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Scientists see defects in potential new semiconductor

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A research team has reported seeing, for the first time, atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a new and powerful semiconductor. The study, published earlier this month in the journal Physical Review X, shows a fundamental aspect of how the semiconductor, beta gallium oxide, controls electricity.

Channels: All Journal News, Engineering, Materials Science,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 9:40 AM EST
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Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients

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About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Mental Health, Pain, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
4-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST
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A common drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

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Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice suggests.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Clinical Trials, Neuro, Pain, Pharmaceuticals,

Released:
3-Dec-2019 4:50 PM EST
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Why women select college majors with lower earnings potential Why women select college majors with lower earnings potential

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Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors women choose.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Education, Gender Issues, STEM Education,

Released:
25-Nov-2019 12:45 PM EST
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How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast

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The world’s love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Government/Law,

Released:
21-Nov-2019 7:00 AM EST
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Design flaw could open Bluetooth devices to hacking

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Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found.

Channels: All Journal News, Apps, Technology, Cybersecurity, Engineering,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 12:40 PM EST
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First look at thermostat wars suggests women may be losing these battles

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Your characterization of the thermostat war in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you’re a man or a woman. A new study taking a glimpse at these skirmishes offers the first known data on joint consumer decision-making around home temperatures and potential effects on energy use.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Gender Issues, In the Home, PLOS ONE,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EST
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Sex workers’ preferences for HIV prevention center on convenience

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Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and a new study could help ensure that high-risk women take advantage of medical safeguards.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Healthcare, Poverty, Sex and Relationships, Women's Health,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 9:45 AM EST
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The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo’s side effects

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In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors suggested they were fatigued and cognitively impaired.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Cognition and Learning, Mental Health, Microbiome, Neuro, Scientific Reports,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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In a warming world, glacier scientists have to keep going higher

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As Earth's atmosphere gets warmer, glacier scientists need to climb ever higher to find ice that hasn't started melting. And they're finding that some of the planet's most vulnerable people are likely to be most affected.

Channels: All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science, South America News,

Released:
8-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
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