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U.S. Missile Plan in Korean Peninsula Makes Little Technical Sense

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The Future of Gaming: Create Your Own Character in Just Four Minutes

Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the mirror.

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Whistle While You Work

What is the key to being happy? More specifically, what is the key to being happy at work? More money, more time off, family benefits? University of Alabama professors at the Culverhouse College of Commerce may have just found the answers.

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Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

For the first time, investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have determined how antiretroviral therapy (ART) affects the way HIV disseminates and establishes infection in the female reproductive tract. These observations have significant implications for future HIV prevention, vaccine and cure studies.

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Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests

Vaccinations, long recognized as an excellent investment that saves lives and prevents illness, could have significant economic value that far exceeds their original cost, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.

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Venezuelan Economy Facing the Perfect Storm

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Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

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Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a groundbreaking study that has important implications for police interrogation practices.

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Secondary Tropical Forests Absorb Carbon at Higher Rate Than Old-Growth Forests

Researchers find that regenerated tropical forests exhibit a high level of resilience and play a much larger role in sequestering carbon than previously thought.

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UF/IFAS Researcher Says Some People Are Single on Valentine’s Day and Just Fine with It

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Once you learn to take care of and nurture yourself, only then can you be in a healthy, positive relationship. And it is perfectly fine to be by yourself on Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year.

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Study Shows National Underutilization of Pre-Emptive and Early Kidney Transplants, Despite the Benefits for Patients

A kidney transplant is a life-changing and life-saving procedure. Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately receive a living donor kidney transplant receive it pre-emptively (i.e., before starting dialysis). Less than two-thirds receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis.

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Physics: It's What's Happening Inside Your Body Right Now

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Using a model blood vessel system built on a polymer microchip, researchers have shown that the relative softness of white blood cells determines whether they remain in a dormant state along vessel walls or enter blood circulation to fight infection.

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Gut environment could reduce severity of malaria

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Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Louisville.

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Gut Environment Could Reduce Severity of Malaria

Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Louisville.

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Common Colds at School a Primary Driver of Asthma Hospitalizations for Children

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The most dangerous times of year for children with asthma are soon after their schools reopen after a break, and a new study finds that cold viruses are largely to blame.

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Study Details Molecular Mechanism That Regulates How the Heart Pumps Blood

In a finding that could lead to new drugs to treat heart failure, researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism that regulates how the heart pumps blood. The finding is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The key molecular player in this mechanism is a giant protein called titin, according to a study led by senior author Pieter de Tombe, PhD of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The study was published Feb. 8, 2016 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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International Panel, Including SLAC Scientists, to Discuss the Search for Dark Matter at AAAS 2016

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will take part in a discussion of the global hunt for dark matter at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting, to be held Feb. 11-15 in Washington, D.C.

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5 Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

You’ve seen the late night commercial come across your screen. An older man is on a date with a beautiful woman in a romantic setting. A big smile stretches across his face as he looks in her eyes, but something is secretly bothering him. Cue the voiceover about erectile dysfunction.