March 4, 2014
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Imprint of chemotherapy linked to inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Chemotherapy can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of inflammation up to six months after the completion of treatment, and many breast cancer surv… Continue reading

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December 16, 2013
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Do patients in a vegetative state recognize loved ones?

Patients in a vegetative state do not respond to what is happening around them and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Now research has shown that the brains of patients in a vegetative state emotionally react to photographs of people they know pe… Continue reading

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September 26, 2013
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Do beetles have maternal instincts?

A new study of the natural history of Neotropical leaf beetles in the subfamily Chrysomelinae reveals that females in two genera and multiple species show indisputable signs of maternal instincts. Mothers were caught actively defending eggs and larvae,… Continue reading

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September 19, 2013
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Carbon monoxide could hold promise of effective preeclampsia treatment, prevention

New study provides evidence for the effects of carbon monoxide in pregnancy, and the role it might have in attenuating the signs of preeclampsia. Continue reading

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September 17, 2013
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Portable, low-cost early-warning test for osteoporosis

A handheld device for diagnosing the early signs of osteoporosis could be available for clinical use within five years. Continue reading

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September 5, 2013
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DNA changes during pregnancy persist into childhood

Even before they are born, babies accumulate changes in their DNA through a process called DNA methylation that may interfere with gene expression, and in turn, their health as they grow up. But until now it’s been unclear just how long these changes d… Continue reading

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August 7, 2013
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If we landed on Europa, what would we want to know?

Most of what scientists know of Jupiter’s moon Europa they have gleaned from a dozen or so close flybys from NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1979 and NASA’s Galileo spacecraft in the mid-to-late 1990s. Even in these fleeting, paparazzi-like encounters, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013
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Study of veterans finds links between outdoor activities, improved mental health

Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being, according to results of a new study. Continue reading

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July 25, 2013
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Project Neptune: Specialized gas detection for nonproliferation

Sandia National Laboratories’ Project Neptune aims to design a system capable of sensing, from among the loud signals of a lot of gases, the weak signals from specific gases that are signs of nuclear proliferation. The researchers believe their gas correlation technique will prove ideal for a simple, inexpensive sensor to monitor those few illusive gases. Continue reading

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July 23, 2013
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Sleep deprivation linked to aging skin, study suggests

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists found that sleep quality impacts skin function and aging. The study, commissioned by Estée Lauder, demonstrated that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors, such as disruption of the skin barrier or ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Poor sleepers also had worse assessment of their own skin and facial appearance. Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
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Not so blue? Study suggests many Americans less depressed

Depression down among adults over 50, including elderly age 80-84; signs of increased depression in slice of late middle age population Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
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Science team outlines goals for NASA’s 2020 Mars rover

The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a report provided to the agency. Continue reading

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July 8, 2013
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Experts spot early signs of Alzheimer’s

Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease can be detected years before diagnosis, according to researchers. Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
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Mice in a ‘Big Brother’ setup develop social structures

New research into mouse social behavior finds signs of leadership and reveals features of “autistic” mouse society. Continue reading

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June 11, 2013
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Black hole naps amidst stellar chaos

Nearly a decade ago, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory caught signs of what appeared to be a black hole snacking on gas at the middle of the nearby Sculptor galaxy. Now, NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which sees higher-energy X-r… Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
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Signs of motor disorders can appear years before disease manifestation

It is known that signs of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease can appear years before the disease becomes manifest; these signs take the form of subtle changes in the brain and behavior of individuals affected. For the f… Continue reading

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May 9, 2013
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Dead stars ‘polluted’ with planetary debris: Signs of Earth-like planets found

Astronomers have found signs of Earth-like planets in an unlikely place: the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster. The white dwarf stars are being polluted by debris from asteroid-like objects falling onto them. This discov… Continue reading

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May 9, 2013
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Rejuvenating hormone found to reverse symptoms of heart failure

Heart failure is one of the most debilitating conditions linked to old age. A new study reveals that a blood hormone known as growth differentiation factor 11 declines with age, and old mice injected with this hormone experience a reversal in signs of … Continue reading

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May 2, 2013
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New dark matter detector begins its search

Scientists heard their first pops this week in an experiment that searches for signs of dark matter in the form of tiny bubbles. Scientists will need further analysis to discern whether dark matter caused any of the COUPP-60 experiment’s first bubbles at the SNOLAB underground science laboratory. Continue reading

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April 22, 2013
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Putting the brakes on Parkinson’s

The earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease can be deceptively mild. The first thing that movie star Michael J. Fox noticed was twitching of the little finger of his left hand. For years, he made light of the apparently harmless tic. But such tremors typ… Continue reading

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