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Human Cells Have Different Temperatures

August 29, 2011 9:56 am | News | Comments

Scientists reported taking the temperature of individual cells in the human body, and finding for the first time that temperatures inside do not adhere to the familiar 98.6 F norm.

New Way to Target Shape-Shifting Proteins

August 29, 2011 5:06 am | News | Comments

A molecule which can stop the formation of long protein strands, known as amyloid fibrils, that cause joint pain in kidney dialysis patients has been identified by researchers.

Using Stem Cells to Build Organs

August 29, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

Scientists describe an advance toward using stem cells in “regenerative medicine” — to grow from scratch organs for transplants and tissues for treating diseases.


Leucine Helps Burn Fat During Exercise

August 29, 2011 4:50 am | News | Comments

Research on Mt. Everest climbers is adding to the evidence that an amino acid called leucine may help people burn fat during periods of food restriction, while keeping their muscle tissue.

Nitrogen May Endanger Health

August 29, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

The use of nitrogen-based fertilizers, which has doubled in the past century, contributes to a rapidly growing environmental threat.

Nuclear Power on the Moon and Mars

August 29, 2011 4:39 am | News | Comments

The first nuclear power plant being considered for production of electricity for manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars and other planets may really look like it came from outer space.

New Images of Pancreas

August 26, 2011 7:03 am | Videos | Comments

With the aid new technology, they have now described aspects of how the pancreas develops during embryonic development and how the so-called islets of Langerhans are distributed in the adult organ.

Hypersonic Glider in Flight

August 26, 2011 6:47 am | Videos | Comments

An unmanned glider streaks over the Pacific Ocean at 20 times the speed of sound could give the military the ability to strike any part of the globe within an hour.


Brain Predicts Future-Without Crystal Ball

August 26, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

Predicting the near future is vital in guiding behavior and is a key component of theories of perception, language processing and learning.

Study Refutes Drought-Driven Decline in Food

August 26, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

A new, comprehensive study by an international team of scientists refutes earlier alarmist claims that drought has induced a decline in global plant productivity during the past decade and posed a threat to global food security.

Increasing Fuel Efficiency with a Smartphone

August 26, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

A system uses a network of smartphones mounted on car dashboards to collect information about traffic signals and tell drivers when slowing down could help them avoid waiting at lights.

Instant Cosmic Classic Supernova Discovered

August 26, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

A supernova discovered is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.

Sinus Probles Eased With Chili Pepper

August 26, 2011 6:31 am | News | Comments

Hot chili peppers are known to make people "tear up,” but a new study found that a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from hot chili peppers (Capsicum annum) may help people "clear up” certain types of sinus inflammation.

World's Best Long-term Accuracy an Atomic Clock

August 26, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

A caesium fountain clock that keeps the United Kingdom's atomic time is now the most accurate long-term timekeeper in the world, according to a new evaluation of the clock that will be published in the October 2011 issue of the international scientific journal Metrologia.

Influenza B Virus Exclusively Infects Humans

August 26, 2011 6:19 am | News | Comments

Researchers have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight seasonal influenza epidemics caused by the common influenza B strain.


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