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Could hydrogen sulfide hold the key to a long life?

Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, the chemical that gives rotten eggs their sulfurous stench – and the same compound that researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center successfully have used to put mice into a state of ...

Dec 03, 2007 4.8 / 5 (60) 2

Bioengineers develop 'microscope on a chip'

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have turned science fiction into reality with their development of a super-compact high-resolution microscope, small enough to fit on a finger tip. This ...

Jul 28, 2008 4.9 / 5 (58) 4

Genetic studies endow mice with new color vision

Although mice, like most mammals, typically view the world with a limited color palette – similar to what some people with red-green color blindness see – scientists have now transformed their vision by ...

Mar 22, 2007 4.6 / 5 (57) 0

Plants recognize their siblings, biologists discover

The next time you venture into your garden armed with plants, consider who you place next to whom. It turns out that the docile garden plant isn’t as passive as widely assumed, at least not with strangers. Researchers at ...

Jun 13, 2007 4.7 / 5 (56) 0

Researchers discover 'radiation-eating' fungi

Scientists have long assumed that fungi exist mainly to decompose matter into chemicals that other organisms can then use. But researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found evidence ...

May 23, 2007 4.7 / 5 (55) 0

No sex for 40 million years? No problem

A group of organisms that has never had sex in over 40 million years of existence has nevertheless managed to evolve into distinct species, says new research published today. The study challenges the assumption ...

Mar 20, 2007 4.3 / 5 (60) 0