In the first study of human fungal skin diversity, researchers sequenced the DNA of fungi at skin sites of healthy adults to define the normal populations across the skin and to provide a framework for investigating fungal skin conditions.
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In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.
Ocean measurements taken more than 135 years ago during the scientific expedition of HMS Challenger have provided further confirmation of human-produced global warming over the past century.
A study of water supplies on dairy farms found that about a quarter of those tested had at least one water-quality issue. And average milk production for these farms was about 10 percent lower than farms with good water quality.
In an age when microbial pathogens are growing increasingly resistant to the conventional antibiotics used to tamp down infection, scientists have synthesized a potent new class of compounds capable of curbing the bacteria that cause staph infections.
A solar-powered plane has landed in Texas, completing the second leg of a trip across the U.S.
A research team has created a test using a biosensor that will help medical professionals quickly identify super bacteria like MRSA.
Targeting anti-cancer drugs to mitochondria— the “power plants” in cells— is a promising but overlooked approach to preventing emergence of drug-resistant forms of cancer.
Theorists believe they've come up with an algorithm that could help narrow the search for elusive dark matter.
Richard Weller, from Univ. of Edinburgh, and a team found that sunlight can be beneficial to health and exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Researchers have been able to produce a mirror image of a molecule by using crystals with special properties. This can have a major impact on the production of pharmaceuticals.
A typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and more than two-thirds of a running shoe’s carbon impact can come from manufacturing processes.
Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing.
The discovery of potential harmful effects from disposal of millions of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries each year has led scientists to recommend stronger policies to encourage the recovery, recycling and reuse.