinary and international research group led by Dr. Volker Busskamp from the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden at the TU Dresden (CRTD) has decoded the regulatory impact on neuronal survival of a small non-coding RNA molecule, so-called miRNA, at the highest resolution to date.

Amazon rainforest conservation victories spill losses to neighbors
New research suggests that protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation may just be shifting the damage to a less renowned neighbor.

Uncovering the exquisite choreography of the developing human heart
How do you mend an injured heart? We don't yet know -- but the answer is likely to lie in how the heart builds itself in the developing embryo, one cell at a time.

The homing instinct of relocated snakes
A pioneering study by the University of Kent on the effects of relocating adders due to development has found that males will disperse from their release site -- with one even going so far as to return to his original home.

Potential treatment could stop knee and spine osteoarthritis, Krembil scientists say
Scientists at the Krembil Research Institute have developed a novel therapeutic treatment that has the potential to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis in its tracks.

HKBU study: Sunscreen chemicals harm fish embryos and could pose risk to humans
A HKBU has detected an extensive amount of sunscreen chemicals in seawater that could pose a risk to human health.

Rethinking lethality in youth suicide attempts
First suicide attempts are more lethal than previously realized, reports a study of children and adolescents published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP).

Every cell has a story to tell in brain injury
Traumatic head injury can have widespread effects in the brain, but now scientists can look in real time at how head injury affects thousands of individual cells and genes simultaneously in mice.

Tarragon supplements may make healthy women gain weight
Russian tarragon and bitter melon supplements may be less helpful for women than men when it comes to combating metabolic syndrome, whose symptoms include high blood sugar, high blood pressure and excess fat around the waist.

New DNA tool predicts height, shows promise for serious illness assessment
A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people's height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer.

Climate change efforts should focus on ocean-based solutions
The first broad-scale assessment of ocean-based measures to reduce atmospheric CO2, counteract ocean warming and/or reduce ocean acidification and sea-level rise shows their high potential to mitigate climate change and its impacts.

Scientists find old antibiotic may selectively kill dangerous skin cancer cells
An old antibiotic, called nifuroxazide, could selectively kill dangerous cells within melanomas -- the deadliest type of skin cancer -- scientists from the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have found.

Mortality in septic shock has improved since the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines in 2004
A study from Mount Sinai West concludes that the overall mortality in septic shock has improved in the decade following the introduction of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines.

Synthetic DNA-encoded checkpoint inhibitor antibodies advance cancer immunotherapy
Wistar scientists and collaborators demonstrate for the first time that through engineering constructs, they can express DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting CTLA-4, an important cancer checkpoint molecule that blocks anti-cancer immunity.

Ghost objects in the sky
Gamma ray bursts are thought to accompany the explosion of a massive star, but astronomers probably detect a small percentage because the collimated burst must point directly at Earth.

Primary tropical forests are best but regrowing forests are also vital to biodiversity
Even after 40 years of recovery, secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests, a new study reveals.

Part-organic invention can be used in bendable mobile phones
Engineers at The Australian National University (ANU) have invented a semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can convert electricity into light very efficiently, and it is thin and flexible enough to help make devices such as mobile phones bendable.

Report outlines cancer risk among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States
The cancer burden in Puerto Rico, a US territory with a 99 percent Hispanic population, is substantially different from that of Hispanics in the continental US, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

Neutrons scan magnetic fields inside samples
With a newly developed neutron tomography technique, an HZB team has been able to map for the first time magnetic field lines inside materials at the BER II research reactor.

New study evaluates efficacy of PET imaging to manage chronic liver diseases
While liver biopsies are powerful and reliable, they are also invasive, painful, limited and subject to complications.

CREDO's first light: The global particle detector begins its collection of scientific data
Now everyone can become co-creator and co-user of the largest detector of cosmic ray particles in history - as well as a potential co-discoverer.

Experts develop guide for getting more LTC residents immunized
A summit convened by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program (NAVP) has resulted in a roadmap for advancing immunization efforts in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

More wet and dry weather extremes projected with global warming
Global warming is projected to spawn more extreme wet and dry weather around the world, according to a Rutgers-led study.

New analysis shows seagrass meadows in Guam have decreased by 22 percent
As the oceans warm and humans migrate to or grow in numbers in coastal areas of the world, scientists are increasingly keeping an eye on ocean seagrasses and their decline.

What you can't see can hurt you
Engineers from the University of Utah's School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house.

What would it take to turn Boston harbor into tea? (video)
On December 16, 1773, the Boston tea party protestors threw more than 340 chests full of tea -- the equivalent of about 18 and a half million teabags -- into the harbor.

Chemotherapy may lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle
Chemotherapy drugs to treat breast cancer may promote muscle mitochondrial dysfunction, according to new research.

NASA/JAXA's GPM satellite examines upgraded Hurricane Leslie
When Tropical Storm Leslie strengthened into a hurricane, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the rates in which rain was falling throughout the stronger storm.

UCLA researchers discover aggressive prostate and lung cancers are driven by common mechanisms
UCLA researchers have discovered a common process in the development of late-stage, small cell cancers of the prostate and lung.

AI could predict cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer's Disease in the next five years
A team of scientists has successfully trained a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer's disease.

Successful mouse couples talk out infidelity in calm tones
The quality of conversations between California mice couples after one partner has been unfaithful can help predict which mouse pairs will successfully produce a litter of mouse pups and which males are good fathers, according to a study published recently by the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution in a special issue on the evolution of monogamy.

Pyramid-shaped brain cells provide algorithm for us to recognize, categorize food
Brain regions best known for recognizing the potential horror of a hurricane also help us recognize, appreciate and categorize our food, scientists report.

Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival
Researchers investigated the skeletal remains of more than 30 individuals where minor and serious injuries were evident, but did not lead to loss of life.

Enhancement of piezoelectric properties in organic polymers all in the molecules
The inability to alter intrinsic piezoelectric behavior in organic polymers hampers their application in flexible, wearable and biocompatible devices, according to researchers at Penn State and North Carolina State University, but now a molecular approach can improve those piezoelectric properties.

Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds
The age-old adage 'I'll sleep on it' has proven to be scientifically sound advice, according to a new study which measured changes in people's brain activity and responses before and after a nap.

NASA sees Hurricane Walaka battering Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Hurricane Walaka in infrared light as continued to lash the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Central Pacific Ocean.

Why huskies have blue eyes
DNA testing of more than 6,000 dogs has revealed that a duplication on canine chromosome 18 is strongly associated with blue eyes in Siberian Huskies, according to a study published Oct.

Detecting fake news, at its source
A machine learning system aims to determine if a news outlet is accurate or biased.

Significant barriers facing homeless adults in accessing quality end-of-life care
Terminally-ill homeless adults and their care providers must surmount many obstacles in the receipt and provision of palliative care, according to a University of Toronto scoping review of the available grey and peer-reviewed literature on this topic, published online this week in OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying.

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do
MIT researchers have now devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do.

Malaria parasites adapt to mosquito feeding times, study shows
Malaria parasites have evolved to be most infectious at the time of day when mosquitoes feed, to maximise their chances of being spread.

Efavirenz in HIV-positive pregnant women, risk of neurological condition in children
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a vital treatment that helps prevent a pregnant woman from passing HIV to her baby, but one type of ART medication may increase the risk the child will develop a neurological condition, according to new research being presented at IDWeek 2018.

Genomic study finds a new role for microRNAs as predictors of Crohn's disease progression
A new study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers and has found that a set of biomolecules known as microRNAs, specifically microRNA-31 (miR-31), can help predict which patients with Crohn's disease are at higher risk for the development of severe problems that may require surgical removal of the large intestine.

Low-dose aspirin may lower ovarian cancer risk
Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to new research led by Harvard T.H.

Appetite-suppressant lorcaserin decreases risk of developing diabetes and induces remission of high blood sugar in obese and overweight patients
New research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, and published in The Lancet, shows that the appetite-suppressant drug lorcaserin decreases risk of developing diabetes and increases the rates of remission of high blood sugar.

Rewriting the textbook on how steroid hormones enter cells
A discovery by scientists at UC Riverside may open up new ways to control steroid hormone-mediated processes, including growth and development in insects, and sexual maturation, immunity, and cancer progression in humans.

In its final days, Cassini bathed in 'ring rain'
Nearly one year after Cassini burned up in Saturn's atmosphere, scientists report that the spacecraft successfully collected 2,700 bits of dust from the planet's rings.

Mouse study mirrors human findings that link chemotherapy and APOE4 to cognitive issues
A chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat breast cancer alters brain structure and function in mice that express the human APOE4 gene, known to significantly increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study led by Georgetown investigators.

Solving a medical mystery: Cause of rare type of dwarfism discovered
For children born with Saul-Wilson syndrome, and their parents, much of their lives are spent searching for answers.

Gastric banding as effective as metformin in slowing prediabetes, type two diabetes
People with prediabetes or new-onset type 2 diabetes who had gastric banding, a type of bariatric surgery for weight loss, had similar stabilization of their disease to those who took metformin alone, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.

High-risk HPV linked to improved survival in cervical cancer
The presence of the human high-risk papillomavirus (HPV) in the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer is linked to a greatly improved prognosis compared with if high-risk HPV cannot be identified in the tumour, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine.

Duvelisib has marked response, survival benefit in difficult-to-treat leukemia and lymphoma
For some patients with difficult-to-treat leukemia and lymphoma, the investigational oral medicine duvelisib may significantly improve disease outcomes, according to phase III trial data published today in the journal Blood.

NASA takes powerful Hurricane Sergio's temperature
Infrared light provides scientists with temperature data and that's important when trying to understand the strength of storms.

Living organisms find a critical balance
Biologists know a lot about how life works, but they are still figuring out the big questions of why life exists, why it takes various shapes and sizes, and how life is able to amazingly adapt to fill every nook and cranny on Earth.

Physician experts highlight research ahead of Otolaryngology's Annual Meeting
The latest research on ear health, head and neck cancer, sleep-disordered breathing, rhinology and allergy, facial plastics, laryngology and swallowing disorders, endocrine surgery, and other topics related to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery will be presented in Atlanta, Ga., October 7-10, during the 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.

Viruses influenced gene sharing between Neanderthals and humans
Human evolution used to be depicted as a straight line, gradually progressing from an ape-like ancestor to modern Homo sapiens.

Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset
Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar.

Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems
Some people suffer unpredictable bouts of abdominal pain and constipation.

Post-treatment surveillance frequency not related to improved lung cancer patient survival
Study findings sourced by the National Cancer Database published in Annals of Surgery also do not show that more frequent surveillance improved survival following lung cancer recurrence.

Dynamin-binding protein linked to congenital cataracts
A new study has found compelling evidence that links dynamin-binding protein (DNMBP) to congenital bilateral cataracts and severe vision loss.

Researchers develop combined data model to better evaluate for mild cognitive impairment
A new study has shown that by combining imaging and neuropsychological testing, one can more accurately assess the cognitive status of individuals.

Clemson researcher warns of spread of homemade steroids
A Clemson University researcher recently published insights into homemade steroids and steroid trafficking through a study of federal court cases.

Sequencing RNA in 20,000 Cardiac cells reveals insights into heart development and disease
Scientists using a powerful new technology that sequences RNA in 20,000 individual cell nuclei have uncovered new insights into biological events in heart disease.

Research affirms the power of 'we'
New research at UC Riverside has greatly magnified the body of evidence asserting that the pronouns we use foretell good relationship outcomes.

Scientists use prenatal testing samples to complete the largest genetic study yet in China
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of over 140,000 women in China, the largest-scale genetic analysis of Chinese people to date, using data from non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to assemble a representative sample of the whole population.

VLA sky survey reveals first 'orphan' gamma ray burst
Object in distant galaxy most likely is a gamma ray burst whose beams of gamma rays were pointed away from Earth and thus not detected.

Mechanical ventilation 'no increased risk' of mortality in pregnant patients
Researchers in Columbia, South America, conducted a retrospective observational study within six hospitals to identify risk factors of maternal mortality in mechanically ventilated pregnant patients.

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females
In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead to increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in females.

Even small gifts boost business
If a sales agent brings their customer a small gift, the customer is much more likely to make a purchase, a study by the university of Zurich has shown.

Modern humans inherited viral defenses from Neanderthals
Neanderthals passed along genetic defenses against viral diseases to modern humans when the two species interbred 50,000 years ago.

Scientists develop a new way to remotely measure Earth's magnetic field
By zapping a layer of meteor residue in the atmosphere with ground-based lasers, scientists in the US, Canada and Europe get a new view of Earth's magnetic field.

The constructive role of noise
Noise can induce spatial and temporal order in non-linear systems, which helps to detect and amplify weak external signals that are difficult to detect by conventional amplifiers, according to an international team composed of researchers from Germany, China and Spain in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a participant.

Triple dual therapy significantly improves lung function, quality of life in COPD patients
The InforMing the PAthway of COPD Treatment (IMPACT) study was conducted to assess the benefits of triple versus dual therapy in patients with COPD.

Analysis reveals genomic effects of a new cancer treatment now in clinical trials
A twist on the molecular mechanism of how a new cancer drug works could aid in better identifying the best treatments for patients for an array of cancers.

Would you rather die of liver failure or live with HIV?
In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world's first intentional liver transplant from a mother living with HIV to her critically ill HIV negative child, who had end-stage liver disease.

Evidence mounts linking aspirin to lower risk of ovarian cancer
A new study found that women who reported taking a low-dose aspirin every day had a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer compared to nonaspirin users.

Species-rich forests store twice as much carbon as monocultures
Species-rich subtropical forests can take up on average twice as much carbon as monocultures.

Gas stations vent far more toxic fumes than previously thought
A study led by environmental health scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the release of vapors from gas station vent pipes, finding emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations used to determine how close schools, playgrounds, and parks can be situated to the facilities.

'Double agent' in the immune system may make us vulnerable to bacterial infections
Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered the role of an immune system double agent.

In comments on Medicare fee schedule proposal, AGS calls for putting older people first
In a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and described today in an extensive editorial published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15651), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) voiced strong opposition to a proposal that would significantly change the way physicians and other qualified health care professionals are paid for Evaluation and Management (E/M) services under Medicare.

First evidence of fatal infection of white-tailed sea eagles with avian influenza
The most common unnatural causes of death in white-tailed sea eagles are lead poisoning and collisions with trains.

Windier wind farms
You've probably seen them, perhaps on long roadtrips: wind turbines with enormous, hypnotic rolling blades, harnessing the clean power of wind for conversion into electric energy.

Latest insights into Saturn's weird magnetic field only make things weirder
Some of the last data from the Cassini mission reveals more structure in Saturn's magnetic field, but still no answer as to how it formed.

Tales from 141,430 and one genomes
Non-invasive prenatal testing potentially provides a wealth of genetic information, but the quality of the DNA sequencing is poor -- only about 10 percent coverage per genome.

Mayo researchers ID potential new treatment for one type of triple-negative breast cancer
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified the drug estradiol as a potential new treatment for a subset of women with triple-negative breast cancer.

Researchers link gut bacteria to heart transplant success or failure
In a new study, researchers have found that the gut microbiome appears to play a key role in how well the body accepts a transplanted heart.

Flexible piezoelectric acoustic sensors for speaker recognition
A KAIST research team has developed a machine learning-based acoustic sensor for speaker recognition.

Astronomers discover sonic boom from powerful unseen explosion
A team of astronomers has detected the sonic boom from an immensely powerful cosmic explosion, even though the explosion itself was totally unseen.

Genome of Japanese insect delicacy sheds light on history of the earth
Japanese scientists have shed light on the evolutionary biology and distribution of Stenopsyche caddisflies a common insect in Japanese rivers and a local delicacy.

Gram-negative bacteria increase mortality, vasopressor use and ICU admission
Alterations to the respiratory microbiome have been identified as a predisposing factor of interstitial lung diseases (ILD).

Observations challenge cosmological theories
Since the big bang, less galaxy clusters have formed over time than was actually expected.

Using personal data to predict blood pressure
Engineers at UC San Diego used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.

New wristband provides personalised and real-time tracking of UV exposure
Researchers from the University of Granada and RMIT University in Melbourne have developed personalised and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous.

Mass. General-led study supports aspirin's ability to reduce liver cancer risk
The results of a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators support evidence from previous studies suggesting the regular use of aspirin can reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer -- also called hepatocellular carcinoma.

Women are less likely to receive lung protective tidal volumes when being considered as a lung donor
A study presented at the CHEST Annual Meeting 2018 in San Antonio examined the adherence to lung protective ventilation and whether there were sex specific differences in mechanical ventilation strategies.

Newly detected microquasar gamma-rays 'call for new ideas'
The first-ever detection of highly energetic radiation from a microquasar has astrophysicists scrambling for new theories to explain the extreme particle acceleration.

Large-scale wind power needs more land, causes more climatic impact than previously thought
In two papers, Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the United States would require five to 20 times more land area than previously thought, and if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental United States by 0.24 degrees Celsius.

Nanoparticles to treat snakebites
Venomous snakebites affect 2.5 million people, and annually cause more than 100,000 deaths and leave 400,000 individuals with permanent physical and psychological trauma each year.

Teaching wild birds to sing a new tune
Like toddlers learning to speak, young birds learn to sing by listening to the voices of adults.

Cracking the (reimbursement) code: Hard work, big changes covering care we need with age
A new editorial from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) outlines how several key health services--from those for managing chronic care to those for assessing cognitive health -- came to be recognized as part of Medicare through an important but oft unsung facet of geriatrics expertise: its leaders' engagement in building a better public policy environment to support the care we all need as we age.

Immune cell variations contribute to malaria severity
An MIT study offers a possible explanation for why some people are more likely to experience a severe, potentially fatal, form of malaria.

Amputation injury is communicated to opposing limbs
In research that extends knowledge about the physiology of regeneration and wound repair, Tufts University biologists have discovered that amputation of one limb is immediately reflected in the bioelectric properties of the contralateral, or opposing, un-damaged limb of developing frogs.

Common genetic toolkit shapes horns in scarab beetles
Horns have evolved independently multiple times in scarab beetles, but distantly related species have made use of the same genetic toolkit to grow these prominent structures, according to a study publishing Oct.

ESMO 2018 Congress curtain raiser
Reporters are invited to follow the ESMO 2018 Congress, the leading international oncology event in Europe, Oct.

HZB researchers are used to boost the efficiency of silicon solar cells
The efficiency of a solar cell is one of its most important parameters.

Molecular guardians monitor chromosomes during cell division
One of the worst things that can happen to a cell is to end up with the wrong number of chromosomes.

Female representation in the CHEST Fellowship on the rise
Achieving fellow status in medical societies is an important benchmark for academic success.

Teachers' views on LGBQ students are changing
Over the past decade, the American school environment has become slightly more receptive towards students who identify as being either lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer (LGBQ). 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