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Modest improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

Only 'modest' improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

Summary:Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large study.

Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions,… Read More

Delay in banning wildlife trade putting hundreds of species at risk finds study

Delays in banning wildlife trade put hundreds of species at risk

Summary:From parrots to lizards, hundreds of animal species could be at risk of extinction because of a policy process that responds slowly to scientific knowledge, according to a new study.

From parrots to lizards, hundreds of animal species could be at risk of extinction because of a policy process that responds slowly to scientific knowledge, according… Read More

People lie when research participation pays says study

When research participation pays, some people lie

Summary:Offering compensation can be an important tactic to attract potential participants for enrollment in research studies, but it might come at a cost. A new study found that up to 23 percent of respondents lied about their eligibility to participate in a survey when offered payment, even small amounts.

Offering compensation can be an important tactic… Read More

Study on Cells sheds light on damage caused by aging

Cell study sheds light on damage caused by aging

Summary:Some of the damaging cell effects linked to aging could be prevented by manipulating tiny parts of cells, a study shows.

Some of the damaging cell effects linked to ageing could be prevented by manipulating tiny parts of cells, a study shows.

Scientists have shed light on how the harm caused by senescence — a vital cell process that plays a key role

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Exercise performance a better predictor of longevity than your chronological age

Summary:It’s often said: it’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological age.

It’s often said: It’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than… Read More

Environmentally stable laser emits exceptionally pure light ; may provide portable light source for GPS & Gravitational wave observations

Environmentally stable laser emits exceptionally pure light

Summary:Researchers have developed a compact laser that emits light with extreme spectral purity that doesn’t change in response to environmental conditions. The new potentially portable laser could benefit a host of scientific applications, improve clocks for global positioning (GPS) systems, advance the detection of gravitational waves … Read More

Researchers say that new knowledge could help predict & prevent depression

New knowledge could help predict an

Summary:Researchers have demonstrated that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for depression compared to people with the lowest propensity. This knowledge could be utilized to strengthen preventative efforts for those who are at risk.

In a new study, researchers from … Read More

Most people overlook AI despite flawless advice finds study

Most people overlook artificial intelligence despite flawless advice

Summary:A team of researchers recently discovered that most people overlook artificial intelligence despite flawless advice. AI-like systems will be an integral part of the Army’s strategy over the next five years, so system designers will need to start getting a bit more creative in order to appeal to users.

If you were convinced you knew the way home,… Read More

Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia ; Wildfire and Mining add their bit

Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia

Summary:Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia but its impact has diminished in recent years as other natural and human causes emerge, a new study finds. These causes, which vary by location and over time, include the conversion of forests to grasslands by El Niño-fueled wildfires;… Read More

No sweat ? An issue for home-schooled children finds study

That's an issue for home-schooled children

Summary:Children schooled at home may not get enough exercise even if they participate in organized sports and physical activities, according to new research.

Parents who home-school their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but Rice University researchers say young people need more.

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Water quality mystery solved in Antarctica finds study at University of Colorado

A water quality mystery, solved in Antarctic

Summary:In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding mystery about the chemistry of streamflow, which may have broad implications for watersheds and water quality around the world.

In one of the coldest, driest places on Earth, CU Boulder scientists have developed a possible answer to a longstanding… Read More