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May 6, 2016 — Any kid who pulls on a lizard tail knows it can drop off to avoid capture, but how they regrow a new tail remains a mystery. Now, researchers have identified tiny RNA switches, known as microRNAs, ... read more

Severe Stroke Prognoses Differ Depending on the Doctor

May 6, 2016 — Families rely on doctor recommendations after a brain hemorrhage, but new research shows different physicians make very different ... read more

Physics: From the Atomic to the Nuclear Clock

May 6, 2016 — Measuring time using oscillations of atomic nuclei might significantly improve precision beyond that of current atomic clocks. Physicists have now taken an important step toward this ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. Now, a recent study investigates the effects of a new steroid treatment on ... read more

Teaching Computers to Understand Human Languages

May 6, 2016 — A set of algorithms has been developed that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages. The algorithms will enable a computer to act in much the same way as a human would ... read more

Sonic Net Could Save Birds and Aircraft, Study Suggests

May 6, 2016 — Introducing a noise net around airfields that emits sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft, saving passenger lives ... read more

May 6, 2016 — While the full moon cannot turn people into werewolves, some people do accuse it of causing a bad night's sleep or creating physical and mental alterations. But is there any science behind these ... read more

Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls

May 6, 2016 — Use of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete in construction will allow for the use of less and simpler steel reinforcement while maintaining good structural behavior and potentially reducing the amount of ... read more

Moderate Sedation More Effective Than General Anesthesia for TAVR Patients

May 6, 2016 — Researchers conducted the largest observational study of minimally invasive transfemoral—entry through the groin—TAVR to find whether the use of moderate sedation is associated with improved ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Scientists have examined the key function in the process of regeneration in the eyes of fish. Surprisingly, a single genetic factor triggers two central steps in the process of regeneration -- cell ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Understanding how small water droplets behave improves our ability to describe evaporation and condensation of water at widely different scales, which has implications for everything from ... read more

How to Remove Environmental Pollutants from Raw Meat

May 6, 2016 — Six months ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer associated consumption of red meat and processed meat to cancer risk. However, in its analysis it made no reference to some ... read more

Analysis of Electric Vehicles to Optimize the in And out-of-Car Experience

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has been working to acquire, pool and develop knowledge on various aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles, such as vehicle dynamics, drivability, and noise, vibration ... read more

National Study Casts Doubt on Higher Weekend Death Rate, Proposals for Seven-Day Hospital Services

May 6, 2016 — A new analysis of all patients across England receiving emergency hospital care has shown that, contrary to popular belief, fewer patients die after being admitted to hospital at the weekend compared ... read more

Blood Analyses May Predict Risk of Delirium in Older Surgical Patients

May 6, 2016 — Delirium, or sudden severe confusion due to rapid changes in brain function that can occur with physical or mental illness, affects 15 percent - 53 percent of older surgical patients. New research ... read more

Silk Keeps Fruit Fresh Without Refrigeration, According to Study

May 6, 2016 — Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that fruits can stay fresh for more than a week without refrigeration if they are coated in an odorless, biocompatible silk solution so thin as to be virtually ... read more

Experts Decipher Disease Behind One of the World's Most Famous Paintings

May 6, 2016 — It is one of the most famous paintings in American history: Christina's World, by Andrew Wyeth. The subject in the painting suffered from a mysterious disorder, which has never been diagnosed. ... read more

Mothers' Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain, Elevated Blood Sugar 'Imprint' Obesity in Children

May 6, 2016 — Children whose mothers gain excess weight or have elevated blood sugar during their pregnancies are more likely to become overweight or obese during their first decade of life, according to a new ... read more

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has studied the geographical pattern of the evolution of corals and reef fish. Their findings show that today's geographical distribution of tropical marine ... read more

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Impairs Memory by Disrupting Brain's 'Playback System'

May 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how the major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes memory impairment. A specific type of brain activity important for memory replay is disrupted in mice ... read more

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