Boeing gets patent for a shockwave attenuation system
Study suggests light may be skewing lab tests on nanoparticles' health effects
Truth shines a light into dark places. But sometimes to find that truth in the first place, it's better to stay in the dark. That's what recent findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ...
Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA
Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.
More study needed to clarify impact of cellulose nanocrystals on human health, researcher reports
Are cellulose nanocrystals harmful to human health? The answer might depend on the route of exposure, according to a review of the literature by a Virginia Tech scientist, but there have been few studies ...
Drug-infused nanoparticle is right for sore eyes
For the millions of sufferers of dry eye syndrome, their only recourse to easing the painful condition is to use drug-laced eye drops three times a day. Now, researchers from the University of Waterloo have ...
Researchers discover new mechanism of DNA repair
The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed.
A biocompatible conducting polymer stimulates the changes needed for nerve regeneration
Promoting the guided regeneration of nerve cells could transform the treatment of a vast range of debilitating conditions, including brain injuries, nerve damage and degenerative neurological diseases. Electrically ...
Bacteria are hard-wired for survival, E. coli study suggests
Some bacteria are able to thrive even when under continued attack, scientists have found, in a development that may help explain how our immune systems can't always prevent infections.
Letting go of the (genetic) apron strings
A new study from Princeton University sheds light on the handing over of genetic control from mother to offspring early in development. Learning how organisms manage this transition could help researchers ...
Team finds 'unprecedented' earthquake evidence in Africa 25,000 years ago
Lead researcher Hannah Hilbert-Wolf and supervisor Dr. Eric Roberts used innovative methods to examine the ground around Mbeya in Tanzania where a large earthquake occurred some 25,000 years ago.
Stress triggers key molecule to halt transcription of cell's genetic code
If DNA is the cookbook of life, then RNA is the scratch paper where the cell writes down its favorite recipes. These recipes could make the pigments of your skin, the vehicles that carry oxygen through your ...
Nepal quake: Nearly 1,400 dead, Everest shaken (Update)
Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ...
Researchers clarify how DNA damage signaling works
The DNA molecule is chemically unstable, giving rise to DNA lesions of various kinds. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. The ...
New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs
When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds.