Breakthroughs

Paralysed rats walk again after breakthrough surgery using stem cells from a human's mouth

<b>Scientists have healed a rat's severed spinal cord.</b><p><b>Stem cells from a human’s mouth were used in the process.</b><p><b>Researchers hope to test the pioneering surgery on humans in the future.</b><p>Seeing a rat scurry by would send many people running away screaming, but researchers at Israel's Technion institute of …

Cool Stuff

Our sense of smell provides a new way to battle spinal cord injuries

Two Treatments Combined<p>Researchers from the University of Bristol have just shared the promising results of a new treatment for spinal cord injuries …

Cool Stuff

Researchers find simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide onto gold nanorods

Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto …

Chemistry

Following the silk route

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have taken the first step towards creating a bioengineered liver model that might …

Biology

'No Drill' Dentistry Shows Fillings Aren't Needed in Many Cases

Yes!<p>Many of us fear going to the dentist, and that fear is made worse by the dreadful prospect that on any given visit, you could be subjected to a …

Science

Mark Zuckerberg-Sponsored $200 Million Science Prize Ignores Women

For the past five years, Mark Zuckerberg and several other Silicon Valley A-listers have sponsored a prize for outstanding science. Known as the …

Cool Stuff

Sealing battlefield eye injuries with “reversible superglue”

A team of scientists and engineers at the University of Southern California have produced a gel that can be used as a temporary seal when people are …

Optometry

Tooth Sensitivity, Sensitive Teeth | Sensitive Brushing, Toothpaste, Toothbrush Treatment

<b>Tooth Sensitivity – Overview</b><br>Tooth sensitivity is due to the exposure of dentin, the part of the tooth which covers the nerve, either through loss of …

Cool Stuff

EU's Juncker Says Breakthrough Made in Brexit Talks

December 8th, 2017, 7:14 AM UTC<p>EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speaks to reporters about reaching a deal with the U.K. government on the …

Business

Brexit breakthrough: UK, European Union reach agreement

The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a preliminary agreement on Brexit, CNN report...

Brexit

Sacral dimple - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>A sacral dimple is an indentation, present at birth, in the skin on the lower back. It's usually located just above the crease between the …

Pain

This Genius Eyeball 'Superglue' Can Patch Wounds And Washes Off With Water

👏👏👏<p>A new type of temperature-sensitive gel, which can protect a wounded eyeball and then later be removed with cold water, could be vital in …

Molecular Biology

Seaweed may help heal injured brain tissue, Australian research finds

People have been eating seaweed for decades and now Australian researchers believe the marine algae can be used to help heal damaged brain tissue …

Cool Stuff

Revolutionary tech lets us see inside a beating heart

Look Into Your Heart<p>A new imaging device developed by a team of researchers from University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London …

Medicine

Florey Medal winner sets sights on macular degeneration after curing blindness in dogs

A Perth medical researcher has won the prestigious Florey Medal for her pioneering work with dogs to help tackle macular degeneration — a leading …

Medicine

Could tooth decay become a thing of the past? Scientists invent dental material that kills bacteria

Tooth decay often requires numerous visits to the dentist and can recur despite treatments but scientists may have found a way to make all that a …

News (Ireland)

Diabetes breakthrough at Newcastle University

Pioneering research from Newcastle University has helped a 'high percentage' of people with Type 2 diabetes to reverse the condition.<p>A year-long …

Diabetes

These 12 People Are Changing Science

On Sunday, some of the smartest minds in science and math will gather at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for the Breakthrough Prize, …

Sergey Brin

Researchers share $22m Breakthrough prize as science gets rock star treatment

Glitzy ceremony honours work including that on mapping post-big bang primordial light, cell biology, plant science and neurodegenerative disease<p>The most glitzy event on the scientific calendar took place on Sunday night when the Breakthrough Foundation gave away $22m (£16.3m) in prizes to dozens of …

Two full-time University of California San Diego faculty members — Don Cleveland, who studies fundamental cellular mechanisms in the search for new treatments for diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and James McKernan, a mathematician who investigates algebraic geometry and multivariate polynomials — are recipients of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize, along with Joanne Chory, a plant biologist at Salk Institute for Biological Studies and adjunct professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego.

Two full-time University of California San Diego faculty members — Don Cleveland, who studies fundamental cellular mechanisms in the search for new …

Neuroscience

Scientists awarded $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes

This year's Breakthrough Prizes — started in 2012 by tech investor Yuri Milner and backed by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Google's …

Science

Seeing the glow behind the universe nets UBC scientist a Breakthrough Prize in physics

Gary Hinshaw was part of a pioneering mission to peer past the stars and see the signal of ancient microwave energy released when the cosmos was cooling down from the Big Bang, Ivan Semeniuk explains<p>A University of British Columbia cosmologist who helped to chart the most ancient signal in the …

Space Science

Researchers generate electricity from low-cost biomaterial

Irish researchers squeeze low-cost electricity from sustainable biomaterial<p>Mobile phone speakers and motion detectors in cars and video games may …

Corneal tissue can be stored for 11 days

Research published in <i>JAMA Ophthalmology</i> has found that donor corneal tissue can be safely stored for 11 days before surgery.<p>The study involved …

Optometry

New trial aiming to repair injured spinal cords gives hew hope to paralysed Australians

Anne-Marie Howarth was riding her motorcycle in the Blue Mountains when she went too fast on a bend, crashed into a barrier and "squashed" her spine, …

Medicine

Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

As we head into awards season, one of the first shows to lead the pack is all about science.<p>The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go to superstars in the fields of physics, life sciences, and mathematics, is going into its sixth year.<p>The show was founded by Yuri and Julia …

Biology

$22 million Breakthrough Prizes bestow glitzy honor on top scientists

The richest — and glitziest — science prizes in the world were to be presented Sunday evening to 12 men and women working on some of the hardest-to-solve problems imaginable, and who rarely see the limelight outside their tight academic circles.<p>Among the recipients of this year’s Breakthrough …

Sergey Brin

50 years after first successful human heart transplant

It has been 50 years since the world's first successful human heart transplant. The operation was carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard at a hospital in Cape Town.<p>It has been 50 years since the world's first successful human heart transplant. The operation was carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard at …

Medicine

U of A researchers break ground on printing human-like tissues for transplant patients

There are over 4,500 Albertans waiting for life-saving transplants, according to Alberta Health<p>Researchers at the University of Alberta are one step …

Medicine

Has the cure for baldness been discovered? Scientists develop treatment to grow new hair follicles

Scientists say they have found a protein that could be used to develop a drug that could treat hair loss.<p>If the fear of going bald is a major issue …

Hair