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Rock climbing envisioned as new treatment for depression

Added: 29.05.2017 2:18 | 3 views | 0 comments

Scientists involved more than 100 individuals in a bouldering (rock climbing) intervention in Germany, where some hospitals have begun to use climbing as a therapeutic treatment. The team found the social, mental and physical endurance of bouldering could be successful psychotherapy for treating depression in adults.

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Sorting out HIV: Research collaboration devises a new method that could speed up vaccine development for HIV

Added: 29.05.2017 1:50 | 2 views | 0 comments

A new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses has now been created, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine for HIV, say experts. The technique will enable scientists to identify specific features in the proteins on the virus’s surface that are recognized by the immune system and elicit a response similar to that seen in elite controllers – patients that are able to survive without antiviral treatment.

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Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth's biodiversity

Added: 29.05.2017 1:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

Major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5 percent of land is set aside to protect key species, say experts. Scientists report such an effort could triple the protected range of those species and safeguard their functional diversity. The findings underscore the need to look beyond species numbers when developing conservation strategies, the researchers said.

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Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warming

Added: 29.05.2017 0:38 | 12 views | 0 comments

Scientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast US Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue to shift their distribution as ocean waters warm two to three times faster than the global average through the end of this century. Projected increases in surface to bottom waters of 6.6 to 9 degrees F (3.7 to 5.0 degrees C) from current conditions are expected.

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Scientists capture the first cryo-EM images of cellular target for type 2 diabetes in action

Added: 28.05.2017 21:30 | 3 views | 0 comments

Researchers have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy snapshots of a key cellular receptor in action.


Google's gaming AI is retiring from beating human players

Added: 28.05.2017 20:19 | 19 views | 0 comments

After taking down human Go champion Ke Jie, the AlphaGo program will use its brains to help scientists tackle society's most complex problems.

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Google's AlphaGo retires after beating world champ

Added: 28.05.2017 18:01 | 21 views | 0 comments

Google's AI program wins all three matches against human Go champion Ke Jie. Its next move: help scientists tackle society's most complex problems.

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Scientists: Blue whale found dead in California was struck by ship

Added: 28.05.2017 17:45 | 8 views | 0 comments

A 79-foot, blue whale that washed up dead on a beach in California was struck by a boat, scientists said.


Scientists Improve Evolutionary Tree of Life for Archaea

Added: 28.05.2017 13:06 | 17 views | 0 comments

An international group of researchers from UK, France, Hungary and Sweden has provided new insights into the origins of the Archaea, the group of simple cellular organisms that are the ancestors of all complex life. The Archaea are one of the primary domains of cellular life, and are possibly the most ancient form of life: [...]


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