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Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Newswise Special Wire for 24-Sep-2016

Editor's Pick of the Best Science Stories of the Week

These are some of the highlights from the week that our editorial staff "handpicked" as fascinating science stories. They include: An ancient skeleton found in a famous shipwreck site, Depression treatment harder for bosses, Secrets of a giant space blob, Some good from trophy hunters, and A swarm of bacteria used to deliver drugs.

Ancient Skeleton Found in Greek Shipwreck Site Could Provide Insight Into the Lives of People Who Lived 2100 Years Ago

An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.). The shipwreck, which holds the remains of a Greek trading or cargo ship, is located off the Greek island of ...

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For Those with Higher Status Jobs, Depression May Be Harder to Treat

An international study has found that having a high status job means that you are less likely to respond to standard treatment with medications for depression. ...

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ECNP Congress in Vienna

Feeding Babies Egg and Peanut May Prevent Food Allergy

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study....

– Imperial College London

JAMA. 2016;316(11):1181-1192 doi:10.1001/jama.2016.12623

Trophy Hunting of Lions Can Conserve the Species

Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers from the University’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology have shown....

– University of Kent


Swarms of Magnetic Bacteria Could Be Used to Deliver Drugs to Tumors

Researchers have recently shown that magnetic bacteria are a promising vehicle for more efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs. ...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature Nanotechnology, Aug-2016; EB007506

ALMA Uncovers Secrets of Giant Space Blob

An international team using ALMA, along with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other telescopes, has discovered the true nature of a rare object in the distant Universe called a Lyman-alpha Blob....

– European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Astrophysical Journal

Sleep Paralysis: Fully Awake and Unable to Move

Your eyes begin to open after a good night of sleep, but something feels weird. You try to take a deep breath but can’t draw air. You can’t sit up, and you may even see a shadow in the corner of the room. This isn’t a nightmare or a medical eme...

– Texas A&M University

One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer

Molecular composition of multiple tumors shows genomic differences....

– Cleveland Clinic

European Urology

Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police....

– Yale University

American Journal of Sociology

What’s Happening Beneath Greenland?

An expert comments on a new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet that provides valuable insight on climate change. The research uses unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice loss for both modern and ancient times, the expert explains....

– University at Buffalo

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2016 at 14:00 ET

Progesterone Promotes Healing in the Lung After a Bout of Flu

Over 100 million women are on hormonal contraceptives. All of them contain some form of progesterone, either alone or in combination with estrogen. A study published on Sept. 15th in PLOS Pathogens reports that treatment with progesterone protects fe...


PLOS Pathogens

Antarctic Mystery Solved?

Scientists say ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels...

– Northern Illinois University

Nature Communications

With Great Power Comes Great Laser Science

Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) found a way to compress ultrashort laser pulses, increasing its peak power to half a terawatt – which is equivalent to the output of hundreds of nuclear reactors....

– Vienna University of Technology

Nature Communications, 13. September 2016, DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS12877

Stem Cell ‘Heart Patch’ Moves Closer to Clinic

The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to clinical application as scientists from three institutions seek to perfect and test three-dimensional “heart patches” in a large animal model — the last big ...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientists Outline How Brain Separates Relevant & Irrelevant Information

New York University researchers offer a new theory, based on a computational model, on how the brain separates relevant from irrelevant information in these and other circumstances. ...

– New York University

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 20-Sep-2016 at 11:00 ET

Mosquito Preference for Human Versus Animal Biting Has Genetic Basis

Malaria-Transmitting Mosquitoes’ Preference for Cattle May Be Due to Chromosome Anomaly...

– University of California, Davis

PLOS Genetics.

New Comprehensive Approach to Inland Fisheries Management

Managing inland fisheries in the 21st century presents several obstacles including the need to view fisheries from multiple scales, which usually involves populations and resources spanning sociopolitical boundaries....

– Louisiana State University

Fisheries Magazine





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