One in four advanced lung cancer patients tested for EGFR mutations started on first-line treatment before test results available

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 3:11pm
Lack of test results may impact treatment effectiveness and survival, survey in Europe, Asia and US reveals.
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Diabetes perceptions vary according to risk factors, researchers find

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 3:06pm
Differing perceptions among adult populations at-risk for diabetes have been uncovered by researchers, which may offer new approaches to diabetes education and prevention. Illness perceptions, the organized cognitive representations and beliefs that people hold about a condition, are recognized as important determinants of self-care behaviors and outcomes in patients. The way that people mentally represent their conditions has a concrete effect on the way that they manage these conditions and therefore on their prognoses.
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StarTalk TV Show With Neil DeGrasse Tyson Starts Monday

Slashdot - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:55pm
An anonymous reader writes: Neil DeGrasse Tyson of StarTalk Radio and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has a TV show starting on Monday, April 20, at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT on NatGeo. Based on Dr. Tyson's prominent podcast of the same name, the hour-long, weekly series infuses pop culture with science, while bringing together comedians and celebrities to delve into a wide range of topics. Each week, in a private interview, Dr. Tyson explores all the ways science and technology have influenced the lives and livelihoods of his guests, whatever their background.

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Greenland continuing to darken

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:37pm
Darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet is projected to continue as a consequence of continued climate warming, according to experts.
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Smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:37pm
African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers.
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New studies about endovascular therapy for stroke represent paradigm shift

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:37pm
An expert who writes an accompanying editorial for five studies about endovascular stroke therapy published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine says these randomized clinical trials represent a breakthrough in showing the benefits of endovascular therapy for acute ischemic strokes.
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Droperidol is safe for agitated ER patients, despite black box warning, experts say

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:35pm
Droperidol is safe and effective for calming violent and aggressive emergency patients, and the negative effects that garnered a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration are actually quite rare. A new study supports the safe use of the once ubiquitous, now scarce, sedating agent in emergency rooms.
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To fight nasty digestive bugs, scientists set out to build a better gut – using stem cells

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:34pm
If you’ve ever been hit with an ‘intestinal bug’, you’ve felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don’t fully understand what’s going on in gut infections like that – or in far more serious ones. Now, a team of scientists will tackle that issue in a new way.
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How radiative fluxes are affected by cloud and particle characteristics

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:34pm
Climate models calculate a changing mix of clouds and emissions that interact with solar energy. To narrow the broad range of possible answers from a climate model, researchers analyzed the effect of several proven numerical stand-ins for atmospheric processes on the energy flux at the top of the atmosphere. They found that the flux is the main driver of surface temperature change.
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How to develop healthy eating habits in a child: Start early and eat your vegetables

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:34pm
A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional health.
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Breakthrough In Artificial Photosynthesis Captures CO2 In Acetate

Slashdot - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:12pm
An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Berkeley Lab and the U.S. Dept. of Energy have created an artificial photosynthetic process that capture carbon dioxide in acetate, "the most common building block today for biosynthesis." The research has been published in the journal Nano Letters (abstract). "Atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years, primarily as a result of the burning of fossil fuels. Yet fossil fuels, especially coal, will remain a significant source of energy to meet human needs for the foreseeable future. Technologies for sequestering carbon before it escapes into the atmosphere are being pursued but all require the captured carbon to be stored, a requirement that comes with its own environmental challenges. ... By combining biocompatible light-capturing nanowire arrays with select bacterial populations, the new artificial photosynthesis system offers a win/win situation for the environment: solar-powered green chemistry using sequestered carbon dioxide."

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The Innovative OS That’ll Bring PCs to the Developing World

Wired News - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:00pm

With all the talk of the developing world leapfrogging into the mobile era, Endless wants to help bridge the global digital divide with a new kind of PC.

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You Can Build These Modular Headphones Exactly How You Like

Wired News - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:00pm

Can't decide on a pair of headphones? Aiaiai's new TMA-2 cans let you change your mind over time.

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Microsoft Just Took Android’s Future Out of Google’s Hands

Wired News - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:00pm

Microsoft partnership with open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS makes one thing very clear: Android’s not just for Google anymore.

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Star Wars Celebration 'Awakens' - Erupts For Han's 'We're Home' | Video

Space.com - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 1:47pm
The cast and crew of "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" and the entire convention were thrown into a tizzy after the second teaser was revealed. Hear reactions from Mark Hamill, J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and more.
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Dark Side Of Ceres No More - Dawn Snaps North Pole | Video

Space.com - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 1:38pm
After spending more than a month orbiting the dark side of the dwarf planet, NASA's probe finally captured some daylight gleaming off the north pole. This series of images were captured on April 10th, 2015 at a distance of 21,000 miles (33,000 km).
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Scientists Close To Solving the Mystery of Where Dogs Came From

Slashdot - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 1:30pm
sciencehabit writes: For years researchers have argued over where and when dogs arose. Some say Europe, some say Asia. Some say 15,000 years ago, some say more than 30,000 years ago. Now an unprecedented collaboration of archaeologists and geneticists from around the world is attempting to solve the mystery once and for all. They're analyzing thousands of bones, employing new technologies, and trying to put aside years of bad blood and bruised egos. If the effort succeeds, the former competitors will uncover the history of man's oldest friend — and solve one of the greatest mysteries of domestication.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: Chubby Little ‘Sea Pig’ Tastes More Like Poison Than Bacon

Wired News - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 1:00pm

These are the little-studied sea pigs, which do indeed look a bit like swine, if swine had way too many legs.

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Effectiveness of new stroke treatment confirmed

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:54pm
A research paper confirms earlier findings that a procedure called endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke is the best treatment option for many patients by reducing the incidents of disability. This is the fourth research paper published this year that confirms the efficacy of the treatment.
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Young women objectify themselves more browsing Facebook, magazines than media types

Science Daily - Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:54pm
Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others. Regardless of how much time young women devote to viewing television, music videos and using the internet, they will compare their appearances more frequently to photos in magazines and on Facebook, finds a new article.
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