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Scientists Create 'Microchip' Of Living Cells
Living 'Microchip' May Revolutionize Genetic Study Of Individual Cells
May 14, 2014 16:58 PM E
A new way of sorting and storing vast quantities of living cells may help scientists develop better therapeutics for HIV and cancer by pinpointing cells that lie dormant in the body. Moreover, the technology may soon be seen in manufacturing around the world.
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'MEMS Nanoinjector' A Microscopically Small Lance Can Now Transfer DNA
May 13, 2014 17:50 PM E
Biomechanical engineers developed a lance that's only a few billionths of a meter to conduct gene transfer.
Cholera Bacteria's Resilience Explained
Bacterial Cell Walls Are Much More Resilient Than Previously Thought
May 12, 2014 15:24 PM E
The ability of certain bacteria such as this cholera bacterium to make a come-back even after shriveling up from so-called "osmosis shock," may help explain why it's so tenacious.
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Galectins Seek And Destroy Camouflaged Bacteria, Without The Help Of Other Immune Responses
May 11, 2014 13:09 PM E
One of the immune system’s defenses, called galectins, works without the help of other immune responses to kill dangerous bacteria.
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Air Quality Sensors Help Government Counter Bioterrorism; Could Detect Anthrax In The Air
May 11, 2014 11:39 AM E
Post 9/11, the U.S. government has ramped up efforts to prevent another attack, including bioterrorism. Air quality sensors can help detect dangerous pathogens, and will help save lives.
Study: Asian Americans Excel At Academics Due To Work Ethic
Study: Asian-American Students Outscore Others Because They Try Harder
May 11, 2014 09:51 AM E
A new study shows that Asian-American students outperform others with a superior cultural work ethic.
Pollution May Not Be So Good For Children's IQ
Reducing NYC Air Pollution Would Boost Children's IQ And Chance For Financial Success
May 08, 2014 14:00 PM E
A study that likens the effects of air pollution on fetuses to that of smoking mothers, finds that cleaner air would lead to smarter, higher-earning children.
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New Type Of Avian Influenza Virus Found In Antarctic Penguins
May 07, 2014 17:43 PM E
Chicken and other farm birds are known carriers of avian influenza virus. But now it seems that penguins in faraway Antarctica may also be susceptible to this virus.
Photo Credit: University of Liverpool Faculty of Health
Scientific Breakthrough Transforms Smartphones Into Cancer-Detecting Microscopes
May 05, 2014 16:37 PM E
A serendipitous discovery by Australian researchers, leads to the development of cheap, effective lenses for smart phones that are potentially effective enough to detect skin cancer.
Video Game Effect On Behavior A Continuing Topic Of Research
Do Violent Video Games Spur Aggression in Adolescents?
May 04, 2014 16:09 PM E
In an effort to find out if violent video games are linked to aggressive behavior in adolescents, researchers used sensors on teenagers' foreheads to measure reactions during gaming, as well as comparing their emotions before and after different versions of games.
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Bacterial Recombination Helps Build Antibiotic Resistance
May 04, 2014 15:25 PM E
Bacteria may become antibiotic resistant after going through a process called recombination, during which they pick up genes from other, dead bacteria.
Taking Notes With Pen and Paper Is Powerful
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Laptop For Students Trying To Memorize Their Study Material
May 04, 2014 14:23 PM E
Students who take notes with pen and paper understand lecture material better and remember it longer than students who use a laptop and often take verbatim notes, according to a new study by researchers at Princeton and UCLA.
Human Scent May Attract Romantic Partner
How A Person's Scent Can Trigger A Powerful Sexual Response, And Say Something About Gender
May 03, 2014 17:02 PM E
Pheromones secreted by animals play a role in attracting mates and now a new study found humans may be drawn to romantic partners by bodily scents that are not even noticeable, but may ingite sexual attraction.
Stanford Scientists Develop Brain-Like Microchip
Scientists Develop Powerful Microchip Modeled After The Human Brain
Apr 30, 2014 16:49 PM E
Stanford scientists open doors for robotic and medical opportunities after they developer a fast and power-efficient microchip that simulates the brain.
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