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  1. First stars formed even later than previously thought

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ESA's Planck satellite has revealed that the first stars in the Universe started forming later than previous observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background indicated. This new analysis also shows that ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. 'Gambling' wolves take more risks than dogs

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Wolves pursue a high-risk, all-or-nothing strategy when gambling for food, while dogs are more cautious, shows a new study. This difference is likely innate and adaptive, reflecting the hunter versus scavenger ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Implanted device successfully treats central sleep apnea, study finds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    An implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without causing serious side effects, results from an international, randomized study show. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. Intensified, multifaceted treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes, known vascular damage extends life by around 8 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Intensified and multifaceted treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and a common complication microalbuminuria extends median lifetime by eight years, a long-term Danish follow-up study shows. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  5. Controlling amounts of heparan sulphate, a carbohydrate needed for fetal development

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... these chains is therefore important. Researchers can now show that the same enzyme which determines the charge pattern of the chains also determines their length. Posted: 2016-09-02 12:26:46 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. Edible dormice: High food availability slows down cell aging

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse. However, a team of researchers has now shown for the first time that high food availability during ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  7. Jupiter's north pole unlike anything encountered in solar system

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  8. Rural Nepal: Despite evidence that hospital births are safer, poverty keeps women home

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Encouraging hospital births are an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. Now, new research shows certain factors, including age and income, determine whether women ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  9. Blood cancer treatment may age immune cells as much as 30 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers, by tracking a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues that suggest that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked increase ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  10. Pesticides used to help bees may actually harm them

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Honeybees from chlorothalanil-treated hives showed the greatest change in gut microbiome, a new study has concluded. The discovery is a concern because alterations can affect the gut's ability to metabolize ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  11. Aesthetic appeal of dormant Zoysiagrass enhanced with colorants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... showed that duration of acceptable color on zoysiagrass lawns can be enhanced by increasing colorant application volume. Posted: 2016-08-08 16:04:49 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  12. Low oxygen, high risk: How tumors adapt to become more aggressive

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... showed how the activation of this pathway leads to an unfavorable prognosis for patients with gliomas – a type of brain tumor – and how the pathway could be a valuable therapeutic target in cancer.  ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  13. Dormant copies of HIV mostly defective, new study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    After fully sequencing the latent HIV 'provirus' genomes from 19 people being treated for HIV, scientists report that even in patients who start treatment very early, the only widely available method to ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  14. 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
  15. Scientists pinpoint Ebola's weak spots

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have now have a high-resolution view of exactly how the experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus. The new study is also the first to show how an antibody in the ZMapp 'drug cocktail' targets ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  16. 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
  17. Brain activity, response to food cues differ in severely obese women, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study. ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  18. 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
  19. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 million ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  20. Trees' surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    This is the first study to show that deciduous tree water uptake of snowmelt water represents a large but overlooked aspect of the water balance in boreal watersheds. For the boreal forest of Alaska and ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
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