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A 150-year-old drug might improve radiation therapy for cancer

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a recent...

Eliminating emissions in India and China could add years to people’s lives

The 2.7 billion people who live in China and India -- more than a third of the world's population -- regularly breath some of...

Engineers speed up electrons in semiconductors

Researchers have sped up the movement of electrons in organic semiconductor films by two to three orders of magnitude. The speedier electronics could lead...

High-dose radiation therapy improves survival in patients once thought incurable

In the first randomized, phase II clinical trial of its kind, researchers have shown that an aggressive form of high-precision radiation therapy can greatly...

A step toward personalized, automated smart homes

Developing automated systems that track occupants and self-adapt to their preferences is a major next step for the future of smart homes. When you...

Mom and dad genes and the intricate process of gene regulation

If the genome is like computer hardware, then the epigenome is the software that turns certain genes on and others off. During development, the...

Kids’ sleep may suffer from moms’ tight work schedules

It may be tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying...

Are trigger warnings emotionally protective?

Do you like to see warnings about violent or other distressing content before watching a TV show or movie, or reading a book? New University...

Alligators and timing shed light on reproductive disorders

Researchers from the University of Georgia have discovered that timing of exposure is a key factor in how certain contaminants affect the reproductive system—information that...

No, we’re not all working for a bunch of psychopaths

If you’ve ever worked for an impulsive or vengeful boss, these headlines may not seem so far-fetched: “CEO is the profession with the most...