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Why Orange Juice Tastes Disgusting After You Brush Your Teeth

Finally, an answer.<p>In a handy video, the American Chemical Society has explained why orange juice (and food in general) tastes like soap after you brush your teeth. The basic gist is that a detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate, found within your toothpaste, blocks the sweet receptors on your …

When Fighting Ebola, PPE Practice Makes Perfect

Being asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball (MLB) game is a true honor. That is, until you arrive at the pitcher’s mound. Standing in front of tens of thousands of fans, you are expected to throw the ball some 60 feet to the eagerly awaiting catcher. With little to no …

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Derek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down<p>Four years ago, Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the back , leaving his spinal cord severed, and his body from the chest down paralyzed. Now, after an experimental treatment, Fidyka has regained some feeling in his lower body and is learning to walk …

Jet Lagged Gut Bacteria Could Contribute to Obesity

Maybe it's not just the airplane food that's making you feel bloated<p>After crossing multiple time zones it can feel like your entire body is worn out. And it turns out, that’s true, even down to the bacteria in your gut. In a study published last week in the journal <i>Cell</i>, researchers found that in …

How To Fast-Track An Ebola Vaccine

Companies, governments, and other groups are considering compromises such as speedier quality-control tests and relaxed packaging rules.<p>The World Health Organization said it will have Ebola vaccines ready to give to hundreds of thousands of West Africans by the middle of next year, Reuters reports. …

Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

A careful examination of frozen caribou poop has turned up two never-before-seen viruses.<p>The viruses are hundreds of years old: One of them probably infected plants the caribous ate. The other may have infected insects that buzzed around the animals.<p>The findings prove viruses can survive for …

The Case Against Mandatory Ebola Quarantines For Health Workers

<i>The New England Journal of Medicine</i> published an editorial against quarantining people who have worked with Ebola patients in Africa. Renee Montagne speaks with Dr. Lindsey Baden, one of the authors.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>The Obama administration yesterday recommended voluntary home …

Study gives new view on how cells control what comes in and out

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions …

Scientists Have Grown a Functioning Blood Vessel in Just Seven Days

Three years ago, a patient who was missing the vein that connects the gastrointestinal tract to the liver received a blood vessel transplant grown …

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Researchers identify algae-virus DNA in humans

(Phys.org) —The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice and men, according to a …

Cemeteries reveal the path of an invasive mosquito

Native to Southeast Asia, the Asian tiger mosquito (<i>Aedes albopictus</i>) showed up in Houston, Texas, in 1985. By 1986 it had reached St. Louis, …

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Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity

It’s not such a stretch to think that humans can catch the Ebola virus from monkeys and the flu virus from pigs. After all, they are all mammals with …

What Happens to a Dead Body in the Ocean?

When a dead body decomposes in the ocean, scientists know little about what happens to it. To find out, some researchers performed an unusual …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

Physicists closer to understanding balance of matter, antimatter in universe

Physicists have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles -- something that may explain why the Universe contains more matter than …