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  • Televised medical talk shows: Health education or entertainment?
    Millions of viewers around the world watch the televised medical talk programs 'The Dr. Oz Show' and 'The Doctors' for medical advice, but how valuable are the recommendations they receive? In a first of its kind study, researchers have examined the recommendations given on those two shows to see if...
  • Polymorphism, bacteria inside us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity
    A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, including a form of breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer, according to new research. The research reveals a more explicit role about the symbiotic relationship humans have with ...
  • Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snail
    New research indicates that lost memories can be restored, according to new research into a type of marine snail called Aplysia. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
  • First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-te...
    Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.
  • New species found in the deepest trench on Earth
    Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish species at the greatest depths ever recorded.
  • Atom-thick CCD could capture images
    An atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices.
  • Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety, serotonin transmission
    Early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has been studied by researchers in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although these serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants were thought to work the ...
  • New technique reveals immune cell motion
    Neutrophils, cells recruited by the immune system to fight infection, need to move through a great variety of tissues. New research shows how neutrophils move through confined spaces in the body. A new system can mimic tissues of different densities and stiffness, enabling improved development and t...
  • Possible avenue to better electrolyte for lithium ion batteries
    Researchers carried out the first X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of a model electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries and may have found a pathway forward to improving LIBs for electric vehicles and large-scale electrical energy storage.
  • Cheaper 3-D virtual reality system: Powerful enough for a gamer, made for an ...
    It's like a scene from a gamer's wildest dreams: 12 high-definition, 55-inch 3-D televisions all connected to a computer capable of supporting high-end, graphics-intensive gaming. On the massive screen, images are controlled by a Wii remote that interacts with a Kinnect-like Bluetooth device (called...
  • Reducing emergency surgery cuts health care costs
    Researchers have determined the hospital costs and risk of death for emergency surgery and compared it to the same operation when performed in a planned, elective manner for three common surgical procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass graft and colon resection. The rese...
  • Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes
    Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older. A study found that although more t...
  • Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds
    Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people's comments affect our health. "When we feel bad about our bodies, we often turn to loved ones -- families, friends and romantic partners -- for support and advice. How they respond...
  • Vaccine therapy for prostate cancer patients with rising PSA examined
    Aiming to increase treatment options for prostate cancer patients who have an early relapse, investigators from a multi-institutional cooperative group have demonstrated that a vaccine therapy that stimulates the body?s own immune defenses can be given safely and earlier in the course of prostate ca...
  • The dementia that is not Alzheimer's disease
    The term Alzheimer's is frequently used to describe all dementias even though there are many different causes for dementia. Lewy body dementia affects 1.4 million American and is frequently misdiagnosed, experts report.
  • Breakthrough in optical fiber communications
    Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fiber communications. They developed an approach that enables direct modulation of laser currents to be used to generate highly advanced modulation format signals. The research explores a radically new approach to...
  • Personalized advertising attracts more attention and makes contents of ads ea...
    Personalized advertisements on the Internet not only attract more attention, they also remain in our memory longer than impersonal ads. People who surf the internet and shop online leave many traces of their behavior behind. These data are increasingly being used by companies to present ads on their...
  • Lengguru 2014 scientific expedition returns
    Having left on 17th October to produce a biodiversity inventory of the Lengguru karsts in West Papua, the scientists are back after more than a month of exploration both on land and at sea. Lengguru 2014, the largest scientific expedition ever undertaken in Indonesia, enabled the study of several or...
  • Europe shows that humans and large predators can share the same landscape
    The recovery of large carnivores in Europe is a great success for nature conservation. At one third of mainland Europe, at least one species of large carnivore is present, according to a new article. It is an excellent example that humans and carnivores can share the same landscape, say researchers.
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