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LED Streetlights Are Giving Neighborhoods the Blues

<b>You may have noticed them</b> going up in your town’s streets and parking lots: a new generation of pole-mounted lights that pour down a cool torrent of …

Climate Change and You: Living on the edge

Global warming used to be part of an apocalyptic future. But now there are signs it is already happening with more homes falling into the sea, …

Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment

Adult fathead minnows, such as this one, were exposed to treated wastewater effluent that contained pharmaceuticals to help scientists understand the …

Genetic Engineering to Clash With Evolution

Gene drives promise to spread a trait across an entire population — potentially even eradicating an entire species. But evolutionary forces are going …

Genetics

What is CRISPR, how does it work and what does it mean for our future?

Do you constantly hear CRISPR mentioned in the news and around the web, but never truly took the time to really understand what it is and how it …

When Evolution Fights Back Against Genetic Engineering

“Gene drives,” a technology for controlling genetic traits, could revolutionize disease prevention. But nature has a way of thwarting scientific meddling.<p>In a crowded auditorium at New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in August, Philipp Messer, a population geneticist at Cornell University, …

Genetics

How Technology Could Help Eradicate Malaria

Kurzgesagt explained how technology like CRISPR gene editing could be used to eradicate malaria, and the ethical questions that surround the issue.<p>We …

This Is What Your Genes Say About Weight Gain & More Importantly Weight Loss

Some of us aren’t lucky to be born with “skinny genes”, those with the FTO gene are on average 3kg heavier, and 70% more likely than everyone else to …

Report: Scientist the first to edit genes of healthy human embryos

A Swedish scientist is believed to be the first in the world to attempt to edit DNA in healthy human embryos, according to an exclusive report from …

4-D Printing Is Everything 3-D Printing Wished It Could Be -- Here's Why

Move over, 3-D. 4-D printing soon will allow manufacturers to create shape-shifting products that offer convenience, entertainment, safety, style, and economy.<p>3-D printing recently has done astounding things--scientists have used it to recreate a mummy head, cars, prosthetics and even firearms. …

This video explains how mosquitoes can be used to fight malaria (in two words, genetic engineering)

We haven't adopted the technology yet because it might lead to unintended consequences.<p>Mosquitoes might quite possibly be one of mankind's most …

Mosquitoes

Vaccines set for M&A wave, Serum Institute CEO predicts

Vaccines set for M&A wave, Serum Institute CEO predicts esagonowsky Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:17

Vaccination

Evolutionary conservation of Ebola virus proteins predicts important functions at residue level | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic

The Protein Data Bank<p>ConSurf: using evolutionary data to raise testable hypotheses about protein function<p>Characterization of a novel member of the …

Indonesia takes pains to stop excessive use of antibiotics

<b>PREMIUM</b> Use with precaution: An illustration of a public warning advising against the excessive use of antibiotics.(Kompas.com)In developing …

The UN just categorized antibiotics in the food system as a crisis on par with AIDS and Ebola

For the fourth time in its history, the United Nations has elevated a health issue to crisis level.<p>The UN General Assembly held a high-level meeting earlier this week (Sept. 21) to address how antibiotics have become less useful when treating human illnesses caused by bacteria. In its 70 year …

UN Classifies Antibiotic Resistance as a Crisis, Putting It on Par With Ebola and HIV

Super Drug, Super Bug<p>Since Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have come to revolutionize medicine in the 20th century. …

How can you tell Zika from plain old flu? It’s still not easy

The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult.<p>Here’s why: Most infected …

Day of Healthy

Among the best things you can do to stay clear of becoming incontinent, as well as to enhance the symptoms of tension incontinence is enhance the …