Hi, we’re scientists who are scouring the night sky for exoplanets, and then trying to determine if any might reside in the “habitable zones” of their stars. Ask us anything!
Like the horse of Troy, scientists have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and in mice, and found to be an effective treatment in both cases.
Peanut oral immunotherapy strongly desensitizes children and young adults to peanut allergy in a randomized, phase 2 trial. Results from a phase 3 trial are expected imminently.
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons. Photons typically don’t interact, but physicists bound three together in the lab. This new form of light could someday be used to build light crystals that could lead to intriguing new ways of communicating and computing
"Our models indicate that between 1999 and 2015, half of the orangutan population (~100,000) was affected by logging, deforestation, or industrialized plantations. Although land clearance caused the most dramatic rates of decline, it accounted for only a small proportion of the total loss."
A strip of paper can now indicate presence of pathogens, tumor DNA or any genetic signature of interest. 100-fold greater sensitivity, the ability to detect multiple targets at once, and other new features further enhance SHERLOCK's power for detecting genetic signatures- Broad institute, Harvard
System draws power from daily temperature swings - Technology developed at MIT can harness temperature fluctuations of many kinds to produce electricity, as reported in Nature Communications.
A free ride with Lyft didn't reduce the number of skipped doctor's appointments among Philly's Medicaid population, according to a study from UPenn. Further, just 85 of 288 people who answered reminder phone calls accepted the rides in the first place.
73% of fish in northwest Atlantic have microplastics in their gut
Dishonest people are viewed as less capable because their actions indicate low social intelligence, according to new research
Study shows hormone ghrelin affects exercise endurance, food intake post-workout
Solar boom: New schemes may help renters get solar panels on their roof
Babies can spot language, even when it’s not spoken
Researchers found that petroleum-based chemicals used in perfumes, paints and other consumer products can, taken together, emit as much air pollution in the form of volatile organic compounds as motor vehicles do.
Dynamic Ligand Discrimination in the Notch Signaling Pathway
AAAS AMA: Hi, we’re scientists who study how technology affects voter participation. As us anything!
Astronomers Haul in Another Horde of Kepler Planets
Study reveals consumer motivation to punish brands
CDC: Interim Estimates of 2017–18 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
UV light may help fight the flu without harming human
AAAS AMA: We're a research team working to prevent population-related disasters like the 'Cape Town: Day Zero’ water crisis. AMA!
Scientists may have found the region of the brain most important for the sense of rhythm. When part of the brain tied to movement was temporarily disabled, people struggled to detect changes in rhythm.
Cancer vaccine made of recipients' own cells, reprogrammed to act as stem cells, found to be highly effective against multiple cancer types in mice.
South Korea introduced the so-called Cinderella Law in 2011, involving internet gaming shutdown between 12:00 and 06:00 AM for those below 16. Intending to curb 'Internet Addiction', a large scale analysis now shows no reduction as well as internet usage now exceeding that of 2011 for the age group.
An Arduino based DIY data logging platform for long-term monitoring in underwater environments.
Poor fitness linked to weaker brain fiber, higher dementia risk - A new study suggests that the lower the fitness level, the faster the deterioration of vital nerve fibers in the brain. This deterioration results in cognitive decline, including memory issues characteristic of dementia patients.
Observation of three-photon bound states in a quantum nonlinear medium (AKA Light Sabers)
Responsiveness of cats (Felidae) to silver vine (Actinidia polygama), Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and catnip (Nepeta cataria)
CRISPR-based Technology Can Detect Viral DNA
Maternal high-fat diet associated with altered gene expression, DNA methylation, and obesity risk
Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons
A new SDSU study has found the deadly Australian funnel-web spiders and mouse spiders are more closely related than previously thought.
Animals are evolving to adapt to rapid climate change. Some types of rabbits and weasels that changed their coats to white for the winter are now staying brown all year because of changing snow cover.
Association of Cell-Free DNA Tumor Fraction and Somatic Copy Number Alterations With Survival in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Common Blood Pressure Drug Blocks Disease-Specific Antigens in Type 1 Diabetes
A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers.
Psychologists clash over how easy it is to implant false memories of committing a crime. Reliance on mundane false memories has been problematic for experts who believe that false memories have critical real world consequence
Nearly 150,000 orangutans vanished over 16 years - “Worryingly, however, the largest number of orangutans were lost from areas that remained forested during the study period. This implies a large role of killing.”
Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

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