A burning issue: handling household burns

Accidental burns can happen just about anywhere in your home, and they’re not always caused by fire. You might get burned by spilling coffee in...

Understanding breast cancer: early detection, improved treatments save lives

More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found in...

Scientists find the cause of US delta variant surge

When the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 hit the United States in summer 2021, it led to a larger-than-expected surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Scientists...

How important is the COVID-19 booster shot for 5-to-11-year-olds? 5 questions answered

COVID-19 case numbers are rising again in the U.S. – including among children. In mid-May 2022, the Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster shot...

Has your food been chemically altered?

Scientists from Northeastern University found that 73% of the U.S. food supply is ultra-processed, which they link to a higher risk of developing a...

Common diabetes drugs not linked to bone fractures, study finds

Scientists from London Health Sciences Centre found that common diabetes drugs are not linked to bone fractures. The research is published in the Journal of...

Wild animals are evolving much faster than previously thought

The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research from The Australian National...

What is monkeypox? A microbiologist explains what’s known about this smallpox cousin

On May 18, 2022, Massachusetts health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a single case of monkeypox in a patient...

Vaccination could reduce the risk of ‘long COVID’

Scientists from Washington University in St. Louis found that vaccinated people who experience a breakthrough case of COVID-19 are at risk for developing long-haul...

This new therapy could help men with prostate cancer live longer

Scientists from Cedars-Sinai Cancer found that a combination of androgen deprivation therapy—a commonly used hormone injection—plus pelvic lymph node radiation, kept nearly 90% of...

More intensive blood pressure treatment may prevent strokes in older people

Scientists from California Northstate University found that more intensive high blood pressure treatment may be helpful for preventing or delaying strokes in older people. The...

Extraterrestrial civilizations may colonize the Galaxy even if they don’t have starships

Astronomers have searched for extraterrestrial civilizations in planetary systems for sixty years, to no avail. In the paper published in International Journal of Astrobiology, Irina...

Oat and rye brans may lower liver inflammation, weight gain

Scientists from the University of Eastern Finland found that the consumption of dietary fiber from oat and rye brans supports gut health, which in...

This new vaccine can destroy several types of cancers, study finds

Scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and elsewhere have developed a new type of vaccine that helps the immune system destroy cancerous tumors by overcoming...

This stuff in your gut can reduce effectiveness of high blood pressure drugs

Scientists from The University of Toledo found gut bacteria can reduce the effectiveness of certain blood pressure drugs. The research is published in the journal Hypertension...

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America mourns another school shooting. Why is it so difficult to strengthen US gun...

The murders of at least 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school have led to more demands for a coherent approach...

Why Mastercard’s new face recognition payment system raises concerns

Mastercard's "smile to pay" system, announced last week, is supposed to save time for customers at checkouts. It is being trialed in Brazil, with future...

Baby formula is arriving from overseas. Will it curb the crisis?

A military cargo plane delivered 78,000 pounds of baby formula to Indianapolis from Europe on Sunday, with another shipment expected to arrive from Germany...

Satellite navigation’s new player: Europe’s Galileo

Since the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched by the Soviet Union in 1957; the earth-to-space traffic hasn't stopped. Numerous technologies are now connected...

What’s in your weed? The label doesn’t tell you much

Labels like indica, sativa and hybrid—commonly used to distinguish one category of cannabis from another—tell consumers little about what’s in their product and could...

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Your fitness tracker can detect long COVID symptoms

In a new study from the Scripps Research Translational Institute, researchers found that fitness trackers such as Fitbits or the Apple Watch can help...

Reversible fuel cells could offer cheap energy storage

A major challenge for producers of electricity from solar panels and wind turbines is akin to capturing lightning in a bottle. Both solar and wind...
Why disk galaxies have spiral arms

Why disk galaxies have spiral arms

In a new study, researchers have made a new discovery that may explain how disk galaxies maintain the shape of their spiral arms. Their finding...

Scientists develop high-performance lithium-sulfur batteries

Scientists have developed Fe1-xS-decorated mesoporous carbon spheres as the nanoreactor, which can be applied as lithium-sulfur battery cathode. The nanoreactor showed excellent polysulfide catalytic activity...

Scientists develop a cheaper method to create biofuels from plants

Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead...