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Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves

You ever have that funny friend, the class-clown type, who one day just stopped being funny around you? Did it make you think they were depressed? …

REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted

What Nails Say About Your Health

It’s often said that the eyes are the window to the soul. But might fingernails reveal your health status? All kinds of conditions and diseases can …

Stumbling into the Future

Macy’s department store had men’s summer suits on sale for $6.95, which shoppers could top off with cool straw hats for a low price of $1.59.<p>For …

The Gene Machine

Scientists have discovered that the human body contains more than 25,000 genes, but what they do remains mostly a mystery. “We don’t know the …

Graphene: Have Strength and Conductivity, Will Transform | Emerging Tech

A developing technology using an ultra-thin layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure could start revolutionizing consumer electronics …

Colored x-ray of a full-term fetus in breech position

Colored x-ray of a full-term fetus in breech position.

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

“Fund Me:” Researchers who can't get corporate funding forced to get creative

With government funding more scarce, corporations have stepped in to underwrite an increasing amount of research in academia—as we’ve reported, …

Science & research news | Frontiers

See the latest science, research & news from Frontiers, an open access publisher of some of the world's most-cited journals including neuroscience, …

Neuroscience

Killing Cancer Through the Immune System

One of the confounding characteristics of cancer has long been that the body’s usually active patrol against viruses tends to leave deadly cancer …

Animal-rights activists wreak havoc in Milan laboratory

University says loss of animals and lab records may ruin years of work on psychiatric diseases.<p>Activists occupied an animal facility at the …

The Male Contraceptive Pill In a fascinating study, Jay Bradner and colleagues discover that JQ1, a small molecule inhibitor of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of epigenetic reader proteins can potentially act as a potent male contraceptive. When the authors use JQ1 to inhibit the testis-specific BET member BRDT, they find that that spermatogenesis is altered and sperm counts are decreased. Intriguingly, JQ1 treated male mice mate normally and the effects of the drug are completely reversible. Read this cool paper FREE @ http://tinyurl.com/lj9foum

What can antibodies teach us about creating HIV vaccines? Michel Nussenzweig and colleagues review how structural studies of potently neutralizing antibodies are informing vaccine development. Read about it @ http://ow.ly/tBKPk It’s FREE!

Academic Medicine? No way! (But are you so sure?)

The doctor business is win-win: doctor wins, patient wins. In sharp contrast, the legal profession is a win-lose dichotomy. That is one reason why we …

Focus on Cardiology

Focus | 05 July 2018<p>Focus home<br>• Content<p>Genomic advances are revolutionizing our understanding of cardiology. Genomic analysis can now shed light on …

Brain-training research benefits batters

Study with UC Riverside baseball players significantly improves vision, reduces strikeouts.<p>Four words no baseball player wants to hear: Strike three. You’re out.<p>The UC Riverside’s baseball team heard those words less frequently in the 2013 season after participating in novel brain-training research …

The Morphology of Human Blood Cells (1956)

<b>The Morphology of Human Blood Cells (1956)</b><p>Dorothy Sturm’s beautiful watercolors are difficult to distinguish from an actual microphotograph (except perhapsthey are clearer and more detailed than a micrograph, and certainly superior to images from the 1950’s). Sturm’s watercolor on paper illustrations, drawn directly from Wright-stained smears prepared by [microbiologists], depicted normal, pathological and infectious hematology with a clarity, detail and beauty that photomicrography of the …

Scientists Generate 3D Structure for the Malaria Parasite Genome

UC Riverside-led research could help identify new anti-malaria strategies<p>3D modeling of the human malaria parasite genome at one of the stages of its …

Medical genomics: Gather and use genetic data in health care

Research into how genetic variants can guide successful treatments must become part of routine medical practice and records, says Geoffrey …

Genome Editing

<b>The Experiment</b><p>By Christina Larson<p>Breakthrough The use of a genome-tool to create two monkeys with specific genetic mutations.<br>• Why It Matters The …

Genetics

Culturing For Cures

Long ago, when Andrew Goldberg, MD, was a resident, the ear, nose and throat specialist had a patient who came in repeatedly with a chronic infection …

The parched planet: Water on tap

Researchers are exploring unconventional sources of fresh water to quench the globe's growing thirst.<p>In an effort to combat his country's …

Alpinestars Airbag Protects Spanish Star

Marc Marquez crashed at 209.9 mph during practice for last weekend’s Italian GP at Mugello, but the Repsol Honda rider was medically cleared to ride …

Vigilantes take on drug cartels terrorising south-west Mexico

Daniel Castaneda said he had his reasons for taking the law into his own hands. Firstly, the drug cartels had kidnapped his sister; secondly, they were rife in the region, making getting around dangerous; and thirdly, he didn't trust the government to do enough about it.<p>So Castaneda joined a …

Metsä Musiikki Keskus - Forest Music Center in Joutseno, Finland

<i>Metsä Musiikki Keskus - Forest Music Center in Joutseno, Finland.</i>

Ukraine's People Power in Photos

A makeshift photo studio provides a captivating look at the Ukrainian upheaval.<p>In an improvised studio in a graffiti-strewn alley, photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind has been quietly capturing images of the people who have been taking part in the dramatic protests in Kiev. Last week those violent …