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Carbon dating identifies South America's oldest textiles
Textiles and rope fragments found in a Peruvian cave have been dated to around 12,000 years ago, making them the oldest textiles ever found in South America, according to a report in the April issue of Current Anthropology. (2011-04-13)
Lessons from Schon -- the worst physics fraudster?
How did a 31-year-old physicist working at Bell Labs in New Jersey get away with possibly the worst case of physics research fraud known? (2009-05-05)
New book reveals audience responses to film subtitling
Do subtitles have an impact on how audiences understand the movie? (2012-10-11)
Researchers tap into a new and potentially better source of platelets for transfusion
Japanese researchers may be one step closer to improving treatments for bleeding disorders. (2008-07-28)
Rhino genome results
A study by San Diego Zoo Global reveals that the prospects for recovery of the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros -- of which only three individuals remain -- will reside with the genetic resources that have been banked at San Diego Zoo Global's Frozen Zoo®. (2017-01-25)
'Junk' blood tests may offer life-saving information
Thirty percent of all positive hospital blood culture samples are discarded every day because they reflect the presence of skin germs instead of specific disease-causing bacteria. (2014-08-27)
Soy protein prevents skin tumors from developing in mice, UC Berkeley researchers find
UC Berkeley researchers have found that mice with the soy protein lunasin applied to their skin had significantly lower rates of cancer than mice without the lunasin treatment. (2001-10-15)
Motivating eco-friendly behaviors depends on cultural values
The specific cultural values of a country may determine whether concern about environmental issues actually leads individuals to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors, according to the new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2016-08-31)
Pneumococcal disease: More cases but fewer deaths
The vaccine given to children to immunize against serious pneumococcal disease does not offer full protection, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, finding that the number of cases diagnosed has tripled over the past 50 years. (2012-05-07)
'Eternal flames' of ancient times could spark interest of modern geologists
Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. (2015-05-18)
Microbes related to infant lung infections reduced using specialized ventilation system device
Pediatric researchers at Women and Children's Hospital here have shown that the incidence of disease-producing microorganisms in the lungs of its infants on life support can be reduced markedly by installing an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation device in the ventilation system of its neonatal intensive care unit. (2003-05-03)
Mesoamerican book wins archaeology book award
Aztec child raising, how to play the Maya ball game and the calorie counts for a forager's diet are a few of the special features found in (2005-04-01)
Culture matters in suicidal behavior patterns and prevention, psychologist says
Women and girls in the United States consider and engage in suicidal behavior more often than men and boys, but die of suicide at lower rate -- a gender paradox enabled by US cultural norms of gender and suicidal behavior, according to a psychologist who spoke Thursday at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. (2010-08-12)
Compact and extremely small-scale incubator microscope to examine cells in time lapse
Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system. (2014-05-30)
Joint replacement: Does this look infected to you?
Clinical practice guidelines are one avenue the AAOS uses to ensure that patients receive high quality care. (2010-09-09)
University of Houston hosts book symposium on 'Making War and Minting Christians,' Sept. 8
The University of Houston department of history will host a symposium featuring a new book by UH professor Todd Romero, (2011-08-29)
MTBE contamination: A microbial approach for groundwater
Rutgers scientists have taken an important step on the path to using microbes to rid the environment of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE). (2006-03-22)
Survey shows supplement users have strong interest in natural solutions to manage their cholesterol
As emerging science is evaluating whether the microbiome, and gut bacteria specifically, can play a role in health and certain chronic diseases such as heart disease, highlights of new market research conducted by Micropharma Limited found that heart health is very important for supplement users; a strong interest in a better, more holistic long-term solution to high cholesterol; and the majority understand that different probiotic strains confer different health benefits. (2012-10-11)
Same adaptations evolve across different insects
For years, scientists have questioned whether evolution is predictable, or whether chance events make such predictability unlikely. (2012-07-24)
Hyperspectral imaging speeds detection of Campylobacter
A type of high-tech imaging can be used to distinguish the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter from other microorganisms as quickly as 24 hours after a sample is placed on solid media in a Petri dish, according to a study published by US Department of Agriculture scientists. (2010-08-25)
'Protein-only' prions confirmed in FSU yeast study
Findings by two Florida State University scientists and by an independent group of researchers at University of California San Francisco are described in the March 18 issue of the journal Nature reveal the (2004-03-17)
Nurses Learn To Tend To Cultural Differences
Nurses today are learning how to mix a little cultural understanding with the medical care they offer. (1998-10-01)
Cell density determines extent of damage caused by cigarette smoke exposure
New findings may offer roadmap to predicting how the body will respond to a deadly habit - collagen plays key role. (2003-02-12)
Magic enzymes
Little fungi pack a punch: 'Magic mushrooms' of the Psilocybe species produce psychoactive compounds that alter perception when ingested. (2017-08-25)
ASU scientists bring the heat to refine renewable biofuel production
Perhaps inspired by Arizona's blazing summers, Arizona State University scientists have developed a new method that relies on heat to improve the yield and lower the costs of high-energy biofuels production, making renewable energy production more of an everyday reality. (2012-09-27)
Are Latino teens sexual risk takers? It's complicated, researcher says
A University of Illinois researcher advises caution when trying to characterize gender roles and sexual behavior among this country's Latino adolescents and young adults. (2010-02-22)
Dutch babies trump US peers in laughing, smiling, cuddling
Dutch babies laugh, smile and like to cuddle more than their American counterparts. (2015-01-28)
Vinegar kills tuberculosis and other mycobacteria
The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2014-02-25)
Nanostructures with living cells
A laser technology developed at the Vienna University of Technology allows to create 3-D scaffolds with nano precicion, containing livinig cells. (2013-02-05)
Mummies study reveals that hardening of the arteries may have been a global problem in the ancient world
A study of 137 mummies from four different geographical regions, spanning 4000 years of human history, has revealed that atherosclerosis, or hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- the disease that causes heart attacks and strokes -- may have been much more common among ancient peoples than previously thought. (2013-03-10)
Working together: Bacteria join forces to produce electricity
In new research conducted at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Jonathan Badalamenti, César Torres and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown explore the relationships of two important bacterial forms, demonstrating their ability to produce electricity by coordinating their metabolic activities. (2013-10-08)
Latino teens happier, healthier if families embrace biculturalism
Over the years, research has shown that Latino youth face numerous risk factors when integrating into American culture, including increased rates of alcohol and higher rates of dropping out of school. (2009-06-25)
Stem cell type resists chemotherapy drug
In lab tests, Brown University researchers have found that adipose-derived stem cells, which can generate bone tissue, appear resistant to the toxicity of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate, which degrades bone in patients such as kids suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (2014-07-02)
Insulin-sensitive fat leads to obesity
SORLA is a protein that influences the balance of metabolic processes in adipose tissue, a particular form of fat. (2016-06-21)
Sudden unexpected death in infancy could be linked to bacterial infection
The high levels of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli bacteria found during post-mortems in otherwise unexplained cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy suggest these bacteria could be associated with this condition. (2008-05-29)
Can geologists bridge the gap between Islamic countries and the western world?
Osman Shinaishin, a National Science Foundation senior program officer who funds geoscience projects, thinks so. (2002-10-25)
Emotional expression in music and speech share similar tonal properties
Now, a new cross-cultural study shows that tonal trends used to express feelings in music are consistent in different cultures and are similar to those used in speech. (2012-03-14)
Herpes drug acyclovir also suppresses HIV in herpes-infected tissue
The drug acyclovir, used successfully for decades to suppress outbreaks of oral and genital herpes, also can directly suppress HIV-1 in tissues already infected with a herpes virus, researchers have discovered. (2008-09-10)
UCF scientists control living cells with light; advances could enhance stem cells' power
University of Central Florida researchers have shown for the first time that light energy can gently guide and change the orientation of living cells within lab cultures. (2009-08-11)
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