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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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Children with autism find understanding facial expressions difficult but make similar mistakes as peers, new study finds

Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognizing and distinguishing between different facial expressions, according to research from one of the largest…
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A new approach to amplifying DNA

Analyzing DNA is useful for a number of vital applications. This includes diagnosis and monitoring of diseases, identification of criminals, and studying the function…
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