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October 21, 2020

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Thin tissue grafts and flexible electronics have a host of applications for wound healing, regenerative medicine and ...

Earphone Tracks Facial Expressions, Even With a Face Mask

Researchers have invented an earphone that can continuously track full facial expressions by observing the contour of the cheeks - and can then translate expressions into emojis or silent speech ...

Scientists Engineer Bacteria-Killing Molecules from Wasp Venom

Scientists have engineered powerful new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins found in wasp venom. The team hopes to develop the molecules into new bacteria-killing drugs, an important ...

Feline Friendly? How to Build Rap-Paw With Your Cat

A team of psychologists have discovered a new way for humans to bond with ...
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Researchers have linked a brain region to what they call neural polarization, offering a glimpse into the partisan brain in the weeks leading up to what is arguably the most consequential U.S. ...

Customers Prefer Partitions Over Mannequins in Socially-Distanced Dining Rooms

Restaurants have had to get creative to enforce social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, including utilizing mannequins. Others were more conservative and opted to place plastic or ...

Donors More Likely to Give to COVID Causes When Font Matches Message

Appeals seeking donations to help fight hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic were more successful when the typeface in which the appeal was written mirrored the tone of the donation request, a new ...

Higher Narcissism May Be Linked With More Political Participation

A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities. New research found that people who are narcissistic may ...

Genetic variants that leave their carrier more susceptible to severe COVID-19 are inherited from Neanderthals, a new study ...

Wearable Exosuit That Lessens Muscle Fatigue Could Redesign the Future of Work

A new clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and providing needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline ...

Discovery Enables Adult Skin to Regenerate Like a Newborn's

A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn. The discovery has implications for wound treatment and preventing some of the aging process in skin. ...

Mussels Connect Antibodies to Treat Cancer

A research team has developed an innovative local anticancer immunotherapy technology using mussel ...

Unusual Climate Conditions Influenced WWI Mortality and Subsequent Influenza Pandemic

Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the influenza pandemic in the years that ...

New Brain Cell-Like Nanodevices Work Together to Identify Mutations in Viruses

Scientists have described a new nanodevice that acts almost identically to a brain cell. Furthermore, they have shown that these synthetic brain cells can be joined together to form intricate ...

When Bots Do the Negotiating, Humans More Likely to Engage in Deceptive Techniques

Researchers found that whether humans would embrace a range of deceptive and sneaky negotiating techniques was dependent both on the humans' prior negotiating experience in negotiating as well ...

Giant Spider Provides Promise of Pain Relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Molecules from the venom of one of the world's largest spiders could help researchers tailor pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome ...

Next-Gen Organoids Grow and Function Like Real Tissues

Bioengineers have created miniature intestines in a dish that match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better than any other lab-grown tissue models. The biological complexity and ...

Brain Circuitry Underlying Dissociative Experiences

Scientists identified key brain circuitry that plays a role in the mysterious experience called dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their own body and from ...

Future Autonomous Machines May Build Trust Through Emotion

Research has extended the state-of-the-art in autonomy by providing a more complete picture of how actions and nonverbal signals contribute to promoting cooperation. Researchers suggested guidelines ...

Artificial Intelligence System Developed to Help Better Select Embryos for Implantation

Researchers are developing an artificial intelligence system with the goal of improving IVF success by helping embryologists objectively select embryos most likely to result in a healthy ...

Quantum Thermometer Using Nanodiamonds Senses a 'Fever' in Tiny Worms C. Elegans

Measuring the temperature of objects at a nanometer-scale has been a long challenge, especially in living biological samples, because of the lack of precise and reliable nanothermometers. An ...

Experiments Reveal Why Human-Like Robots Elicit Uncanny Feelings

Experiments reveal a dynamic process that leads to the uncanny valley, with implications for both the design of robots and for understanding how we perceive one another as ...

More Cats Might Be COVID-19 Positive Than First Believed, Study Suggests

A newly published study looking at cats in Wuhan, where the first known outbreak of COVID-19 began, shows more cats might be contracting the disease than first ...

Sampling the Gut Microbiome With an Ingestible Pill

Gut microbes affect human health, but there is still much to learn, in part because they're not easy to collect. But researchers now report that they have developed an ingestible capsule that in ...

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