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October 31, 2015

Detecting diabetes in a saliva sample with a smart phone

A new device provides immediate results and will be used for diagnosis of diabetes within low-income populations.
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October 31, 2015

Email, text or web portal? Study probes patients’ preferences for receiving test results

The results of common medical tests are sometimes delivered to patients by email, letters or voice mail, but are these the most preferred methods? According to one of the first…
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October 30, 2015

Vampire bats’ saliva is specially evolved for blood-feeding

Researchers have said some of the venomous contents in the bats' saliva likely evolved by recruiting ancestral genes to produce new transcript molecules rather than by creating completely new gene…
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October 30, 2015

Heat-activated ‘grenade’ to target cancer

Researchers have developed cancer drug-packed ‘grenades’ armed with heat sensitive triggers, allowing for treatment to be targeted directly at tumors, according to two new studies.
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October 30, 2015

New study finds that everyday activities empower young people in care

Report reveals how everyday activities such as playing with pets, going shopping or swimming help youngsters in care.
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October 30, 2015

Arctic snow not darkening due to soot, dust

A new study shows that degrading satellite sensors, not soot or dust, are responsible for the apparent decline in reflectivity of inland ice across northern Greenland.
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October 30, 2015

Mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet greater than losses

A new study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from…
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October 30, 2015

Extreme weather events in Chesapeake Bay give clues for future climate impacts

For the millions of people who live in its expansive coastal areas, Chesapeake Bay provides an important source of income and recreational enjoyment. To protect the ecosystem and the livelihood…
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October 30, 2015

Sleep interruptions worse for mood than overall reduced amount of sleep, study finds

A new study suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people's positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without interruption.
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October 30, 2015

Halloween skies to include dead comet flyby

The large space rock that will zip past Earth this Halloween is most likely a dead comet that, fittingly, bears an eerie resemblance to a skull. Scientists observing asteroid 2015…
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