Monthly Archives: December 2015

10 Animals That Support Your New Year’s Resolutions

Think you'll need help following through on your New Year's resolutions? Take some inspiration from these news-making animals of 2015. Soon you'll be your best self...or possibly a sea monster. Either way, 2016 is sure to be great. Get rid of unnecessary clutter This year, students in Denmark discovered that starfish have a startling ability no one had noticed before. When the students injected microchips—or other foreign objects—into starfish, the animals expelled the items out the en

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Science Sushi: 2015 in Review

It's that time of the year again where I look back and see what has happened over the past 365 days in the life of this blog. So far in 2014... ...I have posted 46 posts ...that received over five hundred twenty-five thousand views ...from 217 countries/territories ...with 260 comments The most viewed post of the year was about hypodermic flatworm penises, which won the title by a landslide (never underestimate the popularity of penises, I guess).  Stories on parasitic wasp vi

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Best of Citizen Science Salon Blogs in 2015

As we jump into a promising new year, we'd like to give a tip of the cap to all the amazing contributors who've made the Citizen Science Salon on Discover Magazine one of the best places to learn about and engage in citizen science. Here are the 10 most popular articles that we published on this blog in 2015, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list. Cheers! The SciStarter Team National Geographic Finding our origins: The Genographic Projec

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The Top 10 Long Reads From Discover in 2015

Here at Discover magazine, we strive to deliver the most captivating developments in science, medicine, technology and the world around us every day, and we're looking forward to doing more of the same in 2016. But before hanging a new calendar on the ...

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DATATRAK announces top ranking content in Clinical Leader Top 10 of 2015

DATATRAK International, Inc., the leader in developing cloud-based, unified dClinical technologies and delivering related services for the clinical trials industry, today announced top ranking content in the Clinical Leader Top 10 of 2015.

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Excite Medical displays DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression units at The National By FCA

In August 2015, Excite Medical was a exhibitor at The National By FCA (Florida Chiropractic Association). Participation in the world's largest event for chiropractic was one of many new marketing activities that Excite Medical has initiated this year t...

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Heart attack patients with bypass history more likely to have delayed treatment

Heart attack patients who had previously undergone cardiac bypass surgery are about twice as likely to have a delay in receiving angioplasty, or another form of revascularization, compared to heart attack patients who had no history of bypass surgery o...

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Study identifies several risk factors linked to low patient-accrual rates in cancer clinical trials

A new study by researchers at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington has found that 20 percent of cancer clinical trials fail to draw enough participants to rende...

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New study outlines risk for in-hospital and out-of-hospital births in Oregon

The out-of-hospital birth setting in Oregon was associated with a higher risk of perinatal death, while the in-hospital birth setting was associated with a higher risk for cesarean delivery and other obstetric interventions (e.g., induction or augmentation of labor), according a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.

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Simple technique can prolong life of HA dermal fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are a popular treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, but early degradation of fillers may limit how long their effects last. Experimental evidence supports a simple technique for prolonging the effects of HA dermal filler...

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ONR-sponsored app reads kids’ facial expressions to screen for autism

There's an app for everything these days--from weight loss to working out. Now, thanks in part to support from the Office of Naval Research, there's an app that may screen for autism by reading kids' facial expressions for emotional cues.

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3-D recordings of nematode brains may help understand how neurons coordinate action and perception

Princeton University researchers have captured among the first recordings of neural activity in nearly the entire brain of a free-moving animal. The three-dimensional recordings could provide scientists with a better understanding of how neurons coordi...

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Parents could make a difference in reducing teen violence, study finds

Nearly one-fourth of all teens reported being involved in a physical fight in the past year, with higher rates of violent altercations among African American and Latino adolescents. In the first study of its kind, researchers conducted focus groups wit...

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