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  • Antibodies linked to heart attacks
    Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune co-morbidity, a study reports.... Read more »
  • Brain wave device enhances memory function
    The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance, according to new research.... Read more »
  • Mars: Oxygen-rich, life-supporting liquid water?
    Given the right circumstances, water on Mars could hold more oxygen than previously believed, theoretically enough to support aerobic respiration, new research suggests.... Read more »
  • NASA's first image of Mars from a CubeSat
    NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO -- which stands for Mars Cube One -- has Mars in sight.... Read more »
  • How rants on social media can come back to haunt you
    Cognitive scientist used millions of chat room messages to study how positive and negative messages reflected back to their senders.... Read more »
  • The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
    (Frontiers) A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff.... Read more »
  • Ferroelectricity -- an 80-year-old mystery solved
    (Linköping University) Only now in 2018 have researchers successfully demonstrated that hypothetical 'particles' that were proposed by Franz Preisach in 1935 actually exist. In an article published in Nature Communications, scientists from the universities in Linköping and Eindhoven show why ferroelectric materials act as they do.... Read more »
  • Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) An advance by MIT researchers could make it possible to produce tiny spectrometers that are just as accurate and powerful as their benchtop counterparts but could be mass produced using standard chip-making processes.... Read more »
  • Collaboration yields possible treatment for rare neurodegenerative disorder
    (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Read how a discovery in bacteria in the 1980s led to a promising new class of compounds for treatment of PKAN, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.... Read more »
  • New kind of compound shows early promise against prostate cancer
    (NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new type of molecule blocks the action of genes that drive the growth of therapy-resistant prostate cancer.... Read more »