Binge Eating Fatty Food Even Once Can Lead To Fatty Liver Disease And Insulin Resistance: Study

Researchers discover that eating a meal rich in saturated fats even once can already impact the body negatively. A single episode of binge eating fatty food is enough to trigger insulin resistance and affect liver metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

How Do Blood Vessels Grow? Neurons Hold The Key

A new study featured in the journal Nature Communications suggests that neurons may be responsible for creating new blood vessels in the body. This finding contradicts previous assumptions that vessel cells are the ones that control the process themselves.

Neuroscience January 24, 2017

Your Genes May Be Causing Your Insomnia

Researchers have identified genes that may be linked to sleeping disorders such as insomnia. Their findings could provide a way for newer and better drugs to be developed that could address these issues properly.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Falcon 9 Launch Postponed To January 14: Bad Weather Caused SpaceX To Push Back Launch Date

SpaceX has moved its scheduled Falcon 9 liftoff from Jan. 9 to Jan. 14 because of bad weather at its California launch site. This is supposed to be the company's first rocket launch since August 2016.

Space January 8, 2017

Doctors Can Now Practice Surgical Procedures Through Augmented Reality

London-based tech company Touch Surgery offers surgeons an opportunity to train for various surgical procedures using augmented reality. AR wearable devices allow them to learn about operations in a deeply immersive training environment.

January 7, 2017

Inspired By A Caterpillar, This Soft Robot Crawls To Get Around

Researchers take inspiration from caterpillars to help develop better control over their soft robot's body movement. Their invention can inch and crawl on various surfaces by deforming each of its four body sections using sensors and motors.

Robotics January 7, 2017

'Levitating' Moon Dust? How Dust Particles Travel Across The Lunar Surface Through Static Electricity

A new study suggests that UV radiation or plasmas are the ones responsible for making dust particles appear to 'levitate' on the moon. These forces can lift the material several centimeters above the surface by charging them with static electricity.

Space January 7, 2017

Stem Cell Research: How Scientists Grew Stomach Tissue In A Lab

Researchers have successfully developed a tissue-engineered human stomach in a laboratory using stem cells. The resulting organ can be used to understand various diseases in the digestive system, as well as develop better treatment for them.

Biotech January 6, 2017

Skin Cancer Treatment 2017: New Chemical Compound Promises To Stop Spread Of 90 Percent Of Melanoma Cells

Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new chemical compound capable of stopping the spread of melanoma. The drug has been shown to curb the spread of up to 90 percent of malignant cells.

Medicine January 6, 2017

Access Denied: Thousands Of Researchers In Germany, Peru And Taiwan To Lose Access To Elsevier Journals

Researchers in Germany, Peru, and Taiwan could lose their access to Elsevier's academic journals at the start of 2017. Universities and research organizations still haven't been able to secure a new subscription deal with the company.

January 5, 2017

10 Stranded Dolphins Rescued From Massachusetts Harbor On New Year's Day

The International Fund for Animal Welfare rescued 10 stranded dolphins in a local harbor in Massachusetts on New Year's Day. The group believes the animals may have been looking for prey when they got stuck in the harbor.

Animals January 4, 2017

Adult Women Who Eat More Fruits, Vegetables And Fish Have Fewer Acne: Study

Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can help lower the risk of developing acne for adult women, a new study says. Keeping stress levels low can also reduce a person's likelihood for the skin condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2017

10-Month-Old Massachusetts Baby Revived Twice After Being Exposed To Deadly Fentanyl

A 10-month-old baby girl had to be resuscitated by doctors twice after she had suddenly stopped breathing. It was later discovered that the child had ingested traces of the dangerous opiate fentanyl in her system.

Public Health January 3, 2017

Beached Whale Carcass Forces Shoreline Closure In Maui

A dead humpback whale was washed ashore at a nature reserve in Maui, Hawaii. Authorities have closed access to the shoreline and placed warning signs about possible sharks in the waters.

Animals January 1, 2017

2017 Predictions: Why Do Nostradamus, Baba Vanga And The Failed 'Blood Miracle' Spell Doom For The World?

The prophets Nostradamus and Baba Vanga, along with the failed 'blood miracle' of a saint, all seem to point to tragedies in store for the human race in 2017. In the interest of knowledge, we raise questions on what they possibly mean.

Life & Style December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve Fun Facts: Beliefs And Traditions To Welcome 2017

Before you head out to party, look back at all these fun facts on New Year's Eve beliefs and traditions you might encounter while ringing in 2017.

Life & Style December 31, 2016

Lack Of Standards For Baby Cereals Puts Health Of Children In Low-Income Countries At Risk

Premixed baby cereals can provide young children with the nutrients they need to develop properly. However, inconsistent nutritional content in complementary food products can lead to malnutrition instead.

Public Health December 31, 2016

NASA To Begin ISS Battery Replacement Work On New Year's Eve

NASA is set to conduct a power upgrade to replace the aging batteries on the ISS with newer ones. The work on the space station will begin on Dec. 31 and will run through the middle of January next year.

Space December 31, 2016

Blue Bell Wants To Return To Normalcy After Listeria Outbreak

Blue Bell wants the precautions, placed on the company by federal regulators, to be removed. The company proposes that a testing approach should replace it, which would require it to destroy products only if listeria contamination is confirmed.

Public Health December 31, 2016

Bill Gates: World Is Vulnerable To Deadly Flu Epidemic In Next Decade

In an interview with the BBC, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates expressed his concern about the world's inability to handle deadly epidemics in the future. He said global emergency response systems need to be strengthened and better treatments developed.

Public Health December 31, 2016

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