Warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice

People around the world consume rice in their daily diets. But in addition to its nutrient and caloric content, rice can contain small amounts of…

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A week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing in adult mice

Scientists have known that depriving adult mice of vision can increase the sensitivity of individual neurons in the part of the brain devoted to hearing….

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Siting cell towers needs careful planning

No one can overengineer like an engineer. So introducing a little more caution into an existing engineering process is nothing much to ruffle feathers. A…

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Highly sensitive epigenomic technology combats disease

Much remains unknown about diseases and the way our bodies respond to them, in part because the human genome is the complete DNA assembly that…

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Transition to exhaustion: Clues for cancer immunotherapy

Research on immune cells “exhausted” by chronic viral infection provides clues on how to refine cancer immunotherapy. The results are scheduled for publication in Immunity….

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Making higher-energy light to fight cancer

Materials scientists at the University of California, Riverside and The University of Texas at Austin have demonstrated that it is possible to achieve photon up-conversion,…

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New treatment for brain tumors uses electrospun fiber

A novel engineering process can deliver a safe and effective dose of medicine for brain tumors without exposing patients to toxic side effects from traditional…

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Face mask can help combat mild cases of sleep condition

A night time face mask can improve energy levels and vitality in people who suffer from the condition sleep apnea, which is associated with snoring…

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