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When's a Donut More Like a Fountain?
News   Dec 03, 2018

The rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not in fact simple donut shapes, but more like a fountain thanks to gas motion and interaction.

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App Aims to Encourage At-Home HIV Testing
News   Dec 03, 2018

HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2016, as they empower people to find out HIV their status at their convenience. Researchers in Canada have evaluated an unsupervised HIV self-testing program via a smartphone and tablet application called HIVSmart!, among an at-risk population.

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The Gut - Mixing Pot for Antibiotic Resistance Genes
News   Dec 03, 2018

An innovative approach has been used to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut.

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Is this the New Face of Field Trips?
News   Dec 03, 2018

Researchers took a virtual reality experience into a variety of educational settings, including high school classrooms, to test the impact on awareness and understanding of ocean acidification.

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Reaching Out to Robots
News   Nov 29, 2018

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins. Now, a new method creates an ultrathin, stretchable electronic skin, which could be used for a variety of human-machine interactions.

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Self-assessment of Back Pain with Phone App as Effective as Conventional Methods
News   Nov 29, 2018

This study lends weight to the argument for using mobile apps for routine measurements and clinical trials, and supports calls by the Royal College of Physicians for greater use of already available technology in healthcare

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AI System Accelerates Search for Cancer Discoveries
News   Nov 28, 2018

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. The system, called LION LBD has been designed to assist scientists in the search for cancer-related discoveries.

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Small Molecule Promotes Removal of Excess Cholesterol
News   Nov 28, 2018

Researchers have determined the structure of an enzyme critical for the removal of excess cholesterol from the body, and bound to a chemical that boosts its activity, paving the way for potential new therapeutics to treat heart and kidney failure.

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Hunting Out What Drives Socially Unacceptable Behavior
News   Nov 28, 2018

Conservation scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery, and drug use.

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The 10 Funniest Words in the English Language
News   Nov 28, 2018

University of Alberta psychologists have identified what they say are the 10 funniest words in the English language. The researchers determined that there are two main kinds of predictors of funniness in words: those related to the form of the word and those related to its meaning.

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