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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:38:06 EDT
Bitter pill: Monarchs, milkweed and self-medication in a changing world
The milkweed plants growing in 40 cube-shaped chambers on a hilltop at the University of Michigan Biological Station provide a glimpse into the future that allows researchers to ask a question: How will monarch butterflies fare?
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:37:10 EDT
Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon
Physicists have succeeded in synthesizing boron-doped graphene nanoribbons and characterizing their structural, electronic and chemical properties. The modified material could potentially be used as a sensor for the ecologically damaging nitrogen oxides, scientists report.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:37:01 EDT
Exploding the drug deadlock: Repurposing nitroglycerin for anti-cancer treatments
For over a century, nitroglycerin has been used medically – particularly in the treatment of angina, or chest pain. It is a safe, cheap and effective treatment. Now, researchers have found that nitroglycerin could be repurposed to treat cancer.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:36:59 EDT
How the mind sharpens the senses
A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focusing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical training. Researchers discovered this phenomenon during a scientifically monitored meditation retreat.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:36:55 EDT
Differences in brain structure and memory suggest adolescents may not ‘grow out of’ ADHD
Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers, according to new research.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:35:42 EDT
Dominance in a group of dogs expressed in hard figures
The hierarchy in a group of dogs is not based on aggression but on submissiveness. A dog ranked lower in the hierarchy displays signals of submissive behavior towards dogs ranked higher. These findings have for the first time been substantiated by means of measurements.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:43:09 EDT
Can't put your phone down? Are You a Nomophobe?
Rsearchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear of being without your mobile phone.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:43:07 EDT
Saving lives using new stent graft design
Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling “helped validate that the configuration is delivering more well developed blood flow with the design,” according to a vascular surgeon.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:43:05 EDT
HIV testing among older adults is declining, despite CDC recommendation
In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit any symptoms. New research finds that despite this recommendation, testing among older adults has largely fallen over time.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:42:22 EDT
Immunotherapy agent benefits patients with drug-resistant multiple myeloma
In its first clinical trial, a breakthrough antibody therapy produced at least partial remissions in a third of patients with multiple myeloma who had exhausted multiple prior treatments, investigators report.
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