In a two-pronged attack, these viruses specifically target tumor cells while delivering a cargo of immune-boosting genes. In contrast, viruses that cause cancer, such as the human papillomavirus that is responsible for most cases of cervical cancer,
Much of this attention is a result of the kind of brain imaging Dr. Wager does, and he is a leading figure in the new generation of placebo researchers.
[I just could not resist the delicious headline.] Oscar the cat may have lost one of his nine lives, but his new prosthetic paws make him the world's first bionic cat. After losing his two rear paws in a nasty encounter with a combine harvester
Dubbed “nanocoax”, the cell features solar architecture that makes it thick enough to capture light while being sufficiently thin to promote a more effective elicitation of current. Using the coaxial concept initially conceived in the 1800’s, the Bos
The idea is to revolutionize cooling, while removing millions of metric tons of carbon from the air," NREL mechanical engineer Eric Kozubal, co-inventor of the Desiccant-Enhanced eVaporative air conditioner (DEVap), said.
Rats that are shocked when they hear a certain tone typically freeze up upon hearing that sound later. A drug injected into their brains can reduce this fear nearly as well as a fear-erasing training method. The work suggests scientists might be able
The illness -- marked by headaches, fatigue, upset stomach, and problems with memory and concentration -- has been dubbed toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, or TILT. People suffering from TILT lose the ability to tolerate exposures to...
The first 5 minutes of this video explain why this may be a severe season for hurricanes along the Gulf of Mexico.
Regularly drinking tea and coffee can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease, one of the biggest studies of its kind suggests.
A fire onboard the cargo ship SS Grandcamp docked at Texas City in 1947 detonated 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate, a compound used in fertilizers and high explosives. The explosion blew two planes out of the sky and triggered a chain reaction that det
Federal regulators told a Florida paper Monday that Magic Power Coffee contains a drug similar to that in the best-selling Pfizer pill Viagra.
The biggest transition in the 100-year history of the auto industry will happen in the next 24 months.
The SHELTER catheter would travel through the blockage to the far side of the clot where the net would be opened like an umbrella. An interventional neurologist would then carefully pull the debris into a cylindrical trap that caps the outer length o
This week, research concluded that just half an hour spent on your mobile every day could raise your risk of developing brain cancer by as much as 40 per cent.
“The use of the iPad is part of our continuing search to find a suitable touch screen technology which the dolphins can activate with the tip of their rostrums or beaks. After extensive searching and product review, it looks like our choice is betwee
Initial radiation tests on a sample of oil washing ashore near Shalimar Florida conducted on Friday seem to confirm that the oil coming from the Deep Horizon blowout is carrying some radiation.
The box had three lights and when the car's driver makes a fuel-wasting or dangerous move, such as slamming on the brakes, making fast, sharp turns or weaving through traffic -- the LEDs go from green to yellow to red.
The burgeoning toxic gas cloud will surface, killing everything it touches, and set off a supersonic tsunami with the wave traveling somewhere between 400 to 600 miles per hour.
An artificial cornea (prototype shown here) could restore sight to thousands starting this year. An expansive EU project to produce an artificial corneahas found success thanks to the work of Joachim Storsberg of the Fraunhofer Institute for Appli
That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating "dead zones" where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives.
The company attempted a "cement squeeze,” which involves pumping cement to seal the fissures, according to a well activity report. Over the following week the company made repeated attempts to plug cracks that were draining expensive drilling fluid
Brookhaven National Laboratory has fabricated thin films patterned with large arrays of nanowires and loops that are superconducting — able to carry electric current with no resistance — when cooled below about 30 kelvin (-243 degrees Celsius). Even
they found that 20 per cent of it was reflected if the surface was polished, though the proportion dropped to less than 1 per cent if it was roughened.
rapidly emerging market space of airships for the military and homeland defense arenas," said Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector.
"More oil could leak than before, because the field is being drilled into again," says Fred Aminzadeh, a geophysicist at the University of Southern California. "In the worst case, we would suddenly be dealing with two spills, and we'd have twice the
“We are elated that Fluidigm’s reusable bio-chip can contribute to improving the food supply and bring the benefits of genetic analysis and testing to AgBio scientists and producers around the globe,” said Gajus Worthington, president and chief execu
An organic molecule that has been found to be effective in making silicon-based electronics may be viable for building electronics on sheets of carbon only a single molecule thick. Researchers at the Max Plank Institute for Metals Research in Stuttga
Carbon dioxide forms a clathrate with water spontaneously at more than 30 bar pressure and less than 80 degrees Celcius temperature. The new multipass solution developed by the team for separating and cleaning the clathrate crystals holds the key to
LPP plans to then increase the pulse rate to 60 pulses per seconds. It would be producing 1.8 million joules per second. A one megawatt generator produces one million joules per second. (a watt is a joule/ second) LPP was also trying to get
Plastic molecules made to mimic the body’s natural disease-fighters and injected into living animals behaved like antibodies, latching onto foreign molecules and launching an attack against them in the bloodstream. The breakthrough is a step towar