‘Protective’ DNA strands are shorter in adults who had more infections as infants
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‘Protective’ DNA strands are shorter in adults who had more infections as infants

New research indicates that people who had more infections as babies harbor a key marker…

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I can see clearly now: “Smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses
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I can see clearly now: “Smart glasses” with liquid-based lenses

The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to…

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Antioxidants get small
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Antioxidants get small

Treated particles of graphene derived from carbon nanotubes have demonstrated remarkable potential as life-saving antioxidants,…

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New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction, aid environmental cleanup
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New technique could lead to safer, more efficient uranium extraction, aid environmental cleanup

The separation of uranium, a key part of the nuclear fuel cycle, could potentially be…

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Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’
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Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile…

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Cosmic Lenses Support Findings on Accelerated Universe Expansion
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Cosmic Lenses Support Findings on Accelerated Universe Expansion

The Hubble constant — the rate at which the Universe is expanding — is one…

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Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted
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Globe-trotting pollutants raise some cancer risks four times higher than predicted

A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the…

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Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system
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Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system

Many people report getting sick when they don’t get enough sleep. A new study helps explain why.…

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Light microscopy provides a deep look into protein structure
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Light microscopy provides a deep look into protein structure

Light microscopy continues to reveal the microscopic world at an ever increasing resolution. Using a…

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Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000 years ago to within three months
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Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000 years ago to within three months

An international team of researchers has managed to pinpoint, to within three months, a medieval…

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