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May 24, 2017 — Ecologists have observed an unusual way in which treetop-grazing goats may be benefiting the trees: the goats spit out the trees' ... read more

Zika Spread Secrets Tracked Through New Gene Sequencing Study

May 24, 2017 — Scientists studying the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond has provided a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time. The research has significant public ... read more

Range of Challenging Meditation Experiences

May 24, 2017 — Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new ... read more

May 24, 2017 — A-tisket, a-tasket. You can tell a lot from a basket. Especially if it's from ancient ruins of a civilization inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. An archeologist is among the team who made a ... read more

Cost-Effective Ways to Combat HIV Risk Among Intravenous Drug Users Identified

May 24, 2017 — With the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared needles won't be far ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Analysis of the largest collection of Zika genomes to date reveals the trajectory and evolution of the virus as it spread throughout the Americas, with implications for future surveillance ... read more

May 24, 2017 — A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Middle Stone Age humans in the Porc-Epic cave likely used ochre over at least 4,500 years, according to a new ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning to read as an adult reconfigures evolutionarily ancient ... read more

Shedding Light on How Humans Walk, With Robots

May 24, 2017 — Patients walking in clinical robotic suits do not modify their gait in response to forces that are meant to alter the height of their steps, though they do respond to alterations in step length, ... read more

Population Only Part of Tornado Casualty Story

May 24, 2017 — The strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties, new research ... read more

May 24, 2017 — With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study explains how Zika virus entered the United ... read more

Effective Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

May 24, 2017 — Despite having increased human wellbeing in the past, intense modifications by multiple and interacting pressures have degraded ecosystems and the sustainability of their goods and services. For ... read more

Oxytocin Administered to the Nose Increases Emotion Perception in Autism

May 24, 2017 — Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Walls such as the proposed barrier along the US-Mexico border lead to habitat fragmentation and can close off animal populations by impeding ... read more

Program Helps Reduce Risk of Delirium, Hospital Length of Stay for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery

May 24, 2017 — Older patients who underwent major abdominal surgery and received an intervention that included nutritional assistance and early mobilization were less likely to experience delirium and had a shorter ... read more

May 24, 2017 — A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old -- formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang -- creates stars more than a hundred times faster than ... read more

May 24, 2017 — The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to researchers who examined the drinking ... read more

May 24, 2017 — Exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia, home to the world's largest silver deposit, may put residents at risk of ... read more

Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Epilepsy Examined

May 24, 2017 — Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical ... read more

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