6 Stories To Start Your Day

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See-through Skin

Posted: 17 Apr 2020 01:03 AM PDT

Baptised in artificial waters, connective tissues rejoice in pre-set harmony; their purpose reborn as receptive intercessors that ache to vicariously denounce the darkness. Transplanted behind shaded spots of vacant eyes the hazy light seeps through, its familiar brilliance skirting over resettled skin stretched taught as a drum; vibrating with the mute anticipation of re-imagined revelations. […]This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

The dangers of misinformation and neglecting linguistic minorities during a pandemic

Posted: 17 Apr 2020 12:55 AM PDT

By Fintan Burke The rapidly changing coronavirus pandemic means governments and health authorities need to act fast. But medical advice — and pleas for help — are being hindered by language barriers and misinformation online. Improving communication for vulnerable communities in particular has become a race against time. The pandemic has now led to roughly half […]
Watch that smell! Scents can regulate fat storage

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 03:32 PM PDT

Dr. Ayse Sena Mutlu, a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor’s Huffington Center On Aging, had an intriguing question. Is it possible to change the body’s fat storage without changing eating habits? Working with the laboratory worm C. elegans, Mutlu and her colleagues conducted a broad screen to investigate whether neurons can actively send signals that, without affecting feeding […]
With heavy wildfire-smoke inhalation may be heightened heartbeat-stoppage risk: Study

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 10:03 AM PDT

Exposure to heavy smoke during recent California wildfires raised the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests up to 70%, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops beating properly and can no longer […]
Advance could enable remote control of soft robots

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 09:35 AM PDT

Soft materials, such as rubber or polymers that can endure drastic changes to their shape, are promising for applications where flexibility and shapeshifting abilities are paramount. For example, these materials can be used to create soft robots suited for specialized tasks, ranging from medical devices that could navigate around inside the body to robots for […]
Dawn-to-sunset fasting associated with anti-cancer proteins

Posted: 16 Apr 2020 09:34 AM PDT

Doctors have said for years that a healthy diet can support a healthy body, but now researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found evidence that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat that can be beneficial. In a recent study published in the Journal of Proteomics and funded by National Institutes of Health, Dr. […]

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