Scientists shut down pump action to break breast cancer cells' drug resistance
(PhysOrg.com) -- Breast cancer cells that mutate to resist drug treatment survive by establishing tiny pumps on their surface that reject the drugs as they penetrate the cell membrane making the cancer insensitive ...
Seeing in stereo: Engineers invent lens for 3-D microscope
Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image.
'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 ...
Killing crop-eating pests: Compounds work by disrupting bugs' winter sleep
(PhysOrg.com) -- The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest's winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests.
What, me worry? Young adults get self-esteem boost from debt
Instead of feeling stressed by the money they owe, many young adults actually feel empowered by their credit card and education debts, according to a new nationwide study.
Smartphone app helps you find friends in a crowd
Can a smartphone app enable meaningful, face-to-face conversation? Engineers are trying to find out, with software that helps people locate their friends in a crowd and make new friends who share similar interests.
For testing skin cream, synthetic skin may be as good as the real thing
New research suggests that currently available types of synthetic skin may now be good enough to imitate animal skin in laboratory tests, and may be on their way to truly simulating human skin in the future.
Student loans help women more than men in reaching graduation
Student loans provide more help to women than they do for men in encouraging graduation from college, a new nationwide study reveals.
Boys' lack of effort in school tied to college gender gap
(Phys.org)—When it comes to college education, men are falling behind by standing still.
Computer-based program may help relieve some ADHD symptoms in children
An intensive, five-week working memory training program shows promise in relieving some of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, a new study suggests.