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According to a study, the economic status of an individual can be mathematically predicted by analysing their position within their social network. This method for determining the financial status within a population could be used for targeted social campaigns.
According to a study the economic status of an individual can be

Inferring personal economic status from social network location

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Researchers demonstrate an advance for the field of fertility preservation by being the first reported functional ovarian implant in a mouse model using 3D printing.
Researchers demonstrate an advance for the field of fertility preservation by being

A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice

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Maintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented osteoarthritis in animal models. The study provides evidence that adenosine, a biochemical at the heart of human cellular function, plays another crucial role in controlling the number of healthy chondrocytes, the cells that produce cartilage.
Maintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented

Endogenous adenosine maintains cartilage homeostasis and exogenous adenosine inhibits osteoarthritis progression

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Research has demonstrated a mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air. Light-absorbing materials called organic lead halide perovskites are used in new types of solar cells that have shown great promise, as they are more flexible and cheaper to manufacture than traditional solar cells constructed of silicon.
Research has demonstrated a mechanism that causes new solar cells to break

Fast oxygen diffusion and iodide defects mediate oxygen-induced degradation of perovskite solar cells

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Evidence for life discovered in 3.48 billion-year-old hot spring deposits in Australia is presented in a study. The findings extend the known geological record of inhabited terrestrial hot springs on Earth by around 3 billion years, and represent some of the earliest evidence for life on Earth.
Evidence for life discovered in 348 billionyearold hot spring deposits in Australia

Earliest signs of life on land preserved in ca. 3.5 Ga hot spring deposits

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A method for the remote detection of radioactive material is demonstrated in a study. Remote detection tools could be used to aid the safe handling of radioactive substances and may have potential uses in dealing with nuclear hazards, including accidents at nuclear power plants and the detection of nuclear weapons.
A method for the remote detection of radioactive material is demonstrated in

Remote detection of radioactive material using high-power pulsed electromagnetic radiation

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A team of researchers have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The discovery finds the new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as more efficient solar cells.
A team of researchers have discovered a new nanoscale thin film material

Wide bandgap BaSnO3 films with room temperature conductivity exceeding 104 S cm−1

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The dinosaur fossil popularly known as “Baby Louie” has been formally described as the embryo of a new species of giant oviraptorosaur in a study. The approximately 89–100 million-year-old fossil was first discovered within a nest of dinosaur eggs in China in the 1990s.
The dinosaur fossil popularly known as Baby Louie has been formally described

Perinate and eggs of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of central China

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A report describes the design and synthesis of a nanoscale molecular slingshot made of DNA that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair. This molecular slingshot could "shoot" and deliver drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.
A report describes the design and synthesis of a nanoscale molecular slingshot

Antibody-powered nucleic acid release using a DNA-based nanomachine

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Synthetic biologists have re-engineered yeast cells to manufacture the nonribosomal peptide antibiotic penicillin. The study demonstrates the effectiveness of using this kind of synthetic biology as a route for discovering new antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Synthetic biologists have reengineered yeast cells to manufacture the nonribosom

Biosynthesis of the antibiotic nonribosomal peptide penicillin in baker’s yeast

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At age four, children start understanding other peoples' false beliefs, but the related neuroanatomical changes are unknown. Here, authors show that false belief understanding is associated with age-related changes in white matter structure, and that this effect is independent of other cognitive abilities.

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A new species of feathered dinosaur from China, which represents the earliest reported troodontid (bird-like maniraptoran dinosaur) with asymmetric feathers, is described in a new study. Asymmetric feathers were a major innovation associated with the evolution of flight.
A new species of feathered dinosaur from China which represents the earliest

Mosaic evolution in an asymmetrically feathered troodontid dinosaur with transitional features

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Researchers have discovered that too much of the oncogene Bcl-3 leads to chronic intestinal diseases. The study represents a major contribution towards understanding chronic intestinal inflammation and supports the search for new treatment agents.
Researchers have discovered that too much of the oncogene Bcl3 leads to

Elevated levels of Bcl-3 inhibits Treg development and function resulting in spontaneous colitis

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Our latest editorial asks: How can we combat fake news and cultivate a climate literate world?

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Chris Dennis
A system that supports extremely premature lambs in an external artificial womb has been demonstrated. The lambs were supported for four weeks, which is the longest time an extra-uterine device has maintained stable animal function. This advance could improve chances for survival in prematurely-born infants.
A system that supports extremely premature lambs in an external artificial womb

An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb

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Antonio Herrera Merchán
A combination of natural variability and warming induced by human activity has led to decreases in the amount of mountain snow in the western United States. Future projections suggest a further loss of around 30% on average in mountain snowpack in the next three decades.
A combination of natural variability and warming induced by human activity has

Large near-term projected snowpack loss over the western United States

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A new paper finds exercise is socially contagious. Data from digital fitness tracking devices combined with social network analyses reveal that the running habits of individuals can influence their friends’ fitness activities.
A new paper finds exercise is socially contagious Data from digital fitness

Exercise contagion in a global social network

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Alison Butler
A genetically engineered probiotic - a microorganism that may have health-promoting capacities - is shown to prevent and eliminate a bacterial infection in animal models. Further studies would be needed to examine whether the findings can be translated to humans.
A genetically engineered probiotic a microorganism that may have healthpromoting

Engineered probiotic Escherichia coli can eliminate and prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa gut infection in animal models

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