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Feb. 27, 2017 — A team of biological engineers has developed a method to measure levels of heme, a critical iron-containing molecule, inside the parasite that causes malaria. This could eventually help scientists ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers analyzed RNA from patients with disease that was limited to the lungs as well as cancers that had ... 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

Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use With Heart Disease Patients

Feb. 27, 2017 — Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits and side effects—despite ... read more

Online Security Apps Focus on Parental Control, Not Teen Self-Regulation

Feb. 27, 2017 — Mobile apps designed to keep teens safe online are overwhelmingly focused on parental control, which may be only a short-term solution that hinders a teen's ability to learn coping strategies in ... 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 — Researchers show how simultaneously restoring predators and prey is much faster and more effective than doing so one at a ... 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

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

Effects of Early Preventive Dental Care in Medicaid-Enrolled Children: Greater Costs

Feb. 27, 2017 — Children receiving early preventive dental care from a dentist had more frequent tooth decay-related treatment, a higher rate of visits and higher annual dental expenditures, a new study ... read more

New Tool for Combating Mosquito-Borne Disease: Insect Parasite Genes

Feb. 27, 2017 — Discovery of the genes the insect parasite Wolbachia uses to control its hosts' reproduction provides a powerful new tool for enhancing biological control efforts for mosquito-borne diseases ... read more

Earth Probably Began With a Solid Shell

Feb. 27, 2017 — Plate tectonics -- a defining feature of modern Earth and the driving force behind earthquakes, volcanoes and mid-ocean spreading ridges -- did not start until later in Earth's history, new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers examined whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated by the paper and board ... read more

Genetic Variant of P53 Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Risk in Premenopausal African American Women

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a significant association between a rare genetic variant of the p53 gene present in African American women and their risk of developing breast cancer in premenopausal ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, ... read more

Coming Soon: Oil Spill-Mapping Swarms of Flying Drones

Feb. 27, 2017 — Partly inspired by the dynamics of a flock of birds, engineers devised a computational method for drones to quickly record whether they are over water, oil or the edge of the spill. This simple ... read more

How After-Hours Trading Sheds Light on Investor Sentiment

Feb. 27, 2017 — Overnight market activity -- between the time the market closes and re-opens the next day -- provides a goldmine of information about investor sentiment at the firm level, or pertaining to specific ... read more

New Standards for Better Water Quality in Europe

Feb. 27, 2017 — The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) is due to be revised by 2019. The necessary work process is already in full swing and scientific research is providing important input. In a recent study, ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A new species of parasitic wasp has been obtained from the eggs of weevils associated with bushwillows in northeastern Gabon. Given the tiny insect is the first record of its genus for West-Central ... read more

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