Category: Science

Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model

Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. In this proof of concept study, Dawen Zhao,...

Microbial clues to a liver disease

NEWS AND VIEWS 13 November 2019 Treatment options are limited for alcoholic hepatitis, a liver disease associated with high alcohol intake. Studies in mice reveal that the microorganisms responsible for this condition can be...

Turning (more) fat and sewage into natural gas

Turning (more) fat and sewage into natural gas

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants are left with solid...

With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen

With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen

For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of Gale Crater on Mars. As a...

What the protests and violence in Chile mean for science

NEWS 11 November 2019 As universities shut down, researchers are demonstrating — and meeting with lawmakers to figure out if science can help solve socio-economic inequality. Emiliano Rodríguez Mega Search for this author in:...

For the first time: A method for measuring animal personality

For the first time: A method for measuring animal personality

We might refer to someone’s personality as “mousey,” but in truth, mice have a range of personalities nearly as great as our own. Prof. Alon Chen and members of two groups he heads —...