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doctors report findings from researchkit study of seizures – macstories

tim hardwick of macrumors reports on the results of a recent researchkit-powered study: the 10-month study involved 598 people who tracked their seizures with an iphone app called epiwatch, which was built by johns hopkins using apple's researchkit software framework. the app features a custom apple...

study shows us grasslands affected more by atmospheric dryness than precipitatio

a new study showing dryness of the atmosphere affects u.s. grassland productivity more than rainfall could have important implications for predicting how plants will respond to warming climate conditions.

study hints at possible change in water 'fingerprint' of comet

a trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet - an effect not seen by astronomers before, a new nasa study suggests.

study shows how information sources affect voters

for all the fact-checking and objective reporting produced by major media outlets, voters in the u.s. nonetheless rely heavily on their pre-existing views when deciding if politicians' statements are true or not, according to a new study co-authored by mit scholars.

a light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds

a good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. but an mit study published today in nature communications reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria.

presstv-study warns venice could disappear in 100 years

max civilipress tv, romea new study warns climate change is rapidly changing the landscape of italy. canal-laden venice is one of the cities that is most at risk of disappearing if nothing is done to stop rising sea levels and coastal flooding.

laser use on fossils yields new discovery about dinosaurs

new technology that examines previously invisible body parts of the anchiornis dinosaur could provide invaluable insight into the origin of the bird, according to a new study.the study, published this week in nature communications, shows how the feathered dinosaur anchiornis, which means "near bird,...

study examines pesticides' impact on wood frogs

a new study looks at how neonicotinoid pesticides affect wood frogs, which use surface waters in agricultural environments to breed and reproduce. neonicotinoids are widely used insecticides that are applied to a variety of crops and are relatively persistent in the environment.

5 bn mobile phone users in 2017: study

the number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year, according to a study released monday by gsma, the association of mobile operators.

new study delves into income inequality and inflation

a new study by edgar ghossoub, associate professor of economics at the university of texas at san antonio, posits that income inequality, in varying economies, can have substantial positive and negative effects for people in all walks of life depending on what kind of financial system they live under.

presstv-us blacks more likely to be wrongfully convicted

black people in the united states are seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of crimes such as murder, sexual assault and illegal drug activity than whites, according to a new study.institutional discrimination, unconscious bias and explicit racism against african americans were factors ...

antioxidants and lung cancer risk

an epidemiological study published in frontiers in oncology suggests that a diet high in carotenoids and vitamin c may protect against lung cancer. the study authors found that vitamin c appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer in heavy smokers while beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthi...

trends in median and target key indicators for dairy herds

this is the seventh annual nmr interherd+ kpi study 2016 of performance in holstein friesian herds, covering the 12 months up to 31st august 2016. the 500 study herds are selected to ensure they are representative of all black and white herds (from the best to the worst) that milk record with nmr in...

the selection of archaeological research material should be re-evaluated

all research requires decisions on how to restrict the material under study. the material included in an archaeological study is in many ways already chosen before the researcher begins to make such decisions. the kinds of selections effected by the research process itself have rarely been examined.

study finds knee surgery holds even in heavier patients

meniscal repairs are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the u.s., but about 15 percent of them fail, requiring the patient to undergo a second surgery. many have assumed that an increased body mass index (bmi) is a good predictor of whether a meniscal repair will fail, since more weight ...

women surrounded by plants live longer, study says

it looks like those plant lady vibes may actually be improving your lifespan. recent research from harvard t.h. chan school of public health and brigham and women's hospital dives into the results of an eight year study covering the possible link between vegetation and life expectancy—and the data...

study reveals ways powerful 'master gene' regulates physical differences between

image: the study used beetles in the species onthophagus taurus to learn about the role played by the dsx gene to "match " physical traits to males versus females. view more credit: alex wildbloomington, ind. -- physical differences between males and females in species are common, but there remains...

study sheds light on b.c. youths' experiences with mental health services

smiley hates where she lives. it is 2012 and smiley, a young woman in her early 20s, lives in a single room occupancy (sro) building in vancouver. she wants to hang out with her friends in her room, where she feels safe, but the sro only allows one visitor at a time. "i don't like it. it's their rul...

two-thirds of americans see docs who got paid by drug companies: drexel universi

a majority of patients in the united states visited a doctor who received payments from drug companies, but most have no clue about it, according to a new drexel university study.about 65 percent of those surveyed as a part of the study by genevieve pham-kanter, phd, an assistant professor in drexel...

living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men

minneapolis - new research backs up what many women already know: they're sleep deprived. unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the american academy of neurology's 69th annual ...

less pollution in new jersey streams, but more salt

a new federal study shows less pollution in most new jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places. the study by the u.s. geological survey found that levels of two key pollutants, nitrogen and phosphorus, either declined or stayed about the same over the last four decades in most of the 28 ...

study shows us grasslands affected more by atmospheric dryness than precipitatio

a new study showing dryness of the atmosphere affects u.s. grassland productivity more than rainfall could have important implications for predicting how plants will respond to warming climate conditions.published online march 6 in the journal nature geoscience, the study conducted by scientists at ...

scientists warn climate change will bring more severe storms

a new study warns that severe rainstorms are likely to become more common in coming years due to climate change, a statement that contrasts some observations made by other researchers and studies. according to this paper, which is in the pipeline for the journal nature climate change, the peak tempe...

millennials in pr don't feel ready to give companies advice on moral dilemmas, s

millennials pursuing careers in public relations don't feel ready to give advice on moral dilemmas to their companies. in fact, they don't expect to face ethical dilemmas at work, according to a baylor university study. millennials -- generally identified as those born between 1981 and 2000 -- are p...

if you play any musical instruments, your brain is very different from others'

for many people, it’s something that’s been endlessly on the to-do list. i’ll take up the guitar. i’ll join a jazz band.if you can play a musical instrument, well done, you do something because you’re passionate about it. it takes dedication and willpower to become a good musician.for thos...