The culture of eating exotic mammals in parts of southern China meant it was just a matter of time.March 18, 2020The probability of a SARS-like virus re-emerging in China was just a matter of time according to researchers in 2007. These experts are based in Hong Kong, where the 2003 SARS outbreak hit, and noted that the presence of SARS-CoV-like viruses in horseshoe bats in southern China was a & 34;time bomb& 34;.
February 02, 2013A new species of sculpting spider has been discovered in Peru. Scientists at the time of this writing believe it to be a member of the Cyclosa genus of arachnids. This spider is unique among the others in the genus, however. The spider is small but sculpts a replica of a quite large and anatomically correct spider at the center of its own web.
The gold can grow within cancer cells in just 30 minutes.September 14, 2020Gold isn& 39;t just a decoration. It can actually serve some useful purposes. One of these is entering tumor cells to help with x-ray imaging and even killing the cancer.RELATED: HONEYBEE VENOM INDUCES 100 BREAST CANCER CELL DEATHThis discovery was made by Dipanjan Pan, a professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC.
January 18, 2013Japanese scientists succeeded to grow in vitro a huge number of lymphocytes which could potentially be used against cancer cells and HIV. Invitro means cultivated and grown in artificial laboratory environment (i.e. opposite of in vivo, which is growth in a living organism as in the nature).
It& 39;s highly unusual for killer whales to target humans.September 14, 2020Orcas usually do not meddle with human affairs. They simply leave us alone, with the occasional gamification of certain aspects of our technology such as biting on ships rudders to drag along with them for a quick laugh.A few orcas in northern Spain, however, have decided on ramming and rocking unlucky ships and boats.
Needless to say, the students were shocked by the packages they got.September 16, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has seen educators get quite creative when it comes to teaching their students. No longer able to teach from classes, the educators have improvised with Zoom sessions and other online educational tools.
The population sizes of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles have seen an alarming drop.September 14, 2020Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there& 39;ve been instances where nature healed itself and animals came back to reclaim what has been taken by the humans. However, a new report by the World Wildlife Fund& 39;s (WWF) Living Planet Report has shown that such events are not enough to redeem the damage of the past 50 years.
The HemoLink sampling device from Tasso Inc. could put an end to the use of hypodermic needles for blood testing.April 24, 2015At the mere mention of having to have a blood test, some people feel faint. This is due to the fact that they cannot stand the sight of needles. However, this could be a thing of the past at a company in the US called Tasso Inc have come up with sampling device that does away with the needles.
Scientists don& 39;t know if this was a dog or a wolf, or perhaps a cross-breed.November 28, 2019Discovering amazingly well-preserved prehistoric animal or human specimens is enough to make paleontologists whoop with joy. This was the case when the remains of an 18,000-year-old puppy were uncovered in Siberia& 39;s permafrost.
The bank& 39;s donors have an undetectable viral load, making it perfectly safe.November 29, 2019The world’s first-ever HIV positive sperm bank has launched in New Zealand. Called Sperm Positive, the bank carries sperm from men who have HIV but have an undetectable viral load.Perfectly safeFor those who think this is a bad idea or at the very least a risky one, the project& 39;s website explains that it is perfectly safe.
Tested on rabbits, the vaccine produced antibodies to at least two HIV strains.November 21, 2019We may be one step closer to an HIV vaccine. A test carried out by Scripps Research, and the non-profit vaccine research organization IAVI has demonstrated that antibodies that neutralize a number of HIV virus strains can be successfully elicited.
The news brings hope that the treatment can some day be applied to humans.November 17, 2019Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Baylor College of Medicine were successful at reversing the learning and memory deficits associated with down syndrome in mice. The news brings hope that some day the process can be applied to humans.
The work seeks to create electrical energy through tiny & 34;motors& 34; inside bacteria.November 23, 2019Can you imagine powering your phone with your own body? How about your laptop?Researchers are saying that humans may one day be able to generate their own electrical energy through tiny & 34;motors& 34; inside bacteria.
The condition known as Tripe Palms changes the surface and texture of cancer patients& 39; hands, turning them velvety.November 20, 2019A Brazilian 73-year-old woman was not expecting her dermatology check-up to turn into a conversation about lung cancer. Yet, unfortunately, that& 39;s exactly what happened.
The research evaluated more than 5000 people for a median of three and a half years.November 17, 2019A new federal study is challenging decades of common medical knowledge when it comes to heart surgeries. The research is revealing that dangerous operations like bypasses may be unwarranted as they may not contribute to decreasing the risk of heart attacks.
You& 39;d understand what I& 39;m talking about when I say that it& 39;s the most relaxing time of the day. There& 39;s no better feeling than putting your head on your fluffy pillow, resting your eyes a little bit, checking your phone, watching something on Netflix, and relieving your tiredness. Sleep indeed is one of the most beautiful parts of living, and eating would be the runner-up.
The big and dark graffiti lettering on the bear will not allow it to use its camouflage when hunting.December 05, 2019Big and bold graffiti numbers and letters have been spray-painted on a Russian polar bear& 39;s white coat. Until the paint dissolves with time, experts fear the polar bear will suffer when it tries to hunt.
This type of light can form free radicals with the unique ability to attack cancer tissue.December 03, 2019In the fight against cancer, no tool can be overlooked. Scientists have been experimenting with everything from skin patches to nanoparticles.RELATED: SCIENTISTS USE NANOPARTICLES TO SEND CANCER FIGHTING AGENT TO CELLSCancer-fighting lightNow, it seems that light could also have cancer-fighting properties.
The procedure offers much hope to the 90 of sickle cell anemia patients that don& 39;t respond well to donor transplant procedures.December 07, 2019Last week, a woman named Victoria Gray became the first person in the U.S. to have her cells edited with CRISPR. The 41-year-old patient was suffering from sickle cell anemia.
Subjects in the study simply needed to be given live feedback of their brain activity in order to control their brain waves.December 06, 2019Having issues to concentrate? MIT neuroscientists may have the solution for you: control your alpha brain waves. It sounds more complicated than it actually is.
The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to scan dogs& 39; brains.December 24, 2019A new study is revealing some impressive new facts about dogs. It turns out that our canine companions process counting in the same brain region as we do.RELATED: DOGS MIRROR OUR EMOTIONS BY HOW WE SMELLAn instinctive processBetter yet, they don& 39;t need to be trained to do so which means this process is instinctive.