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Dead-Easy Test to Tackle Parasites

Nov. 30, 2015 — Science has a new weapon in the global war against parasitic worms that kill hundreds of thousands or people annually: xWORM. While testing various drugs, parasitologists spend interminable hours ... read more

Lower Survival Rates in Women With Breast Cancer Diagnosed With Depression

Nov. 30, 2015 — Women with breast cancer who subsequently had a recorded diagnosis of depression had a 45% higher risk of death from all causes, according to a study. The researchers suggest this finding could help ... read more

Discovery of an Embryonic Switch for Cancer Stem Cell Generation

Nov. 30, 2015 — Decreases in a specific group of proteins trigger changes in the cancer microenvironment that accelerate growth and development of therapy-resistant cancer stem cells (CSCs), a team of researchers ... read more

Genetic Study of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Could Lead to Better Treatments

Nov. 30, 2015 — Genetic variation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appears to play a major role in determining how sick they will become and could provide a road map for more effective ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The effectiveness of permethrin, an important mosquito-fighting insecticide, may be impaired by global warming, according to a recent study. People involved in mosquito-control efforts should take ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Results of a 15-year study of factors affecting populations of Eastern brook trout with climate change show high summer air temperatures have a large influence, in particular on the smallest fry and ... read more

Black Women Less Likely to Benefit from Early Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Nov. 30, 2015 — Among minority women treated with early chemotherapy, black women fare worse than the other groups, new research shows. While the cause of this is not known, researchers suspect biologic differences ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have been pioneering antenna measurement methods for decades, but a new robot may be the ultimate innovation, extending measurements to higher frequencies while characterizing antennas ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can ... read more

Income-Based School Assignment Policy Influences Diversity, Achievement

Nov. 30, 2015 — When public schools in Wake County, North Carolina switched from a school assignment policy based on race to one based on socioeconomic status, schools became slightly more segregated but the ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have found that many species of tarantulas have independently evolved the ability to grow blue hair using nanostructures in their exoskeletons, rather than pigments. The study is the ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers has been determined by researchers who found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Red, ripe tomatoes were dipped in 50 degree C hot water for 5 minutes or exposed to 5 degree C for 4 days to simulate consumer handling in food service or home kitchens. The results indicated that a ... read more

Sleep Gene Found to Be Linked to Heart Failure

Nov. 30, 2015 — A gene that, when working properly, appears to reduce the risk of heart failure and improve treatment outcomes has been identified by researchers, highlighting a possible target for the development ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — When preliminary tests show that a new drug has remarkable effectiveness against a lethal illness, everyone wants to know how it works. A team reports a surprising mechanism through which an ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Farmers who used pesticides that spared bees but sacrificed killed other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international scientific ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Many human gene variants have evolved specifically to protect older adults against neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thus preserving their contributions to society, report ... read more

New Phase of Carbon Discovered: Making Diamonds at Room Temperature

Nov. 30, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to ... read more

First Outcomes Report from Novel Heart Surgery Registry Shows Excellent Results for TAVR

Nov. 30, 2015 — Four years after its approval in the United States, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and demonstrate positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis, a common ... read more

Physicists Show Skyrmions Can Exist in Ferroelectrics

Nov. 30, 2015 — New theoretical physics research shows that swirling particles known as skyrmions, which have been found in magnetic systems, can also exist in ... read more

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