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UMN research identifies potential proteins to target in osteosarcoma treatment
New models developed at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota reveal the genes and pathways that, when altered, can cause osteosarcoma. The information could be used to better target treatments for the often-deadly type of cancer. The new research is published in Nature Genetics. (2015-05-27)

Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, IU study finds
A new study from the Indiana University Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing's Center for Complex Networks and Systems explores 'sleeping beauties,' research papers that remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact upon the scientific community. (2015-05-25)

New test detects drug use from a single fingerprint
Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, noninvasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determine whether cocaine has been ingested, rather than just touched. (2015-05-15)

How our view of what makes us happy has changed in 80 years
In 2014 Sandie McHugh and Professor Jerome Carson repeated the Mass Observation survey by asking people from the town, via the Bolton News, to complete a questionnaire that repeated the questions from 1938 as closely was possible. She then compared the new findings with those from 1938. (2015-05-04)

Fossils inform marine conservation
Fossils help predict which animals are likely to go extinct. Scientists combine information from the fossil record with information about hotspots of human impact to pinpoint animal groups and geographic areas of highest concern for marine conservation. (2015-04-30)

Hundreds of cancer possibilities arise from common skin mole mutation
A team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly melanomas. (2015-04-23)

3-D human skin maps aid study of relationships between molecules, microbes and environment
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences produced 3-D maps of molecular and microbial variations across the body. These maps provide a baseline for studies of the interplay between the molecules that make up our skin, our microbiomes, our personal hygiene routines and other environmental factors. The study, published March 30 by PNAS, may help further our understanding of the skin's role in human health and disease. (2015-03-30)

Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides
Researchers compared growth of two Gardenia jasminoides cultivars -- slow-growing and challenging 'Radicans,' and fast-growing 'August Beauty' -- at various volumetric water content thresholds to determine how irrigation could be applied more efficiently without negatively affecting plant quality. Results indicated that the cultivars responded similarly to volumetric water thresholds in terms of plant growth. The study contains recommendations for optimal thresholds that can allow for more efficient irrigation without having a negative impact on growth. (2015-03-23)

Men's preference for certain body types has evolutionary roots
Prehistoric and evolutionary influences appear to shape men's expressed preference for women with a curvy backside. (2015-03-19)

Public lecture, press room, Twitter, and more: CNS 2015 conference only 2 weeks away
Innovations in Mind and Brain Science... The 22nd annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in San Francisco is only two weeks away! It will feature the latest research on neuroprosthetics, aging, memory, language and learning -- in 50+ talks and 1,000+ posters. Register now or follow the meeting online. (2015-03-13)

Add nature, art and religion to life's best anti-inflammatories
Taking in such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling or Schubert's 'Ave Maria' may give a boost to the body's defense system. UC Berkeley researchers have linked positive emotions - especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art and spirituality - with lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. (2015-02-03)

Meteorite may represent 'bulk background' of Mars' battered crust
NWA 7034, a meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is like no other rock ever found on Earth. It's been shown to be a 4.4 billion-year-old chunk of the Martian crust, and according to a new analysis, rocks just like it may cover vast swaths of Mars. (2015-01-30)

How do moisturizers work? (video)
The cold weather of winter can also mean dry, cracked skin. Many reach for the moisturizer to keep their skin soft, but how do these products actually work? Before you head to the beauty aisle, Reactions has the answers in this week's episode. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdNPiW4ZULk. (2015-01-27)

Technique reveals age of planetary materials
The key to understanding the geologic history of the Solar System is knowing the ages of planetary rocks. Researchers have developed an instrument that is not only capable of dating rocks, but also is composed entirely of technology that can be miniaturized for spaceflight. (2015-01-20)

Joslin discovery may hold clues to treatments that slow aging
In a study published today by Nature, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center used a microscopic worm, C. elegans, to identify a new path that could lead to drugs to slow aging and the chronic diseases that often accompany it -- and might even lead to better cosmetics. (2014-12-15)

Physicists explain puzzling particle collisions
An anomaly spotted at the Large Hadron Collider has prompted scientists to reconsider a mathematical description of the underlying physics. By considering two forces that are distinct in everyday life but unified under extreme conditions, they have simplified one description of the interactions of elementary particles. Their new version makes specific predictions about events that future experiments should observe and could help to reveal 'new physics,' particles or processes that have yet to be discovered. (2014-12-10)

Experimental gene therapy successful in certain lymphomas and leukemia
Study results of CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor therapy using the Sleeping Beauty non-viral transduction system to modify T cells has demonstrated further promise in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies. (2014-12-08)

Syracuse physicist helps discover subatomic particles
A physicist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences is the lead contributor to the discovery of two never-before-seen baryonic particles. The finding, which is the subject of a forthcoming article in Physical Review Letters, is expected to have a major impact on the study of quark dynamics. (2014-11-19)

Why women buy magazines that promote impossible body images
A new study reveals the secret of how some fashion and beauty magazines continue to attract devoted audiences, even though they glamorize super-thin models that would seem to taunt normal-sized women. (2014-11-05)

Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Have you ever noticed you find your candidate for political office more attractive than the opponent? New research from Cornell University shows you're not the only one. (2014-10-15)

Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-led study
Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. (2014-10-07)

Former fashion photographer celebrates beauty in human diversity
Award-winning fashion photographer Rick Guidotti crisscrossed the globe taking photos for renowned clients such as Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon and GQ. Now, he uses his eye for beauty to capture images of children and adults with genetic, physical, cognitive and behavioral differences. Guidotti will share photos he has taken of children with conditions ranging from autism to Fragile X syndrome during a keynote address at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition. (2014-10-06)

New absorber will lead to better biosensors
Northwestern University's Koray Aydin designed a new nanostructure that absorbs ultranarrow bands of light spectrum and can be used in a number of applications, including the creation of more sensitive biosensors. (2014-10-01)

Who are the men and boys suffering from anorexia?
A new study by researchers from the University of Montreal reveals the current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys. 'Our results show that there appear to be similarities between the behavioral symptoms of males and females, but certain particularities can be identified in males, especially related to personality, gender identity, and sexual orientation,' says Laurence Corbeil-Serre, lead author of the study. (2014-09-29)

Muslim headscarf may buffer against negative body image among women
Researchers have found that British Muslim women who wear a hijab generally have more positive body image, are less reliant on media messages about beauty ideals, and place less importance on appearance than those who do not wear a hijab. These effects appear to be driven by use of a hijab specifically, rather than religiosity. (2014-09-02)

Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite
Was Mars -- now a cold, dry place -- once a warm, wet planet that sustained life? Research underway at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory may one day answer those questions -- and perhaps even help pave the way for future colonization of the Red Planet. By analyzing the chemical clues locked inside an ancient Martian meteorite known as Black Beauty, Florida State University professor Munir Humayun and an international research team are revealing the story of Mars' ancient, and sometimes startling, climate history. (2014-08-27)

One secret of ancient amber revealed
The warm beauty of amber was captivating and mysterious enough to inspire myths in ancient times, and even today, some of its secrets remain locked inside the fossilized tree resin. But for the first time, scientists have now solved at least one of its puzzles that had perplexed them for decades. Their report on a key aspect of the gemstone's architecture appears in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry. (2014-07-09)

Study shows restored immunity for cancer-related fungal infections
A study at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center used the Sleeping Beauty gene transfer system to modify T cells in hopes of fighting major life-threatening infections caused by invasive Aspergillus fungus. (2014-07-07)

Study examines aesthetic nasal tip projection, rotation in white women
A nasal tip rotation of 106 degrees was considered the most aesthetic in a study of young white women, although what defines beauty for white faces is not necessarily applicable to the faces of other races or ethnicities. (2014-06-26)

'Trophy wife' stereotype is largely a myth, new study shows
New research by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows the trophy wife stereotype is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women's careers. (2014-06-17)

Mars mineral could be linked to microbes
Scientists have discovered that living organisms on Earth were capable of making a mineral that may also be found on Mars. (2014-05-19)

Playing outside could make kids more spiritual
Children who spend significant time outdoors could have a stronger sense of self-fulfillment and purpose than those who don't, according to new Michigan State University research linking children's experiences in nature with how they define spirituality. (2014-05-01)

Visual scholar speaks on history of plastic surgery in World War I
The University of Houston has invited distinguished visual scholar David M. Lubin, the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University, to deliver the lecture, 'Behind the Mask: WWI, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution,' at 4:00-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 10. (2014-03-31)

P&G Beauty to present advancements in skin care technologies at annual AAD Meeting
Research presented by P&G Beauty scientists at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology offers insights into new ingredient formulations and effective skin care routines. (2014-03-21)

Cosmetic treatment can open the door to bacteria
Many people have 'fillers' injected into their facial tissue to give them 'bee-stung lips' or to smooth out their wrinkles. Unfortunately, a lot of cosmetic treatment customers experience unpleasant side effects in the form of tender subcutaneous lumps that are difficult to treat and which -- in isolated cases -- have led to lesions that simply will not heal. Research recently published by the University of Copenhagen now supports that, despite the highest levels of hygiene, this unwanted side effect is caused by bacterial infection. (2014-03-11)

Leading researchers discuss beauty and explanation of mathematics
Are mathematical beauty and mathematical explanation related in any way? This question is posed to philosophers, mathematicians and mathematics educators from across the globe when they meet at UmeƄ University in Sweden during 10 to 12 March. (2014-03-03)

Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music
People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. (2014-02-12)

Trees grow faster and store more carbon as they age
Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The finding that most trees' growth accelerates as they age suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere. (2014-01-15)

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants
A 100-million-year old piece of amber has been discovered which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant -- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period -- with one of them in the process of making some new seeds for the next generation. (2014-01-02)

The fashion scout and the cop: Scanning the streets with similar methods for different targets
University of Cincinnati research compares practices used by fashion industry casting directors to the New York City Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk program. (2013-11-19)

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