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  • 'Liquid biopsy' predicts lymphoma therapy success within days
    A blood test can predict which patients with a type of cancer called diffuse large B cell lymphoma are likely to respond positively to initial therapy and which are likely to need more aggressive treatment, according to a multicenter study.... Read more »
  • Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women
    Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women.... Read more »
  • Researchers turn tracking codes into 'clouds' to authenticate genuine 3-D printed parts
    A team has found a way to prove the provenance of 3-D printed parts by embedding QR (Quick Response) codes in an innovative way for unique device identification. The researchers describe converting QR codes into 3-D features so that that they neither compromise the part's integrity nor announce themselves to... Read more »
  • Adults play a key role in children's participation in school recess
    When adults are participants in school recess -- leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts are mediated quickly -- children are more likely to be engaged in recess activities, a new study has found.... Read more »
  • Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap
    Damage caused by natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermaths have increased wealth inequality between races in the United States, according to new research.... Read more »
  • Researchers discover link between magnetic field strength and temperature
    (American Institute of Physics) Researchers recently discovered that the strength of the magnetic field required to elicit a particular quantum mechanical process corresponds to the temperature of the material. Based on this finding, scientists can determine a sample's temperature to a resolution of one cubic micron by measuring the field... Read more »
  • Progress toward plugging an antibiotic pump
    (DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Using computer modeling, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are helping to develop the means to prevent deaths from infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.... Read more »
  • Proposal seeks to improve assessment of drug risks
    (North Carolina State University) A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe. The changes focus on addressing use and abuse separately, collecting input from a broader range of stakeholders, and targeting substance-specific experts for drug... Read more »
  • Researchers succeed in imaging quantum events
    (Bar-Ilan University) An international group led by Professor Beena Kalisky and Professor Aviad Frydman, from the Department of Physics and the Institute for Nanotechnology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, has succeeded in imaging quantum fluctuations for the first time. In their experiment, published today in Nature Physics, not only were... Read more »
  • Gene therapy vectors carrying the telomerase gene do not increase the risk of cancer
    (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have shown in a new study that the gene therapy with telomerase that they have developed, and which has proven to be effective in mice against diseases caused by excessive telomere shortening and aging, does... Read more »