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Federal proposals to limit Medicaid funding would hit community health centers hard
Most states that transition to block grant funding for Medicaid -- in which the federal government provides a fixed annual sum -- would see lower revenue for their community health centers that care for Medicaid beneficiaries and other residents. (2019-10-17)
In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. (2019-10-16)
Fully recyclable packaging materials
Plastics have become indispensable items in our everyday lives. But their growing production and use are threatening to pollute the entire planet, in particular the oceans, the final destination for tonnes and tonnes of plastic, a material that may take centuries to disappear. (2019-10-16)
Combination therapies could help treat fatal lung cancers
Combining a new class of drug with two other compounds can significantly shrink lung tumours in mice and human cancer cells, new research shows. (2019-09-18)
Sweet success of parasite survival could also be its downfall
University of York scientists are part of an international team which has discovered how a parasite responsible for spreading a serious tropical disease protects itself from starvation once inside its human host. (2019-09-16)
Danish-American research presents new ways of developing treatment of chronic inflammation
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark in collaboration with researchers from Colorado in the United States have found a new way to treat the inflammation involved in chronic diseases such as psoriasis, asthma and HIV. (2019-08-30)
Delivering immunotherapy directly to brain tumors
A new study published this week gives insight into how cancer immunotherapies might one day be delivered directly to the brain in order to treat brain tumors. (2019-08-29)
Disappearing act: Device vanishes on command after military missions (video)
A polymer that self-destructs? Once a fictional idea, polymers now exist that are rugged enough to ferry packages or sensors into hostile territory and vaporize immediately upon a military mission's completion. (2019-08-26)
OHIO receives $1.7 million grant to study potential treatment for skin cancer
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Ohio University scientists Shiyong Wu and Lingying Tong a five-year $1.7 million grant to advance research on a potential prevention and treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. (2019-08-20)
Drug accelerates blood system's recovery after chemotherapy, radiation
A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem cells after exposure to radiation. (2019-08-15)
Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?
New Haven, Conn. -- Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy to dramatically reduce the recurrence of genital herpes. (2019-08-01)
Expanding the palette
Researchers discover a new phase in block copolymers. (2019-07-30)
Music may offer alternative to preoperative drug routinely used to calm nerves
Music may offer an alternative to the use of a drug routinely used to calm the nerves before the use of regional anaesthesia (peripheral nerve block), suggest the results of a clinical trial, published online in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. (2019-07-18)
An itch to scratch: NCATS, NIDCR scientists identify potential approach to chronic problem
While scientists have some clues to the causes of troubling chronic itch, effective therapies have been elusive. (2019-07-12)
A new way of making complex structures in thin films
Self-assembling materials called block copolymers, which are known to form a variety of predictable, regular patterns, can now be made into much more complex patterns that might someday be useful for making optical or plasmonic devices (in which electromagnetic waves interact with electrons), according to an MIT study. (2019-07-05)
Scissors get stuck -- another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9
Before humans repurposed it as a gene editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9 was a sort of internal immune system bacteria use to defend themselves against phages. (2019-07-01)
How you and your friends can play a video game together using only your minds
UW researchers created a method for two people help a third person solve a task using only their minds. (2019-07-01)
An ion channel with a doorkeeper: The pH of calcium ions controls ion channel opening
Ion channels are pores in the membrane of cells or cell organelles that allow ions to be transported across the membrane. (2019-06-25)
SUTD researchers enhance security in proof of stake blockchain protocols
Proof of Stake Blockchain protocols rely on voting mechanisms to reach consensus on the data, but they can be vulnerable to faults when validators accidentally or maliciously withhold their votes. (2019-06-19)
First step towards a better prosthetic leg? Trip people over and over
The first step a Vanderbilt team took in addressing a challenge in lower-body prosthetics was coming to understand the way people with two legs catch themselves, accomplished by covering test subjects with motion-capturing sensors. (2019-06-19)
CNIO researchers find effective drug combinations for glioblastoma in mice
Glioblastoma is a brain tumour with very poor prognosis. Patients with glioblastoma usually develop resistance to treatments. (2019-06-13)
Identification of protective antibodies may be key to effective malaria vaccine
Researchers from the University of Oxford, along with partners from five institutions around the world, have identified the human antibodies that prevent the malaria parasite from entering blood cells, which may be key to creating a highly effective malaria vaccination. (2019-06-13)
Opioid alternative? Taming tetrodotoxin for precise painkilling
Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a safe pain block. (2019-06-12)
Beta blockers can block the effects of stress and anger in patients prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation
Individuals who are prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation (AF) may benefit from taking beta blockers. (2019-06-04)
Blood pressure and glucose control may prevent common arrhythmia
Blood-pressure and glucose control may be effective in preventing heart block, a common form of arrhythmia, and the subsequent need for a pacemaker, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-05-24)
A new iron-based superconductor stabilized by inter-block charger transfer
A research team from Zhejiang University report the discovery of an iron-based superconductors (IBSC) BaTh2Fe4As4(N0.7O0.3)2, an intergrowth compound between BaFe2As2 and ThFeAsN0.7O0.3, on basis of a block-layer design. (2019-05-16)
Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice
Researchers report that a protein known to be important to protein synthesis also influences muscle regeneration and regrowth in an unexpected manner. (2019-05-06)
URI researchers: Offshore wind farm increased tourism on Block Island
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. (2019-05-06)
New inspection process freezes parts in ice
The University of Cincinnati developed a novel approach that uses ultrasound to inspect additive-manufactured parts by freezing them in a cylinder of ice and exposing them to ultrasonic waves. (2019-05-01)
Order hidden in disorder
Partitioning space into cells with optimum geometrical properties is a central challenge in many fields of science and technology. (2019-04-03)
Porous carbon fiber research one step closer to use in automotive industry
Liu's porous carbon fibers can enable high energy density and high electron/ion charging rates, which are typically mutually exclusive in electrochemical energy storage devices. (2019-02-19)
Nano-droplets are the key to controlling membrane formation
The creation of membranes is of enormous importance in biology, but also in many chemical applications developed by humans. (2019-02-18)
NIST: Blockchain provides security, traceability for smart manufacturing
Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) needed a way to secure smart manufacturing systems using the digital thread , so they turned to the new kid on the block ... blockchain, that is. (2019-02-11)
Lefty or righty molecules lend a hand to material structures
Researchers construct block copolymers that follow the chirality of their basic elements as they self-assemble into larger structures. (2019-02-11)
Scientists discover new type of self-healing material
A research group from RIKEN and Kyushu University has developed a new type of material, based on ethylene, which exhibits a number of useful properties such as self-healing and shape memory. (2019-02-07)
A hidden route for fatty acids can make cancers resistant to therapy
Researchers from the lab of Prof. Sarah-Maria Fendt at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology now demonstrate that certain tumor cells use an alternative -- previously unexplored -- pathway to produce fatty acids. (2019-02-06)
Ferroelectric polymers made more versatile
The ferroelectric polymer PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) has interesting properties and could be used to store information or energy. (2019-02-05)
Researchers create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure
Chemistry researchers use block copolymers to create first carbon fibers with uniform porous structure. (2019-02-01)
Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests
MIT cancer biologists have discovered a mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: The tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune system to create an inflammatory environment that in turn helps the tumor cells to proliferate. (2019-01-31)
MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga
Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line. (2019-01-30)
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