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pollutant

Pollutant Emitted by Biomass Burning Causes DNA Damage and Lung Cell...

When exposed in a laboratory to pollution levels comparable to those found in the atmosphere of the Amazon region during the forest and crop...
concrete bridge

World’s First 3D Printed Reinforced Concrete Bridge Opened

Five-ton load The bridge is the first civil infrastructure project to be realized with 3D-concrete printing. The bridge is 8 meters long (clear span 6.5...
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Mass. General Team Develops Iphone App to Screen for Postpartum Depression

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health have developed the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (MGHPDS), a free iPhone application designed to...
magic mushroom

Magic Mushrooms May ‘Reset’ the Brains of Depressed Patients

The findings come from a study in which researchers from Imperial College London used psilocybin – the psychoactive compound that occurs naturally in magic...
E. coli bacteria

Model Predicts How E. Coli Bacteria Adapt under Stress

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature...
mindfulness and meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation Need More Rigorous Study, Less Hype

Dependable scientific evidence has lagged worrisomely behind the rapid and widespread adoption of mindfulness and meditation for pursuing an array of mental and physical...
Earthquakes

Do Earthquakes Have a ‘Tell’?

Researchers have long had good reason to believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable. But a new finding from Northwestern University might be a seismic...
cancer

Cell Stress Response Sheds Light on Treating Inflammation-Related Cancer, Aging

Stress – defined broadly – can have a profoundly deleterious effect on the human body. Even individual cells have their own way of dealing...
jawbone

Migraine Is Associated with Pain in Joint Connecting Jawbone to Skull

Migraine is known to be associated with pain in the chewing muscles and has hitherto been associated with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) regardless of the...
solar radiation

Solar Radiation Is More Important than Rainfall to Amazon Rainforest Leaf...

An aspect of the Amazon Rainforest that has been known for many decades is that trees produce new leaves and the forest becomes greener...
implants

Researchers Find a Strong Candidate for Bone-Friendly Implants in Heat-Tempered Magnesium...

Titanium is the preferred material for surgical fixation procedures ranging from knee replacement to jaw implants. However, since this super-strong metal is not absorbed...
heart valve

A Template for a New Heart Valve

A new method allows surgeons to reconstruct entire heart valves from the patient’s own tissue. This surgical procedure is currently only used at a...
type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Successfully Managed Online

Based on the results from this trial, we can be confident in the value of online programmes to help people manage chronic conditions effectively. Michael...
Microneedles

Microneedles Can Increase the Effectiveness of Topical Anesthesia Used in Dentistry

Researchers from Brazil and Texas have started testing on humans a new strategy to increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry. It involves...
chronic lung diseasesvideo

Stem Cells Could Offer Hope for Patients with Lung Damage from...

In a collaboration between Imperial College London and Hong Kong University (HKU), scientists have shown that the stem cells can reduce some of the...
Mitochondria

Exercise Can Make Cells Healthier, Promoting Longer Life, UVA Study Finds

Whether it’s running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing, it’s been well-known since ancient times that doing some form of aerobic exercise is essential to...
nicotine

One E-Cigarette with Nicotine Leads to Adrenaline Changes in Nonsmokers’ Hearts

A new UCLA study has found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their hearts after one electronic cigarette with nicotine. The findings are...
hormone oxytocin

Oxytocin Turns Up the Volume of Your Social Environment

Before you shop for the “cuddle” hormone oxytocin to relieve stress and enhance your social life, read this: A new study from the University...
Dwarfism

Study Suggests Epilepsy Drug Can Be Used to Treat Form of...

A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests at The University of Manchester to significantly improve bone...
soft roboticsvideo

One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have solved a long-standing issue in the creation of untethered soft robots whose actions and movements can help mimic natural biological systems....