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January 18, 2019

Violence in PG-13 Rated Movies Not Linked to Violence in US Society

Jan. 18, 2019 — New research suggests that policy makers should remain focused on issues that have been demonstrated to impact criminal behavior, such as family environment, mental health, poverty and ... read more

Scientists Create a Renewable Source of Cancer-Fighting T Cells

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells -- which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the ... read more

Orchards in Natural Habitats Draw Bee Diversity, Improve Apple Production

Jan. 17, 2019 — Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural ... read more

Telling Stories Using Rhythmic Gesture Helps Children Improve Their Oral Skills

Jan. 17, 2019 — For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of ... read more

Psychological Distress Is a Risk Factor for Dementia

Jan. 17, 2019 — A new study suggests that vital exhaustion -- which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress -- is a risk factor for future risk of ... read more

Combination Therapy Treats Leishmaniasis, HIV Patients

Jan. 17, 2019 — Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been observed in at least 35 countries on four continents and requires special case management. Currently, the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have for the first time created artificial cell assemblies that can communicate with each other. The cells, separated by fatty membranes, exchange small chemical signaling molecules to ... read more

New Thermoelectric Material Delivers Record Performance

Jan. 17, 2019 — Taking advantage of recent advances in using theoretical calculations to predict the properties of new materials, researchers have discovered a new class of half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds, ... read more

New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study in rodents found that the brain's cerebellum -- known to play a role in motor coordination -- also helps control the brain's reward circuitry. Researchers found a direct neural ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Scientists have developed a gene therapy that blocks axonal degeneration, preventing axon destruction in mice and suggesting a therapeutic strategy that could help prevent the loss of peripheral ... read more

Size Matters: To Livebearer Fish, Big Fins Are a Big Deal

Jan. 17, 2019 — Biologists studied the evolution of 40 molly and Limia species, and concluded dorsal fin displays arose first for males to compete with other males, only later being used in courtship displays to ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a set of genes that help to establish brain connections governing body ... read more

Can a Critic-Turned-Believer Sway Others? The Case of Genetically Modified Foods

Jan. 17, 2019 — When an advocate for one side of an issue announces that he or she now believes the opposite, can that message affect others' views? Research shows that such a conversion message can influence ... read more

Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

Jan. 17, 2019 — A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce ... read more

Brain Cells That Make Pain Unpleasant

Jan. 17, 2019 — If you step on a tack, neurons in your brain will register two things: that there's a piercing physical sensation in your foot, and that it's not pleasant. Now, a team of scientists has ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Most of our cells contain an immobile primary cilium. The 'skeleton' of the cilium consists of microtubule doublets, which are 'pairs' of proteins essential for their formation ... read more

Individual Lichens Can Have Up to Three Fungi

Jan. 17, 2019 — Individual lichens may contain up to three different fungi, according to new research from an international team of researchers. This evidence provides new insight into another recent discovery that ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that ... read more

Researchers Race Against Extinction to Uncover Tree's Cancer-Fighting Properties

Jan. 17, 2019 — As the population of a fir tree in China dwindles, researchers are racing to replicate its cancer-fighting ... read more

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