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Resonance: from swings to subatomic strings

Resonance crops up when we talk about music, art and ideas. But that's nothing compared to how widely it appears in science.<p>Related Stories<p>Vibrations …

What your science teacher told you about sex chromosomes is wrong

Sarah Richardson is a historian and philosopher of science who focuses on the intersections between race and sex and the sciences. In her new book, <i>Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome</i>, she explores how cultural gender norms have influenced the study of sex in the genome, …

Breakthrough shows how DNA is 'edited' to correct genetic diseases

An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting …

Spread of MERS interactive

Inside the international hunt for the source of MERS<p>As of May 9, the World Health Organization reported 536 diagnosed cases of MERS, among them 145 deaths.<p>Saudi Arabia346 cases(74 deaths)United Arab Emirates47 cases(5 deaths)Qatar7 cases(4 deaths)United Kingdom4 cases(3 deaths)Oman4 cases(4 …

MERS-CoV | Infection Prevention and Control for Hospitalized Patients

UPDATED June 2015<p>Background<p>Preventing transmission of respiratory pathogens including MERS-CoV in hospitals requires the application of infection …

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A Host Of Difference Between SARS & MERS

Photo Credit NIAID<p># 8630<p>Given that both diseases are caused by a previously unknown coronavirus, both appear to originate from an unusual zoonotic …

MERS Virus Appears To Have Jumped From Human To Human In U.S.

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus appears to have jumped from one human to another for the first time in United States.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release that an Illinois man has preliminarily tested positive for the MERS antibodies after he had …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

54 years of space exploration: an updated map that you must see – Franck Marchis Blog

National Geographic asked 5W Infographics to update its 50 Years of Exploration graphic, a classic that I use often in my talks to illustrate our …

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Brains of simple sea animals could help cure neural disorders

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida scientist studying simple sea animals called comb jellies has found the road map to a new form of brain development that could lead to treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.<p>A comb jelly is pictured in this undated handout …

Target immune system to treat gum disease

A component of the immune system may offer a new target for preventing or even reversing gum disease, researchers say.<p>Nearly half of all adults in …