(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.
CBS Consumer Products has chosen McFarlane Toys to create toy lines for the entire Star Trek universe, including the forthcoming Star Trek:...
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
Candice DeLong and Joe Kenda weigh in.
(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.
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
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 […]
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LeVar Burton, The Next Generation‘s Geordi LaForge, saw the new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery and the actor was impressed by what...
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."
Incidental discovery of a kidney tumor in a chest scan leads to robotic surgery for kidney cancer.
(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.
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.
(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.
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
(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.
(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.
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.
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.