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Dec. 1, 2015 — A collaboration between developmental psychologists and computer scientists has demonstrated that robots can "learn" much like babies - by experiencing the world and eventually imitating ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original to the animal, and not biofilm or other ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a new global theory of land-biome evolution, researchers suggest that plants are not passive features of their environments, but may instead actively behave in ways that determine the productivity ... read more

Christmas Period May Reduce Quality of Life for Many Europeans

Dec. 1, 2015 — Many Europeans do not experience the run-up to Christmas as a particularly jolly time, and often feel despondent and stressed, reports a new study. However, the study suggests Christians, ... read more

Adults With Cerebral Palsy More Likely to Have Chronic Conditions, Researchers Find

Dec. 1, 2015 — Adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to have secondary chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, than adults without cerebral palsy, suggests a new ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A group of biophysicists have developed a mathematical model of arterial thrombus formation, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. The scientists described the process of platelet ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a first, researchers show the potential a PD-1 antibody, nivolumab, has in fighting the disease. Nivolumab, an inhibitory antibody for PD-1, has shown efficacy in several types of malignancies ... read more

Scientists Draw Evidence-Based Blueprint for HIV Treatment, Prevention

Dec. 1, 2015 — For many years, clinicians debated the best time to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection, with some worrying that the risks of treatment in terms of drug toxicities could outweigh the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients based on the Xbox gaming system. ... read more

New Map Boosts Understanding of Complex UN Climate Regime

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have helped create a comprehensive and interactive map of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ... read more

Irrigation Method Saves 50 Percent of Water Needed for Potato Growth

Dec. 1, 2015 — An irrigation method uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for the $131 million-a-year Florida ... read more

Childbirth an Athletic Event? Sports Medicine Used to Diagnose Injuries Caused by Deliveries

Dec. 1, 2015 — Childbirth is arguably the most traumatic event the human body can undergo, and new imaging techniques show that up to 15 percent of women sustain pelvic injuries that don't ... read more

State Workers' Compensation Policies Affect Costs, Disability Time

Dec. 1, 2015 — Certain workers' compensation (WC) policies explain much of the state-level variation in costs and outcomes of claims for low back pain (LBP), reports an American ... read more

Why Some People Would Pay for a Drug They Probably Won't Ever Need

Dec. 1, 2015 — A sick person is obviously willing to pay for a good medical treatment, but economists have found that healthy people are potentially a much broader, if largely overlooked, market for medical ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The effectiveness of permethrin, an important mosquito-fighting insecticide, may be impaired by global warming, according to a recent study. People involved in mosquito-control efforts should take ... read more

Gender Segregation in Jobs Is Not Rooted in Early Family Planning

Nov. 30, 2015 — Despite decades of efforts to banish the idea of 'jobs for men' -- construction worker, firefighter, mechanic -- and 'jobs for women' -- teacher, flight attendant, registered ... read more

Black Women Less Likely to Benefit from Early Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Nov. 30, 2015 — Among minority women treated with early chemotherapy, black women fare worse than the other groups, new research shows. While the cause of this is not known, researchers suspect biologic differences ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have been pioneering antenna measurement methods for decades, but a new robot may be the ultimate innovation, extending measurements to higher frequencies while characterizing antennas ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can ... read more

Income-Based School Assignment Policy Influences Diversity, Achievement

Nov. 30, 2015 — When public schools in Wake County, North Carolina switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated but the ... read more

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