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May 6, 2015 — Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres. The researchers ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Cures C. Diff, Blocks Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens, Study Shows

May 6, 2015 — A fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) not only cured a case of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in a 66 year old man; it eliminated populations of multi-drug resistant organisms both in the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade ... read more

A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds: Long, Custom-Designed DNA Strands

May 6, 2015 — Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take ... read more

Brain Chemical May Offer New Clues in Treating Chronic Pain

May 6, 2015 — A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, movement and reward-motivation behavior -- among others -- may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to new research. The ... read more

May 6, 2015 — To fence or not to fence? That is the question facing conservationists concerned with barriers that keep wildlife in and people out. Researchers say that new policies must be developed before fences ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A research team has developed an inkjet printing technology to produce kesterite thin film absorbers. Based on the inkjet-printed absorbers, solar cells with total area conversion efficiency of up to ... read more

Is Diet or Exercise the Best Way to Reduce Diabetes Risk?

May 6, 2015 — Though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Coral reefs are generally associated with warm, shallow and crystal-clear waters in the tropics. Other species of coral, however, flourish in the deep cold ocean where they also form large reefs. Now ... read more

Negative Regulator of Natural Killer Cell Maturation Discovered

May 6, 2015 — A new study has identified a regulatory pathway in natural killer cells that inhibits their maturation and homing behavior. Natural killer cells are one of the body's first lines of defense ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A clever combination of two different types of computer simulations enabled a group of researchers to uncover an unexpectedly cooperative group dynamic: the spontaneous emergence of resource sharing ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Convincing a large group of people to change its behavior is no popularity contest, a new study shows. In a novel experiment, researchers found that certain public health interventions work best when ... read more

May 6, 2015 — An X-ray study may lead to higher quality chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Research is aiming to improve search engines after finding online self-diagnosis of health conditions provides misleading results that can do more harm than ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Findings from a new study have put to bed the idea of mandatory sleep times in licensed childcare settings. The study found that children who were exposed to more than 60 minutes mandatory sleep at ... read more

Computer Scientists Use Twitter to Predict UK General Election Result

May 6, 2015 — Computer scientists are using Twitter to predict the outcome of the UK general election and believe their forecasts could be more accurate than traditional opinion ... read more

Building Scaffolds in the Cell's Power Stations

May 6, 2015 — A basic architectural principle of mitochondria has been revealed through new research. Researchers have decoded the molecular basis for the characteristic structures inside of mitochondria. ... read more

New Method Detects More Breast Cancer in Screening

May 6, 2015 — Tomosynthesis detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does, according to a major screening study. This is the first large-scale study to compare the screening method with regular ... read more

Scientists Identify Promising New Melanoma Treatment Strategy

May 6, 2015 — The enzyme GMPS drives melanoma growth, researchers report. The scientists propose a new strategy for targeting that protein that may help advance toward a new melanoma treatment ... read more

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