Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue

Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue

DNA-repair enzymes help cells survive damage to their genomes, which arises as a normal byproduct of cell activity and can also be caused by...
New way to turn plastic waste into clean fuel

New way to turn plastic waste into clean fuel

A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels. The United Nations...

This new high blood pressure treatment works like exercise

In a recent study, researchers at The University of Toledo found that by increasing the body’s supply of beta hydroxybutyrate could help regulate high...

Why some people say ‘no thanks’ to DNA ancestry tests

At-home DNA testing kits may be popular, but new research finds that not everyone is eager to find out whether they are related to...

Why the $22 trillion national debt doesn’t matter – here’s what you should worry...

The U.S. federal government’s debt load hit another milestone this month: It’s now a record US$22 trillion in nominal terms. That’s $67,000 for every man,...

Built to last 90 days, Mars rover Opportunity ends mission after 15 years

The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA’s robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13...

Solar-powered supercapacitors could create new generation of wearable electronics

A breakthrough in energy storage technology could bring a new generation of flexible electronic devices to life, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees. In a new...

Mindfulness training reduces loneliness

Used in the right way, smartphones may not be as isolating as some would think. A new Carnegie Mellon University study suggests smartphone-based mindfulness training...

Improving the brain ‘cleaning system’ could help remove Alzheimer’s

In a new study, researchers have created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, a process...

How many push-ups can you do? It may show your heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers found active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease...

High-protein diet could give endurance exercise a boost

Protein has typically been thought of as an important nutrient for strength sports such as weightlifting. But new research from the University of Toronto suggests...

E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes

If you think vaping is benign, think again. A USC study in 93 people shows that e-cigarette users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular...

Gut bacteria may help prevent obesity and mental diseases

In a new study, researchers has discovered new bacterial species and strains in healthy people. The bacteria seem to be effective against obesity, metabolic and...

High blood vitamin D levels linked to low colon cancer risk

In a recent study, researchers found higher vitamin D concentrations in the blood are strongly linked to lower colorectal cancer risk. Colorectal cancer is the...

Farewell: Mars rover Opportunity ends 15-year mission to Mars

The Mars rover Opportunity finally ended its mission on February 13—three weeks after its 15th anniversary and long past its 90-day warranty. Over the course...