Boston Children’s Hospital testing transplant drug on children with autism - The…
A drug to treat autism? Insights into the puzzling disorder may come from a study of children with a rare genetic disease
As though it wasn't hard enough to memorize the names and atomic weights of 117 elements in the periodic table, scientists have now confirmed a new one.
Scientists say they are one step closer to understanding the origins of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the deadly viral disease that has been spreading in the Middle East for more than a year. They have found a small fragment of the virus's genome in an Egyptian tomb bat
Palm oil, used in goods ranging from potato chips to bath products, accounts for 45 percent of the world’s edible oil production. Now a team led by researchers from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has sequenced the genome of the African oil palm and has identified a gene responsible for volume of oil production, called SHELL
Scientists have engineered a lifelike, flexible artificial ear that can be customized for individual patients. From artificial eyeballs to limbs, doctors have dreamed up dozens of ways to replace body parts when things go wrong. Now they can add a new device to their repertoire: a lifelike, flexible ear made from cartilage cells seeded on a titanium scaffold.
Robert David Hall - Sneak Peek by FBR Media. You may know him as Dr. Albert Robbins, the coroner from the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. But did you know Robert David Hall has been living as a double-amputee for more than 30 years? See how a revolutionary new prosthetic limb could one day help Robert.
Computers See Faces in the Clouds, Just Like You Humans are all about pattern recognition: we want—and maybe need?—to believe that there’s order and meaning behind everything we see and do in life. The future is divined in teacups, superstitions are put on random objects, and—of course—we see ourselves in everything around us. Like the sky.
Scientists believe they may have finally discovered why cancer spreads, which could be vital in developing a cure.
More than 50 years ago, Jane Goodall, then a young researcher at what would become the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, began introducing the public to the “fantastic beings” she had studied and lived with. In her book “In the Shadow of Man”
How low will Amazon’s tablets go? We’re now hearing that a $99 Kindle Fire 7″ tablet is in production, and will be shipping this year. At a price that low, the Kindle Fire would be able to more easily compete at the tail end of the Android-based tablet market
During waking hours, electrical signals travel from dendrites — antenna-like projections at one end of the cell — through the cell body. From the cell body, they then travel the length of the axon, a single long projection at the other end of the cell. This electrical signal stimulates the release of chemicals at the end of the axon, which bind to dendrites on adjacent cells, stimulating these recipient cells to fire electrical signals, and so on. ...
Closing in on the Higgs Boson - Physicists at the Moriond conference in La Thuile, Italy, have announced that the new particle discovered at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) last year is looking more and more like a Higgs boson. However, more analysis is still required before a definitive statement can be made.
The OMICS Publishing Group Conference on Nutritional Science & Therapy involves several tracks and themes that focus on the nutritional aspects with respect to physical activity, affect of drug and the effect of nutrition in combination of various quantities. Nutritional Science is the study of the effects of food components on the metabolic rate, health, performance and disease level of resistance of human and animals. It also includes the study of human behaviors related to diet.
The flower shown in the image - Amorphophallus titanum or Titan Arum - is indeed considered the largest in the world. Also known as the "Corpse Flower" because of its foul smell, Amorphophallus titanum is a prized addition to a number of well-known botanical gardens around the world. Blooms once every 40 years for only 4 days.
No single cause has yet been discovered for schizophrenia, the devastating neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by hallucinations, disordered thoughts, and other cognitive and emotional problems, typically beginning in early adulthood. Although schizophrenia runs in families, in many cases no genetic risk is apparent, leading many researchers to look for environmental explanations. Now, research in mice provides support for a long-held hypothesis: that the syndrome, ...