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November 3, 2015

Energy-efficient reaction drives biofuel conversion technology

A new study explains the mechanism behind a technology that converts bio-based ethanol into hydrocarbon blend-stocks for use as fossil fuel alternatives.
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November 3, 2015

New studies question the treatment of female infertility with stem cells

It has been claimed that a treatment for female infertility will be available by stem cell therapy. But a new study questions whether new egg cells can be produced using…
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November 3, 2015

Rural-to-urban migration associated with negative environmental effects in Chinese cities

A strong correlation has been found between the influx of labor migrants from rural to urban areas and negative environmental effects on those destination cities.
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November 3, 2015

Some chemicals less damaging to ozone can degrade to long-lived greenhouse gas

Some substitutes for ozone-damaging chemicals being phased out worldwide under international agreements are themselves potent greenhouse gases and contribute to warming. Now, a new study shows for the first time…
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November 3, 2015

The surprising trick jellyfish use to swim

Through clever experiments and insightful math, an interdisciplinary research team has revealed a startling truth about how jellyfish and lampreys, another ancient species that undulate like eels, move through the…
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November 3, 2015

Effectiveness of efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected children

Researchers evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one treatment could transition to efavirenz-based therapy without risk of viral failure.
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November 3, 2015

Pertussis infection in children associated with small increased risk of epilepsy

Although the absolute risk was low, researchers found an increased risk of childhood-onset epilepsy among children in Denmark who had a hospital-diagnosed pertussis infection, compared with the general population, according…
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November 3, 2015

Study examines bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea

Although gonorrhea susceptibility to the antibiotic cefixime has been improving in recent years, suggesting a halt of a drift towards antibiotic resistance, data for 2014 indicates a worsening of susceptibility,…
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November 3, 2015

Endovascular intervention compared to standard treatment for stroke

In a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke, an endovascular intervention (such as use of a very small catheter to remove a blood clot)…
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November 3, 2015

Increase seen in prescription drug use in United States

Between 1999-2012, overall prescription drug use increased among US adults, with this increase seen for the majority of but not all drug classes, according to a study.
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