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  1. Huge reduction in African dust plume impacted climate 11,000 years ago

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have discovered a huge reduction in an African dust plume that led to more Saharan monsoons 11,000 years ago, suggests a new report. Posted: 2016-11-23 19:36:43 ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  2. Uncovering the secrets of friction on graphene

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Graphene has been the subject of widespread research, in large part because of its unique combination of strength, electrical conductivity, and chemical stability. But despite many years of study, some ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  3. Bright red fluorescent protein created

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    After years of trying, biologists have succeeded in creating an extremely bright red fluorescent protein in the lab. This is good news for researchers, including cancer and stem cell researchers, who use ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  4. Mothers' early support boosts children's later math achievement

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... math achievement at ages 4-½ and 5 years. Posted: 2016-11-23 00:30:26 ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  5. Teens with asthma almost twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... And they continue to smoke well into their teen years, even though they know smoking is particularly bad for their lungs. Posted: 2016-11-11 14:47:21 ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  6. New findings about the deformed wing virus, a major factor in honey bee colony mortality

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In recent years, massive losses of honey bee colonies have occurred during winter in Europe and North America. It could be shown that the Varroa mite and the deformed wing virus are the main factors responsible ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  7. Your birth year predicts your odds if flu pandemic were to strike

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    We are not blank slates with regard to how susceptible we are to emerging strains of flu virus, researchers have discovered. These findings could provide relevant information for the development of a universal ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  8. Neanderthal inheritance helped humans adapt to life outside of Africa

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    As the ancestors of modern humans made their way out of Africa to other parts of the world many thousands of years ago, they met up and in some cases had children with other forms of humans, including ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  9. Heavy hitters: Obesity rate soars among professional baseball players

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. They found that the athletes' weight held steady for over 100 years, ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  10. Cardiovascular risk factor prevention should be addressed at all ages

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... remains high in adults over age 45, even extending up to ages over 75 years. In addition, the development of these risk factors was 25 to 100 percent higher in the black population than in the white population. ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  11. Rosetta instrument provided first-ever ultraviolet observations of a comet

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    After a two-year orbital tour around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft -- carrying the Alice ultraviolet spectrograph -- will end its mission on Sept. 30. Rosetta is the first spacecraft ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  12. Ocean conditions contributed to unprecedented 2015 toxic algal bloom

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new paper is the first to connect the unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom of 2015 to the unusually warm ocean conditions -- nicknamed "the blob" -- in winter and spring of that year. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  13. New weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses -- difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers successfully prevented ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  14. Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Sea surface temperatures dipped dramatically during a period from 7 million to 5.4 million years ago, a time of massive global ecological change, scientists have discovered. Posted: 2016-09-30 18: ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  15. Details of mysterious Utah Zika-related death: Transmission by tears or sweat

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to puzzle health experts. First, why did this patient ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  16. First stars formed even later than previously thought

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... these stars were the only sources needed to account for reionising atoms in the cosmos, having completed half of this process when the Universe had reached an age of 700 million years. Posted: 2016-09-02 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  17. A strange thing happened in the stratosphere

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    High above Earth's tropics, a pattern of winds changed recently in a way that scientists had never seen in more than 60 years of consistent measurements. Posted: 2016-09-02 18:21:32 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  18. Gene mutations that lead to more aggressive colorectal cancer in African American patients discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists who last year identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans, have now found that tumors with these mutations are highly aggressive and more likely to recur and metastasize. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  19. Clues in ancient mud hold answers to climate change

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research suggests that Africa has gradually become wetter over the past 1.3 million years -- instead of drier as was thought previously. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:24:44 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  20. Young children's antibiotic exposure associated with higher food allergy risk

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life may wipe out more than an unwanted infection: exposure to the drugs is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, new research suggests.  ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
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