Tara DeMaderios

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21 Extreme Close Ups of the Human Eye

Born in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests …

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

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In pictures: bacteria grown from mobile phone imprints

A team of molecular biology students at the University of Surrey has created a series of 'artworks' by imprinting mobile phones onto a layer of …

How Your Brain Cleans Itself—Mystery Solved?

Plumbing system found in mice makes scientist's "heart sing."<p><b>Talk about brainwashing—a newfound plumbing system, identified in mice, likely helps the brain empty its waste, a new study says. Because mouse biology is similar to ours, the same findings should apply to people too, experts say.</b><p><b>(Get</b> …

Caesarean deliveries and formula feeding linked to lifelong diseases: research

Children who are born by caesarean section or fed formula are at increased risk of asthma, allergies and maybe cancer, because their gut bacteria is altered, researchers have said.<p>A study of young babies has found that those fed formula had greater proportions of C. diff bacteria in their gut, …

Ikea withdraws almond cakes due to 'faecal' bacteria

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has withdrawn almond cakes from its restaurants in 23 countries after bacteria normally found in faecal matter was …

Ikea recalls cakes in 23 countries after sewage bacteria found

Ikea has recalled thousands of cakes from its stores in 23 countries after Chinese authorities identified high levels of bacteria normally found in human and animal waste.<p>The furniture giant admitted on Tuesday that coliform bacteria had been found in two batches of almond cake from a supplier in …

Environmental Health

'Nightmare Bacteria' Defy Even Last-Ditch Drugs

'Nightmare bacteria,' strains of superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, have quadrupled in number in the last decade—and have been found lurking in hospitals in 42 states. NIH epidemiologist Tara Palmore and infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg discuss how to find and …

Obama's Plan To Explore The Brain: A 'Most Audacious' Project

President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain.<p>In a speech Tuesday, Obama said he will ask Congress for $100 million in 2014 to "better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember." Other goals include finding new treatments for …