Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production, increase profits

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 9:09pm
Dual-purpose biofuel crops could extend production by two months, decreasing the cost of each gallon of fuel and increasing profits by as much as 30 percent.
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Drug shown to aid injured adult brains may exacerbate cognitive problems in children

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 9:09pm
The pediatric brain responds negatively to traumatic brain injury treatment that targets inflammation, new research suggests.
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Apple Said To Be Working on AR Glasses With Carl Zeiss

Slashdot - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:45pm
Apple seems behind Microsoft, Google, and Facebook on the nascent augmented reality space, but that could change soon. From a report on CNET: The tech titan is working with the German optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss on a pair of lightweight AR/mixed reality glasses, according to tech evangelist Robert Scoble. The project, which could be announced as early as this year, was confirmed by a Zeiss employee, Scoble wrote in a Facebook post.

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Computer models could help design physical therapy regimens

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:44pm
Researchers have developed a computational walking model that could help guide patients to their best possible recovery after a stroke.
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Researchers reveal connection between female estrogen cycle, addictive potential of cocaine

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:44pm
A new study shows how high estrogen release during the estrus cycle increases the pleasure felt via the brain’s reward pathway.
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Microscopic spaces between heart cells may play role in sudden cardiac death

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:44pm
Sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure is a major concern in the United States. A research team will investigate how the microscopic spaces surrounding heart cells affect connections called gap junctions.
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ICYMI: Watch President Obama’s Farewell Address

Wired News - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:42pm
A president looking to leave a tech-forward legacy has made it easy to watch his parting remarks online. The post ICYMI: Watch President Obama's Farewell Address appeared first on WIRED.
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Plus-sized fly: A model to understand the mechanisms underlying human obesity

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:41pm
A new fly model sheds light on how the brain acts to signal 'fullness' and the possibility of conferring resilience against the impact of high-fat diets.
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Repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk women, investigators find

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:41pm
For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.
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Unique gene signature predicts potentially lethal prostate cancers

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:41pm
Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs despite androgen-deprivation therapy. A team of scientists has identified an 11-gene signature unique to advanced recurrent prostate cancer that they believe will help to identify these aggressive and potentially fatal prostate cancers sooner.
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Eastern Russian plant collection could improve cold hardiness in miscanthus

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:39pm
Winters in eastern Russia are intensely cold, with air temperatures regularly reaching -30 degrees Fahrenheit in some locations. It is a seemingly inhospitable climate, but native plants have found ways to thrive there. A plant geneticist suspected one of these plants may hold the key to breeding cold-tolerant food and biomass crops. To find out, the modern-day botanical explorer set off across eastern Russia to collect specimens of the perennial grass Miscanthus sacchariflorus.
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Hospitals are less likely to admit publicly insured children, but outcomes aren't affected

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:14pm
Hospitals are less likely to admit children covered by public insurance such as Medicaid than privately insured children with similar symptoms, especially when hospitals beds are scarce. But the disparity doesn't appear to affect health outcomes, according to researchers.
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Innovative imaging, surgery treats lymph condition in adults

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:14pm
Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic bronchitis, patients develop thick, caulk-like casts that form in the branching paths of their airways.
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Wastewater treatment upgrades result in major reduction of intersex fish

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:14pm
Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River, led to a 70 per cent drop of fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers.
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Postdoc jobs in biomedicine don't yield positive returns in the labor market

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:14pm
Postdoc jobs don't yield a positive return in the labor market, research has concluded. Additionally, the investigators found that these positions likely cost graduates roughly three years' worth of salary in their first 15 years of their careers.
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New molecular discovery may help identify drug therapies to prevent dementia

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:14pm
Scientists have discovered a molecular pathway in the brain that may help provide answers to long-term memory problems in the elderly and aid researchers in identifying drug-based therapies to prevent dementia.
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For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:14pm
Scientists have shown for the first time how bacteria with resistance to a viral predator can become susceptible to it after spending time in the company of other susceptible or 'sensitive' bacteria. This 'contagious' sensitivity, enabling bacteriophage invasion into previously resistant cells, could have a major impact on the transfer of antibiotic resistance genes among bacteria.
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Pretty in pink: Some algae like it cold

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:13pm
Scientific efforts are aimed at learning more about the effects of pink snow algae on glaciers and snowfields covering Pacific Northwest stratovolcanoes.
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Normal ranges for testosterone levels defined

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:13pm
A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively enable clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of hypogonadism, according to a new study.
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Play an instrument? You probably react faster, too

Science Daily - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 8:13pm
Researchers find that musicians have faster reaction times than non-musicians -- and that could have implications for the elderly.
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