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Cervical pessary does not reduce the rate of preterm births or neonatal complications in twin gestations

Having twins accounts for only 1.5% of all births but 25% of preterm births, the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Successful strategies for reducing singleton preterm births include prophylactic use of progesterone and cervical cerclage in patients with a prior history of preterm birth. Show More Summary

'Brainbow' reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain

Research may lead to reevaluation of the current understanding of information flow and neural circuit maturation in the visual system.

New strategy improves detection of genetic mutations in hereditary colorectal cancer

Enhanced accuracy and reduced turnaround time of testing can provide vital information for patients suspected of having lynch syndrome and their family members, according to a new report.

Science Has Its Problems, But the Web Could Be the Fix

The software a group of scientists used to replicate 100 psychology studies is a framework for the future of science. The post Science Has Its Problems, But the Web Could Be the Fix appeared first on WIRED.

HIV particles do not cause AIDS, our own immune cells do

Scientists have discovered that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another. In a new study, the researchers revealed that the HIV 'death...Show More Summary

America’s Greatest Makers Gameshow: Is It A Disaster In the Making?

Intel's doing a gameshow which could be a good thing but history says it might be a really bad thing. Enterprise Intel gameshow brian krzanich makers IDF Microsoft

The real problem with Hillary Clinton’s email server

It’s not so much what was on it, the real problem is the the fact she hired incompetent people to manage it Web email server NSA AT&T cellphone telecommunications Hillary Clinton Tom Brady FBI deflate-gate

Throwback Thursday #5 – failed global warming driven hurricane predictions 10 years after Katrina

Oh the mighty media quoting the mighty scientists…have fallen flat on their face. Here’s a collection of failed predictions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: In 2006, CBS’s Hannah Storm Claims Katrina-like Storms Will Happen ‘All Along Our Atlantic and Gulf Coastlines.’ Just five days before Hurricane Katrina’s one year anniversary, CBS news anchor Hannah…

Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women

For years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density in postmenopausal women who had osteoporosis.

How the Dust in Your Home Can Tell People Your Gender

Dust can also show the geographic location of your house and whether or not you have pets.

See How Much Hurricane Models Have Improved Since Katrina

Katrina looked like a pixelated blob in 2005 hurricane models. The post See How Much Hurricane Models Have Improved Since Katrina appeared first on WIRED.

Chemistry professor discovers color sensor compound for anions

A chemistry professor has uncovered a major development in the study of anions, negatively-charged molecules such as chloride, bromide and nitrate, which have strategic roles within the human body. These molecules can also act as pollutants, some of which are vital to our health whilst others might actually harm us. Show More Summary

About 10 percent of mothers experienced depression two years after Hurricane Katrina

About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of thousands and causing widespread damage estimated at more than $100 billion, according to a new study.

To get girls more interested in computer science, make classrooms less 'geeky'

A new study found that three times as many female high school students were interested in enrolling in a computer science class if the classroom was designed to be less 'geeky' and more inviting.

Intensity of desert storms may affect ocean phytoplankton

Scientists have determined that once iron is deposited in the ocean, it has a very short residence time, spending only six months in surface waters before sinking into the deep ocean. This high turnover of iron signals that large seasonal changes in desert dust may have dramatic effects on surface phytoplankton that depend on iron.

Cause of resilience to tinnitus and potential drug therapy identified

Researchers have identified in an animal model the molecular mechanisms behind resilience to noise-induced tinnitus and a possible drug therapy that could reduce susceptibility to this chronic and sometimes debilitating condition.

Evidence suggests subatomic particles could defy the standard model

A team of physicists has found new hints of particles -- leptons, to be more precise -- being treated in strange ways not predicted by the Standard Model. The discovery could prove to be a significant lead in the search for non-standard phenomena.

A new virus in liver cancer

More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases. Such is the case with liver cancer, which often develops in an organ that has been weakened by hepatitis B or C virus. Researchers have just identified the role of a new virus, hitherto unsuspected, in the occurrence of a rare type of liver cancer.

Generating potentially safer stem cells in the laboratory

A finding reveals why the transformation process of differentiated cells into stem cells results in significant damage to the DNA. Researchers have managed to rectify this damage using a simple modification to the culture medium, which produces potentially safer stem cells for use in regenerative medicine.

Soils protect the natural environment

No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around you.

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