Thousands of New Proteins Discovered in Spinal Fluid
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists and doctors have a far better understanding of the proteins in healthy spinal fluid, thanks to a U.S., Swedish team who identified 2,630 proteins in the clear fluid that protects ...
Herschel: The first science highlights
This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the first science results obtained with Herschel, an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal ...
Scientists say plants can remember properties of light
Putting Alzheimer’s on early notice
Australian scientists have presented key findings at an international Alzheimer's disease conference this week. Their major focus is on early detection and discovering why the disease progresses.
Simple screening test reduces invasive examinations for suspected bowel disease
A simple screening test identifies patients who are most likely to have inflammatory bowel disease and reduces the need for expensive, invasive and time consuming endoscopies, finds a study published in the British Medical ...
When does obesity become a child protection issue?
Childhood obesity alone is not a child protection concern, nor is failure to control weight. But consistent failure to change lifestyle and engage with outside support indicates neglect, particularly in younger children, ...
Scientists mount a 'sting operation' in Thailand to tackle a devastating pest outbreak
In the start of a carefully crafted emergency campaign to thwart a pest outbreak that is wreaking havoc on Thailand's vital cassava production, agricultural researchers will release a quarter of a million parasitic wasps ...
Insight into why low calorie diet can extend lifespan -- even if adopted later in life
New research being presented this week is giving scientists new insight into why a restricted diet can lead to a longer lifespan and reduced incidence of age-related diseases for a wide variety of animals. Scientists have ...
Scientists devise guide to the perfect handshake
Help is here for people who are overcome with nerves when faced with the age-old custom of shaking hands -- British scientists have unveiled a step-by-step guide to the perfect handshake.
Japan's Sharp to release triple-layer 100 GB Blu-ray disc
Japanese electronics maker Sharp said Friday it will release a recordable Blu-ray disc this month that can store as much as four seasons of a television drama series.
BP halts Gulf oil flow for first time since April
British energy giant BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in three months as it began key tests hoping to stem the spill for good.
US Senate votes to extend space shuttle program
A key Senate panel approved Thursday a 2011 budget proposal for the US space agency NASA that would extend the space shuttle program in a compromise from the Obama administration's demands.
N.Zealand inventors unveil bionic legs for paraplegics (w/ Video)
Two New Zealand inventors have produced what they claim are the world's first robotic legs to help paraplegics walk again.
June video game sales decline again, NPD says
(AP) -- Summer doldrums weighed on the video game industry in June, with U.S. retail sales of hardware, software and accessories down 6 percent from a year earlier, to $1.1 billion.