NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Latest News
October 25, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 2:50am EDT

More Latest News
October 25, 2016

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

Oct. 24, 2016 — Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. The findings provide ... read more

Simple Instruction Sheet Helps Patients Correctly Take Regular Medications Before Surgery

Oct. 24, 2016 — Patients may be more likely to take their regularly prescribed medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension correctly before surgery when provided a simple instruction sheet, ... read more

New Guidelines Published for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in ICU

Oct. 24, 2016 — New guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults have been published by researchers. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other health care ... read more

Women Who Opt for Laughing Gas During Labor May Still Get an Epidural, Study Shows

Oct. 24, 2016 — The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research. Investigators found nitrous oxide provided limited ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery, scientists ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world's most vulnerable people, according to a new ... read more

Study Links Small RNA Molecule to Pregnancy Complication

Oct. 24, 2016 — A family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta -- an organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus -- in ways that could contribute ... read more

Scientists Uncover Why Hepatitis C Virus Vaccine Has Been Difficult to Make

Oct. 24, 2016 — Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Now scientists have discovered one reason why success has so far been ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure, is currently being developed by ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new ... read more

What Proportion of Cancer Deaths Are Attributable to Smoking Around the US?

Oct. 24, 2016 — The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South, where nearly 40 percent of cancer deaths in men were estimated to be ... read more

How Is Health-Related Quality of Life for Kids With Postconcussion Symptoms?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of ... read more

Breakthrough in Quantifying Belief System Dynamics

Oct. 24, 2016 — It's no secret humans are social creatures with beliefs that are, literally, all over the map. What wasn't known was how those beliefs are influenced by our social interactions. Now ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — There is significant variation in how different cultures over time have dealt with the dead. Yet, at a very basic level, funerals in the Sonoran Desert thousands of years ago were similar to what ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip has now been created with integrated sensing.  Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be ... read more

Genetic Hallmarks of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Subtype Uncovered

Oct. 24, 2016 — Genetic changes underlying a type of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia have now been identified by a research ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — The superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research. The findings suggest potential new ways of tackling the bacteria, such as interfering with the ... read more

Calcium Induces Chronic Lung Infections

Oct. 24, 2016 — The bacterium <em>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</em> is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this ... read more

Maternal Blood Test May Predict Birth Complications

Oct. 24, 2016 — A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early ... read more

Monday, October 24, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016