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2013-03-19 14:14:14

To engineers, it’s a tale as old as time: Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons.

98 Year Old Lipid Researcher Reports On The Dietary Causes Of Heart Disease
2013-02-28 08:49:19

A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart – unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking).

Stem Cells In A Human Parasite Revealed Through Study
2013-02-26 09:31:26

Researchers demonstrated for the first time that S. mansoni harbors adult, non-sexual stem cells that can migrate to various parts of its body and replenish tissues.

2013-02-18 11:10:37

It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and the rest of the world, but controversy continues to surround the products and their regulation.

Creating A Biochemistry Lab On A Chip
2013-02-12 20:59:45

Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening.

2013-02-11 15:33:30

Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties.

Obesity Can Be Helped By Lowering Drive Time
2012-12-19 07:04:16

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to lose weight and a new study shows that cutting the commute time in a car could have the same impact as reducing the number of calories consumed.

Century-old Assumption Overturned By New Study Of Pipestone Artifacts
2012-12-18 15:33:30

In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier.

Sulfur Compounds In Petroleum Fuels Have Met Their Nano-structured Match
2012-12-17 16:44:59

University of Illinois researchers developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels much more effectively than traditional materials.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.