New 'lab-on-a-chip' could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer
Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics ...
Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud, cherry-picking
One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists ...
Twitter-funded lab to seek social media insights
A new Twitter-funded research project unveiled Wednesday, with access to every tweet ever sent, will look for patterns and insights from the billions of messages sent on social media.
Researchers reconstruct the veneration of saints from 4th-century tunics
Archaeologists from the University of Bonn, working with restorers, are preserving and studying 4th-century tunics ascribed to St. Ambrose. In the course of examining these valuable silk garments, they have made surprising ...
100 years later: Passenger pigeon loss is red flag
Martha, the very last passenger pigeon in the world, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago on Sept. 1, 1914.
Myo armband and smartglasses set for deskless workplace
Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth
(Phys.org) —Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away.
Dutch test-tube cookbook boasts roast dino and dodo nuggets
Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists on Tuesday launched the world's first cookbook for lab-grown meat—serving up a bizarre assortment of test-tube dishes including roast raptor leg, dodo nuggets and ...
Pheromones regulate aggression of non-mother female mice toward pups in wild-derived mice
Laboratory mice are one of the most common animal models used in biological and medical research. Thousands of laboratory mouse strains are produced by artificial selection – the process by which humans ...
SR Labs research to expose BadUSB next week in Vegas
New type of ransomware more sophisticated and harder to defeat
Alcatel-Lucent sets broadband speed record using copper
Observed population of endangered osprey increases sevenfold
In the last five years, the number of observed osprey – fish-eating birds of prey – in the Cayuga Lake basin have increased sevenfold, including a new nest this year near Game Farm Road on university ...
New technique controls fluids at the nanoscale
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have revealed a revolutionary method of pumping fluid at the nanoscale level that has potential use for desalinating water and lab-on-a-chip ...