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UM study: Kodiak bears track salmon runs in Alaska
Research from the University of Montana found bears greatly extend their use of salmon resources by migrating from one run to another. (2016-05-31)

Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Researchers from MIT and UC Berkeley tracked traffic in Boston and San Francisco with cell tower and GPS data and analyzed bottlenecks. Their computer analysis suggested a possible strategy for relieving traffic tie-ups: instead of asking all drivers to reduce their driving during commute hours, target those communities whose drivers contribute most to congestion. (2012-12-20)

Do earthquakes have a 'tell'?
Northwestern University data scientists and seismologists could potentially forecast strong earthquakes through algorithms designed to detect and monitor 'deep tremor.' (2017-10-05)

Drug combination for treatment resistant depression no more effective than single
A large clinical trial published in the British Medical Journal today, looked at the effectiveness of adding mirtazapine to an SSRI or SNRI in patients who remain depressed after at least six weeks of conventional (SSRI or SNRI) antidepressant treatment. They found that this combination was no more effective in improving depression than placebo and call on doctors to rethink its use. (2018-11-01)

Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer
Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, concludes the first robust research analysis to examine the association. (2018-04-10)

Island volcano monitoring system tested at Nishinoshima
In October 2016 a Japanese research team tested a newly-developed island volcano monitoring system in the seas around Nishinoshima, where eruptions have been continuing since November 2013. (2016-12-08)

GPs trained in compression ultrasonography accurately diagnose deep vein thrombosis
General practitioners trained in compression ultrasonography accurately diagnose deep vein thrombosis. (2017-11-16)

Early use of antibiotics in elderly patients with UTIs associated with reduced risk of sepsis
Prescribing antibiotics immediately for elderly patients with urinary tract infections is linked with a reduced risk of sepsis and death, compared with patients who receive antibiotics in the days following diagnosis, or none at all. (2019-02-27)

Yellowstone's 'landscape of fear' not so scary after all
After wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s, some scientists thought the large predator reestablished a 'landscape of fear' that caused elk, the wolf's main prey, to avoid risky places where wolves killed them. But according to findings from Michel Kohl and Dan MacNulty, Yellowstone's 'landscape of fear' is not as scary as first thought. (2018-06-22)

SwRI develops system to legally test GPS spoofing vulnerabilities in automated vehicles
Southwest Research Institute has developed a cyber security system to test for vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other technologies that use GPS receivers for positioning, navigation and timing. (2019-04-30)

Important foraging hotspots for loggerhead turtle rookery identified
Simona Ceriani, tenured research scientist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, today published a new study that finds sea turtles are what they eat - but where they eat may be even more important. Females who eat in southern areas tend to have more offspring. (2017-12-04)

Greenland's southwest ice sheet particularly sensitive to warming
The ice fields of southwest Greenland are becoming particularly sensitive to a climate cycle called the North Atlantic Oscillation as global warming proceeds. The largest sustained ice loss in Greenland from early 2003 to mid-2013 came from summertime melting of the ice fields in southwest Greenland. As global warming progresses, southwest Greenland will become a major contributor to sea level rise, the researchers report in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-01-24)

Daily rainfall over Sumatra linked to larger atmospheric phenomenon
In a new study led by atmospheric scientist Giuseppe Torri at the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), researchers revealed details of the connection between a larger atmospheric phenomenon, termed the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and the daily patterns of rainfall in the Maritime Continent. (2019-09-20)

Children's nutrition influenced by local neighborhoods
In an innovative study, Dr. Gilliland and his team used GPS technology to provide evidence that adolescents' exposure to junk food outlets during trips to and from school affects their likelihood of making a junk food purchase. (2016-06-21)

Satellites to profile weather, improve forecasts through GPS
A revolutionary, globe-spanning satellite network called COSMIC will furnish round-the-clock weather data, monitor climate change, and improve space weather forecasts by intercepting signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS). Nearly 100 scientists from over a dozen countries are meeting in Boulder on August 21-23 to help plan the use of data from this mission. Operations will begin in 2005. (2002-08-20)

Surface lakes cause Antarctic ice shelves to 'flex'
The filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability. (2019-02-13)

EarthScope announces top 10 discoveries list
What are the 10 most influential, revolutionary, unexpected, or just plain amazing discoveries from EarthScope's 15-year history? (2019-02-14)

One step closer to defining dark matter, GPS satellite atomic clocks on the hunt
One professor who studies the earth and one who studies space came together in the pursuit to detect and define dark matter. They are one step closer. Using 16 years of archival data from GPS satellites that that orbit the earth, the University of Nevada, Reno team looked for dark matter clumps in the shape of walls or bubbles and which would extend far out beyond the GPS orbits, the solar system and beyond. (2017-11-01)

Flood detection a surprising capability of microsatellites mission
Hurricanes bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to coastal communities, a potent combination that can lead to devastating damage. (2018-07-26)

Should the number of GP's patient consultations be capped?
The British Medical Association recently proposed guidance to cap the number of patients a GP sees each day to prevent unsafe working levels, but should this be recommended? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today. (2018-05-09)

GPs need training to tackle chronic opioid use
GPs must be better-equipped to support patients to manage the psychological challenge of reducing their opioid use -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The recommendation is part of a toolkit being launched today to help GPs reduce the amount of opioids they prescribe. The toolkit outlines seven areas of best practice to tackle chronic opioid use -- based on international research evidence, the experiences of health organisations and individual practitioners. (2019-05-12)

Should gluten-free foods be available on prescription?
In The BMJ this week, experts debate whether gluten-free prescriptions for people with coeliac disease should be removed. (2017-01-10)

Istanbul: Seafloor study proves earthquake risk for the first time
Istanbul is located in close proximity to the North Anatolian fault, a boundary between two major tectonic plates where devastating earthquakes occur frequently. Using an autonomous measuring system on the seafloor, researchers of the GEOMAR, Kiel, together with colleagues from France and Turkey, have now for the first time measured deformation underwater and detected a considerable build-up of tectonic strain below the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. (2019-07-08)

More hospital doctors are opting to retire early
Hospital doctors in England and Wales are increasingly choosing to take early retirement, figures released to The BMJ by the NHS Business Services Authority in response to a freedom of information request show. (2018-09-04)

A talk with your GP may prevent cardiovascular disease
Having a general practitioner (GP) who is trained in motivational interviewing may reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. But only if you do not already have diabetes or are at risk of developing it. This is shown by a new randomised study from Aarhus University. (2020-04-14)

Memory complaints and cognitive decline: Data from the GuidAge study
A memory complaint, also called Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD), is a subjective disorder that appears to be relatively common, especially in elderly persons. The reports of its prevalence in various populations range from approximately 10% to as high as 88%, although it is generally thought that the prevalence of everyday memory problems lie within the range of 25% to 50%. (2017-11-13)

Home-based blood pressure monitoring should be commonplace in NHS, say researchers
General practitioners should encourage patients with hypertension to monitor their blood pressure at home and use those readings in their day-to-day care, recommend a team of experts. (2018-02-28)

Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according to a new report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. (2019-02-15)

Modeling future earthquake and tsunami risk in southeast Japan
Geoscience researchers at UMass Amherst, Smith College and the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology unveil new, GPS-based methods for modeling earthquake-induced tsunamis for southeast Japan along the Nankai Trough. A Nankai-induced tsunami is likely to hit there in the next few decades, says lead author Hannah Baranes at UMass Amherst, and has the potential to displace four times the number of people affected by the massive Tohoku tsunami of 2011. (2018-04-02)

Some sections of the San Andreas Fault system in San Francisco Bay Area are locked, overdue
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep. Three fault sections -- Hayward, Rodgers Creek and Green Valley -- are nearing or past their average recurrence interval, according to the study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. (2014-10-13)

GPs not dissatisfied with performance related pay, study finds
Linking GPs' pay to their performance has no discernible effect on their job satisfaction, a University of Manchester study of almost 2,000 UK doctors over a four-year period has found. (2016-12-08)

Humans are causing mammals to increasingly adopt the nightlife
Human activity is driving many mammals worldwide to be more active at night, when they are less likely to encounter humans, a new study reveals. (2018-06-14)

Rice U. scientists uncover relationship between tremors, water at the Cascadia margin
Rice University researchers find evidence of water escaping during subduction and infiltrating sedimentary material related to small tremors that occur beneath the Pacific Northwest of the United States. (2018-10-25)

Fall in GP antibiotic prescribing has been slowest for older patients and those with an unclear diagnosis
GP in England are prescribing fewer antibiotics and when they prescribe them they are increasingly choosing drugs that target a narrow range of organisms rather than broad spectrum antibiotics, suggests new research from King's College London published online in BMJ Open. (2019-07-09)

NASA's SDO captures image of mid-level flare
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. 4, 2017. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. (2017-09-05)

Predicting eruptions using satellites and math
Volcanologists are beginning to use satellite measurements and mathematical methods to forecast eruptions and to better understand how volcanoes work, shows a new article in Frontiers in Earth Science. (2017-06-28)

Protecting the wild: Baylor professor helps to minimize recreation disturbance to wildlife
In a cover story published this week in the Ecological Society of America's premier journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Kevin J. Gutzwiller, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, and co-authors harnessed existing technology to help recreation ecologists and managers better understand and minimize those recreation disturbances to wildlife. (2017-11-03)

Replicating peregrine falcon attack strategies could help down rogue drones
Researchers at Oxford University have discovered that peregrine falcons steer their attacks using the same control strategies as guided missiles. The findings could be applied to the design of small, visually guided drones that can take down other 'rogue' drones in settings such as airports or prisons. (2017-12-04)

'Quantum radio' may aid communications and mapping indoors, underground and underwater
NIST researchers have demonstrated that quantum physics might enable communications and mapping in locations where GPS and ordinary cellphones and radios don't work reliably or even at all, such as indoors, in urban canyons, underwater and underground. (2018-01-02)

Reindeer adapt to climate change by eating seaweed
The arctic archipelago of Svalbard is already experiencing dramatic effects from climate change. A new study shows how these changes can force wild reindeer to graze on seaweed, a strategy that increases their likelihood of survival -- and is recorded in their poop. (2019-04-24)

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