Tag Archives: Branches of biology

23Oct/17

Broken heart syndrome explained

A new study details the case of a Texan woman who was left hospitalized with broken heart syndrome after the death of her dog. Continue reading

25Sep/17

Our sleep patterns inherited from hunter-gatherers, says study

A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

15Aug/17

Blue light from electronic devices has negative impact on sleep, study says

Looking at digital devices at night could be ruining our sleep, according to the authors of a new study. Continue reading

14Aug/17

Study claims shooter games can harm the brain

A new study by the University of Montreal has found that different types of games can impact the human brain both positively and negatively. Continue reading

06Jul/17

Hackers may be able to predict passwords through brainwaves, according to study

A new study shows hackers could learn your passwords by using algorithms to learn the patterns of brainwaves through the use of EEG headsets. Continue reading

13Mar/17

Artificial human life could soon be grown from lab

UK (Next Media) – UK scientists have successfully grown a mouse embryo in the lab using only stem cells, which indicates this procedure could be eventually applied to growing artificial human embryos.
Continue reading

13Feb/17

Hormone injection sparks love and sex regions in brain

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, researchers discover the hormone kisspeptin can enhance activity in brain regions associated with sexual arousal and romantic love. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

08Feb/17

Electronic nose sniffs out diseases on a patient’s breath

A “NaNose” device which can diagnose 17 diseases, including cancer and Parkinson’s, based on ‘smelling’ a patient’s breath paves the way for quick, non invasive and affordable early detection according to its Israeli developers. Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

19Dec/16

The search for medicinal agents in NYC dirt

The dirt of New York City parks may seem an unlikely way to benefit modern medicine, but scientists in an Upper East Side university lab in Manhattan say they found genes from the dirt’s bacteria that could lead to use in antibiotics and anti-cancer treatments.

Continue reading

19Dec/16

Artificial skin harnessed from algae

A university professor in Chile has developed a green-coloured artificial skin from algae that can breathe.

Continue reading