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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Spooky new fungal disease on southern golf courses unmasked

A downright spooky fungus has southern golfers teed off. But now the culprit has been identified, and a treatment has been found.

Brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, study reveals

The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study. A team of researchers has discovered that serotonin (5-HT)…
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Live long and… Facebook?

Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it’s complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated…
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Adapting to climate change a major challenge for forests

Climate change is happening so quickly that a question mark hangs over whether forests can adapt accordingly without human interference and can continue to…
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In communicating wildlife conservation, focus on the right message

If you want people to care about endangered species, focus on how many animals are left, not on the chances of a species becoming…
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New treatment leaves liver cancer cells in limbo

Scientists have shown that a mutation in a gene called Arid1b can cause liver cancer. The gene normally protects against cancer by limiting cell…
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Targeting the host to get rid of unwanted guests

A new approach has been developed to combat diseases caused by herpesvirus infections, including everything from cold sores to cancer.

Catalog of known near-Earth asteroids tops 15,000

The number of discovered near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) now tops 15,000, with an average of 30 new discoveries added each week. The number of discovered…
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Weakness is good when controlling light

Researchers have demonstrated a way to control light with light using one third — in some cases, even less — of the energy typically…
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This new technology could prevent a leading cause of death

Sepsis can kill a person in two days. Normal methods of detecting sepsis take at least that long. But researchers have found a new…
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Zika infection causes reduced fertility, low testosterone in male mice

Zika targets the male reproductive system, at least in mice, say researchers. Three weeks after Zika infection, male mice had shrunken testicles, low levels…
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Making sense of the seneses: ‘Context’ matters when the brain interprets sounds

The brain’s interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular…
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