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Bacteria have been popping up with the ability to resist our drugs for decades. Now, 30,000-year-old soil shows that they’ve have the genes for resistance long before we were a problem for them.
August 31, 2011, 2:20 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
With significant rainfall comes significant runoff, carrying with it pesticides, sewage and oil. And it also disturbs sediment.
August 30, 2011, 3:15 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
New iPhone app Nexercise offers you the chance to win free stuff for as little as 15 minutes of any physical activity. Is this the type of incentive we need for healthier habits?
August 30, 2011, 10:04 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
A study on heart surgeons hints that regular exposure to low-dose radiation has prompted cellular changes that may protect our bodies from harm.
August 26, 2011, 8:34 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Can laughter change lives? The Lookingglass Theatre Company likes to think so. A special collaboration between the group and researchers at Northwestern hope that improv sessions can improve...
August 26, 2011, 5:55 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Indianapolis and Nashville have become the hubs for life sciences and companies that create medical devices and patient-care systems, respectively. A look at what makes a spot hot.
August 25, 2011, 11:55 AM PDT | By Janet Fang
Thanks to a technique called reverse electrowetting, one day you can completely charge your cellphone with a 2-hour stroll.
August 24, 2011, 3:47 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
A computer program that acts as a drug+disease matchmaker can predict how drugs intended for one disease might actually be used to treat another, such as lung cancer and Crohn’s disease.
August 23, 2011, 3:28 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Looking for a new job? Maybe a swank new apartment? If you’re looking to make a change, research from Psychological Science shows that that the older you are, the better you get at making...
August 23, 2011, 2:13 PM PDT | By Stacy Lipson
Two German shepherds, a Lab and an Aussie shepherd smell 220 people’s breaths. And they identified lung cancer reliably, despite tobacco smoke and food smells.
August 22, 2011, 10:29 PM PDT | By Janet Fang