Studies

Breaking research from science, medicine and technology.

A way of using nanoparticles to investigate the mechanisms underlying ‘mystery’ cases of infertility has been developed by scientists at Oxford University. The technique, published in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, could eventually help researchers to discover the causes behind cases of unexplained infertility and …

Ocean acidification impairs digestion in marine organisms, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers from Sweden and Germany have studied the larval stage of green sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. The results show that the animals have problems digesting food …

Micro- and nano-electromechanical devices, referred to as MEMS and NEMS, are ubiquitous. These nanoscale machines with movable parts are used, for example, to trigger cars’ airbags following a shock. Mexican physicists have studied the mechanical and electrical stability of MEMS and NEMS, depending on the …

Achieving a global climate agreement soon could be crucial for the objective to keep global mean temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The challenges of meeting the long-term target will otherwise increase drastically both in terms of the required emissions reductions and economic impacts. …read …

November 15, 2013 by D’Vera Cohn, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Danielle Cuddington Remittances to Spanish-speaking Latin American countries overall have recovered from a decline during the recent recession, with the notable exception of Mexico, according to World Bank data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Migrants’ …

Australian botanists have described a unique new species of sedge (family Cyperaceae, which includes Papyrus and Chinese Water Chestnut) from the mist-shrouded mountains of Tasmania. Lepidosperma monticola is a small plant that is only known from the south-west of the island. The study describing this …

Despite proven treatments, blood pressure control is still a challenge in the United States. Local, regional and national programs that use coordinated care and multiple resources, including an evidence-based hypertension treatment algorithm, are needed to reduce and control blood pressure. …read more Source: EurekAlert

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