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Experts take strong stance on testosterone deficiency, treatment

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:21pm
In an effort to address widespread concerns related to testosterone deficiency (TD) and its treatment with testosterone therapy, a group of international experts has developed a set of resolutions and conclusions to provide clarity for physicians and patients.
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Drones could be cheaper alternative to delivering vaccines in developing world

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:21pm
Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research suggests.
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Fighting experience makes beetles better mothers, study shows

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:20pm
Female beetles that are seasoned fighters put more effort into raising their offspring than mothers with no conflict experience, a study suggests.
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Pollen allergies have increased among Swedish adults

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:20pm
The prevalence of pollen allergies among adults in Sweden has increased. However, the prevalence of allergies to furred animals, mites or mold has not, new research shows.
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Patients with inflammation more likely to develop diabetes after transplant

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:20pm
Up to 30 percent of people who receive organ transplants will develop diabetes, but researchers are unsure why. A new study in kidney transplant recipients suggests that patients with more inflammation prior to surgery are more likely to develop diabetes than those with less overall inflammation, and that a patient's fat stores also play a role.
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Caribbean Sea acts like a whistle and can be 'heard' from space

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:15pm
A study of the Caribbean Sea has revealed that, in the midst of all the noise of the ocean, this region behaves like a whistle, which blows so loudly that it can be 'heard' from space in the form of oscillations of the Earth's gravity field.
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Existing diabetes drug shows effectiveness against chronic liver disease

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:15pm
Researchers have found that an existing diabetes drug can be used to halt progression of another disease that is a leading cause of liver transplants.
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Core proteins exert control over DNA function

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:15pm
Histone proteins at the core of nucleosomes and their tails exert control over the exposure of genes for binding, as demonstrated in simulations researchers.
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Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:15pm
Millions of microorganisms play a major role in the decomposition of soil matter. A group of researchers has just shown that there is an enormous diversity among a group of bacteria-eating microorganisms known as Cercozoa. The research suggests that a drier climate in the years ahead due to climate change will contribute to a shift in the number of soil microorganisms, and thus, a shift in the decomposition of soil matter, with as of yet to be known consequences.
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Taking notes boosts memory of jurors, new study finds

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:15pm
Jurors who are allowed to take and review notes during court trials are less likely to forget critical evidence, a new study has found. This finding has important implications for justice, as jurors who forget critical trial evidence often reach different verdicts to those who remember it.
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Coexistence of superconductivity and charge density waves observed

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:15pm
Physicists have studied an artificial structure composed of alternating layers of ferromagnetic and superconducting materials. Charge density waves induced by the interfaces were found to extend deeply into the superconducting regions, indicating new ways to manipulate superconductivity.
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Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:12pm
Alpine forests will be at great risk should weather phenomena such as droughts and torrential rain become more frequent. As a new study shows, the mountain forests of the Bavarian Alps have seen a significant reduction in topsoil organic matter over the past three decades. The authors recommendation is therefore to preserve, or increase soil humus regardless of climate change by implementing humus-promoting forest management to safeguard the mountain forests protective function.
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Highly efficient agent against Wilson disease

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:12pm
Scientists describe a small peptide that very efficiently binds excess copper from liver cells. This molecule comes from a bacterium's bag of tricks and could be suitable for treating Wilson disease. In an experimental model it has already proven superior to conventional medicines.
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Insulin-sensitive fat leads to obesity

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:12pm
SORLA is a protein that influences the balance of metabolic processes in adipose tissue, a particular form of fat. Too much of it makes fat cells overly sensitive to insulin, which leads them to break down less fat. SORLA was previously known for its protective role in Alzheimer's disease.
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Odors can be measured by analytical chemistry

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:12pm
For the first time scientists have developed a convincing model able to measure odors from pig farms by means of precise measurements of the content of odorants in the atmosphere. The model is based on measurements of odorants by means of the analytical technique PTR-MS and can be carried directly on the pig farm.
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Massive vertebrae sheds new light on Alamosaurus sanjuanensis

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 3:11pm
The discovery nearly two decades ago of nine beautifully articulated vertebrae at Big Bend National Park sheds new light on a 66 million-year-old sauropod dinosaur native to Texas and the North American southwest called Alamosaurus sanjuanensis.
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Nearly 10 Million Adults Found to Be Severely Nearsighted in the United States

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 1:57pm
About 9.6 million U.S. adults are severely nearsighted, a new study shows. Researchers also found that 41,000 suffer a rare complication that can cause blindness, with the prevalence rate among women double that of men.
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Droppings activate the immune system in nestlings

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 1:55pm
Until now, it was believed that birds removed droppings from their nests to avoid the appearance of parasites. A recent investigation contradicts this hypothesis, concluding that feces activate the immune system of blackbird chicks and only attract insects.
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‘Get children playing outdoors’ to improve academic success and reduce obesity

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 1:55pm
Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a new study.
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Tracking aluminum used to purify tap water

Tue, 21/06/2016 - 1:42pm
Scientists have developed a new analysis method that uses magnetic fields to quickly and accurately measure the concentration of aluminum used to purify tap water. These findings can potentially be used in developing efficient and environmentally-conscious coagulants for water treatment.
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