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Top CDC anthrax researcher resigns

Atlanta - The former head of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biosecurity laboratory has left his post following a safety review of U.S. government labs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Why doesn't Mackenzee Wittke age?

Mackenzee Wittke is a girl who stays young from year to year. In fact her body changes very little in any way. This case is drawing worldwide interest from scientists and the media since her condition stands out even among similar children.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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

Researchers discover unique dinosaur fossil with four wings

Changyuraptor yangi fossils were recently discovered in a Chinese expedition. The remains reveal a creature with four wings that has been dubbed the largest specimen of this type.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

Video: Immense hole appears in Siberia and prompts expedition

A giant hole has opened up in northern Siberia. The sudden and unexpected appearance has prompted an immediate response from the scientific community.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 5 comments

Parasite found in litterboxes may aid cancer treatment

Lebanon - Toxoplasma gondii is the name of a parasite which lives in the fecal matter of cats. The body's response to the organism may be useful for defeating cancer.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Protein may be key to treating Parkinson's, brain cancer

Chapel Hill - Researchers have found that a protein present in the brain helps neurons and brain cancer cells avoid cell death, a discovery scientists hope will lead to better treatments for not only brain cancer, but for Parkinson’s Disease as well.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Video: Researchers use molten metal to grill a meal

Syracuse - Culinary researchers at Bompas & Parr performed an experiment with a makeshift grill which used a superheated stream to cook a steak with some corn. The results were mixed but it made for an impressive video.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Video: DARPA tests guided bullet for American military

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) organization was created to help integrate new technology into America's defensive organizations. Their latest project is a guided bullet which can track a target after being fired.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Doctors create early and effective form of Dengue vaccine

A new vaccine for Dengue Fever has been shown to both reduce the number of cases and reduce severe side effects for those who do get it. This may be the first step towards eliminating the ailment entirely.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant

An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

UN given new and positive report on avoiding climate disaster

The report covers nearly every aspect of human society and asserts that the previous information the United Nations (UN) board was given is incorrect. Those creating and publishing the study believe climate change is not inevitable.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Medical marijuana research hampered

Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has said that many claims about medical marijuana are limited by a lack of experimental data. The reason for this is due to laws hampering research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Study: Plants react defensively to being eaten

Missouri City - Following various studies, a report has been published by the University of Missouri-Colombia (MU) speculating that plant growth and reaction is influenced by sound, wind and touch.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Potential new drug may bring hope for Alzheimer's sufferers

New York - Experiments conducted by researchers at Sidney Strickland’s Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have discovered a compound which may stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Nearby planet has atmosphere very similar to Earth

A new planet may be our best evidence yet that habitable worlds exist near Earth. New findings show that a "super-Earth" may be our ticket to the colonization of this galaxy.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Exploding tourism numbers threaten the environment of Antarctica

According to reports from scientists studying Antarctica the large increase in tourism there is a threat to the natural environment. The area hosts a wealth of scientific information that may be damaged by tourism.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Three drifting black holes foster new research for scientists

Three black holes have been observed to be drifting towards each other. Discussion is happening throughout the scientific community as we wait to see what happens when they have fully spiraled into one another.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Norway researchers took accident victims' organs without consent

Oslo - Norway's VG newspaper has revealed that government researchers in Norway removed organs from some 1,000 accident victims without asking the permission of their relatives. This was allegedly to build a biobank of control tissues for experiments.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Scientist charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Washington - Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Study: 'Gaydar' works and conservatives detect gays sooner

Toronto - 'Gaydar' has long been dismissed as a mild joke on certain hunches people have. New research suggests that there is some method by which we can detect that someone is gay. One scientist also claims conservatives are more skilled at this as well.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Light ahead in fight against degenerative blindness

Paris - Once doomed to a life of darkness, dozens of people stricken by retinal diseases are rediscovering a world of light as scientists push ahead on cures for blindness.
In the Media by Olivier Thibault (AFP) - 1 comment

Scientists develop new method to discover life by using methane

Researchers from the University College of London and the University of New South Wales have developed a new way to detect methane in the solar system. "Hot" methane may be the key to detecting new life.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Molecule essential for water found in dying stars

New evidence suggests that some dying stars contain OH+ which can be used as a building block for water. This lends more credibility to the argument for additional life in the universe.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Stem cell researchers fake evidence

Tokyo - A push for results may have led some researchers at RIKEN in Tokyo to fake some information and compromise research guidelines. Japanese officials are planning to shut their research down after reviewing a few of their papers.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

What does science say about alien life?

Too often those who study detailed scientific studies dismiss claims for alien life. So here is a roundup of some hard facts for both believers and skeptics.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Undergrads create historic chromosone

Students at John Hopkins University created a particular yeast chromosome for the first time ever. The creation of chromosome 3 marks the first time we have created a singular gene in such a complex organism.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers have found a tiny molecule (miR-1202) that may provide a marker for major depression. The molecule may also help scientist find better treatments to fight depression.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen

Study analyzes cyberslacker behavior

Calgary - A new research paper that examines personality traits among cyberslackers, especially those who work at home, has just been released.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 1 comment

New centre to study Huntington's Disease Special

Atlanta - Two new comprehensive, multidisciplinary centers to study Huntington's Disease have opened. The centers focus on care, education and research. Digital Journal has found out more about the project.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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