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Wanted: Crime-solving bacteria and body odor

Forensic biologist Silvana Tridico was puzzled by pubic hair.<p>Specifically, pubic hair samples donated by two volunteers.<p>She had just finished …

What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment

Author: Sarah Zhang. Sarah Zhang Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:04 pm. 8:04 pm<p>Three years ago, I lived in a tiny New …

Cancer tumours 'reprogrammed' back into healthy tissue

Cancer researchers have demonstrated a method to reprogram tumour cells into benign cells in what could be a dramatic breakthrough in the fight …

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a …

Cancer

World's rarest marine creature spotted after 30-year absence

The Allonautilus scrobiculatus has inhabited the earth for 500 million years and has only been seen twice, until now<p>A rare species of nautilus, a marine mollusc, has been found by researchers for the first time in 31 years. It has been suggested that the Allonautilus scrobiculatus could be the …

Zoology

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

10 Was To Cope With The Explosive & Labile Personality

Do you know someone who tends to take every little thing you say personally and holds a long-term grudge against you? What do you think the problem …

Mental Health

4 tricks for getting rid of your nerves and appearing more confident in a job interview

Body language experts say the trick is to distract your mind and focus on things that <i>don't</i> make you nervous.<p>Here are four tricks for doing just that:<p>One simple way to quell feelings of nervousness is to momentarily transport yourself to a time in which you felt self-assured and at ease. You can do …

Public Speaking

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

The medical abortion works — so why aren't more women using it?

And why aren't doctors more vocal about it?<p>I found out I was pregnant during a routine gynecological exam after I mentioned my period was a few days late. My doctor told me she’d need to collect a urine sample anyway, so they’d test it just to be sure. I wasn’t worried. I’d only been off hormonal …

This Is What Chronic Illness Really Looks Like

"We don't always think of disease as something that affects identity."<p>Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci no longer want to suffer in silence.<p>After dealing chronic illness for the majority of their lives -- Cashel with Lyme disease and Lupinacci with lupus -- and feeling like they were alone in their …

Health effects of aspirin: Where do we stand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> An aspirin a day, keeps the doctor away. Or does it?<p>Aside from being a potent painkiller to help with that numbing headache or aching pain in your back, doctors today routinely prescribe a daily regimen of aspirin to help prevent heart attack and stroke. And a number of studies also …

Biomedicine

New Research Shows DNA Can Be Altered by Trauma, Passed On to Offspring

Assistant Editor, Contributed Content<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While we have long known that hereditary genes are responsible for physical attributes and for illnesses or allergies, scientists have discovered that the trauma experienced by one generation can alter …

Genetics

New breed of paramedics treats patients before emergencies occur

Paramedic Jacob Modglin parks on a palm-lined street in Oxnard and jumps out of his ambulance. He is prepared for any kind of emergency.<p>But his patient is standing in the driveway of a one-story house, holding a thermos, and smiling. It's time for his 8 p.m. appointment.<p>Modglin is part of a new …

Physiology

Appendicitis: Why Antibiotics May Replace Surgery for Some Patients

<i>Edward Chin, MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Surgical Director, Gastrointestinal Motility Center Surgical Director, Living Kidney Donor Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai</i><p><b>Appendicitis: Why Antibiotics May Replace Surgery for Some Patients</b><p>For over a century, acute appendicitis …

Scientists seeking cause of mysterious heart attack plaguing young women

In August 2014, Danville, Ohio, resident Mandy Holt went to an auction for a coworker, who was selling her household items. Holt, a surgical nurse at Knox Community Hospital, had a cookie and shortly afterward began having what she first thought was ordinary heartburn. But when the pain began …

Medicine

Surprising facts about the life of one of the most terrifying creatures on Earth

How did this 20-foot-long (6 meters) great white Internet sensation become such a behemoth?<p>Named Deep Blue, the female shark made a colossal impression in video clips shared on Facebook by shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, director of Pelagios-Kakunjá A.C., a nonprofit organization that …

Nonprofits

How DNA detectives are helping solve the rise of superbug

DNA sequencing could be the key to quickly and cheaply identifying pathogen strains, as well as tracking routes of transmission and monitoring mutations<p><i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>It is now 12 years since the first set of genetic instructions in a human was sequenced. Many of …

Tiny, Sophisticated Human Brain Grown In A Dish

It’s as advanced as the brain of a five-week-old fetus<p>Researchers from Ohio State University have made the most sophisticated lab-grown brain yet, according to results presented yesterday at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium. It could provide a new way to understand how genes and …

Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …

Cancer

Thousands of microbes found in house dust

<b>The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different species of microbes, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the United States.<p>They discovered that the types of bacteria and fungi varied depending on …

Microbiology

An Exploration of Physics Logic

Physics is by consensus! In gravitational theories we have three accords, Relativity, Strings & Quantum (RSQ) theories. Like a board of directors, the physics community, based on empirical evidence, agree to disagree on how Nature works. Nature, herself, has only one vote, and it is a veto.<p>The …

No qualms about quantum theory

A colloquium paper published in <i>European Physical Journal D</i> looks into the alleged issues associated with quantum theory. Berthold-Georg Englert from …

Skin Cancer or Just a Spot? What to Do When You See Something "Strange" On Your Skin

When it comes to our skin, spotting something unusual could be a frightening dilemma. So, how do we distinguish exactly what the strange spot is and …

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take …

100 years ago, science lost one of its greatest minds in the trenches of Gallipoli

Aug. 10, 1915. The Gallipoli sun beats down on the back of a Turkish sharpshooter. He is patient and used to the discomfort. He wipes the sweat from his eyes and peers back down the sight of his rifle, sweeping back and forth across the enemy lines. He’s hoping to spot a target worth taking a shot …

World History