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Deadly superbug arrives in US, report says

A long-dreaded superbug that is a strain of E. Coli has made its first appearance in the United States, researchers at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program announced Thursday.<p>After being identified in China, Europe and Canada, researchers identified mcr-1 positive— part of the deadly family of …

Scientists find link between brain infections and Alzheimer’s

A group of researchers at Harvard University may have unlocked the mystery behind what causes Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The study, published this week, …

How DIY bio-hackers are changing the conversation around genetic engineering

<i>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about transhumanism. Need a primer? Catch up here.</i><p><i>Ellen Jorgensen holds</i> <i>a Ph.D. in molecular biology and spent 30 years in the biotech industry before founding the nonprofit</i> …

Genetics

Step closer to AIDS cure: US scientists ‘cut out’ HIV DNA from infected animals

A cure for AIDS now seems to be closer than ever, since US scientists have managed to “cut out” the HIV virus DNA from the genomes of living animals …

Scientists Think They've Found The Key to Ketamine's Unprecedented Anti-Depressant Effects

It's not the high.<p>Back in February, we reported how patients with severe depression have been reporting "unbelievable" relief from taking the …

Scientists turn skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using drugs: Studies represent first purely chemical cellular reprogramming, changing a cell's identity without adding external genes

Studies represent first purely chemical cellular reprogramming, changing a cell's identity without adding external genes<p>In a major breakthrough, …

NASA is building an electric propulsion system to take us into deep space

With that in mind, NASA has just awarded a US$67 million contract to develop a new electric propulsion system that could eventually take us much deeper into space.<p>In essence, electricity is used in place of a chemical propellant to get a spacecraft moving.<p>The tech is slated to be used in the …

Science Fair 2016: Meet the Next Generation of America's Innovators

This Wednesday the White House will transform for the day into a hands-on showcase of student innovation: robots, prototypes, tools to help us fight climate change and cancer – all researched, built, and designed by the next generation of America's scientists.<p>On April 13th, President Obama will …

Scientists Just Made The World's Smallest Diode Out of DNA

Electronics on the molecular scale.<p>Researchers have shrunk down one of the fundamental components of modern electronics, creating the world's …

3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these …

3D Bioprinting

Why it’s exciting that scientists discovered a new state of matter

It might sound boring to most people, but the fact that scientists have finally been able to prove there’s a new state of matter is very exciting, as …

Scientists Have Identified The Molecules Most Capable of Fighting Prostate Cancer

Better than chemotherapy.<p>Scientists have identified 11 compounds that have the potential to significantly improve the diagnosis and treatment of …

Astronomers discovered unexpected activity on a giant asteroid that could point to something huge

Nestled 250 million miles from Earth, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is the largest object in the asteroid belt: Ceres.<p>It's home to some of …