How Do Certain Smells Bring About Special Memories?

By | Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:15

For some people it's the scent of fresh baked cookies, while for others it's the smell of a beach. Either one may bring about memories of a past experience involving the same scents. Here's why.

Some Bacterial Exposure Necessary For Newborn Immune System

Greater Antibiotic May Be Stunting Preemies' Immune Systems; Scientists Look For Solution

By | Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:34

The transfer of gut microbes from mother to newborn, essential to a healthy new immune system, is often hampered by the modern use of antibiotics.

Geneticists Getting Closer To Childhood Cancer Treatment

Down Syndrome's Link To Leukemia Risk Lies In The Genes

By | Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:16

For the past 80 years, scientists have been mystified about the genetic causes of a form of leukemia in children with Down syndrome. Now they know why, and a drug therapy might come soon.


Rare Diseases Get A Chance At A Cure Thanks To The Internet

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:50

Social media is highly successful with helping researchers find clinical trial patients for rare diseases.


Google's Driverless Cars Do A Better Job Than Humans Can

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:19

Google's driverless car has proven to be safer than human drivers, although not completely "crash-proof."

PullClean is a hospital door handle that dispenses a dab of hand sanitizer when pushed

Hospital Door Handle Sanitizes Your Hand For You [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:39

"Pull Clean" hospital door handle dispenses a dab of hand sanitizer when pushed to encourage people to clean their hands every time they use it.


Scientists Clone Adult Stem Cells For The First Time

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:56

Scientists have cloned adult stem cells for the first time, despite a controversial ban that prohibits federal funding to the practice.

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Digital Mirror Shows You Your Own Organs [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:27

Using PET scans and X-ray technology, scientists are now able to capture high-resolution images of a person's bones and organs.


Are Artists Born This Way Or Do They Become Different By Choice?

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43

Researchers discovered artists have structurally different brains compared to non-artists, and the distinctions exist in regions of the brain linked to visual imagery and fine movements.

Fingerprint scanning will soon be on the outs

Reading A Person’s Veins Is More Reliable Than Fingerprint Scanning

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:09

Fingerprint scanning may soon be on the outs, to be replaced with vein scanning — which can identify individuals by the geometry of veins.


Apathetic Old People Have Smaller Brains

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:00

Apathy may indicate lower volume of white and gray matter in older brains, a new study finds.

sperm and egg

Fertilization Mystery Solved: The 'Juno' Protein Connects Egg To Sperm

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:30

While much is known about human fertilization, scientists only recently discovered the binding proteins that connect egg to sperm.

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Google's Microcamera Contact Lenses May One Day Help The Blind

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:29

Recently published patent applications show that Google is planning to develop a set of contact lenses containing a mini camera capable of analyzing the world around us, and helping the blind.

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Brain Scanning Technique Looks To End Vegetative State Disputes

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39

PET scans could replace clinical beside testing as the preferred technique for diagnosing patients in a persistent vegetative state.


What Science Can And Can’t Do To Pass On Your Genius [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:30

Science is beyond asking if intelligence is genetic and has moved on to asking how much of it is.