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New drug candidate against HIV developed in Sweden
As a part of a research collaboration, scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Sweden, have developed a new drug candidate against HIV-infection. (2005-06-29)
Did Romans shake hands with ancient Mexicans before Columbus?
A terracotta head found in Mexico and dated roughly to AD 200 could be the first reliable evidence that the Romans landed in the New World before Columbus. (2000-02-08)
Cells get sprayed
Japanese researchers have developed a new method to introduce foreign (or synthetic) DNA into cells. (2008-01-18)
Non-destructive technique measures oxygen levels in 3-D cells used for toxicity testing
A non-destructive technique which can measure the concentration and consumption of oxygen in 3-D models of biological cells has been developed by Plymouth University in partnership with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. (2016-02-22)
A call to arms for synthetic biology
Scientists have replaced all of the DNA in the arm of a yeast chromosome with computer-designed, synthetically produced DNA that is structurally distinct from its original DNA to produce a healthy yeast cell. (2011-09-15)
UCF stem cell research may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's disease
University of Central Florida professor Kiminobu Sugaya and his colleagues found that bromodeoxyuridine made adult human stem cells more likely to develop as brain cells after they were implanted in adult rat brains. (2005-02-10)
Assimilating culture -- what language tells us about immigration and integration
They're a firm part of our language and even speak to us of our national culture -- but some words aren't quite as English as we think. (2009-04-21)
Buddhism along the Silk Roads
Prof. Dr. Carmen Meinert from Ruhr-Universität Bochum has been awarded a two-million euros Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). (2016-12-21)
An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections
A recent study conducted at the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Fimlab in Finland has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used to identify the most common bacteria causing soft tissue infections. (2018-01-16)
American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures
A new study has found that American conservatives think more like Asians, and liberals are the extreme Westerners in thought styles. (2015-01-22)
New book examines disability in Islamic law
A scholar of Arabic language and literature presents an historical analysis of the attitude towards people with disabilities in Islamic law, focusing on their status within the community as well as their participation in religious and social life. (2007-12-12)
People worldwide -- even nomads in Tanzania -- think of colors the same way
Would a color by any other name be thought of in the same way, regardless of the language used to describe it? (2015-09-10)
Compound stymies polyomaviruses in lab tests
There is no approved medicine to treat polyomaviruses, which afflict those with weakened immune systems, but scientists have found that a chemical compound called Retro-2 is able to significantly reduce the infectivity and spread of the viruses in lab cell cultures. (2013-11-13)
Book focuses on how people of color, women use Internet, digital media
Scholars who study visual culture on the Internet always see more than meets the eye, but one professor has widened her scope even more, trying to adjust the ways the rest of us look at race and gender on the Web -- and off. (2008-04-23)
Adornments told about the culture of prehistoric people
Vladislav Zhitenev, a Russian archaeologist from MSU, studied bone jewelry found at Sungir Upper Paleolithic site. (2017-11-30)
Examining toddler temperament around the globe
US babies tend to be more social and impulsive and more likely to enjoy highly stimulating activities than infants from Chile, South Korea, and Poland, according to a new study by Maria Gartstein, professor of psychology at Washington State University. (2016-12-20)
Declining loneliness among American teenagers
In an effort to study the societal trend of loneliness, researchers from the University of Queensland and Griffith University conducted an analysis of data on high school and college students. (2014-11-24)
Jennie Hunter-Cevera wins 2004 USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award
Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, will receive the 2004 USFCC/J. (2004-04-30)
Microalgae could be a profitable source of biodiesel
Dinoflagellate microalgae could be used as a raw material to obtain biodiesel easily and profitably. (2013-03-21)
Evolution helped turn hairless skin into a canvas for self-expression
Hairless skin first evolved in humans as a way to keep cool -- and then turned into a canvas to help them look cool, according to a Penn State anthropologist. (2013-02-16)
Bosnia and Herzegovina joins the COST family
COST is proud to announce that Bosnia and Herzegovina is the latest country to join its network. (2009-05-28)
People say they want to live longer -- if in good health
Individually most people only want to live long lives if they will be healthy, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas gerontologist. (2017-12-11)
Carbon dating identifies South America's oldest textiles
Textiles and rope fragments found in a Peruvian cave have been dated to around 12,000 years ago, making them the oldest textiles ever found in South America, according to a report in the April issue of Current Anthropology. (2011-04-13)
Bronze Age artifacts used meteoric iron
Though meteorites had already been recognized as one source of iron objects, the scientific community couldn't determine whether they accounted for most or simply a few Bronze Age iron artifacts. (2017-12-04)
Lessons from Schon -- the worst physics fraudster?
How did a 31-year-old physicist working at Bell Labs in New Jersey get away with possibly the worst case of physics research fraud known? (2009-05-05)
New book reveals audience responses to film subtitling
Do subtitles have an impact on how audiences understand the movie? (2012-10-11)
Researchers tap into a new and potentially better source of platelets for transfusion
Japanese researchers may be one step closer to improving treatments for bleeding disorders. (2008-07-28)
Rhino genome results
A study by San Diego Zoo Global reveals that the prospects for recovery of the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros -- of which only three individuals remain -- will reside with the genetic resources that have been banked at San Diego Zoo Global's Frozen Zoo®. (2017-01-25)
'Junk' blood tests may offer life-saving information
Thirty percent of all positive hospital blood culture samples are discarded every day because they reflect the presence of skin germs instead of specific disease-causing bacteria. (2014-08-27)
Soy protein prevents skin tumors from developing in mice, UC Berkeley researchers find
UC Berkeley researchers have found that mice with the soy protein lunasin applied to their skin had significantly lower rates of cancer than mice without the lunasin treatment. (2001-10-15)
Motivating eco-friendly behaviors depends on cultural values
The specific cultural values of a country may determine whether concern about environmental issues actually leads individuals to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors, according to the new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2016-08-31)
Pneumococcal disease: More cases but fewer deaths
The vaccine given to children to immunize against serious pneumococcal disease does not offer full protection, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, finding that the number of cases diagnosed has tripled over the past 50 years. (2012-05-07)
'Eternal flames' of ancient times could spark interest of modern geologists
Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. (2015-05-18)
Microbes related to infant lung infections reduced using specialized ventilation system device
Pediatric researchers at Women and Children's Hospital here have shown that the incidence of disease-producing microorganisms in the lungs of its infants on life support can be reduced markedly by installing an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation device in the ventilation system of its neonatal intensive care unit. (2003-05-03)
Mesoamerican book wins archaeology book award
Aztec child raising, how to play the Maya ball game and the calorie counts for a forager's diet are a few of the special features found in (2005-04-01)
Culture matters in suicidal behavior patterns and prevention, psychologist says
Women and girls in the United States consider and engage in suicidal behavior more often than men and boys, but die of suicide at lower rate -- a gender paradox enabled by US cultural norms of gender and suicidal behavior, according to a psychologist who spoke Thursday at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. (2010-08-12)
Compact and extremely small-scale incubator microscope to examine cells in time lapse
Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system. (2014-05-30)
Joint replacement: Does this look infected to you?
Clinical practice guidelines are one avenue the AAOS uses to ensure that patients receive high quality care. (2010-09-09)
University of Houston hosts book symposium on 'Making War and Minting Christians,' Sept. 8
The University of Houston department of history will host a symposium featuring a new book by UH professor Todd Romero, (2011-08-29)
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