• An HIV-infected immune system cell.  
Source: Wikimedia Commons 
(http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HIV-infected_T_cell_(6813384933).jpg)
  • Marijuana consumption stimulates the appetite by promoting CB1 activity.
  • Images of a red dwarf star, the type of star that was involved in the flyby.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Baby rhesus monkey at an NIH lab. Photos obtained by PETA were taken between 2009 and 2012.
NIH/PETA
  • The human nervous system, illustrated here, contains a smaller network of neurons – the brachial plexus – that, when damaged, could prevent control of upper limb muscles. 
Source: Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Die_Frau_als_Hausärztin_(1911)_010_Rückenmarksnerven.png
  • A recent analysis reveals which nations should especially refrain from exploiting much of their carbon-based energy reserves when limiting global warming temperature to 2 °C, Michael Jakob and Jerome Hilaire reported online in the journal Nature on January 7, 2015. Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/on-unburnable-carbon-and-the-specter-of-a-carbon-bubble/?_r=0
  • Researchers have re-created conditions of 'super-Earths' in the lab, planets with masses five times that of the Earth. 
Source: Wikimedia Commons
An HIV-infected immune system cell.  
Source: Wikimedia Commons 
(http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HIV-infected_T_cell_(6813384933).jpg)

Scientists announce anti-HIV agent so powerful it can work in a vaccine

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institution (TSRI) of Florida potentially discovered an anti-HIV drug so powerful that it could serve as a vaccine for HIV in the near future (1). HIV, human immunodeficiency syndrome, works to compromise an infected individual’s immune system by attacking CD4 lymphocytes, a subtype of white […]

Marijuana consumption stimulates the appetite by promoting CB1 activity.

Marijuana turns appetite suppressant into appetite stimulant

As marijuana use becomes increasingly acceptable, research into the effects of marijuana has recently become more prolific. Tamas Horvath of Yale University and colleagues uncovered the aspects of marijuana use  that triggers appetite and published their results in Nature. Marijuana use stimulates appetite by prompting the CB1 receptor in cells […]

Images of a red dwarf star, the type of star that was involved in the flyby.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Closest star flyby of the solar system occurred 70,000 years ago

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, South Africa, and Chile have determined that, approximately 70,000 years ago, a recently discovered star is likely to have passed through the Oort Cloud, a region at the edge of the solar system from which comets arise (1). Its average distance at […]

Baby rhesus monkey at an NIH lab. Photos obtained by PETA were taken between 2009 and 2012.
NIH/PETA

NIH in defense of monkey experiments

Due to criticism from the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and members of Congress, the US National Institute of Health (NIH) recently revised its methods for using monkeys in its lab studies. The attack has been directed at Stephen Suomi, a psychologist at the US […]

The human nervous system, illustrated here, contains a smaller network of neurons – the brachial plexus – that, when damaged, could prevent control of upper limb muscles. 
Source: Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Die_Frau_als_Hausärztin_(1911)_010_Rückenmarksnerven.png

New Prosthetic Hand Under Mind Control

A novel technique called “bionic reconstruction” has allowed three Austrian men to use their hands again after many years of suffering. This control, which is based on the ability to control a robotic prosthetic hand with the wearer’s mind, was recently implemented for the first time in the world (1). […]

A recent analysis reveals which nations should especially refrain from exploiting much of their carbon-based energy reserves when limiting global warming temperature to 2 °C, Michael Jakob and Jerome Hilaire reported online in the journal Nature on January 7, 2015. Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/on-unburnable-carbon-and-the-specter-of-a-carbon-bubble/?_r=0

Blacklist for fossil fuels revealed to limit global warming

A recent analysis reveals which nations should especially refrain from exploiting much of their carbon-based energy reserves when limiting global warming temperature to 2 °C, Michael Jakob and Jerome Hilaire reported online in the journal Nature on January 7, 2015. Source: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/on-unburnable-carbon-and-the-specter-of-a-carbon-bubble/?_r=0 In 2010, governments from around the world gathered […]

Researchers have re-created conditions of 'super-Earths' in the lab, planets with masses five times that of the Earth. 
Source: Wikimedia Commons

New Research Re-Creates Planets in the Lab

New laser-based compression experiments by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Bayreuth University, and the University of California, Berkeley, have recreated conditions of cores of super-Earths, planets with masses five times that of the Earth. Through a combination of laser-driven shock compression, a technique that uses lasers to send a strong […]

 

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Scientists announce anti-HIV agent so powerful it can work in a vaccine

An HIV-infected immune system cell.  
Source: Wikimedia Commons 
(http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HIV-infected_T_cell_(6813384933).jpg)

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institution (TSRI) of Florida potentially discovered an anti-HIV drug so powerful that it could serve as a vaccine for HIV in the near future (1). HIV, human immunodeficiency syndrome, works to compromise an infected individual’s immune system by attacking CD4 lymphocytes, a subtype of white […]

 
 

Marijuana turns appetite suppressant into appetite stimulant

Marijuana consumption stimulates the appetite by promoting CB1 activity.

As marijuana use becomes increasingly acceptable, research into the effects of marijuana has recently become more prolific. Tamas Horvath of Yale University and colleagues uncovered the aspects of marijuana use  that triggers appetite and published their results in Nature. Marijuana use stimulates appetite by prompting the CB1 receptor in cells […]

 
 

Closest star flyby of the solar system occurred 70,000 years ago

Images of a red dwarf star, the type of star that was involved in the flyby.
Source: Wikimedia Commons

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, South Africa, and Chile have determined that, approximately 70,000 years ago, a recently discovered star is likely to have passed through the Oort Cloud, a region at the edge of the solar system from which comets arise (1). Its average distance at […]

 
 

NIH in defense of monkey experiments

Baby rhesus monkey at an NIH lab. Photos obtained by PETA were taken between 2009 and 2012.
NIH/PETA

Due to criticism from the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and members of Congress, the US National Institute of Health (NIH) recently revised its methods for using monkeys in its lab studies. The attack has been directed at Stephen Suomi, a psychologist at the US […]

 
 

New Prosthetic Hand Under Mind Control

The human nervous system, illustrated here, contains a smaller network of neurons – the brachial plexus – that, when damaged, could prevent control of upper limb muscles. 
Source: Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Die_Frau_als_Hausärztin_(1911)_010_Rückenmarksnerven.png

A novel technique called “bionic reconstruction” has allowed three Austrian men to use their hands again after many years of suffering. This control, which is based on the ability to control a robotic prosthetic hand with the wearer’s mind, was recently implemented for the first time in the world (1). […]

 
 
 
 

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