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Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

8/20/2014
The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ingredients wash off skin and into the sea, they can become toxic to some of the ocean's tiniest inhabitants, which are the main course for many other marine animals. Their study appea... [Comments]

Treating pain by blocking the 'chili-pepper receptor'

8/20/2014
Biting into a chili pepper causes a burning spiciness that is irresistible to some, but intolerable to others. Scientists exploring the chili pepper's effect are using their findings to develop a new drug candidate for many kinds of pain, which can be caused by inflammation or other problems. They reported their progress on the compound, which is being tested in clinical trials, in ACS' Journ... [Comments]

The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind

8/20/2014
During the past few years, Virginia Tech's Wu Feng has built upon a National Science Foundation (NSF) / Microsoft grant from the "Computing in the Cloud" program, and synergistically complemented it with subsequent collaborative grants, including a $6 million award from the Air Force on "big... [Comments]The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind

Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

8/20/2014
Your chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, scientists are now reporting. The novel process they developed and their results, which could help the world deal with its agricultural and plastic waste problems, appear in the ACS journal Macromolecules . Athanassia Athanassiou, Ilker S. Bayer and colleagues a... [Comments]

CU Denver researcher shows economic disparities impact infant health

8/20/2014
DENVER (August 20, 2014) Women who are poor experience higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, according to a new research from the University of Colorado Denver. The study, published online recently in the American Journal of Human Biology , is the first to... [Comments]

Gene therapy protects mice from lethal heart condition, MU researchers find

8/20/2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. A new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has been shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy. "This is a new therapeutic avenue," said Yi Lai, Ph.D., the leading author of the... [Comments]Gene therapy protects mice from lethal heart condition, MU researchers find

Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future

8/20/2014
When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, called drones. A team of experts from the Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour at Cornell... [Comments]Worker bees 'know' when to invest in their reproductive future

Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots'

8/20/2014
North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or "biobots," f... [Comments]Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots'

A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

8/20/2014
In leaves, photosystem 1 (PS1) absorbs light and its energy is finally utilized for the conversion of carbon dioxide to biomass. Photovoltaic devices, mostly build from silicon based semiconductors, also harness solar light but produce electricity. One approach for the development of ch... [Comments]A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

Digital Wallets for a Digital World - the Players and the Concerns for Consumer Adoption

8/20/2014
NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington , August 20, 2014 Will Biometrics Play a Key Role in Addressing Security Concerns in the Payment Industry?   Investorideas.com ( http://www.investorideas.com ), a global news source covering leading sectors including biometrics, issues commentary from analysts and experts on the growing digital wallet market. Jason Peasl... [Comments]

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