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The Stormy Reason Tonight’s Full Moon Is the 'Thunder Moon'

This moon has actually been gifted several names.<p>Early Sunday morning, a full moon will take over the night sky, along with a clear glimpse of Saturn …

Synthetic “melanin” could act as a natural sunscreen

<b>(mangostock via Shutterstock)</b><p>The future of sunscreen? Pigment-like nanoparticles could protect cells from the sun’s damaging rays<p>Matthew Sedacca<p>July 8, 2017 7:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>As summers grow steadily hotter, many people feel a need to slather …

University of California

Researchers Brought Back a Pox Virus Using Mail-Order DNA and it Only Cost $100,000

Reviving Extinct Viruses<p>Canadian researchers revived an extinct horsepox virus last year on a shoestring budget, by using mail-order DNA. That may …

Private clinics are peddling untested stem cell treatments — it's unethical and dangerous

Such unregulated direct-to-consumer advertising - typically of cells obtained using liposuction-like methods - not only places the health of individuals at risk, but could also undermine the legitimate development of stem cell-based therapies.<p>Many academic societies and professional medical …

Medicine

A single gene in E. coli bacteria could hold clues for extending the human lifespan

The team noticed that genetically identical worms would occasionally live for much longer, and looked to their gut bacteria to find the answer. They discovered that a strain of E. coli with a single gene deletion might be the reason that its hosts' lives were being significantly extended.<p>This study …

Biology