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Microbe from New Jersey wetlands chomps PFAS
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are building up in the environment, and scientists are becoming concerned. (2019-09-18)
Negative posts on Facebook business pages outweigh positive posts 2 to 1
There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. (2019-09-13)
Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility
A new study in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine shows many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education. (2019-09-05)
Georgetown tobacco control expert outlines motivations of Altria-Juul deal
The pending deal for Altria to purchase 35% of Juul Labs should serve as a 'wake-up call' for the careful monitoring of competition in the nicotine delivery market, and for evaluating how regulations and policies impact cigarette and non-cigarette firms selling alternative nicotine delivery products, says a Georgetown University professor. (2019-09-04)
Memphis study suggests transplanting Hep C-infected kidneys to uninfected donors safe
Transplantation of kidneys from Hepatitis C-infected donors to uninfected recipients is safe and can be successfully implemented as a standard of care, according to an observational study by physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the James D. (2019-08-30)
AAN issues guideline on vaccines and multiple sclerosis
Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? (2019-08-28)
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction
Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. (2019-08-27)
Five things you might not want to mix with birth control (video)
Many forms of birth control are hormone-based--but not everything mixes well with those hormones. (2019-08-22)
What exactly happened at Chernobyl? (video)
On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union's Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. (2019-08-16)
Can eating poop save you from this deadly bacteria? (video)
Every year around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. (2019-08-08)
Fighting a mighty weed
Weeds are pesky in any situation. Now, imagine a weed so troublesome that it has mutated to resist multiple herbicides. (2019-08-07)
'Mommy bloggers' study reveals factors that drive success in social influencer marketing
New research from the University of Notre Dame provides a framework of strategies to help managers yield larger returns on engagement. (2019-07-29)
What happens when you overdose? (video)
Your body is a delicately balanced chemical system, and if you take too much of a drug you destroy that balance. (2019-07-25)
Facebook can help college students with lower confidence build relationships
Facebook can help first-semester college students maintain relationships with high school friends and assist them in creating new friendships, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-07-23)
The top five strangest poisons that can kill you (video)
There are some crazy poisons in this world of ours, and they're often found in things you'd least expect. (2019-07-18)
Depressed by Facebook and the like
Great holiday, fantastic party, adorable children, incredible food: everyone shows their life in the best light on social networks. (2019-07-18)
Solving the knotty question of soft-pretzel aroma
Whether at Oktoberfest, the movie theater or a shopping mall, the enticing aroma of soft pretzels is unmistakable. (2019-06-26)
Sustainability-linked loans provide opportunities for chemical firms
Spurred by calculations showing that companies with a lower environmental impact are less of a financial risk, banks are beginning to offer cheaper loans if chemical firms hit agreed-upon levels of environmental performance. (2019-06-26)
Virtual reality faces: animating precise, lifelike avatars for VR in real-time
Researchers from Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) have developed a revolutionary system called Codec Avatars that gives VR users the ability to interact with others while representing themselves with lifelike avatars precisely animated in real-time. (2019-06-25)
How Facebook and Google avoided FEC ad disclaimers during 2016 presidential election
The first academic research study to look specifically at how Facebook and Google deadlocked the Federal Election Commission's efforts to regulate digital political advertising. (2019-06-24)
Why does the moon smell like gunpowder? (video)
After walking on the Moon astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing Moon dust with them. (2019-06-20)
Expanding the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries
Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. (2019-06-19)
Fifty years after the Cuyahoga conflagration
On June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River, which flows through Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire. (2019-06-19)
Social media use contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research finds
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto Sujarwoto, Gindo Tampubolon and Adi Cilik Pierewan has found. (2019-06-17)
U of Guelph study finds health professionals need to be cautious on social media
Posting a single negative comment to Facebook may hinder health professionals' credibility with current or potential patients, a new University of Guelph study reveals. (2019-06-17)
Facebook posts better at predicting diabetes, mental health than demographic info
Analyzing language shows that identifying certain groups of words significantly improves upon predicting some medical conditions in patients (2019-06-17)
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)
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