Applied physics helps decipher causes of sudden death
Sudden cardiac death accounts for approximately 10% of natural deaths, most of which are due to ventricular fibrillation. Each year it causes 300,000 deaths in the United States. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the transition to calcium alternans, an arrhythmia associated with ...
Cancer and chemobrain: Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive function
Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the disease.
Forming school networks to educate ''the new mainstream''
While responding to shifting student demographics, new support networks form among teachers and between schools, according to a new study of a group of schools moving from monolingual to bilingual instruction to serve increasingly diverse student populations.
Impacts of Gulf oil spill on marine organisms on Gulf coast
Researchers have determined the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marine organisms such as oysters, conch, shrimp, corals as well as marine plankton (microalgae or phytoplankton, rotifers or zooplankton), which provide the basis of coastal and oceanic food webs.
Seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill, study shows
Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in 2010, many people were concerned that seafood was contaminated by either the oil or dispersants used to keep the oil from washing ashore. A new study found that all seafood tested so far has shown "remarkably low contaminant levels," based on FDA standard...
''Real-time'' feedback, ''pay for performance'' improve physician practice, hospital safety
Hospitals may reach higher safety and quality levels with programs that give physicians real-time feedback about evidence-based care and financial incentives for providing it, research shows.
Devices or divisive: Mobile technology in the classroom
Little is known about what teachers think about how mobile technology in the classroom will affect the development of students'' non-cognitive skills, such as empathy, self-control, problem solving, and teamwork.
New research shows how to tackle obesity
One size does not fit all when it comes to tackling obesity, according to a new study. Researchers looking at how to tackle England''s country''s obesity issue and found that currently individuals are often treated the same regardless of how healthy they are, where they live or their behavioral char...
Understanding thermo-mechanical properties of a new class of materials
Scientists describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties.
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A molecular mechanism responsible for making malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins, the leading class of antimalarial drugs, has been discovered by researchers. Artemisinins are powerful drugs that have the most rapid action of all current drugs against the parasite species that causes the mos...