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Oct. 25, 2016 — Almost all solid materials, from rubber and glass to granite and steel, inevitably expand when heated. Only in very rare instances do certain materials buck this thermodynamic trend and shrink with ... read more

New SIDS Research Shows Carbon Dioxide, Inner Ear Damage May Play Important Role

Oct. 25, 2016 — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may be linked to the build up of carbon dioxide and existing inner ear damage according to a new study. Experts say the finding could help researchers understand ... read more

Researchers Use CRISPR to Accelerate Search for HIV Cure

Oct. 25, 2016 — A newly developed gene-editing system has been used to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV ... read more

Scientists Root for More Cassava Research to Help Meet Greater Demand for Food

Oct. 25, 2016 — Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 per cent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most ... read more

Can a Brain-Computer Interface Convert Your Thoughts to Text?

Oct. 25, 2016 — Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with ... read more

Halloween Candy Deconstructed: Ingredients of a Few Popular Halloween Candies

Oct. 25, 2016 — It Halloween time. The costumes, the candy, the candy, the candy, and lots of it. Maybe it’s time to forget the calories for a movement and take a look at the ... read more

Many Kids Not Ready for Kindergarten

Oct. 25, 2016 — Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most conclusive studies to ... read more

More Than 50% of Americans Now Have at Least One Chronic Health Condition, Mental Disorder or Substance-Use Issue

Oct. 25, 2016 — With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now ... read more

Dieting Success May Be Hardwired Into the Brain

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Difficulty seeing in bright light, which can be linked to a genetic mutation, can also increase baleen whales' susceptibility to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, say ... read more

Rabies Vaccine Effective Even After Warm Storage

Oct. 24, 2016 — Rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs, a new research study concludes. The work could lead to improved vaccination coverage in hard to reach, rural ... read more

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

Oct. 24, 2016 — Sneaky parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — For the first time scientists can see how the shells of tiny marine organisms grow atom-by-atom, a new study reports. The advance provides new insights into the mechanisms of biomineralization and ... 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

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