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February 28, 2017

Mammography Trends Show Improved Cancer Detection, More Biopsies

Feb. 28, 2017 — The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more ... read more

Ski Helmets Lessens Severity of Injuries, Research Finds

Feb. 28, 2017 — New research focused on helmet safety and injury prevention among young skiers and snowboarders. The research found that children who wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding sustain less severe ... read more

Finer Raw Cotton Best for Oil Spill Remediation, Collaborative Research Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — Cotton, a longtime staple crop on the South Plains and major part of the region’s economy, is growing into a new sector: environmental cleanup following oil spills. Now a new study concludes that ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — As NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to ... read more

Stem Cells Fiercely Abide by Innate Developmental Timing, Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — A regenerative biology team is studying whether stem cell differentiation rates can be accelerated in the lab and made available to patients ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — An estimated 25 percent of the 700,000 troops who engaged in the fierce battles of Operation Desert Storm and related Gulf War combat during 1990-91 are fighting a different, but relentless foe: Gulf ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Humans have dramatically increased the spatial and seasonal extent of wildfires across the US in recent decades and ignited more than 840,000 blazes in the spring, fall and winter seasons over a ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Hunting for habitable exoplanets now may be easier: astronomers report that hydrogen pouring from volcanic sources on planets throughout the universe could improve the chances of locating life in the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A special structure for storing energy known as a supercapacitor has been constructed in a plant for the first time. The plant, a rose, can be charged and discharged hundreds of ... read more

How Your Brain Makes Articles Go Viral

Feb. 27, 2017 — Activity in the self-related, mentalizing, and positive valuation regions of the brain combine unconsciously in our thoughts to determine what we want to read and share, such that brain scans from a ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — An invasive species of marsh grass that spreads, kudzu-like, throughout North American wetlands, may provide similar benefits to protected wetlands as native marsh grasses. According to new research, ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Nanoclusters of magnesium oxide sandwiched between layers of graphene make a compound with unique electronic and optical properties, according to researchers who built computer simulations of the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers show how simultaneously restoring predators and prey is much faster and more effective than doing so one at a ... read more

Woodstoves Are Good for the Soul, Bad for the Heart

Feb. 27, 2017 — The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from ... read more

Sponge Bacterium Found to Encapsulate Arsenic Drawn from Environment

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new study sheds light on a unique biological model of arsenic detoxification. According to the new research, the Entotheonella bacterium that inhabits the Theonella swinhoei sponge is one of the ... read more

New Studies Illustrate How Gamers Get Good

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers used data from online video games to study what kinds of practice and habits help people acquire skill. Beyond simply learning about what makes gamers good, the investigators hope that ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries. The innovation could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution, they ... read more

Lack of Oxygen, Not Excessive Stimulation, Cause for Half of Seizure-Related Brain Damage in Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — Neuronal degeneration is the most severe long-term consequence of repetitive seizures in patients with epilepsy, which until now was thought to be primarily caused by excitotoxicity, or ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

Molecule Stops Fatal Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. The tumor is always fatal and primarily strikes children under 10 years ... read more

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