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A Mind-Controlled Robot Scheduled To Debut At World Cup
Scientists Hope To Debut Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit At World Cup
Apr 30, 2014 13:49 PM E
An international group of scientists are rushing to complete the mind-controlled robot in time for the world cup, which will kick the first ball on the field.
Lab Mice Evince More Pain When Female Lab Workers Are Present
Lab Mice Are So Stressed Out By Male Researchers, They Suppress Their Pain Response To Them
Apr 29, 2014 15:16 PM E
Lab mice getting injected with painful inflammatories grimaced 36 percent less when a human male observer than was nearby, than when a female or no one was nearby.
The Author's "Deep Ancestry" As Revealed By The Genographic Project
I Just Found Out I'm A Neanderthal: A Reaction To The Genographic Project
Apr 29, 2014 15:15 PM E
National Geographic's Genographic Project challenges assumptions about race, and even religion.
tsetse fly
Scientists Map Tsetse Fly Genome; Coming One Step Closer To Controlling Vector-Borne Diseases
Apr 28, 2014 12:18 PM E
the tsetse fly is responsible for transmitting a host of diseases, including malaria and dengue, and now scientists have mapped its genome, hoping to find clues as to how it's able to cause so much harm.
Scientists Discover Metabolic Reactions In Ancient Oceans Predate First Organisms
Reconstructed Ancient Ocean Reveals Metabolism Existed Before The Evolution Of First Organisms
Apr 25, 2014 15:16 PM E
Researchers have recreated Earth's ancient oceans in their laboratory and were surprised to find our modern-day metabolism existed without the aid of evolution.
cow
Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Cow Manure Used For Fertilization; Could Lead To More Infections
Apr 22, 2014 12:36 PM E
Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cow manure used for agricultural fertilization. If their genes are transferred to pathogenic bacteria, it could cause more infections, as some genes were never before discovered.
Getting In The Groove
Wanna Get Your Groove On? Offbeat Rhythms Might Get You Dancing
Apr 20, 2014 15:21 PM E
Syncopation, the backbeat, offbeat, and unpredictable rhythms often heard in funk, hip-hop and electronic dance music, is the essential element that gets people dancing and "into the groove," scientists found in a new study of rhythm and movement.
Stem Cells
Stem Cell Nuclei's Rare Sponge-Like Properties Help Them Transition Into Specialized Cells
Apr 20, 2014 14:06 PM E
A property known as auxeticity allows materials to expand when stretched rather than getting thinner. Sponges have it, and so do stem cells, according to a new study, which found that the property could allow them to transition into specialized cells.
stem cell research
Stem Cell Propagation In Bone Marrow Requires Hydrogen Sulfide
Apr 18, 2014 12:48 PM E
Stem cells present in the bone marrow need hydrogen sulfide to multiply and form bone tissue.
salmonella
Unmasking Pathogenic Bacteria; Protein Can Identify Camouflaged Salmonella
Apr 16, 2014 13:33 PM E
Thanks to scientists, Salmonella may not be able to camouflage itself anymore.
silly putty
A Silly Putty Ingredient Helps Stem Cells Grow; Could Help Cure Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's Disease
Apr 13, 2014 13:18 PM E
An ingredient in Silly Putty creates the perfect environment for growing embryonic stem cells that can be used to treat serious diseases, and it works faster too.
cells bursting
Scientists Discover Protein Essential For Cell Volume Regulation
Apr 10, 2014 16:52 PM E
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the protein that regulates the intake of water by cells and prevents them from bursting.
farm
Human History: Early Humans Had Stronger Bones Which Got Weaker As Farming Progressed
Apr 08, 2014 12:12 PM E
New research has established that after the advent of farming, human bones became progressively weaker.
radiotherapy
Helium Ions Treat Cancer In Children With Better Precision
Apr 05, 2014 18:04 PM E
As scientists continue to develop radiation therapy, it will affect peripheral organs less and target cancer better. In the latest study, researchers have found that helium ions could be most effective.
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