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December 11, 2018

Degrading Permafrost Puts Arctic Infrastructure at Risk by Mid-Century

Dec. 11, 2018 — Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. Even meeting the climate change targets of the Paris ... read more

Unique Immune Cell Likely Drives Chronic Inflammation

Dec. 11, 2018 — For the first time, researchers have identified that an immune cell subset called gamma delta T cells that may be causing and/or perpetuating the systemic inflammation found in normal aging in the ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — The effects of a supernova -- and possibly more than one -- on large ocean life like school-bus-sized Megalodon 2.6 million years ago are detailed in a new ... read more

Terahertz Laser for Sensing and Imaging Outperforms Its Predecessors

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new terahertz laser is the first to reach three key performance goals at once -- high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning -- and could thus be valuable for a ... read more

Taking Uncertainty out of Cancer Prognosis

Dec. 11, 2018 — An analysis of nearly 20,000 cancer patient histories and genetic data has revealed that knowing the genetic cause of a cancer does not help predict how deadly the disease will be. Instead, ... read more

Possible Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Living Near Oil and Gas Wells

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have found a possible connection between the intensity of oil and gas exploration in an area and early indicators of cardiovascular disease among nearby ... read more

Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result from Tiny Light-Guiding Structures

Dec. 11, 2018 — For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, ... read more

Relationship Impairments Hinder Men Seeking Mental Health Treatment

Dec. 11, 2018 — Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking ... read more

Can Social Interactions Affect Spread of Disease?

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers draw connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Investigators from the UEx have developed a methodology with new algorithms to analyze the location of the centriole in a model cell. Thanks to this technology, they have been able to discover how ... read more

Meditation Adapts the Brain to Respond Better to Feedback

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to ... read more

Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers 'Win' When They Collaborate

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings in new article indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new study shows that several species of bats are giving Madagascar's rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a zoologist believes, can ease the ... read more

Music Evokes Powerful Positive Emotions Through Personal Memories

Dec. 11, 2018 — Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by music and ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new tool will assist clinicians to assess people suffering from major depressive disorder ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A molecular pathway that's frequently mutated in many different forms of cancer becomes active when cells push parts of their membranes outward into bulging protrusions, researchers ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A future warmer world will almost certainly feature a decline in fresh water from the Sierra Nevada mountain snowpack. Now a new study that analyzed the headwater regions of California's 10 ... read more

Study Links Frequent Red Meat Consumption to High Levels of Chemical Associated With Heart Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists have developed a technique that enables analysis of DNA-protein interactions using very small numbers of cells, ranging from 100 to 1,000. Their method could capture previously unexamined ... read more

New Sepsis Treatment a Step Closer

Dec. 11, 2018 — A large clinical study assesses how clinicians are treating ... read more

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