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11 hrs ago | Medical News Today

During aging, lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the 'biological clock'

Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the "biological clock" found in most life forms.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Biochemistry

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ResearchBuzz

Anglo-Saxon Poetry, Google Earth, Fancy Dress Balls, More: Evening Buzz, July 21, 2014

"In a labor of love dating back seven years, [Aaron Hostetter] has translated 66 percent of extant Old English poetry - and counting - on his web-based Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project."

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

MLive.com

WMU's Sunseeker team ties for third at Formula Sun Grand Prix, one of ...

The three-day, closed track solar race ended with the WMU team tied with the University of Minnesota, with 110 laps.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Principia College, Illinois State University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Rice scientist part of study to map Mount St. Helens' depths

Mount St. Helens erupted on July 22, 1980. Now, geophysicists are planning to use explosions to map the volcano's interior.

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Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Rice University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Washington, Earthquake

The Oregonian

High School Journalism Institute 2014 welcomes 20 aspiring journalists

They might still be in high school for now, but the 20 student journalists participating in High School Journalism Institute this week could well grace the front pages of The Oregonian in the future.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

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Related Topix: Coos Bay, OR, Marine Biology, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Thousands of lives could be saved by new technology that spots fake malaria drugs

Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that's inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine - an enormous and deadly problem in the developing world.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Chemistry, Science

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Science Daily

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize 'biological clock'

Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the 'biological clock' found in most life forms.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Biochemistry

The Oregonian

Renting goats to eat invasive plants: They're good mowers but watch the rhodies

Briana Murphy may not carry a crooked staff, but with a blonde braid slung over one shoulder and a straw hat firmly perched on her head, she wears the title of shepherdess well.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Wine Business Online

King Estate Winemaker, Ben Howe, Appointed VP of Operations

King Estate Winery, the iconic Willamette Valley based Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris producer, has tapped its' current head winemaker, Ben Howe, to fill a new position: vice president of operations.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Walla Walla, WA

ThinkProgress

Science Confirms It's Pretty Much Impossible For Women To Avoid Being Judged On Their Sexuality

Female sexuality is caught up in a double standard : women are simultaneously encouraged to present themselves as sex objects to cater to the male gaze, and derided as " slutty " if they actually follow through.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Summit County Voice

Environment: Changes in precipitation may drive birds response to global warming

Populations of familiar backyard birds like the rufous hummingbird and evening grosbeak are declining, a trend that may be linked with changes in precipitation patterns across the western U.S. Scientists studying the changes with a new model say precipitation, rather than temperature, may be the the main factor in determining how birds will respond ... (more)

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Entomology

KCBY-TV Coos Bay

Mitchell at home with state police in Coos Bay

The Oregon State Police command office has a new commander. Lt. Steve Mitchell is in his first month on the job.

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Related Topix: Coos Bay, OR, Coos County, OR

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Williams

Heisley resigns from Williams High principal position

After nine years of working in the Williams Unified School District , Williams High School Principal Tristan Heisley and his wife, WHS science teacher Jessica Heisley, have resigned from their positions.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Albany, OR, Corvallis, OR

Emery County Progress

Meet the rocketeers night in Green River

Utah State University hosted their ninth annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Comptetion.

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Related Topix: Utah State University

EurekAlert!

New assay to spot fake malaria drugs could save thousands of lives

Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that's inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine - an enormous and deadly problem in the developing world.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Chemistry, Science

WireNews+Co

NASA To Hold Briefing On Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle Field Campaign

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 17, to discuss new fieldwork using coordinated ship and aircraft observations aimed at advancing the technology needed to measure microscopic plankton in the ocean from space.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, City College of New York, City University of New York, Columbia University

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Science Daily

Antibiotic use prevalent in hospice patients despite limited evidence of its value

Use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, research shows, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Nursing

OregonLive.com

Oregon State University researchers studying academic performance of English language learners

Jesus Cano, 11, left, and Edwardo Mora, 12, work on a math problem at Witch Hazel Elementary School, which implemented dual language beginning in the 2012-13 school year.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Hillsboro, OR, Keizer, OR, Education Etc.

Gizmag

Small, portable and cheap radiation detector is being designed for the public

Ever since the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, there has understandably been an upsurge in the sale of consumer radiation-detecting devices .

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Gadgets

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