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  • Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode

    23 October 2014, 7:35 pm

    The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research predicts.
  • 3-D map of the adolescent universe

    23 October 2014, 3:41 pm

    Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of a slice of the adolescent universe. The map shows a web of hydrogen gas that varies from low to high density at…
  • Novel software application can stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from non-invasive high resolution computed tomography images and stratify non-small cell lung cancer…
  • Anaplastic lymphoma kinase immunohistochemistry testing comparable to, if not better than,…

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression test, immunohistochemistry, is reliable amongst several laboratories and reviewers when test methodology…
  • Desert streams: Deceptively simple

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Volatile rainstorms drive complex landscape changes in deserts, particularly in dryland channels, which are shaped by flash flooding. Paradoxically, such desert streams have surprisingly simple topography with smooth, straight and symmetrical form that until…
  • How ferns adapted to one of Earth's newest and most extreme environments

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Ferns are believed to be 'old' plant species -- some of them lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago. However, a group of Andean ferns evolved much more recently: their completely new form and structure (morphology) arose and diversified…
  • Designer 'barrel' proteins created

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Designer proteins that expand on nature's own repertoire, created by a team of chemists and biochemists, are described in a new paper. Proteins are long linear molecules that fold up to form well-defined 3D shapes. These 3D molecular architectures are…
  • Molecular structure of water at gold electrodes revealed

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Researchers have recorded the first observations of the molecular structure of liquid water at a gold electrode under different battery charging conditions.
  • Florida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generations

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species -- in as little as 15 years -- as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.
  • Highest altitude archaeological sites in the world explored in the Peruvian Andes: Survival in…

    23 October 2014, 2:23 pm

    Research conducted at the highest-altitude Pleistocene archaeological sites yet identified in the world sheds new light on the capacity of humans to survive in extreme environments. The findings were taken from sites in the Pucuncho Basin, located in the…
  • A gut bacterium that attacks dengue and malaria pathogens and their mosquito vectors

    23 October 2014, 2:22 pm

    Just like those of humans, insect guts are full of microbes, and the microbiota can influence the insect's ability to transmit diseases. A new study reports that a bacterium isolated from the gut of an Aedes mosquito can reduce infection of mosquitoes by…
  • Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

    23 October 2014, 1:22 pm

    The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study.
  • Helping sweet cherries survive the long haul

    23 October 2014, 1:22 pm

    Research into the effectiveness of hydrocooling of sweet cherries at commercial packing houses determined the need for post-packing cooling. Analyses determined that core temperatures achieved by in-line hydrocoolers during packing did not reduce temperatures…
  • Sleep difficulties common among toddlers with psychiatric disorders

    23 October 2014, 1:22 pm

    Sleep difficulties -- particularly problems with falling asleep -- were very common among toddlers and preschool-aged children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, a study has found. "This study is a great reminder…
  • Cancer exosome 'micro factories' aid in cancer progression

    23 October 2014, 1:17 pm

    Exosomes, tiny, virus-sized particles released by cancer cells, can bioengineer micro-RNA molecules resulting in tumor growth. They do so with the help of proteins, such as one named Dicer, scientists have discovered.
  • YEATS protein potential therapeutic target for cancer

    23 October 2014, 1:17 pm

    Federal Express and UPS are no match for the human body when it comes to distribution. There exists in cancer biology an impressive packaging and delivery system that influences whether your body will develop cancer or not, scientists say. Researchers have…
  • Paper-based synthetic gene networks could enable rapid detection of ebola and other viruses

    23 October 2014, 1:16 pm

    Synthetic gene networks hold great potential for broad biotechnology and medical applications, but so far they have been limited to the lab. A study reveals a new method for using engineered gene circuits beyond the lab, allowing researchers to safely activate…
  • Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas

    23 October 2014, 1:16 pm

    People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived in 1722, according to new genomic evidence showing that the Rapanui people living on that most isolated of islands had significant…
  • Gene that once aided survival in Arctic found to have negative impact on health today

    23 October 2014, 1:16 pm

    In individuals living in the Arctic, researchers have discovered a genetic variant that arose thousands of years ago and likely provided an evolutionary advantage for processing high-fat diets or for surviving in a cold environment; however, the variant also…
  • Understanding and predicting solar flares

    23 October 2014, 1:16 pm

    Scientists have identified a key phenomenon in the triggering of solar flares. Using satellite data and models, the scientists were able to monitor the evolution of the solar magnetic field in a region with eruptive behavior. Their calculations reveal the…
  • Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma

    23 October 2014, 1:13 pm

    Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, report researchers.
  • California's tobacco control efforts losing steam, finds report

    23 October 2014, 1:08 pm

    California’s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report. Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the…
  • Thyroid cancer genome analysis finds markers of aggressive tumors

    23 October 2014, 1:08 pm

    A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients.
  • First protein microfiber engineered: New material advances tissue engineering and drug delivery

    23 October 2014, 11:10 am

    Researchers have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibers, their work has…
  • Reminiscing can help boost mental performance

    23 October 2014, 11:10 am

    Engaging brain areas linked to so-called 'off-task' mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, a new research led by a neuroscientist shows for the first.
  • Shorter tuberculosis treatment not a successful alternative, clinical drug trial shows

    23 October 2014, 11:10 am

    A shortened (four month) treatment for tuberculosis is well tolerated and may work well in subsets of tuberculosis patients, but overall could not be considered as an alternative to the current six month standard treatment, a clinical drug trial conducted in…
  • Birds roosting in large groups less likely to contract west nile virus

    23 October 2014, 11:09 am

    Although it would seem logical that large numbers of roosting birds would attract more mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and contract the disease when bitten, recent research has found the opposite to be true. That is, when large groups of birds roost…
  • Lucky star escapes black hole with minor damage: Closest near-miss event to be spotted near the…

    23 October 2014, 11:08 am

    Astronomers have gotten the closest look yet at what happens when a black hole takes a bite out of a star—and the star lives to tell the tale.
  • ALS is a protein aggregation disease, research shows

    23 October 2014, 11:08 am

    Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  • Bullying in schools still prevalent, american national report finds

    23 October 2014, 10:10 am

    Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation's youth, according to a report.

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