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Taming Turbulence
Taming Turbulence
News   Dec 12, 2018

For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of weather forecasts, or probing the unexplained dynamics of a distant galaxy, turbulence-spawning shear flow is a serious complicating factor. A new supercomputer-powered effort aims to make modelling shear far easier.

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Low Salt Diet More Beneficial for Women
Low Salt Diet More Beneficial for Women
News   Dec 12, 2018

A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn’t higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.

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A New Physiological Index for Assessing Mental Workload?
A New Physiological Index for Assessing Mental Workload?
News   Dec 12, 2018

The fractal dimension of pupil dilation could be used as a new physiological index to measure the workload in a multitasking environment.

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Online Game Trains Players How to Sort Waste Correctly
Online Game Trains Players How to Sort Waste Correctly
News   Dec 12, 2018

A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste—with lasting results.

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A Sobering Conclusion: Adult Hearts Do Not Contain Stem Cells
A Sobering Conclusion: Adult Hearts Do Not Contain Stem Cells
News   Dec 12, 2018

While cardiac stem cells (CSC) are of great interest for regenerative intervention, the significance of these populations remains heavily debated. A study published in PNAS did not find any evidence for the existence of a quiescent CSC population.

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Shortcut to Recreating Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines
Shortcut to Recreating Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines
News   Dec 12, 2018

A portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV has been clarified, identifying the steps that a critical HIV antibody takes to develop and maintain its ability to neutralize the virus.

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Disease Risk Seen in Disrupted Biological Clock, USC Study Shows
Disease Risk Seen in Disrupted Biological Clock, USC Study Shows
News   Dec 12, 2018

A clash between modern lifestyles and circadian rhythms can lead to the development of obesity and breast cancer, USC scientist says.

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Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing
Predicting Leaky Heart Valves with 3D Printing
News   Dec 11, 2018

A novel 3D printing workflow allows cardiologists to evaluate how different valve sizes will interact with each patient’s unique anatomy, before the medical procedure is actually performed.

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Sprayable Gel Could Help the Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery
Sprayable Gel Could Help the Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery
News   Dec 11, 2018

Almost 95% of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure. Now, a team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help.

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Identifying Different Types of Cancer Cells Using AI
Identifying Different Types of Cancer Cells Using AI
News   Dec 11, 2018

In a major advance that could signal a new era in cancer diagnosis and treatment, a team have shown how these problems can be overcome through an artificial intelligence-based system that can identify different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images.

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