Researchers Capture First Images Of Sub-Nano Pore Structures

Moore’s law marches on: In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scale for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and power usage of integrated circuits, say Semiconductor Research …continue reading

Scientists Uncover The Genetic Secrets That Allow Tibetans To Thrive In Thin Air

A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.

In the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team has identified a gene that allows Tibetans to live and work …continue reading

California Full-Service Partnership Program Is Cost Effective

Full-Service Partnerships (FSPs) are designed to do ‘whatever it takes’ to improve residential stability and mental health outcomes for homeless persons with serious mental illness. They are the cornerstone of California’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) — one of the largest mental health policy …continue reading

Canadian Video Game Takes Stroke Rehab To The Next Level

An innovative use of virtual reality is emerging as a major technique in brain recovery for stroke patients, Dr. Mindy Levin told the Canadian Stroke Congress yesterday.

“Our brains have an extraordinary plasticity which can limit the damage caused by some types of stroke,” …continue reading

Molecular Imaging Reveals Origin Of Acid Reflux Disease

Molecular imaging has uncovered what may be to blame for acid reflux disease, a painful and potentially dangerous illness that affects a sizeable percentage of the population. A study presented at SNM’s 57th Annual Meeting provides further evidence that the disease of the digestive …continue reading

Sleep Apnea Patients Using Oral Appliance Therapy Show High Efficacy And Compliance

According to new research presented on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, between 31 and 53 months after beginning oral appliance therapy, the sleep apnea treatment remained effective. Subjective daytime sleepiness, fatigue severity, and …continue reading

Climate Change Leading To Major Vegetation Shifts Around The World

Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit, according to a new analysis of global vegetation shifts led by a University of California, Berkeley, ecologist in collaboration with researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

In a …continue reading

Is Chocolate Milk A 'Natural' For Post-Exercise Recovery?

One of the best post-exercise recovery drinks could already be in your refrigerator, according to new research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference this week. In a series of four studies, researchers found that chocolate milk offered a recovery advantage to …continue reading

Tidy House, Fitter Body?

An Indiana University study that examined the relationship between physical activity and a range of variables involving urban residents’ homes and neighborhoods found that the inside of study subjects’ homes had more to do with higher physical activity levels than the sidewalks, lighting and …continue reading

Designing The Next Martian Rover

The concept of a wind-powered vehicle that can be used to explore the surface of Mars — a so-called “tumbleweed rover” that would roll over the surface of Mars like a tumbleweed — has been around for more than 10 years, but so far there …continue reading