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Mar. 23, 2017 — A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune ... read more

When People Prepare for Conflict, Dominant Leaders Take the Stage

Mar. 23, 2017 — One popular theory holds that dominant leaders are supported by those who fear new situations and threats. However, new research shows that support for dominant leaders is not born of fear, but of a ... read more

Strong Interaction Between Herbivores and Plants

Mar. 23, 2017 — Important findings have been revealed on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction ... read more

A Tough Coat for Silicon

Mar. 23, 2017 — Supercritical carbon dioxide delivers protective molecules to semiconductor surfaces, report researchers in a new ... read more

Largest Survey to Date of Patient and Family Experience at US Children's Hospitals

Mar. 22, 2017 — A survey of more than 17,000 parents of hospitalized children gives mixed responses about the quality of the inpatient experience at 69 US children's ... read more

Research Questions Effectiveness of Translocation Conservation Method

Mar. 22, 2017 — A DNA study of endangered greater prairie chickens in Illinois indicates that supplementing the dwindling population with birds from out of state did not improve genetic ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers face a fundamental challenge as they seek to scale up human tissue regeneration from small lab samples to full-size tissues and organs: how to establish a vascular system that delivers ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A molecule found in car engine exhaust fumes that is thought to have contributed to the origin of life on Earth has made astronomers heavily underestimate the amount of stars that were forming in the ... read more

Humans, Smartphones May Fail Frequently to Detect Face Morph Photos

Mar. 22, 2017 — Both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards, new research has ... read more

Too Much Structured Knowledge Hurts Creativity, Shows Study

Mar. 22, 2017 — Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a new ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — It's not every day someone gets to say, 'I've discovered a new species.' It's a claim that biologist Chris Funk can happily make. Funk and collaborators, who've spent ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers report the discovery of a new technique that could drastically improve the sensitivity of instruments such as magnetic resonance imagers (MRIs) and atomic clocks. The study reports a ... read more

Silence Is Golden: Suppressing Host Response to Ebola Virus May Help to Control Infection

Mar. 22, 2017 — The Ebola virus causes a severe, often fatal illness when it infects the human body. Initially targeting cells of the immune system called macrophages, white blood cells that absorb and clear away ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing ... read more

Use of Mobile App Reduces Number of in-Person Follow-Up Visits After Surgery

Mar. 22, 2017 — Patients who underwent ambulatory breast reconstruction and used a mobile app for follow-up care had fewer in-person visits during the first 30 days after the operation without affecting complication ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — New archaeological analysis suggests people of Western Roman Empire switched between Hunnic nomadism and settled farming over a lifetime. Findings may be evidence of tribal encroachment that ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — The earliest mutations of human life have been observed by researchers. Analyzing genomes from adult cells, the scientists could look back in time to reveal how each embryo developed. The study shows ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research. The work suggests that the family groupings need to be ... read more

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