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3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery

The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation. Continue reading ...

Risk factors for Duchenne muscular dystrophy identified

A new study suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors. Continue reading ...

Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression

Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, during delivery had an increased risk. Continue reading ...

Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies

Ketamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a new study. Continue reading ...

Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a new study. Continue reading ...

The place spacecraft go to die

Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk. Continue reading ...

Breast cancer risk quantified based on rare variants and background risk

Rare variants combined with background genetic risk factors may account for many unexplained cases of familial breast cancer, and knowing the specific genes involved could inform choice of prevention and treatment strategies, according to new findings. Continue reading ...

Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members

A new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus. Continue reading ...

Pollution responsible for 16 percent of early deaths globally

Diseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report. Continue reading ...

Mountain glaciers shrinking across Western U.S.

A technique using satellites to create twice-yearly elevation maps of US mountain glaciers provides new insight into thinning of glaciers in the lower 48 states. Continue reading ...

Health: New protein aggregation measurement tool

A team of scientists have described the synthetic genetic tool they built to quantitatively sense, measure and manipulate protein aggregation in live cells. This may open the door to greater understanding and treatment of a range of maladies from Alzheimer's to type II diabetes. Continue reading ...

The skinny on lipid immunology

Scientists reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases. Continue reading ...

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope

A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease. Continue reading ...

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Brian Thompson had planned to argue the law in connection with the boxes was a "grey area". Continue reading ...

Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study. Continue reading ...

Parents’ alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study. Continue reading ...

Microfluidics probe ‘cholesterol’ of the oil industry

Researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines. Continue reading ...

US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planning

Ocean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. A new report finds that continuity of ocean observations is vital to gain an accurate understanding of the climate, and calls for a decadal, national plan that is adequately resourced and implemented to ensure critical ocean information is available to understand and predict future changes. Continue reading ...

Creation of coherent states in molecules by incoherent electrons

Coherent states of negative ion resonances in electron-molecule interaction are observed in experiments on e -- H2 and e -- D2 reactions. A forward-backward asymmetry is observed in the ejection of H- ions from H2 in this reaction, whereas the asymmetry in D- from D2 is weaker, but changes direction with electron energy. These results arise from attachment of a single electron to a molecule forming coherent superposition of odd and even parity states of negative ions. Continue reading ...

Increase in inflammatory bowel disease in developing world predicted

For the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates. Continue reading ...

Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scores

Students, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But new research shows that students who overcome this tendency score better on final exams. The boost is strongest for students in the lower 25 percent of the class. By thinking about their thinking, a practice called metacognition, these students raised their final exam scores by 10 percent on average -- a full letter grade. Continue reading ...

Pollution hot spots around the world

What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye? Continue reading ...

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted. Continue reading ...

Audit uncovers concerns about the use of electroconvulsive therapy in England

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England without comprehensive national auditing. Continue reading ...

Personal omics data informative for precision health and preventive care

Multi-omics profiling, the measurement and analysis of a person's genome along with other biomolecular traits, is an important step toward personal health management that provides valuable, actionable information, according to new findings. Continue reading ...

To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research. Continue reading ...

New quantum simulation protocol developed

Researchers are a step closer to understanding quantum mechanics after developing a new quantum simulation protocol. Continue reading ...

Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. Continue reading ...

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search

The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity. Continue reading ...

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms Continue reading ...