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ScienceDaily: Latest Science News

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News


Time to think big: A call for a giant space telescope

Posted: 22 Jun 2014 07:22 AM PDT

In the nearly 25 years since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers and the public alike have enjoyed ground-breaking views of the cosmos and the suite of scientific discoveries that followed. The successor to HST, the James Webb Telescope should launch in 2018 but will have a comparatively short lifetime.

Advanced CT scanners reduce patient radiation exposure, study finds

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 06:31 PM PDT

The use of advanced CT scanning equipment is helping to address the important concern of patient exposure to radiation. The study results provide information that will help in setting standards for radiation safety quality control in cardiovascular imaging.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy may lead to childhood obesity, diabetes

Posted: 21 Jun 2014 06:30 PM PDT

Maternal use of a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, resulted in increased fat accumulation and inflammation in the liver of the adult offspring, researchers have demonstrated for the first time in an animal model. This raises new concerns about the long-term metabolic complications in children born to women who take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.

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