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Researchers reveal cost-effective path to drought resiliency

California needs to better prepare for droughts. A new study highlights the costs, benefits and obstacles of a possible solution -- managed aquifer recharge.

Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites

Researchers have found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could lead to easy-to-manufacture composites for optical devices, electronic systems, and high-tech materials.

For whom the births (and worms) toll

Human childbirth is not only unpleasant, it's also assumed to take a toll on women's health, even while women have a greater life expectancy. A new study led by UC Santa Barbara researchers, however, finds that indigenous women in the...Show More Summary

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers

Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed a method which is going to make it easier to create a universal quantum computer -- they have discovered a way of using multilevel quantum systems (qudits), each one of which is able to work with multiple "conventional" quantum elements -- qubits. read more

Three-drug combinations could help counter antibiotic resistance, UCLA biologists report

Each year, approximately 700,000 people die from drug-resistant bacterial infections. A study by UCLA life scientists could be a major step toward combating drug-resistant infections. The research, reported in the journal Royal Society...Show More Summary

A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space

Scientists at Hokkaido University have revealed temperature-dependent energy-state conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution theory. Molecular hydrogen, the most abundant element in space, is created when two hydrogen atoms bond on minute floating ice particles. Show More Summary

Scientists release recommendations for building land in coastal Louisiana

Today, a team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on operating Mississippi River sediment diversions and consider the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries. read more

Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice

New Orleans, LA - A team led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans' Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the development of epilepsy. The findings will be published online in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal, on July 22, 2016. read more

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria

Bionanotechnology research is targeted on functional structures synergistically combining macromolecules, cells, or multicellular assemblies with a wide range of nanomaterials. Providing micrometer-sized cells with tiny nanodevices expands the uses of the cultured microorganisms and requires nanoassembly on individual live cells. read more

Genes find their partners without matchmakers

A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other molecules.

Why do consumers participate in 'green' programs?

From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study.

Maternal intake of past-its-prime fish oil linked to newborn death, rat study finds

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized (“off”) fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study.

A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space

Scientists have revealed temperature-dependent energy conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution theory.

Three-drug combinations could help counter antibiotic resistance, biologists report

Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in fighting harmful bacteria, life scientists report. This is an important advance because approximately 700,000 people each year die from drug-resistant infections.

Researchers identify way to predict, prevent damage in donated kidneys

A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to fail.

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.

Most surgical meniscus repairs are unnecessary

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new report.

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.

Kubrick did not fake the moon landings

Vivian Kubrick recently debunked the conspiracy theory that her father worked with the US government to fake the Moon landings…well, we all know he didn’t and her rationale is spot on. But, my own take on it was that if they had been faked, then surely the director, whoever it was, would’ve made sure there … Continue reading "Kubrick did not fake the moon landings"

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma

Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma.

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