The treatment, which shows potential to prevent degenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Huntington's, has so far only been tested on worms.
As many as 65 percent of women are said to take it during pregnancy.
Scientists have used human stem cells to create functional lung and airway cells, according to a study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
Hospitals may look clean and sterile, but they're actually breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria. MRSA, a bacterial infection resistant to most antibiotics, can run rampant in healthcare environments.
The caffeine in popular bottled energy drinks like Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar can more than double what's in a cup of coffee - and the extra boost of caffeine and taurine can cause more forceful heart contractions, according to German researchers
We have found a totally new way of discovering these structures using just laser light”, says Piotr Hanczyc at Chalmers University of Technology. If the protein aggregates a
The plots at page top show diamagnetic transitions for both warming and cooling test cycles. The diamagnetic shift is on the order of 6 to 8 milli-Gauss. This is weaker than with prior discoveries, due to a lower volume fraction (VF) of superconducti
The tattoo’s built-in microphone would pick up the sounds made by a person’s voice by reading vibrations and fluctuations of muscle or tissue from their voicebox. If the user is making a phone call, the tattoo would then send these sounds wireless
A new study raises concerns of a possible association between cell phone radiation exposure and breast cancer in young women.
By taking advantage of an immutable force, the GravityLight may be the most reliable electric light source of all.
A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon
Last month, I wrote about an overlooked passage in Rachel Carson’s famous book, Silent Spring. To recap, the excerpt goes like this: “It is not my contention that chemical insecticides must never be used. I do contend that we have put poisonous and
When electrical line worker James Young lost both his arms in 2010 in a workplace accident, he had joined the long, grim list of those people who lose a limb – up to a million a year according to the World Health Organization.
The world's biggest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites has arrived at its launch site in preparation for liftoff just a few weeks from now.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree wi
Donor is a brain dead patient, matched for height and build, immunotype and screened for absence of active systemic and brain disorders. If timing allows, an autotransfusion protocol with D's blood can be enacted for reinfusion after anastomosis.
A clinical trial that pitted a new type of tongue-controlled wheelchair against traditional sip-and-puff models has demonstrated that the former could offer paralyzed men and women more independence than the latter.
Leeches, lobotomies, and more
We are a step closer to understanding how life began, and we can thank the humble lemon.
Graphene is just spearheading researchers' foray into the world of two-dimensional (2D) materials. Besides carbon, molybdenum (MoS2), tungsten (WS2), and vanadium (VS2) all promise new material systems with unique properties and performance for a ran
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life.
The ability to create a 3D printed organ and transplant it into a patient who needs it is something straight out of sci-fi. Someday, patients will be able to lie down on a massive 3D printer and have their new organs and tissues printed right into th
A Boston startup wants to create precise genome-editing treatments that can address more types of disease than previous gene therapy methods.
The human brain is puzzling -- it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why?
Although different proteins create different kinds of amyloids, they generally have the same structure, which the researchers say is what makes it possible to differentiate them from healthy proteins using the multi-photon laser
Long-lived Basque Country is piloting a system aimed at reducing healthcare costs with remote sensors.
In other words, scientists today are much closer to creating fusion energy than they were 40 years ago. And while most large public research projects are still decades from producing a reactor that can compete in the marketplace, a number of private
I have only recently began using Linux.
The Food and Drug Administration is ordering 23andMe to stop selling its saliva collection kits for its personal genome service.
One engineer tried 31 types of distortions.