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Added laser makes force microscope 3D - Futurity

A new, three-dimensional force microscope could lead to faster drug therapies and a better understanding of proteins on the microscopic level.

Microscopes

Why bacteria with identical genes don't act alike - Futurity

When a bacteria cell splits in two, the distribution of organelles can influence the behavior of the "daughters," even though they're genetically …

DNA sequencer raises doctors' hopes for personalized medicine

The device could accelerate the use of genetic information in everyday medical care, physicians hope, improving diagnoses and treatments.<p>January 03, 2014|By Melissa Healy<p>Among the many stents, surgical clamps, pumps and other medical devices that have recently come before the Food and Drug …

Genetics

A Pen That 3-D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly<p>One of the greatest promises of 3-D printing is that we'll one day be able to print organs on-demand. Need a new liver? There it is, at the push of a button.<p>Anticipating that future, scientists from the University of Wollongong …

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

31 Delicious Things You Need To Eat In NYC This Winter

An essential list of the coziest, most comforting New York foods you can't (in good conscience) miss out on eating this holiday season.<p>Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs enjoy an embarrassment of edible riches — way too many for this list to be comprehensive. But whether you're a food lover …

Gender Differences Found In Brain Wiring: Insight Or Neurosexism?

A new study claims to have found the neural differences between men and women. But the story's not that simple.<p>The latest neuroscience study of sex differences to hit the popular press has inspired some familiar headlines. The Independent, for example, proclaims that:<p>The hardwired difference …

DNA mapper 23andMe halts health testing following FDA reprimand

The DNA analysis company 23andMe will comply with a recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directive and halt all health-related genetic testing until further notice. The FDA recently ordered the company to stop selling its DNA test kit, citing concerns over "the potential health consequences …

How To Make Your Very Own Legal Drug [Video]

Mike Power, author of Drugs 2.0, explains how simple it was to create a legal high.<p>"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry," Mike Power, author of <i>Drugs 2.0</i>, explains in this talk at the HIT Hot Topics Conference. And he gives a personal, investigative story to prove it.<p>Governments can …

How to Stay Productive on a 4 to 6 Hour Sleep Cycle

As an entrepreneur, my work schedule tends to be much different than a standard 9-5 job. I'd like to think that my lifestyle is unique, but I know …

6 Quotes From Famous Dreamers That Prove Imagination Is Crucial

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

These New Yorker Cartoons Perfectly Sum Up What's Wrong With Our Tech-Addicted Culture

Liam Francis Walsh is a rare breed: A working, urban-dwelling adult who doesn't own a smartphone. The New Yorker cartoonist -- whose recent work mocks our cultural tendency towards Internet addiction -- describes himself as a "late adopter" of technology. According to Walsh, he began to see the …

Do Not Pray For Easy Lives

We all want to get stuff done, whether it’s the work we have to do so we can get on with what we want to do, or indeed, the projects we feel are our …

Hacking

Software Scans Journal Papers, Finds 1 In 4 Have Suspicious Images

The software lets investigators catch scientific fraud that would be otherwise difficult for journal editors to spot.<p>Italian biologist Enrico Bucci originally developed his startup's software to make scientists' lives easier. The software is a search engine that automatically pulls images from …