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Apr. 28, 2017 — Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Conventional wisdom has held that tropical forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But researchers turned that assumption on its head with an unprecedented review of data ... read more

Study Examines State of Social, Personality Psychology Research

Apr. 28, 2017 — Two studies have examined the state and quality of social and personality research and how practices have changed, if at ... read more

Rising Costs, Potential Savings for Generic, Topical Steroids

Apr. 28, 2017 — Although most topical steroids prescribed to patients were generic in a new American study, there was a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending for elderly patients taking these ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — A fast, nondestructive optical method for analyzing defects in two-dimensional materials has been developed, with applications in electronics, sensing, early cancer diagnosis and water ... read more

Unravelling the Mystery of DNA Attacks in Cells' Powerhouse Could Pave Way for New Cancer Treatments

Apr. 28, 2017 — A five-year study has found the mechanism responsible for repairing damage to mitochondrial DNA. This discovery could pave the way for new treatments for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, say ... read more

The Ocean Detectives

Apr. 28, 2017 — Three new groups of viruses that attack microorganisms from the archaeal marine group, Euryarchaeota have been discovered by scientists. In all, 26 viruses previously unknown to science were ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Using a specialized electron microscope outfitted with a pattern generator, scientists turned an imaging instrument into a lithography tool that could be used to create and study materials with new ... read more

Further Knowledge Required About the Differences Between Milk Proteins

Apr. 28, 2017 — Recent years have witnessed significant debates on proteins in milk, in particular the differences between A1 and A2 proteins. However, there is still no scientific evidence to determine whether milk ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — The gelatinous jaw of a sea worm, which becomes hard or flexible depending on the environment around it, has inspired researchers to develop a new material that can be applied to soft robotics. ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn't include the ... read more

Mining: Bacteria With Midas Touch for Efficient Gold Processing

Apr. 28, 2017 — Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics, as well as aid in exploration for new deposits, ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Researchers have used a nanosecond pulsed electric field to extract hydrocarbons from microalgae. By using the shorter duration pulse, they were able to extract a large amount of hydrocarbons from ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Biologists have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the 1988 movie ... read more

Apr. 28, 2017 — Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism, a new report demonstrates. The bacterium Burkholderia gladioli lives in specific organs of a plant-feeding ... read more

Primary School Children Get Less Active With Age, Study Finds

Apr. 28, 2017 — There is an age-related decline in children’s physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British ... read more

New Appetite Control Mechanism Found in Brain

Apr. 28, 2017 — A newly discovered molecule increases appetite during fasting, and decreases it during gorging. The neuron-exciting protein, named NPGL – apparently aims to maintain body mass at a constant, come ... read more

The High Cost of Surviving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Apr. 28, 2017 — Nearly half of previously employed adult survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome were jobless one year after hospital discharge, and are estimated to have lost an average of $27,000 in ... read more

When the Smoke Clears: Tobacco Control in Post-Conflict Settings

Apr. 28, 2017 — The difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored in a new ... read more

Single Gene Encourages Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells, Supporting 'Niche' Cells, and Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a ... read more

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