Science and Development

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise is set to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the North...

Acetic acid, found in vinegar, shown to be effective against bacteria found in burn wounds

Highly diluted acetic acid, an active ingredient of household vinegar, has been shown to be an effective alternative agent to prevent infection and kill bacteria found in burn wounds....

Growing public support found in USA, Canada for smokefree outdoor laws

A new study has found increasing support in the United States and Canada for smokefree laws for outdoor areas, especially in playgrounds and school grounds. The collaborative study provides...

As wildland-urban interface grows, so does risk to people and habitats

Humans and habitat intersect in the wildland-urban interface, or WUI, a geography that now includes about one-third of homes in the United States within just 10 percent of the...

New drugs could stop growth of drug-resistant childhood tumors

New drugs are needed to treat the most common type of childhood brain tumor and could also be effective against skin cancer, scientists report. They tested a drug called...

Link between air pollution, increased deaths and increased deaths from heart disease affirmed

In what is believed to be the largest, most detailed study of its kind in the United States, scientists have confirmed that tiny chemical particles in the air we...

New mouse brain map may illuminate origins of mental illnesses

A highly detailed model has been released of connections in the mouse brain that could provide generations of neuroscientists new insights into brain circuits and origins of mental illness,...

Observing nano-bio interactions in real time

A new technique has been developed to observe, in real time, how individual blood components interact and modify advanced nanoparticle therapeutics. The method helps guide the design of future...

Earliest evidence for ambush hunting by early humans in the Kenyan Rift

Around one million years ago, early humans were skilful at using the landscape features of the Kenyan Rift to ambush and kill their prey, according to new research. Source:...

New genome sequence to provide insight into tiger mosquito and how deadly diseases are transmitted to humans

The first draft genome sequence of Aedes albopictus, commonly known as the tiger mosquito, has been published by scientists. This tiger mosquito is responsible for transmitting several deadly diseases...