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Lead Ebola Doc in Sierra Leone Contracts Virus
The doctor leading the response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been infected with the highly lethal virus, according to news reports.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:41 GMT

Happy Birthday, Landsat: Space Science Project Turns 42
Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the Landsat program, which provides the longest continuous record ever of observations of Earth's landmasses. Landsat 1 launched on July 23, 1972.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:41 GMT

'Uncontacted' Amazon People Treated for Flu
A group of people in the Amazon who had been living without any contact to the outside world suffered an outbreak of the flu after fleeing attacks on t, Brazilian authorities say.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:41 GMT

Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent a second stroke
New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. The study is published in the July 23, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:29:18 GMT

Targeting the brain to treat obesity
Unlocking the secrets to better treating the pernicious disorders of obesity and dementia reside in the brain, according to a paper from American University's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. In the paper, researchers make the case for treating obesity with therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Furthermore, treatments that focus on the hippocampus could play a role in reducing certain dementias.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:29:18 GMT

Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common cause of autism.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:29:18 GMT

Fur seals feel climate impacts
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:41 GMT

Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:41 GMT

EU sets 30% energy savings target
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:41 GMT

The 92 percent clean plate club: You're not alone in eating everything on your plate
If you're a member of the Clean Plate Club -- you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate -- you're not alone! A new study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever he or she puts on his or her plate. 'If you put it on your plate, it's going into your stomach,' says the author of the forthcoming book on the subject.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:42 GMT

Alaska frogs reach record lows in extreme temperature survival
"Alaska wood frogs spend more time freezing and thawing outside than a steak does in your freezer, and the frog comes back to life in the spring in better shape than the steak," said the lead author on a recent paper demonstrating that freeze tolerance in Alaska wood frogs is more extreme than previously thought.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:42 GMT

Dopamine transporter: Stampede supercomputer used to study common link between addiction, neurological disease
The XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer has been used to study the dopamine transporter. Stampede is ranked seventh on the Top 500 list of supercomputers. Its research links altered dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function to neurological and psychiatric diseases including early-onset Parkinsonism, ADHD, and cocaine addiction.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:36:42 GMT

Don't tell kids how healthy any food is, study suggests
According to a new study, when children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it.
World Science, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:35 GMT

Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force cosmic rethink
A finding that many small galaxies don't "swarm" around larger ones like bees but rather circle them is creating a new conundrum.
World Science, Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:35 GMT

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