Nanorobots: Tiny Doctors Operating Inside Your Body

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:40

New research provides some of the groundwork necessary to one day develop mini-robots that could perform delicate tasks inside your body, including assembling medical devices within your bloodstream.


Why ‘Poopy’ Loses Its Edge As Kids Grow Older

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:15

A team of researchers explored taboo words and discovered that learning to swear is a natural aspect of linguistic development, though children swear differently than adults and attach more negative meaning to it as well.


What Neurotic People Lose When They Try Too Hard

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:03

Neurotics, who tend to avoid acting when confronted with both major and minor stressors, were found to simply dislike action more than non-neurotic people while also favoring social harmony more than others.


What Effect Do False-Postive Mammograms Have On Women's Well-Being?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:57

A team of researchers discovered that a false-positive mammogram may cause women a little temporary anxiety, but it does not negatively impact their willingness to undergo future breast cancer screening.


How Do Your Nerves Regenerate After An Injury?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:52

Canadian scientists discovered a crucial molecule, a protein called Retinoblastoma (Rb), that directly regulates nerve cell growth and may be helpful someday in healing peripheral neuropathy.


Sleep Disorders Could Be Eating Away At Your Brain

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50

Researchers have discovered that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder, which causes people to act out their dreams, is a predictor of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.


Penis Size Does Matter To Women… But Not How You Think

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:15

A team of researchers from the U.S. and Kenya found that every one inch longer in penis length increased the likelihood of a wife’s infidelity by almost one-and-half times.


Check Your Freezer: 24,000 Chicken Nuggets And Tenders Recalled

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:33

On Saturday, Prime Pak Foods of Gainesville, Ga., issued a recall of approximately 24,000 lbs. of chicken products under the label "Sugar Lake Farms" due to misbranding of undeclared allergens.


Could A Drug That Targets Fat Stop Colon Cancer In Its Tracks?

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:40

Scientists have verified a connection between colorectal cancers and dietary fats by deleting a cellular structure in mice with colon cancer.


New Ebola Virus Cure May Be On The Horizon

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:20

A team of researchers discovered a small molecule that inhibits infection of filoviruses in human cells and has been effective when used as a drug in rodents and monkeys.


Researchers Find Possible Alzheimer’s Drug Target: A Protein

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:43

Researchers discovered a new potential drug target for eliminating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, the retromer protein complex, which is deficient in patients with the disease.


Are Beards More Than Fashionable? Science Explains

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:45

A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has discovered that when beards are rare, women consider them more attractive, yet when beards become common, women consider a shaven look more attractive.


Ranking Birth Control Based On Effectiveness, But What About Other Issues?

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:38

Ten methods of contraception provide a 95 percent or greater effectiveness rate, according to Find the Best, which highlights Implanon as among the most effective and spermicides as least effective.


New Brazilian Superbug Spread By Skin Contact, Infects Blood

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:53

A newly identified superbug found in Brazil falls within the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus class and is thought to spread by skin contact. It has the ability to invade the bloodstream and might affect healthy people as well as sick.


Flavored Liquid Nicotine Appeals To (And Harms) Small Children

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:11

The number of calls to poison centers reporting exposure to liquid nicotine from e-cigarettes rose over the past few years with more than half involving children under the age of 5.