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Oct. 27, 2016 — Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells' ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — NASA's New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby -- stored on the spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 -- ... read more

Death Vs. Another Hospital Stay: Study Suggests Medicare Should Weigh Them Equally When Paying Hospitals

Oct. 27, 2016 — Medicare should focus more on how well hospitals do at actually keeping patients alive during the first 30 days after a hospitalization, in addition to how well they do at keeping patients from being ... read more

Scientists Illuminate Key Molecular Player in Both Morphine Addiction and Rare Disease

Oct. 27, 2016 — In a remarkable “two for one” discovery, scientists have illuminated a key molecular player in the addictive effects of morphine in animal ... read more

School Environment Key to Retaining Teachers, Promoting Student Achievement

Oct. 26, 2016 — New research identifies four organizational and administrative factors that can decrease teacher turnover and lift student test scores in ... read more

Integrated Neighborhoods More Common Across the US, Study Finds

Oct. 26, 2016 — New research tracking population shifts over 30 years shows that increasing neighborhood-level diversity is a near-universal trend, outlines a new ... read more

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

Importance of Universal Sanitation Underestimated in Efforts to Reduce Child Mortality

Oct. 26, 2016 — The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated, according to recent ... 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 — Mature fat cells produce a hormone that regulates the differentiation of nearby stem cells in response to glucocorticoid hormones and high-fat diets, researchers have ... 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

Iron Supplements in the Fight Against Lead

Oct. 26, 2016 — Lead is a toxic heavy metal that was added to gasoline for use in cars until as recently as 25 years ago. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of infants, children and teenagers, and ... 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

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