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Tiny Microscope Fits on Your Fingertip

Researchers have developed a "microscopic microscope" - a microscope that's small enough to fit inside a cell phone yet that still delivers top-quality magnifying power.

 

Bone Density May Help Determine Risk of Breast Cancer

A woman’s bone mineral density may be helpful in determining the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Dinosaur Eel Inspires Bullet-Proof Armor

MIT researchers are investigating how a primitive fish uses its scaly exoskeleton to protect itself from the sharp teeth of its predators. The scientists' goal is to develop a better kind of armor for soldiers to similarly protect them from bullets, shrapnel, and bombs.

Wearable Kidney Could Help Millions of People

Two researchers at UCLA have designed a peritoneal, wearable kidney that could replace the failing organs of a patient.

Low-Calorie Wheat to Tackle Obesity

In an effort to help people maintain healthy weights and still enjoy good food, scientists have created a genetically modified form of wheat that has fewer calories compared with other varieties.

 


Lightning-Fast Vision Protein Named After Pikachu

Pikachu of Pokemon fame, known for his lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects, has inspired the name of a new vision protein discovered by a group of Japanese researchers. See, nerds really do have a sense of humor!

Licking Your Wounds May Help Them Heal Faster

Scientists have discovered a compound found in human saliva that can heal wounds quickly.

Viagra May Now Be Used To Help Women

Viagra has been used to help many men with sexual dysfunction problems, but now a study has shown that it may be useful to women that experience sexual problems while taking antidepressants.

Tobacco Plant Could Be Used To Fight Cancer

Scientists at Stanford University are trying to grow a new cancer vaccine and are looking to use the plant that has caused millions of people to develop cancer.

Bees Battle Crows in the Skies Over Tokyo

Tokyo is plagued by crows. Not crowds (well, that's debatable) and definitely not cows, but crows. Noisy, aggressive flocks of crows have become such a huge problem that Tokyo city authorities have turned to nature in a desperate effort to combat the ravenous ravens – thousands of stinging bees!