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2D antimony holds promise for post-silicon electronics

Researchers are searching for alternative materials to silicon with semiconducting properties that could form the basis for an alternative chip.

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Lonely cardiac patients at increased risk of death within year of hospital discharge

Cardiac patients who feel lonely are at heightened risk of dying within a year of being discharged from hospital, reveals new research.

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Any amount of running linked to significantly lower risk of early death

Any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence.

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Single discrimination events alter college students’ daily behavior

Researchers aimed to understand both the prevalence of discrimination events and how these events affect college students in their daily lives. Over the course of two academic quarters, the team compared students’ self-reports of unfair treatment to passively tracked changes in daily activities, such as hours slept, steps taken or time spent on the phone.

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Peering into a more ‘human’ petri dish

The recent development of physiologic media, like other efforts designed to address the modeling capacity of cell culture, holds immense potential to improve understanding of human biology.

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Eye on research: A new way to detect and study retinoblastoma

Researchers advance the field of retinoblastoma research through the discovery and use of aqueous humor biopsy. Genetic tumor information not present in the blood can be detected in this fluid from the eye.

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Deep neural networks uncover what the brain likes to see

Researchers built deep artificial neural networks that can accurately predict the neural responses produced by a biological brain to arbitrary visual stimuli. These networks can be thought of as a ‘virtual avatar’ of a population of biological neurons, which can be used to dissect the neural mechanisms of sensation.

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Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds

Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation’s contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to a new study.

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Micro-Electro-Fluidic Probe (MeFP) to isolate and pattern cells

Researchers have developed a dielectrophoresis (DEP) enabled MicroelectroFluidic Probe (MeFP) that has the ability to sequentially separate and pattern mammalian cells in an open microfluidic system.

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Sea levels to continue rising after Paris agreement emission pledges expire in 2030

Sea levels will continue to rise around the world long after current carbon emissions pledges made through the Paris climate agreement are met and global temperatures stabilize, a new study indicates.

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