Technology could help reduce exploitation of traditional weavers in Malaysia

New smartphone apps and greater use of social media could help reduce the exploitation of traditional weavers in poor rural regions of Malaysia, new research suggests Credit: Universiti Teknologi MARA

Intracellular parasitism, the driving force of evolution of Legionella pneumophila and the genus Legionella

1. Ochiai K, Yamanaka T, Kimura K, Sawada O. Inheritance of drug resistance (and its transfer) between Shigella strains and between Shigella and E. coli strains. Hihon Iji Shimpor (in Japanese). 1959:34. 2. Boto L. Horizontal gene...

Cooperation among fishers can improve fish stock in coral reefs

Credit: Tim McClanahan, Wildlife Conservation Society Cooperation within a group of people is key to many successful endeavors, including scientific ones. According to a study published in...

Scientists found a way to analyse the breathing of sleeping people without any wires

Hopefully, you will never need this technology, but may people do. People in hospitals are hooked up to devices that monitor their vital signs. This way doctors are able to accurately assess patient’s condition....

New two-tier method can enable early-stage detection of Alzheimer’s

Using current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have formed in the brain. At this point, therapy seems no longer possible. However, the...

Drug Mopping Up Bacterial Toxins Shows Potential to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance in Phase I

An antibiotic-enhancing drug developed by the Swiss biotech Combioxin to tackle antibiotic resistance showed promising effects in a phase I trial. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem around the world, causing common infections such as...

This Biotech Makes Self-Healing Concrete Using Bacteria

Imagine walls and buildings that heal themselves just like your skin does. The Dutch biotech Green Basilisk is making this idea a reality by embedding special limestone-producing bacteria into concrete. Mission: To make concrete that...

New research offers insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis

Researchers at the University of Bristol have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain. The brain contains about 100...

Plant Cells Eat Their Own … Membranes and Oil Droplets

Study IDs dual role for “autophagy”—a.k.a. “self-eating”—in building and breaking down plant oils. Manipulating the process could drive up oil accumulation in bioenergy crops. Changcheng Xu (rear, left), Linhui Yu, and Jilian Fan (seated) with...

UTSA students develop green power generator and could save thousands to industries

Innovation awarded 100K in university’s CITE annual competition The University of Texas at San Antonio helps incubates startups, here are some members of the enVault team who built a green power generator.

Stay connected

43,914FollowersFollow
14,200SubscribersSubscribe

Recent posts

Random article