Jennifer Holshue

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How to trick your heart into thinking you exercise

Cardiotrophin improves heart health and repairs damage in lab models<p>Researchers have discovered that a protein called cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can trick …

Successful filming of fastest aurora flickering

The word "aurora" invokes an image of a slowly shimmering curtain of light illuminating the sky. However, when an explosive aurora occurs, known as a …

Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle

Finding opens door for dozens of new species to be discovered<p>New research from University of Alberta paleontologists shows one of North America's …

Women have more active brains than men

Largest functional brain imaging study to date identifies specific brain differences between women and men, according to a new report in the Journal …

DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks

In first, UW team infects computer using synthetic DNA molecules<p>Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and …

University of Washington

Researchers use CRISPR to manipulate social behavior in ants

The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has revolutionized the way that the function of genes is studied. So far, CRISPR has been widely used to …

Biology

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse says CU professor

As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a …

The sun's core makes a complete rotation in one week

The rotation rate of the Sun's core has been accurately measured for the first time. The Sun, which has been remarkably stable for the past 4.6 …

Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal

Washington, DC-- The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the …

Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths

Aug. 8, 2017 -- The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers …

CU study: Ancient DNA used to track Mesa Verde exodus in 13th century

Aug. 10, 2017--Ancient DNA used to track the mass exodus of Ancestral Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century …

In baby's dirty diapers, the clues to baby's brain development

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the …

Neuroscience

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain in later life

The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust …

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, …

Scientists calculate total amount of plastics ever produced

Athens, Ga. - Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early …

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

New nanomesh structure lets skin breathe, prevents inflammation<p>A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week …

Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid, a protein cage that shuttles the …

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to 7 years

Maintaining a normal weight, not smoking, and drinking alcohol at moderate levels are factors that add healthy years to life<p>People who do not smoke, …

One-third of fake images go undetected in recent study

Around one-third of fake images went undetected in a recent study by the University of Warwick, UK<p>A third of manipulated images go undetected in new …

Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara

Millennial-scale fluctuations in Saharan dust supply across the decline of the African Humid Period<p>The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust …

NASA's Hubble sees martian moon orbiting the Red Planet

The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, …

Not even the Himalayas are immune to traffic smog

University of Cincinnati geologists found high sulfur pollution along the Manali-Leh Highway, suggesting a link to diesel pollution<p>Smog from cars and …

Scientists say agriculture is good for honey bees

Research finds positive correlation between bee health and presence of agriculture<p>JACKSON, Tenn. - While recent media reports have condemned a …

Some -- but not all -- corals adapting to warming climate

WCS coral expert finds that some reefs were less sensitive to warming water over time<p>NEW YORK (May 2, 2017) - A new WCS study reveals evidence that …

Paleontologists learning more about dinosaurs with virtual reality

Digitizing dinosaurs creates innovative research and educational opportunities<p>TAMPA, FL (May 1, 2017)- A key piece of evidence proving how dinosaurs …

Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than thought

Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was …

Research shows prejudice, not principle, often underpins 'free-speech defense' of racist language

LAWRENCE -- Two researchers at the University of Kansas have conducted a study suggesting that "explicit racial prejudice is a reliable predictor of …

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of miscarriage

Many classes of common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, were associated with an increased …

Preschoolers' story comprehension similar for print and digital books

The content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new …

Swearing aloud can make you stronger

That is the conclusion of research being presented today by Dr Richard Stephens from Keele University to the Annual Conference of the British …