Category: Science

Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients 0

Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patients

Experts have compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients. …read more

New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered 0

New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

Researchers show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA. …read more

NASA’s MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted magnetic tail 0

NASA’s MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted magnetic tail

Mars has an invisible magnetic ‘tail’ that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. …read more

New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds 0

New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds

New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life. …read more

Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data, expert says 0

Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data, expert says

Americans should be concerned about how health and wellness apps collect, save and share their personal health data, a medical media expert says. …read more

Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California 0

Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California

Environmental disturbances such as El NiƱo shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ocean remains largely constant over time. …read more

Three million Americans carry loaded handguns daily, study finds 0

Three million Americans carry loaded handguns daily, study finds

An estimated 3 million adult American handgun owners carry a firearm loaded and on their person on a daily basis, and 9 million do so on a monthly basis, new research indicates. The vast majority cited protection as their primary reason for carrying a firearm. It is the first research in more than 20 years to scrutinize why, how often, and in what manner US adults carry loaded handguns. …read more

New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in Southwestern US 0

New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in Southwestern US

A fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct 15, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied. The fossil is approximately 76 million years old and is likely an individual of the species Teratophoneus curriei. …read more

Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summer 0

Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summer

New statistical simulations suggest that Northern Hemisphere flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer at the tail end of the normal flu season, according to a new study. …read more