Raven Mireles

@RavenMireles | Biology Major, Future Dermatologist

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

University of Toronto

A promising gene therapy will be tried in living humans next year

Another Chance to Treat Heart Failure<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 6 million adults in the U.S. live with heart …

Medical Research

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

Scientists engineer nonimmune cells that kill cancer upon contact

Synthetic T-Cells<p>In the continuous search for potentially cancer-curing treatments, researchers have turned to engineering cells. They’ve found that …

What Causes Mental Illness? Scientists Hope Lab-Grown Mini Brains Will Help Them Find Out

Psychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in <i>Translational Psychiatry</i> …

Protein that helps cancer spread identified: study

Toronto, Nov 19 (PTI) Scientists have identified a protein that enables the spread of tumours by binding cancer cells together and allowing them to …

Breakthrough treatment restores voluntary movement to paralyzed man's legs

Reversing the Irreversible<p>28 years ago, Andrew Meas broke his neck after a fall from a motorcycle — an accident that left him unable to move his …

Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery

UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles - an …

Exposure to Electromagnetic Emissions: Cell Phones, Tablets, WiFi, Etc, “They Are Damaging the Living Cells in Our Body” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>According to the World Health Organization (WHO):</i><p>As societies industrialize and the technological revolution continues, there has been an …

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements one step closer to human trials

Discovery could help tens of thousands of kidney dialysis patients each year<p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new lab-grown …

Spina Bifida Could Vanish With This Experimental Fetal Stem Cell Therapy

‘It’s early, but it’s certainly enough that we’ve gotten excited about the possibility [of] curing the paralysis associated with this.’<p>In 1950, …

Pregnancy

New skin grown in lab saves boy with rare disease

Doctors at Children's Hospital at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, tried skin grafts from his father and donor skin, but all failed.<p>The boy's …

Brisbane

An organism that regenerates could allow us to heal humans

The gecko’s remarkable ability to regenerate its tail in the space of a month could help scientists figure out how to heal spine injuries in humans, …

Earth is approaching 'tipping points' that could accelerate global warming beyond our capacity, warn scientists

As climate change drives up temperatures, earth comes ever closer to dangerous 'tipping points' that could accelerate <b>global warming</b> beyond our …

Subsidizing Coal and Nuclear Power Could Drive Customers Off the Grid

Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Sec. Rick Perry that would …

NASA released amazing close-up images of the giant new iceberg in Antarctica

NASA is on a mission to collect as much information as it can about the Larsen C ice shelf and its new A-68 iceberg. When A-68 broke off of Larsen C earlier this year, it was a historic event. A-68 is one of the largest icebergs ever to break off Antarctica.<p>While the event didn't make sea levels …

The brain’s helper cells have a hand in learning fear

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> — Helper cells in the brain just got tagged with a new job — forming traumatic memories.When rats experience trauma, cells in the …

New high blood pressure guidelines mean 30 million more Americans have hypertension

Under the new guidelines, the number of adults with high blood pressure will rise to 103 million from 72 million. Hypertension is the leading cause …

15,000 Scientists Beg Humans to Stop Killing Earth

(via HypnoArt/Pixabay)<p>The brightest minds in the world would really like you to stop killing everyone. You may not think you are, but you are. I am …

Implantable cancer vaccine

A small implant can recruit and reprogram a patient's own immune cells "on site" to kill cancer cells<p>The Wyss Institute’s implantable, biodegradable …