Drug that slows Alzheimer’s successfully tested

A drug said to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s has successfully been tested on mice by a team of researchers working with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Women smokers more in danger than men, scientists claim

Smoking seriously ups one’s chances of developing cancer, specialists keep telling us. Still, it does not really seem fair that this habit harms some more than others.

Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices

Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today, Monday 29 April, and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future.

Coffee now argued to keep breast cancer from returning

Following their monitoring a total of 600 breast cancer patients, a team of researchers working with the Lund University in Sweden have reached a fairly interesting conclusion.

Developments in TACE and SIRT treatment in cancer patients

New scoring system defines patients who achieve most benefit from TACE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Friday 26 April 2013: Data from a number of clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 shed new light on the use of TACE and SIRT in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a […]

New research findings lead to Zinc-Oxide-based UV lasers, novel LED devices

Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) — including efficient ultraviolet (UV) lasers and LED devices for use in sensors and drinking water treatment, as well as new ferromagnetic devices.

LHC: Proof of matter/antimatter difference in Bs Mesons

Antimatter is the exact opposite of matter, the same particles with their charge switched around. That’s the popular view, but it’s not quite accurate. Not all particle/antiparticle pairs are exact opposites.

Stem cells transplanted in mice heal their neurological problems

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has recently gone public with the news that they have succeeded in healing several neurological deficits in mice with the help of human embryonic stem cells.

Hundreds of potential drug targets to starve cancer tumors

A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, also identified hundreds of potential drug targets that could cut off a tumor’s fuel supply or interfere with its ability to synthesize essential building blocks. […]

Quote of the Day 22/4/13

“…a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention…” ― Herbert A. Simon

Picture of the Day: A rope made of metal?

Quote of the Day 18/4/13

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” ― Albert Einstein

Quote of the Day 17/4/13

““In some sense, gravity does not exist; what moves the planets and the stars is the distortion of space and time.” ― Michio Kaku

Quote of the Day 16/4/13

“Do unto others 20% better than you would expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error.” ― Linus Pauling

Quote of the Day 15/4/13

“When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. […]

Yanis Varoufakis


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