Infant brain structure can predict function later in life
February 17, 2017
Are drug take-back events effectively reclaiming controlled drugs?
February 9, 2017
Drug take-back events may not be taking the right kind of drugs back, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
New, controversial animal hybrid research may one day save lives
February 8, 2017
It's not news of a flying car, a laser gun or a jetpack, but two major studies of a different subject published this week that seem to have walked off the page of a science fiction novel. Scientists have created hybrid animals: one animal containing cells and organs from another.
The future of fuel is ... microalgae?
January 24, 2016
There are currently more than seven billion people living on Earth, and scientists expect that figure to surpass 11 billion by the year 2100. With that figure comes the reality of needing to feed and provide energy for all of those people, while preserving a clean planet for them to live on.
UNC researchers discover new way to control HIV
January 24, 2017
Over the past 20 years antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically cut the number of AIDS deaths, but in 2014, HIV was still the eighth leading cause of death among Americans aged 25-34 and ninth among those between 35 and 44.
The shape of an IV tube matters more than you might think
January 12, 2017
When delivering IV medicine or precisely timing a chemical reaction, controlling the speed at which a chemical enters the system is of paramount importance. Now new research from UNC Chapel Hill shows that controlling those chemicals is more about the shape of the injecting tube than the chemicals themselves.
Many servers can't tell when a burger is fully cooked
January 10, 2017
Imagine you're at your favorite burger spot. You scan the menu for the best cheeses, toppings and buns but at the bottom of the menu, in small, italicized print you see this warning: “Consuming undercooked meats may increase risk of foodborne illness.”
Could comet clusters, or something other-worldly, explain this cosmic flicker?
January 10, 2017
With more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are plenty of celestial objects for scientists to survey. Every once in a while, astronomers see something puzzling, prompting explanations that may seem even more out there: planetary collisions, comet clusters or even aliens.