Latest Science News

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:21:04 -0500
Credit: Wikipedia
 A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:38:05 -0500
A new study co-authored by MIT scholars shows regions of the U.S. where medical providers are most likely to offer tests and treatments, given populations with equivalent levels of underlying health. Areas with greater “diagnostic intensity,” as the researchers call it, are in red.  Courtesy of the researchers
In some areas of the U.S., medical providers consistently order more tests and treatments for patients than providers...
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:25:35 -0500
A rat in which researchers were able to grow a mouse pancreas. Islets from the pancreases were transplanted into mice with diabetes. The transplants helped control the mice's blood sugar levels. Courtesy of the Nakauchi lab
Growing organs from one species in the body of another may one day relieve transplant shortages. Now researchers show...
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:30:17 -0500
The new material is made from an alloy of indium and gallium (eGaIn) with various particles suspended within it. When flowing, its ability to generate or modify magnetic fields is up to five times greater than that of pure liquid metal. That, along with a significant increase in electrical conductivity, means researchers can use the material to study the effects of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) — the magnetic properties of conductive fluids usually only observable in the cores of planets and stars.
Journeying to the center of the Earth, a la Jules Verne, won’t be happening anytime soon. A new material made...
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:02:08 -0500
“There’s no question that carbon dioxide is the biggest contributor to human-caused climate change, so that’s the big focus of mitigation efforts. But there are a number of others that are also significant,” says Jessika Trancik, the Atlantic Richfield Career Development Associate Professor in Energy Studies at MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.
When hearing the words “greenhouse gas,” most people think immediately of carbon dioxide. This is indeed...
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:30:24 -0500
Image courtesy: CDC
Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer, according to research...
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:24:47 -0500
A dermatologist uses a dermatoscope, a type of handheld microscope, to look at skin. Computer scientists at Stanford have created an artificially intelligent diagnosis algorithm for skin cancer that matched the performance of board-certified dermatologists. (Image credit: Matt Young)
In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin...
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:28:51 -0500
Image courtesy: Wikipedia
Researchers at from the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for...
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:07:26 -0500
Image courtesy: Alaska Public Media
Yale researchers have discovered a genetic variant that may assist in personalizing treatment of opioid addiction. The...
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:21:48 -0500
The hormone kisspeptin can enhance activity in brain regions associated with sexual arousal and romantic love,...

Pages