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Lab unveils the world’s first rollable touch-screen tablet

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A Queen's University research team has taken a page from history, rolled it up and created the MagicScroll – a rollable touch-screen tablet designed to capture the seamless flexible screen real estate of ancient...

Reverting neurons to an early growth state can help reconnect severed spinal cord nerves

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For many years, researchers have thought that the scar that forms after a spinal cord injury actively prevents damaged neurons from regrowing. In a study of rodents, scientists supported by the National Institutes of...

Research published today by a team of Army scientists sheds light on the mechanism...

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Research published today by a team of Army scientists sheds light on the mechanism of sexual transmission of filoviruses, including Ebola and Marburg virus, which have been shown to persist in the testes and...

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia

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People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The University of Exeter Medical School led the study which analysed...

More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflicts in Africa than by...

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More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflicts in Africa than by weapons used in those conflicts, according to a new study led by Stanford University researchers. The research is the first comprehensive...

A team has identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic...

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A team at the Salk Institute has identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat. The gene Sox10 directly controls...

Based on a protein from E. coli, scientists developed a fluorescent protein sensor able...

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Based on a protein from E. coli, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a fluorescent protein sensor able to provide real-time information on dynamic changes in oxygen levels with very high sensitivity. As...

National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) reveals that human genome could contain up to 20...

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A new study led by the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) reveals that up to 20 percent of genes classified as coding (those that produce the proteins that are the building blocks of...

A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher is developing a two-fisted, antibody-based approach...

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A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher is developing a two-fisted, antibody-based approach to destroy deadly ovarian cancer—an approach he believes could also be modified to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumors. The...

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can communicate using a brain-computer interface (BCI)

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Laboratory studies have shown the potential for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who cannot move or speak, to communicate using a brain-computer interface (BCI). In the first study of independent in-home use by a...

If you feel anxious prior to exams, take note: studies suggest that you can...

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If you feel anxious prior to exams, take note: studies suggest that you can learn how to be resilient and manage your stress and anxiety. Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology...

FDA warns : genital infections have been reported in some patients taking a certain...

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Rare but serious genital infections, as well as one death, have been reported in some patients taking a certain class of type 2 diabetes medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. As a result,...

How could the polio vaccine have led to cases of the disease?

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The global initiative to eradicate polio has been extraordinarily successful. Over the last thirty years the number of polio cases across the world have dwindled from over 350,000 cases a year to just 20. The terrible...

Scientists have discovered that some childhood bone cancers start growing years before they are...

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Scientists have discovered that some childhood bone cancers start growing years before they are currently diagnosed. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada discovered large-scale genetic rearrangements in...

Simple test detects disease-carrying mosquitoes

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A new diagnostic tool has been developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin that can easily, quickly and cheaply identify whether a mosquito belongs to the species that carries dangerous diseases...