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Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill

University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. Under relaxed conditions outside a formal educational setting, 15 first-year medical students...

Vital Signs: Tobacco Product Use Among Middle ...

In 2018, 4.04 million high school students and 840,000 middle school students currently used any tobacco product; e-cigarettes were the most commonly used product. Driven by an increase in e-cigarette use, current tobacco product use significantly increased among high school and middle school ...

Learning transistor mimics the brain

                A new transistor based on organic materials has been developed by scientists at Linköping University. It has the ability to learn, and is equipped with both short-term and long-term memory. The work is a major step on the way to creating technology that mimics the human...

Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond groves

Almond growers rent upwards of 1.5 million colonies of honeybees a year, at a cost of around $300 million. Without the bees, there would be no almonds, and there are nowhere near enough native bees to take up the task of pollinating the trees responsible for more than 80 percent of the world’s...

Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health, study says

Jeroen Raes of the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology and the Catholic University of Leuven drew on medical tests and GP records to look for links between depression, quality of life and microbes lurking in the faeces of more than 1,000 people enrolled in the Flemish Gut Flora Project.

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Want Healthier Eating Habits? Start with a workout. - UT News

The new study, published recently in the International Journal of Obesity, looked at 2,680 young adults who were not exercising regularly or dieting. Scientists found that after exercising  for several weeks, formerly sedentary study participants were more likely to choose foods like lean meat...

America colonisation ‘cooled climate’

"The Great Dying of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas led to the abandonment of enough cleared land that the resulting terrestrial carbon uptake had a detectable impact on both atmospheric CO₂ and global surface air temperatures," Alexander Koch and colleagues write in their paper publish...

NASA's Opportunity Rover Feared Dead: "An Honorable Death"

On the week of the 15th anniversary of NASA's Opportunity rover's touchdown, officials are acknowledging that it could be permanently out of commission.

“This could be the end,” principal investigator Steven Squyres told the New York Times on Friday. “Under the assumption that this is ...












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