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Young Women Scientists with the power to change our future. Many studies have also reported specific benefits of red wine. New research details how origami structures and bio-inspired design can be used to create a crawling robot. It’s called the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development, or ABCD, Study , and nearly two dozen institutions across the U.S. will be participating in the research.science daily

However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. Such excitotoxicity, the theory holds, can cause nerve-cell death and subsequent neurological dysfunction..The search is well under way for molecules that can shut down the NMDA receptor with much greater specificity.

While each page is set up in a standard Web format, the stark white background and blue-and-black text can be tough to look at for extended periods of time. By integrating signals of inflammation, NFkB appears to be the common link between such diverse conditions as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.science daily

The conversion of peatlands for palm oil plantations in Indonesia ran up the greatest carbon debt, one that would require 423 years to pay off. Medical researchers have discovered a connection between the development of new lymphoid tissue within the lung and protection against the disease… > full story.science daily

Northwestern University’s Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies is seeking a full-time assistant research professor or postdoctoral fellow with a strong interest in digital mental health and a background in psychology or a related field. That’s because work is starting on a groundbreaking study of the subject.