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May 25, 2016

Humiliation from Stares Are Worse Than Tiny Seats for Obese Air Travelers, New Study

May 25, 2016 — Feelings of shame and humiliation bother obese air passengers more than tight seat belts and tiny seats, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Capture the Elusive Structure of Essential Digestive Enzyme

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have revealed new structural data that has eluded scientists for years on a liver enzyme that is critical for human ... read more

Dialing Up Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer With Ultrasound

May 25, 2016 — By enhancing the ability of cells to absorb chemotherapeutics, researchers have nearly doubled the median patient survival time from diagnosis in a phase I clinical trial. Researchers have combined a ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could ... read more

Wireless Study Predicts Trouble and Solution for 5G Cellular

May 25, 2016 — A new study asserts that the three-parameter 'alpha-beta-gamma' (ABG) model used in the past by 3GPP for predicting signal coverage might spell trouble at frequencies above 6 gigahertz ... read more

Early Use of 'Hurricane Hunter' Data Improves Hurricane Intensity Predictions

May 25, 2016 — Data collected via airplane when a hurricane is developing can improve hurricane intensity predictions by up to 15 percent, according to researchers who have been working to put the new technique ... read more

Humans Less Likely to Return to an Automated Advisor Once Given Bad Advice

May 25, 2016 — The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists are studying the regenerative capacity of sea urchins in hopes that a deeper understanding of the process of regeneration, which governs the regeneration of aging tissues as well as lost ... read more

Exploring Gender Perception Via Speech

May 25, 2016 — Snap judgments of speakers' femininity or masculinity are based on acoustic information from the speakers' voices, but some vocal qualities deemed 'feminine' can overlap with ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system's low cost and ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Most of the triclosan is removed in waste water treatment plants. However, a U.S. ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Neuroscientists have found that loss of the autism-linked Shank gene prevents brain synapses from maturing, in a study of fruit flies. Many genetic variants have been linked to autism, but only a ... read more

Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries

May 25, 2016 — Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia's effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, ... read more

May 25, 2016 — The 'Internet of Things' could make cities 'smarter' by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will ... read more

Investigating How 'Chemo Brain' Develops in Cancer Patients

May 25, 2016 — During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed 'chemo brain.' Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have found a ... read more

Many Unknown Chemicals in the Baltic Sea

May 25, 2016 — New chemicals are often not recognized in analyses of fish in the Baltic Sea, shows a new study. The reason is that one chooses to search for chemicals that are already known, and much of those who ... read more

What Can Pavlov's Dogs Tell Us About Drinking?

May 25, 2016 — Pavlovian cues that predict alcohol can lead us toward addiction. And sometimes those cues can become desirable in and of themselves, as shown in a new ... read more

No Dessert for You! When It Comes to Diabetes, 'Nagging Is Caring'

May 25, 2016 — For men, an unhappy marriage may actually slow the development of diabetes and promote successful treatment once they do get the disease, finds an American ... read more

Monitoring Sun Exposure With a Portable Paper Sensor

May 25, 2016 — Summer is around the corner -- time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer. Because the time it takes to get burned depends on ... read more

May 25, 2016 — With spring now fully sprung, a new study shows that buds burst earlier in dense urban areas than in their suburban and rural surroundings. This may be music to urban gardeners' ears, but that ... read more

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