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The Genetics of Cancer

A research team has identified a new circular RNA (ribonucleic acid) that increases tumor activity in soft tissue and connective tissue tumors. The discovery may help improve how cancer is identified and treated.
12-Sep-2019 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unmarried Patients Less Likely to Survive Cancer as Bias Drives Treatments

Unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to get potentially life-saving surgery or radiotherapy than their married counterparts, raising the concern that medical providers may be relying on stereotypes that discount sources of social support...
9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Giving Smart Vehicles Their Sense of Direction

Before self-driving vehicles become a permanent fixture on our roads they need to overcome two challenges—figuring out where they are and their range of motion (localization) and modeling their surroundings to avoid running into stuff (mapping)....
29-Aug-2019 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Way to Make Valuable Chemicals

A new discovery has advanced the field of carbon capture and utilization. Researchers have formed carbon-nitrogen bonds in an electrochemical carbon monoxide reduction reaction
26-Aug-2019 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Case for Retreat in the Battle Against Climate Change

With sea level rise and extreme weather threatening coastal communities, it's no longer a question of whether they are going to retreat; it's where, when and how. In a new paper, researchers advocate for a managed and planned retreat, not a...
21-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ammonia for Fuel Cells

Researchers at the University of Delaware have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint.
20-Aug-2019 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drawing inspiration from natural marvels to make new materials

The shape-shifting bristle worm has the unique ability to extend its jaw outside of its mouth and ensnare surprised prey. The metal coordination chemistry that makes this natural wonder possible can also be the key to creating new materials for use...
19-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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TV coverage of Olympics devotes more time to female athletes

A new study of Olympic TV coverage found female athletes have been receiving more coverage during the games since the 2012 broadcast. The gender gap has closed to the point of favoring female athletes, who have received the majority of clock-time...
13-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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