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Although high cholesterol levels have long been associated with the incidence of breast cancer according to previous research studies, the chemical that causes the relationship has not been known until now. Drs. Donald McDonnell and Erik Nelson of Duke University have discovered a cholesterol metabolite that causes high cholesterol levels to precipitate the development and...

With each passing day, rapid prototyping – what is commonly referred to as “3D printing” – is increasingly poised to change the world like no other innovation since the introduction of Interne.  With the first printing units, priced under a thousand dollars for the home market, set to hit streets soon and accompanied by increasingly...

Since the beginning of modern medicine, it has been widely recognized that among the chief obstacles of the healing arts has been repair of the central nervous system.  Whereas other types of differentiated cells throughout the body can readily regenerate, and though the peripheral nervous system has demonstrated some capacity toward healing, those of the...

Numerous science articles continue to explain the importance for those with a high risk of heart attacks to take a reduced dosage of aspirin daily, in order to reduce that risk. Now, a new study breaks those benefits down further, according to when the aspirin is taken. The findings suggest that taking the aspiring before...

That morning cup of coffee that you rely on to get you awake and on the move may be doing more for you than you realized. Previous research has led to the conclusion that consuming moderate amounts of coffee can help cardiovascular health. Although the connection between coffee and improvements in heart health were made,...

According to the result of a 30-year study making headlines in numerous science news publications, people may have even more reason to make nuts a part of their daily diets. Various types of nuts are already known to have health benefits, thanks to the anti-oxidants that they contain. Now, according to a science article in...

Source:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25004942 Imagine coming inside from the torrential rains of a thunderstorm, your face and hair dripping wet, but your clothes are bone dry.  And you didn’t need to shake your umbrella off at the door: it also hasn’t a drop of rain on it either! Those are two of the applications being dreamt-up by a team...

Doctors are being advised to use greater caution when prescribing antibiotics to kids with symptoms that may be indicative of a viral infection instead of a bacterial one. Although there have been warnings against giving in to patients’ wishes for antibiotics, even when their doctor doubted the potential for helping, such as with cases of...

Even those who don’t have science careers are painfully aware that the recent government shutdown had a huge impact on research and those who have science jobs in a number of different fields. Just last month, the Green Bank telescope, the largest radio telescope in the world, stopped moving. As a result, the research being...

Over time, advancements in technology have allowed for smaller and smaller electronic devices. A new discovery has led to the production of the smallest FM radio transmitter in the world. Researchers at Columbia, led by James Hone, a mechanical engineering professor, and Kenneth Shepard, an electrical engineering professor, used graphene to develop a nano-mechanical system...