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Mar. 1, 2017 — Organic farmers can use a combination of cover crops and no-till methods to improve soil health, suppress weeds, and retain moisture, suggests a new ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function, Study Shows

Mar. 1, 2017 — The goal of a new study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. Using fecal transplants, ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study harnesses social media data to explore -- in their own words -- the reasons people use e-cigarettes and why they started vaping in the first place. Nearly half of people say they began ... read more

Allergies? Probiotic Combination May Curb Your Symptoms, New Study Finds

Mar. 1, 2017 — As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That's because new research shows a probiotic combination might help reduce hay fever symptoms, if it's ... read more

Synthetic Tooth Enamel May Lead to More Resilient Structures

Mar. 1, 2017 — Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers may have an answer for that -- design them more like tooth enamel, which could lead to ... read more

Improved Gene Expression Atlas Shows That Many Human Long Non-Coding RNAs May Actually Be Functional

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have generated a comprehensive atlas of human long non-coding RNAs with substantially improved gene models, allowing them to better assess the diversity and functionality of these RNAs. ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Working with yeast and human cells, researchers say they have discovered an unexpected route for cells to eliminate protein clumps that may sometimes be the molecular equivalent of throwing too much ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Using 3-D electron microscopy, structural biologists have succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first time. This scaffold ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have made the most detailed observation yet of a black hole outflow, from the active galaxy IRAS 13224-3809. The outflow's temperature changed on time scales of less than an hour -- ... read more

Couples May Miss Cues That Partner Is Hiding Emotions, Study Suggests

Mar. 1, 2017 — Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, ... read more

Elderly People Who Choose the Wrong Shoes Have a Lower Quality of Life

Mar. 1, 2017 — As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people - most of whom choose the wrong shoes - ... read more

In Select Patients With Gunshot Wounds, No Operation Is Sometimes a Better Option

Mar. 1, 2017 — At one time, trauma surgeons considered an operation mandatory to treat gunshot wounds to the abdomen, but a study has found that in selected patients, avoiding an operation -- a practice known as ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A team engineered mice with the G1 and G2 APOL1 gene mutations that cause human-like kidney disease to study these gene variants found almost exclusively in people of West African descent. These ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — New research shows adding a pinch of chemical additive to a lithium-metal battery's electrolyte helps make rechargeable batteries that are stable, charge quickly, and go longer in between ... read more

Desk Jobs Are Bad for Your Heart and Your Waist

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — In the most arid areas where there is little to no water, there live nematodes of no more than 1 mm which feed on bacteria and help to mineralise soil and produce nutrients. In an orchard of Jaén a ... read more

Nature Can Beat Back Scientific Tinkering With Genes of Entire Species

Mar. 1, 2017 — Scientists have revealed daunting challenges to changing the DNA of entire populations of species via the most promising techniques available today to produce 'gene ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Thanks to electronic health records and online portals, more and more patients have access to the notes their clinicians write about their health care visits. A new study offers insight into the ... read more

Risky Business: Calculating Climate Change Losses in Major European Coastal Cities

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study that assesses potential future climate damage to major European coastal cities has found that, if, as currently, global carbon emissions continue to track the Intergovernmental Panel on ... read more

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