March 17, 2014
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Body clocks, chronic lung diseases linked, new research suggests

The body clock’s natural rhythm could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay the onset of chronic lung diseases. ”This research is the first to show that a functioning clock in the lung is essential to maintain the protective tissue function against oxidative stress and fibrotic challenges. We envisage a scenario whereby chronic rhythm disruption (e.g., during aging or shift work) may compromise the temporal coordination of the antioxidant pathway, contributing to human disease,” authors explain. Continue reading

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March 4, 2014
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Unmasking the secrets of the extinct moa

Researchers have used a DNA barcoding technique in an attempt to clarify the number of species which existed of the extinct New Zealand moa. The challenges of understanding extinct fauna can be formidable and particularly so when it comes to this ancie… Continue reading

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February 16, 2014
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Using crowdsourcing to solve complex problems

Computer scientists havae designed new forms of crowd-supported, mixed-initiative systems that tightly integrate crowd work, community process and intelligent user interfaces to solve complex problems that no machine nor person could solve alone. The s… Continue reading

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February 13, 2014
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Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology

A bird flapping its wings or a fish’s deep dive may be pictures of nature in action, but in their elegant simplicity scientists see the complex challenges of merging technology with a biological system. The motion of animals could power small devices that allow biologists to collect information about behavior that eludes them under the limitations of current technology. Continue reading

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February 10, 2014
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Dental care in school breaks down social inequalities

A new global survey documents how dental care in the school environment is helping to assure a healthy life and social equity — even in developing countries. But there are still major challenges to overcome worldwide. Continue reading

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January 31, 2014
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Report outlines progress, challenges in childhood cancer

A new report from the American Cancer Society outlines progress made and challenges that remain in fighting childhood cancer. Continue reading

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October 28, 2013
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Need for building and retrofitting critical pipelines in the U.S.

If the U.S. is to meet important challenges of the 21st century, a new paradigm for the building and retrofitting of critical pipeline infrastructure system will be required, one that addresses the Continue reading

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September 26, 2013
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False alarm on hepatitis virus highlights challenges of pathogen sleuthing

A report by scientists on a new hepatitis virus earlier this year was a false alarm, according to the researchers who correctly identified the virus as a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research labs. Continue reading

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September 23, 2013
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Breastfeeding fraught with early challenges for many first-time mothers

A new study shows that new moms who report early concerns or problems with breastfeeding are nearly 10 times more likely to abandon breastfeeding within two months. Continue reading

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September 17, 2013
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Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities

In light of their many benefits, urban gardens are popping up across the nation. But the challenges growers face must be understood and addressed if urban gardens are to become widespread and even profitable. Continue reading

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September 16, 2013
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Superconductivity to meet humanity’s greatest challenges

The stage is now set for superconductivity to branch out and meet some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. A new article explains how superconducting technologies can move out of laboratories and hospitals and address wider issues such as … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
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Scientific societies face ‘modern challenges’

A recent article highlights the challenges facing biological societies and offers insights for scientific societies to respond and adapt to the changing dynamics of 21st century science. Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
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Progress and challenges for reinventing food packaging for sustainability

Nature has provided the food industry with the perfect packages to imitate in the drive to embrace a new genre of sustainable packaging material, according to new research. Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
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General in the Solar Army to High School and College Students: ‘We Are Recruiting’

High school and college students got a recruiting call today to join the Solar Army and help solve one of the 21st century’s greatest scientific challenges: finding the dirt-cheap ingredients that would make sunlight a practical alternative to oil, coal and other traditional sources of energy. Continue reading

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September 9, 2013
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Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble

A team of researchers has found a way to self-assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt. The new method could help solve one of the major challenges in tissue engineering: Creating injectable components that self-assemble i… Continue reading

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September 5, 2013
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Blue-green algae a five-tool player in converting waste to fuel

Scientists are working with Synechocystis 6803 — as well as other microbes and systems — in the areas of synthetic biology, protein engineering and metabolic engineering, with special focus on synthetic control systems to make the organism reach its … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013
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Building better brain implants: The challenge of longevity

A new technique accommodates two challenges inherent in brain-implantation technology: gauging the property changes that occur during implantation and measuring them on a micro-scale. Continue reading

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August 16, 2013
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Drug dosing for older heart patients should differ

Older heart patients present unique challenges for determining the optimal dosages of medications, so a new study offers some rare clarity about the use of drugs that are used to treat patients with heart attacks. Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
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Visualization tool helps researchers see their data like never before

Making sense of the ever-increasing mounds of data is one of the great challenges facing researchers today. Staff and students in a university information technology department have come up with an approach to help researchers gain a new perspective on… Continue reading

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August 6, 2013
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New challenges for mercury cleanup

More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a new study. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges … Continue reading

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