Researchers have discovered that licorice root contains substances with an anti-diabetic effect that not only reduce blood sugar— they are also anti-inflammatory and are very well tolerated.
Researchers found that adding lime juice to water that is treated with a solar disinfection method removed detectable levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli significantly faster than solar disinfection alone.
A scientist has developed a blood test that diagnoses major depression in teens, a breakthrough approach that allows an objective diagnosis by measuring a specific set of genetic markers found in a patient’s blood.
A new quantum mechanical-based biosensor offers tremendous potential for detecting biomolecules at ultra-low concentrations, from instant point-of-care disease diagnostics, to detection of trace substances for forensics and security.
Researchers have shown that caffeine intake can significantly increase the eye's ability to produce tears, a finding that could improve treatment of dry eye syndrome.
As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review released the third annual edition of its unique, free guidebook saluting the nation's most environmentally responsible "green colleges."
In a new study, researchers have found that head and body lice— one a mere annoyance, the other a serious health threat— may actually be the same species.
Researchers are developing a technique that uses nanotechnology to harvest energy from hot pipes or engine components to potentially recover energy wasted in factories, power plants and cars.
Forests of carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells, according to new research.
A new 3D printing process could revolutionize the way scientists, doctors and even the general public create chemical products.
Despite the great promise that injecting a new type of anti-inflammatory pain medicine into the spine could relieve the severe leg and lower back pain of sciatica, a study has found that the current standard of care with steroid injections still does better.
Last April, a historic outburst of 202 tornadoes turned broad swaths of that part of the country into a disaster zone. Researchers have sifted through gigabytes of data to draw some interesting conclusions.
Researchers have discovered that adding a dash of boron to carbon while creating nanotubes turns them into solid, spongy, reusable blocks that have an astounding ability to absorb oil spilled in water.
A device detects, without contact, substances such as drugs or explosives contained in unopened letters or flat packages.