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Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground. The nanoreporter...

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that could benefit people suffering from depression. A team of physician-scientists at UT Southwestern has identified a major mechanism by...

Using a new approach to more accurately determine time of death in stillbirths, researchers from different institutions in the United States have found that both restricted and excessive foetal growth are...

When humans are suffering from an infection, it is common to become fatigued and to want to sleep more than usual. Two studies on fruit flies published online ahead of print in the journal Sleep suggest that this...

Myelin is an electrical insulating material which facilitates rapid transmission of neuronal signals along axons of nerve cells. Up until now, it has been assumed that myelin is uniformly distributed along the...

Listening to religious music has a positive impact on the mental health of older people according to a new study published in the journal The Gerontologist. The study from a team of researchers in different US...

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered...

There is no evidence for a clinically significant association between vitamin D levels and menopause-related symptoms in post-menopausal women. This is the overall finding of a study from the Women's Health...