• By Science Daily   -   Feb 24, 2018

    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY TYPES OF LIZARDS?

    Researchers have sequenced the complete genetic code - the genome - of several vertebrate species from Panama. They found that changes...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    WITH COST REMOVED, WOMEN CHOOSE MORE EFFECTIVE CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

    Researchers evaluated women's contraception choices if cost is not a factor.

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    YOUNGER AGE AT DIABETES DIAGNOSIS IS LINKED TO HIGHER RISK OF DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, YET LOWER RISK OF CANCER DEATH

    New research shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    FEAR AND HOPING: ADDING HOPE TO HEALTH MESSAGES MAY MOTIVATE BETTER BEHAVIORS

    While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative...

    Health
  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    TRANSFORMING PATIENT HEALTH CARE AND WELL-BEING THROUGH LIGHTING

    The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving...

    World, Health
  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    EVOLUTIONARY TRANSITION TO DESTRUCTIVE CANCER

    In a new study, researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide the pathways of cells. Their results point to influences leading...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE: TARGETED VACCINATION TO HALT EPIDEMICS

    Scientists simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics.

    World
  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    LINK BETWEEN SURFACE-WATER SALINITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE EXAMINED

    New research explores the impact of de-icing salt from roads and highways on a local watershed. The findings offer hope for the watershed's...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    ICE CHIPS ONLY? STUDY QUESTIONS RESTRICTIONS ON ORAL INTAKE FOR WOMEN IN LABOR

    At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os status - they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    MOLECULAR TROJAN HORSE DELIVERS CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUG TO CANCER CELLS

    Researchers have discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    CHARGING AHEAD TO HIGHER ENERGY BATTERIES

    Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    METALENS COMBINEED WITH AN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE

    Inspired by the human eye, researchers have developed an adaptive metalens that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    SHORT-TERM USE OF IV DEVICES IS COMMON - AND RISKY - STUDY SHOWS

    Many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    RESEARCHERS ADAPT HIV TEST IN DEVELOPING RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR ZIKA VIRUS

    Researchers are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    BEETROOT JUICE SUPPLEMENTS MAY HELP CERTAIN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

    Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study....

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    ALMOST ALL ADOLESCENTS IN AN ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED URBAN POPULATION EXPOSED TO TOBACCO SMOKE

    Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    LOOKING FOR AN OFF SWITCH FOR CELIAC DISEASE

    New research identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    THE WAY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ARE ARRANGED MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE IN HOW HEAT BUILDS UP

    A new study shows a way to dial down the urban heat island effects that can pump up city temperatures, through different city planning...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    IMPROVED HUBBLE YARDSTICK GIVES FRESH EVIDENCE FOR NEW PHYSICS IN THE UNIVERSE

    Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since...

  • By Science Daily   -   Feb 23, 2018

    AS PEDIATRIC USE OF INO INCREASED, MORTALITY RATES DROPPED

    Scientists have analyzed data from pediatric patient visits over a 10-year period at 47 children's hospitals and found as inhaled nitric...