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E-skin and pocket-sized diagnostic devices give patients the power back
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new bio-sensing technologies. Bio-sensors can detect and analyze data to give patients information on their heart...
The mighty seed: Best conservation practices consider both genetics, biology
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
Restoring diverse vegetation along the Atlantic seaboard after devastating hurricanes or replanting forests after destructive wildfires rests mightily upon one tiny but important ingredient: the seed.
New study assesses risks of extreme weather to North Texas roads, runways
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
A new study explains how climate change and extreme weather will significantly disrupt infrastructure across the Dallas-Fort Worth region by the end of the 21st century. The assessment found the risks to transportation infrastructure from storms are more likely to happen during the spring season. Re...
Researchers take step toward bringing precision medicine to all cancer patients
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
Researchers have developed and tested a new tool that searches for the most common genetic anomalies seen in cancer. The assay demonstrates the ability to make gene sequencing easier over a large volume of samples.
New app puts the world''s biodiversity in the palm of your hand
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
People can check out local wildlife wherever they are in the world with a new app that says what species of animals and plants might be nearby.
How the presence of conservation researchers affects wildlife
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
In a study that compared three sites within the Dja Conservation Complex in Cameroon, Africa, investigators found that the presence of a conservation research project acts as a deterrent to chimpanzee and gorilla poachers, and community awareness and involvement in research lead to an increased valu...
Ants'' movements hide mathematical patterns
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analyzing the trails of a species of Argentine ant. Studies like this could be applied to coordinate the mov...
Focus on the regional impact of climate change
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
The recently published Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin makes an important contribution to understanding variations in the climate. The report also captures the most important changes to the regional climate in the Kattegat and Baltic Sea areas, home to 90 million people.
New research will help forecast bad ozone days over the Western US
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
A strong connection between high ozone days in the western US during late spring and La Nina, an ocean-atmosphere phenomena that affects global weather patterns, has been identified by researchers. Recognizing this link offers insight for public health and air quality managers.
Political talk on Facebook mirrors political talk offline
Science Daily, May 12, 2015
Researchers found political discussions conducted on social networking sites like Facebook mirror traditional offline discussions and don''t provide a window into previously untapped participants in the political process. The study also revealed two kinds of behaviors people exhibit in discussing po...
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