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Mar. 1, 2017 — A lightweight, portable nanofiber fabrication device has been developed that could one day be used to dress wounds on a battlefield or dress shoppers in customizable ... read more

Study Examines Pesticides' Impact on Wood Frogs

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study looks at how neonicotinoid pesticides affect wood frogs, which use surface waters in agricultural environments to breed and reproduce. Neonicotinoids are widely used insecticides that are ... read more

Forest Degradation in the Tropics

Mar. 1, 2017 — Village communities in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America have not been using local forest resources as sustainably as is often assumed. According to the study, in 90 percent of ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Compared to white fat, brown body fat burns through energy at an extraordinary rate. However, until now the proportion of brown fat in humans was thought to be quite small. Now a study has shown that ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But ... read more

Racial Gap in Children's Asthma Linked to Social Inequality

Mar. 1, 2017 — African-American and poor children in the United States suffer disproportionately from asthma. But according to a new study, racial and socio-economic gaps in the proportion of children in Houston ... read more

Fine-Tuned Microscopy Technique Offers Breakthrough Imaging of Melanoma

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have recently refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules -- a breakthrough that could lead to new understandings and, critically, ... read more

Exploring the Cause of Chronic Lung Transplant Rejection, in a Quest to Stop It

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have investigated the scarring process in the lungs of recent lung transplant patients in hopes of finding novel therapies to stop this dangerous process that leads to graft ... read more

Drug Used to Treat Weak Bones Associated With Micro-Cracks

Mar. 1, 2017 — A type of drug used to treat weak bones is associated with an increased risk of 'micro-cracks' in bone, according to new ... read more

Study Brings Hope of a New Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

Mar. 1, 2017 — Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a ‘step closer’ after a research team identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway ... read more

US Workers Without Paid Sick Leave More Likely to Forego Preventive Health Care

Mar. 1, 2017 — More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the US Preventive ... read more

Poor Adolescent, Early Adult Diet Associated With Increased Risk for Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Mar. 1, 2017 — Women who consumed a diet as adolescents or young adults associated with chronic inflammation had a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer compared with those whose adolescent and early ... read more

Study Finds Participants Feel Moral Outrage Toward Those Who Decide to Not Have Children

Mar. 1, 2017 — Data representing individuals from across the United States indicates that US adults are increasingly delaying the decision to have children or forgoing parenthood entirely. Yet evidence suggests ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — This colorful stripe of stars, gas, and dust is actually a spiral galaxy named NGC 1055. Captured here by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), this big galaxy is thought to be up to 15 percent ... read more

How to Monitor Urine in Pools, by Testing Sweetness

Mar. 1, 2017 — Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, peeing in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilizers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new ... read more

Overweight Mothers Underestimate Their Children's Weight

Mar. 1, 2017 — Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study that surveyed 230 overweight or obese mothers in St. Louis who had a ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers, for the the first time, have 3D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel ... read more

Wound Healing: The Stem Cell Dynamic

Mar. 1, 2017 — One of the key questions in biology is to identify how tissues are repaired after trauma and understand how stem cells migrate, proliferate, and differentiate to repair tissue damage. Researchers ... read more

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