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WPI team taking optical device from the lab to the clinic to detect cancer much earlier

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) In a paper in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) show how optical tweezers, which use beams of light to grip and manipulate tiny objects, including cells,...Show More Summary

Researchers taking optical device out of the lab and into the clinic to detect cancer at its earliest stages

In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has demonstrated how a device that uses beams of light to grip and manipulate tiny objects, including individual cells,...Show More Summary

Atrioesophageal fistula following a fib ablation

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From a recent report: Methods and Results Electronic searches were conducted in PubMed and Embase for English scientific literature articles. Out of 628 references, 120 cases of AEF were identified using various ablation modalities. Clinical presentation occurred between 0 and 60 days postablation (median 21 days).

In the Shadow of Honest Journalism: GateHouse Media Publishes Atrocious Anti-Wind Article Devoid of Scientific Evidence

This week, Gatehouse Media published a long-form investigative report called “In the Shadow of Wind Farms” claiming that wind energy has caused negative health effects for residents living near wind turbines — a claim that flies in the...Show More Summary

In lab research, scientists slow progression of a fatal form of muscular dystrophy

ST. LOUIS -- In a paper published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, Saint Louis University (SLU) researchers report that a new drug reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), providing a promising approach in designing new medications for those suffering from DMD.

Temple research: Canola oil linked to worsened memory & learning ability in Alzheimer's

(Temple University Health System) Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils, yet little is known about its health effects. Now, a study in Scientific Reports by Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University researchers...Show More Summary

Study finds evidence that a protein, MCP-1, may determine bone loss responses to parathyroid hormone

(New York University) In a new study published in November in Scientific Reports, NYU Dentistry researchers investigating the catabolic effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in hyperparathyroidism (HPT) showed, for the first time, that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is required for catabolic responses to PTH. Show More Summary

Surprise in the kangaroo family tree – an outsider is a close relative, after all

Ironically, it is jumping genes that indicate the need for a reorganization of the kangaroos' phylogenetic tree. According to a new study by a Senckenberg scientist, published recently in the journal Scientific Reports, the swamp wallaby...Show More Summary

How do you Spot a Climate Science Denial Blog? Check the Polar Bears

In an era of #fakenews, it can sometimes be tricky to work out what is legitimate scientific reporting, and what is, well, fake. New research suggests there's a handy rule of thumb for spotting the work of climate science deniers, however:...Show More Summary

Biophysicists unravel exact folding of a single gene

The way genes are folded determines their activity in our body. Leiden University biophysicists are now the first to unravel this structure molecule-by-molecule. Publication on December 1st in Nature's Scientific Reports.

Our exposure to electromagnetic waves—beware of commonly held beliefs

For over 10 years, controlling exposure to electromagnetic waves and to radio frequencies in particular has fuelled many debates, which have often been quite heated. An analysis of reports and scientific publications devoted to this topic shows that researchers are mainly studying the possible impact of mobile phones on our health. Show More Summary

Yep, your dog manipulates you with ‘puppy eyes’ to get what he wants

You know you’re not supposed to feed Buster scraps from the table, but you just can’t help yourself when he looks up at you with those adorable puppy eyes. Well, the results from a new study published in Scientific Reports might make you think twice. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

German study: Ill pigs are often culled incorrectly

Ill or disabled sows and finishers on farms in Germany often suffer longer than is allowed by law. That was the outcome of a recent scientific study in Germany, about which German media have reported.

Columbia dermatologist develops a molecular taxonomy for hair disorders

(Data Science Institute at Columbia) A research team from Columbia University has taken the first steps toward bringing a genomic strategy into dermatology.Their findings, reported in the Nov. 24 issue of Scientific Reports, represents an initial step towards developing a molecular taxonomy for hair disorders.

Neuroimaging of soccer fans' brain reveals neural basis of ingroup altruistic motivation

(D'Or Institute for Research and Education) Study published in Nature's Scientific Reports journal reveals for the first time the brain functioning involved in altruistic motivation among soccer fans - a 'natural group' that shows strong bonds in real-life settings. The functional MRI study sheds light into the neural basis of prosocial behaviour of ingroup attachment.

A Stranger Arrives. Just 2 Generations Later: A New Species

After four decades of work, researchers published the origin of Big Bird (not that one ) in Science this week—and it's scientifically unprecedented. The BBC reports that for the first time ever, researchers were able to watch the rise of a new species play out in nature. "It's an...

Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report

A Russian scientific commission will investigate reports of radioactive pollution almost 1,000 times above normal levels in the southern Urals, state nuclear company Rosatom said Friday. The move comes despite Russia's denial that a nuclear accident had occurred at any of its nuclear facilities. Show More Summary

Dog Owners Have a Decreased Risk of Death, Study Finds

There are a million great things about being a dog owner, but this one is pretty high up there: owning a dog may actually help you live longer. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Scientific Reports, dogs may be beneficial...Show More Summary

Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

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Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

The Ethics of Head Transplants

Newsweek, who has been following the story of Italian Neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, now reports: “Human Head Transplants Are About to Happen in China: But Where Are the Bodies Coming From?” I have already discussed the scientific aspects of this claim. They are highly implausible and I doubt that such a transplant is about to happen at […]

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