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Understanding Molecular Mechanism Leading to Addiction in Humans

Aug. 4, 2015 — A new study opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans. The team found that humans with mutation of a key gene for this co-transmission were 10 ... read more

New Biosensors for Managing Microbial 'Workers'

Aug. 4, 2015 — New biosensors have been developed that could improve control and complexity of metabolically engineered microbes, bringing us one step closer to a future in which genetically engineered bacteria can ... read more

Researchers Use Wastewater Treatment to Capture Carbon Dioxide, Produce Energy

Aug. 4, 2015 — Cleaning up municipal and industrial wastewater can be dirty business, but engineers have developed an innovative wastewater treatment process that not only mitigates carbon dioxide emissions, but ... read more

Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Study Finds

Aug. 4, 2015 — Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Scientists have shed new light on how humans process color – revealing that we see things differently in winter compared with summer. The researchers examined how our color perception changes ... read more

How Does Being 'on-Call' Impact Employee Fatigue?

Aug. 4, 2015 — With the growing demands of consumerism and the need to assist customers on the clock, today’s employees are working anything but nine to five. One in five EU employees are working on-call, but how ... read more

Protecting the Environment by Re-Thinking Death

Aug. 4, 2015 — Scientists first had to re-think death before they could develop a way of testing the potential harm to the environment caused by thousands of chemicals humankind uses each ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Human activities such as livestock farming, fishing or hunting yearly waste tons of food into natural ecosystems. A large part of this anthropogenic food is provided as carrion and subsidizes a wide ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A new gene that plays a crucial role during early development in humans and whose under-expression may induce certain autistic traits has been uncovered by scientists. Understanding the mechanisms ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Now researchers have put some of these ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Today, almost everything in your car is managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). The problem is that these minicomputers are increasingly coming under attack. Researchers have now developed a ... read more

Trauma Experiences Change the Brain Even in Those Without PTSD

Aug. 4, 2015 — Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), according to research. It is already known that stress affects brain ... read more

Benefits, Risks of Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Aug. 4, 2015 — Treating maternal psychiatric disorder with commonly used antidepressants is associated with a lower risk of certain pregnancy complications including preterm birth and delivery by Caesarean section, ... read more

End-of-Century Manhattan Climate Index to Resemble Oklahoma City Today

Aug. 4, 2015 — Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions will alter the way that Americans heat and cool their homes. By the end of this century, the number of days each year that heating and air ... read more

Head Impacts, Collegiate Football Practice, Games

Aug. 4, 2015 — Researchers examined the number and severity of subconcussive head impacts sustained by college football players over an entire season during practices and games. The researchers found that the ... read more

Gut Microbes Affect Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism in Mice

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study found evidence that gut microbes affect circadian rhythms and metabolism in ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. They found that the images portrayed do not take into account the damaging side effects of ... read more

Marriage Can Lead to Dramatic Reduction in Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

Aug. 3, 2015 — Research on alcohol-use disorders consistently shows problem drinking decreases as we age. Now, researchers have found evidence that marriage can cause dramatic drinking reductions even among people ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Scientists have used resonators made from single-crystalline diamonds to develop a novel device in which a quantum system is integrated into a mechanical oscillating system. For the first time, the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Engineers have found a new way to switch the polarization of nanomagnets without the need for an external magnetic field. The advance brings the semiconductor industry a major step closer to moving ... read more

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