Leading microbiologist warns of killer fungi's increasing threat
A leading microbiologist has warned of the increasing threat that killer fungi poses to humans and the environment.
New website helps educators deal with grieving students
By the time children reach age 16, about 1 in 20 will have experienced the death of a parent and the vast majority will have experienced the death of someone close to them.
Summer no sweat for Aussies but winter freeze fatal
Australians are more likely to die during unseasonably cold winters than hotter than average summers, QUT research has found.
Gelatin nanoparticles could deliver drugs to the brain
Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain noninvasively.
New research solves old mystery of silent cell death
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have for the first time revealed how dying cells are hidden from the immune 'police' that patrol the body.
Biased statistic leads to less spending for severe railway accidents
City University London Professor of Engineering Development, Professor Philip Thomas, says that the Department for Transport's (DfT) safety policy on severe railway accidents, is based on opinion measurements that were filtered ...
Rare northern white rhino dies at California zoo
A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said.
Arming nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and treatment
UCD researchers have successfully manipulated nanoparticles to target two human breast cancer cell lines as a tool in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Why did NASA scientists name a geologic feature on Mars "Aztec"?
Last week, NASA mission controllers for the Mars rover Curiosity spied a piece of rock outcropping with tiny holes, veins and fractures in the rocks. It's common practice for the science team to assign names ...
Early stress in starlings found to lead to faster aging
Top US court mulls free speech, Facebook threats
US Supreme Court justices struggled Monday with the difficult question of whether threats made on Facebook can be prosecuted or are protected free speech.
In first, Ontario may regulate bee-killing pesticides
Canada's Ontario province announced Tuesday plans to restrict the use of controversial pesticides believed to be responsible for mass deaths of bees, in order to safeguard crops.
Toxin targets discovered
Research that provides a new understanding of how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies.
Scientists develop 3-D model of regulator protein bax
Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Tubingen, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) provide a new 3D model of the protein Bax, a key regulator of cell death. When active, Bax ...