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New Material Traps Airborne Radioactive Elements

Posted July 21st, 2014 at 7:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have come up with a technique that could make cleaning radioactive elements from the air, such as krypton, xenon and radon, easier and cheaper than current technologies. While those radioactive materials naturally mix in the air, the quantities are usually low — typically less than one part per million. The international research team from […]

Real-time Flu Forecasting Proves Successful in Large-scale Test

Posted December 3rd, 2013 at 9:02 pm (UTC+0)
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A flu forecasting system that uses some of the same techniques as modern weather forecasting was not only able to  predict the timing of the 2012-2013 influenza season, but was able to do so nine weeks before the flu season peaked. Columbia University researchers say there were able to correctly predict that flu activity in […]

For Obese Kids, Serious Health Issues Can Start Early

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 8:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Obese children face many more immediate health issues and are at increased risk for medical, mental and developmental problems than was previously thought, according to a new report. The study based on UCLA research found that obese children – those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) in the 95th percentile or above - are nearly two times more likely […]

Scientist Discover Way to Lose Weight Without Dieting

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm (UTC+0)
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British scientists have found you can lose weight without dieting – by replacing high-fat foods with their low-fat counterparts. Writing in the British Medical Journal,  researchers from the University of East Anglia found that people who switched out high-fat foods with low-fat substitutes lost about 1.6 kg over six months without any additional dieting. They […]

Manmade Retina Could Restore Vision to Millions

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 10:45 pm (UTC+0)
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A new prosthetic retina could restore eyesight to millions of people suffering from a common cause of blindness – age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Usually affecting people over 50, AMD causes a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula, or macula lutea) due to damage to the retina.  This condition can […]

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