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Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:46:00 EDT
Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people's first memories, finding that nearly 40 per cent of people had a first memory which is fictional.
Algorithm identifies patients best suited for antidepressants
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:23:23 EDT
Results of a new study bring us closer to identifying individuals likely to benefit from antidepressants.
New target protein for colon cancer identified
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:23:20 EDT
Researchers have identified a new potential target protein (c-Cbl) they believe can help further the understanding of colon cancer and ultimately survival of patients with the disease.
No more zigzags: Scientists uncover mechanism that stabilizes fusion plasmas
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:23:14 EDT
Article describes simulation of mechanism that eliminates sawtooth instabilities in fusion plasmas.
Early supper associated with lower risk of breast and prostate cancer
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:23:12 EDT
People who have their evening meal before 9 p.m. or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have lower risk of breast and prostate cancer.
Almost half of US adults who drink, drink too much, and continue to do so
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:30:12 EDT
A new study has found that about 40 percent of adults in the United States who drink alcohol do so in amounts that risk health consequences, and identifies a range of factors associated with starting or stopping drinking too much.
Broadly acting antibodies found in plasma of Ebola survivors
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:25:40 EDT
Recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks highlight the need for licensed treatments. ZMapp, an experimental therapy, has shown promise in a clinical trial, but targets only one of five known species of Ebola virus. Now scientists have discovered powerful, broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) in the blood of EVD survivors. In animal studies, two of these antibodies provided substantial protection against disease caused by the three species known to cause fatal human illness.
5,000 percent increase in native trees on rat-free palmyra atoll
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:25:35 EDT
New research demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at Palmyra Atoll, a magnificent National Wildlife Refuge and natural research laboratory located about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. For five native tree species, including Pisonia grandis, fewer than 150 seedlings were counted in the presence of rats, and more than 7700 seedlings were counted five years after rats were removed.
Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants' metabolism for their own benefit
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:25:32 EDT
Researchers have shown for the first time that free-living, sap-sucking bugs can manipulate the metabolism of their host plants to create stable, nutritious feeding sites.
The rise of secondary imaging interpretations
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:25:29 EDT
Among Medicare beneficiaries, the frequency of billed secondary interpretation services for diagnostic imaging services increased from 2003 to 2016 across a broad range of modalities and body regions, often dramatically.
For professional baseball players, faster hand-eye coordination linked to batting performance
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:57:25 EDT
Professional baseball players who score higher on a test of hand-eye coordination have better batting performance -- particularly in drawing walks and other measures of 'plate discipline,' reports a study.
A single genetic change in gut bacteria alters host metabolism
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:57:04 EDT
Scientists have found that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduced weight gain in mice.
As we get parched, cognition can easily sputter, dehydration study says
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:58:44 EDT
Getting parched can fuzz attentiveness and make it harder to solve problems. Dehydration can easily put a dent in those and other cognitive functions, a new metadata analysis of multiple studies shows. Researchers are particularly interested in accident potential this may pose for people who toil in the heat around heavy equipment or military hardware.
The scent of coffee appears to boost performance in math
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:58:36 EDT
Research reveals that the scent of coffee alone may help people perform better on the analytical portion of the Graduate Management Aptitude Test, or GMAT, a computer adaptive test required by many business schools.
Solutions to water challenges reside at the interface
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:58:32 EDT
Researchers describe the most advanced research innovations that could address global clean water accessibility. A new comprehensive article focuses on understanding and controlling the interfaces between materials and water.
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