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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

4 hours 26 min ago
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.
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Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds

4 hours 26 min ago
Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study.
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To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

6 hours 31 min ago
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research.
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New quantum simulation protocol developed

6 hours 31 min ago
Researchers are a step closer to understanding quantum mechanics after developing a new quantum simulation protocol.
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Innovative smart watch and smart ring

7 hours 7 min ago
Researchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback.
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Researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration

7 hours 7 min ago
A main cause for spinal disc degeneration is thought to be a change in the water content in the intervertebral disk. A research team used a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique, called apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, which directly assessed the movements and dynamics of the water in the intervertebral disk and other spinal structures. The ADC maps provided precise assessments and correlations with degeneration.
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Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light

7 hours 8 min ago
Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental studies.
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How obesity promotes breast cancer

7 hours 8 min ago
Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an antibody treatment.
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How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanisms

7 hours 8 min ago
Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas 'mask' themselves: They use their small genome in a clever way and compensate for the loss of an enzyme that is important for this process. This could be shown for the first time in vivo, thus representing a breakthrough in the research of bacterial pathogens.
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'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cows

7 hours 8 min ago
In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Experts have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. Tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread antelope species in Africa. The scientists imitated the smell of these antelopes.
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Chromosomes may be knotted

7 hours 8 min ago
Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally. Researchers have now found that chromosomes may indeed be knotted.
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Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power

7 hours 8 min ago
New research has demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities.
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Can an aspirin a day keep liver cancer away?

7 hours 54 min ago
A new study found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer.
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Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is on

8 hours 2 min ago
Tropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed.
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Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesity

8 hours 2 min ago
Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to new results.
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Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

8 hours 2 min ago
Scientists have recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.
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Insight into a hidden order seen with high field magnet

8 hours 2 min ago
A specific uranium compound has puzzled researchers for thirty years. Although the crystal structure is simple, no one understands exactly what is happening once it is cooled below a certain temperature. Apparently, a 'hidden order' emerges, whose nature is completely unknown. Now physicists have characterized this hidden order state more precisely and studied it on a microscopic scale. To accomplish this, they utilized a high-field magnet that permits neutron experiments to be conducted under conditions of extremely high magnetic fields.
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'Y' a protein unicorn might matter in glaucoma

8 hours 2 min ago
A protein shaped like a 'Y' makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like balloons on strings.
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Waterside lighting drastically disrupts wildlife in the surrounding ecosystem

8 hours 2 min ago
Streetlights near waterways attract flying insects from the water and change the predator community living in the grass beneath the lights, new research has found. The findings show that artificial night-time lighting could have implications for the surrounding ecosystem and biodiversity, which should be considered when designing new lighting concepts.
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Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

8 hours 2 min ago
One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.
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