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Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED ... read more

Double Enzyme Hit May Explain Common Cancer Drug Side Effect

Oct. 12, 2015 — Many leukemias are caused by loss of the enzyme Pten. Some anti-leukemia treatments work by inhibiting another enzyme called Shp2. Researchers have now found that mice lacking both of these enzymes ... read more

Workplace Mentors Benefit Female Employees More Than Men

Oct. 12, 2015 — The success of online networking sites such as LinkedIn illustrates the popularity of building a wide-ranging contact list. Yet when it comes to raising one's profile within the workplace, ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers have found. The study is the first to discover a direct link between infants' ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Although useful to Tarzan, vines endanger tropical forests' capacity to store carbon. In a major experimental study in Panama, researchers showed that woody vines, or lianas, slow tropical ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Three years ago, a team announced that they had cured X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding retinal disease, in dogs. Now they've shown that they can cure the canine disease over the long ... read more

RNA Editing Technique Treats Severe Form of Muscular Dystrophy

Oct. 12, 2015 — An RNA editing technique called 'exon skipping' has shown preliminary success in treating a rare and severe form of muscular dystrophy that currently has no treatment. The discovery stems ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Conan Thompson becomes first baby to have a 3D printed model made of his face while still in the womb to help doctors determine whether he would need a lifesaving procedure at ... read more

Cardiac Patients Receive Comparable Care from Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers

Oct. 12, 2015 — Patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation receive comparable outpatient care from physicians and advanced practice providers -- physician assistants and nurse ... read more

Researchers Seek Ways to Keep Pathogens, Pests from Traveling With Grain

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers have evaluated how wheat moved along rail networks in the United States and Australia. Through their analysis, they identified U.S. states that are particularly important for sampling and ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — New research delves into how children build their vocabularies and what words are easiest for them to learn. The scientists worked with 32 children who were all 2 years old, studying their word ... read more

First Comprehensive Profile of Non-Protein-Coding RNAs in Human Cancers

Oct. 12, 2015 — 70 percent of the genome is made into non-coding RNA, but most studies of genomic alterations in cancer have focused on the miniscule portion of the human genome that encodes protein. An ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Being able to understand speech is essential to our evolution as humans. Hearing lets us perceive the same word even when spoken at different speeds or pitches, and also gives us extra sensitivity to ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Magnets are well-known from the physics lessons at school, but they are hardly covered in chemistry lectures; and it is still a chemical process by means of which researchers have succeeded in ... read more

New Optoelectronic Probe Enables Communication With Neural Microcircuits

Oct. 12, 2015 — The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the ... read more

Prostate Cells Undergo 'Reprogramming' to Form Tumors, Study Finds

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers link early prostate cancer to alterations in a program controlled by a 'master regulator' of cell growth. These epigenetic changes point to new avenues for preventing and ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When people with anorexia nervosa decide what to eat, they engage a part of the brain associated with habitual behavior. These findings open up entirely new avenues for treatment development and ... read more

Not in My Backyard: Extreme Weather Perceptions in Your Neighborhood and Beyond

Oct. 12, 2015 — Would you consider your perceptions of extreme weather to be dependent on where you live, how much you earn or your political views? There is a case to suggest that the social, economic or political ... read more

Allergic Asthma: Key Molecule Identified

Oct. 12, 2015 — Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialized countries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. ... read more

Why Being Single Is Much More Than Handling Just Loneliness

Oct. 12, 2015 — With 51% of Britain’s population registered as unmarried, half of adult Americans currently unattached, and over half of the households in Paris, the city of love, made up by only-ones, having no ... read more

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