Alyssa La'Fleur

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Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Forms of tuberculosis are emerging that are costly, difficult and at times, nearly impossible to treat. This new, worldwide threat is called multidrug-resistant TB, and it occurs when the bacteria no longer respond to the most common TB medications. Doctors have to turn, instead, to older, less …

DRUNK WASPS: Just When You Thought They Couldn't Get Worse

Humanity's worst fear has been realized: wasps are getting drunk. And they're not fun drunks, either.<p>The British Red Cross is warning citizens of a record number of wasps in the UK that are out of a job. That is, their queens are fully supplied with nectar, leaving worker wasps to do nothing but …

Recovering Brain-Eating Amoeba Victim Learns to Enjoy the Water Again

A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who is recovering after battling a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba went swimming at a hospital pool on …

Objects & Figures Form Human Faces in Optical Illusion Paintings

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak cleverly arranges objects, figures, and other elements in his paintings so that they suggest the form of a person’s …

Art

Street Chic: Made In America 2013

Stylish concert attendees at Jay Z's annual music festival<p>Stylish concert attendees beat the heat and danced the weekend away listening to Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, and more, at Jay Z's second annual music festival in Philadelphia

U.N. chief: Strike may unleash turmoil

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that any "punitive" action taken against Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack last week could unleash more turmoil and bloodshed in that nation's civil war.<p>Ban also cautioned nations such as the United States and France that may …

Asteroid crash in Quebec may have caused prehistoric climate change

The cause of a thousand-year cold period that killed off giant ground sloths, mastodons, and sabretooth cats continues to be in contention. While it's long been hypothesized that the major climate shift that occurred around 12,900 years ago was the result of a sudden flood of freshwater into the …

Japan to Spend Over $300M On 'Ice Wall' To Isolate Fukushima Water Leaks

Ever since Japan was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami in 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has leaked 300 tons of radioactive water …

World first as woman gets pregnant seven years after ovaries removed

Australian doctors and scientists have achieved a world first, helping a woman to become pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed during cancer treatment, by grafting frozen tissue on to her abdominal wall.<p>Researchers from Melbourne IVF and the Royal Women's hospital have given hope to …

Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels

For years she was a symbol of a new country rising from the ashes of Taliban rule, as one of the women whose voices were finally being heard after a decade of brutal oppression in Afghanistan.<p>Noor Zia Atmar, a young activist and then one of the country’s first woman MPs, travelled the world with …

Paper to Petal Book Preview + Weekly Wrap Up

Today I’m spending some time in Ohio for a family wedding, so I’ve got flowers on my mind. As much as I love fresh flowers (there’s really no beating …

Test can accurately and swiftly detect most leading causes of bacterial blood stream infections

A new automated diagnostic test can quickly and accurately identify most leading causes of Gram-positive bacterial blood stream infections and the …

Bacteria In Space Grows in Strange Ways

Bacteria grown in a dish of fake urine in space behaves in ways never-before-seen in Earth microorganisms, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists sent …

Intestinal bacteria linked to white blood cell cancer

Researchers have discovered that specific types of bacteria that live in the gut are major contributors to lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood …

Pancreatic Cancer: Bacteria May Play a Role

Bacterial infections may play a role in triggering pancreatic cancer, according to recent research.<p>A growing number of studies suggest a role for …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Infects 12-Year-Old Girl

A 12-year-old girl in Arkansas has been hospitalized with a case of parasitic meningitis caused by a rare brain-eating amoeba.<p>The Arkansas Department …

Silver coating kills bacteria on campus door handles

Can a door handle keep you healthy? That depends on what's on it. Most are teeming with bacteria: staph, E. coli, Enterococcus and sometimes even …

Marine compound first new natural antibiotic in decades

The 1940s to 1960s were a golden era of antibiotic discovery, but since then research and discoveries have dropped significantly.<p>"No new natural …

Antibiotic resistance among hospital-acquired infections is much greater than prior CDC estimates

FDA 'reboot' of antibiotic development rules falls short<p>LOS ANGELES - (August 1, 2013) - The rise of antibiotic resistance among hospital-acquired …

Reexamining the Definition of Cancer

Big Pic: Underground Machines For Detecting Dark Matter

Going deep underground in search of the elusive particles<p>Almost a mile beneath Gran Sasso mountain in Italy sits the DarkSide detector. DarkSide, which started operating in May, is designed to capture the faint signals generated by dark matter, the elusive particles that scientists suspect are …

Japan raises Fukushima radioactive water leaks to 'emergency' status

The troubles at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are far from over. On Monday, the nation's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) told <i>Reuters</i> that an "emergency" has arisen after it found that highly radioactive water had leaked from the plant and into the Pacific Ocean. The NRA said that the …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Redefining the espresso shot: scientists convert coffee grounds into liquor

Coffee and alcohol have a long history of being put together, but they haven't truly been one until now. Researchers from the University of Minho in Portugal have determined a way to turn used coffee grounds into a drinkable liquor that retains the delectable aroma of the hot drink itself. …

We'd Happily Break Our Wrist For This 3-D Printed Splint

Custom, printable splints could make it easier to treat minor-yet-debilitating injuries in disaster zones or underdeveloped regions.<p>Three graduate students at UCLA's school of Architecture & Urban Design have created a 3-D printed wrist splint that they hope could one day provide underdeveloped …

White House warns some US embassies could remain closed for another month

The White House has warned the terror alert which forced US embassy closures across the Middle East and Africa could continue for another four weeks as it revealed its intelligence indicated an ongoing threat "from now until the end of August".<p>It was widely reported on Monday that the closures …

DIY Inspiration: Reclaimed Wood Wall

When we think about adorning a wall, we often think along the lines of paint, wallpaper, decals, or frames... but how about an accent wall covered …