Researchers find pathway and enzyme unique to tularemia organism
Researchers are closer to developing therapies to combat the deadly tularemia infection, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' online Early Edition.
Potential new herpes therapy studied
A new therapy being developed at the University of Florida could, in time, produce another weapon for the fight against herpes.
Research Lab Combines Psychology with Technology
A unique laboratory has been established at The University of Alabama in Huntsville that combines psychology with technology to focus on the interaction between humans and complex systems.
Artificial Light at Night: Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer
A new study at the University of Haifa discovered: Worldwide, countries with the highest levels of artificial light at night also have the highest rates of prostate cancer.
Playing a ruthless game
Plenty of young gamers dream about playing videogames for a living, but Robert Bishop has a plan: It's all a matter of suckering in enough victims to make it happen.
Divorce, antidepressants, or weight gain/loss can add years to your face
Your mother's wrinkles — or lack there of, may not be the best predictor of how you'll age. In fact, a new study claims just the opposite. The study, involving identical twins, suggests that despite genetic make-up, certain ...
Researchers find culture of academic institution may influence health care delivery
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Brandeis University have completed a qualitative study on the cultural environment in medical schools and how this may affect medical faculty vitality, professionalism ...
Living longer thanks to the 'longevity gene'
A variation in the gene FOXO3A has a positive effect on the life expectancy of humans, and is found much more often in people living to 100 and beyond - moreover, this appears to be true worldwide. A research group in the ...
Long-term recovery of reefs from bleaching requires local action to increase resilience
In the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Professor Dr. Peter Glynn, and 2008 Pew Fellow for Marine Conservation and Assist ...
Neural mapping paints a haphazard picture of odor receptors
Despite the striking aromatic differences between coffee, peppermint, and pine, a new mapping of the nose's neural circuitry suggests a haphazard patchwork where the receptors for such disparate scents are as likely as not ...
Slash in corporate investment creating long-term problems
A deep and lingering credit crisis is throttling investment in moneymaking projects that could help jump-start a U.S. economy mired in its worst downturn in decades, a new survey of corporate executives shows.
Defectors take the car, cooperators go by bus
National economies are driven by the automobile, even during an economic downturn. Every day, hundreds of millions of people take their cars to visit remote places, to commute, and to reach the supermarket.
Computerized writing aids make writing easier for persons with aphasia
It is possible to improve writing skills for those with aphasia with the aid of computerised writing aids. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Stroma genomic signature predicts resistance to anthracyclin-based chemotherapy in breast cancer
Researchers at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research in Molecular Oncology in Lausanne have developed a new test to predict how breast cancer patients respond to chemotherapy, ...