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.
London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims.
New model illustrates similarities between landslides and earthquakes
Landslides are responsible for nearly 10,000 victims every year. Nearly 60% of all landslides are triggered by earthquakes. Researchers from IRD and INGEMMET in Peru have produced the first series measurements ...
Clot-dissolving bubbles to treat strokes?
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are using computer simulations to investigate how ultrasound and tiny bubbles injected into the bloodstream might break up blood clots, limiting the damage caused by a stroke ...
Romance scams online hit hundreds of thousands of victims
New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed ...
Stalking risk increases among college students
According to a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University, college students are at higher risk for stalking than the general public, but are less likely to report the crime to police.
Evidence appears to show how and where frontal lobe works
(Physorg.com) -- A Brown University study of stroke victims has produced evidence that the frontal lobe of the human brain controls decision-making along a continuum from abstract to concrete, from front to ...
Cause of the big plague epidemic of Middle Ages identified
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 'Black Death' was caused by at least two previously unknown types of Yersinia pestis bacteria.
Researchers develop social sensing game to detect classroom bullies
A social computer game designed by researchers in computer science and educational psychology at the University of Illinois can identify bullies in elementary school classrooms and help scholars better understand ...
Six faces of killers on Facebook revealed
A team of leading criminologists from Birmingham City University have this week published the first-ever study on how convicted killers have used the social networking site Facebook in relation to their crimes.
Australia hopes for living skin for burns victims
Australian scientists are working towards creating a living, full-thickness replacement skin for burns victims and hope to begin animal trials later this year.
Family members of victims pose a growing challenge for capital punishment
An examination of the nation's history in carrying out executions is encountering a new challenge for modern-day capital punishment.
Social sensing game detects classroom bullies
A social sensing game created at Illinois allows researchers to study natural interactions between children, collect large amounts of data about those interactions and test theories about youth aggression ...
Mind-controlled exoskeleton to help disabled people walk again
Every year thousands of people in Europe are paralysed by a spinal cord injury. Many are young adults, facing the rest of their lives confined to a wheelchair. Although no medical cure currently exists, in ...