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Sep. 3, 2015 — A new method of measuring the distances between stars enables astronomers to climb the 'cosmic ladder' and understand the processes at work in the outer reaches of the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Research has found a viral product that promotes a strong immune response against respiratory syncytial virus, a threat to infants and the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Hopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds. Traditional Mars rovers, for example, roll around on wheels, and they ... read more

Huddling Rats Behave as a 'Super-Organism'

Sep. 3, 2015 — Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers are using light to move mirrors, a novel concept to automate the way a light source changes its wavelength as it sweeps the surrounding landscape. The advance could have implications for ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — A protein known to play a role in transporting the molecular contents of normal cells into and out of various intracellular compartments can also turn such cells cancerous by stimulating a key ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Using computational and experimental methods, researchers have developed a technique for creating so-called protein-DNA nanowires -- a hybrid biomaterial that could have important ... read more

New Hope for Lou: Unexplored Therapeutic Targets for ALS

Sep. 3, 2015 — No cures exist for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the only approved therapy slows the progression by only a few months. A new study identifies a promising unexplored avenue of treatment for ... read more

Back to School and Back to Sleep

Sep. 3, 2015 — Poor sleep might explain how stress impacts health in kids, a new study suggests. Researchers found that getting a good night's sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids' cortisol ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Orchids, a fantastically complicated and diverse group of flowering plants, have long blended the exotic with the beautiful. Previously, botanists have proposed more than a half dozen explanations ... read more

California Rising?

Sep. 3, 2015 — Spatially corrected sea-level records for the Pacific coast indicate that uplift rates are overestimated by 40 percent, scientists report. Uplift is the vertical elevation of Earth's surface in ... read more

Teens Lose Sleep After Change to Daylight Saving Time, Study Shows

Sep. 3, 2015 — High school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March, a study has concluded. The loss of sleep during the school week was associated with ... read more

Genetic Factors Drive Roles of Gut Bacteria in Diabetes, Obesity

Sep. 3, 2015 — One strain of mice that were genetically prone to become obese became resistant to excess weight gain after their populations of gut microbiota were transformed simply by an sharing an environment ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought, a new study suggests. This work explored these very old conditions and found that sea level ... read more

One Step Closer to Cheaper Antivenom

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions have successfully identified the exact composition of sea snake venom, which makes the future development of synthetic ... read more

Laughter, Then Love: Study Explores Why Humor Is Important in Romantic Attraction

Sep. 3, 2015 — Research has found the when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at those attempts, the more likely the woman is interested in the man. When both ... read more

Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors

Sep. 3, 2015 — Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study. Hot flashes are particularly ... read more

Targeting Newly Discovered Pathway Sensitizes Tumors to Radiation and Chemotherapy

Sep. 3, 2015 — In some patients, aggressive cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In a new paper, researchers identified a pathway that causes the resistance and a new therapeutic ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Evidence from the tropical lowlands of Central America reveals how Maya activity more than 2,000 years ago not only contributed to the decline of their environment but continues to influence ... read more

Babies Benefit from Parenting Classes Even Before Birth

Sep. 3, 2015 — A brief series of classes to help first-time parents better support each other through the often stressful transition to parenthood has a positive effect on birth outcomes as well, according to ... read more

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