Ebola

Ebola Has Been Around For Longer Than You'd Think

By | Sat, 10/25/2014 - 13:37

Researchers were able to identify Ebola’s viral family, Filoviruses, in fossils dating back millions of years ago.

Blood vessels

Scientists Grow New Blood Vessel In 1 Week

By | Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:45

A breakthrough in research allows scientists to grow transplantable blood vessels with stem cells, and it only takes a week.

cancer

Poison-Packed Stem Cells Wipe Out Brain Cancer In Mice

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:22

Harvard scientists have engineered a stem cell that can excrete a specific toxin capable of killing all traces of cancer in the brain.

heart surgery

To Protect Your Heart During Surgery, Surgeons May Cut Off The Blood Supply To Your Arm

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:59

Shutting off the blood supply to an arm or leg before cardiac surgery can protect the heart during an operation.

Brain games

'Lumosity' Is Apparently Giving Brain Games A Bad Name

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:34

Without scientific consensus cognitive training is effective, Lumosity's brain games aren't necessarily any better than, say, Angry Birds.

Polaroid pictures

Trips Down Memory Lane Boost Your Brain

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:40

Accessing long-term memories benefits short-term mental performance.

childhood development

How To Tell If Your Baby Is A Brooding Loner

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:04

A baby’s preference to stare at an object, instead of a person's face, may predict a lack of guilt and empathy as well as difficulties understanding emotions during toddlerhood.

Obesity

How This Hormone Regulates Weight Loss May Aid In The Fight Against Obesity

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:59

Scientists have discovered the function of a hormone already used in weight loss drugs is to activate a part of the brain that causes energy expenditure.

lab

Paper That 'Comes To Life' Could Help Rapidly Detect Certain Viruses

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:05

A recent study has successfully developed a freeze-dried synthetic gene network, which could open the doors to faster and cheaper virus detection.

hearttransplant

Heart Transplant Shows The Near-Godlike Power Of Perfusion

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:26

There's only one machine in the world that can keep a heart or pair of lungs alive outside the body for nearly half a day.

Plastic surgery

8 Plastic Surgeries You Probably Haven't Heard Of

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:30

It seems only yesterday breast implants were a big deal. Now, it's onto selfie surgeries and nitrogen-fueled weight loss.

 SodaPop App Provides Safe Platform For Teens

'SodaPop' App Keeps Kids Safe From Bullies

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:37

A private social media app has been released for teens to find a safe place to socialize and seek help.

genes

One Gene Has A Different Effect On Teen And Adult Brains

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:33

A new study demonstrates how the very same gene may have opposite effects on the brain at different ages and life stages.

Arctic genes

Arctic Genes That Once Helped Humans Survive Now Kill Them

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00

Early humans in the Arctic evolved to their high-fat diets and the extreme cold. But today, those adaptations are causing high infant mortality and low blood sugar.

Kindergartner

Kids With High Quality Early Education Better Handle Changes In Family Income

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:02

A study of 75,000 Norwegian children and their families found that children who don't take part in high quality educational programs have more early behavior problems when their family's income drops.

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