Elevated carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere may increase water-use efficiency in crops and considerably mitigate yield losses due to climate change, according to a new study.
Researchers report the first documentation that suppressing a key cell-signaling pathway in a rat model of Parkinson's disease reduces pathogenesis. Oral administration of AZD1480 -- one of the JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors generally known as Jakinibs -- lessened the destructive inflammation and nerve cell degradation in the area of the brain affected by Parkinson's.
Recently developed cures for hepatitis C virus will create new opportunities for people with other liver diseases to receive transplanted livers, say researchers.
Human embryos are surviving ever longer in labs. Any review of political limits on culturing them must fit the biological facts, says Jane Maienschein
The way we drive could help us understand how animals make their way, new research has found. The work sheds light on how our brains process what we see when at the wheel, as well as giving important insights into why animals take particular paths of travel.
Three recently discovered nearby exoplanets may not be as habitable as they first looked, as their hot young star could have left them high and dry
Blood tests could help doctors identify people who are at risk of severe depressive episodes, and enable them to tailor more effective treatments
People who think they live in diverse neighborhoods are less likely to be accepting of minority ethnic groups, an international research project has found.
An unusual new study shows that while terrestrial birds and marine bivalves -- animals such as scallops, mussels, cockles, and oysters -- share a common pattern of species richness across latitudes, they arrive there quite different...
Recent research offers new ideas for curbing unethical behavior by those with power -- it all depends on how people in power think about their power. In a series of three experiments, the authors demonstrated that activating prescriptive expectation, or what others believe people should do, leads the powerful to cheat less than the powerless.
Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) third leading cause of death -- respiratory disease, which kills close to 150,000 people per year.
Gene variants that predict the risk of a serious adverse reaction to drugs used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism, researchers report. Adverse drugs reactions are a leading cause of admission to hospital. Genetic variation is believed to contribute to a majority of serious immune-mediated adverse drug reactions.
A team of researchers has developed a pocket instrument capable of perceiving radio signals from 50 MHz to 6 MHz and storing this information in a non-volatile memory. After collecting and storing the information, the system assesses the daily exposure of a person to electromagnetic radiation.
Scientists have engineered an innovative new method to build the next generation of freezers capable of reaching temperatures as low as - 180°C by using advanced cryogenically cooled heat pipe technology.
Sometimes life is freaking TOUGH. Bad relationships don’t happen all at once, they creep up on us. If they were bad in the beginning, no one would ever do it. So, why do we stay in bad relationships long after it dawns on us that […...
Donald Trump’s win in Indiana has practically clinched the Republican nomination. Since July 2015, Trump has led in most polls of GOP candidates. Immigration restrictionism is his most popular policy position. That position and the...Show More Summary
Donald Trump keeps winning Republican Party primaries. He could be America’s next president. It’s a sobering thought. But Trump is not alone. Europe is filled with populist parties, old and new. It’s too simple to decry a proto-fascist wave, as feared by some alarmists. Show More Summary
To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: “Ever since we started getting married and buying houses,” she writes, “my girlfriends and I don’t laugh much anymore.” Her personal secret is, in fact, a national one. Show More Summary
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