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New Wi-Fi antenna enhances wireless coverage

Researchers have succeeded in using ionized gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet router.

Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions.

MEDI4736 combined with tremelimumab results in acceptable toxicity in NSCLC patients

Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients have few effective treatment options and low 5-year survival rates. The checkpoint inhibitors MEDI4736 and tremelimumab have both demonstrated acceptable safety and potential efficacy when used as single-agents in several different types of cancer.

Phase 2 trial identifies genetic dysfunction that makes many types of cancer vulnerable to an immunotherapy

A team of researchers has identified a genetic malfunction that predicts the effectiveness of response to a groundbreaking immunotherapy. The results of their Phase 2 clinical trial reveal that, regardless of its tissue of origin, tumors...Show More Summary

Less-invasive method for kidney diagnostics

Researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity.

Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones

Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume. Two strategies are involved: males must find the outer envelope of the pheromone plume, and then head upwind. Can understanding such insect behavior be...Show More Summary

Smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anesthetic and painkiller during operations

New research shows that both smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anesthetic and painkillers to reach the same level of anesthesia as non-smokers.

Before an operation, low blood pressure rather than high is a risk factor for death

New research suggests that, before an operation, low blood pressure rather than high blood pressure is an independent risk factor for death.

Hypothermia occurs during surgery in around half of patients

A study shows that hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its prevention.

New 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance

Scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.

Pembrolizumab shows real promise against head and neck cancer, study suggests

Immunotherapy with the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab decreased the size of tumors by 30 percent or more in 24.8 percent of 132 patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer. That's nearly twice as effective as the current preferred treatment.

Researchers engineer E. coli to produce new forms of popular antibiotic

In Science Advances, University at Buffalo researchers will report that they have managed to turn E. coli into tiny factories for producing new forms of the popular antibiotic erythromycin -- including three that were shown in the lab to kill drug-resistant bacteria.

Working together to build drought resiliency

As drought continues, and demand grows, researchers are looking to new models to improve the Rio Grande region's drought resiliency.

A patient's budding cortex -- in a dish? Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human 'organoid'

Scientists have perfected mini cultured 3-D structures that grow and function much like the outer mantle -- the key working tissue, or cortex -- of the brain of the person from whom they were derived. Strikingly, these 'organoids' buzz with neuronal network activity. Cells talk with each other in circuits, much as they do in our brains.

New study shows influence on climate of fresh water during last ice age

A new study shows how huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age had an unexpected effect -- they increased the production of methane in the tropical wetlands.

Wild chimps teach scientists about gene that encodes HIV-fighting protein

Different people can vary substantially in their genetic susceptibility to viruses, including HIV. Although the biology that underlies this variation in humans is still being uncovered, it seems that we may be able to learn some key lessons from our closest cousins.

Regenerating lost taste buds: Key steps discovered

Researchers have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of taste during treatment.

Genetically elevated triglyceride level associated with protection against type 2 diabetes

Elevated plasma triglyceride level is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but new findings suggest that a genetically-elevated triglyceride level is associated with protection against type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that triglyceride-increasing alleles are associated with decreased type 2 diabetes incidence.

Vision: Deciphering dark and bright

The human sensory systems contend with enormous diversity in the natural world. But it has been known for a long time the brain is adapted to exploit statistical regularities that nonetheless arise amongst this diversity. New research...Show More Summary

A new mechanism protecting liver from dangerous inflammation

Life-threatening liver inflammation can be caused by excess alcohol, fatty foods, toxins, as well as viral, bacterial, and parasite infections. A study reports that a specific immune cell type in the liver can dampen the immune response, reduce inflammation, and protect against liver damage.

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