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Even Damaged Livers Can Handle Life-Saving Medication

Feb. 28, 2020 — Doctors used to make patients with drug-induced liver injury stop taking all their medications until the liver healed, but this could be dangerous. Now, researchers report in two recent papers that ... read more

Why Is There Any Matter in the Universe at All? New Study Sheds Light

Feb. 28, 2020 — Scientists have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever ... read more

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Imaging Features Overlap With SARS and MERS

Feb. 28, 2020 — Although COVID-19's imaging features are variable and nonspecific, the findings thus far do show ''significant overlap'' with those of severe acute respiratory syndrome and ... read more

COVID-19 a Reminder of the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Feb. 28, 2020 — The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research ... read more

Physiotherapy Could Be Done at Home Using Virtual Reality

Feb. 28, 2020 — Virtual reality could help physiotherapy patients complete their exercises at home successfully thanks to researchers who managed to combine VR technology with 3D motion ... read more

Hunter-Gatherer Networks Accelerated Human Evolution

Feb. 28, 2020 — Humans began developing a complex culture as early as the Stone Age. This development was brought about by social interactions between various groups of hunters and gatherers, a new study has now ... read more

Betelgeuse: A Massive Star's Dying Breaths

Feb. 28, 2020 — Betelgeuse has been the center of significant media attention lately. The red supergiant is nearing the end of its life, and when a star over 10 times the mass of the Sun dies, it goes out in ... read more

Containing Methane and Its Contribution to Global Warming

Feb. 28, 2020 — Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term. A new study shows that it is possible to ... read more

When Should You Eat to Manage Your Weight? Breakfast, Not Late-Night Snacks

Feb. 28, 2020 — The balance between weight gain and weight gain loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get. But another important factor is often ... read more

Male-Killing Bacteria Linked to Butterfly Color Changes

Feb. 28, 2020 — Like many poisonous animals, the African monarch butterfly's orange, white and black pattern warns predators that it is toxic. Warning patterns like this are usually consistent across ... read more

Highlighting Product Greenness May Put Consumers Off Buying

Feb. 28, 2020 — New research suggests that companies looking to promote their latest environmentally friendly product should downplay its green credentials if they want consumers to buy it. By highlighting green ... read more

Antioxidant Supplements Do Not Improve Male Fertility

Feb. 28, 2020 — Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new ... read more

Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study

Feb. 28, 2020 — How a study aimed at assessing the wildlife impacts of domestic cats was foiled by the mysterious ingredients of cat ... read more

How Much Does Black Carbon Contribute to Climate Warming?

Feb. 28, 2020 — Black carbon particles -- more commonly known as soot -- absorb heat in the atmosphere. For years, scientists have known that these particles are having an effect on Earth's warming climate, but ... read more

An Iron-Clad Asteroid

Feb. 28, 2020 — Mineralogists have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon in soil samples from the asteroid 'Itokawa': the surface of the celestial body is covered with tiny hair-shaped iron crystals. ... read more

DNA Discovery Can Lead to New Types of Cancer Drugs

Feb. 28, 2020 — Researchers have discovered that our cells replicate their DNA much more loosely than previously thought. The new knowledge might be useful for developing novel treatments against aggressive forms of ... read more

Paleontologists Discover Why the Oceans Are So Diverse

Feb. 28, 2020 — Slow, steady evolution in animal groups that contain many different ecological lifestyles has been a key buffer against extinction, the new research ... read more

The Enemy Within: How a Killer Hijacked One of Nature's Oldest Relationships

Feb. 28, 2020 — Researchers have discovered how a notorious pathogen may have hijacked one of nature's most enduring mutual ... read more

New Tool Aims to Assist Military Logistics in Evacuating Noncombatants

Feb. 28, 2020 — Researchers have developed a computational model that can be used to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian ... read more

Immunology: Tonsils as a Testbed

Feb. 28, 2020 — Biomedical researchers have isolated immune cells from human tonsils obtained following routine surgery, and used them to analyze aspects of the immune response and test the effects of ... read more