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Scientists Find Protein That Prevents Transmission Of Malaria To Mosquitos; Discovery Could Aid In Developing Vaccine
Feb 24, 2014 14:12 PM E
Scientists have now identified a single regulatory protein that triggers the development of the male and female sexual forms of malaria in mosquitos.
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Black History Month 2014: A Peek Into The Work Of Black Chemists And Engineers [VIDEO]
Feb 21, 2014 10:20 AM E
In honor Black History Month, the American Chemical Society spotlighted and celebrated black chemists and chemical engineers.
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Feeling Blue? 'Beautiful But Sad' Songs Can Improve Your Mood, Study Finds
Feb 20, 2014 18:11 PM E
Listening to "beautiful but sad" music can improve peoples' moods when they're feeling down, suggests a study published in the journal Psychology of Music. Researchers found that not just sad music, but sad music of "high aesthetic value," was the best medicine. The study was led by Annemieke van den Tol of the University of Kent, in England.
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Human And Dog Brain ‘Voice Areas’: Man And His Best Friend Use Similar Mechanisms To Process Sound
Feb 20, 2014 13:53 PM E
A new study found that dogs have dedicated voice areas in their brains, just as humans do and their brains can gauge emotions in voice just like humans.
animal breast milk
Animal Mothers Customize Breast Milk Content And Quantity Based On Offspring Gender
Feb 17, 2014 13:05 PM E
Animal mothers change the content and quantity of their breast milk depending on the gender of their offspring, acourding to a study in PLoS One. In the research, Katie Hinde of Harvard Universtiy found that male rhesus monkeys received milk richer in fat, while females received more, calcium-rich milk.
drought
How Climate Shock May Affect People Prone To Food Shortages; Strategies For Disaster Management
Feb 16, 2014 16:07 PM E
People who live in areas prone to food shortages may be more at risk of getting them due to climate change. Now, researchers are developing strategies for preventing these disasters.
responsible innovation
Responsible Innovation: Resolving the Social and Ethical Implications Of Research
Feb 16, 2014 14:31 PM E
Conducting scientific research responsibly may be difficult sometimes, as consideration for the people the technology affects may be forgotten. Collaborating with social scientists, however, could pave the way for responsible innovation.
Arctic Beluga Whale
How Melting Ice Allowed A 'Kitty Litter' Parasite To Spread to Arctic Whales, Threatening Humans
Feb 15, 2014 17:29 PM E
Nearly two decades ago, scientists predicted that climate change could cause the spread of bacteria and parasites. Their prediction has come true, according to Canadian researchers who discovered a house cat disease inside Arctic beluga whale populations.
Venus, Moon, and Jupiter
Neuroscientists Finally Solve Astronomical Optical Illusion That Puzzled Galileo 400 Years Ago
Feb 12, 2014 16:37 PM E
Optometrists and neuroscientists have discovered why Venus appeared larger than Jupiter to Galileo four centuries ago and why black letters on a white page are easier to read than white on black.
nanobot
Nanobots Can Now Enter Human Cell With Help Of Sound Waves, Offering Hope For Guided Missile Attacks On Cancer
Feb 12, 2014 15:47 PM E
Chemists can now remotely steer microscopic inside live human cells , launching the second generation of nanobots, getting closer to their goal of being able to destroy cancer cell by cell.
A Lot Can Change in 18 Centuries, Like Going From Printing in Ink to Living Cells
New Method of 3D Cell Printing Ups Brain Cell Survival Rate: What Is Block-Cell Printing?
Feb 11, 2014 17:39 PM E
Using just a bunch of silicone molds, and a syringe, researchers in Houston were able to "print" out brain cells and breast cancer cells with greater accuracy than high-tech ink-jet printers can.
super bowl
Super Bowl 2014: How Will Cold Weather Affect The Game?
Jan 31, 2014 12:53 PM E
This Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and will be the first cold weather Super Bowl. Cold air temperatures will affect the game slightly: the football will be less bouncy and air drag will increase. Heated benches and heat fans will keep players and coaches warm on the sidelines.
smog india
Air Pollution In Delhi Is Even Worse Than In Beijing, Indian Study Finds
Jan 30, 2014 18:42 PM E
Air pollution in Delhi, India, is worse than in the notoriously smoggy Beijing, China, according to a new study from India. The report criticized India for failing to put into place enough safeguards to curb pollution, something which Beijing has done and had success with. Air pollution as measured by PM 2.
bio-bot
Sperm-Like 'Bio-Bots' Made Of Polymer And Heart Cells May Deliver Targeted Medicine One Day
Jan 20, 2014 14:06 PM E
University of Illinois scientists have created a "bio-bot" capable of moving through the viscous fluid of a biological body. Made up of flexible polymer and heart cells, the bio-bot could be used one day to deliver targeted payloads of medicine. A study on the sperm-like bio-bots was published in Nature Communications.
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