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Top News: Science

Largest aquatic flying insect discovered in Sichuan, China

Sichuan - Many of the largest bugs in the world have a new competitor; the Giant Dobsonfly. Townsfolk brought the creature to researchers and it is now making international news.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Broad Institute's groundbreaking announcement on psychiatric research Promoted

On Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. ET the Broad Institute and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research delivered a groundbreaking announcement about psychiatric research research.
Promoted Content by David Silverberg

Stress, not weather erosion, architect of sandstone formations

Prague - A new study by Czechoslovakian researchers has "convincingly" shown how mother nature creates the intricate carvings in sandstone formations.
In the Media by Greta McClain

How empires and religions arise from war

A new model developed at the University of Connecticut determines that wars cause social institutions to rise using big data and research models.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

Gorillas use scent to communicate with others

Gorillas use the emission of an odor to communicate, a new study finds. Odor changes based on the relationship of the animal putting out that scent and the one smelling it can signal different emotions.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Oceans crucial as search for alien life gathers pace

Norwich - New research published Monday on the role of oceans could help determine whether other planets outwith our solar system are capable of developing and sustaining life.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Newly researched substance can trap dangerous gases

Richland - A new compound developed by scientists at the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. According to early reports it has some significant value in trapping gases such as xenon, krypton, and radon.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Genetic cause of common breast tumors in women

Singapore - Singapore scientists have discovered the genetic cause of common breast tumors in women. The study was led by researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Scientists find a way to block botulism poisoning

Scientists have discovered how bacterial toxins that cause food-borne botulism are absorbed through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. The study offers insight into developing new approaches for blocking this poisonous substance.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Using eyes and nose to detect Alzheimer’s

Failing a sniff test or screening positive on an eye exam may predict people’s chances of developing the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Can stem cells be used to treat autism?

Duke University is launching a $41 million stem-cell trial to explore the use of umbilical cord blood cells to treat autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, and related brain disorders.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Many science graduates end up not working in science

A new report finds that most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines. However, students of these subjects have a higher chance of securing employment that other disciplines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Is there a genetics of 'friendship'?

A new study suggests that people tend to choose friends who share their genes. The inference is that humans tend to associate with other people who are very similar to themselves. Not all biologists agree.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

U.S. government seeks to increase biosecurity

Washington - After a several incidents leading to laboratory closures and a moratorium on the transfer of dangerous biological agents, U.S. labs are reassessing safety threats.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

European human brain project officials respond to criticisms

Officials behind the European brain mapping effort have taken steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project from the scientific community.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 'Born to lead' gene? Could be, but some very vague mixed messages

Sydney - A "born to lead" gene has been identified. Going by the catchy name of rs4950, it appears to be a common, hereditary gene in leaders. This study is a new part of a series of leadership studies carried out by different colleges over the last decade.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 3 comments

Ulcer-forming bacteria make stomach injuries worse

Researchers have shown that the ulcer-forming bacteria Helicobacter pylori efficiently navigate to sites of injury within the stomach, where they can do additional damage to the digestive organ.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New generation of pacemakers in development

The new type of pacemaker involves direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells. Studies have shown that this gives pig hearts back their rhythm.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Lawsuit claims stem cells unsafe

San Fransisco - StemCells, Inc., a California company developing cell therapies for a range of conditions, is being sued by a former employee who claims that the company did not follow proper protocol in preparing treatments.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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