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By Newsroom On Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Diabetes could cause up to 12% of US deaths

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest—a new analysis shows. For a new study, published in PLOS More...

By Newsroom On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Space changed gut bacteria of these twin astronauts

Researchers studying the gut microbes of Scott and Mark Kelly, NASA astronauts and identical twin brothers, have found that spaceflight causes changes, but it’s not clear what the changes mean. The research is More...

By Newsroom On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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No headaches: VR headsets that adjust to your eyes

Engineers are developing virtual reality headsets that can adapt how they display images to account for factors like eyesight and age that affect how we actually see. Current VR headsets can’t account for differences More...

By Newsroom On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Mars volcano erupted nonstop for 2 billion years

An unusual meteorite found in Algeria in 2012 shows that at some point in its 4.5-billion-year history, Mars had a single volcano that erupted continuously for more than 2 billion years. “We’ve never seen anything More...

By Newsroom On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Are personality traits ‘contagious’ at preschool?

Personality traits are “contagious” among preschoolers who spend time together, new research shows. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, suggests environment—not just More...

By Newsroom On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Astronauts’ brains change shape in space

Astronauts’ brains compress and expand in space, MRIs before and after missions show. Researchers say the findings could have implications for treating other health conditions that affect brain function. The study, More...

By Newsroom On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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We save coral reefs and then sea stars eat them

A study that may sound a new alarm for endangered corals shows that small marine protected areas may be especially vulnerable to attack by crown-of-thorns sea stars (Acanthaster species), which can devastate reefs. The More...

By Newsroom On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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For better skin grafts, take just one layer

Research shows that a skin-graft harvesting system aids chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year More...

By Newsroom On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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You can only learn so much before needing to snooze

Sleep recalibrates the brain’s memory cells, allowing us to solidify what we’ve learned and use it when next awake, new evidence from mice indicates. Sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, and sleeping pills More...

By Newsroom On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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How the 1950s made Pat Boone a rock star

If music historians, not critics, chose which acts to induct into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the selections would likely differ, says Richard Aquila. They might even include Pat Boone. While some early rock More...