Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as...

Lung Cancer Deaths 28 Percent Lower in California Due to Long-term, Aggressive Tobacco Control...

Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California led to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and...

Genetic study provides new information about endangered whales

Hope for an alarmingly low number of gray whales in the western Pacific Ocean might rest with their cousins to the east, according to...

White Americans see many immigrants as ‘illegal’ until proven otherwise, survey finds

Fueled by political rhetoric evoking dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and other countries President...

NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus

A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a “good” bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements...

Gene makes gentle touch feel painful after injury

Ever wonder why things that normally feel gentle, like putting on soft shirts, are painful after a sunburn? In a study of four patients...

Inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight

Studies in mice have demonstrated that obesity-induced inflammation contributes to the risk of colorectal cancer, but evidence in humans has been scarce. A new...

Markers of dairy fat consumption linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today...

Prior Art Archive aims to improve patent process

Imagine you have invented a device that could save millions of lives around the world. But instead of profiting from the invention yourself, you...

Testing new drugs with “ALS-on-a-chip”

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons that control muscles and is diagnosed...