Daniel Adrian Ashleman

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A stomach grown in a petri dish could help scientists understand our guts

Digestion under a microscope<p>When scientists want to understand how a drug works, they often turn to mice or other small animals to see how it works in them, then try to relate the results in humans. But a mouse is not a human, and its body functions quite differently. So for a few years now, …

Lenovo planning another Tango-enabled device for 2017

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was released just recently, and it received quite mixed reviews, especially related to its design. The device features an oddly placed fingerprint sensor, as well as a wide array of depth sensing cameras sitting above, making it look to be more of a project device than a …

Scientists discover pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Breakthroughs

Flies Could Falsely Place Someone at a Crime Scene

Science & InnovationGory Details<p>This might be the grossest science experiment I’ve ever written about—which is really saying something on a blog called Gory Details—but it’s also one of the most fascinating. It has to do with the taste a certain type of fly has for human bodily fluids.<p>Blowflies, in …

La Trobe University

Sutura Corneal

NASA reminds us that astronaut poop burns up ‘like shooting stars’

Astronaut Scott Kelly is just about halfway through his record-breaking one-year mission. To celebrate the occasion, NASA has released an infographic sharing some facts about what Kelly's up to.<p>And what his poop is up to.<p>[<i>Why American astronauts drink Russian urine</i>]<p>During his 12-month tenure, Kelly …

Should Bioethicists “Get Out Of The Way” Of CRISPR Research?

Steven Pinker claims that will speed up progress<p>The newly popular enzyme CRISPR-Cas9 has lots of impressive possible applications. Inevitably, it will be used to edit human DNA to fight disease. When a team of Chinese researchers tried this on human embryos for the first time last year, scientists …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

3-D Printers Bring Historic Instruments Back To The Future

In a recital hall at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, a group of musicians got together to play Jean-Baptiste Singelée's 1857 quartet for saxophones on some very old, very special instruments.<p>"This is an Adolphe Sax saxophone, from the mid-1860s," says Robert Howe, who collects antique wind …

For Over 20 Years a Man Went to the Bathroom Too Often. When Doctors Investigated They Found Something Fascinatingly Gross.

A 62-year-old man told doctors that for more than 20 years, he had suffered from an overactive bladder.<p>Doctors didn’t find anything wrong in a physical exam or laboratory tests, but a CT scan revealed otherwise. Going into the man’s pelvis with a small camera, they found what they described in the …

Incisional Keloid

A 24-year-old man underwent thoracic surgery for pulmonary hydatid disease, and 8 weeks later, asymptomatic, tumorlike, cutaneous lesions developed …

Study Reveals Something You Probably Didn’t Know About Drugs Like Tylenol

One of the most popular over-the-counter pain relievers on the market might do more than just reduce physical pain. A new study suggests that it can dull your emotions as well.<p>Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the brand name drug Tylenol, was already known to ease psychological pain, but Ohio …

Cancer Survival Boosted by Tetanus Shot With Vaccine

Treatment with tetanus shot seems to enhance cancer vaccine’s effects, stimulating the immune system, Duke University study of glioblastoma patients finds<p>A common tetanus booster shot given to patients with a deadly form of brain cancer shortly before an experimental cancer vaccine prolonged their …

Immunotherapy