Life Sciences

Doctors Finally Constructed a Hierarchy of Healthy Low-Carbohydrate Diets

Some of them "should be discouraged."<p>A new study published in <i>The Lancet</i> has finally developed the low-carb diet hierarchy the world has been waiting …

Diets

Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'

Sequencing the wheat genome – once considered by scientists to be an insurmountable task – has been achieved through a worldwide collaboration of researchers spanning 13 years.<p>On Friday the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome of …

Genetics

Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein

Despite some exciting recent advances in early detection methods, autism spectrum disorder is still a frustratingly mysterious and elusive condition. …

Autism

Hospitals Battle For Control Over Fast-Growing Heart-Valve Procedure

BALTIMORE — When Medicare in 2011 agreed to pay for a revolutionary procedure to replace leaky heart valves by snaking a synthetic replacement up …

Health

After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome

In a field at the edge of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus, half a dozen students and lab technicians glance up at the darkening …

Genetics

A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women

Mary Walsh and Beverly Nance did considerable research in 2016 before deciding to move into a continuing care retirement community outside St. Louis.<p>They took a tour of Friendship Village Sunset Hills and were impressed by its pool and fitness center, a calendar crammed with activities, the newly …

Science

Fighting With Your Spouse Can Make You Physically Sick, Warn Scientists

Marital spats can lead to a 'leaky gut'.<p>After getting into numerous arguments with her husband, Katelyn Capparuccini began feeling consistently …

Science

How cancer cells communicate -- and how we can slow them down

When cancer cells are closely packed together in a tumor, they're able to communicate with each other and coordinate their movement throughout the …

Technology - Top 5 Gainers / Losers as of 3.00 PM (08/16/2018)

<b>Gainers:</b> JMU +75%. WUBA +12%. AVLR +12%. MARK +12%. GSKY +11%.<p><b>Losers:</b> HMNY -28%. DBD -11%. NANO -8%. OSS -6%. MJCO -6%.<p><b>See all stocks on the move …

Business

Florida's red tide crisis is colliding with 2018 elections

Florida's southwest coast has been ravaged by two unprecedented algae outbreaks that are killing wildlife, making people sick and crushing the …

Politics

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified <i>E. coli</i> bacteria. Such teeny little artists!<p>The Italian researchers …

E.coli

See Tech as Enabler, Not a Disruptor, Good For Asia

Patrick Winter, Area Managing Partner, EY Asia Pacific, joined Bryan Curtis and Paul Allen to discuss the outlook for growth and challenges Asian …

Financial Services

We've decoded wheat's genome, with huge food security implications

Scientists announced today they have mapped out more than 94% of the genome of Chinese Spring bread wheat — adding that by manipulating its genetic …

Employment

Chinese deputy governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

Chinese leaders have fired two deputy provincial governors, a mayor and other officials after revelations of misconduct by the country's second-biggest maker of rabies triggered a public outcry.<p>The firings were announced Thursday following a meeting of the Communist Party's ruling Standing …

Communist Party

Airplanes Flying Over Your House Might Be Taking a Toll on Your Health

"That's just life in Kew Gardens."<p>Residents of Queens, New York live in the shadow of LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest in America. The incessant …

Science

Know How to Pack Nutritious Food While Travelling

Carry your power jars with you so that you don't come home with a lot of guilt.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end …

India News

Wheat gene map to help 'feed the world'

<b>The starting pistol has been fired in a race to develop "climate change resistant" wheat with the publication of a map of the crop's genes.</b><p>An international team of scientists has identified the location of more than 100,00 wheat genes.<p>The researchers say the map will accelerate the development of …

World News

Jilin officals punished in defective vaccine case

A number of officials of northeast China's Jilin Province and its capital Changchun were given punishment on Thursday over the defective vaccine case …

FDA

Investigators Find More Bogus Vaccines, Seniors Officials Out of Jobs

A scandal surrounding a Chinese vaccine-maker has widened, as investigators said they have uncovered double the number of substandard vaccines than …

News (China)

Study confirms truth behind 'Darwin's moth'

"Our findings confirm the conventional story put forward by early evolutionary biologists—that changes in the frequency of dark and pale peppered …

Moths

Datatrak International nabs $8 mln

Cleveland, Ohio and College Station, Texas-based<b> Datatrak International Inc</b>, a provider and of cloud-based technologies for the life sciences …

College Station

We're at the Baltic Triangle for A Level Results Day 2018

We’re at the Baltic Triangle for A Level Results Day 2018<p>It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and celebrations at the Baltic Triangle as students …

Liverpool

Dan Metcalfe | Nature Research Ecology & Evolution Community

Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns in Arctic science<p>Contributor<p>Behind the paper<p>Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns in …

Ecology

Nematode can rebuild muscle and neurons after complete degradation

What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It's not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean …

University of Illinois

ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (RSLS) CEO Dan Gladney on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (NASDAQ:RSLS) Q2 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call August 14, 2018 4:30 PM ET<p><b>Executives</b><p>Dan Gladney - Chairman, …

Weight Loss

F.D.A. Approves Generic EpiPen That May Be Cheaper

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first generic version of EpiPen, providing new competition that could help drive down the cost of a lifesaving product that had become a notorious symbol of high drug prices.<p>The generic copy is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, and will …

Pharma

Mysterious ‘zombie gene’ prevents elephants from getting cancer

Cancer is a big problem for humans, but it also affects countless other species on our planet. Elephants, however, have demonstrated an amazing …

Cancer

How Accurate Is Alpha’s Theory of Dog Domestication?

Long ago, before your four-legged best friend learned to fetch tennis balls or watch football from the couch, his ancestors were purely wild animals …

Science

Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

Aaron Reid is lying in a hospital bed at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center when doctors arrive to make sure he's ready for his experimental treatment.<p>"How's your night? Any issues?" asks Dr. Katherine Barnett, a pediatric oncologist, as they begin to examine Reid.<p>Reid, 20, of …

Cancer

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize.<p>The recipients of the annual Albany Medical …

Immunotherapy