UNC Discovery Could Help Prevent Antidepressant Side Effects
September 27, 2016
Bone Density Study Gives Forensic Investigators New Tool
September 22, 2016
All good forensics stories are stories of science. Whether the CSI folks are testing for matching fiber, Dexter is charting the physics of a blood spatter analysis or Sherlock Holmes is deducing where the killer is lurking based on the type of dirt found in the footprints at the crime scene, deductions from the smallest crumbs of evidence are the driving force behind these stories.
'Alien Signal' was Most Likely a Cosmic Miscommunication
September 15, 2016
There are hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. There are more than one septillion (the number one followed by 24 zeroes) stars in the observable universe.
Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons
September 9, 2016
In the human body, there are cells and there are cell-ebrities. The billions of red blood cells carrying oxygen through the body are not allowed to have a nucleus and thus can’t reproduce for themselves. Keratinocyte skin cells’ only job is to create a protein that will turn it into a stiff, lifeless scale to be brushed off the skin millions of times per day.
Glioblastoma Tumor Removal can Actually Increase Growth
August 26, 2016
Treating cancer is often described as a fight. That metaphor makes a lot of sense, as many cancers are difficult to beat into submission: they can push back and regrow during and after treatment and the treatments themselves can be as bruising to patients as they are to the cancer.
Antibodies from Patients with Dengue Virus Could Help Prevent Zika Infections
August 8, 2016
Mosquitos are responsible for some of the nastiest diseases on the planet: malaria, West Nile Virus, chikungunya and more.