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  • Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds

    Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds
    Electroconvulsive therapy remains a powerful and fast-acting salve for patients whose depression doesn't yield to lesser treatments, and now researchers believe they know why: A new study finds that shocking the brain induces structural changes in the...
  • Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons

    Researchers have linked invasive Burmese pythons to the severe drop in the population of small mammals in the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida research team outfitted 30 marsh rabbits with radio collars and set them free. When they later...
  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception

    Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contradicts the idea found in many textbooks and scientific articles that...
  • NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

    The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists announced Monday...
  • Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

    The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even if they're tethered to life support. Now research that...
  • In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park

    In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park
    Yosemite National Park is bracing for its driest year on record, with visitor bureaus downplaying the allure of the park's most famous waterfall and instead touting the park as a destination for hiking, bicycling and photography. Yosemite Falls will...
  • The last run of Will McKamey: A year later, still no answers in Navy football player's deadly injury

    The last run of Will McKamey: A year later, still no answers in Navy football player's deadly injury
    When the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, my head, my head … — II Kings 4:18, verse saved in the cellphone of Will McKamey. The first fall The running back...
  • Study finds gas flowing from black hole could stunt galaxy growth

    Study finds gas flowing from black hole could stunt galaxy growth
    When scientists first theorized about black holes, the idea was relatively simple: Their gravitational pull is so strong, nothing can escape them — not even light. But over the past decade, astrophysicists have wondered whether the full picture...
  • Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

    Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer
    Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks you what it would take to make real...
  • Taking the Kids -- camping

    Taking the Kids -- camping
    Toilet paper or cellphone? Younger campers say having a smartphone on a camping trip is nearly as important as toilet paper, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report. I'm guessing your kids would agree and, depending on their age, might even...
  • Ebola virus vaccine developed by bird flu scientist

    Another vaccine has joined the race against the often fatal Ebola virus, and this one was developed by a group led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist internationally known for his bird flu research. The whole virus vaccine that Yoshihiro...