Claude Araeb

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'Big Science' uncovers another piece in the Alzheimer's puzzle

In a paper published today, British scientists have found evidence that biological material contributing to lesions in the brain, characteristic in …

Documentary Teaches Chinese Farmers, 'What's Organic?'

Demand has grown for organic produce among Chinese urbanites, but at least in one province, the farmers have yet to catch up.<p>Over the past few years, middle-class, urban Chinese folks have started buying organic. Constant news about new food-safety scandals has kindled their demand for what they …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

Back in the 1970s, a geneticist named Mary-Claire King decided she needed to figure out why women in some families were much more likely to get breast cancer.<p>It took 17 years for King and her colleague to identify the single gene that could cause both breast and ovarian cancer. During that time, …

Take away this one gene and mice live long and lean - Futurity

By deleting a single gene, researchers were able to dramatically reduce fat mass in mice while expanding their lifespan by 20 percent, a new study …

Scientists find potential target for treating mitochondrial disorders

Mitochondria, long known as "cellular power plants" for their generation of the key energy source adenosine triphosphate (ATP), are essential for …

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Disorder of neuronal circuits in autism is reversible, new study suggests

People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Medical researchers have …

Nanofiber bandages could safely seal your next wound

Over-the-counter liquid bandages are great for sealing up minor cuts and scrapes, but sutures are still required to close most surgical incisions and deeper wounds. A group of scientists at the University of Maryland, however, have devised a way to apply a layer of 370 nanometer-wide biodegradable …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …