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Bloomfield Hills -- The buzz from the meteor event which hit metro Detroit this week continued Saturday at Cranbrook Institute of science, with at least two people bringing in small-sized meteorites to be examined by experts. "It's been intense," said John Zawiskie, a geologist and curator of Earth and Life ...
scientists are trying different tricks to spur production of those antibodies. In a lab at NIH's Vaccine Research Center, "we think taking the head off will solve the problem," Graham said. His team brews vaccine from the stems and attaches them to ball-shaped nanoparticles easily spotted by the immune ...

San Francisco, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- A group of scientists with U.S. Stanford University have discovered a new type of cellulose in bacteria that could be used as a source for renewable fuels and antibiotic drugs in the future. A study by the Stanford researchers, whose findings were carried in the latest ...
The center's scientists have set up the first biochar facility in Peru, studying how to create this special charcoal and use it as a soil amendment to remove mercury from soil. They also have established the first mercury lab in Madre de Dios to study the extent to which residents have been affected. The center ...
Nidhi is a climate change scientist -- a relatively new breed of scientists who work with statistical climate models that predict future climatic conditions based on data from the past. These models provide specific information on different climatic parameters such as temperature and humidity in three scenarios ...
And it was thanks to a new piece of equipment developed by CLS senior scientist Tom Regier that the researchers were able to study both the shape and the chemical environment of the catalyst in real time. "This has never been done before," says one of the team, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, also from the ...

We used to consider adolescence ending at age 19, but now scientists in the UK think we should consider the period of development as lasting from ages 10 to 24. Given that young people are now spending more time in school and are waiting longer to do things like get married and start a family the time ...
... blood of 1,005 patients who had one of the eight cancers and, while only 40 percent of patients with stage 1 cancer were identified, the test found signs of the disease in 70 percent of the total group. Although this test is far from being a definitive diagnostic tool, scientists hailed it as a major step forward.
Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza ...
Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the ...
The scientists hope the system could enable better end-of-life care for hospital patients with a terminal disease. The computer program uses AI to achieve its high-level of accuracy and after an analysis of electronic health records. The AI program looked at 160,000 adult and child patient files from Stanford ...
As the first midterm elections of the Trump era creep closer, scientists across the country are emerging from their labs to run for Congress. The president's treatment of science--from proposed funding cuts to climate change denial--is one of the driving forces pushing researchers into the political ring.
A shutdown "could impact my science in a very direct and immediate way," Michael Ramsey, a planetary scientist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, wrote in an email. He's already purchased tickets to participate in a NASA-funded study next week in Hawaii that is using aircraft and other ...
scientists discover something new every day. But science policy trends can take decades to reveal themselves. That's why the bottom line in the newest edition of an indispensible statistical tome from the National Science Foundation (NSF)--that China continues to close the gap with the United States in ...
The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 2017 was ... the fastest-warming part of the planet, said Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist who also closely tracks annual temperatures with Berkeley Earth.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health listens to a question during an AP Newsmaker interview in Washington, Jan. 18, 2018. Fauci says the National Institutes of Health is in a "scramble" to prepare for a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday. (Susan Walsh / AP).
"Most of the microorganisms that made our most-wanted list -- they don't have a species name," he says. "They're un-described." Janet Jansson, a top scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., is helping to lead the Earth Microbiome Project. She says scientists will be looking ...

In the paper, posted on the preprint server PsyArXiv, 70 prominent scientists argued in favor of lowering a widely used threshold for statistical significance in experimental studies: The so-called p-value should be below 0.005 instead of the accepted 0.05, as a way to reduce the rate of false positive findings ...
miR845 is expressed in pollen grains, a key part of the mechanism that enables flowering plants to count their chromosomes. The two rows show variants of wild-type Arabidopsis plants. In the Arabidopsis variant top row, miR845 is expressed, …more. Counting is vital in nature. Counting chromosomes is ...
Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas have created an RNA-mimicking molecule that blocks the series of pain sensitization reactions that normally follow an injury. two scientists in lab. Could this 'decoy molecule' help to create better drugs for pain? They believe that what they have discovered ...
Owen, though, is what's known as a citizen scientist. Citizen scientists are people -- young or old -- who help collect data for research projects. They usually aren't professional scientists, or if they are, not in the field of the project. Still, their work can be incredibly important. Citizen scientists can help trained ...
Republicans and anti-monarchists have long grumbled that Buckingham Palace is riddled with fossils from a bygone era. And now scientists have shown, that in one respect, it's true. A new study led by the Australian National University (ANU) has found that the building blocks used in the royal palace were ...
"There are no Earth-crossing asteroids of that size in the solar system today," said NASA senior scientist David Morrison, a space rock expert who organized the California workshop. Since the 1990s, NASA has been conducting the Spaceguard survey looking for those large asteroids. So far, Astronomers ...
This kind of work is not to every scientist's taste. Some may instead prefer engagement projects that allow them more control of the scientific content than can be had when working on such large projects in the Entertainment industry. Often, they instead work on nonfiction science books for the general ...
Heather Ohly works for the University of Central Lancashire and currently receives funding from the biotechnology and Biological sciences Research Council. Nicola Lowe works for the University of Central Lancashire. She receives funding from BBSRC GHRF. She is affiliated with the Abaseen Foundation ...
The flu takes a formidable toll each year. Researchers and health workers save lives by routinely rolling out seasonal vaccines and deploying drugs to fight the virus and its secondary infections. But in the U.S. alone the flu still kills tens of thousands of people and hospitalizes hundreds of thousands more.
Researchers say they have taken a step toward developing a blood test that would detect eight common cancers, possibly even before symptoms appear. As they report Thursday in the journal science, they're hoping their idea would eventually lead to a $500 test that can screen for cancer and identify ...
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Director Nigel Lockyer presented U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry with a piece of an accelerator Tuesday at the Batavia facility. Perry spoke to employees at the national laboratory and was scheduled to appear at Argonne National Laboratory near Lemont. (Janelle ...
It's crazy to think that we still don't quite understand the mechanism behind one of the most common medical interventions - general anaesthetic. But researchers in Australia just got a step closer by discovering that one of the most commonly used anaesthetic drugs doesn't just put us to sleep; it also ...
scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people with PTSD tend to pay even more attention to the unexpected. The study was published this week ...
Khorana spent time studying in various countries, including Switzerland and Canada. According to the Google Doodle, he earned his Nobel prize in physiology or Medicine in 1968, along with two researchers. The three scientists cracked the code that is DNA as they learned about the inner functions of the ...
"Getting consortium papers written and to a publication endpoint can take a long time," she writes in an email to The scientist. The data for the October publications were finalized in 2014, and made public in 2015. "The original analyses of that would have been performed months before that time," she adds.
In the latest issue of Nature Communications, researchers describe for the first time how to transform skin cells into functional human skeletal muscle. Here, the lab-grown cells can be seen contracting under a microscope. Bursac et al.
Failure to rein in global temperature rises could cause the marine food web to collapse, devastating the livelihoods of tens of millions of people who rely on fisheries for food and income, scientists have warned. Warming oceans restrict vital energy flows between different species in the marine ecosystem, ...
Sound far out? It's now closer to becoming a reality thanks to four scientists at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. In late December, Guohua Shen, Tomoyasu Horikawa, Kei Majima and Yukiyasu Kamitani released the results of their recent research on using artificial intelligence to decode thoughts on the ...
As a group, scientists are adaptable, creative, and logical. We are trained to look at all available facts to work toward eliminating uncertainties. It's our job, and it's the job of a field scientist to find information that will save lives. That seems like a perfect skill set for Congress to me! Trump and his cronies have ...
women may complain about the smell of their husband's dirty laundry but a new study has found the odour of a romantic partner's clothing can help lower stress. In new research published this week in the Journal of Personality and social psychology, academics found that sniffing the sweaty cast-offs of a ...
This is in part because although scientists tend to be great at doing the research and discovering results, they are not always so great at then communicating these findings to a wider audience. Writing about research for people outside academia requires a wider perspective on science matters, and a ...
Wetzel was excited to find that Reynolds and she would cross paths again when he accepted a job as senior scientist at Mote in 2001. The position was a departure from teaching for him, a fact he initially struggled with until he decided he wanted to focus on research, Wetzel said. The two scientists found a ...
In an annual survey of the most popular jobs among preschoolers and elementary schoolers, the "scientist and scholar" job category clinched the top spot among Japanese boys for the first time in 15 years, following the recent Nobel prize awards to Japanese scientists, Dai-ichi Life insurance Co. has said.
When this bloom first surfaced, regulators moved quickly to impose a precautionary closure. Now, it's all hands on deck, she says, for state regulators and scientists. "It's not like red tide where we have decades and decades of experience managing this. We don't have any historic data here. So we are trying ...
scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and around the world have determined the structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor. The research could help scientists create opioids that treat pain without the harmful consequences of those on the market today like morphine and heroin.
This April, 2017, photo provided by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys shows geologist Katreen Wikstrom Jones using an avalanche probe to measure snow depth at Thompson Pass, Alaska. Researchers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are looking for backcountry enthusiasts ...
scientists investigating the DNA of a prehistoric human child have found it belongs to the earliest colonisers of The Americas ever discovered. The findings suggest Alaska was likely populated 25,000 years ago, 10,000 years earlier than the time of arrival suggested by many archaeologists. "It represents ...
At WSF, Mena region (Middle East and North Africa) scientist Ola Elzein described how her day-to-day experiences as a biologist doing fundamental basic science and learning to fail helped her overcome the challenges of pursuing a career in science in the region. With years of experience in trying and ...
15, the 11th day of the fire, scientists lost contact with a radio transmitter attached to the Turkey-size chick known as No. 871 as flames raced toward its closet-size cave. Days later a biologist chaperoned by a strike team from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection picked up a faint ping with ...
In the fight against climate change and environmental degradation‚ South African scientists truly excelled this year - not only through innovation but also through research which laid the groundwork for future innovations. One that really captured the attention of the public was the "liquid gold" innovation at ...
Saturday, December 30, 2017, 19:16 - 2017 may well be remembered as the year of alternative facts and fake news. Truth took a hit, and experts seemed to lose the public's trust. scientists felt under siege as the Trump Administration purged information from government websites, appointed inexperienced or adversarial ...
scientists have managed to inhibit the reproduction of ebola virus in laboratory conditions. Whether the breakthrough can translate into an actual drug is an open question, but the good news is that if it can, the product is likely to work on all ebola strains and maybe on some other vicious viruses as well.
In 1973 Heinz Wolff was the specialist judge for my school's team in the first heat of the BBC Young scientists of the Year competition. Two years previously a consultant at Guy's hospital in London had asked our school if we could assist children with cerebral palsy; they wore out their shoes very quickly ...


 

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