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Dec. 1, 2015 — A collaboration between developmental psychologists and computer scientists has demonstrated that robots can "learn" much like babies - by experiencing the world and eventually imitating ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original to the animal, and not biofilm or other ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a new global theory of land-biome evolution, researchers suggest that plants are not passive features of their environments, but may instead actively behave in ways that determine the productivity ... read more

HIV/AIDS Drugs Interfere With Brain's 'Insulation'

Dec. 1, 2015 — Commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, research shows, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A powerful laser scanner has been used by experts to capture a detailed, virtual record of the interior of Lincoln Cathedral and reveal clues to its architectural past. Existing floor plans for the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide, report ... read more

Christmas Period May Reduce Quality of Life for Many Europeans

Dec. 1, 2015 — Many Europeans do not experience the run-up to Christmas as a particularly jolly time, and often feel despondent and stressed, reports a new study. However, the study suggests Christians, ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Scientists capitalize on technological advances to lay the groundwork for drug development against 'disordered' proteins that play key roles in human health and disease. A small, drug-like ... read more

Enhanced Treatment for Hepatitis C Could Cut Prevalence by 80 Percent

Dec. 1, 2015 — Novel antiviral therapies for hepatitis C could reduce the prevalence of the blood-borne infection by more than 80 percent, according to a new analysis. The finding raises the possibility of greatly ... read more

Adults With Cerebral Palsy More Likely to Have Chronic Conditions, Researchers Find

Dec. 1, 2015 — Adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to have secondary chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, than adults without cerebral palsy, suggests a new ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A group of biophysicists have developed a mathematical model of arterial thrombus formation, which is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. The scientists described the process of platelet ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a first, researchers show the potential a PD-1 antibody, nivolumab, has in fighting the disease. Nivolumab, an inhibitory antibody for PD-1, has shown efficacy in several types of malignancies ... read more

Scientists Draw Evidence-Based Blueprint for HIV Treatment, Prevention

Dec. 1, 2015 — For many years, clinicians debated the best time to start antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection, with some worrying that the risks of treatment in terms of drug toxicities could outweigh the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients based on the Xbox gaming system. ... read more

New Map Boosts Understanding of Complex UN Climate Regime

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have helped create a comprehensive and interactive map of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ... read more

Scientists Overcome Key CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Hurdle

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have engineered changes to the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that significantly cut down on 'off-target' editing errors. The refined technique addresses one of ... read more

Irrigation Method Saves 50 Percent of Water Needed for Potato Growth

Dec. 1, 2015 — An irrigation method uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for the $131 million-a-year Florida ... read more

Childbirth an Athletic Event? Sports Medicine Used to Diagnose Injuries Caused by Deliveries

Dec. 1, 2015 — Childbirth is arguably the most traumatic event the human body can undergo, and new imaging techniques show that up to 15 percent of women sustain pelvic injuries that don't ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Alginate forms a kind of supporting skeleton in the cell walls of certain kinds of algae. Scientists use the gel-like mass from Chilean seaweed as the substrate for stem cells. They can flexibly ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — The results of a national survey about weight loss barriers finds 90 percent of respondents discounted one of the most important factors -- your mind. A neuropsychologist says the most crucial factor ... read more

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