Mussels can cause serious poisoning. Current toxicity checks cost $2,000 and take a week. But, a new method can provide an answer within a few hours and can cost as little as $35.
Scientists who study past pandemics, such as the 14th century Black Death that devastated much...
A small filter the size of a contact lens could possibly make life easier for some of the...
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient.
Millions of high school and college algebra students are united in a shared agony over solving for x and y, and for those to whom the answers don’t come easily, it gets worse: most preschoolers and kindergarteners can do some algebra before even entering a math class. A new study found that most preschoolers and kindergarteners, or children between four and six, can do basic algebra naturally.
Scientists are saying sound waves may be key to creating the perfect cheese, as research into a new milk separation process looks to revolutionize the dairy industry.
A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off.
A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment— in this instance, four hours after birth.
A bit of pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth.
Paleontologists studying fossilized feathers have proposed that the shapes of certain microscopic structures inside the feathers can tell us the color of ancient birds. But, new research demonstrates that it’s possible these structures are merely the remnants of ancient bacteria.
Scientists have identified a gene that could be the key to faster and easier genetic modification of plants considered resistant to standard methods, including varieties of economically important crops.
Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with TBIs and people with visual disorders may have one thing in common— "visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. This can significantly hamper reading, basic cognitive functions and processing speed.
Using pure silk protein derived from silkworm cocoons, investigators have developed surgical plates and screws that may not only offer improved bone remodeling following injury but may also be absorbed by the body over time, eliminating the need for surgical removal of the devices.
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV. The experimental drug has only been tested for prevention in monkeys, but it completely protected them from infection in two studies.
Exposing leafy vegetables, grown during spaceflight, to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants.
Researchers have revived a giant virus that’s more than 30,000-years-old, recovered from the permafrost of northeast Siberia.
Researchers are reporting a major step forward in determining the specific behavior of the ubiquitous enzyme PP1 implicated in a wide range of diseases including cancer.
Biologists have discovered that the ability of our brains, and those of other mammals, to figure out and process directional movements is a result of the activation in the cortex of signals that originate from direction-sensing cells in the retina of our eyes.
The bark of the Amur cork tree has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now, it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.
It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice.
Research high in the Amazonian canopy resulted in the discovery that the forest's chemical portfolios form a rich mosaic that varies with elevation and soil content.
One of the most colorful and captivating events on the coral reef’s calendar has been captured on video at Heron Island Research Station. Each year, researchers flock there to witness and study the annual coral spawning event.
A number of poultry industry groups are using a less costly method to collect avian influenza virus samples, thanks to new research.
This photo shows a Burrowing Owl in Brazil standing on one leg. The Burrowing Owl is a tiny but long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America.
Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalized treatments for bacterial diseases.
The surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night, new measurements on the coast of southern California have shown.
Evolutionary distances that conservationists use to identify and target distinct species may be unreliable, new research suggests.
Most biobatteries are unable to generate large amounts of power, but researchers recently developed a prototype version that has the potential to be lighter and more powerful than the batteries typically found in today's portable electronic devices, including smartphones.
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