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Explore Deep Inside Your Body With Google Maps

Software could help researchers understand our bodies on a cellular level<p>Google Maps has done more than discourage us from asking for directions—it has enabled us to explore our world (and others like never before. Now an international team of researchers has used the same software to peer inside …

Scientists May Have Found the Key to an HIV Cure

<b>The news:</b> There have been exciting advances in HIV and AIDS research in the past year, from a new vaccine that can possibly eradicate the virus to …

Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma

It's been called the "fifth pillar" of cancer treatment: genetically reengineering the human immune system to recognize cancers and fight them.<p>The treatment has shown recent promise in fighting blood cancers such as leukemia. But hard tumors, such as mesothelioma, have proven to be more resistant …

‘Smart bomb’ may stop deadly leukemia in kids

A “smart bomb” may one day save the lives of kids with the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer.<p>A new study shows how the approach under …

Ancient human bone helps date our first sex with Neanderthals

An ancient leg bone found by chance on the bank of a Siberian river has helped scientists work out when early humans interbred with our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals.<p>A local ivory carver spotted the bone sticking out of sediments while fossil hunting in 2008 along the Irtysh river near the …

Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

By Jennifer Miller4 minute Read<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of …

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NIST offers electronics industry two ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Hence the polymers. "The issue in semiconductor lithography is not really making small features—you can do that—but you can't pack them close …

New insights on carbonic acid in water

Though it garners few public headlines, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health of the atmosphere and the …

This Thursday, See A Partial Solar Eclipse At Sunset

If you're in Northern Canada, you'll get the best view.<p>This Thursday afternoon, most of North America will be treated to a partial solar eclipse. If the weather holds, the most dramatic presentation of the eclipse can be seen near Prince of Wales Island in Canada’s Nunavut territory, where 81 …

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How super-resolution microscopy made me fall in love with science (again)

Several weeks ago I signed up for a workshop in super-resolution microscopy. In the meantime, before even arriving here at the US National Institutes of Health, the workshop took on dramatic additional significance, with the announcement of the three 2014 Nobel Prize winners for chemistry: Eric …

Tackling antibiotic-resistant bacteria through collaborative networking

On 21 November 2012, the first annual report of Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, stated that the problem of microbes becoming increasingly resistant to the most powerful drugs should be ranked alongside terrorism and climate change. Antimicrobial resistance is a …

Different squid evolved to glow in similar way

New research with cephalopods offers a preliminary answer to the question of whether of evolution is predictable.<p>Last year two researchers profiled …

Super high-res MRI detects single atom

<b>EDITOR’S NOTE: STUDY RETRACTED (January 9, 2015)</b><p><i>The researchers retracted the original study reported in this news article in consultation with the</i> …

Why a Swordfish’s Sword Doesn’t Break

Wildlife<p><b>A swordfish’s “sword” is its most prominent feature, but scientists have only now discovered the unusual properties that keep the sword strong and ready to slash.</b><p>A study published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> reveals that the fish have an unusual way to …

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

Medical team regrow cells of patient’s severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability<p>A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord …

Jet Lagged Gut Bacteria Could Contribute to Obesity

Maybe it's not just the airplane food that's making you feel bloated<p>After crossing multiple time zones it can feel like your entire body is worn out. And it turns out, that’s true, even down to the bacteria in your gut. In a study published last week in the journal <i>Cell</i>, researchers found that in …

Medical Research

This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From

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Researchers Just Made a Historic Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research

<b>The news:</b> The medical journal Lancet published a game-changing study Wednesday that has huge implications for the entire field of stem cell …

Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.<p>Human beings have long believed that it is our unique level of intelligence that separates us from other animals. Our ability for higher learning, creative thought, and – …

Losing weight quickly is just as good (or bad) as losing it gradually

When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth.<p>Both fast and slow weight loss produced pretty modest …

This atomically thin material generates electricity

Engineers have demonstrated that a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) can generate an electrical voltage when it’s stretched or …

Measuring Everest's Monster Avalanche

How big was the ice block that killed 16 Sherpas?<p>On April 18, 2014, a massive ice formation, known as a serac, broke apart on Mount Everest, triggering an avalanche of snow and ice that barreled through the Khumbu Icefall, a notoriously dangerous zone between Base Camp and Camp I, killing 16 …

Ultrasound powers devices deep inside the body

Researchers would like to place very small implants deep inside our bodies to monitor health or treat pain. But providing electric power to implants …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

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