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  1. Working, volunteering could reduce disablement in seniors, study finds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers. Posted: 2016-08-08 16:04:56 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  2. Playground zoning increases physical activity during recess

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... researchers have found that zones with specific games can improve physical activity, improving a child's chance of engaging in the recommended 60 minutes of 'play per day,' an effort endorsed by many health ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  3. Researchers modifying surface properties of materials to obtain specific properties at a lower cost

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Three types of functional coatings have been developed that are resistant to microorganisms and have self-cleaning and anti-reflective properties. By modifying the surface of paints he has managed to vary ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  4. Small molecules to help make SMARTER cereals

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers are rethinking plant breeding strategies to improve the development of new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties. They say small gene-regulating molecules found in plant cells (known ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  5. Researchers have discovered a mechanism that allows cancer to survive without glucose

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research provides important clues that might help understand the resistance to drugs that 'starve' tumors, and also how cancer cells manage to survive in the center of the tumor mass, where barely ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  6. Negative attention from teachers can lead to more negative student behaviors

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have developed a new method for observing and measuring teacher interaction with every child in a classroom. As a result of testing this method within K-3 classrooms, they found that students ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  7. Novel technology may prevent burn scars

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A group of researchers has devised a new non-invasive method to prevent the scarring caused by second- and third-degree burns. Ten percent of all unintentional-injury deaths are the result of fire-related ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  8. Towards a better screen

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets and more. ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  9. Transmitting energy in soft materials

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Soft materials are great at damping energy -- that's why rubber tires are so good at absorbing the shock of bumps and potholes. But if researchers are going to build autonomous soft systems, like soft ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  10. Using nanotechnology to give fuel cells more oomph

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Applying nanotechnology to fuel cells gives them more oomph, report researchers. The project is part of a $13 million program to advance fuel cell performance and durability and hydrogen storage technologies ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  11. Scientists discover potential avenue to treating type 2 diabetes at early stages

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified a new potential target for drugs to prevent type 2 diabetes. A new paper shows that blocking a cellular glucose sensor in muscle improves insulin responsiveness. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  12. Researchers turn to policy to tackle health disparities in an age of personalized medicine

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Genetic research is a valuable tool in understanding diseases and their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. However, significant obstacles limit the clinical use of this knowledge to all groups. Genetic ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  13. New study confirms adage that with age comes wisdom

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Older adults are better at interpreting the correct slope of a hill than young adults, which researchers believe is because of greater life experience. Posted: 2016-08-08 20:39:10 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  14. Integrating ecological analysis into massive sequencing studies

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have proposed a change in the way massive sequencing studies into the microbial composition of biological samples are carried out. Their new article suggests that the data should be crossed ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  15. Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  16. Activating dopamine neurons could turn off binge-like eating behavior

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    While binge eating affects about 10 percent of adults in the United States, the neurobiological basis of the disease is unclear. Researchers have found that certain neural circuits have the ability to ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  17. Liquid light switch could enable more powerful electronics

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have built a record energy-efficient switch, which uses the interplay of electricity and a liquid form of light, in semiconductor microchips. The device could form the foundation of future ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  18. Compound shows promise as next-generation prostate cancer therapy

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In the search for new ways to attack recurrent prostate cancer, researchers report that a novel compound appears to have a unique way of blocking testosterone from fueling the tumors in mice. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  19. Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers. In this case, doping refers to introducing ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  20. Drug targeting BRAF mutation slows thyroid cancer, too

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- showed ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
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