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Superconducting materials have the characteristic of letting an electric current flow without resistance. Researchers have managed to lift the veil on the electronic characteristics of high-temperature superconductors. Their research show that the electronic densities measured in these superconductors are a combination of two separate effects. As a result, they propose a new model that suggests the existence of two coexisting states.
Seasonal influenza vaccination may guard against stillbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers in Western Australia analyzed data from nearly 60,000 births that occurred during the southern hemisphere's 2012 and 2013 seasonal influenza epidemics, and found that women who received the trivalent influenza vaccine during pregnancy were 51 percent less likely to experience a stillbirth than unvaccinated mothers.
A class of commonly used fungicides has been found that produce gene expression changes similar to those in people with autism and neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease.
While homicide victimization rates declined for whites, blacks, and Hispanics in the United States from 1990-2010, the drop was much more precipitous for the two minority groups, new research concludes.
Patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement (mini-MVR) have similar outcomes as patients undergoing conventional surgery and also experience shorter hospital stays and fewer blood transfusions, according to an article.
Researchers have discovered the fossil of a 305-million-year-old arachnid, which will help scientists to understand more about the early origins of modern-day spiders.
Statisticians, computer scientists and medics are launching a new project to predict how long you will live. They will use 'Big Data' to predict life expectancy -- and particularly how various chronic diseases and their treatments impact longevity.
Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new research has found.
A new article explains the biology of white grubs, also known as masked chafers, and discusses options for managing them.
Ewing Sarcoma: New compounds may aid in development of targeted therapies for a rare pediatric cancer
Two recently discovered compounds have shown promise in preclinical studies for treating Ewing sarcoma, a rare cancer that predominantly affects children and adolescents.
A cheaper, lighter moth trap can improve the ability of students and other citizen scientists to traps and collect insects.
A tally of Northern Hemisphere marine heatwaves since 1950 shows that prolonged warm periods have recurred regularly in the past, but are being pushed into new territory by climate change.
Mule deer mothers are in sync with their environment, with reproduction patterns that closely match the cycles of plant growth in their habitat. And new research using NASA satellite data shows that tracking vegetation from space can help wildlife managers predict when does will give birth to fawns.
Physicists believe chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution -- the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision -- a reality. With recent technological advances in fabrication and trapping, hybrid quantum systems are emerging as ideal platforms for a diverse range of studies in quantum control, quantum simulation and computing.
By lengthening nanorods, hydrogen production can happen quicker and more sustainably, researchers have discovered. The researchers determined that lengthening nanorods to 50 nanometers, a size 1,000 times smaller than the diameter of a hair, increased the hydrogen production rate of a rare form of titania called brookite, only accessible at the nanoscale.
Researchers have discovered that short-term starvation as larvae (baby bees) actually makes honey bees more resilient to nutritional deprivation as adults. This is the first time that an anticipatory mechanism, called 'predictive adaptive response,' has been found in social organisms.
Zika virus can be detected in blood samples taken from a pregnant woman while brain damage is developing, as well as isolated in cell culture from the brain tissue of the fetus.
A new drug appears to help people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but eventually stop benefitting from the use of the current top treatment: injectable, bioengineered proteins that interfere with the action of a powerful inflammatory substance.
A research team has developed a technique, which enables unzipping of the graphene plane without uncontrollable damage.
Calculations reveal how sensors must take turns to harvest power efficiently from a data hub.