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Researchers have made a key development in relation to the commercialization of grapheme. Graphene is a unique material ideally suited for electronic devices.

Senator takes on antibiotic resistant organisms Special

With so-called “super bugs” on the rise, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill aimed at slowing down the rate of antibiotic resistant microorganisms.

Researcher creates microscope made of almost entirely paper

A scientist has created a microscope out of mostly paper that will cost less than a dollar -- far less than the several hundred dollars most reasonable ones would cost. It will magnify objects 2,100 times and can help in fighting serious diseases.

Space station science offers clues about pathogenic fungi

During an investigation dubbed "Microbe," using the environment aboard space shuttle Atlantis, researchers gained a better understanding of pathogenic fungi.

New treatment for brain tumors

A herpes virus, that has been genetically manipulated, has been used along with radiation to treat a form of brain cancer, according to a new study.

HIV risks lower with good bacteria

A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of 'good and bad' bacteria.

New flu target identified

A protein produced by the flu virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. This makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

USA should be prime viewing for Tuesday's red moon

There's going to be a red moon rising over North America early Tuesday morning, only it's not exactly red but only looks that way.

Op-Ed: Ocean acidity causes fish to go looking for their predators

Studies of the effects of carbonic acid, the CO2 related acid formed by carbon emissions and underwater volcanoes have shown that fish affected by the acid actually go looking for their predators.

Protein clue for schizophrenia origin

As part of a hunt for the causes of schizophrenia, researchers have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs.

Study finds excessive CO2 makes ocean fish fearless

A joint Australian and American research team has found fish exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide experience a change in behavior, making them bolder. Instead of fleeing from predators, they seem to be attracted to them.

Good beers need new yeasts

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage on the planet. Good beer requires good quality yeasts and researchers are continuing to hunt for new strains.

Early risers can catch spectacular 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse

Sky watchers across much of North America will get the chance to witness a total lunar eclipse for several hours on Tuesday, April 15 — but only if they rise early.

Cave-dwelling fish offers clues to human facial problems

A genetic association has been discovered with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish and facial asymmetries in humans. Researchers hope to understand why genes behave differently on the right versus the left sides of the human face.

Gut bacteria influence colon cancer progression

Researchers have demonstrated that gut bacteria can change the environment in a way that promotes the growth and spread of tumors. The results suggest that bacterial proteins may suppress DNA repair proteins within the cells that line the colon.

Four amazing facts to know about camels

While closely related to the four South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, guanaco, and vicuña) true camels have amazing and odd adaptations helping them survive the worlds harshest environments.

What can nanomedicine deliver?

Only a few nanotherapeutics are currently on the market. However, dozens more are making their way through preclinical studies and clinical trials. What is special about this medical development?

How cancer cells are 'put back together'

As some cancer cells are destroyed they can sometimes survive and piece themselves back together. The results offer insight on how cancer cells might be able to withstand chemotherapy.

Lab grown muscle self-repairs

Implanted into mice, scientists show that laboratory reared muscle, made from stem cells, can heal itself after an injury.

Smelling while sleeping can affect memory

The brain’s ability to properly store information about different scents can be disrupted by introducing new sensory stimulation during deep sleep. This is according research using mice.

Scientists regrow mouse thymus

Using a simple genetic formula, scientists have been able to coax a shrunken mouse thymus to regenerate. This is the first report of the regeneration of a whole, aged organ by a single factor.

Only one Japanese elementary textbook to mention Fukushima

Teaching sixth graders about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster is apparently going to be difficult for Japanese educators next school year. Only one science textbook out of six approved by the education ministry met the guidelines.

NASA's asteroid sample mission gets go-ahead

An innovative NASA space mission with the ambitious aim of collecting samples from an asteroid in 2018 was given the green light, Wednesday.

Trial for ultrasound prostate cancer treatment

An ultrasound treatment is currently in clinical trials in the U.S. for low-risk prostate cancer. If successful, the developers will seek FDA approval.

Kangaroo on the dinner menu?

While there are a plethora of benefits to adding kangaroo to our diet, it still is only consumed rarely within the U.S. and Canada.

Detoxifying role of Earth’s bacteria

Bacteria can do something that is quite unusual, they are able to detoxify a class of amino acids produced by plants and animals. Without this process occurring, the planet would be poisoned.

Colon cancer protein identified

A protein called PLAC8 has been implicated in the spread of colon cancer. The protein plays an active role in shifting normal cells lining the colon into a state that encourages metastasis.

NASA acknowledges strange light on Mars

NASA acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that a camera on one of its Mars rovers had captured an image of what could be artificial light emanating from the planet's surface.

Baker’s yeast could help combat Parkinson’s

Researchers think that baker's yeast may have the potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and cancer.

New way of treating cancer

Scientists have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival.

Lyme disease immunity is possible

A new study shows that, once infected with a particular strain of Lyme disease-causing bacteria, people can develop immunity against that strain that can last six to nine years.

Baldness gene discovered

A new research report explains why people with a rare balding condition called 'atrichia with papular lesions' lose their hair: it comes down to a specific gene.

New approach for treating leukaemia

Nearly half of patients with the most common form of adult leukemia appear to have a distinct pattern of genetic abnormalities that could better define their prognosis and treatment.

Stem cell breakthrough

A new substance that could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in relation to regenerative medicine has been developed.

Breast bacteria offer tantalizing clues about health

A new study has revealed that the female breast contains a unique population of microbes relative to the rest of the body. The research raises questions about health and disease.

Ultra-thin light detectors

A new, extremely thin kind of light detector has been created. For this, two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria on the rise

The emergence of community-acquired infections, such as urinary tract infections, due to strains resistant to common antibiotics are on the rise, according to a new study.

Clue for treating Huntington’s

Tests in mice of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production. Scientists have shown that adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.

Total lunar eclipse coming to North, South American sky April 15

If you live in the North and South American regions then expect a total lunar eclipse to come your way in the wee hours or April 15. Safe to view with the naked eye, if there's a clear sky you'll see the moon in various shades of red and orange.

London skeletons reveal the 'Black Death'

Twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London last year appear to have been part of a larger burial ground for plague victims, according to laboratory tests.

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.
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