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Mar. 28, 2017 — Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more ... read more

Elevating Women's Status Lowers Dependence on Solid Fuels

Mar. 28, 2017 — A new research paper finds that in countries where gender inequalities are most pronounced, women are much more likely to be exposed to solid fuel -- including burning from wood, crop wastes, ... read more

Elevated Blood Pressure Not a High Mortality Risk for Elderly With Weak Grip

Mar. 28, 2017 — A study of nearly 7,500 Americans age 65 or older suggests that elevated blood pressure is not related to high mortality risk among people in that age group with weak grip ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — New insights have been gained into one of nature's great mysteries: the fairy circles of Namibia. Numbering in the millions, the so-called fairy circles are in the eastern, interior margin of ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Recent images have revealed the emergence of small-scale magnetic fields in the lower reaches of the corona researchers say may be linked to the onset of a main ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A young-looking volcanic caldera on the Moon has been interpreted by some as evidence of relatively recent lunar volcanic activity, but new research suggests it's not so young after ... read more

Alcohol Use in Veterans With Schizophrenia Less Common Than Thought; No Level Safe

Mar. 28, 2017 — US veterans who are being treated for schizophrenia are much less likely to drink any alcohol than the general population. But when they do misuse alcohol, it leads to worsening of their ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV's protective outer glycoprotein has been developed as a potential HIV vaccine candidate, report ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050. In March 2014, the National Science Foundation ... read more

Potential Drugs and Targets for Brain Repair

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells in the mouse brain, according to a new study. The results may open new ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — While the search for elixir of life has captivated human imagination for millennia, researchers around the world have put in efforts to extend healthy lifespan and reduce the burden of morbid ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A long-term study of 565 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing ... read more

Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

Mar. 28, 2017 — The physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury, according to new research. Although kidneys of the examined runners fully recovered within two days post-marathon, the ... read more

How Bacteria Hunt Other Bacteria

Mar. 28, 2017 — A bacterial species that hunts other bacteria has attracted interest as a potential antibiotic, but exactly how this predator tracks down its prey has not been clear. A new study reveals that the ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have identified proteins that enable deadly malaria parasites to 'walk through cell walls' -- a superpower that was revealed using the Institute's first insectary to grow ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer

Mar. 28, 2017 — Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according to a ... read more

Celiac Disease: Not Enough Evidence for Screening

Mar. 28, 2017 — The current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic persons, the US Preventive Services Task Force has ... read more

Less Invasive Hysterectomy for Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer Finds Clinical Support

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers found similar rates of disease-free survival and no difference in overall survival among women who received a laparoscopic or abdominal total hysterectomy for stage I endometrial cancer, ... read more

Therapies That Target Dementia in Early Stages Critical to Success

Mar. 28, 2017 — Targeting dementia in the earlier stages of the condition could be critical for the success of future therapies, say researchers who have found that the very earliest symptoms of dementia might be ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have had the closest look yet at the inner workings of a plant's circulatory system. Their findings show how nutrients get from the leaves, where they are produced through ... read more

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