One way to predict survival of many types of cancer is by counting the number of tumor-attacking immune cells that have migrated into the tumor in an effort to eradicate it– a sign of the body’s immune response to the cancer. However, quantifying these armies of immune cells has been difficult– until now.
A vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis in other parts of the world may help prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease.
Human beings don’t come with power sockets, but a growing numbers of us have medical implants that run off electricity. Now, a group researchers is developing a safe, noninvasive and efficient means of wireless power transmission through body tissue.
The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus— Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
German police say they have arrested two people and seized illegally generated bitcoins worth more than 700,000 euros ($950,000) in an investigation of computer fraud.
New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.
Coastal portions of the world’s oceans, once believed to be a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, are now thought to absorb as much as two-thirds more carbon than they emitted in the preindustrial age.
NASA announced in September that the Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first manmade object to leave the solar system. Now, some researchers reviewing the same data think that the space probe might not have crossed that border into interstellar space, but instead was inside a giant magnetic bubble within the bounds of the solar system, and may still be there.
Loofahs, best known for their use in exfoliating skin to soft, radiant perfection, have emerged as a new potential tool to advance sustainability efforts on two fronts at the same time: energy and waste.
For some 5,000 years, cultivated silkworms have been spinning luxurious white silk fibers destined for use in the finest clothing. Now, scientists are turning to a new, “greener” dyeing method in which they coax already-colored fibers from the caterpillars by feeding them dyed leaves.
Vibration absorbers are devices used to damp vibration in everything from engines to buildings. When attached to the wheels or the tracks of rail transit systems, they may reduce the noise from trains, bringing more peace and quiet to passengers and those who work or live near the tracks.
Researchers have been trying for more than half a century to develop a practical thermionic generator, with little luck. But, that may soon change, thanks to a new design— dubbed a thermoelectronic generator.
A newly discovered receptor in the body– similar to the receptors for endorphins or for morphine— might be important in the body’s response to sepsis, which could be the key to unlocking a new treatment in the future.
For those living with gastrointestinal disorders, treatment often means quelling uncomfortable symptoms through medications or dietary changes. But researchers are aiming for a new treatment: doing away with the old gut for a new gut free of inflamed or diseased tissues.
A new study has shown that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life.