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Oct. 24, 2016 — Difficulty seeing in bright light, which can be linked to a genetic mutation, can also increase baleen whales' susceptibility to fatal entanglements in fishing gear, say ... read more

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds Diffuse Between Atmospheric Particles

Oct. 24, 2016 — Semi-volatile organic compounds can readily diffuse into the billions of tiny atmospheric particles that inhabit the air, easily moving among them, researchers have discovered. The findings provide ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Sneaky parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — For the first time scientists can see how the shells of tiny marine organisms grow atom-by-atom, a new study reports. The advance provides new insights into the mechanisms of biomineralization and ... read more

Simple Instruction Sheet Helps Patients Correctly Take Regular Medications Before Surgery

Oct. 24, 2016 — Patients may be more likely to take their regularly prescribed medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension correctly before surgery when provided a simple instruction sheet, ... read more

New Guidelines Published for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in ICU

Oct. 24, 2016 — New guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults have been published by researchers. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other health care ... read more

Women Who Opt for Laughing Gas During Labor May Still Get an Epidural, Study Shows

Oct. 24, 2016 — The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research. Investigators found nitrous oxide provided limited ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery, scientists ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world's most vulnerable people, according to a new ... read more

Study Links Small RNA Molecule to Pregnancy Complication

Oct. 24, 2016 — A family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta -- an organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus -- in ways that could contribute ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A microbe that ‘eats’ both methane and iron: microbiologists have long suspected its existence, but were not able to find it - until now. Researchers have discovered a microorganism that couples ... read more

Scientists Uncover Why Hepatitis C Virus Vaccine Has Been Difficult to Make

Oct. 24, 2016 — Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Now scientists have discovered one reason why success has so far been ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of aging. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag, but our brains ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — A new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure, is currently being developed by ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new ... read more

What Proportion of Cancer Deaths Are Attributable to Smoking Around the US?

Oct. 24, 2016 — The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South, where nearly 40 percent of cancer deaths in men were estimated to be ... read more

How Is Health-Related Quality of Life for Kids With Postconcussion Symptoms?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Authenticity is an important trait, and zebrafish take it especially seriously. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has discovered that zebrafish engage more with 3D-moving robotic models of ... read more

Breakthrough in Quantifying Belief System Dynamics

Oct. 24, 2016 — It's no secret humans are social creatures with beliefs that are, literally, all over the map. What wasn't known was how those beliefs are influenced by our social interactions. Now ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — There is significant variation in how different cultures over time have dealt with the dead. Yet, at a very basic level, funerals in the Sonoran Desert thousands of years ago were similar to what ... read more

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