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Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non-alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States,...
by American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
10.20.2017
2:53pm
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The long-term winter forecasts have nearly as much uncertainty as annual almanacs did in centuries past. Recent predictions of the season ahead have had mixed...
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10.20.2017
2:47pm
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A British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research.
by University of East Anglia
10.20.2017
2:35pm
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The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: by reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10.20.2017
2:29pm
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In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1 million....
by University at Buffalo
10.20.2017
2:24pm
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Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking,...
by Katy Daigle, Associated Press
10.20.2017
9:59am
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Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research. Dogs don't respond with more facial expressions upon seeing...
by University of Portsmouth
10.20.2017
9:52am
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A new study conducted by an alliance between industry and academia highlights a new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be "...
by University of Liverpool
10.20.2017
9:46am
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A remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in...
by University of Utah
10.20.2017
9:37am
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Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death?
by National Science Foundation
10.20.2017
9:33am
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Jealousy: it’s perhaps one of the most common emotions to feel in a relationship, but one that’s virtually untouched when it comes to studying relationships in...
by UC Davis
10.20.2017
9:28am
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The astrophysicist gave humanity its theory of how the stars of the universe work. In return, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was honored with the National Medical...
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10.19.2017
3:10pm
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Rechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10.19.2017
12:00pm
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Engineers have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule, using...
by University of Arizona College of Engineering
10.19.2017
11:53am
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Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals. The finding might explain disordered...
by Yale University
10.19.2017
11:09am
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A study confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous...
by Purdue University
10.19.2017
11:03am
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If you're a young person who can't seem to get enough sleep, you're not alone: a new study finds that adolescents today are sleeping fewer hours per night than...
by San Diego State University
10.19.2017
10:31am
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Much has been written about the Monarch butterflies and the bees, with populations of each taking precipitous plummets in the 21st century. But those are just...
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10.19.2017
10:02am
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A human gene called p53, which is commonly known as the "guardian of the genome," is widely known to combat the formation and progression of tumors. Yet,...
by University of California, San Diego
10.19.2017
9:39am
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It turns out that sex can move mountains. A researcher has found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution...
by Washington State University
10.19.2017
9:36am
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The concept of “collective intelligence” is simple – it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat that success on other projects,...
by Iowa State University
10.19.2017
9:33am
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A new systematic review of global daily calcium consumption suggests substantial regional differences — it’s lowest in East Asia and highest in Northern Europe.
by Brown University
10.19.2017
9:30am
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Since its introduction in the 1977 film "Star Wars," the Death Star has remained one of science fiction's most iconic figures. Scientists and laser experts...
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
10.19.2017
9:27am
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Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of...
by Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press
10.19.2017
9:22am
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Last November, Winter Storm Argos blanketed Upstate New York in more than 4 feet of snow, and a week later Winter Storm Blanche left feet of snow in Wyoming...
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10.18.2017
3:09pm
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A study has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers’ homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for...
by Max Planck Society
10.18.2017
2:41pm
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We’ve all heard Darwin’s theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations,...
by Michigan State University
10.18.2017
2:36pm
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Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017. A fraction of those melanomas come...
by Cornell University
10.18.2017
2:26pm
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A new study shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.
by University of Liverpool
10.18.2017
2:19pm
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Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research reveals that inflammation-provoking experiences impart long-lasting memories to stem cells residing in the...
by Rockefeller University
10.18.2017
2:13pm
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Recent research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from...
by University of Cambridge
10.18.2017
1:54pm
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Some 2 million people in the U.S. get their drinking water from wells that may be infused with naturally-occurring arsenic, according to a new study. The...
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10.18.2017
10:03am
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Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release...
by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
10.18.2017
9:53am
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Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians: After pursuing a successful military...
by Future Earth
10.18.2017
9:51am
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Research by planetary scientists finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to carve the ancient valleys...
by Brown University
10.18.2017
9:38am
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In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists have for the first time shown that a novel compound...
by Scripps Research Institute
10.18.2017
9:35am
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A research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient “pain” receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead to new...
by Northwestern University
10.18.2017
9:32am
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A large-scale genetic study of Streptococcus pneumoniae provides new insight into how recently-introduced vaccines have eliminated many strains from the...
by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
10.18.2017
9:23am
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Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model...
by University of Kentucky
10.17.2017
1:33pm
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Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for...
by MIT
10.17.2017
1:25pm
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University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant...
by University of Guelph
10.17.2017
1:19pm
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New research shows how a protein called p75 is critical for pain signaling, which could one day have implications for treating neurological disorders as well...
by Salk Institute
10.17.2017
1:14pm
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Conservationists can be "cautiously optimistic" about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities, according to new research.
by University of East Anglia
10.17.2017
1:00pm
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Researchers have identified four genetic links that may help explain why people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) feel triggered to repeat rituals and...
10.17.2017
12:13pm
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Cancer, HIV and tuberculosis are among the many serious diseases that are frequently treated with combinations of three or more drugs, over months or even...
by Tufts University
10.17.2017
10:25am