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Team Improves Understanding of Valley-wide Stream Chemistry

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A geostatistical approach for studying environmental conditions in stream networks and landscapes has been successfully applied at a valley-wide scale to assess headwater stream chemistry at high resolution, revealing unexpected patterns in natural chemical components.

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Doctors Perform Open Heart Surgery on 27-weeks Pregnant Woman

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Stony Brook Univ. | News | Comments

Being tired and rundown during her second trimester of pregnancy was something that 25-year-old Sharon Savino had felt before being pregnant with her son and daughter. But, after she started coughing up blood, she knew something was wrong. An egg-sized tumor threatened the mother and baby. But quick decisions by doctors saved both of their lives.

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Ginseng Can Treat, Prevent Flu, Respiratory Virus

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Georgia State Univ. | News | Comments

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages.

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Research Sheds Light on Formation of the Andes

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Univ. of Rochester | News | Comments

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research shows that the Altiplano plateau in the central Andes— and most likely the entire mountain range— was formed through a series of rapid growth spurts.

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Krypton Accurately Dates Antarctic Ice

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Oregon State Univ. | News | Comments

A team of scientists has successfully identified the age of 120,000-year-old Antarctic ice using radiometric krypton dating– a new technique that may allow them to locate and date ice that is more than 1 million years old.

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Pain Relievers May Help, not Hurt, Heart

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the Univ. of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

A new study has clarified the action of a potential new class of pain relievers that may benefit, not hurt, the heart.

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Physicists Push Parkinson’s Treatment Toward Trials

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Michigan State Univ. | News | Comments

Research shows that a small “molecular tweezer” keeps proteins from clumping— the first step of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.

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Study Says Vitamin D Doesn’t Affect Weight Loss

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by ScienceNetwork WA | News | Comments

A study has cast doubt on claims vitamin D helps with fat loss after a meta-analysis of 12 high-quality vitamin D randomized control trials showed it had little impact on adiposity or obesity measures.

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Image of the Week: There is No Biodiversity Crisis

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Univ. of St Andrews | News | Comments

A study has found that— despite fears of a biodiversity crisis— there has, in fact, not been a consistent drop in numbers of species found locally around the world.

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Material Coating Tech Mimics Lotus Effect

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Virginia Tech | Videos | Comments

Using a two-step technique, scientists have produced a low-cost and simple approach for coating metallic surfaces with an enduring superhydrophobic film of copper.

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Wild, Domesticated Animals Interbred Until Recently

April 22, 2014 7:00 am | by Washington Univ. in St. Louis | News | Comments

We inherit the idea that animal domestication involved isolation of captive animals from wild species and total human control over breeding and animal care from Darwin. However, recent research on the domestication of donkeys, camelids pigs, cattle, sheep and goats suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant to the process as traditionally thought.

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Stem Cells Shown to Exhibit Unusual Property

April 21, 2014 12:02 pm | by Univ. of Cambridge | News | Comments

Stem cells demonstrate a bizarre property never before seen at a cellular level. The property, known as auxeticity, is one that may have application as wide-ranging as soundproofing, super-absorbent sponges and bulletproof vests.

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TSA Improvements Stem from Behavior Studies

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A recent study offers insight into how a federal transportation security officer’s thought process can influence decisions made during airport baggage screening. These findings are helping the TSA improve the performance of its security officers.

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Space Experiment May Shed Light on Mysterious Disease

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | by Caltech | News | Comments

An experiment, just launched into orbit, could be an important step toward understanding a devastating neurodegenerative disease.

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