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Medical Xpress / Microscopic 'nano-shuttles' may help drive degeneration of brain cells, research suggests

Tiny "nano-shuttles" transport a damaging cargo around the brain where it goes on to play a role in the degeneration of cells, a study has suggested.

20 minutes ago in Neuroscience
Tech Xplore / US Supreme Court to hear cases challenging tech firm immunity

The US Supreme Court, in a decision with potentially far-reaching ramifications, agreed on Monday to hear two cases challenging the legal immunity of internet companies from liability for content posted by their users.

15 minutes ago in Internet
Phys.org / Reducing molten salt's corrosive effect

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists recently demonstrated a low-temperature, safe route to purifying molten chloride salts that minimizes their ability to corrode metals. This method could make the salts useful for storing ...

1 hour ago in Chemistry
Medical Xpress / Hot summer nights bad for health: Climate change causes hotter nights, reducing sleep quality

A survey of residents from the city of Nagoya in central Japan has provided evidence of the negative impact of warmer nighttime summer temperatures on population health. In total, more than 1,200 residents filled out a sleep ...

57 minutes ago in Health
Medical Xpress / Weighted blankets found to increase melatonin

A new study from Uppsala University shows that using a weighted blanket at bedtime increases melatonin in young adults. This hormone increases in response to darkness, and some evidence suggests that it promotes sleep. The ...

57 minutes ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Psychological factors contribute to biological aging: Evidence from the aging rate in Chinese older adults

Aging clocks are statistical models that enable measurements of biological age, as opposed to chronological age. While the latter is determined by one's date of birth, the former depends on the intensity of aging processes ...

57 minutes ago in Gerontology & Geriatrics
Phys.org / Study shows how math, science identity in students affects college, career outcomes

If you ask someone if they are a math or science person, they may quickly tell you yes or no. It turns out that how people answer that question in ninth grade and even earlier not only can tell you what subjects they prefer ...

57 minutes ago in Other Sciences
Medical Xpress / Referral centers offer high success, low adversity for complex inferior vena cava filter retrievals

According to an article in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), large specialized referral systems for complex inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrievals can facilitate high success rates and low adverse event rates, ...

10 minutes ago in Radiology & Imaging
Medical Xpress / Study casts doubt on routine use of anesthesiologists in cataract surgery

Ophthalmologists may be able to safely cut back on having anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists routinely at bedside during cataract surgery, which accounts for more than 2 million surgeries per year in the U.S., according ...

56 minutes ago in Ophthalmology
Medical Xpress / Study finds clinical trial eligibility criteria commonly exclude people with disabilities

Despite constituting the largest minority group in the U.S. and expressing interest in participating in clinical trials, people with disabilities remain excluded. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's ...

31 minutes ago in Medical research
Tech Xplore / Playing nice: How self-driving cars and human-driven cars could share the road

Akin to when Model Ts traveled alongside horses and buggies, autonomous vehicles (AVs) and human-driven vehicles (HVs) will someday share road. How to best manage the rise of AVs is the topic of a new Carnegie Mellon policy ...

56 minutes ago in Automotive
Medical Xpress / Masks saw more than 90% of deaf people struggle to communicate during pandemic

Mandatory mask wearing saw more than 90% of deaf people struggle to communicate during the pandemic, University of Essex research has revealed. It also discovered that 76% missed vital information and 59% felt disconnected ...

39 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry