apps i medicin
Smartphones are revolutionizing medicine
Smartphones are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say.
astma og gærsvampe
Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
Microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.
How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines
Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves—or better yet, when prompted—is more complicated than it looks.
dopamin og parring
How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed
In a new study, researchers found for the first time that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain's reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments. The results, based on a study with 19 mother-infant pairs, have important implications for therapies addressing postpartum depression as well as disorders of the dopamine system such as Park
D-vitamin og colitis
Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients
Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon, a new study has found.
fiskeri og klimaændringer
Smart reforms key to global fish recovery, even with climate change
New Research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more prosperity, even with a changing climate.
gensplejsning og fødevarer
Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements
Animal scientist say that gene editing — following in the footsteps of traditional breeding — has tremendous potential to boost the sustainability of livestock production, while also enhancing food-animal health and welfare.
Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins
Where do honey bees come from? A new study clears some of the fog around honey bee origins. The work could be useful in breeding bees resistant to disease or pesticides.
høns avler sjældne arter
Egg-free surrogate chickens produced in bid to save rare breeds
Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. The advance — using gene-editing techniques — could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of commercial hens, researchers say.
høretab ny årsag fundet
Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified
Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery.
mikro-RNA og kræftbehandling af leverkræft
Micro-RNA may amplify effectiveness of sorafenib in difficult liver cancer cases
Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its effectiveness.
personlig terapi mod kræft
Doctors treat deadly cancerous disorders with gene-guided, targeted therapy
Genomic testing of biopsies from patients with deadly, treatment-resistant cancerous blood syndromes called histiocytoses allowed doctors to identify genes fueling the ailments and use targeted molecular drugs to successfully treat them. Researchers recommend the regular use of comprehensive genomic profiling at diagnosis to positively impact clinical care.
sandheder og løgne
Communications expert explains how science should respond to fake news
The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science .
The Outer Space Treaty Has Been Successful – But Is It Fit for the Modern Age?
Space exploration is governed by a complex series of international treaties and agreements which have been in place for years. The first and probably most important of them celebrates its 50th anniversary on January 27 – The Outer Space Treaty.
Inside the U.S.'s Only Ocean Exploration Ship
Okeanos Explorer is like Houston, Cape Canaveral and the space shuttle all rolled into one
Predicting Artistic Brilliance
A “rage to master,” as observed in some precocious young artists, may help define extreme visual creativity
What Does the Vice President Do?
Vice President Mike Pence has said that the United States would "hold Russia accountable" for their actions and would support NATO. But what authority does the VP have?
SpaceX Launches Rocket to Internation Space Station
A Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX, was launched at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, carrying supplies, experiments and cargo to the International Space Station.
While You Were Offline: One Trump Press Conference to Rule Them AllA whole week's worth of news happened, but a 77-minute Trump press conference is all Twitter could talk about.
Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 02/19/2017
More poorly done acupuncture studies. Burzynski eats just desserts. Italians like homeopathy. New Jersey is going after Oregon. And more
SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You ThinkLong before Trump, open government and open data evangelists had been preserving all kinds of data collected and stored by the government.
SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Space Station Cargo
The rocket lifted off from a launchpad used for the Apollo moon missions. It was the first launch from Kennedy Space Center in more than five years.
Marshosaurus–the Jurassic's Forgotten Carnivore
Although not as imposing as its neighbors, Marshosaurus was an important part of the Jurassic ecosystem — ^t
Kan vi bruge levende larver som minearbejdere?
Ingeniøruddannet kunstner præsenterer koncept til bæredygtig genindvinding af sjældne jordarter fra skrot.
Smart City Tech Would Make Military Bases SaferOpinion: A retired Naval commander explains how sensors and data analysis could make military bases safer and more efficient.
Review: BeatsX Wireless HeadphonesApple's $150 wireless earbuds are as comfy as your mama's couch, but the sound could be better.
Bier hviner, når de bliver overraskede
Selvom forskere tidligere har troet, at lyden var et signal om fare, så mener de nu, at det kan være udtryk for overraskelse.
On Second Attempt, SpaceX Launches Rocket At NASA's Historic PadSpaceX scrubbed a launch attempt Saturday at NASA's Launch Complex 39A, site of the shuttle program and the mission that first sent humans to the moon. Their second try succeeded Sunday.
Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right"Anything that's not forbidden by the laws of physics is possible."
What Was the First Life on Earth?
The earliest evidence for life on Earth arises among the oldest rocks still preserved on the planet, dating back some 4 billion years.
Jagten på den niende planet er gået ind i slutfasen
Flere objekter i Kuiperbæltet har så atypiske baner, at de må være påvirket af en stor ukendt planet. Det mener i hvert fald to amerikanske astronomer, der har udpeget det område på himlen, hvor planeten burde findes.
Why NASA Is Exploring An Alien World In AntarcticaCovered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus is the perfect proxy for an alien world. That's why NASA's Aaron Curtis travels there to test space exploration robots.
NASA Announces Winners In 'Space Poop Challenge'Even astronauts have to go number two. NASA recently asked the public for suggestions on how to better deal with poop in spacesuits.
The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of WarfareThe former Secretary of Defense built a bridge between tech and the Pentagon. Here, he talks about its importance in an uncertain time.
Sådan inviterer du vilde bier til havefest
Vilde bier er gavnlige gæster, der sjældent stikker, men til gengæld hjælper med at bestøve havens blomster og befrugtning af bær og frugt.
Using Discourse Analysis to Assess Cognitive Decline
Figure from Gauthier et al. (2005). Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other dementias are progressive neurodegenerative conditions that unfold over time. Subtle symptoms such as forgetfulness and word finding problems may progress to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and then escalate to full-blown dementia. Recent efforts to classify prodromal states have included automated analysis of spontaneous
Weaning off oil, Scottish islands eye renewable future
Strong winds and stormy seas have helped turn the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic into a European renewable energy giant, producing more power than it knows what to do with.
Tech tools gain traction amid Trump war on leaks
As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously.
Can Changing When And What We Eat Help Outwit Disease?I'm fasting intermittently as part of a research study, to see if changing my gut microbiome affects my multiple sclerosis. But maybe living on Peanut Chews isn't the best strategy.
Energiforskning hårdt ramt af nedskæringer
I 2017 er der kun sat halvt så mange offentlige midler af til energiforskning, som der var i 2010. Branchefolk frygter for konsekvenserne af besparelserne.
ICU care for COPD, heart failure and heart attack may not be better
Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, the answer may be no, according to researchers who analyzed more than 1.5 million Medicare records.
Quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices
Researchers have just completed a multiyear study to identify the 'best' candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that will have the lowest impact on the climate.
Peer milk-sharing participants generally keep it clean
Mothers who want the benefits of breast milk for their babies but can't produce the substance often turn to milk-sharing networks. A new study has found that although not a recommended practice, those who participate in milk-sharing networks generally follow good hygiene, which is critical for keeping milk free from bacterial contamination.
Limiting salt consumption lowers blood pressure in patients with kidney disease
Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg, research concludes. Limiting salt intake also reduced excess fluid retention that is common among patients with kidney disease.
Bill Gates: the Robot Taking Your Job Should Pay TaxesBill Gates proposes an ingenious solution to the job losses from the coming automation.
There and back again: Catalyst mediates energy-efficient proton transport for reversibility
A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have found.
Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking
Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has found.
Speciation is not all about good looks: For stick insects, the right partner should smell good too
An attractive scent is just as important as good looks when it comes to choosing a mate — at least among stick insect populations.
Designing new materials from 'small' data
Researchers have developed a novel workflow combining machine learning and density functional theory calculations to create design guidelines for new materials that exhibit useful electronic properties, such as ferroelectricity and piezoelectricity.
Efficient power converter for internet of things
Researchers have presented a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a 200,000-fold increase in current levels.
Developing a catalytic conveyor belt
Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers have developed a novel method of transporting particles that utilizes chemical reactions to drive fluid flow within microfluidic devices.
Using historical herbarium specimens to track heavy metal pollution in the eastern United States
Plant specimens stored in herbaria are being used to explore important ecological questions. Researchers have now shown the effectiveness of herbarium specimens of herbaceous plants to track changes in heavy metal concentrations over time. The study compares concentrations of copper, lead, and zinc in specimens collected around Providence, RI, from 1846 to 1916, and compares these levels to plants
Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks
"Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks.
It's more than just climate change
Accurately modeling climate change and interactive human factors — including inequality, consumption, and population — is essential for the effective science-based policies and measures needed to benefit and sustain current and future generations. A recent study presents extensive evidence of the need for a new paradigm of modeling that fully incorporates the feedbacks between Earth systems and
Hubble spotlights a celestial sidekick
Technically, this picture is merely a sidekick of the actual object of interest — but space is bursting with activity, and this field of bright celestial bodies offers plenty of interest on its own.
Powerful optical imaging technology catches DNA naturally fluorescing
Biomedical engineers have developed imaging technology that is the first to see DNA 'blink,' or fluoresce. The tool enables researchers to study individual biomolecules (DNA, chromatin, proteins) as well as important global patterns of gene expression, which could yield insights into cancer.
The secret of scientists who impact policy
Why does some research lead to changes in public policy, while other studies of equal quality do not?
Three-way dance between herbivores, plants and microbes unveiled
What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not all of the players involved, according to a Penn State entomologist.
Scientists seek to redeem Gitmo prison's dark history with research center and peace park
How do you redeem a place like Gitmo, the notorious U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?
Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus
Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as Earth), in a laboratory rather than from afar via a telescope.
System automatically detects cracks in nuclear power plants
A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated systems.
Digital fabrication in architecture
Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration of innovative digital technologies within architectural and construction processes could transfo
Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER
Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to the results of a double-blind, randomized clinical trial.
Spaceflight Squishes Spacefarers' Brains
Astronauts’ gray matter is compressed by time in space—except in an area that controls feeling and movement in the legs.
Churchill the Astrobiologist?
Newly released writings by Winston Churchill on life in the universe reinforce how keenly scientific his thinking was
Solving the puzzle of Alzheimer's disease
A new study examines if a compound called AC253 can inhibit a 'rogue' protein called amyloid. The protein is found in large numbers in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and is suspected to be a key player in the development of the disease.
Snap beans hard to grow in cover crop residue
More no-till farmers are using cover crops to conserve soil and suppress weeds, but many vegetable producers are reluctant to get on board. That's because many small-seeded vegetable crops struggle to emerge through thick cover crop residues. However, the potential benefits of no-till cover crop systems compelled researchers to give it a try with snap bean.
SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior
SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff Saturday due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.
Why Do Dust Mites Seem to Shun the Western U.S.?
A new study fails to find evidence of dust mites in dust samples from most of the west. Are there really none out there?
Skywire: Wheel-Turning TriviaYou somehow make it through the tunnels, not a bit worse for the wear. You emerge more than a bit winded, and face the blinding glare of sunlight as you make your escape out the other side of Smogtown. Seems the weather has cleared up, and you are ready to take to the skies again. However, you have not been flying for more than a few hours when you are stopped at the border of the next town
Gravity probe exceeds performance goals
The long-planned space mission that seeks to detect gravitational waves is on course to be selected this summer.
Have Spare Time? Try To Discover A PlanetAstronomers think there's an undiscovered planet lurking in the far reaches of the solar system, and they're asking the public's help to find it..
Paleo Profile: Mexico's Ancient Horned Face
This new dinosaur is part of an explosion of highly-ornamented species uncovered in the last decade.
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