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Licorice Contains Anti-Diabetic Substances

April 18, 2012 4:31 am | News | Comments

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.

Sunlight, Lime Juice Disinfects Water Faster

April 18, 2012 4:26 am | News | Comments

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.

Blood Test Diagnoses Depression in Teens

April 18, 2012 4:22 am | News | Comments

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.

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Sensitive Biosensor Key to Instant Diagnostic Devices

April 18, 2012 4:18 am | News | Comments

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.

Caffeine May Ease Dry Eye

April 18, 2012 4:15 am | News | Comments

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.

Princeton Review Releases List of 322 Greenest Colleges

April 17, 2012 8:34 am | News | Comments

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."

Head, Body Lice May Be Same Species

April 17, 2012 8:29 am | News | Comments

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.

Nanocrystal-Coated Fibers Recapture Heat

April 17, 2012 8:26 am | News | Comments

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.

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Nanotubes Can Replace Platinum in Solar Cells

April 17, 2012 8:22 am | News | Comments

Forests of carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells, according to new research.

3D Printers Could Make Drugs At Home

April 17, 2012 8:19 am | News | Comments

A new 3D printing process could revolutionize the way scientists, doctors and even the general public create chemical products.

New, Once-Promising Pain Med is a Disappointment

April 17, 2012 8:16 am | News | Comments

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.

Researchers Find Clues in Outburst of Tornadoes

April 17, 2012 4:52 am | Videos | Comments

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.

Nanosponges Soak Up Massive Amounts of Oil

April 17, 2012 4:49 am | Videos | Comments

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.

Researchers Use Terahertz Waves To ID Explosives

April 17, 2012 4:44 am | News | Comments

A device detects, without contact, substances such as drugs or explosives contained in unopened letters or flat packages.

Dietary Fiber Protects Against Heart Disease

April 17, 2012 4:39 am | News | Comments

Foods high in fiber provide good protection against cardiovascular disease, and the effect is particularly marked in women.

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