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Genes for Good project harnesses Facebook to reach larger, more diverse groups of people
In 2015, a group of researchers hypothesized that our collective love of Facebook surveys could be harnessed for serious genetic studies. (2019-06-13)
Novel communications architecture for future ultra-high speed wireless networks
SEARCHLIGHT project radically rethinks wireless architectures for highly scalable ultra-dense millimeter-wave networks. (2019-06-13)
Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD? (video)
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. (2019-06-06)
US struggles to keep up as hemp industry grows
US hemp production is soaring, but government oversight hasn't kept up, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (2019-06-05)
LGBTQ adolescents experiencing weight-based bullying found to have increased substance use
Weight-based victimization among sexual and gender minority youth is associated with increased offs of alcohol use, binge drinking, marijuana use, and cigarette use. (2019-06-03)
What are the northern lights? (video)
Every winter, thousands of tourists head north hoping to catch a glimpse of the luminous auroras dancing in the sky. (2019-05-31)
Significant 'knowledge gap' exists in use of genetic testing to decide cancer treatment
A survey conducted by Georgetown investigators found a significant knowledge and practice gap among community oncologists in the understanding and usage of genetic testing in determining patients' treatment plans and potential clinical trial outcomes. (2019-05-30)
Kratom's reputed pain-relief benefits could come from one of its metabolites
Kratom is a Southeast Asian tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. (2019-05-29)
Farmers and food companies hit the dirt to improve soil health
Big food brands, such as Kellogg, Campbell, Mars Wrigley and General Mills, have started investing in their ingredients by helping farmers improve soil health and sustainability. (2019-05-29)
How stress leads to Facebook addiction
Friends on social media such as Facebook can be a great source of comfort during periods of stress. (2019-05-28)
Could there be life without carbon? (video)
One element is the backbone of all forms of life we've ever discovered on Earth: carbon. (2019-05-23)
Ragweed compounds could protect nerve cells from Alzheimer's
As spring arrives in the northern hemisphere, many people are cursing ragweed, a primary culprit in seasonal allergies. (2019-05-15)
Understanding the power of honey through its proteins
Honey is a culinary staple that can be found in kitchens around the world. (2019-05-08)
Electoral regulations must tackle 'inequalities' caused by political advertising on Facebook
Regulators must find a way of monitoring and addressing the way political advertising on Facebook creates new types of inequalities for campaigners, experts have said. (2019-05-07)
Untangling a cancer signaling network suggests new roadmap to tumor control
In this advanced age of molecular sleuthing, a research team led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have findings that suggest tumors will eventually become resistant to drug inhibitors of a common cancer pathway (dubbed YAP/TAZ), now in preclinical development. (2019-05-06)
What is pepper spray? (video)
Whether it's walking down a dark street at night or fighting off grizzly bears on the trail, pepper spray is an effective tool to fend off an attacker and get safely away. (2019-05-02)
Blood pressure drug shows no benefit in Parkinson's disease
A study of a blood pressure drug does not show any benefit for people with Parkinson's disease, according to findings released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (2019-05-02)
Shrink films get a grip (video)
Many people fondly remember playing with toys known as Shrinky Dinks® -- sheets of polystyrene plastic with shapes that kids can color, cut out and heat in an oven, where they shrink into thicker pieces of plastic. (2019-05-01)
The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years
New analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future. (2019-04-27)
How to get rid of that skunk smell? (video)
Skunks are nocturnal animals that prefer to keep to themselves. (2019-04-25)
Tech fixes can't protect us from disinformation campaigns
More than technological fixes are needed to stop countries from spreading disinformation on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to two experts. (2019-04-25)
Perfume makers seek natural, sustainable scents
In 1921, perfumer Ernest Beaux discovered that adding synthetic aldehydes to natural rose and jasmine scents produced just the right fragrance combination for the iconic CHANEL® No. (2019-04-24)
Is it really 'dry clean only'? (video)
Knowing the do's and don'ts of washing your clothes can be difficult, but chemistry has got your back. (2019-04-18)
Improving quantum computers
For decades, experts have predicted that quantum computers will someday perform difficult tasks, such as simulating complex chemical systems, that can't be done by conventional computers. (2019-04-17)
Large federal program aimed at providing better health care underfunds primary care
Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a ten-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively small number of studies that examine primary care, the setting where the majority of patients in the US receive treatment. (2019-04-16)
The chemistry behind color-changing birds (video)
There are thousands of species of birds here on Earth and with those great numbers come great biodiversity! (2019-04-04)
Solving a hairy forensic problem
For decades, forensic scientists have tested strands of hair to reveal drug use or poisoning. (2019-03-27)
Social media has remarkably small impact on Americans' beliefs
Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national studies found. (2019-03-27)
How measurable is online advertising?
Researchers from Northwestern University and Facebook in March published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science that sheds light on whether common approaches for online advertising measurement are as reliable and accurate as the 'gold standard' of large-scale, randomized experiments. (2019-03-21)
Heroines of the periodic table (video)
In 1871, Dimitri Mendeleev's periodic table was presented to the world, but missing many of the 118 elements leaving place-holders for those yet to be discovered. (2019-03-21)
Pollutants, pathogens could team up to make us sick
Many people view pollutants and pathogens as separate causes of illness. (2019-03-20)
Meal kits and recipe tastings increase healthy food selections among food pantry clients
Food pantry clients are more likely to select nutrient dense products when they are arranged with all ingredients needed to make a meal. (2019-03-19)
Determining what binds to mucus
The human body is full of mucus. This viscous goo isn't just a nuisance that gets coughed up or sneezed out -- it can bind to drugs, toxins or microbes, potentially impacting human health. (2019-03-13)
The chemistry behind kibble (video)
Have you ever thought about how strange it is that dogs eat these dry, weird-smelling bits of food for their entire lives and never get sick of them? (2019-03-08)
Seawater bacteria provides leads to fight melanoma
Malignant melanoma can be a particularly dangerous form of cancer, and more therapeutic options are needed. (2019-03-06)
Breast milk as drug-delivery device
Treating sick babies with engineered breast milk could someday be a reality, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (2019-03-06)
How hair dye works (video)
Whether you need a disguise to run from the law or are just trying to emulate *NSYNC-era frosted tips, you may need some chemical assistance to put the hue in your do. (2019-03-01)
Detecting cyanide exposure
Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smoke -- or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. (2019-02-27)
Capturing carbon from the air
Climate scientists predict disastrous consequences if greenhouse gases continue to accumulate at ever-increasing rates. (2019-02-27)
NASA finds heavy rainfall potential in new Tropical Cyclone Pola
Tropical Cyclone Pola formed in the South Pacific Ocean on Feb. (2019-02-26)
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