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October 26, 2016

Threatened by Diversity?

Oct. 26, 2016 — In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all ... read more

New Evidence That Politics, Not Economics, Drives Inequality

Oct. 26, 2016 — One of the biggest surprises about rising income inequality in the United States may be that economic factors aren't the biggest cause, a new study ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Biologists recently used light-weight geolocation technology to follow a species of songbird on its 10,000-kilometer migration from the Middle East to sub-Saharan ... read more

Ultrasound After Tibial Fracture Surgery Does Not Speed Up Healing or Improve Function

Oct. 26, 2016 — Receiving ultrasound after surgery to repair a fractured tibia (shinbone) does not accelerate healing or improve functional recovery compared with sham treatment, finds a ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — A protein known for guarding against viral infections leads a double life, new research shows, and can interfere with cell growth and the defense against parasites. In a new paper, researchers ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of slow and progressive retinal degeneration. The development of sophisticated prostheses or ... read more

Dose of Dextrose Gel Lowers Risk of Low Blood Sugar in Newborns

Oct. 26, 2016 — A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study. The study, ... read more

College Students: Reading the Right Sexual Cues?

Oct. 26, 2016 — Both college men and women focus primarily on a photographed woman's nonverbal emotional cues when making snap decisions about whether she is expressing sexual interest at a particular moment in ... read more

School Principals Shape Students' Values Via School Climate

Oct. 26, 2016 — Over time, students' personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research. The findings indicate that principals' values are linked with aspects ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Although the universe started out with a bang it quickly evolved to a relatively cool, dark place. After a few hundred thousand years the lights came back on and scientists are still trying to figure ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis -- a sense of touch. Researchers have now used direct stimulation of ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new immunotherapy technique has been developed that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 90 ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — For the first time, astronomers have seen a dusty disk of material around a young star fragmenting into a multiple-star system. Scientists had suspected such a process, caused by gravitational ... read more

Researchers Slow Glioblastoma by Inhibiting Tumor's PPARa Receptor

Oct. 26, 2016 — One of the most remarkable features of glioblastoma is the metabolic reprogramming of cancerous cells, resulting in uncontrolled cell proliferation, hypoxic conditions and angiogenesis. Metabolic ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated how deregulation of an epigenetic mechanism that is active only in the early phases of neurogenesis triggers the subsequent death of neural ... read more

Bilingual Brains Activate Different Networks When Reading Opaque, Transparent Languages

Oct. 26, 2016 — Bilinguals use different neural networks to read languages that are pronounced as they are written – such as the Basque language – from those in which this correspondence does not exist, like ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new gene editing strategy has been used to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form of anemia. Their gene editing technique provided corrections to the mutations and alleviated the disease ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Physicists have produced near-perfect clones of quantum information using a new method to surpass previous cloning ... read more

Additional Benefit of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Clearance of Metabolites from the Brain

Oct. 26, 2016 — Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, could improve the function of the glymphatic system, which facilitates the clearance of waste from the brain, and promote the ... read more

Early Supplementation May Help Offset Early-Life Stress on the Adult Brain

Oct. 26, 2016 — Early-life stress has been shown to impair learning and memory in later life, but new research suggests that improved nutrition may help offset the negative effects of this stress. Specifically, ... read more

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