Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

From Science Daily A major new insight into how Hepatitis B Virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide. The team at the Universities of York and Leeds identified an “assembly code” in the genetic material of Hepatitis B Virus that […]

NASA Mars orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

NASA Mars orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

The feature that appears bright blue at the center of this scene is NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover amid tan rocks and dark sand on Mount Sharp, as viewed by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 5, 2017. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona › Full image and caption › Full image and […]

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

From Science Daily An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unravelling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological […]

Large Canadian arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

Large Canadian arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

From Science Daily The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. This regrettably postpones the much-anticipated Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) involving 40 scientists from five universities […]

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered

From Science Daily The complete skeleton of an 8-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan, according to researchers. Excavations to uncover a fossilized duck-billed dinosaur (Hadrosauridae) in the Hobetsu district of Mukawa Town […]

NASA’s asteroid-hunting spacecraft a discovery machine

NASA’s asteroid-hunting spacecraft a discovery machine

This movie shows the progression of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission’s first three years following its restart in December 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/JHU › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey […]

From bug zappers to brain games: Meet some Flinn Foundation bioscience winners

From bug zappers to brain games: Meet some Flinn Foundation bioscience winners

By Alexa Armes | Cronkite News PHOENIX – What does a bug zapper and a brain game have in common? The Flinn Foundation, a private philanthropic organization, recently announced its seven early-stage bioscience award winners. The foundation will provide $30,000 each in funding support and program services to help these companies grow as part of […]

Five weird ways to fall asleep

Five weird ways to fall asleep

If your morning cup of coffee is chased with a second serving and coworkers nudge you awake in long meetings, then you’re probably tired, cranky and need to read this article. About one in three Americans lack the recommended seven hours of sleep, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control, and all of […]

Meet Tolley, the single most adorable robot you’ll ever see ever — who’s also a breakthrough

Meet Tolley, the single most adorable robot you’ll ever see ever — who’s also a breakthrough

University of California San Diego engineers have put together the first soft robot which can navigate rough surfaces such as sand and pebbles. This tiny 3D-printed, four-legged bot can also change its shape to climb over obstacles and crawl through tight spaces. Led by University of California San Diego mechanical engineering professor Michael Tolley, the […]

Your brain could be hindering dieting attempts

Your brain could be hindering dieting attempts

Diets don’t work. Anyone who has lost weight and successfully kept the pounds off will tell you it’s about a lifestyle change, which if you’re a yo-yo dieter, will probably annoy you. A new study looking into why our bodies don’t work well on typical diets found that the problem is, at least partly, in […]

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