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Breast cancers enhance their growth by recruiting cells from bone marrow
Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow.
NASA sees stronger Tropical Cyclone 33W headed toward Vietnam
33W was a tropical depression when it crossed the southern and central Philippines.
ECDC issues integrated hepatitis and HIV testing Guidance
Targeted testing to reach those most at-risk of infection is an essential element of any strategy to eliminate viral hepatitis and HIV across the countries in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA).
Ocean circulation in North Atlantic at its weakest
The research co-led by Drs. Christelle Not and Benoit Thibodeau from The University of Hong Kong highlights a dramatic weakening of the circulation during the 20th century understood to be a direct consequence of global warming and associated melt of the Greenland Ice-Sheet.
Exposure of pregnant women to chemical pollutants leaves an imprint on their metabolism
Study reveals novel and reproducible associations between environmental pollutants and metabolic processes in this highly relevant population
Blood pressure: Early treatment advised by US guidelines has no survival benefits
When is high blood pressure dangerous? Medical associations offer widely differing answers.
Ultracold quantum mix
The experimental investigation of ultracold quantum matter makes it possible to study quantum mechanical phenomena that are otherwise hardly accessible.
Scientists find italian ryegrass is resistant to multiple herbicides
A team of scientists set out to determine if the paraquat-resistant population might also be resistant to other postemergence herbicides.
Can Superman trigger heroic helping in people?
Heroes demonstrate extraordinary courage, go to great lengths to help others, and live meaningful lives.
New technology for the first experiment with the greatest source of x-rays in the world
The Flow Focusing technology (also known as GDVN, Gas Dynamic Virtual Nozzle), has been one of the key elements in the success of the first experiments carried out by the European XFEL project.
Scientists designed nanocontainers for bacterial metabolism control
Researchers from ITMO University developed special nanocontainers that can translate the light signal into metabolic changes in bacteria.
NASA finds a cloud-filled eye in Typhoon Man-yi
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Typhoon Man-yi's eye had become cloud-filled.
Fishing companies lose millions of dollars every year and they don't know it
Fishing companies operating worldwide are leaving between $51 billion and $83 billion in unrealized net economic benefits on the table every year due to the overexploitation underperformance of fish stocks, according to new research from the Sea Around Us initiative, the Institute for the Oceans and Fishers at the University of British Columbia, the Fish Tracker initiative and the Sea Around Us - Indian Ocean project.
Canada in the global water world: A UN analysis of capabilities
A new report by UN University's Canadian-based Institute on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) experts offers a critical examination of the capacity of Canada's water sector to meet and help others meet water-related Sustainable Development Goals.

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