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After Concussion, Sleep Aids Memory and Recall


After a concussion, a person can have disturbed sleep, memory deficits and other problems for years, but a new study suggests that despite these, sleep still helps them to overcome memory deficits, and the benefit is equal to that seen in...
4-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Physicists Eager for New, High-Energy LHC Run


When experiments at the Large Hadron Collider collect the first 13-teraelectronvolt particle collisions data today, a long wait will be over for physicists who now begin some of the most exciting years of their careers searching for new particles,...
3-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

New Study Reveals the Economic Damage Caused by the Financialization of Non-Financial Companies


A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by...
22-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Sociologists Assess Epidemic of Wage Theft in Massachusetts Residential Construction Industry


New research published by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center asserts how the illegal theft of workers’ wages, especially those of undocumented immigrant laborers, has reached epidemic levels in the residential construction...
12-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Improving Transistors That Drive Flexible Electronics


A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how bending thin-film electronic devices affects...
5-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Large New Study of Phthalates and Breast Cancer Risk


Reliable data are lacking on whether the plasticizing chemicals found in such products as cosmetics, shampoo, flooring and medical tubing, or phthalates, affect human breast cancer risk. A large new study will investigate a possible relationship...
30-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Chinese Institute Funds New Antibiotics Work


Margaret Riley, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer research in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, announced a partnership with a Chinese scientist to develop a new drug platform, pheromonicins, with $400 million per year from Beijing. Riley plans to...
25-Feb-2015 11:30 AM EST

‘Nature’s Medicine Cabinet’ Helps Bees Reduce Disease


Researchers studying interaction between plants, pollinators and parasites say in experiments where bees infected with an intestinal parasite had reduced parasite loads in the gut after seven days when they had consumed natural toxins present in...
18-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

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