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Like to Get More Bang for Your Sustainability-Boosting Buck? Here's How

May 31, 2016 — A new method for assessing and comparing the various costs and benefits of green products has been developed, making it possible for purchasers to get the most environmental bang for their ... read more

Physicist Conducts Experiments Indicating Efficiency of Fusion Start-Up Technique

May 31, 2016 — A physicist has, for the first time, performed computer simulations indicating the efficiency of a start-up technique for doughnut-shaped fusion machines known as tokamaks. The simulations show that ... read more

Nature Conserves Its Most Vital DNA by Multitasking, Researchers Show

May 31, 2016 — Authors of a new report describe and define 'ultraconserved' as 50 base pairs long DNA elements found in all 12 Drosophila species they studied -- a comparison that is greater than the ... read more

High Blood Pressure Linked to Short-, Long-Term Exposure to Some Air Pollutants

May 31, 2016 — High blood pressure was associated with short-term and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with the burning/combustion of fossil fuels, dust and dirt, a new study shows. ... read more

Large Global Range of Prices for Hepatitis C Medicines Raises Concerns About Affordability

May 31, 2016 — The prices and affordability of recently developed and highly effective direct-acting antivirals for treating hepatitis C vary greatly among countries worldwide, according to a new ... read more

Leaving the Electrical Grid in the Upper Peninsula

May 31, 2016 — While Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is not the sunniest place in the world, solar energy is viable in the region. With new technologies, some people might be inclined to leave the electrical grid. A ... read more

May 31, 2016 — The power grid is aging, overburdened and seeing more faults than ever, according to many experts. Any of those breaks could easily lead to prolonged power outages or even equipment damage. Now ... read more

Newly Discovered Gene Regulates Hyperglycemia-Induced Beta Cell Death in Type 2 Diabetes

May 31, 2016 — Elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) can induce the death of the pancreatic beta cells over time. The death of these cells (responsible for the production of insulin) underlies much of ... read more

Many Patients Continue Using Opioids Months After Joint Replacement

May 31, 2016 — Many patients undergoing hip or knee replacement are still taking prescription opioid pain medications up to six months after surgery, reports a new ... read more

May 31, 2016 — The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has updated its rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of yellow fever with the latest developments, more comprehensive information on the ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Scientists have developed a non-invasive method to diagnose preeclampsia -- a complex condition which occurs during ... read more

Professor's New Study Emphasizes the Impact of Leaders' Language

May 31, 2016 — The language of leaders has a profound effect on the performance of their employees, new research shows. The research shows that how a company presents its vision and values is deeply entwined with ... read more

'Super Mario Brothers' Is Harder Than NP-Hard

May 31, 2016 — Completing a game of 'Super Mario Brothers' can be hard -- very, very hard. That's the conclusion of a new paper that shows that the problem of solving a level in 'Super Mario ... read more

Mapping the Defects of a Supermaterial

May 31, 2016 — Scientists have developed a technique that allows them to visualize defects on the surface of graphene. The technique may ultimately help scientists develop a better understanding of graphene’s ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Scientists are harnessing advanced fiber-sensor technologies to increase productivity and process safety in the waste oil recycling ... read more

May 31, 2016 — New molecular dynamics research into how RNA folds into hairpin-shaped structures called tetraloops could provide important insights into new treatments for retroviral ... read more

‘Weak’ Materials Offer Strong Possibilities for Electronics

May 31, 2016 — New fundamental research by physicists may accelerate the drive toward more advanced electronics and more powerful computers. The scientists are investigating materials called topological insulators, ... read more

Study Paves Way for New Therapies in Fight Against Calcium Disorders

May 31, 2016 — New insights have been gained into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor, a protein found in cell ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Rats that responded to cues for sugar with the speed and excitement of binge-eaters were less motivated for the treat when certain neurons were suppressed, researchers ... read more

Affordable Care Act Is Working in Texas, New Evidence Shows

May 31, 2016 — The percentage of Texans without health insurance has dropped by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, cutting the state's uninsured rate below 1999 levels, a new report ... read more

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