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Apr. 28, 2015 — Geoscientists have helped prove that some of the ocean's underwater volcanoes did not erupt from hot spots in the Earth's mantle but instead formed from cracks or fractures in the oceanic ... read more

Patient Portals Could Widen Health Disparities

Apr. 28, 2015 — Online patient portals are increasingly important for doctor-patient communication and access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the gap in health disparities. Patients with ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Bullying adversely affects children in later life more than being maltreated, according to new research. A new study shows that children who have been bullied by peers suffer worse in the longer term ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem ... read more

How to Stop Songs from Getting Stuck in Our Heads? Chew Some Gum!

Apr. 28, 2015 — An effective solution to get rid of earworms, those annoying tunes that keep on re-playing in never ending loops in our heads, has been found. The best way to block obsessive melodies is neither to ... read more

Blogging on the Ice: Connecting Audiences With Climate-Change Sciences

Apr. 28, 2015 — Climate change is a perennially controversial subject frequently splashed across mainstream headlines. However, what we see in the news is not always what the scientists at the front line of climate ... read more

Dyslexic Children Do Not Detect Stressed Syllables Well While Listening to Words

Apr. 28, 2015 — Dyslexia is not only a problem related to reading; children with this difficulty also display impaired prosodic processing, in other words, they struggle to detect stressed syllables. A team of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Blocked blood vessels can quickly become dangerous. It is often necessary to replace a blood vessel – either by another vessel taken from the body or even by artificial vascular prostheses. ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until now, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process. A new function now described for the protein dDsk2 links ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Teasing out how slow, silent earthquakes respond to tidal forces lets researchers calculate the friction inside the fault, which could help understand when and how the more hazardous earthquakes ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Over 3000 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2012 for eye injuries related to paintball guns, airsoft guns, BB guns and pellet guns, which are popular non-powder guns. A new ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet's 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation's ... read more

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Which Is Best?

Apr. 27, 2015 — Intramuscular injection of testerosterone replacement therapy confers greater health benefits and lower cardiovascular risks than transdermal administration by skin patch or gel, a new study ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — By training a type of grasshopper to recognize odors, a team of biomedical engineers is learning more about the brain and how it processes information from its senses. While the results of this ... read more

Studies Yield Mixed Findings on High-Dose Flu Vaccine for Elders

Apr. 27, 2015 — Is the high-dose version of the flu vaccine more effective than the standard dose for older folks? A new study says yes, but only for the 'oldest old': those 85 or older. For those between ... read more

Malaria Parasite Causes Red Blood Cell Changes, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2015 — A model of a malaria-infected red blood cell may lead to better ways to treat malaria, according to a team of engineers and molecular biologists who investigated how this parasite infection causes ... read more

Nerve Cells, Blood Vessels in Eye 'Talk' to Prevent Disease

Apr. 27, 2015 — Nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly 'talk' to each other to maintain healthy blood flow and prevent disease, scientists say. The study has implications for treating diseases ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Sharp high-pitched sounds have been found to cause seizures in older cats. The most commonly reported triggers were the sound of crinkling tin foil, a metal spoon clanging in a ceramic feeding bowl, ... read more

Breakthrough in Understanding Canavan Disease

Apr. 27, 2015 — Investigators have settled a long-standing controversy surrounding the molecular basis of an inherited disorder that historically affected Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe but now also arises in ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from ... read more

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