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Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in prairie soils that had little or no exposure to human or animal ... read more

Could Excess Water from Oil and Gas Operations Help Farmers and Reduce Seismicity?

Sep. 27, 2016 — Water pumped from deep underground during oil and gas drilling could help farmers weather water shortages. The trick is making sure the water is safe, legal, and economically feasible to move to ... read more

Volcano Emissions Linked to Increases in Asthma Attacks

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new study from the active volcano K?lauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people -- especially children -- with asthma are at greater risk of having serious asthma attacks if ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and should save from ... read more

California's Almond Boom Has Ramped Up Water Use, Consumed Wetlands and Stressed Pollinators

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new study using aerial imagery across the state of California has found that converting land to grow almonds between 2007 and 2014 has led to a 27% annual increase in irrigation demands -- despite ... read more

Interval Exercise Training Improves Blood Vessel Function in Older Adults

Sep. 27, 2016 — Researchers have found that interval exercise training (resistance-based and cardiovascular) improves endothelial function in older adults. Resistance interval training in particular could help ... read more

Missing Fish Catch Data? Not Necessarily a Problem, New Study Says

Sep. 27, 2016 — Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of ... read more

Suffering from Headaches? You May Be at Increased Risk for a Thyroid Condition

Sep. 27, 2016 — Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a new ... read more

Surprising Findings on Deadly Diarrhea Suggest Ways to Save Children's Lives

Sep. 27, 2016 — New research offers unprecedented insights into the causes of childhood diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death of children worldwide, and suggests that the role of pathogens has been vastly ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Study Compares CV Risk Reduction of Statin Vs Nonstatin Therapies Used for Lowering LDL-C

Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists evaluated the association between lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and relative cardiovascular risk reduction across different statin and nonstatin ... read more

Earlier Treatment With Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Linked With Less Disability Following Stroke

Sep. 27, 2016 — In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Researchers can now explain how the properties of the skin change depending on the environment. The new findings explain, among other things, why people don’t dehydrate in dry air. The research ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has been able to detect a gravity wave wafting through space from two colliding black holes billions of years ago. Now a group has built ... read more

New Therapeutic Treatment Helps People Lose More Weight and Keep It Off

Sep. 27, 2016 — A new approach to weight loss called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT) helped people lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who received only Standard Behavioral Treatment (SBT) ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it's all set to beat climate change -- the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population ... read more

Help Needed to Identify Post-Stroke Visual Impairments

Sep. 27, 2016 — A review of the methods available to screen for post-stroke visual impairments has found there is an urgent demand for the development of a ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the 'missing link' in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions, researchers ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Nanofibers are more absorbent and better for the environment, say researchers, who note that their new material would have less of an environmental impact and be safer for humans than existing ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions, new research ... read more

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