A team of astronomers from Canada and the United States used ALMA to study the often deadly relationship between highly luminous O-type stars and nearby protostars in the Orion Nebula. Their data reveal that protostars within 0.1 light-years (about 600 billion miles) of an O-type star are doomed to have their cocoons of dust and gas stripped away in just a few millions years, much faster than planets are able to form.
– National Radio Astronomy Observatory|3/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT
Changes targeting the social or physical workplace environment have some positive effects on work-related outcomes—but at least so far, evidence doesn't support a combination of the two approaches, reports the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
– Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|3/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT
What if the use of a product influenced your perception of it, making you even more susceptible to its positive aspects and altering your understanding of its drawbacks? This is precisely what happens with cigarettes in chronic smokers, according to a recent study by the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and University of Montreal.
– Universite de Montreal|3/10/2014 9:30 AM EDT
Of an estimated 65 million Americans who provide some type of care to an ill family member, about 7 million live at least an hour from the relative they’re caring for. The issue, then, is how to get these “distance caregivers” in the room when doctors meet with their patients and local, hands-on caregivers for exams and to discuss treatment.
– Case Western Reserve University|3/10/2014 8:00 AM EDT
Today, in recognition of Brain Awareness Week, from March 10 through March 16, 2014, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) calls attention to critical differences in dementia-causing disorders that may have potentially life-saving implications.
– Lewy Body Dementia Association|3/10/2014 8:00 AM EDT
It would take a year for Pam Mace, a registered nurse living in Gross Ille, to understand why she had a stroke at age 37. Signaled by something as seemingly benign as headaches and high blood pressure or dramatic like a stroke, the vascular disease FMD puts thousands of young women, like Mace, at-risk for life-threatening cardiovascular problems. Through her advocacy, the nation recognizes March 11 at FMD Awareness Day.
– University of Michigan Health System|3/10/2014 7:00 AM EDT
UAB is home to the state’s largest and oldest heart valve disease treatment program and is one of just a few in Alabama trained to offer the Edwards Lifesciences TAVR — the only transcatheter aortic valve replacement therapy approved for commercial use in the United States.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|3/10/2014 7:00 AM EDT
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules.
– Georgia Institute of Technology|3/9/2014 2:45 PM EDT
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