Archana Moon

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Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations — NOVA Next | PBS

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.<p>Scientists have been trying …

Trio of antibiotics gangs up to kill superbugs

Combinations of three antibiotics—each ineffective against superbugs on its own—can eradicate two particularly dangerous drug-resistant pathogens …

To better test antibiotics, add baking soda

A new antimicrobial susceptibility test could change the development, testing, and prescribing of antibiotics by correcting flaws in the current test …

9 GIFS That Perfectly Describe Your Long-Term Relationship

When he lets you pop a zit, it's everything.<p>Weird things start to happen when you’ve been with your S.O. for a while. You pick up on each other’s habits, know what they’re about to say before they say it, and maybe, even start to dress alike.<p>Despite your best efforts, you’ve inevitably become “that …

Four-billion-year-old 'fossil' protein resurrected in bacteria protects them from viruses

In a proof-of-concept experiment, a 4-billion-year-old protein engineered into modern <i>E. coli</i> protected the bacteria from being hijacked by a …

Bacteria Use Electricity To Communicate With Other Species

New research in the field of microorganisms has revealed that bacteria are much more advanced organisms than we thought before. Up to now, research …

Microbiology

Federal funding for basic research led to the gene-editing revolution. Don’t cut it.

Patients in red states and blue states alike benefit from work funded by the National Institutes of Health<p>Labs across our country are a source of American optimism — advancing knowledge, technologies, and cures. And yet, as citizens in 500 cities worldwide prepare to march this weekend in support …

Oops! Our bodies can make Salmonella more toxic

When someone gets <i>Salmonella</i>, their body’s own inflammatory response can make things worse by waking up viruses called bacteriophages.<p>These viruses, …

BPA may nudge breast cancer cells to grow

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, according to research that reveals a potential …

Do long telomeres indicate higher cancer risk?

New research links longer-than-expected telomeres—repeated sequences of DNA that shorten every time a cell divides—with an increased cancer …

Watch melanoma cells form tumors in real time

It’s clear why melanoma cells are so dangerous when you watch them in action.<p>Researchers recently did just that, documenting in real time (and in 3D) …

This cancer-spotting algorithm rivals dermatologists

The option of receiving a skin-cancer diagnosis by smartphone could save lives, say researchers.<p>It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to …

How AI algorithms could help design new drugs

A new kind of AI algorithm—designed to work with a small amount of data—may be able to assist in the early stages of drug development.<p>Artificially …

How scientists explore our genome’s ‘dark matter’

A new method lets researchers quickly screen the non-coding DNA of the human genome for links to diseases that are driven by changes in gene …

Hitchhiking Earth bacteria could evolve to live on Mars

Finding microbes on Mars would be the discovery of the century, and the last thing any self-respecting space agency would want to do after such an …

Biology

No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action

Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, …

A “sci-fi” cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

WASHINGTON — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in …

This Computer Program Detects Cancer Earlier Than Ever—Without Surgery

CancerLocator could be used to pinpoint tumor locations even before symptoms arise, eliminating painful biopsies and increasing patient survival.<p>Cancer is often found when someone starts to feel symptoms—pain, an abnormal growth, or maybe just fatigue. Now scientists have developed a computer …

Everything you ever wanted to know about urinary tract infections

Millions of women suffer from UTIs, but they can strike men too. So why<br>are most tests not up to the job? And should we be reaching for the cranberry juice?<p>In any given year, an estimated 4 million British women will suffer an attack of cystitis, a urinary tract infection (UTI) with typical symptoms …

Urinary Tract Infection

Scientists discover elixir of youth – for mice – and begin tests on humans

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

Washington University

Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Every once in a while someone in Silicon Valley brings up the possibility of living forever, or at least a really long time, but first we’re going to need to figure out a way to enjoy all those extra years. Unity Biotechnology is a startup focusing on medicines to help us do that by slowing the …

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

Medical Research

2 DIY Printers That Would've Impressed Gutenberg

Inventive ink!<p>Now : Bioprinter<p>If office printers can build images by spraying tiny blobs of ink onto paper, why couldn't they also print in living cells? The question compelled Patrik D'haeseleer and a few collaborators at Biocurious, a biohackerspace in Sunnyvale, California, to build a machine …

Incredible Chemical Reaction!

Sweet on You

• <b>Author:</b> Kate Perry<p><b>"Perry is a storyteller, weaving magic wherever she goes, much to the delight of her millions of fans." - The Literary Shed</b><p>Sugar and spice and everything...naughty?<p>Pastry-chef-to-the-stars Daniela Rossi wants one thing: the abandoned building South of Market. Turning it into a …