Science

USF researchers expect no major red tide outbreaks on Florida’s west coast this year

IMAGE: USF scientists have used their research to develop red tide prediction models. view more Credit: University of South FloridaTAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2016) - Research conducted by a team from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and the ...

Undergraduates uncover mechanism tied to plant height

IMAGE: Brian Dilkes (left), Purdue University associate professor of biochemistry, and his graduate student, Norman Best, led a class exercise that identified a mutation that keeps a certain sunflower variety short. view more Credit: Purdue University / Tom CampbellWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - ...

New model recreates early spread of Parkinson’s disease in the brain

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Aug. 8, 2016)--They're two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson's disease research--where does the disease start? And how can it be stopped early in the process?Now, a new laboratory model of Parkinson's is giving scientists an inside look at ...

Novel technology may prevent burn scars

A group of researchers from Tel Aviv University and Harvard University has devised a new non-invasive method to prevent burn scarring caused by the proliferation of collagen cells. They are using short, pulsed electric fields prevent the formation of burn-related hypertrophic scars ...

Icy telescope throws cold water on sterile neutrino theory

Jim Haugen, IceCube/NSFAn optical sensor begins its 2,500-metre journey down a borehole to become part of the IceCube neutrino detector in Antarctica.An observatory buried deep in Antarctic ice has reported the results of its search for an hypothesized elusive particle called the ...

Accounting for ozone

IMAGE: Instrumented NASA P-3 aircraft flies by the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory during a field campaign in summer 2014. view more Credit: Will von Dauster/ NOAAThe first peer-reviewed study to directly quantify how emissions from oil and gas activities influence summertime ozone pollution ...

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD, substance-use disorder

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published in the ...

Insurance status impacts survival in men with testicular cancer

BOSTON -- Men with testicular cancer who were uninsured or on Medicaid had a higher risk of death from what is normally a curable disease than insured patients, a new study found.The findings, published in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer ...

From unconventional laser beams to a more robust imaging wave

IMAGE: Creating a more robust terahertz wave from an Airy beam. view more Credit: (Graphic by Michael Osadciw/University of Rochester)Here's the scene: a suspicious package is found in a public place. The police are called in and clear the area. Forced to ...

Subduction zone earthquakes off Oregon, Washington more frequent than previous estimates

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new analysis suggests that massive earthquakes on northern sections of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, affecting areas of the Pacific Northwest that are more heavily populated, are somewhat more frequent than has been believed in the past.The chance of ...

USC quantum computing researchers reduce quantum information processing errors

Quantum computing remains mysterious and elusive to many, but USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers might have taken us one step closer to bring such super-powered devices to practical reality. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Information Sciences Institute is home ...

Hopes for revolutionary new LHC particle dashed

Stefano Dal Pozzolo/Contrasto/eyevine The CMS (pictured) was one of two experiments that saw a potential new particle late last year.It would have been bigger than finding the Higgs boson and marked the beginning of a new era in particle physics. But new ...