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May 6, 2015 — Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed ... read more

Blood Markers Could Help Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 6, 2015 — New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant's progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analysing a number of important small molecules in the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms, and algae has been described in a new article by an international team of ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The impact of forest fires is becoming ever greater on the Iberian Peninsula and climate change is partly to blame. In order to evaluate the effect of an increase in temperatures, Spanish and ... read more

'Leg Bank' Hope for Changing Amputees' Lives

May 6, 2015 — A ‘leg bank’ – providing life-changing prostheses to low-income people who have lost limbs – is being developed by a team of researchers. The team aims to help people who struggle to find ... read more

China to Dominate Asia's Growth in Wine Imports

May 6, 2015 — New projections of growth in global wine markets to 2018 show Asian countries will dominate global wine consumption and import growth, led by a surge in wine consumption in ... read more

The Most Important Psychological Concepts for Teachers to Apply in Classrooms

May 6, 2015 — In an effort to help teachers educate their students, a new report outlines the 20 most important psychological concepts that can enhance elementary and secondary teaching and learning and offers ... read more

Hepatitis C Common Among HIV-Positive Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 6, 2015 — A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV. In the largest study of its kind, researchers collated data on over 1.1 ... read more

First Evolutionary History of 50 Years of Music Charts Using Big Data Analysis of Sounds

May 6, 2015 — Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A striking new species of beetle with no direct relatives has been identified living in wetlands on the outskirts of Cape Town. Capelatus prykei is so different from any of the world's other ... read more

New Clues Into How Stem Cells Get Their Identity

May 6, 2015 — Scientists have identified one mechanism that explains how some stem cells choose to become a given cell type: the cells combine specific sets of proteins at precise positions along the DNA. When ... read more

May 6, 2015 — When the boss puts employees' needs over his or her own, measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, higher job performance by employees, and lower turnover are the result, new research ... read more

Naked Mole-Rats Anti-Cancer Gene Is Unique Among Mammals

May 6, 2015 — Naked mole rats are unusual in many ways as a result of adaptations to living underground, with extreme longevity and a lack of the normal signs of aging. However, the gene that gives naked ... read more

Non-Euclidean Geometries for Grid Cells

May 6, 2015 — Grid cells, space-mapping neurons of the entorhinal cortex of rodents, could also work for hyperbolic surfaces. A new study tests a model (a computer simulation) based on mathematical principles, ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A new study of teeth belonging to a particularly phallic-looking creature has led to the compilation of a prehistoric ‘dentist’s handbook’ which may aid in the identification of previously ... read more

Researchers Put Magic Spin on Protein to Tease out Its First Dance With Tempo Set by Temperature

May 6, 2015 — All cells contain complex molecular components that fulfil functions necessary for the cell to live. These components require motion in a very particular order to function almost like an intricate ... read more

System Model for Calculating Mine Profitability

May 6, 2015 — A new system dynamic model makes it possible to plan the profitability of mining operations with greater precision than before. Researchers have developed a model based on system thinking that ... read more

Sensor Detects Spoilage of Food

May 6, 2015 — A sensor that detects ethanol in the headspace of a food package has been developed by scientists. Ethanol, in addition to carbon dioxide, has been found to be the main volatile spoilage metabolite ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Biological and medical scientists have been using flow cytometry to count cancer cells for the past 40 years. But the large instruments are expensive and can only be operated by trained personnel. By ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed a very sensitive high frequency amplifier for radio telescopes used on Earth. The amplifier generates extremely little internal electromagnetic noise and will help measure ... read more

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