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China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored gel-like on the far side...

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China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, 'gel-like' substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon. Because the space craft is solar powered, it has to switch off during a lunar...

Trump Denying US Involvement in Iran’s Safir SLV Rocket Launch Failure

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President Donald Trump wants the world to know the United States was not involved in the failure of Iran's most recent rocket this week. To drive that point home, Trump took to Twitter and released what...

Patients who die waiting for a kidney have had multiple opportunities to receive a...

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Patients who die waiting for a kidney, or who are removed from the transplant waitlist for poor health, are usually considered unfortunate victims of the ever-growing shortage of available organs. Yet a new study has...

Alterations in white matter may affect how patients respond to non-invasive electrical brain stimulation

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Tiny changes in the microscopic structure of the human brain may affect how patients respond to an emerging therapy for neurological problems. The technique, called non-invasive electrical brain stimulation, involves applying an electrical current to...

NFL players are at greater risk of developing cognitive problems and mental health issues

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Longer NFL careers and certain playing positions appear to each spell greater long-term risk for serious cognitive problems such as confusion, memory deficits, depression and anxiety in former football players, according to a new...

Alzheimer : creation of new brain cells can be disrupted by the brain’s own...

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Much of the research on the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease focuses on amyloid beta (Aß), a protein that accumulates in the brain as the disease progresses. Excess Aß proteins form clumps or “plaques”...

Living in a linguistically diverse environment helps promote more effective learning of new languages...

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Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual - among them increased executive-level cognitive function and a four- to five-year delay in the risk of developing dementia symptoms. A new...

Same-sex behaviors are associated with genetic variants

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According to the largest ever study on the genetics of sexual behavior, those who have same-sex partners are more likely to have specific DNA markers. Researchers say it is possible that thousands of genes,...

Researchers set solar record with next-gen perovskites cells

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Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have broken new ground in solar cell energy efficiency and in the process provided a glimpse of the technology's future. The researchers have a set a new record...

IBM Research developed quantum-safe algorithms for securing data

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This week a collaborative effort among computer scientists and academics to safeguard data is winning attention and it has quantum computing written all over it. The Netherlands' Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), national research institute...

Remembering an event in first-person perspective can make the memory stronger

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Think of a memory from your childhood. Are you seeing the memory through your own eyes, or can you see yourself, while viewing that child as if you were an observer? “If memory was simply...

Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors may be helpful in the treatment of PTSD

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A medication that boosts the body’s own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. These results, obtained in an early-stage, experimental study on...

Inflammation caused by opioid use in the brain and gut exacerbate negative emotions

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Opioid dependence has become a national crisis with serious impact on economic and social welfare, and numerous casualties. A big goal of ongoing research in combating opioid use disorder is understanding drug withdrawal. The...

Researchers have discovered potential new treatment strategies for recurrent Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma

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One of the most common brain cancers in children, Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) medulloblastoma, also is one of the more survivable for most kids. Unfortunately, for a subset of patients, the cancer resists treatment and...

A lack of oxygen in preterm birth impair hippocampal development

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Nearly 15 million babies are born prematurely, or before 37 weeks of pregnancy, around the world each year. When born too early, a baby’s immature respiratory center in the brain often fails to signal...