Two pharmacy scientists have discovered and patented a new type of natural solvents that can be used in bactericidal phototherapy. Now, however, they have discovered that the solvents themselves kill bacteria as effectively as if they were overrun by a bulldozer.
Bacteria and archaea could be used to monitor stored carbon dioxide (CO2) and convert it into useful products, such as ethanol and acetate, say researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and the University of Oslo.
Lucía Crespo Campo asked so many questions in class at UC Berkeley that her teacher asked her to join him at the Lawrence Berkeley lab.
Oxytocin – also known as the "love hormone" or the "cuddle hormone" – has a number of important functions in the body of humans and other mammals.
For long we believed that the cod was a freak, who was fresh despite lack of immunity. But new research shows that all codfishes lack this immune component showing that the immune system generally is more flexible than previously thought.
New medicine may have a big impact on the treatment of different kinds of brain disease.
Ducks are no lovebirds. To call their sex life unromantic would be quite an understatement. If you take a close look at the nest of a mallard duck, you will often find that it contains eggs fertilized by more than one male. So it seems that finding the right father of Duckburg’s Huey, Dewey and Louie could prove a difficult task.
New methods have made it possible to determine the Atlantic cod's gender genetically. This could increase profits on cod in aquaculture.
Today, electroencephalography (EEG) is used to survey the brain of patients with as diverse illnesses as epilepsy, sleep disorders, eating disorders and coma. Researchers at the University of Oslo aim to improve EEG by modeling the human brain as an electrochemical machine.
Norwegian and Canadian scientists have completed a survey among 9000 pregnant women in nearly 20 countries and charted the consumption of different herbal remedies.