Now, researchers at MIT have overcome a major obstacle to both stem cell study and eventual stem cell treatments by creating a synthetic surface that enables stem cells to live and multiply for months, producing clinically-useful quantities of ident
Scientists in the US have designed a new kind of solar cell that could generate electricity using both the Sun's light and heat. They claim that the device could be more efficient than either photovoltaic panels or "solar-thermal" plants operating
Although many questions remain regarding the mechanisms of reprogramming, we were able to genetically test the route of cell fate alteration. Our findings suggest that cardiomyocytes were directly induced from cardiac fibroblasts without reverting to
Delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC, and cannabinol (CBN) all inhibited primary Lewis lung tumor growth, whereas cannabidiol (CBD) enhanced tumor growth. Oral administration of 25, 50, or 100 mg delta-9-THC/kg inhibited primary tumor growth by 48, 72, and 75
A section of California's Death Valley is home to a strange phenomenon: Rocks that litter the landscape seem to move on their own, leaving long trails behind them in the cracked, bone-dry clay.
"The vehicle is very similar to a cluster bomb," explains Dr. Peer. Inside the nano-vehicle itself are tiny particles of chemotherapy drugs. When the delivery vehicle comes into contact with cancer cells, it releases the chemotherapeutic payload di
An Indian computer scientist was arrested this weekend when he refused to disclose an anonymous source who provided an electronic voting machine to a team of security researchers.
More recently, I learned that the digestive system is rigged to hold 125% of your daily needs. This gave pause. If one ate daily to satisfaction, and what greater pleasur
Since last April, 19 cancer patients whose liver tumors hadn’t responded to chemotherapy have taken an experimental drug. Within weeks of the first dose, it appeared to work, by preventing tumors from making proteins they need to survive.
A few transplants of the 28,000 performed yearly involve the same organ spending time in more than two bodies. The most common scenario arises when patient in late stages of a disease receives liver or kidney as a last-ditch effort to keep him alive.
We talked to the Spitzer Space Telescope's visualization team about the challenges and rewards of rendering the mission's reams of non-visual data into something that catches the public eye. Plus: a gallery of their all-time favorite works
An unmanned Global Hawk recon drone will join a team of aircraft--all equipped with advanced weather instrumentation--to observe the 2010 storm season closer than ever before
We started in one place and looked at the connections. It led into a very complicated series of loops and circuits. It's not an organizational chart. There's no top and bottom to it," said Swanson, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and
Cognitive tasks were initiated 5 minutes after the start of stimulation as it has been shown that 3 minutes of stimulation is the minimum duration of stimulation in order to induce significant after-effects changes in the cortical excitability T
If you saw this thing on your neighbor's trailer, you'd laugh at him. "What sort of pretentious man-child buys a boat shaped like a shark," you'd scoff into your mugaccino, secure in the knowledge that you'd never shell out for something so rid
The disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, known as FSHD, is one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy. It was known to be inherited in a simple pattern. But before this paper, its cause was poorly understood.
Superconductors are more than 150 times more efficient at carrying electricity than copper wires. However, to attain the superconducting state, these materials have to be cooled below an extremely low, so-called transition temperature.
Silver has been used as a medicine and preservative by many cultures throughout history. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and others used silver vessels for water and other liquids to keep them fresh.
Mind control by parasite sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but not only have scientists revealed that it is real across a range of animals — including perhaps humans — they now even have fossil evidence suggesting it has taken place for milli
While both the cruising speed of 79 knots and the gross weight of 2150 lbs are comparable to the S-300C helicopter, the big issue, as with electric cars, is range. The demonstrator has an expected flight time of 15 minutes (compare this to the 3.7 hr
A new material could turn liquid oil on the surface of water into a floating solid that could be scooped away. The developers say the compound is non-toxic and can be recovered and separated from the oil for reuse.
We are essentially printing batteries," he said. "Everything is crystalline -- the anode, cathode separator and electrolyte are crystalline."
With barely any notice, the autism community heard that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children's Health would be holding a hearing entitled, "State of Research on Potential Environmental Health Factors with Autism and Related Neurodevelopment Disor
New Energy's ability to generate electricity on see-thru glass is made possible by making use of the world's smallest working organic solar cells, developed by Dr. Xiaomei Jiang at the University of South Florida. Unlike conventional solar systems,
he amount of current we are producing per firing capacitor has improved. We have achieved 1 MA at 27 kV with only 8 capacitors firing, something that required all 12 capacitors with the old spark plugs.
Resistant to almost all antibiotics, thanks to having become enhanced by a gene that can jump across different species of bacteria, giving them an alarming potential to spread and diversify.
breakthrough by turning back the developmental clock in a molecular pathway critical for the growth of corticospinal tract nerve connections.
Glass manufacture Corning Inc. dust's off invention from 1960 that was shelved until it was re-discovered in 2005. This new glass is revolutionizing the industry with limitless possibilities!
But only now are we starting to see the major automakers putting aside their prejudices (which nearly put some of them out of business), and moving forward with their first generations of highway-capable electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
Researchers report that a spinal fluid test can be 100 percent accurate in identifying patients with significant memory loss who are on their way to developing Alzheimer’s disease.