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Cortisol Excess Hits Natural DNA Process and Mental Health Hard

Mar. 28, 2017 — High concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a study ... read more

Patients Face Rising Costs for Epipen Allergy Drug

Mar. 27, 2017 — Commercially insured patients who use the life-saving epinephrine autoinjector known as 'EpiPen' have experienced skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs since 2007, according to ... read more

A Probiotic Stress Fix

Mar. 27, 2017 — An engineer is working to create a probiotic that would help protect the host from the negative health effects of adrenaline surges. The new probiotic could easily be mixed into yogurt or taken in ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a ... read more

Our Aging Scientific Workforce Raises Concerns

Mar. 27, 2017 — The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists have found that the average age of ... read more

Basic Microbiology Research Study Unexpectedly Uncovers Practical Findings for Growers

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting. Among the many microorganisms detected, they found several poorly ... read more

A Little Nudge May Provide a Big Boost to Flu Vaccination Rates

Mar. 27, 2017 — Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination. But, a new study suggests that a simple behavioral economics technique may be able to help. In the study, ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found a new way to precisely measure the vortices -- circular patterns of rotating air -- created by birds' wings during flight. The results shed greater light on how these ... read more

Addressing the Threat of Zika Virus to US Blood Supply

Mar. 27, 2017 — Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus, investigators have ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major ... read more

Artificial Materials Created Atom-by-Atom

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict whether someone ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts to find drugs in fight against the disease, say ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Astronomers have used a radio telescope in outback Western Australia to see the halo of a nearby starburst galaxy in unprecedented ... read more

Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

Mar. 27, 2017 — Steps must be taken to preserve middle-class America or the United States will cease to be a democracy, says a law professor in his new ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called a microRNA. In a new ... read more

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Fake News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news ... read more

Minority Colorectal Cancer Patients Report Higher Burden of Poor Quality-of-Life Than Whites

Mar. 27, 2017 — A study of racial disparities in health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients revealed among several findings, that Hispanics and blacks had a higher burden of poor health-related ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — When it comes to creating new materials, single crystals play an important role in presenting a clearer picture of a material’s intrinsic properties. A typical material will be comprised of lots of ... read more

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