By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Nanoscience is widely accepted as the future of biomedical practices and the research done in the past few years have proven this assumption beyond doubt. While the use of nanotechnology is widespread in many different fields, its use in medicine seems to have generated widespread...
By: Terrence Aym
It seems that over the past few years America's next generation of scientists don't want to wait until they're adults to make their mark in science.Cases in point include Angela Zhang, a 17-year-old Cupertino, California high school student who won the top prize honor...
New medical device turns eye movement into handwriting
By: A.W. Berry
A new biometric medical device has enabled individuals to write script using their eyes. This particular equipment was developed by a doctor named Jean Lorenceau; it consists of a digital interface that uses contrast adjustments and recognition software to translate eye movements to a &ldquo...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) emerged in the US market in the 1970s and early 1980s and was the preferred choice of many manufacturers of sweetened cereals, sodas and fast foods. Its popularity among the manufacturers is because of its cheapness when compared with sugar...
The importance of scientific disclosure of evidence in research
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Imagine a world without scientific disclosure of evidence in research. Remember that the world as people know it today is changing because of current advances in scientific evidence, as well as many other revelations of scientific truth, over the years. Academic training as a professional...
By: Michael Totten
Scientists do not release their raw data in their published studies. Instead, they describe their methods of data collection and analysis, and show the final results of that analysis. Disclosing the methods and evidence is extremely important for assessing the validity of scientific research. Why...
By: Patricia Jankowski
Pellagra, a disease which is characterized by diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and finally, death (the four D’s), is believed to have been first described by Gasper Casal, a doctor in Asturias, Spain, in 1735. It was seen in southern Europe and the Mediterranean area for...
Dallas mayor declares emergency over West Nile mosquitoes
By: Wayne K. Wilkins
27 people have died so far after an outbreak of the West Nile Virus. The majority of cases have been confirmed to be in Dallas, Texas, which has prompted the mayor of Dallas to declare a public emergency. Nearly 700 cases have been confirmed this...
By: Ann Major
The role of niacin is inextricably linked to pellegra, where a deficiency of this water-soluble B3 vitamin brings about a disease that is potentially fatal. Since niacin was not officially recognized as a vitamin until 1937, not much attention was given to it pertaining to...
Federal appeals court rules embryonic stem cell research is legal
By: Elizabeth M Young
Embryonic stem cell research offers some people a chance at life and while others believe that such work takes a life. Many are unhappy with research that uses embryos and destroys them in the process as they consider each embryo to be a living person...

 

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