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Discovery of an alga's 'dictionary of genes' could lead to advances in biofuels, medicine

(University of California - Los Angeles) A team of plant biologists and biochemists has produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a tiny, single-celled green alga that could be used as a source of sustainable biofuel and has health implications.

McFarlane Toys To Create Star Trek: Discovery Toy Lines

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

CBS Consumer Products has chosen McFarlane Toys to create toy lines for the entire Star Trek universe, including the forthcoming Star Trek:...

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

Microbial biofilms—dense, sticky mats of bacteria that are hard to treat and can lead to dangerous infections—often form in medical equipment, such as flexible plastic tubing used in catheters or in tubes used to help patients breathe. Show More Summary

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

(University of Texas at Austin) By some estimates, more than 1 million people contract infections from medical devices in US hospitals each year, many of which are due to biofilms. A new study suggests a possible new way to prevent such biofilms from forming, which would sharply reduce incidents of related hospital-borne infection.

Big Media CEO Compensation Rose 21% In 2016: Is It More Out Of Whack Than Ever?

2016 was a so-so year for Big Media companies. But you wouldn’t know that if you look at how much boards paid the chiefs of CBS, Comcast, Discovery Communications, Disney, Fox, Time Warner, and Viacom. Their collective compensation rose...Show More Summary

Instagram poaches the manager of Spotify’s best feature

ANALYSIS: Matthew Ogle, a product manager at Spotify who helped develop and oversee popular discovery features such as Discover Weekly, is leaving the company to join Instagram, Ogle said on Twitter Monday. The departure may come at an awkward time for Spotify, which is planning to go public soon either through an IPO or the more […]

Gruesome discovery made in parking garage at suburban Chicago mall

SKOKIE, Ill. (WGN) -- New details have arisen in the discovery of a dead man in an Old Orchard mall parking garage. Read more...

Burton And Discovery Actors Weigh In On Trailer

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

LeVar Burton, The Next Generation‘s Geordi LaForge, saw the new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery and the actor was impressed by what...

DJ Khaled Calls Ousted Sony Exec L.A. Reid “An Amazing Person”

9 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this month, L.A. Reid was ousted as the chairman and CEO of Epic Records amid rumored sexual harassment claims, which select executives at Epic reportedly covered up. But DJ Khaled, one of Reid's discoveries and protégés, has come to his defense. The Snapchat artist told the Associated Press that Reid is "an amazing person."

NYU Lutheran Experts Use Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Kidney Cancer

Incidental discovery of a kidney tumor in a chest scan leads to robotic surgery for kidney cancer.

Fat can neutralize listeria

(University of Southern Denmark) Certain fatty acids are not just part of a healthy diet. They can also neutralize the harmful listeria bacterium, a new study shows. This discovery could eventually lead to improved methods to combat dangerous and drug-resistant bacteria.

Amgen’s Bone Drug Disappointment Shows Limits Of Genetics In Drug Discovery

Romosozumab for osteoporosis was supposed to be an example of how genetic research can lead to better drugs. Instead, it may increase patients risk of heart attacks -- and may never make it to market.

Flexible new method for early cancer diagnosis

(University of Gothenburg) Earlier discovery of cancer and greater precision in the treatment process are the objectives of a new method developed by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and Boston University. Investments are now being made to roll out this innovation across healthcare and broaden the scope of the research in this field.

Who Controls our Attention? Separating Aggregation/Discovery from Publishing

This weekend brought us both a big New York Times piece titled “The Internet is Broken: @ev? Is Trying to Salvage It” and a Guardian article about Facebook’s guidelines for content moderators. Both speak to the question of who controls content on the Internet and how that control impacts our attention. Show More Summary

Discovery may offer hope to Parkinson's disease patients

(University of Sydney) Research led by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre has found a protein abnormality linked to brain cell loss in people with Parkinson's disease that is also present in some inherited forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Scientists identify two new proteins connected to plant development

(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) The discovery of two new proteins could lead to better ways to regulate plant structure and the ability to resist crop stresses such as drought, thus improving agriculture productivity.

Scientists identify two new proteins connected to plant development

The discovery of two new proteins could lead to better ways to regulate plant structure and the ability to resist crop stresses such as drought, thus improving agriculture productivity, according to researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research.

Sequencing of green alga genome provides blueprint to advance clean energy, bioproducts

Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels, antioxidants, and other valuable bioproducts.

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