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First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform...

Polyploidal cancer cells—cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome—are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and...

HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine

HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), even when their immune system is struggling, according to newly published results of an...

A new twist makes for better steel, researchers find

Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique, described...

Hangovers do not seem to have much influence on the time...

Many if not most people during their lives have experienced a hangover. Some people believe that hangovers might delay subsequent drinking through pain and...

Big differences in concussion risk between football helmets

Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers...

New boron nanomaterial may be possible

Researchers from Brown University have shown experimentally that a boron-based competitor to graphene is a very real possibility. Graphene has been heralded as a wonder...

Fewer cold snaps: Mangroves head north

Mangrove forests have been expanding northward along the Atlantic coast of Florida for the last few decades not because of a general warming trend,...

High mortality in Central Southern states most likely due to smoking

Between 1965 and 2004, the distribution of states with the highest mortality changed dramatically. In 1965, the states with the highest mortality (Rhode Island, Alaska,...

Parasitic DNA proliferates in aging tissues

The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with “parasitic” strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout...

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from...

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