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‘Dialogue’ With Environment Fuels Cancer Stem Cells
New research digs into what drives tumor growth. Researchers found that a single mutated gene in an otherwise healthy stem cell can kick off an increasingly deviant feedback loop of miscommunication between the cancerous stem cell and its surrounding
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What The Respect For Marriage Act Does And Doesn’t Do
The United States Senate passed landmark legislation this week enshrining protections for same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law in a bipartisan vote. The Senate action marks a major hurdle for the legislation, which President Biden has sa
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Plastic Pledges From Top Companies Don’t Mean Much
Although 72% of the top 300 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list have made some form of voluntary commitment to reduce plastic pollution, few have prioritized reducing their use of virgin plastic, research finds. That virgin plastic is the real r
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Pandemic Appears To Have Aged Teen Brains
Pandemic-related stressors have physically altered adolescents’ brains, making their brain structures appear several years older than the brains of comparable peers before the pandemic, research suggests. The study appears in the journal Biological P
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How CO2 Leads To Changes In Bumble Bee Reproduction
A new study reveals clues about how carbon dioxide affects bumble bee physiology, including reproduction. While a beekeeper puffing clouds of carbon dioxide into a hive to calm the insects is a familiar image to many, less is known about its other ef
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Pandemic Widened Gaps In Postpartum Care
Attendance at postpartum health care visits declined by almost six percentage points during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers report. Uninsured women, Black women, and women under age 19 faced the sharpest decreases in visits, according to the study
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What Do 2022’s Midterm Elections Mean For Trump’s 2024 Run?
What do the 2022 midterm election results say about former president Donald Trump’s 2024 election chances? The former president announced his campaign to return to the White House on November 15. The declaration came one week after a midterm election
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New Attack Could’ve Threatened Spaceflight
Researchers have exposed a major vulnerability in a networking technology widely used in critical infrastructures such as spacecraft, aircraft, energy generation systems, and industrial control systems. The attack goes after a network protocol and ha
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Smarter ‘Transport’ Robots Could Speed Up Online Deliveries
Researchers are working to speed up the online delivery process with a software model designed to make “transport” robots smarter. Imagine a team of humans and robots working together to process online orders—real-life workers strategically positione
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Tin From Shipwreck Reveals Surprising Trade Network
New research identifies where some of the metal cargo on the Uluburun shipwreck came from. More than 2,000 years before the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, another famous ship wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern shores of Ulubu
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Beneficial Green Tea Extract May Cause Liver Damage
Long-term use of a high-dose green tea extract may protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, but may also create liver damage in some people. A new study points to two genetic variants that predict who may be at ri
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Discovery Could Help Fight Against Deadly Koala Virus
Virologists are a step closer to understanding a mysterious AIDS-like virus that is affecting koala populations differently across state lines. The researchers have uncovered another piece of the puzzle in their quest to halt the retrovirus known as
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More Likes Up The Chance People Believe Fake News
New research finds that the more likes people got when retweeting negative fake news, the more they agreed with the content—and hated the (fake) politician—in the story. A new experiment by communication professor Joseph B. Walther and graduate stude
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Tricky Terrain Is No Problem For This Four-legged Robot
Researchers have designed a system that enables a low-cost and relatively small legged robot to get around even in the face of obstacles. The robot can climb and descend stairs nearly its height; traverse rocky, slippery, uneven, steep, and varied te
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Are Women Brewing A Backlash To Drinking Culture?
A recent book uses interviews to explore women’s relationships with alcohol. During the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a flurry of studies made it into the news cycle: Heavy drinking and alcohol-related deaths were spiking in the United St
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Ant Pupae ‘Milk’ Keeps Entire Colony Healthy
Ant pupae secrete a never-before observed fluid that adults and larvae immediately drink to keep the entire colony healthy, a new study finds. Life in an ant colony is a symphony of subtle interactions between insects acting in concert, more like cel
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Tropical Wildlife Keep Similar Routines Around The World
How do wildlife use their time? A new study shows what motivates the daily ramble of tropical populations. The study finds that communities of mammals across the wet tropics divide their days in similar ways, all generally geared toward finding their
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Fewer Key Immune Cells May Contribute To Alzheimer’s
The underproduction of poorly understood immune cells may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline, according to a new study with mice. The research shows that increasing these cells could reverse the damage. The researc
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Machine Learning Pinpoints Where Epilepsy Seizures Begin
Two new models could solve a problem that’s long frustrated millions of people with epilepsy and the doctors who treat them: how to find precisely where seizures originate to treat exactly that part of the brain. By helping surgeons decide if and whe
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FDA Ban On Flavored E-cigs Didn’t Stop Vapers
An FDA ban on flavored e-cigarettes didn’t result in adults quitting e-cigarette use and may have driven some back to smoking regular cigarettes, a new survey shows. On February 6, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of many fla
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Feeling Good About Aging Enhances Older Adults’ Sex Lives
Positive perceptions of aging can benefit sexual satisfaction among older adults, a new study shows. “There’s really robust and quickly growing literature about perceptions of aging,” says Hanamori Skoblow, the lead author of the study published in T
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Wealth Doesn’t Ease Racial Gap In Maternal, Infant Health
Wealthy Black mothers and infants fare worse than the poorest white mothers and infants, research finds. When Serena Williams, the tennis star, first recounted how she struggled to get medical attention after developing complications following childb
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Method Predicts Asymmetrical Edges Of 2D Crystals
A new method can predict the shapes of asymmetrical crystals. A crystal’s shape is determined by its inherent chemistry, a characteristic that ultimately determines its final form from the most basic of details. But sometimes the lack of symmetry in
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Future Vehicles Could Swim Like Gelatinous Sea Creatures
A gelatinous sea creature’s swimming abilities could inform the design of underwater vehicles. Nanomia bijuga, a marine animal related to jellyfish, swims via jet propulsion. A dozen or more squishy structures on its body pump water backwards to push
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525-million-year-old Fossil May Rewrite History Of Brain Evolution
Fossils of a tiny sea creature that died more than half a billion years ago may require revisions to science textbooks covering brain evolution. A new study provides the first detailed description of Cardiodictyon catenulum, a wormlike animal preserv
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Why Are RSV Infections Surging This Year?
What is RSV and why are infections surging? Experts have answers for you. Here, University of Chicago Medicine doctors explain how to protect children and high-risk patients: Respiratory syncytial virus, often called RSV, is a common virus that can c
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Experiment Links Perceiving Emotions In Music And People
People who can skillfully interpret other people’s emotional states may also be better at assessing the emotions conveyed by music, new research shows. Humans have been making music throughout recorded history, “but it doesn’t seem to serve any obvio
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Taking Anti-smoking Med Longer Before Quitting Doesn’t Help
Extending the time that someone takes a smoking cessation medication before stopping tobacco use doesn’t significantly improve the likelihood of staying smoke-free, a new study shows. Varenicline is the best medication available for helping people qu
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Common Vet Drugs May Control Bed Bugs On Chicken Farms
Two common drugs veterinarian use to combat parasites may be an effective way to control bed bugs on chicken farms, according to a new study. Researchers tested fluralaner and ivermectin, which are used to kill fleas and ticks on household pets like
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Teens Who Take This Sleep Med May Face Higher Overdose Risk
Teens and young adults who are treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines such as Xanax may be at a higher risk of overdose, according to a new study. For the study, published in JAMA Network Open, researchers examined how often young people wi
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