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Mice and humans given doses of sweetener showed signs of glucose intolerance.
The virus was thought to be rare but recently has become more widespread.
By getting plants to photosynthesize the way bacteria do, we can make them grow faster.
MIT researchers think spacesuits should be made of skin-hugging metal coils.
Dentists are warning that the beads could lead to gum disease.
There’s more variation in human facial traits than there is for other body traits, a new study says.
Economic losses could grow 8 fold; Doctors Without Borders reports its first infected foreign worker.
Engines from the aerospace firm founded by Jeff Bezos might one day propel NASA astronauts.
Michael Osterholm’s New York Times op-ed about airborne Ebola has drawn criticism. Why did he want to speak out?
Amazon founder’s Blue Origin signed a deal to put the vroom vroom in national security space launches.
Can a simple urine test take the place of the dreaded pap smear when screening women for cervical cancer?
3,300 years after burial, her ‘do is still in place.
Ruth Atkins, a 48-year old former nurse, was the first of 60 volunteers in Britain to receive the experimental vaccine.
Researchers say they’ve shown that chimps evolved to use violence against each other.
This galaxy is bursting with a black hole, and there could be others like it.
In studies with mice, scientists have found that saccharin, aspartame and sucralose cause significant changes to the microorganisms in the gut, causing the body to develop an intolerance to glucose — a condition that can lead to diabetes.
Inspired by the bumps of a shark’s skin, Sharklet keeps dangerous microbes away.
In some cases, researchers found evidence of 10 to 15 viruses lurking in otherwise healthy subjects.
As Obama calls on others to act, critical questions remain about effectiveness of U.S. strategy.
Officials, lawmakers and staffers from both parties gleefully compete over the number of steps they walk daily.
The majority of Americans have abdominal obesity
President Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa, where, a Liberian official says, “We are at war with an enemy that we don’t see.“
The contract represents a significant shift for NASA, which has long owned and operated its own rockets. Now NASA’s astronauts would essentially rent space on vehicles provided by Boeing and SpaceX.
The trial will evaluate whether the vaccine is safe in humans.
London’s morning fog creates scenes of natural beauty as water condenses on spider webs.
The future of camouflage is probably pretty fishy.
A few lizards that run fastest when their body temperatures are high will survive climate change, a study says.
The image was intended to send a strong message: Brantly is completely free of the virus -- and Ebola survivors are safe.
Ron Minor, himself a transplant recipient, has made a documentary to warn others to protect themselves.
This policy was a key reason some antiabortion Democrats agreed to sign on to the law when it was passed by Congress in 2010.
NASA goes with Boeing and SpaceX and Blue Origin (Bezos) gets a piece of the action
An audit of NASA’s Near Earth Object spotting comes up short.
In a new study, baldness in the front and crown of the head were linked to a higher likelihood of developing aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
The White House will announce new steps to phase out a widely used coolant said to be spurring climate change.
The toll has doubled in the past month, according the World Health Organization. There are nearly 5,000 Ebola cases and at least 2,461 deaths.
The octopus-inspired robot, made using 3-D printed molds, moves by inflating and deflating its segments.
More formidable than a giant squid, the colossal is rarely found intact.
President Obama plans announcement Tuesday as up to 3,000 personnel are headed to West Africa.
The device can be used to cleanse the blood of at least 90 different pathogens, including Ebola, HIV and E. coli.
Some residents of West Africa are frightened by the protective suits worn by health workers aiding victims of the Ebola virus, but for those workers, personal protective equipment and strict disinfection procedures offer critical protection from the deadly disease, which is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids.
Federal health officials say those who lose coverage can reapply to regain coverage, if eligible.
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