( American Association for Cancer Research ) Despite public health warnings, drinking is still high among pregnant women. AML risk increased 56 percent among children of those who drank alcohol.
( Northwestern University ) Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a link between sporadic and familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Researchers linked a...
( University of California - Los Angeles ) A research group led by Professor Chih-Ming Ho, a member of National Academy of Engineering, at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has found the definitive microscopic minimal threshold of coffee ring formation,...
( DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ) The US Department of Energy has granted approval for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory -- home of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world's first hard X-ray laser -- to begin planning a second X-ray laser at the laboratory: LCLS-II.
( University of Utah ) A fission reaction in a nuclear reactor? There's an "app" for that! An iPhone "application" or software developed by the University of Utah's Scientific Imaging and Computing Institute to look at medical CT or MRI scans now is being used by the university's...
( Rochester Institute of Technology ) A recent study by the Lab for Social Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the use of social media in classroom settings has little effect on building connections or social capital among students.
( University of Houston ) Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip. VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped develop,...
( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Automated Medical Diagnostics, a startup company based in Memphis, envisions its product helping to preserve the sight of millions of people at risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House would back "significantly lifting" a $75 million cap on companies responsible for oil spills, spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Looking for Asian carp that could pose a dire threat to billion-dollar Great Lakes fisheries, U.S. authorities announced plans on Wednesday to poison, net and shock any invaders in Chicago-area rivers.
VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Workers toiled above and below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday to plug a gushing oil leak and protect the U.S. shoreline in one of the biggest spill containment efforts ever mounted.
Researchers have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.
Days after ending their monthlong strike, about 600 Jeffboat workers are back on the job at the barge builder's southern Indiana manufacturing plant.
Supplier of auto parts and assembly line services reported a first-quarter $200,000 net loss, dragged down by impact of General Motors cancelling its contracts.