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Research by female scientists gets less exposure

It’s not clear why high quality scientific work by female academics goes underrepresented in comparison to that of their male counterparts, experts …

Our Beef With BuzzFeed's Viral Article On 8 Dangerous Foods

So I got an email from a publicist asking me if I was interested in what has become a tremendously popular story on BuzzFeed titled "8 Foods We Eat In The US That Are Banned In Other Countries."<p>Curious, I clicked, as have more than 4 million other readers.<p>What's my beef? Well, one of the eight bad …

What Does Cancer Smell Like? New Devices Diagnose Patients By Scent

Researchers have reported several new tests designed to diagnose disease from the smell of a person's breath or skin.<p>From the acetone breath of untreated diabetics to the cancer compounds that dogs can be trained to sniff—there are several human illnesses that seem to make and release distinctive …

The cancer genome in context: of mice and mutations

Cancer is a disease of the genome, initiated by mutations in the genes that usually control cell growth and division.<p>Scientists started to identify …

Simple Eye Exam Reveals How Much You Like Chocolate

What's that twinkle in your eye? Is it dopamine?<p>You know when you give a child a candy bar, and they seem to get a little twinkle of joy in their eyes? Maybe that's just a look of gratitude—or maybe it's all the dopamine floating around their retinas. A new study shows it could be possible to use …

2018’s 2nd Blue Moon on March 31

The March 31 Blue Moon is the 2nd Blue Moon of 2018. We haven’t had 2 Blue Moons in a year since 1999 and won’t again until 2037.<p>We had a Blue Moon …

The Cure For Cancer Could Be Found In Space

Biologists find microgravity conditions are optimal for cancer research.<p>Cancer researchers looking for a breakthrough might want to relocate to the International Space Station. Biologists have found that microgravity research and other space-based experiments provide greater insight into abnormal …

Sickle cells get tripped up by sticky ones

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Using computer models, researchers have discovered it’s a sticky type of red blood cell that starts the blockage that leads to a “sickle …