Carl Stuebner

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Desert island toxic algae may hint to a treatment for dementia

<b>Scientists say they now have good evidence in animals that exposure to a toxin from algae can trigger dementia-like changes in the brain.</b><p>If the US team is right, they may have found a new route towards treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's .<p>Their work, in the …

New protein gel for tissue regeneration

The human body can repair a lot of tissue damage itself. But sometimes, for instance in case of operations of wounds, it needs help. In her doctoral …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There’s an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Research sheds new light on structure of gold nanoparticles in water

Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and Colorado State University, USA, have for the first time ever determined the dynamical …

The US Military Is Working on Tech That Could Turn Soldiers Into Cyborgs

Brain implants to connect our minds to computers.<p>The US military has announced it will be developing an implantable neural interface that can bridge …

Mystery surrounding non-platinum catalysts for fuel cell technologies solved

A persistent controversy in catalysts for fuel cells has just been solved by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences at …

It’s time to rethink how we identify disease-causing microbes

Modern disease theory must account for communities of commensal bacteria.<p>At the turn of the last century, German physician Robert Koch identified …

Biology

New nanosheet growth technique has potential to revolutionize nanotechnology industry

After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists believe their breakthrough in growing tiny …

Honey Could Be Making Us Sick Due to Contamination With Liver-Harming Toxins, Study Suggests

But there's no need to panic.<p>A new study has found that Australian honey contains natural toxins that exceed international safety levels. The toxins …

Mindfulness for children helps prevent obesity by stopping impulses to overeat

Mindfulness has the potential to prevent obesity in children by helping control impulses to overeat, scientists have said. The meditation technique …

The mites living on your face probably run in your family

For the tiny mites that live on our faces, choosing a landlord may be a family matter<i>.</i><p>Researchers identified four lineages of microscopic <i>Demodex</i> …

National Hug Day: Five scientific reasons why embracing others is good for your health

From stress relief to reducing your risk of heart disease, there are plenty of reasons to give someone a hug. Thursday is National Hug Day, …

What’s behind the Arctic’s increasing carbon dioxide fluctuations?

It’s no mystery why carbon dioxide (CO2) levels fluctuate with the seasons: As greenery grows in the spring and summer, it soaks up the …

Five-Year Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2015

This color-coded map in Robinson projection displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2015. Higher …

Flu-tackling molecule found by Cardiff University scientists

<b>A molecule which kick-starts the body's natural fight against common infections like flu has been discovered by scientists at Cardiff University.</b><p>The molecule, known as L-selectin, directs the body's virus-killing T cells to the site of an infection.<p>The findings have been published in journal Cell …

First materials to be woven at the atomic and molecular levels created

COFs and their cousin materials, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), are porous three-dimensional crystals with extraordinarily large internal surface …

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

McLaughlin named a reviewing editor for neuroscience journal

BethAnn McLaughlin, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been invited to serve as a reviewing editor for the <i>Journal</i> …

Neuroscience

The rise of a new grief vampire [Respectful Insolence]

I don’t write about psychics that often. Most commonly, when I do, it’s about psychics making claims that could be construed as medical claims, such …

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Tastes Scooped, Sieved Sand

At its current location for inspecting an active sand dune, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is adding some sample-processing moves not previously used on …

Science Says People Who Love Spicy Foods Live Longer

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes

For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new …

National Academy of Sciences

New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries

Supplement can help prevent progression of heart disease<p>LOS ANGELES - The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in …

Time flies when you're a subatomic particle – new quantum mechanics turns spacetime on its head

Our ideas about time and the "direction" it moves in may need to go back to the drawing board, says physicist Joan Vaccaro, from Griffith University …

Thorough, not thoroughly fabricated: The truth about global temperature data

How thermometer and satellite data is adjusted and why it must be done.<p>“In June, NOAA employees altered temperature data to get politically correct …

Chronic stress and anxiety can damage the brain

A scientific review paper warns that people need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk …

The Brain

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …

Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

Scientists use household oven to help decontaminate carbon nanotubes

Amid all the fancy equipment found in a typical nanomaterials lab, one of the most useful may turn out to be the humble microwave oven.<p>A standard …

By 2050, There'll Be More Plastic Than Fish in Our Oceans

So long, and thanks for all the fish.<p>The number of fish in our oceans will be outweighed by plastic waste over the next 35 years, according to a new …