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New Laser Microscope | A new way of diagnosing and treating disease — without cutting skin

A new way of diagnosing and treating disease

Summary:Researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery — all without cutting skin.

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases… Read More

Expect three weeks of heat | How climate change will affect the US rural northeast

How climate change will affect the rural northeast

Summary:While extreme cold and snow often make headlines in the Northeast United States, by 2060, there will be far more record heat. Imagine the most sweltering day of the year.

While extreme cold and snow often make headlines in the Northeast, by 2060, there will be far more record heat. Imagine the most sweltering day of the year. By 2060, you will experience… Read More

Study finds that Memories are strengthened via brainwaves produced during sleep

Memories are strengthened via brainwaves

Summary:New research brings us closer to understanding how learned information turns into reliable memories during sleep.

Researchers have known about the close relationship between sleep and memory for decades. Now, a new study published in the journal NeuroImage looks at one important mechanism in that relationship. The research brings us closer … Read More

Striking’ Difference | Rates of HIV/AIDS cases within African Countries

'Striking' differences in rates of HIV/AIDS within African nations

Summary:Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from the Global Burden of Disease.

Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according… Read More

What AI can teach us about proteins

What artificial intelligence can teach us about proteins

Summary:Proteins are vital parts of all living organisms and perform essential tasks in our bodies. They build and repair tissues, supply components of the immune and hormone systems, regulate metabolism, and transmit signals. Researchers have now developed an intelligent neural network that can predict the functions of proteins in the human body. The… Read More

Study finds unprecedented weakening of Asian summer monsoon

Unprecedented weakening of Asian summer monsoon

Summary:Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been decreasing over the past 80 years, a decline unprecedented in the last 448 years, according to a new study.

Rainfall from the Asian summer monsoon has been decreasing over the past 80 years, a decline unprecedented in the last 448 years, according to a new study.

The new research used tree ring records to

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Study finds Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in the day

Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day

Summary:Decision fatigue and doctors falling behind schedule may lead to lower cancer screening rates, a new study finds.

Compared to patients who see their primary care doctor earlier in the day, cancer screening rates decline significantly as the day goes on, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School… Read More

Greenland | Tsunami signals to measure Glacier Calving

Tsunami signals to measure glacier calving in Greenland

Summary:Scientists have employed a new method utilizing tsunami signals to calculate the calving magnitude of an ocean-terminating glacier in northwestern Greenland, uncovering correlations between calving flux and environmental factors such as air temperature, ice speed, and ocean tides.

In recent years, glaciers near the North and South poles, … Read More

Big Data and Personal Health

How big data can be used for personal health

Summary:Scientists followed a cohort of more than 100 people over several years, tracking the biology of what makes them them. Now, after collecting extensive data on the group’s genetic and molecular makeup, the researchers are piecing together a new understanding of what it means to be healthy and how deviations from an individual’s norm … Read More

Intelligence can be linked to Health and Aging

Intelligence can link to health and aging

Summary:For over 100 years, scientists have sought to understand what links a person’s general intelligence, health and aging. In a new study, a scientist suggests a model where mitochondria, or small energy producing parts of cells, could form the basis of this link. This insight could provide valuable information to researchers studying various… Read More

Study finds that Good enough parenting is good enough

'Good enough' parenting is good enough, study finds

Summary:Caregivers need only ‘get it right’ 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby, new research finds.

What really matters in caring for babies may be different than commonly thought, says Lehigh University researcher Susan S. Woodhouse, an expert on infant attachment.… Read More