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Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:25:15 EDT
Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:25:12 EDT
Soot transported from elsewhere in world contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciers
Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers, according to a new study.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:25:09 EDT
Raising transparency in the online advertising ecosystem
The online advertising business, led by companies like Google or Facebook, generated over $200 billion revenue in 2017, with an year-over-year growth over 15 percent. This online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy concerns.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:25:06 EDT
Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen moms
An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:39:09 EDT
The absence of ants: Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years ago
By analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers has been able to establish that people in Saharan Africa were cultivating and storing wild cereals 10,000 years ago. In addition to revelations about early agricultural practices, there could be a lesson for the future, if global warming leads to a necessity for alternative crops.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:39:06 EDT
Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devices
Birds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called 'tokamaks.' But tokamak chirping -- a rapidly changing frequency wave that can be far above what the human ear can detect -- is hardly welcome to researchers who seek to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:39:02 EDT
Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretched
Piezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: lighters that spark when you press a switch, microphones, sensors, motors and all kinds of other devices. Now a group of physicists has found a material with a similar property, but for magnetism. This 'piezomagnetic' material changes its magnetic properties when put under mechanical strain.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:38:59 EDT
Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
Researchers have identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:38:56 EDT
Tree care workers need better training to handle dangers on the job
A new study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:38:52 EDT
Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change
A major new study reveals that soil fungi could play a significant role in the ability of forests to adapt to environmental change.
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