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End of antibiotic resistance? Four strategies could turn the tide — NOVA Next | PBS

Late on the night of December 26, just three days after I had given birth to my son and two days after receiving two blood transfusions for …

One Person’s Cancer Can Be Fought Using Someone Else’s Immune Cells, Study Finds

This is big.<p>For the first time, scientists have shown that even if a patient’s own immune cells are incapable of recognising and attacking tumours, …

Are You Being Rigorous or Just Intolerant?

I always took pride in being "a hard teacher." I was rigorous but fair; my students didn’t need to be geniuses to succeed, they just needed to be …

Mental Health

I Would Rather Do Anything Else Than Grade Your Final Papers

Dear Students Who Have Just Completed My Class,<p>I would rather do anything else than grade your Final Papers.<p>I would rather base jump off of the …

Lowe's

One Third of All Antibiotics Prescribed to Americans Are Unnecessary

For the past several years, doctors have been sounding the alarm about the overuse of antibiotics. For all the concern, however, no one quite knew …

Microbiology

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper

Adam Ruben’s tongue-in-cheek column about the common difficulties and frustrations of reading a scientific paper broadly resonated among <i>Science</i> …

Brigham Young University under fire for disciplining sexual assault victim for ‘honor code’ breach

By Yanan Wang<p>Yanan Wang<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are accusing administrators of using its strict code of conduct against sexual assault victims.<p>The Mormon school is the largest religious …

Title IX

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

8 Hidden Facebook Tricks You Need to Know

More than 1 billion people regularly use Facebook, but that doesn’t mean they know all the hidden tricks for using the social media platform. Both …

Social Media

Hawking backs interstellar travel project

<b>Stephen Hawking is backing a project to send tiny spacecraft to another star system within a generation.</b><p>They would travel trillions of miles; far further than any previous craft.<p>A $100m (£70m) research programme to develop the computer chip-sized "starships" was launched by the billionaire Yuri …

Causes of Students’ Emotional Fragility: Five Perspectives

Two months ago, I reported on the declining emotional resilience of college students. I summarized the claims, made by college mental-health …

This Ancient Chinese Text Is the Manual for Business Disruptors

When disruption became the rallying cry for innovators a decade ago, they seized on ancient work of Chinese philosophy to prove their point. In …

Mayo Clinic Minute: Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Mosquitoes are more than a menace. The World Health Organization says these tiny insects spread many diseases, including Zika virus, malaria, dengue …

Mayo Clinic

Zika Virus May Also Be Tied to Another Brain Disorder

<b>The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain’s myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small</b> …

Brazilian scientists find new Zika-linked brain disorder in adults

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists in Brazil have uncovered a new brain disorder associated with Zika infections in adults: an autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, that attacks the brain and spinal cord.<p>An edes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a test tube as part of …

These researchers have figured out a new way to kill cancer cells

How do you get a cancer cell to gobble up a ball of anticancer drugs and for a direct kill? Cancer researcher Mauro Ferrari says he and his team have finally figured out how to elude a tumor cell’s defenses.<p>And he says the method works well on hard-to-target metastatic tumors, too.<p>“The vast …

Fixing A Broken Freshman Year: What An Overhaul Might Look Like

When Taevin Lewis first arrived at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis — a long plane ride from her native Tennessee — she was a little lost.<p>"I didn't know where to go," remembers the sophomore biology major. "I didn't know where a lot of the offices were."<p>And it wasn't just the campus map. …

Proving Zika guilty: A long and painstaking task

LONDON,(Reuters) - Evidence is building for the theory that Zika can cause newborn brain defects and the World Health Organization is promising more answers in weeks, but nailing a definitive link will be neither simple nor swift.<p>Mothers posing with their babies who were born with microcephaly, at …

Move over T. rex, new dinosaur unveiled

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you thought the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park" were big, wait until you see the newly discovered 122-foot-long dinosaur that is displayed at the American Museum of Natural History.<p>This dino surpasses the museum's model of a blue whale by about 30 feet.<p>The prehistoric creature is so big it …

American Museum of Natural History

First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international …

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Historic church discovered in Turkey’s Nevşehir ‘could change history of Orthodoxy’

NEVŞEHİR – Anadolu Agency<p>AA Photos<p>Yet another historical church has been unearthed in the Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia and experts are …

Archaeology

Exhaled Biomarkers and Gene Expression at Preschool Age Improve Asthma Prediction at 6 Years of Age | American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Statement on Aortic Dilatation in Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valves Released - American College of Cardiology

A statement of clarification has been issued by the ACC and the American Heart Association (AHA), with endorsement from other societies, regarding …

3D Printers Can Now Churn Out “Living” Blood Vessels

In a breakthrough that could lead to printable organs and an enhanced understanding of human physiology, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National …

Blood Vessels