The high court on Tuesday ruled for Wyeth, which is now owned by Pfizer Inc, in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Hannah Bruesewitz, who suffered seizures as an infant after her third dose of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine in 1992.
One possible alternative – the use of aluminum-based elements in cables and copper-based elements in connection areas – also entails problems. Because there is a high electrochemical potential between a copper contact and an aluminum cable, this kind
The underwater image can be found at the co-ordinates 31 15'15.53N 24 15'30.53W. Last night Atlantis experts said that the unexplained grid is located at one of the possible sites of the legendary island, which was described by the ancient Greek p
Nguyen and colleagues at the Moores Cancer Center developed and injected a systemic, fluorescently labeled peptide (a protein fragment consisting of amino acids) into mice. The peptide preferentially binds to peripheral nerve tissue, creating a disti
Dr. Maurice Hilleman was a very angry man, and if his 2002 allegations are true he had every right to be. Hilleman made mind-numbing allegations during an in-depth interview in "The Health Century"—a landmark book and later a PBS television series.
Over the past 100 years research biologists have scoured the world in an attempt to find the clues to combating aging, increasing longevity, and bolstering immunity from disease. Their latest scientific find is a tiny village in Ecuador. Almost all c
American violin-making is enjoying a rebirth, craftsmen say, despite the rapidly improving production by fellow makers in China which artisans here see both as a threat -- and a boon -- to their livelihood.
espite being the second largest shark in the ocean, the basking shark is generally considered harmless to humans as it is a filter feeder. It swims with its mouth open to sift zooplankton, small fish and invertebrates from the water before the water
++Conducted by a U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman test team, the flight took off at 2:09 p.m. PST and lasted 29 minutes. This event marks a critical step in the program, moving the team forward to meet the demonstration objectives of a tailless fighter-siz
A group of short-statured Ecuadoreans has surprised scientists, not for its members' dwarfism, but because they are also immune to cancer and diabetes. Now scientists have figured out the group's healthy secret. The individuals have Laron syndrome,
"It is distressing that even in 2011, people are dying unnecessarily from cancers that could be prevented through maintaining a healthy weight, diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors," Martin Wiseman, a WCRF medical and scientific advi
The Skin-cell Gun works essentially like a sophisticated paint spray gun. It was developed by Professor Joerg C. Gerlach and colleages of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburg’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The conc
China plans to tighten control over rare earths producers and restrict output in a five-year development strategy, the Cabinet said Wednesday, amid concern abroad about plans to reduce exports of the exotic minerals used in high-tech goods.
A thicker tungsten rod will now require a much bigger spark plug and the widening of the hole in the electrode plates. They are doing this to end mechanical and electrical breakdown of the insulators. They want to press on to 45 kilovolts.
Kurzweil then demonstrated the computer, which he built himself — a desk-size affair with loudly clacking relays, hooked up to a typewriter. The panelists were pretty blasé about it; they were more impressed by Kurzweil's age than by anything he'd
Three huge asteroids are barreling through space on a rendezvous with Earth and there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it. Tens of thousands of asteroids and comets haunt the space ways, some changing their orbits every time they pass near a l
A brilliant research team has just successfully created the world's first prosthetic that obeys the commands given to it from the user's mind. Northwestern University scientists in Evanston, Illinois are researching how different patterns of brain
Health advocates have known for years that the Indian curry spice turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial to the circulatory system and is a natural liver detoxifier. Now medical researchers are confirming that one of the c
Scientists at the University of Sydney's Center for the Mind in Australia have created a real-life thinking cap. They did it by jolting the brain with electricity flowing from a strange headpiece with rubber straps and twisted tubes. Although to get
Dogs sniffed out bowel cancer in more than nine out of 10 cases. A Labrador retriever has sniffed out bowel cancer in breath and stool samples during a study in Japan.
University of Illinois medical researchers made a startling discovery: allergies might protect the suffer from glioma—a cancerous brain tumor. Yet the brain cancer glioma is not the only one that might be suppressed by the immune system of those suff
One of the most promising materials in science could answer some questions about one of the most elusive particles in the universe, according to a new paper. A trio of Spanish physicists believes that graphene, that simple, special Nobel-winning stuf
With bird flu, swine flu and recent evidence of dozens of mutations of the parent viruses facing the, harried medical researchers have been playing catch up on worldwide pandemic threats for more than a decade. Now a brilliant team of medical researc
n June of 2009, however, Alu and Engheta proposed a technique for cloaking a sensor that allows the sensor to detect, but not to be seen. Idea behind "cloaking a sensor". The light scattered by the cloak is out of phase with the light scattered by
In a process much like the materials science equivalent of bioengineering, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Ames Lab have figured out how to replace individual atoms in a solid magnetic compund much as biologists tweak and replace individual
De-bearded mussels are not only delicious — soon, they might improve medical implants.
The first invisibility cloak that works on visible objects
Tens of thousands of people gathered today in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Or maybe it was a hundred thousand. Or could’ve been up to two million. Except, by some counts, the Square can’t hold more than 225,000.
The discovery could allow for transistors that are smaller and orders of magnitude more efficient.
Their study, published in Nature Neuroscience, provides new insights into the hugely complex process by which we store and retrieve deliberately acquired information -- learning, in short. Earlier research showed that fresh memories, stored tempor