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New chemical method could revolutionize graphene

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 1:12am
Scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics.
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Music sessions can help millions who struggle to speak to lead a richer life

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 1:12am
Music could be used to transform the lives of millions of people with learning difficulties, dementia, strokes, brain damage and autism and their families, according to new research.
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Temperature changes make it easier for malaria to climb the Ethiopian highlands

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 1:11am
The highlands of Ethiopia are home to the majority of the country's population, the cooler climate serving as a natural buffer against malaria transmission. New data now show that increasing temperatures over the past 35 years are eroding this buffer, allowing conditions more favorable for malaria to begin climbing into highland areas.
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For headache, telemedicine may be as effective as in-person

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 9:03pm
For people with headache, seeing the neurologist by video for treatment may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a study.
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Gap in health care for Alzheimer's disease patients who live alone

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 9:02pm
46% of patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in Sweden live alone in their homes, in particular older women, researchers report.
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New ability of immune cells unveiled

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:05pm
Being able to quiet active neutrophils with a dual-beam laser could lead to new treatments for lung injury, report investigators.
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Key to muscle regeneration discovered

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:05pm
The nuclear receptor REV-ERB plays a key role in muscle regeneration, suggesting the receptor may be a good target for new drugs to treat a variety of muscle disorders and injuries.
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Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, study finds

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:05pm
College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found.
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Reckless behavior fuels ongoing stress for some with PTSD

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:05pm
For those with posttraumatic stress disorder, risky and harmful behaviors could lead to more trauma and, in turn, worse PSTD symptoms over time, research concludes.
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Multispectral imaging reveals ancient Hebrew inscription undetected for over 50 years

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:05pm
Using advanced imaging technology, researchers have discovered a hitherto invisible inscription on the back of a pottery shard dating from 600 BCE that has been on display at The Israel Museum for more than 50 years.
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Hidden immune cells cause lung transplant failure

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 8:05pm
A subset of immune cells called nonclassical monocytes, previously unknown to reside in the lungs, play a key role in driving primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the leading cause of death after lung transplantation, report researchers. The study demonstrates targeting these cells could lead to novel treatments for PGD, a complication that currently impacts more than half of transplant patients.
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Antibiotic design strategy boosts odds against resistance development

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:29pm
A new rational drug design technique that uses a powerful computer algorithm to identify molecules that target different receptor sites on key cellular proteins could provide a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance, potentially tipping the odds against the bugs.
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Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:28pm
Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to researchers.
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Missing piece to high-temperature superconductor mystery

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:28pm
New features identified in the electronic behavior of a copper oxide material that may help explain why it becomes a perfect electrical conductor -- a superconductor -- at relatively high temperatures.
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The future of our cities: Engineers test resilient, intelligent infrastructure

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:28pm
Engineers tested several advanced sensors that can collectively measure strain, temperature, movement and leakage – installed along a 40-foot section of a hazard-resilient pipeline being tested for earthquake fault-rupture performance. The results could have huge consequences for urban planners and municipal leaders.
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Could broccoli be a secret weapon against diabetes?

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:15pm
Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study.
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Brazilian carnivorous mammal-like reptile fossil may be new Aleodon species

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:15pm
Some Late Triassic Brazilian fossils of mammal-like reptiles, previously identified as Chiniquodon, may in fact be the first Aleodon specimens found outside Africa.
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Older and wiser: Female elk can learn to avoid hunters with age

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:15pm
As female elk get older, they adopt strategies for avoiding hunters in Canada, according to a new study.
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Experimental cancer drug shows promise

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 6:15pm
The drug, geranylgeranyltransferase inhibitor GGTI-2418 suppresses a new defective PTEN cancer pathway, researchers have discovered.
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Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 5:43pm
Scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones.
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