Age-specific strategies are needed when caring for older individuals with HIV

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:54pm
A new article highlights the differences between older and younger adults living with HIV, and offers age-specific strategies on how to provide care. Older individuals differ from younger patients with HIV in many ways -- for example, they tend to have an increased risk for late or missed diagnoses, differing side effects from antiretroviral therapies, and increased comorbidities. Only a few existing treatment guidelines make distinctions when it comes to care by age, however.
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Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:53pm
The effects of acute sleep deprivation in children has been the focus of new study for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation compared to adults: The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and processing multi-sensorial input.
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Retroviral diseases: Children who keep HIV in check

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:53pm
Some HIV-infected – and untreated – children do not develop AIDS. A new study shows that they control the virus in a different way from the few infected adults who remain disease-free, and sheds light on the reasons for this difference.
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Business cycle drives the spread of viral diseases

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:53pm
Epidemics spread faster during economic booms because more people are traveling, new research shows. This report also notes that school shutdowns and transportation network closures are seldom efficient measures.
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Help for fishing vessels to locate their catch

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:53pm
Big Data means that professional fishermen will soon be getting their own decision-making tool. It will tell them where fish shoals are located, and how their vessels can be operated as economically as possible, report researchers.
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Key component for wireless communication with terahertz frequencies

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:53pm
An ultrahigh speed, wireless communication network using THz instead of GHz frequencies is now one step closer. Researchers have shown that it is possible to effectively transmit signal waves with THz frequencies through the existing fiber optic network.
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Low energy electric field found suitable for quick magnetic recording

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:52pm
A novel, highly energy efficient and ultrafast magnetization control scheme has been successfully demonstrated by international team of scientists. With low-energy terahertz photons, the team succeeded to make a magnet wobble in a trillionth of a second.
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Unraveling roundworm nerve regeneration mechanism could aid nerve injury treatment

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:52pm
The detailed molecular mechanisms behind regrowth of severed nerves in roundworms have been explained by researchers in a new report. This could lead to treatments promoting human recovery from nerve injury, they say.
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Invasive insects: Underestimated cost to the world economy

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:52pm
Invasive insects cause at least 69 billion euros of damage per annum worldwide, say investigators, whose study brought together the largest database ever developed on economic damage attributable to invasive insects worldwide. Covering damage to goods and services, health care costs and agricultural losses, this study considered 737 articles, books and reports.
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Nobel Prize in Physics 2016: Secrets of exotic matter revealed

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:16pm
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics is being awarded to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter."
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A new exercise partner is the key to exercising more

Science Daily - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:15pm
Researchers have been investigating whether having an exercise companion increases the amount of exercise we do. Researchers found that finding a new exercise companion increased the amount of exercise people took. This was increased even more when the new partner was emotionally supportive.
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In Tokyo, This Spider-Man Videogame Will Cost You 5 Grand

Wired News - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 12:00pm
The very first game released by one of Japan's first RPG developers was the most expensive game I'd ever seen in Akihabara. Until I saw another. The post In Tokyo, This Spider-Man Videogame Will Cost You 5 Grand appeared first on WIRED.
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This Vivid, Hilarious Read Is the Comic (and Graphic!) Novel of the Year

Wired News - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
The author of the 2012 hit "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" is back with a new novel—and her first mini-graphic novel. The post This Vivid, Hilarious Read Is the Comic (and Graphic!) Novel of the Year appeared first on WIRED.
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Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird

Wired News - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
A 20-year study is shining a light on a world that's upending the very idea of a coral reef. The post Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird appeared first on WIRED.
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You Can Finally Own a Copy of Salvador Dalí’s Wild Cookbook

Wired News - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
Dalís cookbook includes 136 recipes and such eccentric menu items as "Thousand year old eggs," and "Conger of the rising sun." The post You Can Finally Own a Copy of Salvador Dalí's Wild Cookbook appeared first on WIRED.
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5 Comics to Read Now That You’re Done Watching Luke Cage

Wired News - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
Did your latest Netflix binge leave you wanting more Luke Cage? We're here to help. The post 5 Comics to Read Now That You're Done Watching Luke Cage appeared first on WIRED.
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Calling All Makers: NASA Announces Next Phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Space.com - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
Put on your thinking caps! NASA has announced Phase 2 of its 3D-printed habitat challenge, focused on creating a living space for astronauts on the Red Planet.
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Curiosity Rover Snaps Amazing Selfie on Mars Mountain (Photo)

Space.com - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken a gorgeous selfie that shows the rugged, mountainous landscape the six-wheeled robot will be exploring during its newly begun extended mission.
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Excerpt from 'Spaceman': Mike Massimino's First Spacewalk

Space.com - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
In this excerpt from his book "Spaceman," released Oct. 4, Mike Massimino describes his very first glimpse of space from outside the protective hull of a spacecraft, when he left the shuttle Columbia to work on the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Talk to a 'Spaceman': Q&A with Astronaut Mike Massimino

Space.com - Tue, 04/10/2016 - 11:00am
Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino describes his path to space and two shuttle missions in a new book that follows his journey from a weak-eyed kid, to a research engineer, to — finally — an outer-space repairman of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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