Turning Harmless Cells Into Ruthless Tumor and Virus Killers

Disintegrating Cancer Cell Illustration

The study authors hope to use their discovery to one day develop new cellular therapies. Processes in the human body transform harmless immune cells into ruthless killers According to a recent study, the human body has the capability to change normally harmless immune cell clusters into merciless killers that can attack tumor cells and other cells … Read more

BBQ Cooking: Does Grilling Cause Cancer?

BBQ Grilled Steak

What are the health ramifications, especially related to cancer, of BBQ grilling meat over an open flame? Barbecue is sometimes promoted as a healthier style of cooking. When compared to cooking methods like frying which have long been considered extremely unhealthy, grilling appears to be less fatty. Along with reducing fat intake, barbecue may limit … Read more

Neurodevelopmental Changes Found in Babies Exposed to COVID in the Womb

Pregnant COVID-19

Differences in neurodevelopmental outcomes at 6 weeks are exhibited by babies born to mothers who had COVID-19 during pregnancy. According to a preliminary analysis presented at the 30th European Congress of Psychiatry, babies delivered to moms who had COVID-19 during pregnancy appear to exhibit different neurodevelopmental outcomes at 6 weeks. “Not all babies born to … Read more

Hubble Spots Turquoise Seas in the Large Magellanic Cloud

New Hubble Image of Part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Hubble Space Telescope image shows part of the Tarantula Nebula’s outskirts. This famously beautiful nebula, located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, is a frequent target for Hubble. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Josh Barrington In this Hubble Space Telescope image from 2014, brightly glowing plumes of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) appear almost like an ocean current with … Read more

How to Rewire Your Brain for Sleep

Human Brain Energy Concept

Once your brain is wired to fret about being able to fall asleep, it takes effort to rewire neural pathways for restful sleep. Insomnia can arise from several causes. However, worrying is one of the most frequent reasons people suffer from chronic sleep loss. If your mind boosts into overdrive when your head hits the … Read more

Helping Find New Minerals, Habitable Planets, and Extraterrestrial Life

Diverse Origins of Earth

A newly completed 15-year study details the origins and diversity of every known mineral on Earth. An innovative new perspective on mineralogy, findings rank amongst the field’s most important in the last century. Scientists decipher and catalog the diverse origins of Earth’s minerals; will inform models of life’s history, help find new minerals, habitable planets, … Read more

Is Something Else Hidden at the Center of the Milky Way?

Is Something Else Hidden at the Center of the Milky Way?

In this illustration, stars are seen to be in close orbit around the supermassive black hole that lurks at the center of the Milky Way, known as Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/(Spaceengine), Acknowledgment: M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) Precise Insights into the Supermassive Black Hole in the Milky Way’s Heart Astronomers … Read more

Walking Can Improve Cognitive Function

Brain Boost Mental Focus Clarity Concept

The research found that some young and healthy individuals enhance cognitive function while walking by modifying the way their brains are used. For some people, walking can boost brain function For a very long time, people have believed that when walking and a task are combined, both suffer. This isn’t always the case, according to … Read more

Researchers Develop Virus Killing Masks

Holding Face Mask

Researchers have developed antiviral N95 masks that can potentially be worn longer, reducing waste. The research team utilized accessible and affordable equipment to improve N95 masks and cut waste Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a practical method for producing N95 face masks that are both excellent germ barriers and on-contact germ killers. The … Read more