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October 30, 2015

Study blocks ebola virus budding by regulating calcium signaling

A new study showed that blocking a calcium-signaling pathway could inhibit not only the Ebola virus, but also Marburg, Lassa and Junin viruses, all sources of deadly infections.
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October 30, 2015

Divorce rate doesn’t go up as families of children with disabilities grow

Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new stud.
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October 30, 2015

Lack of ‘sleep’ may zap cell growth, brain activity, study in plants suggests

Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation…
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October 30, 2015

New technique could prevent biofilms on catheters and medical implants

Biofilms -- mats of bacteria similar to the plaque that grows on teeth -- frequently coat the surfaces of catheters, and of various medical implants and prostheses, where they can…
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October 30, 2015

Full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon

Researchers have designed a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon. The new concept provides a pathway for building an operational quantum computer with error correction.
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October 30, 2015

NASA spots the ‘Great Pumpkin’: Halloween asteroid a treat for radar astronomers

NASA scientists are tracking the upcoming Halloween flyby of asteroid 2015 TB145 with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. The…
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October 30, 2015

Saturn’s geyser moon shines in close flyby views

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Saturn's icy, geologically active moon Enceladus, acquired during the dramatic Oct. 28 flyby in which the probe passed about 30…
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October 30, 2015

Chemical complexity promises improved structural alloys for next-gen nuclear energy

Researchers are investigating ways to design structural materials that develop fewer, smaller flaws under irradiation. Radiation can harm spacecraft, nuclear power plants and high-energy accelerators. Nuclear reactions produce energetic particles…
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October 30, 2015

Large igneous provinces linked to extinction events

Mass extinction events are sometimes portrayed in illustrations of volcanic eruptions causing widespread destruction. According to experts this interpretation may have some truth behind it, but not in the instantaneous…
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October 30, 2015

New metal alloy could yield green cooling technologies

A promising metal alloy system could lead to commercially viable magnetic refrigerants and environmentally friendly cooling technologies.
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