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Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research...

Arrested development: How brain damage impairs moral judgment

Would you lie on your income tax return to save money for your struggling family? Moral judgment calls like this one help weave the...

In one ear and out the other: Why we forget what...

Remember that sound bite you heard on the radio this morning? The grocery items your spouse asked you to pick up? Chances are, you...
Chicken pox vaccine saving children's lives

Well-child visits make lots of kids sick

New research shows that well-child doctor appointments for annual exams and vaccinations are associated with an increased risk of flu-like illnesses in children and...

A quicker, cheaper way to detect staph in the body

Chances are you won’t know you’ve got a staph infection until the test results come in, days after the symptoms first appear. But what...

Coming soon: Technology for safer driving

Windshields may highlight road signs and potential hazards Some automotive experts say that cars will virtually drive themselves some day. But until that day comes, drivers...

Odor receptors discovered in lungs

Your nose is not the only organ in your body that can sense cigarette smoke wafting through the air. Scientists at Washington University in...

Protein links liver cancer with obesity, alcoholism, and hepatitis

Obesity, alcoholism, and chronic hepatitis all increase the risk of getting liver cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Obesity...

Vaccine protects against lethal staph pneumonia

University of Iowa researchers have developed a new vaccine that protects against lethal pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, including drug-resistant strains like...

Scientists solve a decades-old mystery in the Earth’s upper atmosphere

New research published in the journal Nature resolves decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons...

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