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unnoticed infections

Unseen Infections Harming World’s Children, New Research Reveals

Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new research from an international coalition of...
Anti-Smoking Treatment

Common Anti-Smoking Treatment Makes No Difference in Shisha Tobacco Addiction

Researchers at the University of York has shown that a drug commonly used to help smokers overcome addiction to cigarettes does not have the...
obesity

Severe Obesity Linked to Newly Identified Gene Mutations

Research into the genetic causes of obesity, and related conditions, could be incredibly valuable in finding ways to treat them. Currently, there are some...
retinal device

UR Medicine Uses ‘Bionic Eye’ to Restore Some Vision to Blind...

A 71-year-old woman blinded by an inherited disease recently thrilledUniversity of Rochester doctors by reaching out and grabbing her ophthalmologist’s hand after receiving a...
crops

Study Identifies Likely Scenarios for Global Spread of Devastating Crop Disease

New races of wheat rust are threatening wheat worldwide, and we need to know which areas are at risk Chris Gilligan Stem rust, named for the...
heat wavesvideo

Deadly Heat Waves Could Hit South Asia This Century

In South Asia, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live, new research suggests that by the end of this...
climate change

Concurrent Hot and Dry Summers More Common in Future

A combination of severe drought and a heatwave caused problems for Russia in the summer of 2010: fires tore through forests and peat bogs....
Earthquake

Researchers Drill Deep to Understand Why the Sumatra Earthquake Was so...

An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra...
genes

Some Genes Are Less Helpful than Others

In an international collaboration published in Nature, researchers have identified people with natural gene-disrupting mutations - who have a gene that has been naturally...