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Spanish tech firm ayes space balloons for passenger flights

SHAFAQNA- After a string of high-profile setbacks for rocket programmes aimed at one day flying paying customers into space, a...

Genetic cause of shift work fatigue was found by...

SHAFAQNA- Some people adapt easily to shift work, but not everyone can handle constant disruptions to their daily rhythm. Finnish...

Multicolor electron microscopy images revealed for first time

SHAFAQNA- The best microscope we have for peering inside of a cell can now produce color images. University of California,...

Astronomers find that Titan is full of steep, liquid-filled...

SHAFAQNA- An international team of researchers has found that Saturn’s largest moon Titan has deep canyons filled with liquid hydrocarbons,...

The Toxic Science of Flu Vaccines

SHAFAQNA- Joshua Hadfield was a normal, healthy developing child as a toddler. In the midst of the 2010 H1N1...

Searching the Human Immune System for Clues to Cancer

SHAFAQNA- After a young man with acute leukemia was treated successfully with traditional chemotherapy, he found himself facing a tough...

LUNG CANCER: Anti-PD-1 therapy in the frontline

SHAFAQNA- Successes with the anti-PD-1 antibodies pembrolizumab and nivolumab in the second-line treatment of advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have...

Coffee Cups and Lids are compostable in New Zealand

SHAFAQNA- The Packaging Forum says that contrary to recent media stories, a New Zealand study conducted in 2015 estimated that...

Cancer / Oncology Immune System / Vaccines Cancer hijacks...

SHAFAQNA- Our immune system is our first line of defense against nasty pathogens and, thanks to some remarkable biological weapons,...

Scientists say they’ve identified the physical source of depression...

SHAFAQNA- The region of the brain that serves as the physical source of feelings of depression has been identified, with...

Some Foods Can Trigger Migraines

SHAFAQNA- People who suffer from migraines often say that eating certain foods triggers their headaches, but a new study suggests...

Artificial eggs grown in science lab create living mice

SHAFAQNA- Scientists have created artificial animal eggs in a laboratory to develop living mice in what is being hailed as...

VIsiting astronomer talks telescopes, universe

SHAFAQNA- On Monday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Craig Nance, Superintendent of McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas, will be...

Scientists have identified a virus with DNA stolen from...

SHAFAQNA- A recent effort to sequence the genome of an unusual virus has led to a bizarre discovery: one-third of...

TOP SCIENCE STORIES THIS WEEK

SHAFAQNA- Pioneers from different disciplines have been awarded with the prestigious Nobel Prize for their inventions and achievements last week....

Ben Stiller’s Prostate Cancer: Do All Guys Need a...

SHAFAQNA- Actor Ben Stiller is crediting a prostate cancer screening test for saving his life, revealing today that he was...

Technology on the Metro: Dubai Begins Using 3D Printing...

SHAFAQNA- There’s been a lot of talk about Dubai in the 3D printing world lately – in fact, that’s an...

UC Berkeley, UCLA, CU Boulder scientists collaborate to improve...

SHAFAQNA- UC Berkeley researchers are collaborating with scientists from UCLA, University of Colorado at Boulder and other institutions to arrive...
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Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries

SHAFAQNA- Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries By Jessica Boddy If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D...

Roller Coaster Helps People Pass Kidney Stones; Study

SHAFAQNA- Doctors may have found an unconventional way to get rid of painful kidney stones — but it will cost...

VR technology may soon replace conference calls

SHAFAQNA- As technology continues its rapid advance, tech companies will have to come up with newer, better ways to streamline day-to-day...

Biomarkers of cognitive impairment found in HIV patients: Study

SHAFAQNA- Using reliable biomarkers, researchers have found a unique epigenetic footprint which offers them insight into how cognitive impairment in...

Body clock gene may help lethal spread of breast...

SHAFAQNA- By Linda Geddes Can the body’s circadian rhythms influence cancer? Shift workers are more prone to cancer, and now a...

Using sticky nanoparticles for cancer treatment

SHAFAQNA- Sticky nanoparticles that deliver drugs precisely to their targets—and then stay there—could play a crucial role in fighting...

Researchers Identify New Mechanism Controlling Brain Development

SHAFAQNA- Scientists have found that developing nerve cells are able to ‘feel’ their environment as they grow, helping them form...

Your tears are as unique (and beautiful) as snowflakes

SHAFAQNA- Do you know what your tears look like at a microscopic level? Dutch artist Maurice Mikkers does, and he's...

Tuberculosis can bequickly detected in developing countries

SHAFAQNA- Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the biggest scourges there is among infectious diseases, killing nearly 2 million people...

The world’s first soft-bodied robot is called ” Octopuses...

SHAFAQNA- Octopuses are notorious escape artists, able to squeeze and squish themselves into and around nearly any obstacle they...

Abnormal increase in hippocampal activity impairs memory and attention

SHAFAQNA- Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most...

Cancer drug extracted from rainforest berries ‘destroys woman’s tumour’...

SHAFAQNA- An experimental cancer treatment based on rainforest berries has been successfully shown to destroy tumours in a matter of...

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