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Whitehead Institute researchers create 'naïve' pluripotent human embryonic stem cells

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 24, 2014) – For years, researchers and patients have hoped that embryonic stem cells (ESCs)—capable of forming nearly any cell type in the body—could provide insight into numerous diseases perhaps even be used to treat them. Show More Summary

Scientists test nanoparticle 'alarm clock' to awaken immune systems put to sleep by cancer

(Lebanon, NH, 7/25/14) — Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells. Tumors protect themselves by tricking the immune system into accepting everything as normal, even while cancer cells are dividing and spreading. read more

Clearing cells to prevent cervical cancer

Boston, MA – A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. read more

Sciencebase Fifteenth Anniversary

It was 20th July 1999 when I first registered the domain name sciencebase.com and transferred my old Elemental Discoveries websites from various ISP and freenet type hosts to this super hub of science. Don’t the years just fly by? At...Show More Summary

36% of ex-employees still connected to sensitive data

by Jamie Hinks Study reports that 36% of ex-employees still have access to company data and almost one in ten has admitted accessing a system after leaving. Read more about 36% of ex-employees still connected to sensitive data

iPhone 6 launch scheduled for mid-September (probably)

by Jamie Hinks The Apple iPhone 6 launch event is being tentatively scheduled for the second or third week of September. Read more about iPhone 6 launch scheduled for mid-September (probably)

Geckos Sent Into Space to Have Sex Now in Danger

Five lust-filled lizards hurled into the heavens to get lucky in the name of science are now in peril. The Russian space agency Roscosmos is trying to fix faulty communications with its Foton-M4 satellite, which was launched last week with one male gecko and four females on board, reports Ars...

Video summary of the Heartland #ICCC9 conference – plus a look at the “big oil” connection

This short video (4:30) was shot and edited by videographer Paul Budline from New Jersey, and it encapsulates short clips from many of the speakers at the conference. It is a good summary and worth your time. There’s a bit … Continue reading ?

NASA maps Typhoon Matmo's Taiwan deluge

When Typhoon Matmo crossed over the island nation of Taiwan it left tremendous amounts of rainfall in its wake. NASA used data from the TRMM satellite to calculate just how much rain fell over the nation. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite orbits the Earth and provides coverage over the tropics. Show More Summary

ACR statement on cancer study regarding patient anxiety from CT lung cancer screening

Anxiety regarding inconclusive cancer screening test results among some patients is real and is only natural. However, as evidenced by Gareen et al, published July 25 in Cancer, the incidence and effects of anxiety associated with false...Show More Summary

Earth's Alien Habitats--Harbingers of Subsurface Life on Mars?

The surface of Mars is incredibly violent, hostile and destructive to any kind of biosignature, whereas things get preserved much better when they are buried. Astrobiologits are thinking that if there’s life on Mars or if there’s evidence of past...

Vanderbilt study examines bacteria's ability to fight obesity

A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators...Show More Summary

June 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

Sorry this update is late. I got sidetracked with the post about Risbey et al. (2014), and the post about the new climate model, now with knobs. This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers … Continue reading ?

NSU researcher part of team studying ways to better predict intensity of hurricanes

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – They are something we take very seriously in Florida – hurricanes. The names roll off the tongue like a list of villains – Andrew, Charlie, Frances and Wilma. In the past 25 years or so, experts have gradually been improving prediction of the course a storm may take. Show More Summary

Four-billion-year-old chemistry in cells today

Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals how cells in plants,...Show More Summary

Corn and soy insecticides similar to nicotine found widespread in Midwest rivers -- USGS news

Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study. This is the first broad-scale investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Midwestern United States and one of the first conducted within the United States. read more

Zerenex (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN

New York, NY - July 24, 2014 -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX) (the "Company") announced the publication of results from the long-term, randomized, active control Phase 3 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate), the Company's...Show More Summary

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

New research at the University of Adelaide has opened the way for the development of new lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew. In Australia, annual barley production is second only to wheat with 7-8 million tonnes a year. Show More Summary

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