Duo create GravityLight: Lamp that runs off of gravity (w/ video)
Researchers develop tool to rapidly determine phylogenetic makeup of large microbial communities
Pinpointing how antibiotics work
Penicillin and other antibiotics have revolutionized medicine, turning once-deadly diseases into easily treatable ailments. However, while antibiotics have been in use for more than 70 years, the exact mechanism ...
Researchers identify potential new drug for neurodegenerative disease
Scientists have discovered a small molecule that helps human cells get rid of the misfolded, disfigured proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative ailments. This potential drug could have applications ...
Researchers find condition in dogs that may help further research into human disease
Some people possess a small number of cells in their bodies that are not genetically their own; this condition is known as microchimerism. It is difficult to determine potential health effects from this condition because ...
Buzz builds for honey treatments
Researchers are racing against the clock to find a viable alternative to traditional antibiotics, as bacteria continues to build resistance against new drugs at a frightening rate.
Spinning blood device set to safeguard astronaut health
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA has begun developing a new blood-testing device for astronauts on the International Space Station. A wide range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease should be diagnosable in moments from a single ...
Antibiotic could be the key to treating heart ailments
A researcher at the University of Alberta has discovered that treating basic heart ailments could be as simple as using a well-known antibiotic.
Tobacco smoke and alcohol harm liver worse as combo
Exposure to second-hand smoke and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Acupuncture helps ailing alligator in Brazil (Update)
Bino's back was killing him. He was suffering from scoliosis. He couldn't move his legs, two of them anyway, and his tail just wouldn't swish.
Unsustainable harvesting of Prunus africana tree threatens prostate treatment
Responding to the dwindling abundance of Prunus africana in the wild, a tree listed as "vulnerable to extinction" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, a recent study by the World Agroforestry Centre identi ...
Smoke from Va.'s Lateral West Fire
Today, the GOES-13 satellite captured a visible image of the thick brown smoke streaming from the Lateral West Fire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (GDSBWR) in southeastern Virginia.
Unlocking the mystery of the disappearing bats
A McMaster researcher is working to pull one of North America's most common bats back from the brink of extinction.
FDA clears Siemens' 2-in-1 medical scanner
(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it has cleared the first medical imaging device to simultaneously perform two powerful scans used to diagnose a wide variety of diseases and ailments.