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Possible breakthrough in the treatment of atherosclerosis

A new treatment of atherosclerosis with the drug cyclodextrin shows ‘promising’ results in mice.

Death of a partner increases risk of heart fibrillation

A new study shows that there is an increased risk of atrial fibrillations shortly after losing a partner. Doctors need to be aware of this increased risk, say scientists.

Sun can emit superflares every 1000 years

The Sun has the potential to emit massive ‘superflares’ every 1000 years, say scientists.

Scientists discover ‘reverse photosynthesis’

Sunlight combined with a special enzyme breaks down the chemical bonds in plants. It is called reverse photosynthesis and has industrial applications, say scientists.

Scientists tweak results in human trials

Scientists all too often fiddle with the results of human trials to make new drugs or treatment plans appear more effective than they actually are.

3D-printed organs give insights to complex anatomy

Inexpensive 3D-printers create detailed plastic models of organs and help scientists study complex anatomical structures.

Arctic plants help cool the planet

Global warming is making Arctic plants release compounds that might help cool the planet. But don’t expect it to outpace global warming.

Why looking at social media at work disrupts your concentration

OPINION: You might have heard of the bystander-effect, but what about the Pinball-effect, which disrupts your attention on important tasks?

How extremists become ex-extremists

Ideology is not the barrier that stops an extremist from abandoning their radical views and reintegrating into the community, shows new research.

Climate models underestimate rapid ice melt events on Greenland

Severe ice melt events on Greenland go almost undetected by climate models, which could mean that ice melt projections for the future are too low, warn scientists.