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January 11, 2014
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Dead Star and Distant Black Holes Dazzle in X-Rays

Two new views from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, showcase the telescope’s talent for spying objects near and far. One image shows the energized remains of a dead star, a structure nicknamed the “Hand of God” after its … Continue reading

December 26, 2013
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U.S. ranks near bottom among industrialized nations in efficiency of health care spending

UCLA, McGill study also shows women fare worse than men in most countries A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that the United States health care system ranks … Continue reading

August 31, 2013
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Morphing manganese

UD researchers report new discovery in ‘Science’ about manganese in aquatic environments An often-overlooked form of manganese, an element critical to many life processes, is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known, according to a study led by … Continue reading

July 29, 2013
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A constitutional right to health care

UCLA-led study shows that many countries have it, but not the U.S. Uruguay has it. So does Latvia, and Senegal. In fact, more than half of the world’s countries have some degree of a guaranteed, specific right to public health … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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Second-generation Immigrants Outperform Mainstream Populations in the US, Canada, and Australia

TORONTO, ON – A new study published by the Social Science Research journal reveals that second-generation Chinese and South Asian immigrants in the US, Canada, and Australia are more successful than the respective mainstream populations (third- and higher-generation whites). Jeffrey … Continue reading

May 9, 2012
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Biologists Turn Back the Clock to Understand Evolution of Sex Differences

Battles of sexes shown to spur adaptive sex differences Sex differences account for some of the most of the spectacular traits in nature: the wild colours of male guppies, the plumage of peacocks, tusks on walruses and antlers on moose. … Continue reading

January 28, 2012
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Biologically Best

*The U’s active learning biology courses garner attention* What if you could remove lead from a person’s blood with a bacterial protein that snags the toxic metal? Or treat spinal cord injury by shutting off a gene that prevents nerve … Continue reading

January 20, 2012
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What Bacteria Don’t Know Can Hurt Them

Many infections, even those caused by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria, resist treatment.  This paradox has vexed physicians for decades, and makes some infections impossible to cure. A key cause of this resistance is that bacteria become starved for nutrients during infection.  Starved … Continue reading