(Massachusetts General Hospital) The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma.
Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that orients hundreds of fruit fly embryos to prepare them for research. The device could facilitate the study of such issues as how organisms develop their complex structures from single cells.
Georgia Tech Regents professor Mark Borodovsky led efforts in identifying protein-coding genes in the newly sequenced woodland strawberry genome. The development is expected to yield tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vial: Recall due to Particulates in ProductDecember 24, 2010 1:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24, 2010 /- During ICMS (International Cellular Medicine Society www.cellmedicinesociety.org ) Annual International Congress on Regenerative and Cell Based Medicine Conference held on November 12, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, it was announced that a patient with...
This Christmas marks the 200th birthday of Lorenzo Langstroth, the "Father of American Beekeeping." May Berenbaum discusses Langstroth's life and his beekeeping inventions, and Tom Seeley talks about the collective decision-making of honeybees, the subject of Seeley's new book, Honeybee Democracy.
On New Year's Eve in 1999, many people were celebrating the arrival of the year 2000. Some computer experts, however, were on alert, hoping that work reprogramming computers to deal with a date change bug would pay off. Science Friday opens the archives for a look back at worry over Y2K.
Have you ever been Plutoed (demoted)? Is your inbox clogged with "bacn" (spam by personal request)? Are you a lifehacker (master at optimizing everyday routines)? Jonathon Keats, artist and author of Virtual Words, explains how science and technology influence language, and vice versa.
Every year, volunteers throughout the Americas grab their notepads and binoculars to take an inventory of local birds for the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Greg Butcher, Audubon's director of bird conservation, talks about this year's tallies and species to look for.
From Darwin's theory of evolution to the invention of YouTube, what factors play a role in innovation? Is there such a thing as an idea whose time has come? Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, talks about great conceptual advances and how to foster creativity.
A perennial holiday dilemma: Will alcohol kill bacteria like salmonella in homemade eggnog? Microbiologists Vincent Fischetti and Raymond Schuch, from The Rockefeller University, ran an experiment in the lab to see whether salmonella can survive in a vat of spiked eggnog.
Analysts forecast that the revenues of Taiwan?s San Chih Semiconductor Co Ltd from sapphire ingot production will exceed those from semiconductor wafers (silicon) in first-half 2011, reports Digitimes.
Honda Motor Co Ltd disclosed the details of the electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) that it will start testing in Japan.
Active Power announced the general availability of the new G-Series line of its flywheel based CleanSource UPS (uninterruptible power supply) system.