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Harvard chemist engineers a superbug that converts inhaled CO2 into fuel

Over the past few years, the number of headlines relating to the increasing levels of carbon dioxide emissions have skyrocketed, and it’s pretty much …

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Research explains the role of the gene BRCA1 in DNA repair - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are a step closer to understanding the role of the gene BRCA1. Changes in this gene are associated with a …

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Study finds that protein puts the brakes on melanin - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A year and a half ago, researchers at Brown University found a molecular gas pedal for melanin production. Now they’ve found a brake. For scientists, …

Alzheimer's Disease May Be Caused By Brain Infections — NOVA Next | PBS

Silent infections earlier in life could be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Alzheimer’s researchers have long presumed that amyloid beta proteins …

Dementia

Here's Why Doctors Are So Worried About the New Superbug

A much-feared superbug gene has been found for the first time in the United States, and it has health officials very worried.<p>The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last month. In her case, it was an E. coli bacteria. But scientists say this particular …

Microbiology

Possible case for fifth force of nature

A team of physicists at the University of California has uploaded a paper to the arXiv preprint server in which they suggest that work done by a team …

Physics

Cancer Drugs Are The Least Likely to Receive FDA Approval

<i>This post was corrected/updated on Monday, May 30.</i><p>A massive new study of drug candidates sheds light on which experimental therapies are most likely …

How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia.<p>Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude:<p>"Our results further substantiate the …

Biology