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April 28, 2016

Consumers' Trust in Online User Ratings Misplaced, Says Study

Apr. 28, 2016 — The belief that online user ratings are good indicators of product quality is largely an illusion, according to a new study. The analyses show a very low correspondence between average user ratings ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A team of researchers report integrating fiber optic glucose sensors into a microfluidic chip to create portable, high-performance, low-cost devices for measuring glucose ... read more

Four New Genetic Diseases Defined Within Schizophrenia

Apr. 28, 2016 — Changes in key genes define four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia, according to a study. Unlike "big data" genetic studies, which have loosely linked hundreds of genetic ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Here's another reason to start saving for that beach house: new research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — The risks of commercial marine shipping accidents across Canada's regions have been outlined in a new report, including information for different cargo types. The report highlights gaps in ... read more

Costs for Orally Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

Apr. 28, 2016 — New cancer drugs, taken in pill form, have become dramatically more expensive in their first year on the market compared with drugs launched 15 years ago, calling into question the sustainability of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have identified a key action of a watershed gene critical to bone formation and the evolution of vertebrates. The Sp7 or Osterix gene more than likely emerged from an ancestral gene ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell. The cells in question are neurons ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Study Pinpoints Mechanism That Allows Cells With Faulty DNA to Reproduce

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have figured out how some cells do an end-run on replication quality control -- opening the door to developing new cancer-quashing ... read more

Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumors

Apr. 28, 2016 — Research into bladder tumor surgery has found that using narrow band imaging can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, bladder cancer is ... read more

Stem Cells Know How to Open Up and Unwind

Apr. 28, 2016 — Research has revealed a new understanding of how an open genome structure supports the long-term and unrestricted developmental potential in embryonic stem cells. This insight provides new avenues ... read more

Eating Chocolate Each Day Could Reduce Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Apr. 28, 2016 — New study could lead to physicians recommending daily consumption of small amounts of dark chocolate. The new paper concludes that further observational research is needed to understand the role ... read more

Fungal Spores Could ‘hijack’ Human Immune Cells to Spread Infection

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their understanding of how the fungus <em>Aspergillus terreus</em> -- the cause of serious illness in humans -- can move around the body, ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Outbreaks by the mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm can actually reduce wildfire severity, surprising new research shows. The findings contrast sharply with popular attitudes -- and some ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists may have found a way to prevent complications from surgery to treat cataract -- the world's leading cause of blindness. It's estimated that by the year 2020, 32 million people ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new study led by Universitat Autchr('242')noma de Barcelona researcher Vchr('237')ctor Sarto describes a striking example of evolutionary convergence in the order of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop ... read more

Snails Select Sources of Food Based on Dislike for Smells Rather Than Acceptable Taste

Apr. 28, 2016 — Harnessing naturally occurring chemicals could be used as a means to protect crop seedlings from being eaten by common pests, a study ... read more

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