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Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop

New drug delivery method targets cancer cells -- not the entire body -- and limits chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but...

Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy. All may be possible...

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis...

You’ve know you’ve worked too long in a lab when…

My fellow scientists, you’re not alone in thinking “is it just me….”. Here is a short list of the few crazy things we do,...

Engineers design ‘living materials’

Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that can conduct electricity or emit light. Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix...

Electric ‘thinking cap’ controls learning speed

Caffeine-fueled cram sessions are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult...

No evidence that vitamin D supplements cut depression

Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health conditions in recent years, including depressed mood and major depressive disorder. Recent observational studies provide...

Form of epilepsy in sea lions similar to that in humans

California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a...

Husband’s health and attitude loom large for happy long-term marriages

A husband’s agreeable personality and good health appear crucial to preventing conflict among older couples who have been together a long time, according to...

Chimp empathy key to understanding human engagement

In their latest study about empathy, Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Matthew Campbell, PhD, and Frans de Waal, PhD, have shown chimpanzees exhibit...

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