'Networking' turns up flu viruses with close ties to pandemic of 2009
Scientists using new mathematical and computational techniques have identified six influenza A viruses that have particularly close genetic relationships to the H1N1 "swine" flu virus that swept through the United States ...
Researchers find new 'molecular motors' that bacteria use to transport proteins
(PhysOrg.com) -- Joshua Shaevitz, an assistant professor from the Department of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, along with Mingzhai Sun, a postdoctoral associate at ...
Creationism creeps into mainstream geology
In almost every way, the "Garden of the Gods at Colorado Springs" excursion at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) last year was a normal even enjoyable field trip. Standard geologic ...
Global research chief sees rice boom in Africa
Subsaharan Africa could double or triple rice yields and one day even export to Asia where urban sprawl and rising sea levels threaten paddies, a global research chief said Monday.
University of Brighton design students makes biking safer with BLAZE projection system
Glowing Cornell dots -- a potential cancer diagnostic tool set for human trials
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first clinical trial in humans of a new technology: Cornell Dots, brightly glowing nanoparticles that can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging.
The energy debate: Coal vs. nuclear
As America struggles down the road toward a coherent energy policy that focuses on a higher degree of self-reliance, policymakers face numerous issues and realities. These include: the finite supply and environmental impact ...
Has China's campaign against female feticide done more harm than good?
Why are female foetuses aborted in China? Boys are considered a greater asset for farming, but why has the number of families in the cities who want a boy at any cost doubled?
Slime mold prefers sleeping pills
Sniffing out a new source of stem cells
A team of researchers, led by Emmanuel Nivet, now at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, has generated data in mice that suggest that adult stem cells from immune system tissue in the smell-sensing region ...
Aurora A may contribute to kidney disease
The Aurora A kinase may contribute to polycystic kidney disease (PKD) by inactivating a key calcium channel in kidney cells, according to a study in the June 13 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.
Hackers take revenge on Spanish police for arrests
The international online vigilante group "Anonymous" has taken revenge for the arrest of three of its hackers by blocking the web site of the Spanish police, officials said. ...
UN calls for eco-friendly farming to boost yields
The United Nations food agency on Monday called for greater use of environmentally sustainable techniques by poor farmers in order to increase crop intensity to feed the world's growing population.
Seeking display ad boost, Google buys Admeld
Google, bidding to boost revenue from display advertising, announced the acquisition on Monday of Admeld, a New York-based company that provides an advertising platform for publishers.