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E-cigarette flavors linked to use in youth and young adults, researchers report

Flavored e-cigarettes and e-cigarette marketing could be increasing e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, according to researchers.

Preclinical research: More reliably predicting what will work

A recent study has shown that a more flexible approach to study design can significantly improve the efficiency of preclinical research.

Genes associated with Erdheim-Chester disease also linked to cancer

Newly identified genes associated with Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), an ultra-rare disease, are also linked to cancer, according to a new study. Thus, ECD should…
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Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

Magnetic reconnection, a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights and can disrupt cell phone service and fusion experiments, occurs much faster…
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Red snapper reproduction

Recent research conducted on the long-term issue of age distribution of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico indicates that older fish, age eight…
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Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur — the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were…
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5 quick brain teasers to sharpen two key cognitive skills: attention and working memory

Looking for some fun–and free–cognitive stimulation over the weekend? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your atten­tion and your work­ing mem­ory (work­ing mem­ory…
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Basic plasma wave physics reshaped by NASA observations

NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén wave.

Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

The source of the acceleration of a common type of magnetic reconnection has now been described by scientists. Magnetic reconnection is a universal process…
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Experimental small molecule shows potential in preventing meth relapse

The reason methamphetamine users find it so hard to quit — 88 percent of them relapse, even after rehab — is that meth takes…
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Helping the retina regenerate

A new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), crucial neurons in the back of the eye that carry visual information to…
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Will grass become the new gasoline?

A new process that turns grass into biofuel has been developed by scientists. Although it might sound revolutionary, there’s still a lot to do…
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