How high-protein diets could increase heart attack risk

High-protein diets boost unstable plaques in the arteries of mice, a situation that a researcher calls "a recipe for a heart attack."

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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38% of mass shooters have committed domestic violence

New research on the overlap between domestic violence and mass shootings suggests firearm restrictions could help prevent these tragedies.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Why Rilke’s words still resonate (and appear in ‘Jojo Rabbit’)

An expert on Rainier Maria Rilke offers his take on why the Austrian poet and novelist's words resonate, particularly in films like the new "Jojo Rabbit."

James Devitt-NYU | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Lay counselors help kids in East Africa cope with trauma

Lay counselors successfully helped children in East Africa cope with grief and stress following the death of a parent, a new study shows.

U. Washington | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Can snails save coffee from fungus? It’s a risky idea

Coffee rust is a huge problem, but an invasive snail seems to eat its spores off leaves. Scientists say it's a potential strategy, but isn't without risks.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Melting rock models shed light on earthquake origins

A new model can explain phenomena taking place miles beneath the Earth’s surface under incredible pressures and temperatures that lead to earthquakes.

Ken Kingery-Duke | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Blood pressure swings may be an early warning for heart disease

"I think there has been a belief that variability is a chance phenomenon, but this research indicates maybe not. Variability matters."

Sarah Avery-Duke | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Nature inspires shock absorbing materials

Check out this video to see how researchers are making materials that may be useful in earthquake-resistant buildings, safety helmets, and more.

National Science Foundation | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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A.I. boosts breast cancer detection accuracy

Combined with analysis from a radiologist, a new artificial intelligence tool can identify breast cancer with approximately 90% accuracy.

Greg Williams-NYU | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Edible security tags on pills could fight fake drugs

Putting edible tags made of proteins on pills could help fight back against counterfeit drugs, which claim thousands of lives each year.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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