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Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

A research team led by Texas ChE Professor George Georgiou has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also …

Cancer Cells

Doctors can now sift bacteria from your blood using magnets

Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is no joke. More than half the people who contract the condition end up in the morgue. The conventional treatment involve the liberal application of antibiotics at the first sign of infection, though as we discovered on an American pig farm Wednesday, even our best meds …

Medicine

Potential Breakthrough In Alzheimer's Research -- and What You Can Do Now

In an aging world the rampant destruction of families and emotions due to Alzheimer’s disease is increasing. Around the planet forty-seven million …

Giant Artwork Reflects The Gorgeous Complexity of The Human Brain

The new work at The Franklin Institute may be the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of the brain ever.<p>Your brain has approximately 86 billion neurons joined together through some 100 trillion connections, giving rise to a complex biological machine capable of pulling off amazing feats. …

Neurophilosophy

20 Raw Pics Of Mothers Helping Daughters Give Birth

In honor of Mother’s Day (Sunday May 8th in the US, in case you’ve forgotten…), we thought we’d share this heartwarming, and perhaps heartbreaking …

HIV cure now a step closer after scientists make gene editing breakthrough

American scientists have made huge strides towards finding a cure for HIV using pioneering 'gene editing' techniques.<p>After years of research, the …

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in …

Demonstration

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Museums

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Karl Gruber<p>November 29, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite …

Psychology

A Tapeworm With Cancer Gave Its Tumors to Someone

Tapeworms are bad enough. They get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime.<p>But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect people with tumors.<p>“We were amazed when we found this new type of …

Cancer

A 'huge milestone': approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

Imlygic programs viruses to attack only cancer cells and gives patients more humane options – potentially ‘a complete change in the game’ in treatment<p>A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing …

Cancer

Biologists have found a gene that controls brain repair - ExtremeTech

By on October 29, 2015 at 9:28 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When a person suffers a stroke, …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Make Red Blood Cells

We generally only hear about blood shortages during a natural disaster, but the truth is that blood banks are often in short supply. That’s a risky …

Dying white blood cells filmed for the first time

Dying white blood cells have been captured on film for the first time, showing them alerting their neighbouring cells to their plight.<p>Scientists from …

Outlier Linguistics is teaching what most Chinese courses don’t – how characters work

As more and more students begin learning Chinese in high school and college, the hotshot foreign Mandarin speaker is no longer that rare. But many of …

Going Off the Pill Could Affect Who You're Attracted to, Study Finds

Your birth control pill could affect your relationship, and not just because it halts baby-making. A new study published in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> …

How sleeping 6 times a day helped the founder of WordPress build a billion-dollar company

Matt Mullenweg’s WordPress content management platform is one of the most influential pieces of software on the Internet, running more than 19 percent of websites (including VentureBeat).<p>But before Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, was on the path to being a billion-dollar company, …

Hacking

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Spooky Discovery About the Largest Structure in the Universe (Today's Most Viewed)

Quasars are the nuclei of galaxies from the early days of the universe that undergo brief periods of extremely high brightness that make them visible …

Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma

It's been called the "fifth pillar" of cancer treatment: genetically reengineering the human immune system to recognize cancers and fight them.<p>The treatment has shown recent promise in fighting blood cancers such as leukemia. But hard tumors, such as mesothelioma, have proven to be more resistant …

Healthy-Obesity Gene Found—But Genes Aren't Everything

Austrian researchers have discovered a possible genetic explanation for why about a quarter of obese people are “metabolically healthy”—meaning they …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Genetics

Cholesterol activates signaling pathway that promotes cancer

Cells employ thousands of signaling pathways to conduct their functions. Canonical Wnt signaling is a pathway that promotes cell growth and division …

A Beautiful Mind: Can Ariel Garten's Brain Wave Interface Improve Your Outlook On Life?

When science and art intersect<p>In college, Ariel Garten started a clothing line that took its inspiration from neuroscience. She hooked people up to an electroencephalograph (EEG) to record their brain waves, then emblazoned T-shirts with the spiky patterns reflecting their mental activity. She also …

Humanity Is Now Officially Ready For Suspended Animation

Surgeons from the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are set to begin suspended animation trials by dramatically cooling down …

Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure.<p>The European commission launched the €1.2bn (£950m) …

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …