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April 26, 2017

Can Aromatherapy Calm Competition Horses?

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research raises the question of whether ... read more

Concise Consent Forms Are Effectively Understood by Clinical Trial Participants

Apr. 26, 2017 — Shortening consent documents makes no significant difference to how well potential research participants understand a clinical study, according to a ... read more

Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Apr. 26, 2017 — Media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting, new research ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Two physicists have offered a way to mathematically describe a particular physics phenomenon called a phase transition in a system out of equilibrium. Such phenomena are central in physics, and ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Peering into laboratory glassware, researchers have watched stem-cell-derived nerve cells arising in a specific region of the human brain migrate into another brain region. This process recapitulates ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Paleontologists have uncovered a new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates, the most abundant and diverse group of organisms on Earth, to which belong familiar animals such as ... read more

Genes Need to Be Screened for Stem Cell Transplants

Apr. 26, 2017 — As stem cell lines grow in a lab dish, they often acquire mutations in the TP53 (p53) gene, an important tumor suppressor responsible for controlling cell growth. New research findings suggest that ... read more

Global Warming Accounts for Tripling of Extreme West African Sahel Storms

Apr. 26, 2017 — Global warming is responsible for a tripling in the frequency of extreme West African Sahel storms observed in just the last 35 years, an international team of experts has ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth's most densely populated ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — From long jets to massive explosions of solar material and energy, eruptions on the sun come in many shapes and sizes. Scientists now propose that a universal mechanism can explain the whole spectrum ... read more

Food Photos Help Instagram Users With Healthy Eating

Apr. 26, 2017 — People are turning to Instagram as a place where they can log food intake and track healthy eating behaviors by posting photos of everything they eat -- and being held accountable by followers for ... read more

Ingesting Soy Protein May Ease Severity of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Apr. 26, 2017 — A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to make its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, ... read more

Cannabis Use in Adolescence Linked to Schizophrenia

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in ... read more

Novel Antibiotic Resistance Gene in Milk

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new antibiotic resistance gene has been found in bacteria from dairy cows. This gene confers resistance to all beta-lactam antibiotics including the last generation of cephalosporins used against ... read more

People With a Normal BMI Who Carry Weight Around the Middle at Greatest Risk of Death

Apr. 26, 2017 — People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, new ... read more

Stringent Exhaust Gas Tests for Cars in Europe

Apr. 26, 2017 — As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traffic. ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, ... read more

Conservation Endocrinology Sheds Light on a Changing World

Apr. 26, 2017 — The endocrine system is the set of glands that release hormones directly to the blood. Through the monitoring of endocrine responses, the field of conservation endocrinology can make contributions to ... read more

Exploring Personalized Pharmacotherapy to Treat Panic Attacks

Apr. 26, 2017 — Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders (PDs), 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, ... read more

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