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You should be ashamed — or maybe not

Shame on you. These three simple words can temporarily — or, when used too often, permanently — destroy an individual's sense of value and...

A New Method to Increase Sepsis Survival

Sepsis, the body’s response to severe infections, kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. On average, 30 percent of those...

Contamination from California Gold Rush keeps cropping up

An unintended legacy of California's gold rush, which began in 1848, endures today in the form of mercury-laden sediment. New research by Michael Singer,...

Extinction, overfishing threats can be predicted decades before population declines

A new UC Santa Barbara study shows that threats created by overfishing can be identified decades before the fish species at risk experience high...

Dueling infections: 1 keeps the other at bay

If the idea of hookworms makes you shudder, consider this: Those pesky intestinal parasites may actually help your body ward off other infections, and...

Overthinking Can Be Detrimental to Human Performance

Trying to explain riding a bike is difficult because it is an implicit memory. The body knows what to do, but thinking about the...

Parasites affect the food web more than you think

Parasites are ubiquitous. They feed on virtually every animal and even on each other. Yet, for all the parasites' collective contributions to biomass and biodiversity,...

Study finds massive flux of gas, in addition to liquid oil,...

Athens, Ga. -- A new University of Georgia study that is the first to examine comprehensively the magnitude of hydrocarbon gases released during the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil discharge has found that up to 500,000 tons of gaseous hydroca...

U of M computer science researchers provide insight into how we...

The rise of social media has allowed people to connect and re-connect with friends, colleagues and family from across the world. A new paper by University of Minnesota computer scientists in the College of Science and Engineering provides insights i...

Scripps Research scientists find measles’ natural nemesis

LA JOLLA, CA -- January 20, 2011 -- Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that a known enzyme in cells protects against measles virus, likely by altering the virus's genetic material, RNA. Cells lacking the enzyme become highly v...

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