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Blood type O patients may have higher risk of death from severe trauma

May 1, 2018 - 8:58pm
Blood type O is associated with high death rates in severe trauma patients, according to a study that involved 901 Japanese emergency care patients.
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Apps for children should emphasize parent and child choice, researchers say

May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
Parents don't need to fear their children playing with iPads and other devices, researchers say. Mindful play with an adult, combined with thoughtful design features, can prove beneficial to young developing minds. New research shows that thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions facilitated the same kind of play and development as analog toys.
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Extreme mobility of mantis shrimp eyes

May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
New research has uncovered fresh findings about the most mobile eyes in the animal kingdom -- the eyes of the mantis shrimp.
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Vitamin D improves weight gain and brain development in malnourished children

May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study.
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To improve future relationship with your kids, turn up the music

May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
Children who grow up listening to music with their parents report having better quality relationships with their moms and dads when they reach young adulthood, researchers found.
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Researchers study how to improve southern sea otter survival

May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
Analysis of 13 years of demographic and genetic data from 1,006 sea otters to assess multiple effective population size estimators, as well as temporal trends in genetic diversity and population genetic structure, show a need for development of new delisting criteria for the southern sea otter.
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Traffic-related pollution linked to risk of asthma in children

May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm
New research suggests that long-term exposure to traffic-related pollution significantly increases the risk of pediatric asthma, especially in early childhood. Children living within a football field's length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of pediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away.
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For high school baseball pitchers, extra throws on game day add up but go uncounted

May 1, 2018 - 5:33pm
For high school baseball pitchers, limiting throws during a game helps to prevent fatigue and injuries. But nearly half the number of pitches -- ones thrown during warm-ups and in the bullpen -- are typically not counted, adding significantly to a pitcher's risk of injury, new findings show.
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Deer fawns more likely to survive in agricultural landscapes than forest

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
The cruel truth is that throughout the white-tailed deer's range only about half of all fawns live to see their first birthday -- most are killed by predators. However, they have a much better chance of surviving if they are born in farmland rather than in forest, according to researchers.
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One detector doesn't 'fit all' for smoke in spacecraft

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Researchers describe how they looked at the smoke particles produced by five materials commonly used aboard crewed spacecraft, defined their characteristics and evaluated how well they could be detected by two traditional smoke detection systems.
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Dehydration prompts more blood feeding by mosquitoes

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Biologists have found that dry conditions prompted house mosquitoes to seek a blood meal. This could explain why researchers have found higher rates of disease transmission during droughts.
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Taking the guesswork out of discovering new high-entropy alloys

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Scientists have developed a method of computational analysis that can help predict the composition and properties of as-yet unmade high performance alloys.
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Study challenges 'shock and kill' approach to eliminating HIV

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Researchers have provided new insight into the cellular processes behind the 'shock and kill' approach to curing HIV, which they say challenges the effectiveness of the treatment.
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Single injection treats hemophilia B for life, in proof-of-concept study

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Researchers have demonstrated in mice that hemophilia B can be treated for life with one single injection containing disease-free liver cells that can produce their missing clotting factor.
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Mercury Rising: New evidence that volcanism triggered the late Devonian extinction

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
The late Devonian extinction, about 370 million years ago, is one of the 'Big Five.' It killed up to 80 percent of species, obliterating the lavish Devonian coral reef ecosystem. The final pulse in this multi-step crisis, called the Frasnian-Famennian event, was its most devastating. But what, exactly, did the killing?
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Environmental impact of electric vehicles in China? It depends on how they are charged

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Electric vehicles play a key role in China's plan to improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions but, with the majority of China's electricity still coming from coal-fired power plants, many question just how effective this strategy will be. Now, researchers have found that how electric vehicles are charged -- whether in the low-energy slow mode or high-energy fast mode -- plays a significant role in the reduction of CO2 and the integration of wind energy.
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Sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution

May 1, 2018 - 2:18pm
Tiny pieces of plastic could be jeopardizing sensitive sea turtle nesting beaches.
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Formate prevents most folic acid-resistant neural tube defects in mice

May 1, 2018 - 2:17pm
A multi-institutional research team has developed a novel folic acid-resistant neural tube defect mouse model of the human condition by silencing the Slc25a32 gene, and, in most of the mutant mice, neural tube defects can be prevented by formate supplementation.
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A reimagined future for sustainable nanomaterials

May 1, 2018 - 2:17pm
Engineered nanomaterials hold great promise for medicine, electronics, water treatment, and other fields. But when the materials are designed without critical information about environmental impacts at the start of the process, their long-term effects could undermine those advances. A team of researchers hopes to change that.
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Down side of being dubbed 'class clown'

May 1, 2018 - 2:17pm
Being dubbed the class clown by teachers and peers has negative social repercussions for third-grade boys that may portend developmental and academic consequences for them, researchers found.
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