John VandeBerg and a team from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have established unequivocally, in a natural animal model, that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood.
Jon Major and a team from the Univ. of Liverpool found that a chemical used to make tofu and...
Daniele Lantagne and a team found that the EPA’s recommendations for treating water after a...
Donita Brady and a team from Duke Univ. found that drugs used to block copper absorption may find an additional use as a treatment for certain types of cancer.
Wieger Wamelink and a team from Wageningen Univ. discovered that Martian soil could, in theory, be used to cultivate crops.
By analyzing temperature data all the way back to 1500, Shaun Lovejoy from McGill Univ. all but ruled out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the Earth’s climate.
Verano-Braga and a team from the Univ. of Southern Denmark discovered that nanosilver can penetrate our cells and cause damage.
Thomas Junk and a team from the Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette developed a method to turn fat from alligators and other animals into biofuel.
Arif Cetin and a team from EPFL have developed an "optical lab on a chip,” a hand-held device that can quickly analyze up to 170,000 different molecules in a blood sample.
Nir Krakauer, from the City College of New York, worked with his father and found that a technique, known as A Body Shape Index (ABSI), is a more effective predictor of mortality than Body Mass Index (BMI), the most common measure used to define obesity.
Graham Kendall and Phil Hingston from the Univ. of Nottingham solved the famous knight’s tour chess problem with ants.
Yael Vodovotz and a team from The Ohio State Univ. used black raspberry-based foods to see if they could improve post-surgery outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
Cristian Varela and a team from the Australian Wine Research Institute found that special yeast can produce a lower level of alcohol in wine, helping to preserve the flavor.
Jens Krog and a team from the Univ. of Southern Denmark preformed new calculations that confirm that the universe may one day collapse– and they concluded that the risk of a collapse is even greater than previously thought.
Julie Boergers and a team from Lifespan linked later school start times to improved sleep and mood in teens.
Theodore Garland and a team from UC Riverside found that Darwin was right: island lizards exhibit less fear and appear “tame.”
Herman Pontzer, of Hunter College, and a team made up of individuals from many organizations found that humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals.
James Wray and a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that Mars is much more geologically complex than believed and has a mineral found in granite, known as feldspar.
Robert Hazen from the Carnegie Institution for Science compiled a list of every plausible mineral species on the early Earth and concluded that no more than 420 different minerals would have been present at or near Earth’s surface.
Maki Inoue-Choi and a team from the Univ. of Minnesota School of Public Health found that postmenopausal women who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer compared with women who did not drink sugar-sweetened beverages.
Kathryn Medler and a team from the Univ. at Buffalo found that being severely overweight impaired the ability of mice to detect sweet flavors.
Peter Grace, and a team from the Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, found that using morphine to fight pain after abdominal surgery may actually prolong a patient's suffering, doubling or even tripling the amount of time it takes to recover.
Matthew McCluskey and a team from Washington State Univ. achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light.
David Cook and a team from the Univ. of Washington School of Medicine found that just one mild explosion can cause changes in the brain that have similarities to those found in diseases like Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Graham Colditz and a team from the Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis found that girls ages nine to 15 who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts were 39 percent less likely to develop benign breast disease by age 30.
John Lupton and a team from the Univ. of Utah created wheel-shaped organic molecules for use in LEDs.
Dean Falk and a team from Florida State Univ. found that the left and right hemispheres of Albert Einstein's brain were unusually well connected to each other and may have contributed to his brilliance.
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