Latest News

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Ability to Navigate Between Cultures Is Good for Mexican-American Youth

108747_web.jpg

Biculturalism is positively associated with prosocial behaviors such as helping others and self-esteem.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Researchers Find New Cause of Strong Earthquakes

NyiragongovolcanotakenfortheGomaVolcanoObervatory.jpg

A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.

Science

Channels:

A Star's Moment in the Spotlight

108599_web.jpg

The glowing region in this new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope is a reflection nebula known as IC 2631.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

UF/IFAS – Saving the World One Great Idea at a Time at ONE WORLD Summit

ONeWorld5-lo-res.jpg

Today’s students will be the world’s leaders in 2050, when the population is expected to reach 9 billion people; they will face issues like overcrowding, food security, energy and water management, and climate change. UF's ONE WORLD summit addresses these issues by bringing together a diverse group of educators and students, Extension professionals, community development personnel, corporate partners and policy makers.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 11-Feb-2016 12:00 PM EST

Life

Education

Channels:

Keywords:

Wellesley College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

Wellesley College is taking a creative approach to celebrating the 200th anniversary Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' by screening films uniquely inspired by Shelley and her work.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Baby’s Breath: A New Way to Study Neonatal Lung Disease

GrikWieckPLOS.jpg

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have created a novel model for studying a lung disorder of newborn babies.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 11-Feb-2016 12:00 PM EST

Medicine

Science

Channels:

Physics Plays Key Role in How White Blood Cells Fight Infection

microfluidic_device_prop.jpg

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory fabricated model blood vessel systems that include artificial blood vessels with diameters as narrow as the smallest capillaries in the body. The systems were used to study the activity of white blood cells as they were affected by drugs that tend to make them softer, which facilitates their entry into blood circulation.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Mechanism That Unwinds DNA May Function Similar to an Oil Rig “Pumpjack”

A team of scientists led by Stony Brook University biochemist Huilin Li, PhD, have proposed that DNA is unwound by a type of “pumpjack” mechanism, similar to the way one operates on an oil rig.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Zika Virus Can Cause Long- and Short-Term Economic Havoc in Americas

Life

Law and Public Policy

Channels:

Study Concludes Iranians Strongly Support Rouhani & Growing International Engagement

Study also finds Iranians retain negative and wary stance toward the U.S.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Publish, Don’t Perish!

A new journal is challenging established methods in biomedical research publications. Pathogens and Immunity streamlines the current research publication process – a well-recognized source of frustration for biomedical researchers – from one day to five minutes.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Health Officials Confirm Zika Virus in Ohio

Medicine

Channels:

Robotically Driven System Could Reduce Cost of Drug Discovery

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have created the first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

The Medical Minute: Heart Disease May Cause Atypical Symptoms in Women

When having a heart attack, most people will experience some kind of chest pain or pressure that worsens. But it's the uncommon symptoms that confuse people and often lead to delayed treatment and increased injury -- especially in women.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Plankton Communities Key to Carbon Reaching Safe Resting Spot, Ocean Study Reveals

thumbnail.png

The ocean’s power to rein in carbon and protect the environment is vast but not well-understood. But now, an international team of scientists has begun to illuminate how the ocean plucks carbon from the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming, and shuttles it to the bottom of the sea.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

SLAC X-Ray Laser Turns Crystal Imperfections Into Better Images of Important Biomolecules

infinite_ducks.jpg

Often the most difficult step in taking atomic-resolution images of biological molecules is getting them to form high-quality crystals needed for X-ray studies of their structure. Now researchers have shown they can get sharp images even with imperfect crystals using the world’s brightest X-ray source at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 13-Feb-2016 1:00 PM EST

Science

Channels:

Penguin Parents: Inability to Share Roles Increases Their Vulnerability to Climate Change

108699_web.jpg

Young penguins suffer at feeding time due to an inflexible division of parental duties.