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An Israeli company named Betalin Therapeutics has developed a bio-artificial pancreas that it says can replace the functions of the human pancreas and cure patients who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes and are insulin-dependent.

Published in Health
The new element temporarily called ununbium (Uub) was first created in 1996 in Germany. As the highest numbered element to be recognized, its discoverers have named it after Nicolaus Copernicus: copernicium.

Published in Energy
A scientist in favor of banning a chemical was taken off an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  chemical safety board, while others in the chemical industry, in favor of not banning similar chemicals, remain on similar boards.           
Published in UNI-verse
You can submit your science questions and vote for your favorite science questions to ask the presidential candidates, both Republican and Democratic, at Politico.com.       
Published in UNI-verse
Tuesday, 08 January 2008 21:54

Should physicians participate in executions?

A three-drug lethal injection used in the execution of death-row inmates is at the center of a debate concerning the Baze v. Rees case. A group of physicians speak out concerning the role of the medical community and executions.                          
Published in Health
The citizens of the United States are in the midst of its election of a new president in 2008. Their responses to the topics of space, science, and education say much about their campaigns and how they will direct the country.        
Published in UNI-verse
Monday, 10 December 2007 19:20

Blueberry Punch: good juice for prostate care

The mixture is made with blueberry juice, tarragon, turmeric, raspberry, citrus peel oil, and olive leaf extract, and Australian scientists at the University of Sydney state it is an effective mixture to ward off prostate cancer.           
Published in Health
Thursday, 06 December 2007 19:34

Artificial food additives: Why continue to eat them?

Food is often-times chocked full of artificial food additives, such as food colorings and preservatives. They add to the shelf live of such foods and make the foods look pretty but many have been scientifically studied to be detrimental to human health.         
Published in UNI-verse
Harvard University and Penn State researchers have developed a new technology that is an accelerated process to help nature clean the atmosphere.       
Published in Climate
According to Stanford University researchers, a new blood test can differentiate between the blood of people who will get Alzheimer’s disease in the future and those who will not.       
Published in Health
Thursday, 18 October 2007 05:58

Sugars, not proteins, gives structure to bones

According to British and German researchers, the structure of human bones is different than once thought. The primary growth mechanism for bones and the way to keep bones healthy is with sugars, not proteins.        
Published in Health
The Nobel Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, that Gerhard Ertl of Germany will be awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces"—specifically for helping to understand Earth’s ozone layer.             
Published in Climate
According to a Saturday, October 6, 2007 article in the British newspaper ‘The Guardian,’ American scientist Craig Venter has made a synthetic chromosome and will announce his discovery within a few weeks. A spokesperson for Venter does not confirm the story.          
Published in Energy
Sodium benzoate and other food preservatives and colorings have been linked with hyperactivity in children. Although such ingredients have been thought in the past to produce adverse behavior in children, this study is considered the first scientific evidence of its kind.        
Published in Health
Saturday, 08 September 2007 15:23

IBM's atomic art on display

IBM scientists in 1990 famously wrote the letters of the company name by very carefully arranging single atoms. Now an online gallery of such atomic images has been opened for our wonder and delight.

Published in A Meaningful Look
New York City begins its ban of artificial trans fats in fried foods on Sunday, July 1, 2007. Already 83% of restaurants are reporting the switch, but to what?

Published in Health
University of California-San Diego chemist and biologist Stanley Lloyd Miller died May 20, 2007 of heart failure in a hospital in National City, California. Miller is famous for his pioneering experiment that first demonstrated organic molecules could be artificially generated in a laboratory.      
Published in Biology
Diacetyl gives popcorn a buttery taste. The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has indicated that diacetyl may be hazardous to human health when used in popcorn that contains artificial butter flavoring, such as microwaveable popcorn.

Published in Health
The Chocolate Manufacturers Association is trying to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that cocoa in chocolate can be substituted with artificial sweeteners, milk substitutes, and hydrogenated and trans fats.                  
Published in UNI-verse
For thirteen days, from April 5-18, 2007, Australian marine biologist Lloyd Godson lived in the world’s first self-sufficient, self-sustaining underwater habitat using a plant-based life support system.
Published in Space
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