Peter Humphreys

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Scientists create multi-million pound 'golden eggs' to treat cancer and hepatitis

Japanese scientists have created hens that can lay multi-million pound “golden eggs” containing an expensive protein used to treat serious diseases such as cancer and hepatitis.<p>The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the …

Viruses

Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit

The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. And indeed, the gut actually talks to the brain, …

Duke University

Ancient civilizations may have been more connected than previously thought

Ancient civilizations could have benefited, and at times suffered from belonging to an interconnected global economy, according to evidence presented …

Ancient Civilization

Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Brain Changes of Alzheimer’s

A new study links daytime sleepiness with the accumulation of the plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>The study, published in Sleep, included 124 mentally healthy men and women, average age 60, who reported on their own daytime sleepiness and napping habits. An average …

Sleep Disorders

China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On

Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror.<p>It's been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of …

China

Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay

Scientists have discovered that, as far as arteries are concerned, inflammation can be both good and bad. In its well-known bad role, it can aid …

This ancient Roman watermill hides clues that workers took a few months off

Bread and circuses may have placated ancient Romans, but perhaps not year-round. A new study of chemical deposits at the ancient Roman watermill …

Ancient Rome

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.<p>On Aug. 26, 2017, …

Artificial Intelligence

Three daily servings of dairy may keep your heart healthy

A large observational study recently published in the journal <i>The Lancet</i> examines the link between the consumption of whole-fat dairy and …

Dairy

Was Council of Nicaea Church Just Found Under a Lake?

In the past week, scientists announced the discovery of ancient Roman ruins underneath the surface of the lake in Iznik, Turkey. But this was not …

News (U.S.)

Diabetes: Lower your risk with sleep and wholegrains

In 2017, over 450 million people globally had diabetes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent Type 2 diabetes. Two newly released reports …

Immune System

These Lifestyle Changes May Help Get You Off of Blood Pressure Meds

Some people were able to give up meds in a few months.<p>In just four months, you could be tossing your blood pressure medication in the trash.<p>A new …

High Blood Pressure

Spectacular ice age wolf pup and caribou dug up in Canada

The Klondike region of Canada is famous for its gold, but now other remarkable ancient treasures have been unearthed from the melting permafrost.<p>Two mummified ice age mammals – a wolf pup and a caribou calf – were discovered by gold miners in the area in 2016 and unveiled on Thursday at a ceremony …

Ice Age

Her 3,000-Year-Old Bones Showed Unusual Signs of Wear. It Turns Out, She Was a Master Ceramicist

Back in 2009, archaeologists at Eleutherna—an ancient city-state located on the Greek island of Crete—discovered a woman’s skeleton that showed …

Muscle

Scientists find that hundreds of gut bacteria are electric

New research uncovers a surprising fact about numerous types of gut bacteria: they can generate electricity.<p>Electrogenic bacteria are those that are …

University of California

Probiotics Unexpectedly Backfire in Gut Health Study

"I would be careful in my choices."<p>Gut health is having a bit of a moment. Research on the microbiome shows that the trillions of bacteria naturally …

Microbiome

Building Brains: How Pearson Plans To Automate Education With AI

On a balmy summer’s day in San Francisco, Milena Marinova is sitting on the roof terrace of the offices of Pearson, a company in the midst of a radical transformation from publishing powerhouse to digital-education platform, wrapped in a gray shawl and explaining how she plans to build advanced, …

High School

An AI is better at diagnosing heart disease than a doctor

An AI, rather than a doctor, could be predicting and preventing your next heart attack<p>The reality of AI doctors is no longer something out of a …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Just Found 8,000 New Drug Cocktails For Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

There's a huge catch, though.<p>To help tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, scientists have come up with more than 8,000 new antibiotic …

Microbiology

Five memory hacks to make you smarter

Simply reading the things you need to remember for a looming exam over and over may not be the best way to retain information. Instead, you should use these tried-and-tested methods.<p>No matter how smart you think you are, the chances are that you sometimes fail to make the most of your memory. A …

Pedagogy

Japan is about to launch a mini space elevator that could be a sign of things to come

Getting into space can be a tricky thing. Right now, the hardware that can get you there — a rocket — is complex, pricey, and a bit dangerous. The …

Space Travel

New superbug breaks through the last line of antibiotic defense

Common bacteria living on our skin has raised a red flag for scientists concerned with the rise of superbugs, as new research reveals the spread of a …

Microbiology

Ashkenazic Jews' mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA

Where do the Jewish people come from? This is a question that anthopologists, historians and theologists have studied for millennia.<p>According to …

Black Sea

Multi-verse

The medium of photography has a long history of association with supernatural phenomena invisible to the naked eye. As early practitioners mastered the chemical rhythm for developing prints, they learned to become accustomed to glitches, building up an understanding of how light and reflections …

Art Photography

Huge ‘word gap’ holding back low-income children may not exist after all

The claim that poor children hear fewer words than kids from higher-income families faces a challenge.

Research

Airport security trays carry more disease than TOILETS: Hand luggage check points are a breeding ground for flu, pneumonia and viruses that can cause brain damage

The plastic trays that passengers put their hand luggage in at security checkpoints have the highest numbers of viruses of anywhere in an airport, …

Luggage

Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

In a study carried out over the summer, a group of volunteers drank a white, peppermint-ish concoction laced with billions of bacteria. The microbes had been engineered to break down a naturally occurring toxin in the blood.<p>The vast majority of us can do this without any help. But for those who …

Biology

How gut bacteria may help you diet and stay healthy

Studies in mice have revealed that animals with a lower calorie intake are likely to have less excess weight, stay healthier, and live longer. New …

Medical Research

‘Autobiographical memory’ may predict Alzheimer’s risk

Testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help doctors make early predictions about who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s …

Alzheimer's Disease

Sperm Count Zero

A strange thing has happened to men over the past few decades: We’ve become increasingly infertile, so much so that within a generation we may lose the ability to reproduce entirely. What’s causing this mysterious drop in sperm counts—and is there any way to reverse it before it’s too late?<p><b>Men are</b> …

Male Fertility