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Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers

Researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting. Among…
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A little nudge may provide a big boost to flu vaccination rates

Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination. But, a new study suggests that a simple behavioral…
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For the birds: New prediction method sheds brighter light on flight

Researchers have found a new way to precisely measure the vortices — circular patterns of rotating air — created by birds’ wings during flight….
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Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply

Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the…
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Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression

Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to…
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Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom

Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices…
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New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis

Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of…
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Zika virus protein mapped to speed search for cure

A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts…
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Astronomers probe swirling particles in halo of starburst galaxy

Astronomers have used a radio telescope in outback Western Australia to see the halo of a nearby starburst galaxy in unprecedented detail.

Rebuilding middle class is the key to preserving democracy

Steps must be taken to preserve middle-class America or the United States will cease to be a democracy, says a law professor in his…
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From the room next door to the next planet over

The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like…
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Microrna treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS

Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding…
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