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Adult overdose with pills

Pain and substance abuse interact in a vicious cycle

Jan 14, 2019 10:39 AM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Pain and substance use interact in a vicious cycle that can ultimately worsen and maintain both chronic pain and addiction, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Aging Female Mouse Femur Bone, with and without Treatment

Ultra-sturdy bones, with a surprising origin, suggest new osteoporosis approach

Jan 14, 2019 10:21 AM EST

A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists.

Bengal Tiger an endangered species

New mathematical model can help save endangered species

Jan 14, 2019 10:13 AM EST

What does the blue whale have in common with the Bengal tiger and the green turtle? They share the risk of extinction and are classified as endangered species. There are multiple reasons for species to die out, and climate changes is among the main reasons.

A new technique will make it possible to detect viruses in the field. In this case, a yam plot in Guadeloupe.

Mobile, instant diagnosis of viruses

Jan 12, 2019 04:52 PM EST

A new high-throughput, miniature, portable sequencing technique* has been developed in recent years, for human and animal health purposes. It uses mobile laboratories to diagnose viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly, in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples.

Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

Jan 12, 2019 04:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones.

A microfluidic technique quickly sorts bacteria based on their capability to generate electricity.

Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

Jan 12, 2019 04:33 PM EST

Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn't involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut, have evolved a unique form of breathing that involves excreting and pumping out electrons. In other words, these microbes can actually produce electricity.

Artist's Impression of the Gaia Satellite

New technique more precisely determines the ages of stars, Embry-Riddle researchers report

Jan 12, 2019 04:14 PM EST

New technique more precisely determines the ages of stars, Embry-Riddle researchers report

Solar Steam

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

Dec 11, 2018 09:46 PM EST

Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

Transforming our Food System

Transforming our food system to ensure a sustainable future

Dec 07, 2018 04:13 PM EST

Transforming our food system to ensure a sustainable future

Exoplanet HAT-P-11b

An exoplanet inflated like a balloon

Dec 06, 2018 09:25 PM EST

An exoplanet inflated like a balloon

Epigenetic Discovery

Not in the DNA: Epigenetics discovered in single-celled archaea

Dec 04, 2018 07:39 PM EST

Not in the DNA: Epigenetics discovered in single-celled archaea

Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool

Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool

Dec 03, 2018 01:50 PM EST

Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool

Proposed design of a future device for X-ray therapy

The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

Dec 01, 2018 12:04 PM EST

The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

Rate of New HIV Diagnoses WHO European Region

New HIV diagnoses at high levels in the European Region but progress in EU

Nov 28, 2018 11:26 AM EST

New HIV diagnoses at high levels in the European Region but progress in EU

Collecting Soil Samples in Harvard Forest

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem

Nov 19, 2018 04:30 PM EST

Rare and diverse giant viruses unexpectedly found in a forest soil ecosystem

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