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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

BY Steve Dent: So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Huge Antarctic ice sheet collapsing, scientists alarmed at sea level rise

Associated Press | May 12, 2014: The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, two new studies show. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured. The worrisome outcomes won’t be seen soon. Scientists are talking... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Science: Several U.S. States, Led by Florida, Are Flatter Than a Pancake

Megan Garber: In 2003, the Annals of Improbable Research released the results of a study that was not so much groundbreaking as it was ground-battering: Kansas, the tongue-in-cheek analysis found, was flatter than a pancake. The researchers Mark Fonstad, William Pugatch, and Brandon Vogt used... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

...The Coming Breakthroughs That Will Change Life As We Know It

String Theory Genius Explains The Coming Breakthroughs That Will Change Life As We Know It By Gus Lubin: String field theory co-founder Michio Kaku did not even try to explain his controversial yet undeniably brilliant cosmological theory of everything during his interview on Reddit, beyond this... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Scientists Finally Discover The Function Of The Human Appendix

By MBD: Researchers now say that the appendix acts as a safe house for good bacteria. The body uses this to essentially “reboot” the digestive system when one suffers from a bout of dysentery or cholera. Conventional wisdom used to claim that this small pouch protruding from the first part of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Press Association: Vitamin supplements nearly always have no health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry. Evidence from studies of almost half a million people suggested that "supplementing the diet of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Your Liver May Be 'Eating' Your Brain

By By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist: Your liver could be "eating" your brain, new research suggests. People with extra abdominal fat are three times more likely than lean individuals to develop memory loss and dementia later in life, and now scientists say they may know why. It seems that the liver... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Gene discovery could lead to new types of HIV treatments

By Kate Kelland: LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a gene which they say may have the ability to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from spreading after it enters the body. In an early-stage study in the journal Nature, researchers said the gene, called MX2, appears to play a key... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Holy Water May be Harmful to Your Health, Study Finds

By LIZ FIELDS | Good Morning America: Despite its purported cleansing properties, holy water could actually be more harmful than healing, according to a new Austrian study on "holy" springs. Researchers at the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna tested... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Global warming expands Antarctic sea ice

By: Olive Heffernan - Nature | News: Ocean warming may be a major driver of sea-ice expansion in the Antarctic, researchers report today in Nature Geoscience 1. While sea ice at the North Pole has shrunk substantially over the past three decades 2, scientists have struggled to explain why sea ice... Sign in to see full entry.

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