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Poll: Despite mobile options and cord-cutting, sports fans still turn on the TV

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Despite the growth of mobile technology and viewing options, when sports fans want to watch a game, they turn to traditional live TV, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
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Turning brain cells into skin cells

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells.
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New material for digital memories of the future

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Professor Martijn Kemerink of Linköping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation.
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Stiff fibers spun from slime

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Nanoparticles from the secretion of velvet worms form recyclable polymer fibers.
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Death by a thousand cuts? Not for small populations

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
In a paper published in Nature Communications, Christoph Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and graduate student Thomas LaBar have provided a look at how certain species survive by evolving a greater ability to weed out harmful mutations -- a new concept called 'drift robustness'.
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New clues to treat Alagille Syndrome from zebrafish

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies potential new therapeutic avenues for patients with Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations primarily in the JAGGED1 gene.
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One step closer toward a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in collaboration with colleagues at the University California, San Diego, have characterized a new class of drugs as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and discovered a piece in the puzzle of how they would work.
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Multiple Sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany, led by Prof. Patrick Küry (Neurology) and by Prof. James Adjaye (Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine) with support from British and Chilean colleagues resulted in a publication on the prospective use of stem cells to generate cell replacement in diseases such as Multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Dutch courage -- Alcohol improves foreign language skills

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London, shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.
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Hardy corals make their moves to build new reefs from scratch

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Resilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.
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DNA tests on albatross poo reveal secret diet of top predator

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's diet.DNA analysis of 1460 scats from breeding sites around the Southern Ocean has shown that the diet of black-browed albatrosses contains a much higher proportion of jellyfish than previously thought.
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Terry Fox research team's model for detecting lung cancer saves lives, is a world leader

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers has developed a predictive model for detecting early-stage lung cancer in high-risk individuals with significantly greater accuracy than other leading models. This Terry Fox Research Institute study suggests the team's innovative approach could be considered for use in lung cancer screening programs both in Canada and around the world.
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Superior vena cava(SVC)-derived atrial fibrillation attributes clinical and genetic factor

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
The genetic factors associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition characterized by irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart failure, have never been identified -- until now. Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) researchers conducted a study on 2,170 AF patients and discovered two genetic variants that were associated with irregular rhythmic beating in the superior vena cava. This study has successfully demonstrated that AF is associated with both clinical and genetic factors.
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Diabetes foot care services may help avoid lower limb amputations

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
In a Diabetic Medicine study that compared different regions in England, areas that provided 10 key services for diabetes foot care had lower rates of major diabetes-related lower limb amputations.
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Police satisfaction in developing countries dependent on less corruption

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Improving police satisfaction in developing nations will require a reduction in corruption and greater public security and safety, a new study by researchers at the universities of Kent and Utrecht has shown.
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From Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde of cancer immunotherapy

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Novel immunotherapies can strengthen the body's own defenses against cancer cells. Treatment of patients with advanced disease can promote partial and complete tumor regressions. However, such strategies also frequently fail. The underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. An international research team led by the University Hospitals of Magdeburg and Bonn has now discovered a previously unrecognized braking mechanism that limits the efficacy of cancer immunotherapies. The results provide a scientific basis to further develop cancer immunotherapy.
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A mission to Mars could make its own oxygen thanks to plasma technology

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Plasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars, a new study has found.It suggests that Mars, with its 96 per cent carbon dioxide atmosphere, has nearly ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through a process known as decomposition.
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Are the policies of promoting bicycle use socially profitable?

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
A study by the University of Seville states that the socio-economic profitability of the construction of the network of cycle paths in Seville, for the period 2006-2032, will be about 130 percent, with a net profit for the city of 550 million euros.
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Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research finds

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found.
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Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction event

Eurekalert - 14 hours 33 min ago
For her PhD, Viglietti studied the fossil-rich sediments present in the Karoo, deposited during the tectonic events that created the Gondwanides, and found that the vertebrate animals in the area started to either go extinct or become less common much earlier than what was previously thought.
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