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Existing Drug May Extend Life With Congestive Heart Failure
Preclinical studies show that a common blood pressure medication called Aliskiren can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in patients with congestive heart failure. Aliskiren inhibits the enzyme that regulates blood pressure, can delay the pro
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Listen: How To Get Out Of The Insomnia Rut
What’s the cause of insomnia? And what can you do about it? Sleep expert Jade Wu has some answers. “I would say it almost doesn’t matter why you got insomnia in the first place. Many people have different reasons for why they get insomnia. Maybe you
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Infrared Imaging Shines A Light On Deep Tumors
A new deep-tissue imaging technique can see beneath the skin of living subjects to illuminate buried tumors with unparalleled clarity, researchers report. In a new study, the researchers demonstrate how their technique can help predict the response o
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Amoebae Teamed Up To Form World’s Oldest Slime Mold
Slime has been present on Earth for almost 2 billion years, according to a reassessment of fossil evidence. The new research confirms that a fossil from Western Australia is the planet’s oldest known land-dwelling slime mold. The fossil in question,
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Sorry, Darwin, But Bacteria Don’t Compete To Survive
“Survival of the friendliest” outweighs “survival of the fittest” for groups of bacteria, according to new research. The research reveals that bacteria would rather unite against external threats, such as antibiotics, rather than fight against each o
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How Old Is The Ice On The Moon?
While a majority of the icy deposits on the moon are likely billions of years old, some may be much more recent, according to new research. The discovery of ice deposits in craters scattered across the moon’s south pole has helped to renew interest i
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Our Brains Walk A Fine Line For Maximum Performance
To maximize information processing, the brain tunes itself to be as excitable as possible without tipping into disorder, new research confirms. Researchers long wondered how the billions of independent neurons in the brain come together to reliably b
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Online Games Could Limit Screen Time While Making Money
Game creators could change their products to cut players’ screen time while making more money, according to new research. Yulia Nevskaya’s first foray into the World of Warcraft started one evening at 7PM. She created an avatar to represent her in th
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Certain Gut Bacteria May Prevent Rotavirus Infection
The presence of certain gut bacteria in the digestive tract can prevent and cure rotavirus infection in mice, research finds. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in children worldwide. The findings, published in the jo
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Submarine Canyons Aren’t The Same As Those On Land
Submarine canyons are surprisingly and fundamentally different from ravines on land, researchers report. Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of
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1st 2016 Presidential Debate Left Women Sad And Men Angry
Men and woman had significantly different emotional responses to the first presidential election debate in 2016 between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to research using facial-recognition software. Unlike traditional political science de
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Are Food Comas A Way To Lock In Long-term Memories?
There may be a connection between food comas, resting after eating, and the formation of long-term memories, according to new research in sea slugs. “The sensation of a ‘food coma’ after a hearty meal is well known to anyone who has ever experienced
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Women Around The World Face Abuse During Birth
More than one-third of women in four low- and middle-income countries experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities, research finds. The study shows that women were at the highest risk of experience physical and verbal abuse between
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Healthier Food Can Fight Sleep Deprivation’s Effects
A better diet is associated with reduced side effects of sleep deprivation, according to new research. As part of recent research, Maryam Hamidi had to repeatedly stay awake from 8 AM until 5 AM the next day. As part of the study, she also needed to
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New Method Could Make Bulletproof Armor Material Even Tougher
A new way to produce a polymer material called polybenzoxazole, a product in bulletproof vests and other high-performance fabrics, could help body armor resist degradation, researchers report. Degradation is a problem that has plagued materials that
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Depression Circuit Works Differently In Male And Female Mice
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The Gun Death Epidemic Is Getting Worse
The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. This recent increase occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm deaths such as homicide and suicide, and demograp
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Virtual Town Sheds Light On How Our Brains Perceive Places
The human brain uses three distinct systems to perceive our environment, according to new research. There’s one system for recognizing a place, another for navigating through that place, and a third for navigating from one place to another. For a new
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Try This Weird Trick To Make Your Next Run More Efficient
The next time you go out for a run, you might want to strap a light resistance band between your feet. This rather quirky but oddly effective hack could make you a more efficient runner by approximately 6.4%, according to new research. “In running, t
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We Have ‘Inner Salamander Capacity’ To Fix Cartilage
Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself, research finds. The process is similar to what creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish use to regenerate limbs, say the researchers. As reported in Science Advances, the res
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Moms Deal With (and Perpetuate) These 7 Stereotypes
New research documents the stereotypes that moms both face and apply to others. “It’s not unusual for moms to have low self-esteem or feel they’re not living up to the standards of what it means to be a mom,” says Kelly Odenweller, lead author and as
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Test Can Tell How Well Kindergarteners Will Do In School Later On
A new readiness test can predict kindergarteners’ success in school 18 months later, researchers report. Melissa Stormont, a professor of special education at the University of Missouri, says identifying students early in the academic year who may ne
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Crash Stats Compare Off-roading On City Streets Vs. Motorcycles
People who illegally ride off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, on city streets suffer similar crash injuries as motorcyclists, but are less likely to die, even though many riders don’t wear helmets, according to new researc
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Genes Partially Explain Dog Breed Behaviors
Some of the behaviors that help characterize dog breeds—a drive to chase, for example, or aggression toward strangers—are associated with distinct genetic differences between them, research finds. People have bred dogs for their looks, but the lion’s
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Get Less Stuff: ‘Green Buying’ Is Still Materialism
Materialism may influence us to choose “green buying” rather than not buying anything at all, research finds. Humans’ overconsumption of resources—from the food and clothes we buy to the methods of transportation we choose—is a leading contributor to
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Why Fertility ‘Curves’ Between Puberty And Menopause
New research explains women’s fertility curve between the teen years and menopause. The researchers mapped out some of the mechanisms that may affect women’s fertility. These mechanisms largely depend on naturally occurring chromosome errors—errors t
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Why German Parents Are Happier Than 20 Years Ago
Mothers and fathers today are happier with their lives than parents were 20 or 30 years ago, according to a new study in Germany. The mother looks after the children, the father works full time—these traditional roles stubbornly remained the norm for
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4D Printing Makes Lattice That Turns Into A Face
A new 4D-printing technique uses latticework composed of multiple materials that grow or shrink in response to environmental changes, finally making the most complex shape changes possible. Over the past decade, scientists have found inspiration in n
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Too Many Medications? This Tool Says Which Ones Can Go
An electronic tool called MedSafer could help doctors and pharmacists reduce medication overload among elderly patients, research finds. Elderly people often take multiple prescription medications for different health conditions. While some medicatio
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Putting A Meniscus On Micropillars Could Cool Electronics
A new study shows how the shape of nanostructures affects how well they retain water and heat. As our electronic devices get more sophisticated, they also generate more heat that must be released for maximum performance. Researchers are perfecting a
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