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Do You Really Need Underarm Deodorant?

There's a genetic mutation that keeps certain persons from having smelly underarms and sticky ear wax. The question, to a group of scientists from the University of Bristol in Great Britain, was whether persons with no underarm odor used deodorant anyway.  The results of their study of 17,000 individuals are published in the advance online edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Biomimicry In Fashion: Bird Skull Shoe Design

So many many man-made creations have been inspired by nature, animal physiology in particular.  But fashion... Biomimicry even goes beyond the fashionable animal prints we find printed on so many fabrics these days.  Here, for example, is a Bird Skull Shoe, and I don't need to tell you what inspired it.

Stealth Wear: The Anti-Drone Hoodie For The Paranoid Fashionista

We may be living in a world of high tech espionage, but New York artist Adam Harvey is creating a line of clothing called Stealth Wear that will allow individuals to remain invisible. It is the sort of breakthrough that will have paranoid people around the globe turning in their tin foil hats for fashion-forward hoodies and scarfs.  Harvey's earliest creations are on display all this month at Primitive, a trendy West London boutique.

Hedgehog Robot May Bounce on Martian Moon

A self guiding digital hedgehog robot may be bouncing around a martian moon in the near future.

NIH Scientists Identify Molecule That Restores Memory In Mice With Alzheimer's

This year is starting off with the publication of several promising research studies in biomedicine and reports on big advances in neuroscience, particularly Alzheimer's disease and other neurological causes of memory loss. This news includes a paper from a National Institutues of Health (NIH), published in the January 2013 FASEB Journal reporting on a peptide, TFP5, that when administered to mice with the equivalent of human Alzheimer's disease, successfully reversed their symptoms of memory loss.

Have Researchers Discovered The Fountain Of Thin?

A scientific breakthrough, something obese and overweight people have only dreamed about, has been made at the University of Florida's (UF) Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Institute, where Dr. Stephen Hsu and his research team have identified a 'fat gene' called TRIP-Br2.  When the team controlled the expression of this gene in mice, the mice were unable to gain weight, no matter how much they ate. 

Bridgitte Bardot Will Repatriate To Russia If French Kill 2 Elephants With TB

.... Iconic French sex symbol, actress Brigitte Bardot, threatens to follow in Gerard Depardieu's footsteps if two 42-year-old circus elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis are euthanized.

Christmas Tree Needles Have Natural Antibacterial Properties

Scientists often struggle to come up with artificial means to accomplish medical goals, when all the while nature has the answer.  Such an answer has been found in the Douglas Fir, Pseudotsuga menzietii, which not only happens to form an ideal shape for a Christmas tree, but also holds a very important biological agent in its needles - a natural antimicrobial.  

Special MRI Correctly Diagnoses Alzheimer's Without Spinal Tap

Nothing induces quite as much fear in a patient as the words 'spinal tap' or 'lumbar puncture,' a test used to resolve diagnosis in many neurological diseases. One disease that can be absolutely diagnosed by lumbar puncture is Alzheimer's disease, and the test is currently used to distinguish it from other neurological diseases, such as Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), that commonly appear with consequent dementia. But a new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) model that distinguishes the two diseases may prove critical to the success of future focused treatment...

Domestic Violence Seen As Factor In Several Mental Illnesses

While there is much evidence that child victims of domestic violence experience psychological trauma that may lead to mental illness, a just-published study looks at the prevalence of domestic violence in the lives of adult men and women with mental illnesses....