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Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
20 May 2018 at 12:52pm

Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.
18 May 2018 at 4:57am

Personal Health: How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
Don?t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify an older person?s home.
21 May 2018 at 5:00am

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust.
21 May 2018 at 5:00am


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Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
20 May 2018 at 12:52pm

Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack.
18 May 2018 at 4:57am

Personal Health: How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home
Don?t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify an older person?s home.
21 May 2018 at 5:00am

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust.
21 May 2018 at 5:00am

Genomic insights into the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bac...

Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has been vital for revealing the rapid temporal and spatial evolution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens. Some antimicrobial-resistant pathogens have outpaced us, with untreatable infections appearing in hospitals and the community. However, WGS has additionally provided us with enough knowledge to initiate countermeasures. Although we cannot stop bacterial adaptation, the predictability of many evolutionary processes in AMR bacteria offers us ...


17 May 2018 at 1:39pm

Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxifica...

Prokaryotes in natural environments respond rapidly to high concentrations of chemicals and physical stresses. Exposure to anthropogenic toxic substances—such as oil, chlorinated solvents, or antibiotics—favors the evolution of resistant phenotypes, some of which can use contaminants as an exclusive carbon source or as electron donors and acceptors. Microorganisms similarly adapt to extreme pH, metal, or osmotic stress. The metabolic plasticity of prokaryotes can thus be harnessed fo...


17 May 2018 at 1:39pm

Better performance under stress
17 May 2018 at 1:39pm

NUFIP1 is a ribosome receptor for starvation-induced ribophagy

The lysosome degrades and recycles macromolecules, signals to the master growth regulator mTORC1 [mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1], and is associated with human disease. We performed quantitative proteomic analyses of rapidly isolated lysosomes and found that nutrient levels and mTOR dynamically modulate the lysosomal proteome. Upon mTORC1 inhibition, NUFIP1 (nuclear fragile X mental retardation–interacting protein 1) redistributes from the nucleus to autophagosomes and ly...


17 May 2018 at 1:39pm

Elastic strain engineering for ultralow mechanical dissipation

Extreme stresses can be produced in nanoscale structures; this feature has been used to realize enhanced materials properties, such as the high mobility of silicon in modern transistors. We show how nanoscale stress can be used to realize exceptionally low mechanical dissipation when combined with "soft-clamping"—a form of phononic engineering. Specifically, using a nonuniform phononic crystal pattern, we colocalize the strain and flexural motion of a free-standing silicon nitride nanobeam...


17 May 2018 at 1:39pm

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease.
21 May 2018 at 2:15pm

Screenings Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls
Girls with autism, in particular, have different social behaviors that could mask their disorder, the researchers found.
21 May 2018 at 10:15am


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