ARTICLES RELATING TO RESEARCH

Herb derivative could work against Ebola

2015-02-27 10:25

A small molecule derived from an Asian herb may help stop Ebola infection by preventing the virus from entering the cells of the body, researchers say.

Epigenome decoded

2015-02-18 15:46

Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular switches that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells.

Strongest known material: Spider silk or limpet teeth?

2015-02-18 09:05

Spider silk may lose its claim as the strongest known natural material after researchers found that limpet teeth have more mettle.

Scientists alarmed at short-term eroding gases

2015-02-17 15:51

Environmental scientists have raised concern at rising levels of gases that attack Earth's protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key UN treaty.

Mystery of snake venom unravelled

2015-02-10 16:47

Scientists have unraveled the mystery of how the Costa Rican coral snake's venom causes seizures in its victims, a finding that could boost research into schizophrenia, epilepsy and chronic pain.

Ebola vaccines trial starts

2015-02-02 19:24

The Ebola vaccines trial has started in Liberia in a partnership between the Liberian and US governments.

Prehistoric skull sheds light on early human history

2015-01-29 12:07

A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world.

Scientists create genetic firewall

2015-01-21 22:24

A firewall means any GMOs that escapes a lab, manufacturing facility, or agricultural field will die.

Men's mating preferences not hard wired

2015-01-14 21:07

From scientific studies to sitcoms, society portrays men as wired to prefer sexual flings and spurn commitment, and evolution wanted it that way.

Eucalyptus study could be the key to koala survival

2015-01-12 12:29

Studying eucalyptus leaves could hold the key to understanding why the existence of the iconic koala is under threat and also help secure its future, says a Danish-based researcher.

 

Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

2015-02-26 12:06

Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.

Sepios the robot cuttlefish takes to the sea

2015-02-18 10:38

Sepios, a four-finned, omnidirectional robot built by undergraduate students at ETH Zurich, could inspire a new generation of eco-friendly, aquatic androids.

Electric fans help in extreme heat, humidity

2015-02-17 23:02

Electric fans can help keep core body temperatures and heart rates from going up in extreme heat and humidity.

Obesity DNA found

2015-02-11 22:57

The largest-ever DNA probe into obesity has thrown up scores of clues for the inherited factors behind a worsening health problem.

IBM to launch Joburg inner-city research lab

2015-02-06 13:15

The computing company plans open its first research lab in South Africa in April 2015 and is committing R700m to technology research in the country.

Zuma congratulates Karim on AU award

2015-01-31 21:14

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Professor Salim Abdool Karim for receiving a science award from the African Union, the presidency says.>

Astronomers find oldest known star

2015-01-28 08:33

International astronomers say they have discovered the oldest known star in a distant galaxy encircled by five Earth-sized planets, signalling that planets formed throughout the history of the universe.

More crocs swim near people than realised

2015-01-21 13:09

More large saltwater crocodiles swim unseen closer to humans than previously thought, a new Australian study says.

Most UK Jews feel they have no future in Europe - poll

2015-01-14 13:33

A quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long-term future in Europe, according to a survey.

Wearable sensors gather lots of data - now to make it useful

2015-01-11 20:19

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?

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