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April 24, 2017

Cold Weather, Fewer Sun Hours Are Associated With Increased Rates of Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Apr. 22, 2017 — Colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, new research shows. An ... read more

Space Technologies Improve Surgeries Back on Earth

Apr. 22, 2017 — A novel surgical robotic system has been developed that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical ... read more

Apr. 22, 2017 — New knowledge has been gained about the behavior of metal nanoparticles when they undergo oxidation, by integrating X-ray imaging and computer modeling and simulation. This knowledge adds to our ... read more

Facebook Plays Vital Role in Reducing Government Corruption, Researchers Find

Apr. 22, 2017 — An economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where ... read more

Bacteria's DNA Fingerprint Suggests It Could Be Spreading Via Food Distribution

Apr. 21, 2017 — Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to ... read more

Two-Dimensional Melting of Hard Spheres Experimentally Unravelled After 60 Years

Apr. 21, 2017 — Experimental evidence of melting in two-dimensional substances has finally been gained by researchers. Findings from the study could be used to support technological improvements to thin film ... read more

When Liver Immune Cells Turn Bad

Apr. 21, 2017 — A high-fat diet and obesity turn 'hero' virus-fighting liver immune cells 'rogue,' leading to insulin resistance, a condition that often results in type 2 diabetes, according to ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to new research. The study found that 17 percent ... read more

Data Analysis Finds Lower Risk of Infection With LASIK Than With Contacts Over Time

Apr. 21, 2017 — A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — A potential mouse model for the genetic disorder known as an NGLY1 deficiency has been developed by scientists. Their new study describes how a second knockout produces mice that survive after birth ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina, research shows for the first ... read more

New Discovery Could Aid in Detecting Nuclear Threats

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new way to detect nuclear materials has been developed by researchers. Made of graphene and carbon nanotubes, the researchers' detector far outpaces any existing one in its ultrasensitivity to ... read more

New Digital Map Shows Changing Racial Diversity of America

Apr. 21, 2017 — A geography professor built the most detailed map of racial diversity yet to study the way America's neighborhoods are ... read more

Improving Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters

Apr. 21, 2017 — Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new research suggests. The study shows that placing bins 1.5 meters away from suite doors drastically boosts recycling and composting ... read more

New Survey: Snapchat and Instagram Are Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The ... read more

Daring Declaration: Historians Identify Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence in British Archive

Apr. 21, 2017 — After discovering a highly rare copy of the Declaration of Independence in a small records office in the south of England, researchers were able to date the document to the 1780s, and say it sheds ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — A study has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve traits, such as antibiotic ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Hubble has revealed a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis ... read more

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