Studies

Breaking research from science, medicine and technology.

How do you detect a “botnet,” a network of computers infected with malware — so-called zombies — that allow a third party to take control of those machines? The answer may lie in a statistical tool first published in 1966 and brought into the digital …

IVF may be offered at a more reasonable price and made available to a larger part of the world population. Other quality studies are needed to determine the reduction in cost and the prospect of different patient groups using this simplified approach. …read more Source: …

Patients transported to hospital by helicopter have a better chance of surviving traumatic injuries than those transported by ground ambulance despite having more severe injuries and needing more surgical interventions, states a study published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery. …read more Source: EurekAlert

People living with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder, appear to function at a level comparable to their healthier peers, according to a cross-sectional study published online in advance of print in Clinical Rheumatology. The study from researchers at Tufts reveals that people living with Sjögren’s …

Every day we can see order turn into disorder — for instance when intricate ice crystals melt. But sometimes, disorder can also turn into perfectly ordered structures. At the Vienna University of Technology, physicists studied particles with inhomogeneous surface charge which can spontaneously create two …

The protein STAT1 is involved in defending the body against pathogens and for inhibiting tumor development. If the levels of the protein are out of balance, disease may result. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have developed a mouse whose STAT1 levels can …

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