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Asian dust providing key nutrients for California's giant sequoias

<i>Researchers find that dust from the Gobi Desert is providing more phosphorus than previously thought for plants in the Sierra Nevadas.</i><p>Dust from as …

Astronomy

Diabetes researchers discover way to expand potent regulatory cells

For parents, storing their newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood is a way to preserve potentially lifesaving cells.<p>Now, a group of University of …

Diabetes

NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts

High above Earth, two giant rings of energetic particles trapped by the planet’s magnetic field create a dynamic and harsh environment that holds …

Space

Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments

The goal of cancer therapy is to destroy the tumor or stop it from growing and spreading to other parts of the body.<p>Reaching toward this goal, a team …

Cancer

To be or not to be ... An entrepreneur

Today, more and more self-employed business owners may call themselves entrepreneurs, a label that connotes creativity, innovation, and success.<p>But …

Small Business

A big leap toward tinier lines

<i>Self-assembly technique could lead to long-awaited, simple method for making smaller microchip patterns.</i><p>For the last few decades, microchip …

Have chronic pain? Medicine isn’t your only choice

Whether it’s another headache or a relentless sore back, pain is widespread. In a national survey of more than 100,000 people, more than half said …

Chronic Pain

Anxiety and heart disease: Women take note

Women who have symptoms of an anxiety disorder may also have heart disease, researchers say.<p>It may be that the symptoms of anxiety are masking the …

Anxiety

Psoriasis associated with diabetes, BMI, obesity

The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins.<p>The study …

Obesity

Wall Street method helps track slow slipping of Earth's crust

Stock traders have long used specialized trackers to decide when to buy or sell a stock, or when the market is beginning to make a sudden swing.<p>A new …

Wall Street

A new era in commercial spaceflight development

NASA recently marked a decade since it began a new era in commercial spaceflight development for low-Earth orbit transportation.<p>The space agency …

Space Travel

Active surveillance could preserves quality of life for prostate cancer patients

Faced with the negative quality-of-life effects from surgery and radiation treatments for prostate cancer, low risk patients may instead want to …

Cancer

How to choose healthy meals as you get older

<b>Drink plenty of liquids.</b> With age, you may lose some of your sense of thirst.<p>Drink water often. Low- fat or fat-free milk or 100% juice also helps …

Magnesium may help control blood pressure

A healthy diet is a cornerstone of good health. And research has found another reason why: An important mineral may help keep blood pressure at …

5 ways to stay sharp and focused: Mental health tips for people with diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators offers 5 key strategies for people with diabetes to make sure that they stay focused and mentally …

Diabetes

How to help a friend with depression

Depression will affect 25 percent of women and 10 percent of men at some point in their lifetime, but friends and loved ones sometimes don’t know how …

New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis

<i>New technique can reveal exposure to aflatoxin, a potent carcinogen, before tumors develop</i><p>In many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and …

The electric sands of Titan

<i>The grains that cover Saturn’s moon act like clingy packing peanuts</i><p>Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the …

Extraterrestrial Life

Can't get to sleep? A wilderness weekend can help

Filling the day with natural light and the night with true darkness for as little as a weekend can have a profound impact on our circadian rhythm.<p>It …

Scientists discover new class of anti-diabetes compounds that reduce liver glucose production

Scientists may have found a new tool for studying–and maybe even treating–Type 2 diabetes, the form of diabetes considered responsible for close to …

Research shows cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety

A recent study finds that bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, and that much of the advice they …

Could my excessive sweating be hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is more than what is needed to regulate body temperature. About 7 million Americans suffer from …

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes

Observations using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black …

Take precautions with pain relievers

With spring blooming and people heading out for gardening and warm-weather activities, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can be effective pain …

Quantum computers may have higher ‘speed limits’ than thought

How fast will a quantum computer be able to calculate?<p>While fully functional versions of these long-sought technological marvels have yet to be …

Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found.<p>But the …

Australia's Jurassic Park: the world's most diverse

An unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been identified on a 25-kilometre stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed …

Statins may provide treatment alternative for chronic liver disease

Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.<p>But in a new review of more than 50 studies, …

Astronomers probe swirling particles in halo of starburst galaxy

Astronomers have used a radio telescope in outback Western Australia to see the halo of a nearby starburst galaxy in unprecedented detail.<p>A starburst …

Medicare may continue to put people with diabetes at risk

A new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) found that Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) significantly reduced …