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December 1, 2015

Dead-Easy Test to Tackle Parasites

Nov. 30, 2015 — Science has a new weapon in the global war against parasitic worms that kill hundreds of thousands or people annually: xWORM. While testing various drugs, parasitologists spend interminable hours ... read more

Lower Survival Rates in Women With Breast Cancer Diagnosed With Depression

Nov. 30, 2015 — Women with breast cancer who subsequently had a recorded diagnosis of depression had a 45% higher risk of death from all causes, according to a study. The researchers suggest this finding could help ... read more

Discovery of an Embryonic Switch for Cancer Stem Cell Generation

Nov. 30, 2015 — Decreases in a specific group of proteins trigger changes in the cancer microenvironment that accelerate growth and development of therapy-resistant cancer stem cells (CSCs), a team of researchers ... read more

Genetic Study of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Could Lead to Better Treatments

Nov. 30, 2015 — Genetic variation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appears to play a major role in determining how sick they will become and could provide a road map for more effective ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Results of a 15-year study of factors affecting populations of Eastern brook trout with climate change show high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular on the smallest fry and ... 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

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have found that many species of tarantulas have independently evolved the ability to grow blue hair using nanostructures in their exoskeletons, rather than pigments. The study is the ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Red, ripe tomatoes were dipped in 50 degree C hot water for 5 minutes or exposed to 5 degree C for 4 days to simulate consumer handling in food service or home kitchens. The results indicated that a ... read more

Sleep Gene Found to Be Linked to Heart Failure

Nov. 30, 2015 — A gene that, when working properly, appears to reduce the risk of heart failure and improve treatment outcomes has been identified by researchers, highlighting a possible target for the development ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A new genetic model has been developed that is yielding new insights into what happens when astrocytes go awry. Damage to astrocytes -- star-shaped cells found in the brain and spinal cord -- is ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers are tapping information found in the cells of all life on Earth, and using it to trace life's ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Many human gene variants have evolved specifically to protect older adults against neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thus preserving their contributions to society, report ... read more

Kids from High Socioeconomic Background More Likely to Rely on Parental Help as Adults

Nov. 30, 2015 — More than 40 percent of young adults no longer live with their parents, but still receive at least some financial support from mom and dad -- and this is particularly true for grown children from ... read more

New Phase of Carbon Discovered: Making Diamonds at Room Temperature

Nov. 30, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to ... read more

First Outcomes Report from Novel Heart Surgery Registry Shows Excellent Results for TAVR

Nov. 30, 2015 — Four years after its approval in the United States, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and demonstrate positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis, a common ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Around 390 million years ago, the first vertebrate animals moved from water onto land, necessitating changes in their musculoskeletal systems to permit a terrestrial life. Forelimbs and hind limbs of ... read more

Physicists Show Skyrmions Can Exist in Ferroelectrics

Nov. 30, 2015 — New theoretical physics research shows that swirling particles known as skyrmions, which have been found in magnetic systems, can also exist in ... read more

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