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5 Causes of Heart Failure

Conditions that damage or overwork the heart muscle can cause heart failure. Over time, the heart becomes weak.<p>When the heart is weak, it can’t fill …

Medical Research

Why HPV Can Cause Cancer

Genital HPV is spread through contact with (touching) the skin of someone who has an HPV infection. Contact includes vaginal, anal, and oral …

Cancer

A Surprising Method to Treat Insomnia

Insomnia, or the inability to sleep, plagues sufferers at night by making it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or sleep peacefully.<p>Insomnia also …

Wellness

Has the Seventh Trappist-1 Planet Always Been So Cold?

New data from the Kepler Space Telescope confirm what astronomers have thought about the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star …

Exoplanets

Calming Meditation Can Feel Super Stressful

<i>Meditation is increasingly practiced in the West to achieve medical or psychological benefits, but the practice, rooted in ancient tradition, can</i> …

Meditation

Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles.<p>That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only …

Miles Per Hour

Kidney Transplants from Diabetic Donors Will Save More Lives, Sooner

<i>Penn study finds that accepting a kidney from a deceased diabetic donor may be best option for older patients, those facing long wait times.</i><p>There are …

Medicine

Darwin was Right: Females Prefer Sex with Good Listeners

Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male …

Biology

Don’t Be Salty About Your Health

Sodium intake continues to be a major issue for many Americans.<p>While the American Heart Association recommends an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 …

Nutrition

First Results from Juno Spacecraft Show Cyclones and Massive Magnetism

On 27 August 2016, the Juno spacecraft made its first close pass around our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, obtaining insights into its …

Space Exploration

Think You’re Having a Stroke? Every Minute Counts

If you think you might be having a stoke, don’t hesitate or ignore the suspicion. Call 911 and get to an emergency room.<p>That’s what Cemal Sozener, …

Medicine

5 Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer

Different types of treatment are available for patients with pancreatic cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some …

Cancer

New Drug May Reduce Oral Steroid Use in Severe Asthma Patients

A trial led by a McMaster University professor shows promising results for a new medicine for severe asthma patients.<p>The results of the trial were …

Medicine

Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter Survived 2014 Meteoroid Hit

On Oct.13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).<p>The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter …

Space Exploration

New insights into the ancestors of all complex life

A team of scientists led by the University of Bristol has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular …

Biology

Tiny clocks crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury.<p>Now, scientists from …

Physics

Three Work Stress Factors Strongly Increase Heart Disease Risk

In a new study, researchers have determined that two stressful work characteristics, low job control and “job strain”—that is, <b>high-demand,</b> …

Diabetes

New Species of Bus-Sized Fossil Pliosaur Unearthed in Russia

A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the ‘age of dinosaur’) has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we …

Paleontology

MIT Researchers Engineer Shape-shifting Food

“Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt.<p>The team is finding ways to make the dining …

Engineering

Jupiter's Complex Transient Auroras Revealed by New Observations

Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter’s brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io …

Solar Wind

Scientists Have Discovered New Hair Growth Mechanism

In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells (Tregs; pronounced “tee-regs”), a type of immune cell …

Biology

New Drug Therapy Could Improve Brain Function and Life Expectancy of ALS Patients

BGU researchers are developing a new therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the …

Medicine

Overweight Boys Have Higher Risk of Colon Cancer When Growing Up

New research suggests that overweight boys may be at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends.<p>However, …

Cancer

Learning to Read in Your 30s Could Profoundly Change the Brain

Reading is such a new ability in human evolutionary history that the existence of a ‘reading area’ could not be specified in our genes.<p>A kind of …

The Brain

New Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Allow Earlier Diagnosis

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer. One reason is that it is usually detected at a late stage.<p>To facilitate the diagnosis of …

Cancer

What are Triglycerides Harmful and How to Lower Them?

Triglycerides, which are produced in the liver, are another type of fat found in the blood and in food.<p>Causes of raised triglycerides include …

Diabetes

Brain-Stimulation Technique Boosts Cognitive Training? No Evidence

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS)—a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain—has been growing in …

The Brain

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, …

Space Exploration

How Sleep Apnea Could Harm Pregnancy

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission …

Sleep Apnea

The big star that couldn't become a supernova

For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole.<p><b>It went out with a whimper instead of a</b> …

Universe