Science and Development

Novel approach to track HIV infection

Scientists used a novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that allowed them for the first time to identify individual viral particles associated with HIV infection. Source: Science Link: Novel approach...

Seeking the secret ingredient in the original smallpox vaccine

Thanks to a secret vaccine ingredient as well as a net of worldwide researchers and successful vaccination campaigns, smallpox was finally eradicated in 1977. A new study provides an...

New Bioimaging technique is fast and economical

A new approach to optical imaging makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a large area of living tissue — such as an organ...

To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep — and caffeine

A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful...

Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star

Astrophysicists have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like stars, many of...

Ocean channel in Bahamas marks genetic divide in Brazilian free-tailed bats

Brazilian free-tailed bats are expert flyers, capable of migrating hundreds of miles and regularly traveling more than 30 miles a night. But they pull up short at a narrow...

Eclipse research: Following in the moon's slipstream to capture high-res sunspot images

While much of the research around the eclipse on Monday will focus on the effects of the Sun’s brief, daytime disappearance on Earth and its atmosphere, a group of...

Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend

A study of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer seen in the US over...

Can Twitter aid disaster response? New research examines how

With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes. Source: Science Link:...

How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells

Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of new...