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November 2, 2015

Breast cancer: Research identified obstacles to care in Appalachia

Researchers have taken a new approach to understanding why so many breast cancer patients in Appalachia aren't getting the care they need, and their findings are set to change how…
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November 2, 2015

Disk gaps don’t always signal planets

When astronomers study protoplanetary disks of gas and dust that surround young stars, they sometimes spot a dark gap like the Cassini division in Saturn's rings. It has been suggested…
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November 2, 2015

How the Ebola scare stigmatized African immigrants in the US

A new study finds similarities between how African immigrants were stigmatized during the recent Ebola crisis to how the gay community was stigmatized during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
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November 2, 2015

Engineers design magnetic cell sensors

Engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The new "hypermagnetic" protein nanoparticles can be produced within cells, allowing…
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November 2, 2015

Traveling through space? Don’t forget your sleeping pills and skin cream

A new study is the first-ever examination of the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station: the medications they used, the reasons they used them…
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November 2, 2015

World-first 3-D image of a protein involved in cancer spread

Scientific history has been made by determining the first three-dimensional image of a protein linked to the spread of cancer. The 3-D image shows the architecture and intimate atomic-level detail…
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November 2, 2015

Body odor sets female rhesus monkeys apart

Rhesus monkeys make use of their sense of smell to distinguish between members of their own and other social groups, according to new research. The results revealed that monkeys of…
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November 2, 2015

Another car recalled? Online press can be bad news for rivals

When Toyota or Chrysler recalls one of its models, the news spreads all over social media, with most consumers bad-mouthing the recalled model. But it turns out that the bad-mouthing…
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November 2, 2015

Plants keep one foot on the brakes

Why would plants use a seemingly inefficient method for controlling starch production? A research team studied the mechanisms controlling the plant production of starch, which is the most common carbohydrate…
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November 2, 2015

Buying a new furnace: Will you use your savings or assume more debt?

It's getting closer to winter, and all of a sudden you need a new HVAC system that'll cost $5,000. You've got the money in a savings account. Will you spend…
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