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.
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
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.
On the edge of extinction: Tiny pupfish go without breathing to survive their harsh environment
And you thought you could hold your breath for a long time. Enter the desert pupfish, a tiny fish that has been playing evolutionary catch-up due to the extreme changes in its environment over the last 10,000 ...
Greek archaeologists find couple locked in millennia-old hug
Death did not part them.
Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die
Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife.
2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates
The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as ...
Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash
The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a ...
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.
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.
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.
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.