The Ebola virus—one of the world's deadliest diseases—has a kill rate of 90 percent. That's largely because the best current treatment must be applied within one hour of infection.
Blue-green algae is not your average pond scum - rather than consisting of plant-like organisms, blue-green algae actually are cyanobacteria, and some species are linked to the production and release of the toxin microcystin into the water. Human exp
Kept under wraps at a storage unit in Rochester, New York, are two military spy telescopes so advanced that NASA is studying the hardware.
Visvanathan Ramamurthy, Ph.D., researcher at the West Virginia University Eye Institute and the WVU Center for Neuroscience, and WVU MD/PhD student Cristy Ku recently demonstrated that gene replacement therapy restores sight in animal models.
Despite repeating the process 15,000 times with consistent findings, the OPERA team cautioned skepticism until the results could be independently verified and invited
Medicine has been revolutionised by 3D imaging techniques. But you ain't seen nothing yet, say data imaging researchers
We’re not done with anatomy. We know a tremendous amount about genomics, proteomics and cell biology, but as Diane Kelly makes clear at TEDMED, there are basic facts about the human body we’re still learning.
But Zach recovered and since he has returned to the family home in York, he has relearnt all of the skills he had picked up and now has the full abilities of a two year-old. “It has been amazing to watch him recover,” said Mrs Hilary. “It has been li
The team of Italian scientists running an experiment called OPERA, who said they had clocked neutrinos moving faster than light, have come to terms with their findings:
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth has found a hardy few.
The periodic table of elements, organized thoughtfully from hydrogen to ununoctium, is a tribute to the accomplishments of modern chemistry and physics.
Google has a research team of more than 400 scientists working on fundamental problems that will advance the fields of computer science and engineering.
“Manufacturers BRS Labs said it has installed the cameras at tourist attractions, government buildings and military bases in the U.S. In its latest project BRS Labs is to install its devices on the transport system in San Francisco, which includes bu
“Our .50-caliber bullet can guide itself to a hit half a mile away”
Millimeter-scale devices could give surgeons the ability to operate on beating hearts.
Venus Transit 2012: A Fiery Crossing
A seriously cool study is coming out later this year in Psychological Science on the benefits of awe
Carl Sagan was fond of saying, that "spectacular claims require spectacular evidence". Deepak Chopra specializes in the spectacular claims but not evidence or the realistic.
"One of the remaining big unknowns is why or how this happens," said senior author Gregory Marcus, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the UCSF Division of Cardiology. "In a previous publication, we suggested that there was an effect on the ele
An atom has been split into halves, separated, and then put back together, in new research from the University of Bonn.
Sauve and his team are doing trials in human patients with macular degeneration, a condition that results in the loss of central vision and is the main cause of blindness in people over 50. The trials have found those who have the highest level of DH
Our technology enables the formation of new bone tissues within three months," says Ikoma. "This is much faster than the six months required using collagen from porcine dermis." The use of fish collagen also mitigates the potential infection of hu
The trapped rainbow could be utilised in tiny biosensors to identify biological materials based on the amount of light they absorb and then subsequently emit, which is known as fluorescence spectroscopy. Slowed-down light has a stronger interaction w
when scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, set out to find enzymes the proteins that carry out chemical reactions inside cells that bind to RNA, they too found more than they expected
Type 2 diabetes is popularly associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. However, just as there are obese people without type 2 diabetes, there are lean people with the disease.
In the late eighth century, Earth was hit by a mystery blast of cosmic rays, according to a Japanese study that found a relic of the powerful event in cedar trees.
For most of western history, people have assumed that what is true of “us” in most cases, must be true for “them,” i.e. other groups about which we may actually know little. One example is the concept of time.
Using a technique known as “nucleic acid origami,” chemical engineers have built tiny particles made out of DNA and RNA that can deliver snippets of RNA directly to tumors, turning off genes expressed in cancer cells.
In the phenomenon of superlubricity, two solid surfaces can slide past each other with almost no friction.
Graphene solar cells are one of industry's great hopes for cheaper, durable solar power cells in the future. But previous attempts to use graphene, a single-atom-thick honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, in solar cells have only managed power convers