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  1. Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it right

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The ancestors of leaf-cutter ants swapped a hunter-gatherer lifestyle for a bucolic existence on small-scale subsistence farms. A new study has revealed that living relatives of the earliest fungus-farming ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. 3-D graphene has promise for bio applications

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Graphene oxide flakes can be welded together into solid materials that may be suitable for bone implants, according to an international study. Posted: 2016-09-02 18:21:50 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Autism severity linked to genetics, ultrasound, data analysis finds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to a new study. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. '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
  5. Helping doctors manage certain pancreatic lesions more effectively

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... to a study. Posted: 2016-09-01 22:37:41 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Cannabis reduces short-term motivation to work for money

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Smoking the equivalent of a single 'spliff' of cannabis makes people less willing to work for money while 'high,' finds a new study. The research is the first to reliably demonstrate the short-term effects ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  9. Climate, air travel maps identify countries in Africa, Asia at greatest risk of Zika virus

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... modelling study. Posted: 2016-09-02 01:13:11 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  10. Longer survival of advanced cancer patients given methylnaltrexone for constipation suggests role for mu opiate receptor in cancer progression

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Opioid painkillers and their receptor in cells -- the mu opiate receptor -- could be involved in cancer progression, and could thus be a target for treatments, a study of advanced cancer patients suggests. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  11. Decision-making tool may help doctors cut unnecessary antibiotic prescribing

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Respiratory tract infections (RTI) with cough are the most common reason children are prescribed antibiotics by their doctors, but up to a third of prescriptions may be unnecessary. A new study of over ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  12. Unlocking the mystery on how plant leaves grow their teeth

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... for making the characteristic shapes of each leaf. This study illustrates the unexplored mechanism of leaf teeth formation and will shed light on finding out how leaves have developed to become the shapes ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  13. New light on the complex nature of 'hot Jupiter' atmospheres

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A team of international researchers used state-of-the-art modelling techniques to extensively study the atmosphere of a 'hot Jupiter' found 150 light-years from Earth. The scientists adapted the state-of-the ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  14. Living with dementia: Life story work proves successful

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Life story work has the potential to help people with dementia, a pioneering study has demonstrated. Life story work involves helping people to record aspects of their past and present lives along with ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  15. New knowledge about the building blocks of life

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A study of an enzyme that helps build and repair DNA in living organisms increases our understanding of how these processes are controlled and how we can use this to combat infections. Posted: 2016-09-02 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  16. Location, location, location: Cellular hotspots for tumors and regeneration

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... The second study reports that, upon inactivation of a tumor suppressor gene, these cells take a first step towards becoming aggressive tumors. Both sets of authors discuss potential implications for human ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  17. Politics affect views on healthcare quality, but not on personal experience with care

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... reports a new study. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:21:10 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  18. Needle biopsies for noninvasive breast cancer: Routine analysis wastes millions

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... according to results of a study. Posted: 2016-08-08 21:22:06 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  19. 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
  20. 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
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