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October 21, 2016

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development, say ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Fish farms may hold the key to studying the impact of rising carbon dioxide on marine life, and help researchers understand if fish could adapt to climate ... read more

Analytics Developed to Predict Poll Trends

Oct. 21, 2016 — As the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — American ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry and ... read more

When Quantum Scale Affects the Way Atoms Emit and Absorb Particles of Light

Oct. 21, 2016 — In 1937, US physicist Isidor Rabi introduced a simple model to describe how atoms emit and absorb particles of light. Until now, this model had still not been completely explained. In a recent ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Head Lice Outbreaks in Camp Settings Cause Substantial Burden on Kids, Staff

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research finds that lice can be the end of a happy summer for many kids at sleepaway ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — The processing power of standard computers is likely to reach its maximum in the next 10 to 25 years. Even at this maximum power, traditional computers won't be able to handle a particular class ... read more

Study Links Changes in Collagen to Worse Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis

Oct. 21, 2016 — The first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer has been uncovered by a team of ... read more

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson's Disease Patients

Oct. 21, 2016 — Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving ... read more

Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

Oct. 21, 2016 — How society treats overweight people makes health matters worse, a new study has found. Among the findings, authors note that people who experience weight discrimination often shun social interaction ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — An international team has used a molecule's own electrons to scatter the molecule — a process called mid-infrared laser-induced electron diffraction, or LIED — and capture snapshots of ... read more

Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease: You Don't Have to Be an Olympic Athlete to Reduce the Many Risk Factors

Oct. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — New excavations are underway to investigate the use of the palace Khirbat Al-Minya following the severe earthquake of 749 AD. New findings show that the building lost its palatial function as a ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists are hoping to study the genetics of an ultra-rare garden snail are asking the public for its help in finding the lonely mollusc a mate. The snail’s unique qualities make it a one in a ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk -- a ... read more

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