- If you want an antibiotic, see your doctor later in the day
- Through the combining glass
- Tumors might grow faster at night
- Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud, cherry-picking
- Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
- Robotic solutions inspired by plants
- Liquid DNA behind virus attacks
- Key to identifying spiders in international cargo
- Evolving plumbing system beneath Greenland slows ice sheet as summer progresses
- Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 02:43 PM PDT
Doctors appeared to 'wear down' during their morning and afternoon clinic sessions, and antibiotic prescribing rates increased the later the day got. "This corresponds to about 5 percent more patients receiving antibiotics at the end of a clinic session compared to the beginning," explained a reseracher. "Remedies for this problem might include different schedules, shorter sessions, more breaks or maybe even snacks."
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 08:40 AM PDT
Trying on clothes when a shop is closed could become a reality thanks to new research that uses semi-transparent mirrors in interactive systems. The system could change the way people interact and collaborate in public spaces, such as museums and shop windows.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 06:46 AM PDT
A hormone that keeps us alert also suppresses the spread of cancer, researchers have discovered. The study suggests, therefore, that nighttime is the right time for cancer to grow and spread in the body, and that administering certain treatments in time with the body's day-night cycle could boost their efficiency.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 05:53 AM PDT
One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing their own hypotheses, researchers say.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 05:51 AM PDT
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. Scientists have now confirmed that quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to the stimuli around them. Quantum mechanics promises to revolutionize the world of communications and computers by introducing algorithms which are much quicker and more secure in transferring information.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 05:51 AM PDT
Researchers are demonstrating revolutionary robotic techniques inspired by plants, featuring a 3D-printed 'trunk', 'leaves' that sense the environment and 'roots' that grow and change direction.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 05:49 AM PDT
Viruses can convert their DNA from solid to fluid form, which explains how viruses manage to eject DNA into the cells of their victims. This has been shown in two new studies carried out by Lund University in Sweden.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 03:59 PM PDT
Spiders found in international cargo brought into North America are sometimes misidentified, which can lead to costly and unwarranted eradication measures. A new study provides a key to identifying spiders commonly found in international cargo.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:30 AM PDT
For the first time, researchers directly observed multiple parts of Greenland's subglacial plumbing system and how that system evolves each summer to slow down the ice sheet's movement toward the sea. These new observations could be important in accurately modeling Greenland's future response to climate change.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 10:25 AM PDT
Resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne, researchers have found. The team also found that combining resveratrol with a common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, may enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria and could translate into new treatments.
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