Articles by Chelsea Whyte

t cell
Molecule in Immune System Could Help Treat Skin Cancer
Jul 10, 2012 19:35 PM E
Sometimes exciting scientific findings happen on accident. Researchers studying T cells that help fight against bacterial infections have found that the same warrior cells can protect the body against some kinds of cancer.
particle collision
What Does the Higgs Boson Sound Like? A Cuban Dance Rhythm
Jul 10, 2012 18:01 PM E
In the midst of the excitement over the monumental discovery of the mystery particle, scientists at CERN are having a little fun playing with the data that makes up the scientific sighting. They've converted the data into music so anyone can 'hear' the sound of the Higgs.
coho salmon
Copper in Waterways Makes Salmon More Vulnerable to Predators
Jul 10, 2012 17:31 PM E
Even the smallest amounts of copper in natural water sources - usually from vehicle brake linings, pesticides, or mining operations - can easily confuse salmon, making them more vulnerable to predators.
RAINBOW TROUT
Trout's Snout Holds Receptor Cells That Navigate Using Earth's Magnetic Field
Jul 10, 2012 16:05 PM E
Migratory animals, such as fish and birds, have long been known to use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate, but just how they do it has been a mystery. Now, scientists have discovered iron in the cells of a trout's snout that may be the key to their biological compass.
c elegans worm
Spaceflight Increases Lifespan of Worms with Genes Similar to Humans
Jul 10, 2012 01:26 AM E
Astronauts have shown that time in space can lead to bone and muscle loss, but scientists studying this very phenomenon have found that worms living in microgravity actually have a longer lifespan than expected. Could that also be the case for humans?
nasa rover mars panorama
'Opportunity' Rover Snaps Stunning Panoramic Shot of Mars' Landscape
Jul 10, 2012 00:53 AM E
A panoramic view of Mars has been beamed home, giving us a glimpse of the Red Planet's beautifully barren landscape. The scene of the Martian winter comes from the color camera (Pancam) mounted on the Mars Rover "Opportunity", whose solar arrays and deck can be seen in the foreground of the shot overlooking a place called Greeley Haven.
hlx galaxy
First middle-weight black hole discovered
Jul 09, 2012 23:56 PM E
Outbursts of super-hot gas seen with a radio telescope have helped scientists identify the first known "middleweight" black hole, which is called HLX-1 ("hyper-luminous X-ray source 1") and lies in a galaxy about 300 million light-years away.
syringe
HPV Vaccine Protects Those Who Don't Get the Shot Through 'Herd Immunity'
Jul 09, 2012 23:08 PM E
The controversial vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) has lowered rates of infection, both in women who were vaccinated and in those who did not receive the vaccine.
3D sun
'MRI' of Sun's Activity Shows Surprisingly Slow Plasma Waves
Jul 09, 2012 22:38 PM E
The heart of the Sun's activity is made up of circulating plasma at its interior, and a kind of doctor's checkup reveals that our star's lifeblood is pumping at a much slower rate than previously thought.
waist measuring tape
Obesity Vaccine Uses Immune System to Fight Weight Gain
Jul 09, 2012 22:01 PM E
A vaccine against weight loss sounds too good to be true, and it may be just that. Researchers from Braasch Biotech LLC have successfully induced weight loss in mice using a vaccine that inhibits the body's growth hormone, curbing weight gain. But some caution that the mouse study may not lead to a human vaccine.
worms with gut bacteria
Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria Can Help or Hurt at the Flip of a DNA Switch
Jul 06, 2012 23:20 PM E
A two-faced bacteria, which quietly lives in the guts of worms and contributes to their survival, can go rogue at any time and transform into a deadly poison.
coral reef
Coral Reefs Come Back to Life After Shutdown Caused by Climate Change
Jul 06, 2012 22:18 PM E
Nearly 2,500 years ago, the coral reefs along Panama's Pacific coast completely collapsed due to natural climate change. The history of the reefs shows that the coral organism can bounce back from devastating climate changes, the likes of which the world hasn't seen for millennia. Until now.
volcano eruption
Small Volcanic Eruptions Can Cool Global Climate
Jul 06, 2012 21:26 PM E
An international research team led by the University of Saskatchewan has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be lifted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures.
phytoplankton bloom in north atlantic
Swirling Eddies Trigger Phytoplankton Bloom in North Atlantic
Jul 06, 2012 20:04 PM E
In the spring and summer, the North Atlantic explodes with color as microscopic plants called phytoplankton bloom green and white atop the water and now scientists have found a new trigger for the flourishing phytoplankton.
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