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Genes for age-linked brain deterioration identified

A group of genes and genetic switches involved in age-related brain deterioration have been identified. The research found that changes to one of these genes, called Dbx2, could prematurely age brain stem cells, causing them to grow more slowly.

Dying for the group: What motivates the ultimate sacrifice?

Whether idolized as heroes or demonized and labelled terrorists, throughout history people have been willing to die for their groups and the causes they believe in. But why? New research suggests that there is a unique psychological process that may play a crucial role in motivating the ultimate sacrifice: identity fusion.

Chat Bot 2.0 for Brokers

In 2013, WAV Group performed the most comprehensive research on responsiveness to consumer leads on broker websites. At the time, more than 50% of consumer inquiries were not responded to at all! For those that did respond, the quality of the response was very low and the time to respond was about 15 hours. Show More Summary

Super sniffer: Dog's nose inspires new gas sensor materials

It is well known that dogs have a better sense of smell than humans. For years, researchers have been trying to develop an artificial detector that is just as good as a canine's nose. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that they were able to mimic a dog's sniffer with graphene-based nanoscrolls.

Researchers Unveil Several Ways To Limit Global Warming To 1.5°C By 2100

A group of researchers led by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis has used new modelling scenarios to showcase several ways with which to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100. 

Cops: Bomb left by teen at school could have been deadly

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police say the Utah teen also raised an ISIS flag at a neighboring school and was researching the terror group

Toward a Sociology of Conservative Crisis

Talking about research projects, one of my colleagues pointed out to me the Conservatives and Conservatism group of the Political Studies Association are having a two-day workshop this summer, and have issued a call for papers. And so I've submitted this abstract to help focus the mind and encourage me to get a wriggle on. Show More Summary

Bird Cage Theatre Tour

I did a video from the many pictures I took inside the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone AZ. If you haven't gone there yet, this will give you some idea of what the place is like. My paranormal research group just did an investigation there. We did have some activity which was exciting. As soon as they post the evidence, I will post the link.

Cameroon: The president who likes to go on holiday

New research published this month reveals that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has spent at least four and a half years on private travel during his time in power. A group of journalists analysed copies of the state-backed Cameroon Tribune newspaper spanning the last 35 years to determine exactly how much time Biya spends outside of the country. Show More Summary

Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos

A team of researchers from across Europe has found tattoos on two mummies at the British Museum, making them the oldest known examples of figurative tattoos. In their paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science, the group describes their study of dark splotches on preserved mummy skin.

“Dark money group America First Policies is running a pro-Trump polling operation. Here is an inside look at its secretive work”

CNBC: America First Policies, a nonprofit group with close ties to President Donald Trump, has hired Trump’s pollsters to conduct a wide range of political polling and research that experts say resembles the kind of expensive work the Republican National Committee … Continue reading ?

New Emmy-Noether group in theoretical chemistry

(Ruhr-University Bochum) A new junior research group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing improved methods for predicting the properties and reactivity of certain chemical systems. It is based at the Chair of Theoretical Chemistry; Head is Dr. Show More Summary

Fitness tracker data can enhance biomedical research and personalized health

Medical researchers show that wearable sensors are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for cardiovascular diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar.

Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis

A treatment that improves the lives of nearly 1.3 million people with rheumatoid arthritis might one day originate from scorpion venom. A group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one...Show More Summary

Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritis

(Baylor College of Medicine) A group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.

Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB

Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Screening latent TB infection based on demographic...Show More Summary

Nanomaterials—what are the environmental and health risks?

Over 100 scientists from 25 research institutions and industries in 12 different European Countries, coordinated by the group of professor Antonio Marcomini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, have completed one of the first attempts...Show More Summary

More precise measurements show West Antarctica ice melt accelerating

A team of researchers from NASA and several other institutions in the U.S. and Europe has found evidence of ice melt accelerating in some western parts of Antarctica. In their paper published in the journal Cryosphere, the group describes the new technology they used to study ice melt in Antarctica and what they found.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r)) Engages Envision Pharma Group to Support their Oncology Research Program using iEnvision - A New Web-based Software Platform for Medical Programs

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r)) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces the selection and implementation of the iEnvision medical affairs platform developed by Envision Technology Solutions.

Lobbyists release push-poll in an effort to tank Right to Repair bills and control independent security research

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Security Innovation Center is a lobbying group backed by CompTIA, CTIA, TechNet and the Consumer Technology Association for the express purpose of fighting laws that would legalize repairing your own property, or choosing to have it repaired by third parties. (more…)

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