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Harnessing electricity-generating bacteria to clean up drinking water

The bacteria <i>Shewanella oneidensis</i> is a heavy metal fan. Its taste for iron, lead and mercury make it useful for cleaning water of these contaminants, …

Microbiology

10 Biggest Scientific Achievements of 2016

2016 was a fantastic year for scientific discovery and achievement. Taking a look back at the biggest scientific achievements over the last 12 …

FDA issues final guidance on medical devices' cybersecurity

The Food and Drug Administration has issued its final guidance on protecting medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps from cyberattacks. To start with, it wants manufacturers to boost their cybersecurity measures by incorporating a way to monitor and detect vulnerabilities into the …

MOS Stash iPhone Wallet Case review

Wallet phone cases have been around for a while. Not the slip-a-few-cards-in-the-back cases, but the fold-over, cover-the-screen type wallet cases. …

MIT researchers develop camera that can read books without opening them

You’ve almost surely heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but what if you could read a book through its cover? Because that’s …

Imaging

Scientists Start Regrowing Teeth With New Technologies

All people expensive reserving a 5-minute oral session that will permit our dental practitioner to regrow our organic tooth, right?<p>This can all be …

A Researcher Just Accidentally Developed A Battery That Could Last A Lifetime

Technology Photo credit: A nanowire compared to a human hair. Thai et al./UC Irvine via YouTubePoor battery life is the number one complaint when it …

Clean Energy

Epigenetics: The genome unwrapped

Altmetric: 74<p>Citations: 8<p>More detail<p>Outlook<p>Heidi Ledford<p>Biological techniques<br>• Drug discovery<br>• Epigenetics<p>Epigeneticists are harnessing genome-editing …

New technology enhances investigations of epigenomes

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | Toronto Star

Studying insight poses challenges. I’d love to stuff someone in a brain scanner and wait for them to have an insight. But that’s not practical. So we …

New Letters Added to the Genetic Alphabet

Scientists hope that new genetic letters, created in the lab, will endow DNA with new powers.<p>DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. …

Can Epigenetics Stop Late-Stage Cancer?

A new study from the Mayo Clinic hints at a promising treatment for late-stage cancer patients—but a real breakthrough could be years away.<p>Just when …

Genetics

Promising compound offers single dose knock-out for malaria

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Malaria

Scientists Reverse Depression In Mice By Reactivating Happy Memories

Earlier this year, French neuroscientists achieved a remarkable feat. Hacking into the brains of mice, they switched the emotional character of their memories, turning a neutral recollection into a positive one.<p>Now, neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tonegawa Lab have …

Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study …

NASA found that everything the Bible says is true

For all you scientists out there and for all the students who have had a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible – here’s …

Christianity

The BRAIN Like You've Never Seen It Before!

The most mysterious biological organ in the universe is located right between your ears: your brain -- a non-stop multitasking marvel. Your brain controls your thinking, voluntary behaviors, and critical aspects of your physiology, such as breathing.<p>Although brain research has advanced in recent …

Scientists break 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils and find blood cells

Scientists analyzing fragments of poorly preserved dinosaur bones excavated more than a century ago have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibers, soft tissues that thus far have only found rarely, on extremely well-preserved fossils.<p>The discovery -- which suggests that soft …

Paleontology

Google’s New Technology Is About to Change Everything Again

Deep in the secret labs of Google, a team has been working on a new way for us to be able to interact with any type of electronics or computers and …

Emerging Technology

God's Judgment Is Coming to America and 'It's Going to Be Ugly,' Says Billy Graham's Daughter Anne Graham Lotz

In the delivery of a warning from God she says almost made the hair stand up on the back of her neck when she got it, Billy Graham's Daughter, Anne …

A Medical Lab In A Music Box

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Health<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Manu Prakash and George Korir<p><b>Company:</b><p>Stanford University<p><b>Invention:</b><p>Punchcard Programmable Microfluidics<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$50,000<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>4/5<p>One night in 2011, as Manu Prakash …

Stanford University

Speed of Light No Longer the Limit

Scientists have apparently broken the universe’s speed limit.<p>For generations, physicists believed there is nothing faster than light moving through a …

What Are Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are specialized structures unique to the cells of animals, plants and fungi. They serve as batteries, powering various functions of the …

A Glowing Plant: The First Fruit Of "Digitized" Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology is entering an exciting new phase. An ecosystem of companies is now developing services to enable faster, cheaper, and better genetic engineering. They are, in effect, “digitizing” genetic engineering through relatively inexpensive cloud-based and robotic laboratories that bring …

Administrative Law

Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Methylated DNA Markers That May One Day Lead To Noninvasive Whole Body Cancer Screening

PHILADELPHIA — A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has succeeded in identifying the source of cancer in patients’ gastrointestinal tracts by analyzing …

UCLA nanoscientists are first to model atomic structures of three bacterial nanomachines

<b>UCLA California NanoSystems Institute</b><p>Hong Zhou runs the Electron Imaging Center for Nanomachines laboratory at CNSI, where a highly sophisticated …

Nanowire-bacteria hybrids perform solar-powered green chemistry with captured CO2

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can …

Steering the epigenome to turn specific genes on

(credit: Human Epigenome Project)<p>Duke University researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active: by …

Cancer cure? Scientists discover ‘unknown’ immunity boosting protein molecule

A “game changer” protein that promotes the body’s immunity to cancer has been discovered by scientists, offering fresh hope the often deadly disease will be conquered in years to come.<p>Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a <i>“completely unknown”</i> molecule, proven to improve the body’s …

In the gut, one key probiotic helps by orchestrating others

Next time you eat a tub of probiotic-enriched yogurt or pop a probiotic capsule, you can thank a strain of bacteria called <i>Lactobacillus rhamnosus</i> for doing more than just joining the party in your gut. A new study suggests that the single-organism probiotic behaves less like a solo customer and …

Microbiology